Only half-visible beneath the heavy reed thatch, the two adjoining 159-year old cottages that form the Heidehof overlook the duck pond of Moraas village. The thatch withstands the winter snows of the Seenplatte or lake flats region of central Mecklenburg. The cottages have been sensitively converted, one into a hotel and the other a restaurant, with rustic exposed brickwork and half-timbering in the restaurant/Stube, and rough wooden pillars supporting the ceiling beams in the first-floor function/meeting room. Two bedrooms have French windows opening on to a wooden balcony overlooking the garden at the back of the hotel. All are decorated in pastel colours and furnished with traditional carved wood beds and cupboards, and have views of the garden, the village or the countryside.
  In winter the restaurant and coffee shop are cosy and welcoming, and the native Mecklenburger dishes warming and filling. In summer, tables are set out on the terrace for daytime coffee and cakes or drinks, and a barbeque for lunch and evening grills.