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Gut Üselitz is managed by Astrid, the owner.
70 - 160/night
Suitable for 2-6 people

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Gut Üselitz - Gut Üselitz, in Rügen, Germany
— Astrid: “We are surrounded entirely by water. The sunsets turn the water into a pink, violet, and orange surface and the fields are visited by all kinds of birds. It is a very idyllic place.”
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— How would you describe Gut Üselitz in a nutshell?

Astrid: “Gut Üselitz is a 16th century Renaissance manor with 7 beautiful vacation apartment rentals. It is located in the south of the island of Rügen, which is in Northeast Germany. As one of the island’s oldest buildings, it has been reconstructed into an elegant estate, which is surrounded entirely by water. All year round the sunsets are reflected in the water as spectacular plays of colour, and are simply the most beautiful sunsets on the entire island.”
Gut Üselitz - Gut Üselitz, in Rügen, Germany
— Gut Üselitz

— Please tell us about the manor house and the apartments.

Astrid: “The manor is surrounded by approximately 6 hectares of land, which include a large fruit orchard. On the ground floor you will find a kitchen, a large dining room, a fireside lounge, and a library. This part of the manor is available for our guests if the whole manor is rented exclusively.

The top three floors are luxury apartments. Two large apartments occupy the first floor, which is ideal for families vacationing together as they can make use of the 30 to 40 sqm hallway. One large and two smaller apartments are on the second floor. The third floor houses our two penthouse apartments, both of which come with a private terrace.

An entire floor or the whole building can be rented for larger festivities, such as family gatherings or weddings. This way groups can stay together, yet still have some privacy.”
1st floor apartment (right) - Gut Üselitz, in Rügen, Germany
— 1st floor apartment (right)

— Please tell us about the facilities and services offered at Gut Üselitz.

Astrid: “All of our apartments are self-catering and come with kitchens. In the future we want to offer bread service in the mornings, as well as grocery shopping for guests who would like a taste of our regional products, such as fresh milk, quark, and cream cheese from a local dairy.

Someone is always available to give recommendations on restaurants, activities and sightseeing spots on Rügen. Additionally, each apartment contains a brochure that is designed specifically for our guests. It includes useful tips about the area, as well as local activities and concerts in the nearby towns. Currently, our manor hosts four small events annually. Also every Monday during the summer, guests can enjoy small concerts held at a lovely old church in a nearby town.”
 - Gut Üselitz, in Rügen, Germany

— What was your inspiration to buy and renovate the manor?

Astrid: “We had been looking for a building that was architecturally and historically interesting, and at the same time set in an untouched landscape. What we found is a true Renaissance ruin, with no highway, supermarket, or hospital next to it. We had to start basically from scratch, as there was no electricity or water at the property. That appealed to us.”
Gut Üselitz - Gut Üselitz, in Rügen, Germany
— Gut Üselitz

— How would you describe the architecture and interior design?

Astrid: “Everything that was still in its original state had precedence over anything new. There are still pieces of original Renaissance finery which are 500 years old. The new walls that were erected were plastered smoothly, so that the rough texture of the original walls stands out. For example, on the ground floor you can still see the remains of cross vaults, niches, and stucco. The farther up you go in the house, the more modern and modest it becomes.

The decision for a modern treatment for the new elements comes from my husband’s architectural knowledge, since he studied the preservation of historical monuments. His fundamental notion is that one should always be able to tell which parts of an architectural piece were added on later.”
1st floor apartment (right) - Gut Üselitz, in Rügen, Germany
— 1st floor apartment (right)

— How would you describe the atmosphere at Gut Üselitz?

Astrid: “It’s a remote and idyllic place. Each room has a stunning view of the landscape and surrounding water. The outside views are truly fascinating, which is why we kept the interior simple and modern, infused with individual antiques, old books and also small peculiarities. Although there are no televisions here, binoculars are in every room. The apartments are large and spacious, with a maximum sense of space.”
 - Gut Üselitz, in Rügen, Germany
 
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