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Attractive Apartment with Stunning Mountain Views

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 775 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Menzenschwand, Nr. St Blasien, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany - Ideal Year-Round Chill-Out Destination

The property is situated on the edge of the attractive Black Forest village of Menzenschwand which, with its traditional wooden farmhouses, welcoming restaurants and inns and surrounding natural beauty, offers the essence of Black Forest charm. The whole area is a designated nature reserve and is perfect for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors. The village itself is in a long valley with a waterfall at the far end and a mountain path leading up to Feldberg, the highest ski resort in the Black Forest. There is also a spa where you can swim indoors and out, summer or winter, with saunas, massages and radon therapy available. The apartment is on the top floor of a 3 storey house and commands views of the village, the valley and the mountains beyond. It is crisp and modern with plenty of wood features throughout. There is a garden and it has its own off-road parking.


Owner
Linda and John MacHugh
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 2017

About Linda and John MacHugh

John and I are 52 and 47 respectively, but still have an adventurous spirit. We like nothing better than travelling and exploring new places. I first visited the Black Forest with my German pen pal when I was 15. It was so memorable that when my husband and I were looking for a holiday home, I was immediately drawn there, almost 30 years later. We tend not to go for package holidays and avoid typical sun sea and sand deals, so this area is perfect for us. We can be as active or as lazy as we want to be, and range of activities and the changing seasons mean we never get bored. We have brought both my parents and friends out to visit, and everyone, young or old, has loved the apartment and the surrounding area.

Linda and John MacHugh purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Linda and John MacHugh chose Menzenschwand

We purchased the property in 2006 at the time that Germany so successfully hosted the World Cup. As soon as we went through the front door, we felt at home. It was fresh and clean and had everything we needed for a great holiday, but it was the view from the large balcony that sealed the deal. We've spent many happy times outside eating, drinking or just looking at the view. The area changes dramatically with the seasons, hot in summer, deep snow in winter and red and gold foliage in the autumn. Despite being situated in a rural idyll, it's also ideally placed for exploring the corner of Europe where Germany, Switzerland and France meet. Freiburg, Strasbourg, Stuttgart and beautiful Lake Constance are all in easy access.

What makes this apartment unique

Menzenschwand is a rural village that caters well for tourists. There is a good range of restaurants, inns and hotels for eating out, a bakery, post office, ski shop, drink shop and bank. The nearest town, St Blasien, is dominated by a magnificent cathedral and has several large supermarkets. There are many seasonal events in the area including wonderful Christmas markets in Freiburg, Stuttgart and Strasbourg and the wood carving festival and classical concerts in St Blasien. Anyone who doesn't believe Germans can enjoy themselves needs to experience Fasching in the weeks leading up to Ash Wednesday when each village goes mad dressing up and playing music. The area is a nature reserve, renowned for its clean air and unspoilt landscapes. Menzenschwand's Radon spa is also a major attraction.

Guestbook comments from the owner

McManus Family: This was our first time in that part of Germany and we were completely captured by the breathtaking scenery. We had a magnificent view from the balcony and the apartment was very comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. It was very relaxing to sit on the balcony and just listen to the contented sounds of the cows and goats next door, take in the pure clean air and look at the breathtaking scenery. We will definitely be booking again in the future."

Wall Family: 'The accommodation is delightful, balancing the modern and the traditional. It is a well equipped and comfortable apartment with fairytale views of a snow covered landscape. With roads snow ploughed and always open, skiing at Feldberg, reasonable prices and a warm welcome from everyone, we had a brilliant winter holiday. Highly recommended

Lindsey Davies:The apartment was very well presented, well stocked and very tidy. We had a very relaxing holiday and are already talking about a return visit
Jul 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Menzenschwand in Bernau im Schwarzwald

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is fully tiled in white and has a large shower, WC and wash basin. A hair dryer is provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Not a large room, but does have 2 full sized single beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom has a large double bed with ample wardrobe and storage space and direct access onto the balcony. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds and a wardrobe.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is light and bright - a bolthole where you can get away from it all and explore nature, yet within easy reach of major European cities such as Zürich, Basel, Strasbourg and Stuttgart. You can easily cover 3 countries in one day trip. Previous guests comments: Shida Wahl: It was exactly what we were after - a lovely, clean apartment in a peaceful setting, with all the necessities provided. Steve Hulm: The apartment was lovely, particularly the view from the terrace, and so was the village. The price includes a Schwarzwaldcard, a tourist card which gives discounted admission to numerous tourist attractions and free public transport throughout the black forest. For further information on the area, please enquire. This is an ideal location for nature lovers and the village and surrounding valleys have miles of hiking/cross-country skiing trails offering short walks or major hikes. Outside: The house is set in its own garden with lawns and trees, perfect for sunbathing or snowman production, whichever the season. There is also off-road parking available. The garden backs onto fields, open space and the start of the many trails through the mountains. Utility Room: There is a storage area beyond the kitchen where the ironing board and cleaning materials are kept, including a vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, tea towels and bedlinen are provided. 2 sets of towels are provided for a week long stay. Bedlinen is changed every week for guests staying longer than a week. Other: The wooden balcony runs the length of the apartment and provides additional living space. There is a large table and 4 chairs, ideal for outdoor eating or just sitting enjoying the views that stretch the length of the valley as far as Feldberg.

Reviews

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Attractive Apartment with Stunning Mountain Views
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Beautiful, comfortable, clean, well equipped property in beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the overall ease and friendly, prompt communication with owners, Linda and John. Our late evening arrival was effortless, and we were delighted with the amenities of the property. The apartment is well furnished, the kitchen has everything you could possibly ask for- and the highlight for us was the beautiful balcony overlooking the hills and fields of the village. We enjoyed our breakfasts and late afternoon rests gazing at the gorgeous view.

Linda and John provided a very informative information package, lots of local brochures and nice selection of books and DVD's.

The apartment was immaculately clean and spacious.

Menzenschwand is a charming village and ideal vacation spot for those who enjoy walking, hiking , biking and other outdoor activities.

Apartment is at beginning of village and has market shop , bakery , restaurants and pool/ sauna all within walking distance.

Highly recommend this wonderful property. We will return!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your review, and are so pleased your stay in our apartment was so enjoyable. We try to make it a home from home, and so it was good to hear you liked it. Linda and John
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5

Fantastic location for exploring the Black Mountains, hiking or just relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was just what we needed as a base to explore the Black Mountains. Had two great walks without having to go anywhere - the waterfall and further up the mountain to Feldberg. Also swam in the lake only a short drive away. Had a fabulous meal in the Rosthaus in the village (can't remember the name) but its the one you have to book as very popular. Village was very quiet and very friendly. Also took the train to Freiberg which was a great contrast - very big bustling city. Beautiful too. Great swimming pool.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this review. You certainly packed a lot into your holiday. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Linda
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Sehr schön

  • 5 of 5

Schöne gemütliche Wohnung, tolle Lage

Vielen Dank

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A lovely homely apartment with wonderful views of the mountains

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Menzenschwand and the apartment was clean, comfortable and well located. The owners were very friendly and helpful and provided us with plenty of useful information to help us organise our trip.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for an Autumn walking holiday

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was as described, comfortable, warm, very well equipped and clean with a lovely comfortable double bed. It is at the southern end of the village giving easy access to a huge variety of well marked walks. We walked to St Blasien, a beautiful town with an amazing church, I managed to get a ticket for a superb piano concert, look out for their programme, a real treat. Also a good selection of cafes and restaurants, good for food shopping too with a Lidl and Edcart. There is also a vet (Tierpractice), in the town.

Monday and Tuesday can be tricky to find a good lunch spot, many places close, there is a lovely backery in Todmoos with delicious cakes.

The owners have been very helpful, I would definately recommend to friends and we will hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that these guests enjoyed their stay and also managed to get to one of the concerts in the cathedral in St Blasien. The cathedral's impressive dome makes the acoustics incredible.
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely Clean apartment with everything you need for a relaxing getaway. location was excellent with lots of great restaurants within walking distance . The spa in Menzenschwand has a wonderful vista and well worth a visit . Would definitely recommend the area and apartment . Remember if you go to Switzerland during your stay to take Francs otherwise they will charge you for changing money . Feldburg was also worth a trip up the mountains. Great walks for the energetic . hopefully would like to return

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Believe it or not, there are beach options available, even though the sea is hundreds of miles away. The nearby lakes of Schluchsee and Titisee both have small beaches along their shores, ideal for summer sunbathing and swimming.

Travel:

There are a number of airports within 1.5 hours drive of Menzenschwand: Zuerich Airport 47 miles. Basel Airport 45 miles. Karlsruhe-Baden Airport 102 miles. Stuttgart 109 miles. Car hire is recommended, though there is a local bus service, linking to the German rail system. Nearest train station is Schluchsee, 5 miles away. Included in the rental price is a Schwarzwaldkarte, offering free public transport in the Black Forest area.

Distances:

St Blasien 5 miles. Schluchsee 5 miles. Titisee 13 miles. Freiburg 33 miles. Rheinfall, Zurich and Basel 45 miles. Colmar (France) 65 miles. Konstanz 73 miles. Baden Baden 102 miles. Stuttgart 109 miles.

Further Details:

Menzenschwand has a bakery, a small grocery shop, a drinks shop, a ski shop, a post office, tourist information office and a bank. The Radon Revitalbad in the village is a spa with indoor and outdoor heated pools, saunas, massages and radon treatment available. The waterfall at the end of the valley is beautiful and is floodlit at night in the summer. There are more extensive shopping opportunities in St Blasien which has several large supermarkets, butchers, bakers, greengrocers, clothing and gift shops. The large cathedral dominates the skyline and is well worth a visit. Regular concerts are held inside as the acoustics are magnificent.

The surrounding countryside consists of mountains and valleys, each valley having its own town or village, and all of them picture perfect. These include Todtmoos, Todtnau, Bernau and Lenzkirch. The valleys and villages are linked by miles of hiking trails, and Nordic walking is very popular. There are 2 lakes nearby - Schluchsee, ideal for sailing and Titisee which offers lake cruises, pedalos etc. At 2km in length, the Rodelbahn in Todtnau is Germany's longest mountain coaster, so if you fancy hurtling down a mountainside at speed in a small chair, this is the place for you! The Steinwasen Park near Kirchzarten is a mix of rides, roller coasters and wildlife. Further afield, the city of Freiburg has stunning architecture, extensive shops and restaurants and a great market which is permanently found around the cathedral square. Hofsgrund is one of the highest points in the Black Forest and commands panoramic views of the Alps to the South and the Vosges to the East. Lake Constance is also well worth a visit, with the towns of Konstanz and Meersburg offering medieval architecture and beautiful lake views. Further along the lake is Friedrichshafen, home of the Zeppelin. You can book Zeppelin rides over the lake and surrounding area.

Basel, Strasbourg, Colmar, Baden Baden and Stuttgart all offer interesting day-trip options.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Menzenschwand, South Black Forest

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
19 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£106
for 2 nights
From
£53
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£115
for 2 nights
From
£58
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by telephone or email. No deposit is required.

Changeover Day:
Please enquire.

Notes on prices:
€55 per night from 01.01.2015 for up to 2 guests.. A supplement of €10 per person per night applies for 3rd and 4th guests aged 14 or over. For children aged 13 or under, the supplement is €5. Young children under 3 are free. For guests staying less than 4 nights, there is a cleaning supplement of €50. These prices include the local tourist tax which we pay on your behalf.

Payment is normally made in cash in Euro during your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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