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High-end charming mansion in the middle of the forest

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs2
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Mansion of 500 sq.m., 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, for 8-10 people

This old forester's house, now completely renovated, was built in 1875. - This charming mansion is located in the Northern Vosges Regional Park, on a landscaped private ground of ​​3 acres in the middle of a beautiful beech trees forest 'The Buchwald' .

You can enjoy a lot of outdoor activities directly from the property, like walking, jogging, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife spotting and even cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter ... Nearby, you will find many cultural and historical sightseeings opportunities, such as the ruins of fortified castles (Windstein, Fleckenstein Wasigenstein ...), the remains of the Maginot Line, or several museums (Rural House of 'Outre-Forêt' [outer forest], Lalique museum, French Petroleum Museum, ...).

For your evening entertainment, enjoy the Niederbronn-les-Bains casino or discover the Alsatian gastronomy in one of many picturesque wine bar or Michelin starred restaurants nearby.

The perfect location of our mansion will enable you to easily discover during half-day or full day excursions, the main Alsacian attractions (like Strasbourg, Colmar, Haut-Koenigsbourg, Riquewihr, ...), sightseeing's in Moselle (St. Croix Animal Park, Ceramics Museum, the Citadel of Bitche ...), the attractions in the close by German Palatinate and Bade-Württemberg (Mosel Valley, Baden-Baden, Black Forest, Europa Park [amusement park] , ...) and even the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

With your family, your friends or only with your beloved one, our country house provides modern comfort with a large living space of 500 sq.m. - There is a 120 sq.m. stateroom open onto lush greenery, including a dining room, living rooms, a fireplace, a billiard table and a pantry with open fireplace and original baker wooden oven. - The main historical building includes meanwhile a spacious entrance with office, a large living-dining room with fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen. A laundry room, a restroom and a seperate shower complete this level. - The first floor offers a perfect night space for 8 persons, with a two-bedroom suite with bathroom and toilet, a bedroom with ensuite bathroom and bathtub and a bedroom with ensuite shower and washbasin and separate toilet. This level is completed by a beautiful office and library mezzanine, with reading lounge and balcony, and an extra bed for two.

You will also enjoy all the bygone and modern facilities of such an unique mansion: earthenware wood stoves, central heating, alarm system, air conditioning, computer equipment and internet connection, WiFi, satellite TV, DVD player, etc.

All linen are provided free of charge, and all property expenses such as heating, a/c, electricity, water and Internet are included in the price.

Our four-legged friends are welcomed with advance notice.

More Details

Pierre Popp / Sebastien Heinrich
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Pierre Popp / Sebastien Heinrich

Le Buchwald is our haven of peace and serenity which enable us to break away from the stress of everyday life. It is where we revitalize ourselves and where we welcome our family and our friends.

Today, we invite you to discover this sanctuary by yourself ...

Pierre Popp / Sebastien Heinrich purchased this villa in 1969

Why Pierre Popp / Sebastien Heinrich chose Dambach

Family homestead

What makes this villa unique

Le Buchwald is our haven of peace and serenity which enable us to break away from the stress of everyday life. It is where we revitalize ourselves and where we welcome our family and our friends.

Today, we invite you to discover this sanctuary by yourself ...


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Dambach in Bas-Rhin

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    - Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet
    - Toilet
    - Shower Enclosure
  • You will have a total of 3 showers, 1 bathtub and 4 toilets (2 separate restrooms). Upon request, we can provide a baby bathtub free of charge.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    - 1 Double Bed
  • Upon request, we can accommodate 1 or 2 more people in the library mezzanine (extra double bed) for up to a maximum occupancy 10 people.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private 'Flammenküche' party on request (extra charge). (It's the typical Alsacian culinary specialty)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

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High-end charming mansion in the middle of the forest
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
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What a beautiful place!!

  • 5 of 5

Le Buchwald is an amazing property! Once we walked in and saw that beautiful curved staircase, we knew we had chosen the right rental. Pierre Popp and Sebastien Heinrich were the most gracious and accommodating hosts. M. Heinrich answered all my questions (and there were many), usually within a few minutes. Each room is beautifully decorated with antiques, hard to believe in a rental. The decorating just added to the house's ambiance. THe main floor was huge, just as the photos show. There were two kitchens, one newer with a ceramic cooktop, oven, microwave, built-in steaming unit, dishwasher, and the piece de resistance, an American refrigerator-freezer with the water and ice dispenser in the door!! We had never seen this in a European rental. What a treat! We tended to cook in the "old" kitchen with it's large gas range, though. The outdoor patio and grounds were as pictured. Very beautiful. The four bedrooms were upstairs and were smaller compared to the ground floor. The master bedroom and a second bedroom were in one wing. The master had it's own larger bathroom, complete with jacuzzi tub with a handheld sprayer but no standup shower. The floor had radiant heat! THe second bedroom had a shower inside the room and a large toilet room just outside the door. In the other wing, while two double bedrooms

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. - We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay at Le Buchwald, as it was also a great pleasure for us to host you and your group, in our house. We really hope to be able to welcome you again sometimes in the future. In the meantime, we remain at your disposal. Kind regards, Sebastien & Pierre
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the Alsace region and we were made to feel very welcome by Pierre an Sebastian on arrival to their beautiful house. It has every comfort and extra special touches like the billiard and ping pong tables, bikes, BBQ and incredibly well equipped kitchen. The house is truly a sanctuary and place to relax for the whole family, and as a base from which to explore the area, it was perfect. Thanking you both again for your generous hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was also a pleasure for us to host you and your family at Le Buchwald. We take also the opportunity to thank you again for your kindness and for having given the house back in perfect shape (we first believed that you didn't used the BBQ :-)) We hope we will be able to welcome you again in the future.
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Wir hatten ein tolles langes Wochenende und die Kinder einen tollen Garten zum toben. Vielen Dank!

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Une grande maison forestiere en cadre naturel et calme

  • 4 of 5

La maison était très propre et confortable. Le propriétaire était très gentil. Le style de mobilier était alsacien. Dans les deux cuisines on trouvait tous. Les lits étaient très bons.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Magnifica casa nella foresta!

  • 5 of 5

Ho soggiornato presso Le Buchwald per due settimane con la famiglia e amici. L' antica casa è stupenda ed enorme! Equipaggiata di tutto quello che si ha bisogno. 2 cucine, una moderna e l'altra con camino e forno a legna, due saloni tanti bagni... e 4 stanze. Il giardino è a dir poco stupendo e tutto recintato. Il nostro cane lo ha apprezzato moltissimo e non c'era nessun pericolo di fuga. La casa è a margine della foresta e si ha la possibilità di vedere caprioli, cervi e cinghiali. Dalla casa parte un sentiero per delle facili passeggiate. Il posto è adatto per chi ama la pace e tranquillità. Ci sono a disposizione delle biciclette, ping pong, biliardo e tanto altro. I padroni della casa ci hanno accolto con molta gentilezza lasciandoci in frigorifero un ottimo vino e un dolce tipico dell'Alsazia. Sono due persone squisite e molto disponibili. A due km c'è un piccolo e piacevole trattoria doce offrono menù di 3 portate a EUR 8.50 o poco più.

Cosa dire di più, ci tornerei subito!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Demeure de rêve

  • 5 of 5

Une demeure de rêve où nous avons passé de merveilleuses fêtes de Noël dans un cadre magnifique.

Un merveilleux sapin de Noël nous attendait avec des

cadeaux du propriétaire qui nous a réservé un accueil très chaleureux.

Une location très confortable où l'on se sent bien, où l'on se ressource.

Nous étions 9, nous n'avons manqué de rien.

Un grand merci à Monsieur POPP


  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Strasbourg airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A4 highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Champ du Feu
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Hanau pond
Car: necessary

In winter, cross country skiing and snowshoeing from the property.

Many ruins of castles & Maginot Line nearby.

Property adjoining the GR53 trail (National hiking trail).


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £127.42

Toutes charges et taxes incluses (chauffage, eau, électricité, accès Internet, Wifi, téléphone national, linge de lit et linge de maison), hors ménage final obligatoire.
All charges and taxes included (heating, water, electricity, internet access, Wifi, national telephone calls, bed linen and towels, welcome amenities), excluding mandatory final cleaning.
Alle Gebühren und Steuern Inklusiv (Heizung, Wasser, Strom, Wireless-LAN, Bettwäsche, Handtücher und Haushaltswaren), ausser obligatorische Endreinigung.

Ménage final obligatoire / Mandatory final cleaning / Obligatorische Endreinigung => 145,00 € (quelque soit la durée du séjour / no matter of duration / unabhängig der Länge des Aufenthaltes).

Tarifs indiqués pour une occupation maximum de 8 adultes/enfants + 1 bébé (lit-bébé fournit) / Rates for a maximum occupancy of 8 adults/children + 1 infant (cot provided) / Preise für eine maximale Belegung von 8 Erwachsene/Kinder + 1 Baby (Kinderbett vorhanden).

Pour 1 ou 2 personnes supplémentaires (couchage d'appoint dans la mezzanine-bibliothèque) / For 1 or 2 additional persons (extra bed in the mezzanine-library) / Für 1 oder 2 zusätzliche Personen (Zusatzbett in der Mezzanine-Bibliothek) => 15,00 Euro par personne par nuit / per person per night / pro Person pro Nacht.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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