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Historic house at the lake

Historic house at the lake

lake house in JeziernikOur house at the lake is located in Western Pomerania at the very end of the Lake Bielsko and next to the mouth of a crystal clear river Biała, 8 km south of the town Biały Bór in the eastern Drawskie Lakeland (Pojezierze Drawskie) close to Tuchola Forest (Bory Tucholskie) and Kashubia (Kaszuby).

Neighbourhood is one the most densely forested both in Poland and Europe. The whole region is famous for picturesque lakes, rivulets and rivers. Jeziernik itself is a small settlement consisting of six hauses – remnants of Seeműhle estate whose existence was terminated due to incoming soviet offensive in January 1945. Our house was built in 1869 and belonged to the estate owners.

lake house in JeziernikThe property is bordered by a mixed forest, which is a part of a huge forest complex ranging from Szczecinek (Neustettin) and Czarne (Hammerstein) to Tuchola and Kościerzyna.
Despite the fact that the house underwent a complete refurbishment and renovation in the years 2007 – 2009, it maintained atmosphere of the old mansion.

We are deeply convinced that the time spent at the beautiful lakeside and in the heart of Pomeranian forests will be long and well-remembered.

We would like to invite you cordially to visit us!

House at the lake

House at the lake

Jeziernik lake houseOur guests have at their disposal a large space on the ground floor and five spacious and comfortable rooms on the first floor of the house. Each of the first floor rooms has a private bathroom with a shower, toilet and washbasin. Rooms can host 12 people in total (2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 4). If necessary, 4 additional guests may be accommodated.

Jeziernik lake houseOn the ground floor there is a large dining room (26m2) with table suitable for up to 16 people and antique sideboard with buffet, room (25m2) with a TV and a spacious living room (45m2) with a fireplace and a library.

Jeziernik lake house

In case of bad weather there would be certainly enough space for both parents and children.

Jeziernik lake house Kitchen (15m2) with an old dresser is equipped with an induction plate and electric oven, a dishwasher and a fridge.

Jaziernik lake house

Kitchen and two smaller rooms overlook the lake.
From the living room you can go directly to the garden, river or to the woods.
Underneath the ground floor there are multiple cellars, among others: wine cellar and a large smokehouse for lovers of alder smoke fragrant, freshly smoked fish or game.

If necessary our guests are welcomed to use the washing machine and ironing facilities.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

wildlife - lake house in JeziernikWoods nearby the house are abundant with wild fauna. Among many species inhabiting forests surrounding the house most noticeable are deer, roe deer, red deer and wild boars. While walking or cycling in the woods, if you move quietly enough, you can meet hares, foxes, badgers and raccoon dogs.

wildlife - lake house in JeziernikEvery spring is announced by loud and cheerful trumpeting calls (in Polish it is known as “klangor”) of Common cranes in early March; those magnificent birds come from the South from year to year over and over again.

The turn of September and October – incoming autumn – is a time of deer rutting. Throughout the whole year, staggering species of rare birds of prey, such as Red Kites (Milvus milvus), Western Marsh – harriers (Circus auruginosus) and White – tailed eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla), glide in the sky. In the winter – directly from the house – you may see a fish – hunting otter.

wildlife - lake house in JeziernikDuring the whole year cunning beavers sneak in the river valley or swim swiftly in the waters of Biała River.They cause multiple problems as they knock down trees with an engineering precision and build dams what results in local flooding in the upper reaches of the river.Their “work” can be observed a few dozen meters from the house.

In the winter we help wild animals by feeding them with hay and lick lumps of salt.

wildlife - lake house in JeziernikThe house is not fenced from the forest. Due to the presence of wild animals in the woods and deer living in a semi – natural state on the neighbouring property all dogs should be under strict control.

A bit of history – lake mansion house

A bit of history – lake mansion house

lake mansion house in JeziernikSeeműhle (Lake Mill) estate was built in the mid 19th century and the house itself was finished in 1869. The whole property consisted of – among many others – the house, water mill, a granary, a sawmill, stables, barns and a forge. Until today only the house and forge survived.

Around Jeziernik there are multiple places of interest, among them remains of Pomeranian Wall (Pommernstellung), which underwent directly near the house and the lake.

lake mansion house in JeziernikAlmost all of the bunkers built by Germans in 1933 and 1934 along the Bielsko Lake, River Biała and railway remained undamaged. Within a radius of 2km there are a dozen of them, the closest one is situated only 100 m from the house. While hiking in the forest you can easily come across the remains of the old trenches and anti – tank ditches.

Luckily for the estate, Jeziernik was not under direct soviet attack. Forces of 3rd Armoured Corps breached Pomeranian Wall on the night of 26th to 27th February 1945 in the vicinity of railway crossing in Drzonowo (3km to the south) and after a severe fighting on 27th – 28th February in Biały Bór (8km to the north).

lake mansion house in JeziernikRight after the war this part of Pomerania was mainly inhabited by people of Ukrainian and Lemko origin, resettled during the “Vistula” Operation.
Biały Bór and its neighbourhood is a place where Ukrainian minority has still a very large representation, even local middle and high school are named after famous Ukrainian poet – Taras Schevchenko. Orthodox church situated in the town, designed and decorated by professor Jerzy Nowosielski, is an iconic example of local architecture. Bielica Village – located in a large forest clearing 8km from Jeziernik – is famous for annual folk celebrations of Independence Day of Ukraine on August 24th.

Seeműhle estate was nationalised in 1945 and the house became a local bureau of the newly created National Agrarian Farm (PGR). After its liquidation farm was abandoned and fell into ruin. In 1994 the Agricultural Property Agency (ANR) sold it to a private person. Unfortunately, despite multiple trials to overhaul the building its degradation continued.

lake mansion house in JeziernikCrucial for saving the building from a complete dilapidation was the year 2007. After purchasing the property almost entirely destroyed in May 2007, we proceeded with vast renovations and arranging its closest neighbourhood. The overhauling process was generally finished in 2009 but we still conduct minor upgrades and repairs.

lake mansion house in JeziernikRebuilding the old farm building next to the house will be done in the coming years. New facility in the style of an ancient Prussian building will consist of 5 guest rooms, common ground floor and some storage space.