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Authentic Alsatian house, classified ****, ideal couples / families, quiet sauna

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Independent country house, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, private terrace and garden

Red Eglantine is an Alsatian farm 100m2 timbered its owners saved from demolition and transplanted into the village where they live themselves. The cottage is quietly situated in a village of 220 inhabitants with an ideal location for both leisure tourism activities or access to local services: supermarket, various shops, restaurants within 5 minutes of the rental.

Animals (cat / dog) are allowed for a fee and after consultation with the owners and posting a bond.

The cottage has a neat and harmonious décor made from antique furniture and objects collected from flea markets in the region. The materials chosen for its realization are natural: wood, lime, dirt and products used for finishes: hard wax oil or Biofa Mauler ...

Tenant comfort is assured: dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, small appliances (toaster, kettle, coffee or traditional piston or Senseo, mixer, blender, food processor ...), glass-plate ceramic, extractor hood ... as baby equipment (deckchair, high chair, babycook, bottle warmer, folding bed ...) on request.

The ground floor is completely open and includes a spacious clearing in which to deposit luggage on arrival, a kitchen (in ancient sandstone sink, dishes Niderviller ...) and dining area, a lounge area / relaxing / dining room dressed old wood (sofa bed of excellent quality can easily accommodate two beds). Magazines, books Alsatian, various readings, flat screen TV and DVD player available.

A bathroom including walk-in shower, free standing bath and toilet there is also present.

All floors of the DRC are old tiles. Underfloor heating is provided by a pellet boiler. A wood stove is in addition to enjoy the winter evenings by the fire: the first basket of wood is offered and invoiced the following 5 euros.

Access upstairs is via a beautiful staircase type 'quarter turn'; its configuration can potentially cause problems for people with reduced mobility.

The floor opens onto a relaxation area for children (former desk 3 seater with folding jump seats), a separate toilet and 2 bedrooms: 'The Lodge' at South side is a master suite with refined decoration that includes a two bed people, wardrobe and ancillary storage space, table space but also a bath / adjoining sink. Ability to access from this room to a room in the attic 'The Cabin' that will accommodate a bed for a child up to 8/10 years.

'The attic is the second bedroom which is located in the North; it hosts two brass beds and provides a more rustic mountain decor: wardrobe, storage space and a table waiting for you. Upstairs floors are old paneled floors.

Heating is provided by radiators connected to the pellet boiler.

Towels and house provided and beds made on arrival. The bedding is high quality linen and harmoniously selected bed with two bedrooms which helps to give them an identity.

The comfort of the cottage includes a relaxing outdoor space: bucolic terrace accessible from a door-window located in the kitchen, barbecue, garden furniture, park, bench and chairs.

A second relaxation area in the basement hosts a table football, a sauna and a shower and the laundry (washing machine and dryer) and the technical room.

Possibility to park a medium sized car in front of the cottage (uncovered), additional parking spaces 20m.

The owners live in - 100m and assure themselves the reception of guests (unless prior notice). They shall make available to their guests their knowledge and love of their region and also offer to visit their animals (donkey, rabbits, chickens, dogs, cats ...)

More Details

Mme Nancy Hufschmitt
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Salenthal in Bas-Rhin

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    - Bath (no shower)
  • Character bathroom with all comfort; standing bath, walk-in shower, WC suspended, quality fittings, custom-made furniture. Shabby style décor. Heated floors, old tiles, gray tones
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • The Lodge: master suite with double bed, wardrobe with hanging space and shelves, spaces of closed and open storage appendices, an office. Direct access to a small bathroom with a sink and a bathtub. Decoration and refined (old books, wood paneling, cherubs, Jouy ...) Access to a room in the attic, 'The Cabin' whose dimensions and configuration reminiscent of childhood huts perched in trees: Sleeping extra for a child. The second bedroom has a more rustic décor reminiscent of childhood attics: staging mezzanine. Two single beds coordinated brass, storage and cabinet, bedside tables, desk.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Naturism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Possibility to arrive in Saverne TGV station and rent a car


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Authentic Alsatian house, classified ****, ideal couples / families, quiet sauna
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews

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.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday home in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a wonderful week in Salenthal in probably the most interesting holiday home we've ever stayed in. The house is typical Alsacien and is like stepping back in time, but with modern day conveniences! It is immaculate and we immediately felt at home there.

Nancy and her family are lovely and are there to offer help and advice if needed. Very welcoming.

The area is a walker's and cyclist's delight. Wildlife abounds. Weather hot and sunny. All in all a fantastic holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jacquie, It's a real pleasure to welcome people as the two of you (three with your well educated and nice dog) in our rental, Rouge Eglantine. Happy to know that you enjoyed it and that our advices were helpful. To tear down and rebuild this Alsacian house ourselves was not only a way to save it from demolition but is nowadays a marvellous opportunity to meet nice persons. We are looking forward to welcoming you again if you plan again holidays in our neighbourhood! Best regards Nancy and Cie
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Pine Grove

Charming fairy tale house

  • 5 of 5

A unique craftsman house in a beautiful setting. Very quiet and located near most points of interest. Our hosts Nancy and Frank are very charming and speak English very well. The house is well equipped, wifi etc. We would recommend this beautiful property to anyone with hesitation. We couldn't have asked for anything more.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michelle and D'Arcy, We can't tell you how wonderful were the moments we shared. We greatly enjoyed talking with the two of you about local history, wonderful places off the beaten tourist tracks. We are looking forward to seeing you again, in Alsace but also in California. Many thanks...
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Wunderbar ist fast untertrieben

  • 5 of 5

Das Ferienhaus ist im Original noch entzückender als auf den Fotos. Mit viel Liebe wurde es von Nancy dekoriert und weihnachtlich geschmückt, sodass wir uns ab der ersten Sekunde wohlgefühlt haben. Vor Allem die geschmackvolle Weihnachtsdekoraktion und der selbstgebackene Kuchen gaben uns das Gefühl bei lieben Freunde zu Gast zu sein. Das Haus bot uns massig Platz für 4 erwachsene Personen 1 Hund, aber auch an den Tagen als wir zu sechst waren konnten wir das Haus genießen ohne uns gegenseitig auf den Füßen zu stehen. Die Küchenausstattung ist für 6 Personen üppig bemessen und gab uns die Möglichkeit täglich gut zu kochen. Sauna und Tischkicker, sowie die luxuriöse Badewanne, vertrieben uns die Zeit am verregneten Neujahrstag. Nancy war für alle Anliegen jederzeit eine kompetente Ansprechpartnerin und hat uns gute Ausflugstipps gegeben.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Vielen lieben Dank für die wunderbare Zeit in diesem Haus. Man fühlt sich wie in einem Museum, genießt aber gleichzeitig den allerbesten Standard. Das Haus ist sehr liebevoll eingerichtet und es war nach unseren Wanderungen in der traumhaft schönen Landschaft bei leider extrem kalten Wetter immer eine Freude, nach " Hause" zu kommen und es sich mit Kamin und Sauna gemütlich zu machen. Die Vermieterin ist sehr nett und hat uns mit allerlei Köstlichkeit aus ihrem Garten verwöhnt. Wir kommen gerne mal wieder!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly 5 Star

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful. Superb house for anyone but especially those who enjoy historical properties. Beautifully presented. Very well equipped. Spotless. Delightful owners who made us feel really welcome. Excellent area for walking and cycling with castles, canals, cherry orchards, many interesting towns and villages, fine old buildings and Alsace wine. Would highly recommend this lovely house.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Catering located ideally within one hour of the main sites of Alsace from North to South of Alsace: Christmas markets, wine route and villages of the Alsace vineyards (beginning of the Wine Route in Marlenheim 10mn) Strasbourg and its many museums (our favorites as historical museums, or Alsatian Tomi Ungerer ...) but also Colmar, Obernai, Molsheim, Haguenau ...). Very good accessibility to the largest amusement park in Europe, EUROPAPARK, an hour.

immediate access to a forest fitness trail from the house.

Great restaurants nearby: Birkenwald, Dimsthal Marmoutier


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Salenthal, Bas-Rhin

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
été 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
automne 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
fin d'année 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Noel Nouvel AN
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £44.53
accès sauna et espace détente £44.53
ménage fin de séjour (optionnel) £48.98
accès internet £4.45
corbeille de bois £4.45
Stay tax £1.25 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

La réservation est ferme à partir du moment où le locataire a retourné le contrat signé accompagné d'un chèque comprenant les arrhes dans les dix jours après le contact: encaissement des arrhes (15 jours suivants la réception du contrat).

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