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Holiday home in medieval wine town.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, Self-Catering Holiday Home in an ideal location for family holidays.

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.

More Details

Mark Wolff
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Mark Wolff

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.

Mark Wolff purchased this house in 2007

Why Mark Wolff 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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Prichsenstadt House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , The upstairs bathroom has a bath, shower, toilet, hairdrier.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Toilet, washing machine, iron and laundry facilities.
  • 1.25
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Double bed with balcony overlooking the courtyard.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Childrens room with two single bunk beds, childrens toys etc
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Double bed and single bed. Infant cot available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


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Holiday home in medieval wine town.
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We were visiting our daughter for Christmas who is studying in Würzburg. So glad we found this lovely house with such character. Communication from the owner was fantastic and made for a smooth arrival. We really appreciated the Christmas tree which was a lovely touch. The owners also supply bread, milk, rolls and butter for arrival which is fantastic as sometimes depending on your arrival time it’s not always suitable to go food shopping. Thanks also for the bottle of local wine. All in all a lovely welcome after travelling. We are very cold people and usually never find anywhere warm enough for us but thankfully the house was exceptionally warm which was very welcome due to it being December and very cold outside. Prichsenstadt is such a beautiful place and extremely magical at Christmas time. It’s one of the most picturesque places I’ve been.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday. It was a pleasure having you stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again sometime.
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Great Place to Stay.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Akim and Family, Thank you! We hope to see you again. Kind Regards, Mark and Roberta
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Excellent location, well equiped and comfortable house with very good local restaurants.

  • 5 of 5

The Stone House is a great place to stay. Very comfortable with everything we needed. the village is small, quiet but with everything necessary. The local restaurants are very good in particular we liked the Stork and Golden Alder. Walking from the door is also good.

The house contains a lot of local information in English which was very helpful.

All in all a very good stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards Mark and Roberta
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Beautiful House in Medieval Walled German Village.

  • 5 of 5

One week stay over the Christmas holiday was outstanding! Home has much character and is well sized for a family of 4. Local area could not be more quaint and house is within easy walking distance to merchants - butcher & baker - as well as a handful of restaurants. The village at Christmas time was simply magical for evening strolls, and for longer journeys, the area was convenient to Nuremberg, Bamberg and Rothenberg. The kitchen is small, but functional, and the house also comes equipped with a washing machine and parking spot.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Arthur and Family, A pleasure having you stay with us and all the very best for 2016.
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Excellent Home in Northern Bavaria

  • 5 of 5

This Holiday Home in Northern Bavaria is excellent. The home is located in the walled city of Prichsenstadt. We were very comfortable during our stay. The owners recommended some excellent local restaurants. There are several restaurants within walking distance. There were also several grocery stores and gas stations nearby. The area surrounding Prichsenstadt is very scenic. Prichsenstadt is close to many tourist sights in Northern Bavaria. We toured Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bayreuth, Bamburg, Bad Mergentheim, Coburg, Wurzburg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber.

The home has 2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms (2 double beds and one bunk bed), a washing machine, a clothes line and parking for one car.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful bavaria

  • 5 of 5

Great house, with all amenities one may desire, including a complete kitchen. nice location to explore the romantic route and Franconia wine district. Bamberg , and Bayreuth a bit further but doable, if you take the bigger roads. Overall a great experience . Mark was very prompt and kind. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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