The Palace At Osowa Sien
Picture a romantic and relaxing break away and then add to that a stunning palace set in a fascinating historic village and you have the recipe for a truly magical time together. The Palace at Osowa Sien is tucked in the gorgeous Lubusz province in the heart of Western Poland in Eastern Europe.
The history of the small village of Osowa Sien is complete with passion, intrigue, and even despair! 3km from the palace lie the battle grounds of the Great Northern and just minutes away lies the previously protected border between wartime Germany and occupied Poland (the guard house for which still stands today). Head closer towards Wschowa and come across the arrival platform where the WWII refugee sisters Halina and Theresa stepped off the train from Warsaw as depicted in the novel Das Dienerzimmer. To reach the palace, fly into Lawica Airport (Poznan) or Copernicus Airport (Wroclaw). The palace is 10-20 minutes away from two old market towns and tourist hotspots Poznan and Wroclaw are 90 minutes away. The Polish Lake District of Przemecki Parklands is close by too.
Style & Character
The palace, which has stood since the 1870s, is simply dripping in character. The whimsical stucco dark timber castle tower dominates the palace and provides an almost gothic romance. Inside a loving restoration has provided exposed beams, vintage furniture, heated floors and beautiful art. At no point does it feel dated, instead it’s stylish, chic and relaxing with more than a hint of fresh Scandic design. Outside the romantic theme continues; there’s a 300-year-old English-style garden packed with beautiful flowers and it’s only a few minutes stroll to the lake and the forest; plenty of places to wander together and soak up the Polish countryside.
Service & Facilities
The palace plays host to regular events and would be an amazing location for a wedding or special birthday or anniversary but it’s also just as possible to just come and stay here.
Inside the palace there are several lounges strewn with comfortable sofas for you to while away a calm afternoon. The palace is dog and child friendly so no one need miss out!
The owners of the palace are very welcoming, their passion for their bed and breakfast is evident and they do everything they can to make your stay special and memorable.
The 8 suites are all individually decorated beautiful spaces which offer something a little unique. Choose from a tower suite for extra privacy, a two-storey suite with an extra bedroom or a split-level loft. All the suites have one or two bedrooms, a large ensuite bathroom with heated Spanish marble floors, a comfortable living area with a large flat screen smart TV and a kitchenette. Everything you need for your romantic haven basically.
Food & Drink
Your kitchenette is perfect to cook up a cosy meal and there’s a communal BBQ to use on sunny days, but at breakfast let someone else do the hard work. A lavish breakfast is served in the castle’s parlour overlooking the treed lawn. If your stay is all about privacy, request instead a breakfast basket delivered to your suite.
Wine is an important part of staying here, there’s a rather sensational wine cellar and this summer sees the opening of a new wine bar which also serves a range of canapes. There’s something instantly soothing about sipping a glass on the sunny patio and letting your cares drift far away. They also serve artisan blends coffee and a range of teas, can pack you up a picnic for days out and will happily provide nibbles and snacks when you need something to accompany that wine.
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