Urbanists tired of the city will find peace and relaxation in rural surroundings in the Old School Brandenburg in the northwest of Berlin. This former school dating back to 1920 on the outskirts of the small village of Sechzehneichen has been transformed into a holiday home – on a small budget but a wealth of ideas. Raw walls give the bedrooms in the attic an individual character. Instead of installing new bathrooms, the wall tiles have been painted over and the floor tiles have been given a concrete look with putty. The old stoves have been preserved and supply the house with heat in winter. The furnishings are a lovely mix, inspired by the owner’s travels: vintage pieces from the house and family heirlooms meet design classics and modern furniture. A calm colour palette of white, grey and earthy tones brings visual tranquillity to the wild mix of styles.
The house offers space for a maximum of nine people. It has a total of four bedrooms, a kitchen-living room, a living room and two bathrooms. One of the bedrooms has its own small kitchenette, bathroom and living-dining area. It thus offers the possibility to retreat, is ideal e.g. for grandparents travelling along or for working.
A large wild garden belongs to the house. There are also a couple of chickens at home that provide the guests with eggs. Summer days can be spent in a deckchair or in a hammock under the fruit trees. There is a grill and a beamer for the evening open-air cinema.
What to do
Lakes Obersee and Untersee are 10 minutes away by car. Guests also have two inflatable SUP boards at their disposal. Visits to the Brandenburger island garden "INSL Kyritz" incl. a beer garden on a small island on the Untersee.
Visits to the manor Kahlbutz, visits to the thermal baths in Neuruppin.
Bookings of various adventure packages (creative workshops, baking events, yoga, decorative staging, photo shoot, cooking course & private cooking).
The house also offers a yoga loft (not usable in winter) and there is also a boathouse (approx. 5 minutes away by car) incl. the rowing boat "Freistunde" for max. 5 people.
Why we like this house
A holiday house with an individual, personal character that celebrates the charm of the imperfect.
This house is great for
Holidays with family or friends. With the bookable packages perfect for hen parties.
EV charging station
|Region||DE – Germany, Brandenburg, East Prignitz-Ruppin, Sechzehneichen|
|Name||Alte Schule Brandenburg|
|Scenery||In a small village, surrounded by fields and forest, close to two lakes.|
|Number of guests||Max. 9 guests in 4 bedrooms|
|Completed||1920, 2019 (renovation)|
|Published||Hoteldesign 10/2020, Seenland Magazin (April 2019), Walking Wild|
|Architecture||Old & new|
|Criteria||8+ (house/apartment), Dog-friendly, Family, Garden, Lake/river, EV-charging station|
|Same Partner||Altes Dorfhaus Sechzehneichen|
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