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Toitin Luxury Country Estate is one of the oldest fiefdoms in Pomerania, its history dating back almost five hundred years. The first documented mentioning of Gross Toitin is likely to be from 14 February 1305 when Bishop Heinrich von Cammin sold estates to the Otto I, Duke of Pomerania.

Groß Toitin is the ancestral home of the family von Heyden zu Cartlow. In the absence of a male heir in the early 19th century, the estate went to the family von Linden. Woldemar von Heyden who successfully expanded the family property in the region towards the middle of the century again, bought back the estate in 1846. The estate was further expanded by Helmuth von Heyden-Linden. He donated the neo-Romanesque village church in 1859 and established a new solidarity fund (“Kuhtaler”) for the increased number of day labourers.

The estate, its farm buildings and parts of its land area was given as leasehold to the Westphalian family Meiering in the early 20th century. The family operated the farm until the War in Vorpommern.

In the GDR, the estate passed into state ownership. The lands were included in an agricultural cooperative. The farm buildings were further used for agriculture or partly converted into living space. Several farm worker families moved into the manor house.

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Only the manor house — with the typical median risalit architecture from around 1850 — and a stable building survived East German socialism. The two buildings are under monumental protection.

In 2004, the now heavily dilapidated building was acquired by the current owners. Over the next few years the manor house was restored into its original shape of 1850. What could be saved on a historical inventory has been carefully restored or replaced.

In 2008, a villa-hotel opened its doors under the name Gutshaus Gross Toitin.

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