Lecą Żurawie - The Cranes Are Flying
This restored XIX century farmhouse sits in the middle of gorgeously green lands neighbouring the Five Lakes Valley and a unique herd of wild horses. If you are after a family friendly retreat that offers a complete break from reality and a perfect antidote to city life then look no further.
Take a lungful of country air whilst hiking in vast scenic spaces, indulge in a home-cooked meal made with finest local ingredients and at the end of the day crash in a comfy bed at one of the colourful bedrooms. This is Polish rural life at its best a little bit sleepy, rich in plentiful crop, breathtaking views and perfectly entertaining.
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Rooms: 5 Rates: Double rooms from160 zł including breakfast Check in: 14:30 Check out: 12:30 Facilities: Dining room, free parking, deck chairs, seasonal pop up pool, barbeque hut, bonfire pit, free bike hire
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All individually designed to suit a variety of needs, we like the "Konik Garbusek" ("The Little Humped Back Horse"). Upstairs with a balcony and a picturesque view it especially makes for a perfect family option.
Swimming gear, walking shoes, good reads and binoculars are all a must.
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Check the schedule for group retreats such as yoga, photography or painting - with herd of wild horses nearby and plenty of wild life around there is enough to get you inspired.
The hostess has some incredible cooking skills so be prepared for some fantastic home made affair, which makes full use of the vegetable garden and local produce. Meals are severed in rather pleasant interiors of the cozy dining room.
Breakfasts are an ample spread of eggs, sausages, local cheeses, pancakes and honey. The evening meals are served at 17:30 and a classic Polish homely affair which makes family dining a joy.
Is a small scale feel good centre for the big and small with coffee and cakes being served throughout the day and a beautifully designed jolly playground running like clockwork.
Children will have a first class stay with lots of playground fun, toys and pool time splashing, all set in the glorious countryside with plenty of room to run free. On the practical note the usual kid-friendly facilities are available including cots, high chairs, babysitting equipment, dining sets and a dedicated menu. Parental dream come true holiday!
The hosts will be happy to send out the detailed driving directions and the parking space is free and plentiful. The nearest railway stop is at Bialograd (38 km away) or buses will get you as far as Polczyn Zdroj (12 km away) and transfers can be organised.
Neighbouring the guesthouse are the unique herds of wild horses, each one counting more than a hundred.
The surrounding countryside favours outdoor activities from biking, hiking, sailing or fishing through to yoga and tai chi. Poles love to mushroom pick and the hosts will be delighted to give a brief training to stay safe from poisonous varieties. They happily organise kayaking, jeep safaris and give directions to local lakes and interesting walks. There is also a spa town of Polczyn Zdroj a short drive away and for anyone interested in the history of the communist Polish country lifestyle - a local museum is a must.