Historical gem in enchanting landscape
A natural, relaxed atmosphere, an inspiring ambience, individual and personal service, thoughtfully prepared food and large open spaces – the concept of the WildLand Natural Resort in the district of Celle in Lower Saxony has been comprised of all of this since 1997. The location alone readies all the senses for a beneficial experience: WildLand is located on the edge of the Hornborsteler Hutweide nature reserve, a historic park landscape in the equally lovely Lüneburg Heath, overgrown with, among other things, juniper groves, old oaks in the floodplain grassland and wild pansies, and inhabited by white storks, red-legged cattle and red kites. Directly adjacent to its location in the old village center of Hornborstels with its historical farms, there are pine and mixed forests, forest dunes, lake biotopes and heath streams.
Relaxation in timber-framed environs
The WildLand Natural Resort is a vacation resort in its own right, although by no means designed solely for leisure activities. The resort also serves business purposes – and, thanks to the special environment, makes them extremely pleasant. On grounds measuring 12,000 square meters, guests have access to both unspoiled nature and seven historical buildings. What makes them so special is that as traditional their exteriors appear, their interiors are timelessly modern. The authentic timber-framed houses with their red roof shingles and red-brick framework represent an ode to Lower Saxony‘s building culture between the 16th and 19th centuries. The 18 differently sized hotel rooms are built with earthen clay. In this way, the building owners once again emphasize the naturalness of the location. The attention to detail is also evident in the numerous other rooms, both in the construction and the furnishings – as well as the desire to ensure the most fulfilling, sustainable experiences possible.
Mutable venues, multifaceted experiences
One building that particularly stands out is the Cathedral, a historic sheepfold, converted into a conference venue, but equally ideal for wedding ceremonies. Wooden beams converging into a peaked roof form high ceilings and leave plenty of room for light and oxygen in the versatile interior. Whatever the goal of a visit to WildLand Natural Resort is: yoga retreat, Sunday coffee on the sun terrace with delicacies from the Sicilian clay-brick oven, a celebration in the Moorberg Cellar. An outdoor event under the red sail awnings. A conference in the gallery. A romantic weekend in a double room. A sumptuous dinner in the Low German hall house. One thing is certain: The calming, balancing atmosphere that is inherent in the entire facility spreads to every guest.Read more »
Great air quality in every room – with CLAYFIX clay paint
No building material is as adaptable as clay earth and at the same time has such a long history. This natural material was particularly suitable for the reconstruction of the seven timber-framed houses originating from the centuries-old building culture of Lower Saxony. That’s because it conveys an authentic, almost healing atmosphere – also thanks to its ability to absorb moisture and heat from the air and steadily release both of them again. It is not for nothing that earthen clay has long been used as a remedy. During the renovation of the historical, earthen-clay buildings in 2015, CLAYFIX clay paint without grain in natural white and friendly white CLAYTEC clay paint were used on top of CLAYTEC undercoat plaster. Since early summer 2021, the guest rooms and restaurant have been refreshed. “We deliberately chose clay earth. On the one hand, we set great store in preserving the natural construction method. On the other hand, we would like all guests to benefit from the air-quality-regulating properties. Especially in our Cathedral, the advantages of the clay walls are clearly noticeable,” says WildLand Managing Director Inga Ali.