The boutique bed & breakfast, Der Charlottenhof is a quaint, small, whitewashed guesthouse in the sweet as candy artist enclave of Ahrenshoop, up on the unspoilt coastline of the Baltic Sea (Ostsee), this is where Germany faces the distant Danish coast.
The boutique, part-thatched original house of some 150 years now has long been a backdrop to creative escapism for artists lured by the shoreline collage of Ahrenshoop just strides away. This is all about Ostseebad's sandy dunes, salt marshes and the flora of samphire & sea asters that cuddle up to this former fishing village on the Baltic coast of Germany.
Inside, the boutique hotel's interior is accented by the familiar nautical pastel marriage of naval blues, wood flooring and crisp sail whites. They play host to mellowing sea moss greens and bold vibrant palettes of citrus florals blending into the scented gardens. Original and modern furnishings fuse to create an unfussy, elegant design that complements the freshness of the interiors and ushers in a cool, seaside vibe at this stylish Bed & Breakfast enclave in boutique and artistic Ahrenshoop.
A cosy, boutique styled hotel, Der Charlottenhof is a quiet, sophisticated house of easy style scented by the sea breezes a yonder and loved by those yearning for the simple good life, coast-side-up.
Set within the German coastal village of Ahrenshoop on the Baltic Sea (Ostsee), Der Charlottenhof is a sand's hop from the dunes, seas and endless stretches of unspoilt beaches.
A handful of delicious dishes feature on the menu with a strong organic and bio inspired foodie concept basing itself at this chilled seaside resort - the food draws on its salt 'n turf location and sees Der Charlottenhof serve local bio raised meats, cheeses and of course lots of fish, through to the delights of home-made jams and freshly baked cakes - homely with style, the food complements the scene of coastal chill from breakfast till dinner, edged in the style of Cape Cod cool.
Heike Gebhard decided to throw in the corporate towel and switch for a life in her favourite place to pursue a new creative path of interior design.
“At heart I was always drawn to the creative world and interiors have always been my passion and a chance trip to the coast was the starting of a whole new life and direction that was closer to my heart than the world of banking.”
Heike created a crafted home on the coast that she shares with her guests – it is a hotel that echoes her artistic use of materials and finishes and her tale of how to fall in love with a place on the seashore.
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