Niedermairhof is no ordinary bed & breakfast; it is a wonderfully restored nest egg vision, with a combo of traditional heritage and classic designer pieces – complete with all the creature comforts of a dinky luxury hotel.
This 13th century former farmhouse is today a bright and joyful affair, with lovely twisted wooden beams stealing the show as they pitch into the lofty suites.
The surrounding beauty of Brunico (Bruneck) is pictured perfectly from the reinstated balconies where light floods in through the modern architecture that cleverly clings to the old chunky walls, framing the peaks of South Tyrol out yonder.
Lime-washed white walls and polished parquet flooring create a canvas of nurtured neutrality – perfect for the staging of antiques paired with modern designer furnishings and salvaged objects.
A den streaming with natural fun, joie-de-vivre and consummate style surrounded by the lush Italian meadows, snow-capped peaks of Alto Adige and of course the quaint little town of Brunico - this is Alpine living of impeccable taste.
Brunico (Bruneck), one of the most idyllic towns in all of beautiful South Tyrol sets the scene for a stay at Niedermairhof. Found in the upper North East of Italy, it has close proximity to Austria and offers immediate access to skiing at Kronplatz, Speikboden and Klausberg, as well as beautiful meadows and streams come summertime.
Niedermairhof’s eight spacious loft suites & luxe rooms are individually decorated and were designed with different parts of the former farmhouse, and elements of nature, in mind. Exposed beams, mid-century chairs, antiques and some with free-standing bathtubs, bring an air of lux to a stay in the countryside.
While views of the cornfield inspired rustic earth colours in Kühtrote, the vibrant tiles and flowery upholstery in In der Kehr were inspired by its being the first room in the morning to be lit by the sun.
The bounty of the lush South Tyrolean pastures makes a farm-to-table jump to the breakfast tables of the Niedermairhof.
Naturally wholesome, flavour packed simple food is prepared with alpine heart – wake up to eggs from happy hens, yoghurts and cheeses that taste of the alps and of course freshly baked loafs.
Kathrin Mair and Helmuth Mayr are a young family who have built a life in the mountains that we all sometimes dream of having – an escape of warmth, sunshine and good food, with their two delightful kids in tow.
Creatives at heart, Kathrin and Helmuth thrive on architectural details and pairing modern with old; while sometimes a difficult feat, they have done it with incredible style and panache, creating a rejuvenating and peaceful home in the Alpine heavens, perfect for themselves and everyone who comes to stay.
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