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Romantic 14th Century Fortress

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Last updated: 08/16/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

GPS: N 47.24571° E 15.77985°

Neuhaus Castle is located on a mountain high above the River Feistritz in the eastern part of Styria, offering an unspoilt view over Lake Stubenberg and the hills beyond. All rooms are south facing. The grace and charm of antique furniture are combined with modern plumbing. Pleasant indoor temperatures are guaranteed throughout the summer.

Neuhaus Castle is a medieval fortress. Having stood as a ruin for two centuries, it is currently being restored to its original splendour. Today, from June to September, 3 bedrooms, dining room, sitting room, 2 baths and kitchens on the third floor (no elevator!) as well as 1 double bedroom with bath on the first floor are provided for our guests.

Neuhaus Castle was built in the 14th century by the counts of Stubenberg, one of the oldest and most renowned nobel families of Styria. It forms part of the line of fortifications erected along the eastern border of Austria to protect the region against invading Hungarians and Turks; however, there are no reports that the castle was ever besieged or taken. Other families followed, such as the Draxler and Wurmbrand.

Bernhard Draxler undertook some major restaurations after the castle had been damaged by fire in 1541 (a gruesome legend is linked to this tragic event); the main entrance gate with his coat of arms and the machicolation above bear witness to these works. Around 1680, on the eve of the Ottoman wars, the Wurmbrands added a 100 ft. high shield-wall giving the castle its present characteristic appearance. Only a century later, they abandoned Neuhaus and moved to their newly built residence in the baroque castle of Schielleiten near-by.

In 1800, lightning set fire to the roof reducing the once prominent fortress to a romantic ruin.

Reconstruction began in 1982 with the purpose of creating a residence for the present owners, Count and Countess Vetter von der Lilie, as well as to provide accomodation for tourists who prefer the unusual to designer hotels. Today, the entire 3rd floor (no lift!) consisting of three bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms, 2 bathrooms/showers and kitchens, together sleeping 7 persons, as well as a double bedroom with bath on the 1st floor, are ready to receive guests. They have the choice between preparing their own meals or to breakfast - for a little extra - with the owners. The exceptional location of the building on top of a mountain offers a bird’s-eye view over Lake Stubenberg and the rolling country-side bejond, a view only shared by a faithful couple of falcons and a large family of black martins. A guided tour of the premises is offered free of charge.

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Property Type

  • Castle
  • 180 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Couple...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    Family...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Family...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Family...moreless

  • Bedrooms 3 and 4 share 1 bathroom, Additional Crib/Cot at request

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    washing mashine...moreless

  • Newly equipped

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    free WLAN...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
 

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  • Taxes Not included

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All taxes and charges included

Payment in cash

Check-in after 3 pm., check-out until 11 am.

Pets by arrangement.

Breakfast optional at EURO 10/person/day

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Photos

  • Neuhaus Castle from the air

    Neuhaus Castle from the air

  • Lake Stubenberg and the castle

    Lake Stubenberg and the castle

  • Neuhaus Castle

    Neuhaus Castle

  • In the court yard

    In the court yard

  • Neuhaus in 1680

    Neuhaus in 1680

  • Draxler Suite

    Draxler Suite

  • Draxler Suite children's bedroom

    Draxler Suite children's bedroom

  • Draxler Suite dining room

    Draxler Suite dining room

  • Stubenberg Suite

    Stubenberg Suite

  • Ground floor

    Ground floor

  • Musketeers at breakfast

    Musketeers at breakfast

  • Neuhaus Castle and 'French Kiss'

    Neuhaus Castle and 'French Kiss'

  • Neuhaus Castle

    Neuhaus Castle

  • Court yard

    Court yard

  • Double bedroom

    Double bedroom

  • Draxler Suite bedroom

    Draxler Suite bedroom

  • Draxler Suite dining room

    Draxler Suite dining room

  • Stubenberg Suite

    Stubenberg Suite

  • View from Stubenberg Suite

    View from Stubenberg Suite

  • Breakfast table

    Breakfast table

  • Family coat of arms

    Family coat of arms

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Minimum stay: 3 nights
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  • Sleeps
    9
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Property type
    Castle
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 77%
  • Calendar last updated 08/16/2014
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