Schnepfegg 52 is an 18th-century Bregenz Forest farmhouse – situated at an altitude of 900 metres on a pass road between Schnepfau and Biza in Austria’s western state of Vorarlberg. Architect Oskar Kaufmann has modernised the farmhouse showcaing his feel for subtle aesthetics, local traditional craftsmanship and the cultural as well as geographical context. Many original elements – including its shingle cladding, old windows and shutters, coffered walls and ceilings, as well as the traditional Schopf (conservatory) and rock cellar – have been preserved. The timeless, modern furnishings blend in subtly with these traditional features and lend a fresh touch to the farm’s rustic ambience.
On the ground floor there is a kitchen with a dining area, a TV room with a lounge area, a living and dining room with a tiled stove, and the conservatory. The stairs lead from the large hallway to the attic which contains four bedrooms and two bathrooms. In the adjoining building there is a 35 square metre room for yoga and indoor workout.
The farmhouse is located on a 10,000 square metre property, complete with fruit trees, a herb garden, several sitting areas, a sauna with a view of the mountains, a hot tub and a grill with a pizza oven and smoker. There is plenty of room to play on the extensive meadows. And the mighty Kanisfluh massif is always in view!
What to do
Sauna, hot tub, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, swimming, skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, cross-country skiing. Beauty- and wellness in the Susanne Kaufmann SPA in Bezau, visits to the design workshop in Andelsbuch (contemporary craftsmanship and regional design), eating out in the neighbouring Berghaus Kanisfluh and restaurants in the surrounding area.
Why we like this house
A rustic homestead, restored true to its original character but with modern features, a spacious garden, and the most beautiful mountain panorama. The perfect place to unwind – but just as well suited to active holidays
This house is great for
Holidays with families and friends, nature lovers, sports enthusiasts. Especially for yoga lovers the house offers pure relaxation with the yoga room in combination with the garden sauna and the hot tub.
|AT – Austria, Vorarlberg, Bregenzerwald, Schnepfegg
|Amidst meadows and forests on 950 m.
|Number of guests
|Up to 9 guests in 4 bedrooms
|Built in the 18th century, refurbished 1998 / 2018
|Oskar Leo Kaufmann (architect), Dornbirn
|€uro 1/2022, Die Presse 3/2020 et al
|Old & new
|1-8 (house/apartment), Family, Garden, Hiking, Mountains, Sauna, Skiing, Spa
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