Villa Hampel, a big vintage farm house in the Izera Mountains in south-western Poland, is pleased to offer an XXL upper-floor barn space with a fireplace. Own entrance, spacious living room (64 m2) with mountain views, sleeping room, bathroom with shower, terrace. Quiet village on edge of a vast mountain forest. Miles of walking, running, trekking, cycling, and bushcrafting terrain: ca. 1000 square km with virtually no human settlement - Góry Izerskie (Jizerske Hory, Isergebirge).
Your space is a converted upper floor (ca. 100 m2 altogether) of a stone-brick-and-wood barn built in 1932 and includes own access through terrace door, a spacious living room (64 m2, max. height 5.5 m) with fireplace and mountain views, a sleeping room (14 m2) with double bed, mezzanine with views, bathroom (toilet, bidet, washbasin, shower), library (lots of books in English, a collection of German books on regional themes, a collection of archival maps), refrigerator.
Arts-and-crafts-minded individuals, nature lovers, mountain trekkers, astronomy fans as well as artists and creative personalities are particularly welcome!
It's a great place for a weekend outing or vacation, but if you have a creative project to work on, you'll find here all the peace, quiet, energy and inspiration that you might possibly need.
House, garden, dojo, gallery/club room.
You'll be in a separate part of the house, with your own entrance, though you can also enter through the main front door.
There is no possibility of cooking in your space, but we are happy to share our kitchen with you. Please use it after 9 AM and not later than 9 PM - thank you.
Towels, soap, shower gel etc. are included.
Interaction with guests
Guide around the area, suggest trips and attractions, lend maps.
Other things to note
Thank you for ecological consideration in using water, electricity, internet etc.
Please bear in mind that this is a mountain house and conditions may be harsher than in the city.
Internet connection is wireless and not very fast - good for web browsing, but not for downloading movies.
Absolutely no smoking in the house please.
Use of kitchen is from 9 AM - 9 PM.
Quiet time after 10 PM please.
Please don't let the cats/dogs in.
Please don't take our dogs for a walk without letting us know first.
If you lock the back door and go out, please don't take the key with you - leave it in the agreed place.
Family-run mountain-based artist studio/gallery/workshop space. Marcin is a translator, photographer, blogger; Matylda makes dolls, puppets, costumes, amulets, assemblages, drawings etc. A family of five, each of our kids born in a different place, we spent seven years living in the countryside in eastern and north-eastern Poland before settling here in 2009. We have 4 cats and 2 dogs. The house has 5 levels, about 30 doors and 50 windows, 5 fireplaces, and definitely has a soul.
As a bonus, there's a dojo with a tatami downstairs (4 x 12 m, 3 m high), with its own fireplace, used for aikido but suitable also for yoga, tai chi, qi gong, zazen etc.