The side house of Papenwohld is freshly renovated and provides perfect condition for a relaxing get away in nature. The romantic, sun flooded house offers diverse use from individuals to large creative groups.
The original farm of Papenwohld was built in 1864 and is located right at the edge of the nature park Hüttenerberge. It offers an idyllic atmosphere to relax or work in the middle of nature, surrounded only by green fields and forests. Officially part of the tiny village Klein Wittensee, it lays right in between the surrounding villages, with the next neighbours 1/2 miles down the road. There are beautiful lakes nearby, that are only minutes away by bike. There are only a few cars passing by during the day, and it is pretty much silence at night. But the highway A7 is less then 10 minutes by car and the Baltic Sea beach in Eckernförde is less then 7 miles away.
So it is not just a retreat "at the end of the road” - in the middle of nature, but it's also a great base for trips to discover Northern Germany.
The apartments were designed and build with a lot of love and care. This is not a typical vacation home, this is my home when I am in Germany. I hope, that my guest will care for it like they care for their own home.
DAS ALTENTEIL- The ‘old-parts’
Was originally the living space for the farms older generation. It has a separate entrance and is the most luxurious part of the house. It was completely remodelled in 2014 and furnished with a lot of love. There are actually quite a few old pieces of furniture that make the charm of the apartment.
1 - 4 people sleep comfortably in the sunlight flooded space.
Pets are only possible in special circumstances and after individual communication.
Rooms and features:
- central heat
- cosy living room with a king size sleep couch including a temper medic mattress, TV, stereo with a record player and an adapter for phones and tablets etc.
- double bedroom with vintage dresser, rocket chair and chest
- handmade kitchen with all needed features like oven, stove, dishwasher, fridge with freezer, tools to make good coffee and so on.
- handicap friendly apartment
- private porch
- long term guests welcome
THE STUDIO, is located on the second floor and is basically one big open room with tons of daylight. A full kitchen and a kind of funny little private bathroom. Even thou I can stand up straight in the shower with 6.3’ even much shorter people can’t stand straight in the tiny room itself. But still you can do what you need to do and to be honest, the magical atmosphere of the studio totally makes up for it in my humble opinion.
If there are no guests and I am here I use the studio to work on my projects.
Rooms and features:
- king size bed
- 2x small beds
- extra mattresses
- central heat and a fireplace
- private bathroom
- a hand built kitchen with all needed features like oven, stove, dishwasher, fridge with freezer, tools to make good coffee and enough silverware and dishes to cook and dine with big groups.
- use of my instruments and gear is possible
- long term guests are welcome
THE HORSE STABLE - the 2nd bedroom, is
definitely the most rustic space of the house and sometimes you can even watch the horses from the windows.
There is only a wood fireplace to heat the room, but there is always enough firewood for you to use to keep you warm and cosy even in the coldest nights. Special features like the bench with a window to the hallway and a hidden tiny staircase add to the atmosphere.
Room and features:
- 3x queen size beds
- cosy sheepskin pillows
- additional shared bathroom
If you have couples in your group or don't mind sharing queen and king size beds you can sleep up to 16 people comfortably. There are also several additional mattresses available
Even thou there is always something happening on the farm, the layout of the ground allows our guest to keep their privacy. Behind the house is a whole other separate private garden with lots of space to chill and move around. There is a pear tree, a couple of apple trees, lots of berries in the right season, a little herb garden, a barbeque and fireplaces.
Diele - The Hallway
Rooms and features:
- antique couch and seats
- big open fireplace
- a big dining table for up to 20 people
- lots of books and games
- an old upright piano and some percussion instruments
- stereo sound system
I work freelance in music and art. I was born in Klein Wittensee on my family’s farm but I live between LA, NYC and Papenwohld. This place is not just my home, it is also one of the most beautiful, inspiring and magical places that I had the pleasure of experiencing.
No matter where I am I will always be reachable for any questions you might have. When I am spending time in Papenwohld I am sleeping in the gardenroom or I am working in the studio if the situation allows me to. I am very interested in any positiv and respectful interaction with any guest that wishes so.
If I am not around my parents whose live in the main house next door are always there to answer any questions or fulfill any special needs, if possible.
Please be aware that some of the rooms don't have central heat and can only be heated by the fireplaces. There is always enough wood for you to keep the fires burning. But that fact gives part of the house a rustic adventure feel.
We also provide enough slippers for our guest to keep your feet warm.
The farm is not active anymore but my mum keeps a few horses next door, so sometimes there is a light horse sense in the air. There is also our very friendly dog Pepe, who lives with my parents in the main house of the farm, as well as a few cats that live in the haybarn.
The apartment was designed and build with a lot of love and care. This is not a typical vacation home, this is my home when I am in Germany. I hope, that my guest will care for it like they care for their own home.