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Family friendly modernised country gite, Fantastic Mountain Views, Free Internet Access



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
Gite in Breitenau, Alsace, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Close to vineyards Peaceful Location, Hiking from Doorstep, 2 mins from amenities, 15 mins Drive To Wine Road

This charming country gite is located in a small village in the Val de Ville, at the base of the Vosges and its amazing mountain range. The area is peaceful and yet easily accessible to local amenities and close to many places of interest to visit. Le gite des Cerisiers is family friendly and well-behaved pets are welcome too. We do take pride in sharing our holiday home with our guests and have equipped the gite with good quality fixtures and fittings so that you can relax and fully enjoy your holiday. This property is full of character, featuring a log fire in the lounge, beams and a sandstone staircase and is spacious and comfortable. It benefits from stunning views on the deck, overlooking the village of Breitenau and the valley beyond.

The downstairs area is open plan and includes a large lounge with comfortable leather sofas and satellite tv, a good sized fitted kitchen which includes a gas hob, an electric oven, a microwave, a steamer, a dishwasher, a coffee machine, a kettle, everything you need to cook a nice family meal and a large table to accommodate the whole family. Adjacent to the kitchen is a separate dining area with another large table and chairs. Another seating area / playroom is available with a tv with access to the Orange tv channels package including the Disney channel, construction toys, games and books suitable for children of different ages. Free internet access is available too. Also downstairs are a separate toilet and a shower room.

Upstairs are 2 double bedrooms and 1 large family room (1 double bed, 1 single bed and 1 junior bed), all equipped with new beds and comfortable mattresses. Additionally there is a family bathroom with spa shower, washbasin, toilet and a washing machine.

Our gite is ideally located to visit many touristic sights nearby and gives you the opportunity to retreat to a peaceful location after a busy day sightseeing. You can enjoy a meal at a selection of good local restaurants or opt for a take-away if you would like a break from cooking. Excellent pizzas at Franco's in Ville or at Fun Pizza. Chez Wendling Restaurant in Ville offers the option of eating out or having a take-away meal.

The gite's location in the countryside means that you can take a walk from the doorstep, following one of the many signposted trails. They cater for families enjoying easy walks or ramblers looking for a more challenging itinerary. You may even be lucky enough to spot deers in the wild or some woodpeckers.

The outdoors space available is great for families with children. You have an enclosed courtyard to the front of the house, which makes it safe for young children to play in. You have a play area to the side of the property, near the kitchen with a Swing ball set, a sandpit and this area is also ideal to play petanque, badminton or football.

At the back of the property you have a large deck, perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunshine. You will love breakfast on the deck in the morning and a barbecue with a glass of wine later on in the day.

If you decide to bring your bikes with you, we can provide you with a key to the garage to keep them dry and safe.

The house comprises of :

* a well equipped fitted kitchen,

* a dining room,

* a large lounge with a log fire ,

* a playroom with a separate TV and board games,

* a toilet and shower room on the ground floor.

*The first floor includes 3 large bedrooms and a family bathroom with a washing machine.

We offer a home from home environment and for families we make child equipment available (e.g. : highchair, cotbed, bedding for cotbed, stair gates, baby bath, potty, toddler's cutlery and crockery).

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I have grown up in Alsace and now live in England. Alsace is a truly beautiful area, with a rich history and plenty of places of interest to discover.

I still love to spend as much time as I can at the house with my husband and 3 children. We never tire of it as each season has something special to offer. In autumn, the rally d’Alsace is a must and so is the wine tasting in local cellars, and schnapps tasting in distilleries. In December, you can experience some of the most wonderful Christmas markets around. Walking across the forest along the well signposted tracks is a sheer pleasure any time of year.

As a family, we love the outdoors – walking, cycling, den building. After a busy day, we like to relax, play games & watch a good film. I am sure you will love it too !

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Speaks English, French, German

10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Charming Gite

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late on the Saturday night. A very nice bottle of bubbly greeted us in the fridge. The Gite is amazing. Wonderful old beams and cosy living area. The decking has a wonderful view over the rolling landscape and you can catch the sunset with a nice glass of local wine. Lots of places to visit close by. I recommend a visit to the theme park just over the birder into Germany. Good swimming areas close by too. We had a brilliant holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had a wonderful six night break here in the Alsace. The gite was really spacious and homely, perfect for us to relax and plenty to do for the children. The large terrace at the back had fabulous views over the village below and the whole valley. Alain, our neighbour, was very friendly and gave us some great local insight.

There are plenty of places to visit in striking distance to cater for varied tastes. For the children I would definitely recommend the aqua park about five minutes drive away. Colmar is a must, as is Haut Koenigsbourg and the Silver Mines at St Marie Aux Mines.

Chris Lakin

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week at Les Cerisiers

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at Les Cerisiers in April.

The house is spacious, clean and well equipped, set in a beautiful, rural location overlooking the village. We enjoyed many afternoons and evenings sat on the decking, admiring the view and enjoying the tranquility (and the sunshine!). Alain, who looks after the house is a lovely person: happy to help at any time but never intrusive.

There are some wonderful walks which can be taken from the house or throughout the region. The castles which are perched on hills and mountains throughout the area make great focal points for these walks.

We all thought that Montaigne des Singes was one of the best days out for families (although we would enjoy it even if we didn't have the children with us!) and would definitely recommend it.

Also, the stork / animal park near Hunawihr was good fun. We would recommend a trip into Hunawihr too, it is a particularly pretty village with an old, fortified church.

We had good fun buying wine from Domaine Christian Barthel too and are glad to have brought away a reminder of our week.

We were really sad to leave and would definitely like to return to Les Cerisiers to further explore this beautiful area of France where there is so much to see and do.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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excellent gite

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely cottage as it is the standard of a home rather than just a gite. It really is lovely, so comfortable and well equipped. It's the best holiday cottage we have stayed in and we have never experienced views as wonderful as those from the deck before. Truly superb. The facilities are great and the beds lovely and comfortable. Upstairs is nice and light and airy and downstairs more olde worlde, which together make a great mix of styles. We loved the region, with the history, wine tasting, beautiful villages and towns and made excursions into Switzerland and Germany. We especially loved the storks. We had such a marvellous holiday that we have booked again, but for 3 weeks this time, in 2015.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Gite des Cerisiers is an excellent house set in a beautiful location. The house itself has everything you need, is comfortable and clean. We enjoyed eating in the kitchen and then retiring to the living room with the option go using the DVD. The bedrooms all have double beds and plenty of room for your clothes. Although we did not have young children, it has stair gates and toys and a safe decking area which is great.

It is our first time in the Alsace region and it is very attractive with the vineyards and pretty villages. Like others, we visited Freiberg in Germany as well as some of the wine route and Strasbourg. I would definitely recommend Gite des Cerisiers and the Alsace.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a peaceful holiday!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautifully situated with wonderful views from the terrace. It is spacious and well equipped - we had plenty of room for our party of six adults. The location is excellent - the pretty town of Ville is only a short drive away with a big supermarket and a collection of small shops - we found two open on Sunday morning which is handy if you arrive late on Saturday.

Alsace is lovely - lots of historic towns and villages, and also beautiful peaceful countryside for walking. Very relaxing and restful! We would thoroughly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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From the Owner

The property is spacious, comfortable, has character and is located in a beautiful area with mountain views all around the valley and there is also a good range of activities available nearby, including cross-country skiing, downhill skiing. All modern facilities are available at the property, including free internet access. The house is in a calm and peaceful area and yet it is so close to many amenities and restaurants. Local activities include : swimming, horse-riding, fishing, walking (from the doorstep), paragliding, cycling or mountain biking, playing tennis, Parc Aventure. We love the Christmas atmosphere throughout December with the amazing Christmas markets present in many towns in Alsace. This location is quite central.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Strasbourg at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Ville at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Calais at 300 Miles Nearest Golf : Ammerschwihr at 20 Miles Nearest Train : Selestat at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : Selestat at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Vaya con Dios, Le Medieval, in Ville at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Champ du Feu at 10 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Wine Tasting, Schnapps (a selection of delicious fruit liquors) tasting in the local distilleries and Meyer distillery even produced their very own whisky, Motor racing, Motorbike races, Skiing, Walking,

Music Festivals (Decibulles and Les Eurockeennes), Corso Fleuri, Horse riding, Tour de France, Crystals exhibition in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Wine Festivals, bird watching, fabulous Christmas Markets every day from the beginning of December through to Christmas in Kaysersberg, Colmar, Strasbourg, Obernai.

Other interesting places to visit :

Le Mont Sainte-Odile

La Cathedrale de Strasbourg

La Petite Venise and Le Parc de l'Orangerie in Strasbourg. Great shopping area there too at Le Printemps and Les Halles.

Les mines d'argent (silver mining caves) in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines

La route des Cretes (for stunning scenary),

La Vallee de Munster (for cheeses)

Accrobranches (tree top adventures)

Europa-park (theme park)

Le Lac de Gerardmer

Le Musee Unterlinden in Colmar (art)

Obernai, Kaysersberg, Ribeauville and Riquewihr are all worth a visit - they are traditional alsatian towns.

Swimming pools : Ville (2kms), Selestat (15 kms)

Spas : Ribeauville (20 kms), Baden-Baden (Germany)

Walks : Le circuit des 3 chateaux (to see 3 different castles in ruin) - great day out with a picnic. (Make sure you have good walking shoes with you for this walk)

German cities : Freiburg (1 h) Stuttgart (2 h 30) has a fabulous zoo (one of our favourite places to visit) - it is a long day out though. Admission fees are quite reasonable too.

Black Forest (2 h)

Switzerland - Basle (1 h 15)

If you are interested in history there are plenty of castles to visit. One of my favourites is the Mont Haut-Koenigsbourg.

I also love to take the children to "La Montagne des Singes" (monkey mountain) or "La volerie des Aigles" (eagles), or "Le Parc des Cigognes" (Stork park). Teenagers will love Europa Park (theme park) and Baden-Baden offers a great spa (1 h 15)

A local painting artist offers painting courses in the comfort of her own home.

Ideal location for a skiing holiday for beginners to intermediate level - ski hire available from the Sports shop in Ville (Evasion). They also hire mountain bikes. (Le Champ du Feu / Le Col du Bonhomme ski resorts)

The area is also a perfect spot for walking - I have left a pack of circular walks at the property. You also have a selection of walks to go on from the house.

The "Musee de l'Automobile" in Mulhouse is well worth a visit if you are interested in cars (old and racing cars). Also includes Formula 1 racing cars and other sports cars too.

The Alsace region is also great if you want to visit the wine cellars along the wine road and discover the different types of wines produced.

Closeby you can also take paragliding and horseriding lessons...

Visit Christmas markets and attend motor races.

Great food to try :

La tarte flambee (similar to pizza only made with cream cheese, onions and pancetta)


The nearest airport is Strasbourg (45 mins by car). Other airports are Mulhouse/Basel (1 hr) and Baden/Baden in Germany (1 h 30). Travel time from the Channel Tunnel is approximately 6 hours.


The nearest supermarket is 1 mile away, in Ville.

The nearest train station is in Selestat, 10 miles away.

Colmar is 30 mins away and Strasbourg is 45 mins away.

Kaysersberg, Ribeauville and Riquewihr are all picturesque towns located approx 20-30 mins away.

Further Details:

In Ville (1 mile away) - you will find a corner shop, bakeries, clothes shop, shoe shop, restaurants, bike shop, sports shop, tourist office, banks (Credit Mutuel & CIAL), an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a library, tennis courts. The supermarket "Super U" is located in the industrial estate. A Lidl and Norma supermarket are also in Ville. During the Summer months a Farmer's market is held every Thursday evening.

In Selestat (10 miles away) - there is a wider range of shops available, and the best places for clothes shopping would be Colmar & Strasbourg.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 10
8 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
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Rate 11
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
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Rate 12
8 Jan 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
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Rate 13
30 Apr 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
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Rate 14
25 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
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Rate 15
3 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
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Rate 16
17 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
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My Standard Rate
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for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Changeover Day:
Usual changeover day is Saturday. We will try and accommodate you if this needs to be different, please ask. You will be able to access the property at 4pm on your arrival day and it will need to be vacated by 10am on the departure day.

Notes on prices:
The property is available for week-ends during the low to mid season.
Please enquire. Prices for this option start at £100 per night.

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From the Owner

The property benefits from a large deck with garden furniture, including a barbecue. The deck is the perfect place for you to read a book, enjoy a glass of wine, relax in the sun loungers, play some games or spend some quality time with family and friends whilst making the most of the tranquility and beautiful views around you. You will love the fact that we are providing a home from home with new and comfortable beds, a well equipped and fully fitted kitchen, satellite tv, a dvd player, a range of books, Videos and DVDs, as well as games. One of the newest features is a real log fire in the lounge that adds to the warmth and comfort of the property. A lockable garage can be made available if you bring bikes with you.

Property Type

  • house


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom on the first floor with a shower, toilet, washbasin, cupboards and washing machine. Baby bath & potty. Shower room available on the ground floor with a shower and wash basin. Separate toilet downstairs too.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 adults + 2 children Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a double bed, a single bed, a cotbed and a triple wardrobe with TV and satellite receiver. Bedroom 2 with pine furniture, with a double bed, a chest of drawers. Bedroom 3 with a double bed and a double wardrobe.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Suitable for families with young children. Highchair, travel cot & junior bed provided, potty and baby bath. Safety stair gates in place at the top and bottom of stairs. Fire guard around the log burner. Adult supervision still required at all times when the log burner is in use. Strictly no smoking inside the property. Outside: There is an enclosed courtyard at the front of the house. At the back of the house, there is a large deck ideal to relax and garden furniture to enjoy the outdoors including a garden table, chairs, sun loungers, barbecue, a Swing ball set, a sand pit, ample parking for 3 cars. A playhouse is planned for this Spring. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels can be provided for an extra fee - £20 per double bed and £15 per single bed. Towels are not included however tea towels are provided. The property must be left in a clean and tidy state on departure. You can opt to have it cleaned for you (£40)

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