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Recent Reviews

  • Wonderful stay
    5 of 5

    This property is quite unique and a real find. It was so clean and well equipped. We had such a wonderful welcome and the owners are so friendly. We like sight seeing and visiting places of interest and found that all areas of Alsace along with the Black Forest region were within easy reach from Willgottheim. I would highly recommend this property to anyone.

    Stayed: Jun 2018
  • A lovingly restored cottage in a beautiful location that is equipped to the highest standards.
    5 of 5

    The cottage is more a work of art than a holiday gite. Its style captures Alsace's love of wood and tiles, while its amenities are very much of the 21st first century: a nicely equipped kitchen and wonderful bathrooms, comfortable seating, attractive lighting (and for winter even a sauna). It is perfect and spacious for a couple (and a dog in our case) or a couple with two smaller children or a teen. The only issue to note is that the stairs to the bedrooms would not be ideal for anyone with mobility problems. The location is at the edge of a hamlet in lovely rolling countryside with lots of walks from the front door. It benefits from being outside the main tourist areas around the wine villages (which start only a few kilometers away). We liked Saverne (10 min drive) the nearest town of any size and Strasbourg is only 30km away. This was our first visit to the area and it is hard to imagine a better one. You are perfectly placed for touring the region or just staying put and walking in the local area as you wish. There are some perfectly decent places to eat nearby. The greatest charm of the cottage, though, is the warmth of Nancy and Franck, the owners who live a few hundred meters away in their own equally charming house. The welcoming basket of cherries from the garden and homemade jam and apple juice or Nancy appearing with newly laid eggs or freshly baked Alsatian tarts during our stay. They are native to Alsace and love and know the area, so they are a fund of local information about what to see and do or to talk to (while never being intrusive). By the end of two weeks we felt as though we were friends rather than just visitors. For many in the UK, Alsace is an area that somehow is not on many people's radar (we have repeatedly had to try tell various neighbours and friends where it is) and this is a huge shame as it has enormous attractions: stunning scenery and architecture, a fascinating history as a borderland between French and German cultures that has forged something distinctive of its own, friendly people, glorious domestic architecture and in Strasbourg one of Europe's most elegant cities. The food and wine are distinctive and excellent. We had glorious summer weather, but it is easy to see the cottage and area would be lovely in all seasons. We have rented cottages in various countries for 40 years and unhesitatingly put this at the top of any list.

    Stayed: Jun 2018
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