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Jewel of the Mosel, Townhouse in centre of Zell, with beautiful Mosel views - Riesling - sleeps up to 14 (6 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's3
Property type house
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Riesling - sleeps up to 14 (6 Bedrooms)

1st floor bedroom with double bed, 2nd floor bedroom with double bed, WC, large kitchen/dining room, 3rd floor bedroom with double bed, 4th floor bedroom with double bed, 5th floor 2 bedrooms - 1 with double bed, 1 with 2 singles.

1st floor WC, 2nd floor shower room with WC and further separate WC, 3rd floor WC, 4th floor bathroom with bath, shower and WC, 5th floor shower room with WC.

Luxurious kitchen (see photo) with integrated oven, microwave, 2 gas burners, 2 electric hobs, electric grill, fridge, freezer, dish washer.

Washing machine and dryer. Sink.

1st floor reading room with rattan style furniture - matching 2 seater, 2 chairs & coffee table. 2nd floor living room with large sofa bed (sleeps 2), coffee table, tv and dvd. 4th floor lounge with seating for 10, large tv and dvd.

Large vaulted cellar, ideal secure storage for bicycyles or motorbikes.

Towels and linen are included. Property is cleaned at the end of the stay.

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About the property


Enjoy the full beauty of the Mosel river from direct views out of all front windows and balcony. Our Jewel of the Mosel townhouse is spread across 5 floors, giving commanding views from all levels. It is an ideal base for families and groups with the wide selection of sleeping arrangements which it offers. Everyone can come together in the very large kitchen/dining room or 'do their own thing' on other floors of the house. Be aware there are lots of stairs though - making the house exciting for children to explore!

Relax and sit watching the barges, river cruise ships and pleasure boats passing your windows and balcony on the Mosel. Step outside and board one of these for a trip to nearby Cochem or Traben Trabach. Sit outside under grape vines on the promenade or wander the streets of the town - all criss crossed by vines. Stroll up into the vineyards behind the house for magnificent views, or for the more energetic take well marked Nordic walking routes. There are even dog walks marked out by paw prints, and we are very pet friendly!

Enjoy sampling the famous wines from the local vineyards - you are sure to take home some bottles of the famous Zeller Schwarze Katz!

The house is well equipped and furnished so even on a rainy day you would be happy indoors (if you had not chosen to explore the exciting museums of Roman Trier!)

The property comprises of 250 sq metres of living space!

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Barbara Houghton
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 January, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This property was previously owned by Chris and Gini Aloise, who received many positive testimonials. The house has recently changed hands to us and remains basically unchanged. We look forward to welcoming new and returning guests! We ourselves stayed as guests at the property twice and fell in love with it, so jumped at the chance to buy it!
Jul 2014
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The cleaning fee of 70€ is for up to 10 people. A cleaning fee of 105€ applies for groups larger than 10, as you will have both units (Riesling and Rotling).
Arrival time preferably between 15.00 - 18.00, but negotiable.
Departure time preferably between 10.00 - 12.00, but negotiable if no other guests arriving that day.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Zell in Cochem-Zell

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Toilet 3 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes on accommodation: We are children and pet friendly (cot and high chair provided). Unfortunately, due to the stairs we are not suitable for the disabled. SAT tv and wi-fi internet provided free. Bedding and towels are included, there is a cost for final cleaning. NB for groups of 10 or less, access to the lower floor apartment would be restricted - this is reflected in the price.


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average rating of 4.714286 based on 8 reviews

Clean, warm, spacious and good value!

  • 5 of 5

We booked the top floors for three nights between Christmas and new year for 6 adults and 3 children. The apartment was just the right size for us, although if you are bringing more people they have a lower floor they can open up with another bedroom I think. The guy who welcomed us was a top bloke and gave us plenty of info about the house and local area. We never had to ring him for help but he gave us the impression he would have done anything for us! The bedrooms were clean with comfortable beds and we had a nice view of the river from the top floor. There was enough bathrooms for us to have one per couple and they were fine as far as I am aware! Plenty of shower gel shampoo etc. The kitchen and dining area was good we spent the little time we were at home in there. The table was big enough for us all to fit round and play games in the evening. Overall I would say everyone was happy with the house. Certainly there wasn't any complaints and my daughter was quite sad to leave!

As for the location it was great although the village was pretty much shut down for the winter! But we visited both the restaurants that were open, both less than 2 mins walk from the door. The Italian just behind was nice and the owner made us feel very welcome. The Greek restaurant abit further down was outstanding, the food we had from there was probably the highlight of my holiday! We spent a day in cochem and visited the castle which was well worth a visit, the next day we got up early and went to girilay suspension bridge which was one of the main reasons I chose to come to this area. It was also worth a visit. And we went to the roman city of Trier which was good. Really I wanted to see burg Eltz but it was closed. I would possibly come back in the summer as it seems many of the things I wanted to do close for the winter.

To summarise the apartment was great and we had no complaints at all! For the price Its good quality. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Zell is quiet in December, but is livened up by the Glühwein party in the town square just before Christmas, and as you say there are a few restaurants which remain open all year. We too love El Grego (the Greek/German restaurant a 2 min walk from our house) - their lamb cutlets melt in your mouth! In December, before Christmas, there are also some lovely Christmas markets to visit locally - Bernkastel-Kues, Trier, Koblenz and the underground one at Traben Trabach being amongst the best. We're pleased to hear that our house manager Thomas was helpful. He is also very knowledgeable about wine, and in the summer is happy to organise wine tasting for guests on his boat. We hope to welcome you back another time so that you can get to visit the beautiful Burg Eltz (a fairy tale castle, open from 25.3.18 - early November). Also if you enjoyed the Geierlay suspension bridge, you'd love the observation tower at nearby Marienberg from where you get great views of the large loop in the Mosel at Zell.
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Een ruim huis met veel mogelijkheden

  • 4 of 5

Een grote eetkeuken op de ene verdieping en op de verdieping erboven een luie huiskamer met balkon. Onder de eetverdieping nog een keuken met een TV hoek. Perfect voor ons gezelschap van 3 kinderen en 10 volwassenen. Genoeg badkamers en toiletten. Mooi in het centrum van Zell. Mooie wandelroutes in de omgeving. Een aanrader!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We zijn erg blij dat u genoten van uw verblijf en hopen dat je weer te zien! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again!
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Durham, England

Lovely apartment, beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

This is a very attractive apartment with a spectacular view over the river from the balcony. Very spacious, with comfy beds, plenty of bathrooms to choose from and a lovely large kitchen. It was spotlessly clean, thanks to the efforts of Margot. Right in the centre of Zell with a tourist information centre a couple of minutes walk away.

The only misunderstanding concerned the use of the washing machine. I always book apartments which provide a washer as we like to move around but travel light so tend to wash as we go. Since the washer/dryer in the actual apartment was in a locked room we assumed that we should use the one in the basement. However, when we went to pick up the washing we bumped into Margot who seemed really surprised we were using it and had taken our washed clothes out so that she could use it. She told us not to use the dryer until she had finished as it could blow a fuse. Not a problem, but I hadn't realised we would be sharing it. Since we were out by the time she was finished though, she was kind enough to run our things through the dryer and put them in our apartment.

Zell is an ideal spot for a couple of days. Very small and quiet but pretty and relaxing. It doesn't have a supermarket though so if you come without a car as we did, it is easier to eat out. Our next port of call was Bernkastel-Kues. We had the option of taking the bus (about an hour and a quarter) or taking the boat from just outside the apartment (about 4 hours). In the end we opted for the boat and I'm so glad we did. The journey was really scenic, the time whizzed by and by the time we had something to eat and drink we had arrived. Definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your time in Zell. It is indeed very easy to eat out in town as there are so many restaurants within a few minutes' walk. I'm sorry to hear you didn't manage to find the supermarkets - they are a short bus ride away on the opposite bank of the river - where there is a large Globus hypermarket, Lidl, Aldi and several other large stores. (There is also cheap petrol available for car users at Globus). I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to Bernkastel-Kues. The boat trip does take quite a time due to the number of locks to be passed through! We have purchased the new washing machine and tumble drier downstairs within the last month as having so many beds in the house and, I'm pleased to say, so many guests choosing to stay with us, the washing machines in the house are kept quite busy with all the fast change-overs at this time of year! The new machines in the basement would never have to be shared with other guests, as the smaller apartment (the Rotling) also has its own machine in its kitchen. We hope to welcome you again sometime.
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house for 5 days in June 2015 - there were 3 couples and we had plenty of space - the kitchen is fantastic with lovely views over the river mosel as you are dining. The balcony area on the top floor was fantastic for a late night glass of wine/beer at the end of the day looking at the cruisers go by. The location of the house is right in the centre of Zell and the town itself is a perfect base for exploring the area. Would highly recommend and cannot wait to go back again - was the highlight of our 3 week holiday in Germany/Holland this year. - Edwina, Dublin

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad to hear what a great time you had. We look forward to welcoming you back when you're next travelling our way again.
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Fantastic stay:

  • 5 of 5

We booked this accommodation as a base for our motorbike trip around the Mosel Valley, it was an ideal choice and had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable , it was spacious and clean. The location of this apartment is minutes from restaurant's ,pubs and bakers. The view across the river was a great way to wake up. Over all a fantastic stay!!! 10/10

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments Dave. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.
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Maison très bien équipée et très propre

  • 5 of 5

Excellent séjour dans une maison très bien équipée et très propre.

Nous avions loué l'entièreté de la maison pour un week-end familial avec nos enfants et petits enfants( 12 personnes).

La vue sur la Moselle depuis la cuisine et le salon est magnifique et la terrasse a pu accueillir des apéros pour les 9 adultes.

Merci à Madame Hammer pour son accueil en français et pour sa gentillesse à résoudre un petit souci pratique.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour vos commentaires. Je suis heureux que vous avez apprécié votre séjour.
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Frankfurt Hahn
Nearest Barpub
1 minute walk
Nearest Ferry
294 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Car: not necessary


There are no nearby beaches.


Frankfurt Hahn Airport is a 30 minute drive (37km). It is served by Ryanair, FlyRomania, Sun Express and Wizz Air. There is an airport shuttle bus direct to Zell and also car hire available at the airport.

Zell is approximately a 5 hour drive from Calais.

Use of car not essential - boat and bus services are regular and there is a good train service from nearby Bullay.


The property is located directly in the pedestrian district of the town centre - less than a few minutes' walking distance to all amenities.

Traben Trabach 17km

Cochem 28km

Bernkastel 33km

Trier 67km

Koblenz 75 km

Koln 164km

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The old historic town of Zell, situated directly on the Mosel River has a pedestrian area where you can sample many different culinary delights. Zell and the surrounding area have many wine festivals and events from spring time until late autumn. Apart from walking and cycling along the Mosel and in the vineyards, the area offers endless possibilities such as: Adventure Forest, thermal baths, paragliding, water sports, golf, tennis and more. The surrounding 5 to 80 km offers many sightseeing excursions to castles, the steepest vineyards in Europe, cloisters, 2000 year old Roman ruins and Germany's oldest city, Trier, with the world famous Porta Nigra. Directly behind Trier is Luxembourg, France, Belgium and the Netherlands can be reached within a few hours.

The town centre offers a good selection of restaurants and ice cream parlours, within a few minutes' walk. There is also a bakery, an award winning butchers and several fine wine shops. For guests with transport there is a big out of town shopping centre on the opposite river bank with a large Globus supermarket, Aldi, Lidl and other stores.

Frankfurt Hahn Airport is a 30 minute drive. It is served by Ryanair, FlyRomania, Sun Express and Wizz Air. There is an airport shuttle bus direct to Zell and also car hire available at the airport.

There is ample free parking near to the property.