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Bon appétit!

As we all know, food tastes best in company. We have put together some recommendations for those who like to dine in large groups – from accommodation with a large communal kitchen to houses with a table d’hôte.

in March 2024

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Corte Campioli (Marche, Italy)

At the Corte Campioli estate (© Dennis Weimann) in the Marche region, special emphasis is placed on conviviality and enjoyment. When guests in the seven rooms and apartments would like to get together, they do so either in the old country house, which contains the large communal room with kitchen and fireplace. Or, when the weather is fine, they meet for breakfast in the summer kitchen under the historical hay shelter, otherwise in the Bar Corte. They also meet there in the afternoon for a cappuccino or in the evening for a fine glass of wine with tasty bar snacks.

Château de Sibra (Occitania, France)

Regular dinners at the long “table d’hôte”– the Château de Sibra (© Stöh Grünig) at the foot of the Pyrenees conjures up aesthetic soirées for body and soul in a unique ambience.

Make yourself comfortable at chef Rachid Benchadi’s table and let yourself be captivated by his imaginative cooking skills. Share the long table d’hôte with other guests or spend a cosy evening for two or four in the Petit Salon or in the library. For unique and unforgettable evenings, you can also reserve a table in the centre of the action in the kitchen.

Afterwards, you can retire to one of the five castle rooms, in the Maison du Métayer holiday home (up to 14 guests) or in one of the three apartments. Bon appetit!

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Gutshaus Zarchlin (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)

Guests at Gutshaus Zarchlin (© Daniel Jo Krüger) can book one of the three guest apartments with their own kitchen. Or they can arrive together in a larger group and use the former manor kitchen for communal cooking sessions – with a spacious kitchen block and large dining table, Smeg range cooker and direct access to the garden terrace with seasonal vegetable patches. It is still possible to celebrate culinary feasts in the best of company (max. 18 guests in six apartments).

Gutshaus Landsdorf (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)

“Dining with friends” – for some time now, the hosts of Gutshaus Landsdorf (© Franziska Ermert) have been offering the perfect setting for a convivial meal. On request and at the desired time, they put together a 3- or 4- course menu, choose the right drinks, prepare the tables and light the fire. All you have to do is get 8- to 10- people together and choose the right day.

Accommodation is either in the manor house itself (four apartments for 2-4 people) or in the guest house in the coach house (ten double rooms, two suites for 3-4 people).

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Der Pfarrhof (Styria)

Since 1775, the Pfarrhof in Eastern Styria (© Oskar Beer) has been a venue that brings people together and connect them. Freshly renovated, reinvented and lovingly furnished, the baroque heritage home builds a bridge between yesterday and today and invites its guests to stay overnight, celebrate and enjoy.

On the ground floor, guests have access to a shared kitchen for self-catering, a dining room, a large living room and a snug. The maximum occupancy is 14 guests – in five rooms and one apartment for 2-3 people each.

Alte Färberei Runkel (Middle Lahn River valley, Hesse)

The social centre of the house is a 70 m2 multifunctional room on the ground floor, which can be used as a dining, living, reading, games and study room, home cinema, seminar room and party zone – depending on your mood and requirements. To turn cooking into a communal experience, there is a well-equipped kitchen with a large cooking island.

The Alte Färberei Runkel (© Ingmar Kurth) can accommodate a maximum of 30 guests. The guest house has 5 bedrooms with double beds, two bedrooms with three single beds and a large loft laid out with mattresses. The house can only be rented as a whole unit.

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Les Rochers (Normandy, France)

The 16th century manor house consists of a main house, a chapel and several barns grouped around a central courtyard. Up to eleven guests can be accommodated in four rooms and an apartment. The communicative centre of Les Rochers (© Susanna Falk) is the Auberge. The dining and lounge area for all guests is located in the former barn and with its cosy ambience and views of the fields (and sometimes of deer) invites guests to linger a while. The kitchen in the Auberge can be used by guests and is very popular with those who are passionate about cooking.

Au Perier (Dordogne, France)

The property Au Perier (© Nick White) consists of three holiday homes for 2-6 people. All the houses have well-equipped kitchens, as one of the owners, Annemieke den Uijl used to run a restaurant in Amsterdam. Holiday guests can enjoy her culinary skills at the weekly dinners – table d’hôte – in the open barn.

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Herrenhaus Barthélemy (Palatinate)

Enjoy the French Palatinate way of life at Herrenhaus Barthélemy [Barthélemy Manor House] (© Hans-Georg Merkel), whether enjoying a delicious breakfast, a table d’hôte, a wine evening or relaxing in the private baroque garden with its winding paths and sweeping views over the Rhine Valley. Your hosts offer you a choice of two rooms and a suite for two people each in the manor house or three holiday apartments for two people each in the coach house.


Text / Editing: Ulrich Stefan Knoll

Cover picture: © Dennis Weimann

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