ROSSO, the name of the historical farm in the Allgäu region, stands for the red colour of its façade and at the same time expresses the Italian attitude to life that the estate exudes. Between mountains, meadows and pastures, a creative couple from Hamburg’s start-up scene has created an oasis in the Bavarian province that is reminiscent of a Tuscan country estate and simultaneously reflects the Japanese Wabi Sabi philosophy. It’s all about the appreciation of patina, the beauty of imperfection, objects that tell stories – a concept that perfectly complements the old farm and enhances the relaxed ambience of the three holiday flats.
The flats are located on the upper floor of the old barn. When the barn was converted, attention was paid to sustainability, conservation of resources and a healthy living environment. The bright, loft-like rooms with high ceilings and sleeping galleries are characterised by rustic wooden beams, whitewashed walls, linen fabrics and soft natural shades. The bathrooms are finished with Tadelakt surfaces, and each flat comes with a free-standing copper bathtub on the gallery level. The atmosphere is as homely as it is hip due to the old farmhouse furniture, beds with lots of cushions and casual hammock chairs. La Bella offers 68 square metres of open space for people travelling on their own and for couples. The 80-square-metre La Famiglia flat with a bunk bed built as an alcove makes children’s hearts beat faster. From La Grande, the largest flat of 90 square metres, you can watch the sun rise over the Alps.
In addition to the holiday flats, ROSSO also provides space for exchange and communal activities, true to its motto “Farm of Possibilities”. In fine weather, guests can come together on the sun terrace in the courtyard with a barbecue area and herb garden or on the sunbathing lawn in the garden, which is laid out in harmony with nature. Otherwise, one can meet in the Eternal Atelier on the barn’s ground floor – with a long table for everyone to gather around, a kitchen for cooking together, and a library and sitting area by the fireplace. The adjacent studio is rented out to groups on request, e.g., for yoga sessions or creative activities. In the sauna made of old wood guests can enjoy Swiss stone pine infusions. Selected ingredients for cooking (regional delicatessen and the farm’s own organic eggs) or drinks are available in the small farm shop.
What to do
The farm is located in the middle of the Allgäu region, but away from the tourist crowds. Here you can take walks, go on bike tours, go horseback riding, canoeing or do stand-up paddle surfing on the river Iller, discover the forested mountain landscape of the Adelegg mountain range, look for truffles and pick mushrooms. Other activities include trips to Lake Constance or hiking in the Alps; snowshoe hikes and skiing in winter.
Why we like this house
ROSSO is the modern version of a farm holiday: a retreat and think tank, homely and hip, grounded and full of lightness!
This house is great for
For people travelling alone, for couples, families or holidays with friends. Workshops, yoga retreats, seminars.
|Region/Town||DE – Germany, Bavaria, Altusried|
|Scenery||In the midst of a lush garden with fruit trees, hens, bees and swings.|
|Number of guests||Max. 12 in 3 Apartments|
|Design||Lisa Rühwald und Christian Müller|
|Published||Salon No. 30 (Spring 2022), GEO Saison (February 2022), Konfekt Magazine, Weekender, Conde Nast Traveller, AD, SZ Magazin, Schönen Wohnen|
|Architecture||Old & new|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), Apartments combinable, Family, Garden, Hiking, Lake/river, Pet-friendly, Skiing, No car needed|
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