Info about the house

The house is detached and has a floor area of more than 180m2 and a large private, and securely fenced, garden for your sole use. It is positioned about 600m above sea level, perched on some hills above a lake, and is made in the tradional Polish style using large beams of wood.

Some comments from previous visitors include:

"Well that was a wonderful stay in your house - bloody marvellous! Really beautiful house, garden, fruit, walks, mountains everything really! Another thing, is we were really quite taken with the area, it's proximity to the lake and the mountains - as we love swimming in summer and sliding in winter - we saw a couple of plots for sale and were just wondering about prices etc..."

"We had an absolutely fantastic holiday! Thank you so much! What a beautiful country. Had lots of days out and evenings in - great."

"Just to pass on the families thoughts of the trip - They loved it !!! They raved about the house/area and we will all get out there together another time."

"We had a really nice time at the house. It was absolutely perfect, beautiful house, lovely surroundings and we had perfect weather. Once again thanks for the lovely time and if you'll allow us we'll love to stay another time!"

At night, the house sometimes creaks and clicks - and it feels a bit like sleeping in a living, breathing, creature. Being in the soul of wood!

The house has three bedrooms: one has a double bed, one has a double bed and a double sofa bed and the third has two single beds. All the rooms have great views and one has a balcony which is nice for having a long, slow coffee while you watch the morning mist clearing over the lake and castle. Anywhere between one and six people (adults and kids) can stay at the house very comfortably - although there are also double sofa beds in the front room and kitchen if you have extra people (the house can sleep up to 10 if have two people sleeping on each of the sofa beds too)

There is a large balcony area outside next to the front room, which is great for barbeques. And a super garden, with a swing (suitable for kids and for slightly drunk adults). We also keep some garden games in the garage, which you are welcome to use. The garden is also great for star-gazing at night: we saw lots of shooting star last summer. There's a vegetable patch and lots of fruit trees, which you can help yourself to if you see that something is ready to eat.

The is a small kitchen and a large dining area, with a large wooden table and benchs. The kitchen/dining area has a traditional Polish wood-burning cooking stove, a new electric oven (that has rings and an oven section), cupboards, a large fridge (with a small freezer compartment) and a large table for preparing food. 

The house is decked out in nice mountain-style furnishings. There is one main bathroom (with a bath and shower) downstairs, which has been recently refurbished to a very high standard, and a second toilet upstairs next to the main bedrooms. We provide all the bedding for your stay and towels. However, it is worth noting that we only get these cleaned after you have left - so you will need to be OK about using the same towels and bedding for the length of your stay and/or washing your own bedding and towels if you want them freshened up. There is a washing machine in the gararge, which you are welcome to use - we leave special 'eco-balls' near the machine, so there is no need to get washing powder.

The sewege goes to a septic pit in the garden and then into the ground - so we are careful about what we put down the toilet/sink (ie we try to keep it as eco as possible).

Board games and playing cards are kept in one of the cupboards in the front room. There is also a TV, DVD player and a small selection of DVD films in English and Polish.

Most UK mobile phones work in the house and area. There is full broadband internet access and wifi at the house, which is available for free. The internet access can easily be used by multiple teenagers at once!

There are child safety gates and a cot available (please tell us in advance if you need this). Overall the house is very child friendly/safe - although we always watch our toddler if he gets near the stairs or stove! 

Recommended reading/viewing to get you in the mood for a holiday at our house: 

Rose Petal Jam - Recipe and Stories from a Summer in Poland, by Beata Zatorska and Simon Target

The Polish Officer and The Spies of Warsaw, by Alan Furst

Janosik, The True Story, a Film (on DVD) by Agnieszka Holland. Boring film but lots of scenes in the local areas and in the local castles.


Fascinating fact: the straw flowers (in the photo above) are made, using a traditional process, by only one firm in Poland.