Stay in a natural strawbale cottage in the Bory Tucholskie in north central Poland. This is a small lakeside settlement in countryside surroundings comprising of two small strawbale cottages and one large strawbale house.
Tuchola Forest Location
The local area, known in Polish as the Bory Tucholskie, is a natural reserve with forests, countryside, lakes and rivers, ideal for a kayaking expedition, fishing, boating, sailing, forest walks, horse riding, bird watching, wild mushroom picking etc. Hanza Palace in Warlubie (30 minutes drive) includes a forest adventure park with tree walking, farm animals, childrens playground, swimming pool and spa.
Attractions on location at the settlement include swimming in the lake, a rowing boat, fishing, paddle boats, wild mushroom picking (autumn) and bicycles. So make sure to stock up from this fishing store before your trip! An outdoor wood fire can be organised and the hosts are always willing to discuss straw bale building technology and show you around the settlement. A 2 – 3 hour kayaking expedition is available for a small charge.
Straw Bale Cottage Accommodation
The cottages include upstairs bedroom, kitchen, open log fireplace, bathroom and access to wifi. There is no TV.
Strawbale buildings are pleasant to spend time in, they provide natural living conditions, a pleasant atmosphere and excellent thermal properties.
Strawbale construction, also know as natural building, is a sustainable building method from the standpoint of both materials used and energy needed for heating and cooling. The cottages are constructed using a wood frame filled with straw and plastered with earth and clay render both inside and out, roof covering is wood shingle.
Straw Bale Cottage Weekend includes,
- airport transfer (from and to Bydgoszcz Airport)
- two nights accommodation
- use of rowing boat, kajaks, paddle boat
- breakfast plus kitchen available for self catering
Price shown is per person for two persons or more. Discounts are available for children and larger groups. Cost of flights is not included.
Flights Stansted to Bydgoszcz
Laskowice is 55 minutes north of Bydgoszcz Airport and 1 hour 20 minutes south from Gdansk airport. Airport transfer cost is from Bydgoszcz, an additional charge may apply for transfer from Gdansk.
As part of the straw bale cottage weekend, a 2 – 3 hour kayaking trip is available on request at a cost of £20 per person (includes transport to and from the riverside).