About the property
- Cottage645 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Self-catering historic cottage with 2 bicycles; wine-tasting at local wineries.
Enjoy the charm of a bygone era, rent our romantic cottage home in the quaint winemakers' village of Erden on the Mosel for your next holiday. Built in 1661 this half-timbered house is the oldest house in the village and is set among several registered historic half-timbered houses. It has been updated and appointed with all the comforts of home. Features include: two bedrooms, one with WC, all linens include: full-sized bathroom with shower, towels provided; down comforters and down pillows; small, functional kitchen; (Living/Dining Room) with Flat-Screen TV and Satellite feed (including English language programming); DVD and CD Player; small library, CD collection and family table games; two bicycles for guest use. Free wi-fi is available. All rooms are furnished with antiques.
Self-Catering & Alternatives: A small, but serviceable kitchen is available in Haus Margarete-Erden. It includes all the utensils and small appliances you will need for fixing coffee, tea, or making light meals. You can order fresh rolls, yogurt, milk, jam, etc. which are delivered to the door every morning during your stay. Ask Olaf or Ingrid of the restaurant Zur Ratsschenke to make up your order and fax it off to the bakers in the neighboring village. Enjoy the morning as you sit in the wide sill of the kitchen window with a morning cup of coffee and watch life pass through the 'Engpass' (the Narrows) below. No need to pay until you check out. Don't feel like cooking or want to spend a romantic evening dining in? Ask Zur Ratsschenke for a list of dishes you can order from their menu for private in-home dining. Sit down to a fine meal on porcelain dinnerware and cloth napkins in the comfort of Haus Margarete's dining room. Patio table and chairs (and umbrella) available.
The Middle Mosel: Erden is in the heart of the highly acclaimed Middle Mosel which stretches from Leiwen to just a bit past Erden, at Traben-Trarbach. The finest, most delicate Rieslings are produced in this fabled region. Bicycle from village to village to taste the wines at all the area wineries (check with the Tourist Information office) or just enjoy the scenery and the slow pace. Nearby Bernkastel-Kues is among the most popular spots along the Mosel with its half-timbered houses along winding streets, wine shops, wine museum and restaurants. Bernkastel is also a popular spot to start or end a Mosel boat excursion.
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- english, german
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 21, 2017
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Peaceful and relaxing break
A return visit for us to Haus Margarete, and it didn't disappoint. We enjoyed renewing our acquaintance with Erden, and especially with Ingrid, Olaf and Anastasia at Zur Ratsschenke, who looked after us and fed us so very well. This lovely little house has everything you need for a stress-free holiday.
Couldn't be better
We had a really lovely stay at Haus Margarete. The house is beautiful and beautifully kept - very clean with everything that we needed.
Ingrid and Olaf from Ratsschenke looked after us very well, and we ate there every day except on the day when they were closed.
We had some long walks through the vineyards but otherwise it was a totally relaxing stay. We were blessed with good weather but we would have enjoyed ourselves even if it had rained.
We hope to return next year (if we can wait that long!)
Pictures don't do it justice!
This was the perfect little cottage to explore the mosel valley. It was the cutest place, and it had so much charm.
Magical Margarete Haus
We loved this charming house and its location at the heart of the attractive village of Erden
Highlight of our trip
My husband and I stayed here with our 2 year old in October 2013, and we still consider this one of the highlights of our trip. We so often stay in uninteresting hotels, but were SO GLAD we chose to stay in a historic home in a charming, beautiful village. The restaurant down the street was excellent, and we so enjoyed getting our breakfast rolls and milk delivered to the door step! Everyone we worked with was very friendly and helpful. It was a great size - two bedrooms and a nice sized living room. And all of the beams and slanting ceilings? Well, we may ave bumped our heads a time or two, but it was part of the charm. We'd definitely stay here again, and also recommend it to others.
Wonderful old house!
My wife and I really enjoyed our week in this lovely house.We had good weather and it was nice to walk or cycle along the river, and there are lots of interesting places to visit.Ingrid and Olaf at "Zur Ratsschenke" are very friendly and helpful, and the food there is excellent.We intend to go back next year.
Located just 8km from both Bernkastel-Kues and Traben-Trarbach and a 30 minute taxi ride from Frankfurt-Hahn (or one hour by car from Luxembourg Airport), it is in the heart of the Middle Mosel region, Germany's premier wine-country, yet away from the noisy crowds. Erden is a quiet village (pop. ca. 400) of vintners who produce the best and most distinctive Rieslings in the heart of the renowned Middle Mosel region, including Erdner Treppchen. Explore this culturally rich and beautiful region from the convenient location of Erden and start and end each day in the peace and charm of our cozy holiday home. Enjoy bicycling along the Mosel on level, dedicated bike trails to neighboring villages. Summer and fall offer the most activities: wine festivals, music festivals and outdoor activities like walking and bicycling. For a special treat, come spend Christmas on the Mosel in Germany and attend the Weihnachtsmarkt at Bernkastel. Other Activities: Wine-tasting; Mosel river cruises; castle tours; rowing.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Single night rental rate does not include end-cleaning fee; 45 Euros cleaning fee will be added to all stays less than one week. One week rental rate includes 45 Euro end-cleaning fee. Don't want to shop for groceries or cook while on holiday? Breakfast rolls, butter, jam, coffee, fruit, yogurt etc. can be delivered to front door daily. Check with restaurant Zur Ratsschenke to put in orders from t
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