An urban loft ambience in an historic barn! In a little village near Freiburg in Germany’s Breisgau region, this heritage listed barn dating to 1824 is now welcoming holiday guests – the farm animals having long since moved out.
Melanie Thoma and her husband Ron van Es have completely rebuilt and restored the building Melanie inherited from her grandparents. On the ground floor they created five apartments and a lounge. Traditional rural elements such as old timber beams and stone walls are combined with fair-faced concrete and open floor plans. The 35 to 70 square metre apartments consist of a living room with a kitchen, one to two open bedrooms and a modern bathroom. They also include a roofed outdoor area. The apartments are characterised by their urban aesthetic and feature furniture classics testament to the owners’ passion for design.
The street-facing lounge with its broad windows, rustic half-timbered walls and comfy atmosphere will invite you to recline on the Chesterfield sofa, perch on the windowsills or at the dining table, and leaf through books drinking specialty coffee while the kids are busy with the available toys.
What to do
The barn is located at the centre of Gundelfingen, on the outskirts of Freiburg. Shops, restaurants, recreational activities, playgrounds and public transport are all within walking distance. Freiburg can be reached in 15 minutes by tram. Numerous hiking and biking trails invite you to discover the surroundings (for example Markgräflerland, Kaiserstuhl, Glottertal, the Black Forest, Europa Park, Alsace and Switzerland) and you can even go skiing or golfing.
Why we like this house
The apartments are cool and inspiring, the perfect location to combine a city and countryside holiday.
This house is great for
Short stays, weekend getaways, family vacations or business trips. Longer term stays of several months to one year are also possible.
Details of the property
Region/Town: DE – Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Gundelfingen, Freiburg
Name: FRIZ B&B and Lounge
Scenery: In the heart of the village, at the foot of the Black Forest's wooded slopes
Accommodation: B&B, Apartment
Number of guests: 5 apartments à 2, 3 and 4 people
Architecture: Old & new
Design: Sutter 3kg, Kirchzarten