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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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
We had a wonderful week here with our 2 year old! The apartment is lovely, home from home and the perfect base for great days out or quiet days exploring the village. We loved the local restaurants, sledging in the hills behind the house and the deer next to the play area! The trip to the spa felt like a real treat. A wonderful holiday, we will hopefully be back to explore some more! Thank you!
This was our second stay in this apartment, which is well equipped, warm and comfortable. There is plenty of walking for those who do not ski, and we used the free train pass to go to Freiburg, so there is plenty to see and do. This is a beautiful area, especially in the snow, and a lovely apartment, and I am sure we will return before too long!
We had a fantastic family holiday in this very comfortable top floor apartment situated in a stunningly beautiful area. The location is perfect for an active family holiday as there is so much to see and do in this corner of Germany.
We enjoyed walking in the local area, taking the ski lift at Todtnau and then hurtling down the mountain coaster/Hasenhorn Rodelbahn, having an excellent day at Germany's largest theme park Europa Park, visiting the superb indoor water park Badeparadies at Titisee Neustadt, taking the train to Freiburg using the free Black Forest Card supplied by the owners and venturing over the Swiss border to Zurich.
In the village itself there are three restaurants within 10-15 minutes walk of the apartment which serve good local food and drink, perfect after a busy day. There is also a local baker and 10 minutes drive away by car in St.Blasien is an Edeka supermarket (like a German Waitrose).
Within a couple minutes walk of the property we also saw the ski lifts for the local ski school which must be fantastic in winter when there is snow on the ground.
We found the owners a real pleasure to deal with and they provided us with lots of hints and information which helped ensure that we had a wonderful time. We would love to return to this property and enjoy more of what this beautiful part of the world has to offer.
A well appointed and spacious apartment overlooking fields and mountains in a beautiful valley. The accommodation is spotless, with comfortable beds and a large balcony. Location is generally quiet, but there are several restaurants/hotels within walking distance, and a small shop. There is an excellent spa/swimming pool in the village and lots to do in the area. The Southern Black Forest is not well known to British visitors, but provides fantastic walking and mountain-biking along with free public transport for tourists. We absolutely loved it!
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
19 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest|
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Bookings can be made by telephone or email. No deposit is required.
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.