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Swap poolside lounging for a week in the woods on Germany’s Baltic coast, staying in one of the two Newhaus holiday homes designed by Berlin architect Herbert Hussmann. House Pine and House Sand are both equally magnificent – B&B Italia sofas, Minotti reading chairs and in-house saunas – and perfect for a relaxing escape. Waking up to the dappled light of a woodland morning will help to sooth many an urban worry. From £190 per night (newhaus.de).