Film-maker Martin and visual-artist Marieken spent years searching Europe for a place they could transform into the kind of bolthole they’d want to holiday: a place of simple luxuries. Eventually, they came upon 2-hectares in Uckermark: a crumbling former vicarage from the 1870s with a barn, stable buildings and a beautiful old garden. They spent years transforming it, and the result is a breath-taking collection of unique hideouts, each completely private and completely different.
Your connection to nature is key here, and cabins overlook meadows while loft apartments are surrounded by orchards. The farm shop is packed full of produce grown on-site, and you can go and pick your own veggies. You’re in the Uckermark, meaning adventurous hikes, bike rides and wild-swims are all on your doorstep. This is the perfect retreat for those seeking to disconnect from devices, and reconnect with oneself.
Introducing Martin and Marieken!
“This is the kind of back-to-basics countryside holiday we always looked for, but rarely found. You can rediscover the simplicity of life with the added luxury of enjoying it in comfort.”
“Spending evenings here is a treat. Curl up by one of the fireplaces dotted throughout the gardens, and then - after visiting our sauna - you can enjoy the stars from the hot tub.”
Martin and Marieken’s insider tips:
The Old Vicarage is located in Rutenberg, Brandenburg, amongst 2 hectares of land at the edge of the Uckermark Lakes Nature Park.
It’s a 1hour-40 minute drive from Berlin, and you can park on-site.
Getting here by train is a breeze. Head to Fürstenberg (Havel) station, and jump on the bus to Lychen, from here, you can get picked up! Lifts from the train station are also possible on request.