The last train passed many years ago, and today the former signalman´s house is secluded in the quiet, hilly landscape of the Saxon Vogtland. A Dutch/ German family from the Black Forest well in love with the 150 year old house and revitalised the building. The house is to be their retirement home one day, but before then guests can enjoy their holidays in this picturesque retreat.
The conversion and ecological restoration of the house took three years. The ground floor interior walls were removed, the top floor was completely demolished and rebuilt with solid wood walls. A wall heater under loam and a Danish stove provide cosy warmth. In 2015 the house was extended by a solid wood annex with an additional living room and a third bedroom and now can accommodate six to max. eight people. When the weather is nice you can relax in the big garden or explore the surroundings. The former railway embankment has also been converted into a fantastic bike path.
What to do
Cycling trail from Oelsnitz to Falkenstein, dams Pirk and Pöhl, Plohn leisure park, dragon cave Syrau, golf, excursions: Göltzschtalbrücke, Greiz. In winter: cross-country skiing on the Kammloipe.
Why we like this house
An oasis of peace in the midst of nature, which conveys both vastness and a sense of security.
This house is great for
Couples, families, holidays with friends
Our names are Lucie and Sebastian, we’re a Dutch-German couple and we have a daughter called Stella. The Black Forest is our home but our ancestors come from Vogtland. We are both self-employed, Lucie as a dancing and yoga teacher and Sebastian as the managing director of an engineering office. We also do a lot of voluntary work. We had already fallen in love with the signalman’s cottage when it belonged to friends. The tranquility, the peace, the vastness and beauty of the landscape, and the many recreational opportunities are simply fantastic. We hope to spend our retirement here one day. Until then the house is yours to enjoy and relax in.
|Region/Town||DE – Germany, Saxony, Droßdorf Vogtland|
|Scenery||secluded location between green meadows and wooded hilltops|
|Number of guests||6-8 people in three bedrooms|
|Completed||1862 / 2013, extension 2015|
|Design||Günter Wetzel (architect), Plauen|
|Awards||Saxon State Competition »Rural Construction« 2013|
|Architecture||Old & new|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), 1-8 (house/apartment), Family, Garden, Hiking, Pet-friendly|
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