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Ever considered a break in the Czech Republic's Carpathian mountains? Us neither, architect Daniela Hradilová and her
husband moved from Prague to settle down in the foothills, and turn an abandoned 200-year-old ouse into Mezi Plůtky (Czech
for "In Between the Fences"), a tiny, stylish hotel. It's easy to get to - Ostrava airport is only 30 minutes away, with thrice-weekly
flights from London - and with original features restored, the four bedrooms and communal spaces are now serenely simple. The
knowing eye will recognizee Swedish designer Karl Andersson's "Soner" chairs around the dining table and Patricia Urquiola's
"Comeback" armchairs for Kartell by the open fire.
"We wanted to create a home, which is why there is no reception or restaurant," Daniela, who welcomes guests herself and cooks
breakfast along with her husband, points out. The outdoors, though, is perhaps the main atraction: there is a pond at the far
end of the garden, where you are encouraged to take a dip in the morning. After a breakfast of homemade bread with hearty paté
from the local butcher or muesli tart redcurrants, set of for a day exploring the region"s misty valleys, primeval forests and
medieval towns - or just run a bath and help yourself to a glass of South Moravian wine from the honesty bar before a chef-cooked
supper (from £155 per night for a standard double; meziplutky.cz).
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In the Czech village of Čeladná, among the bucolic forests and meadows and,
against a backdrop of the looming Beskydy Mountains,
Mezi Plůtky is the latest venture from hotel and restaurant owner Daniela Hradilová –
who is also behind a number of popular offerings in nearby Ostrava.
Set within a dreamy countryside house dating from the 19th century, the four-room property
has been restored by Hradilová, who wanted to create a personal and authentic vibe.
As such, original stone floors and timber-beamed ceilings set the tone for a simple,
homey design of Scandinavian-style furnishings and free-standing bathtubs in natural materials
and a low-key brown, grey and white colour palette. The public spaces comprises an open plan living room
and kitchen, where guests can sit around the fire or the large oak table to sip on Austrian
and South Moravian wines or Czech beer while nibbling on light, healthy food using only local ingredients.
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SLEEP IN BEAUTY
Style, beauty and creative hospitality fuse happily at these little nuggets hidden under a canopy of nature.
We’ve picked out a handful of lovely escapes, small and perfectly formed rest bites with the only neighbour being Mother Nature.
Plot your Sleep in Beauty with these seven dens from the Azores to Norway through to Cinque Terre to Cilento (pictured above)
or getting lost in the Carpathian Mountains. And please amigos, no kissing the frogs:) Hugs Iain & Crew