Re-built and designed from the original walls of a classic Estonian manor house and inspired by the life and travels of 19th century Baltic German explorer Otto von Kotzebue, a previous owner of the manor, Kau is a delight to the senses. Every aspect of your stay at Kau is carefully designed and curated with owner Mary Jordan’s artistic touch apparent at every corner. The architectural features of the historic building merge perfectly with a wonderfully eclectically textured, serene, and sensual artistic atmosphere.
The spoils of Mary’s travels around the world decorate the house from the gorgeously tiled entryway, to the arrow-bedecked ceiling of the ground floor lounge, the hanging lanterns in the Indonesian-inspired Batak Suite, and the vintage kimono silks in the Krusenstern room. Each room is exquisitely designed – you might very well find yourself coming back again and again to find your personal favourite.
During the daytime, the budding sculpture garden and gorgeous grounds are lovely for a stroll. Make sure to stop off at the absinthe pavilion or a quiet bench in the orchard with a cooler of champagne for a little rest. The chef is excellent, as is the selection of cigars and cocktails in the smoking lounge. If you’re lucky you may meet the current artist in residence and have a chance to have a peek at their work. Artists traditionally create a piece for the Manor during their time in residence and there are some fabulous pieces scattered throughout the house.
The drive into Tallinn is quick and easy. After a long day of sightseeing, the serenity of Kau beckons through the trees as you come up the drive. Relax in the spa, enjoy a glass from Kau’s vaulted wine cellars or just savour the wind in the trees and the dulcet tones of smooth jazz floating across the lawn.