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Holiday Home in Medieval Wine Town.

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Last updated: 11/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Prichsenstadt house description

The Stone House is located in the beautiful town of Prichsenstadt in Germany. We offer Self-Catering accommodation ideal for family holidays in outstanding surroundings. The house has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 7 (max. 4 adults), infant facilities are available. The house offers all you will need for a comfortable holiday, a perfect place to relax, a base to explore the surrounding towns and countryside, or somewhere to hang up your riding or hiking gear at the end of a fabulous day! There is something for everyone. Of particular interest is the food, wine, history and culture of the area.

Prichsenstadt is in Franconia (or Franken in German), Northern Bavaria and is the 6th largest of the 13 wine producing areas of Germany and the only wine producing region in Bavaria. The area has a wonderful sunny, warm and dry climate suitable for vine growing, and is steeped in history and tradition. Tourism and agriculture, particularly viticulture, are the primary industries in the area.

There is plenty to do nearby and in the region, explore Franconia, the wine is a huge attraction to the area, there is a reason why the Germans keep the good stuff to themselves! Prichsenstadt is at the start of the “Romantische Straße” (Romantic Road), Germany's most popular holiday route, passing through many historic, beautiful medieval towns including Rothenburg, Dinkelsbühl, Nördlingen, ending in Füssen and the majestic Alps.

The Franconian 'Bocksbeutel Straße' is another tourist route through the area (Bocksbeutel is the bottle shape synonymous with Franconian wine). The Bocksbeutel Straße is a wine trail that runs through all the major wine producing villages and towns of which Prichsenstadt is one. Prichsenstadt is close to many beautiful ancient towns such as Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bamberg, Nürnberg and Würzburg to name just a few. Bamberg Town and the Würzburg Residence are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Prichsenstadt itself is a uniquely preserved medieval town retaining over 70% of the town walls, watchtowers, moat and town gate, it really is like staying in your own medieval castle. The town, which in reality is smaller than some of the surrounding villages, has all you will need.

Surrounded by open vineyards and beautiful peaceful countryside Prichsenstadt offers a perfect getaway, and the chance for a genuine Bavarian experience. Even though rural and quiet the town is still very much a working and thriving community with six winemakers, all happy for you to sample their wares and five cosy traditional Franconian restaurants all serving a delectable range of seasonal Franconian Cuisine.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Double bed with balcony overlooking the courtyard....moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

            Childrens room with two single bunk beds, childrens toys etc...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

            Double bed and single bed. Infant cot available....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

            The upstairs bathroom has a bath, shower, toilet, hairdrier....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            Toilet, washing machine, iron and laundry facilities. ...moreless


          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Television
          • Toys
          • Video Games


          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Churches
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Theme Parks
          • Water Parks
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries

          Leisure Activities

          • Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking


          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining:

            The dining room has seating for up to 7 people. A high chair and booster seat are available. Table covers and place mats are provided...moreless

          • Dining Room
          • Seating for 7 people


          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            Fully heated....moreless

          • Internet:

            WiFi available on request at no extra charge....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            Clean bed linen and towels are provided throughout....moreless

          • Living Room:

            The lounge has seating for up to seven people. There is a TV with integrated DVD and a selection of DVDs, a Playstation 2 with a selection of games, books for all ages....moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking in front of house for one vehicle....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Clean bed linen and towels are provided throughout....moreless

          • Washing Machine


          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen is fully equiped with all you should need in terms of kitchenware. There is an oven and 4 hob electric stove, a fridge, coffee machine, toaster, kettle, dishwasher and a microwave oven....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster


              • Deck / Patio:

                To the rear of the property is a cozy courtyard and a large barn. The courtyard is furnished with garden chairs, sun shade, deckchairs and a table for al-fresco dining....moreless



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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              May 1 - Jun 30, 2015
              4 night min stay
              £540 £1,800

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

              Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
              6 night min stay

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

              Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015
              4 night min stay
              £540 £1,800

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              4 night min stay

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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              • Taxes Not included


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              Last updated: 11/25/2014
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              80 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              Nuremburg Airport (NUE)
              Nearest Restaurant
              Several in town all within 1km.

              Car: Necessary

              Prichsenstadt Town is a remarkably well preserved example of the walled medieval villages that were built in Franconia in the middle ages. With the gatehouse, moat, watchtowers, old cobbled roads, wood framed and stone houses and over 70% of the medieval town walls still remaining there is much to explore. The village was first mentioned in the history books in 1258 and in 1366 it was granted 'Town' status with all the privileges that this afforded its residents. Most of the buildings in the old part of the town, where The Stone House is situated, date from around 1500 onwards.

              While tourism plays an increasingly important role in the town and region, the primary industry is still agricultural with viticulture being of particular importance. The town is surrounded by open countryside with vineyards to the north and farmland and forests to the south. As with most of Germany, the land is open to the public and is criss-crossed with cycle and hiking trails. The town lies in the Main River valley at approximately 200m altitude accounting for the milder winters and hot summers, ideal for vines and wine production. To the east lies the Stiegerwald Nature Park which is a forested escarpment rising to over 400m above the Main River valley. This has kilometers of hiking and riding trails.

              There are six independent winemakers (Weingut) in the village all happy to allow you to sample their exceptional wine. You will find five traditional cozy restaurants all serving seasonal Franconian and Bavarian cuisine all year round. There are also several Inns and Guest Houses in the village. Recently a five star hotel opened, their restaurant serves a range of traditional and international cuisine.

              Shops in the town include two butcheries both selling homemade franconian sausage, cold meat and other delicacies. There are two bakeries offering fresh bread and pastries daily, a pharmacy and an antique shop. At various times of the year local farms will sell fresh seasonal produce, such as asparagus, directly.

              There is also a large playground for the children.

              All of this within 100m of the Stone House! You really do not need to travel far to relax and enjoy the local food, wine and beautiful surroundings.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2007

              About the owner: We live in Surrey with our 2 young children and co-own our holiday home in Germany with our parents. We travel here several times a year to enjoy the region and always return feeling refreshed. This property was bought because we love the area and we wanted to share it with our family. We always enjoy it and we hope you do also.

              Why the Owner Chose Prichsenstadt:
              We have been coming to Franconia since 1999 when a family member retired in the area nearby. We all fell in love with the region and in 2007 we had the opportunity to purchase this property in this very remarkable town. We have been having happy family holidays here ever since. This area is easily accessible by car or air. We drive most often as it works for us.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              There really is something for all the family in the area. The town is quiet and traditional and a chance to sample the outstanding food and wine that Franconia has to offer. The surrounding countryside is simply beautiful, the vineyards, orchards and fields around the town are all open to explore. The area is perfect for cyclists and hikers and includes the Steigerwald Nature Park, just a few kilometers away. For those needing more excitement there are several nearby bigger towns and villages to explore and one of Bavarias biggest theme parks just 7 km away.

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              Speaks: english



              • The Stone House

                The Stone House

              • Prichsenstadt Town from the Ponds

                Prichsenstadt Town from the Ponds

              • Prichsenstadt Town Gates

                Prichsenstadt Town Gates

              • Prichsenstadt Town Gates

                Prichsenstadt Town Gates

              • Prichsenstadt Town

                Prichsenstadt Town

              • Dining Room

                Dining Room

              • Kitchen


              • Bedroom 2

                Bedroom 2

              • The Stone House

                The Stone House

              • Prichsenstadt Town Tower

                Prichsenstadt Town Tower

              • Prichsenstadt Town at sunset

                Prichsenstadt Town at sunset

              • Prichsenstadt Town from the Vineyards

                Prichsenstadt Town from the Vineyards

              • Lounge


              • Patio/Courtyard


              • Bathroom


              • Bedroom 1

                Bedroom 1

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              Date last modified - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

              £80 - £100 per night (GBP)

              3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 7

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              Speaks: english
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