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Upon entering this traditional farmhouse, you will be charmed by its 260-year history. Even as you drive up to the house, its beautiful location, typical wooden fence, blue shutters, and majestic farm buildings radiate warmth and a welcoming atmosphere. Only a few steps into the house (the floor is covered with old Kolbingen tiles, acquired from the Beuron monastery), is the middle of the old smokehouse kitchen (called 'Rauchküche'). This means that, for the longest time, it functioned with an open fire place. It is now the hallway. Some foods, like bacon, were hung above the fireplace to be smoked, in order to be more easily preserved. The house's original rafters, which were hidden under several layers of insulation, wood, and particle board, as well as its walls, have been blackened with soot. You can still smell it! Now, let's go into the living room. Here we found the original stone wall from 1747 under old lime plaster - very exciting! The tiled stove, from approx. 1790, has been renovated and radiates the sense of comfort and shelter of a house that has been through a lot. Nevertheless: full-HD TV, and an impressive Bose sound system with iPod dock. Naturally, 3D glasses are available. Even rainy days are fun! A fine collection of Blu-Rays, DVDs, and CDs is also available. Even your pet will feel pampered in the nice, roofed animal sleeping area. In the romantic, roomy country kitchen, which used to be the workshop (added in approx. 1900), you can enjoy cosy candle-lit dinners at the long, 8-person wooden table, telling stories late into the night. Sure to please our gourmet guests, our kitchen is fully-equipped: crockery for 12 people, coffee tableware for 12 people, rustic coffee ceramic, wooden platters, lots of pots and pans, various mixers, etc. Cutlery for 24 people and an induction stove (you won't miss out on new technology) are also on hand. The microwave is also handy for quick meals. Next to the kitchen is the loggia, i.e. a covered passage to the former farm buildings, equipped with a BBQ grill and a cosy table with chairs for at least 6 people, and boasting a view of the greenery behind the free-standing house, the garden, and the outdoor barrel-shaped Jacuzzi. The Jacuzzi is great for warm summer evenings or cold snowy winters (great fun, whether in hot or cold water) and guests have complete privacy when sitting in the Whirlpool. Take a break and relax: surrounded by rose petals or candle light, a glass of champagne is a must! All day long, the sun travels around the house from room to room, keeping it nice and bright. Spend the evenings sat in front of the house, or in the Loggia on a sheepskin, wrapped in a warm blanket, finishing off the day with regional wine and cheese. Another surprise to the right of the main entrance: the stable bathroom! A small sauna, sitting on what used to be a sow stall, a large and luxurious stone-tiled shower (formerly a calf stall), and a free-standing cast-iron bathtub from nearby Alsace! These amenities are here, waiting for you to use them! Along the long side of the house you will see the unaltered, traditional barn, which houses the trough, the wooden shutters through which hay was given to the animals, as well as the drinking troughs for the cows and goats that once lived here. Even the wood planks are unchanged; but cleaned, of course! The bedrooms are reached by a well-trodden staircase, which is illuminated at night with LED lamps for security. Here you will find a bathroom with shower and toilet on the old threshing floor, as well as a romantic reading area, where you can withdraw to take in the last rays of sunlight shining between the old beams. Hung above the staircase, the 'horns,' i.e. a collection of antlers, are illuminated with warm light. In bedroom 1 you will find a double bed with extra-thick mattresses for heavenly sleep, a designer armchair, a mirror and a painting equipped with infra-red heating created by a young artist, a delicate, antique wardrobe, and a cosy atmosphere. If necessary, a white cast-iron children's cot is available. Bedroom 2 has room for three guests. Likewise, specially-designed wooden beds, just like in bedroom 1, are ready to give you a good night's sleep. An old wooden chest, floor lamp, etc. complete the refreshing flair. You will find all the necessary comforts in the small bath- and shower room. The garage is connected to the very back of the house. Please note: Ceiling height in the house is 6'5'! Nice, friendly neighbours live in the surrounding houses.
We recently had guests from Israel who were so delighted, that they immediately photographed the house and its inventory. The lady was a writer for Busyboo, the world famous architecture and design blog, and gave us a nice review on the site - go check it out!
We are also the topic of a big story with great photos in the July edition of Servusmagazin (#7, 2014)!
You can spend cosy, romantic nights in bedroom 1 with its big double bed and its ancient wooden ceiling beams and planks, still painted white. The infra-red heating system, designed to look like a painting, fits stylishly into the ambiance.
Bedroom 2 has 1 double bed and 1 single bed; bed linens are selected according to guest type: from pink blooms (girl's room) to striped blue 'Danube bed linens' (boy's room); for our very young guests, we have a cute, white cast-iron bed!
The large 'stable' bathroom, where history and modernity meet: elegant fittings, countertop washbasin, relaxing rainforest shower, romantic free-standing bath with lion's feet, and sauna. Across from it, the stable wall with all its historic details: trough, water dispenser, wooden shutters for hay feeding, wooden floors and the old wooden door to the barn.
The small shower room on the top floor: cosy, romantic, with a countertop sink, the same wall fixtures as in the stable, a rustic wooden floor with many signs of use, and the old wooden beam for support. Nobody knows how old the bathroom door really is.
The fence around the garden helps keep your pet on the property. We have sun loungers, a barrel-shaped outdoor Jacuzzi, which is best enjoyed with a glass of champagne on a warm summer night (or in the winter, surrounded by snow), hidden from view in the back end of the garden, and another 2 garden chairs in the roofed loggia. The old barn was beautifully restored and tiled with Kolbingen stone from the neighbouring village. It houses a large professional BBQ grill with a special vegetable insert, which meets all your culinary needs. Another chair can be found in front of the house, in the small fenced garden, with soft fleece blankets (or sheepskin in autumn).
The kitchen is equipped with an induction hob, a cocktail shaker, a set of rustic dishes for afternoon tea, white pasta dishes, standard and Senseo coffee machines, a kettle, a 2-slice toaster, pots and pans, baking utensils, a microwave, an iron, a washing machine & tumble dryer, infra-red heating, and more.
Weihnachten und Neujahr Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015 7 night min stay
Neujahr Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2016 7 night min stay
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The farmhouse, which is protected as part of the cultural heritage protection program, is located in the heart of the 'Obere Donau' nature reserve. From Bubsheim you can admire the beautiful panoramic view of the Alps (with the highest football pitch in Baden-Württemberg, at 970 m above sea level). The following destinations are located within a 50 km radius of Bubsheim:
- the old university town of Tübingen and its historic old quarter,
- Hohenzollern Castle in Hechingen,
- and along the Upper Neckar, Rottenburg, Horb, Oberndorf, and Rottweil.
To the East lie Riedlingen, Zwiefalten, the Federsee lake and Urweltmuseum Hauff (prehistoric museum) in Holzmaden, and Sigmaringen Castle, all along the 'Schwäbische Albstraße' (Swabian alpine road)!
To the South lie Lake Constance and the surrounding fruit-growing region, Constance, the Untersee (lower lake), which forms part of Lake Constance, the islands of Reichenau and Mainau, Meersburg, the Hochrhein (section of the river that runs along the border to Switzerland), Bodanrück, Höri, the ancient volcanoes in the Hegau, as well as Hohentwiel and Schaffhausen (where you can visit the Rhine Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in Europe).
West of Bubsheim lie the Randen mountain range and Wutachschlucht canyon, the Black Forest, Furtwangen, famous for its cuckoo clocks, and the award-winning Black Forest adventure bath in Titisee-Neustadt.
Triberg/St. Georgen, Hornberg in the Kinzigtal valley, Alpirsbach, Wolfach, and Schiltach also lie to the South.
Baiersbronn and its gourmet restaurants, namely 'Traube Tonbach' and 'Barreis,' are a great destination.
For those of you who love sports and exercise, the house lies right next to the Donauberglandweg hiking trail, 7 cross-country ski trails, and a biathlon centre.
The area also offers mountain climbing (aquaMonte Outdoor in Rottweil, guides available), biking on the Donauradweg bike path (including several bike parks), canoeing, rafting in Beuron/Thiergarten, or gliding on Klippeneck mountain, Germany's highest glider airport.
Everything sailing related can be done at Lake Constance!
Don't forget the rides on our very own vintage 1954 Kramer Tractor and the long outlet store 'shopping mile' in Metzingen.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: I started my career path in natural sciences before moving on to pre-fabricated housing sales, and then restoring/renting out the historical Schauberhof: from gutting the house to making a new floor plan, acquiring building materials, planning and laying out the kitchen and appropriate furniture, procuring waste wood, and landscaping.
Why the Owner Chose Sigmaringen: For over 20 years, we have been driving from Freiburg over to the beautiful Donaubergland (Danube mountain region) countryside. I took a quick look on the internet, found this 260-year-old farmhouse, and decided that I liked it so much I should buy it!
The Unique Benefits at this House: For over 20 years, we have been driving from Freiburg over to the beautiful Donaubergland (Danube mountain region) countryside. I took a quick look on the internet, found this 260-year-old farmhouse, and decided that I liked it so much I should buy it!