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Deluxe farmhouse, smokehouse kitchen, tiled stove, bathroom in stable, Whirlpool

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Exc. ambiance,6 guests,sauna,bath in former stable,TV3D,Bose system.Pets allowed

Upon entering this traditional farmhouse, you will be charmed by its 260-year history. Even as you drive up to the house, its beautiful location, typical wooden fence, blue shutters, and majestic farm buildings radiate warmth and a welcoming atmosphere. Only a few steps into the house (the floor is covered with old Kolbingen tiles, acquired from the Beuron monastery), is the middle of the old smokehouse kitchen (called 'Rauchküche'). This means that, for the longest time, it functioned with an open fire place. It is now the hallway. Some foods, like bacon, were hung above the fireplace to be smoked, in order to be more easily preserved. The house's original rafters, which were hidden under several layers of insulation, wood, and particle board, as well as its walls, have been blackened with soot. You can still smell it! Now, let's go into the living room. Here we found the original stone wall from 1747 under old lime plaster - very exciting!

The tiled stove, from approx. 1790, has been renovated and radiates the sense of comfort and shelter of a house that has been through a lot. Nevertheless: full-HD TV, and an impressive Bose sound system with iPod dock. Naturally, 3D glasses are available. Even rainy days are fun! A fine collection of Blu-Rays, DVDs, and CDs is also available. Even your pet will feel pampered in the nice, roofed animal sleeping area. In the romantic, roomy country kitchen, which used to be the workshop (added in approx. 1900), you can enjoy cosy candle-lit dinners at the long, 8-person wooden table, telling stories late into the night. Sure to please our gourmet guests, our kitchen is fully-equipped: crockery for 12 people, coffee tableware for 12 people, rustic coffee ceramic, wooden platters, lots of pots and pans, various mixers, etc. Cutlery for 24 people and an induction stove (you won't miss out on new technology) are also on hand. The microwave is also handy for quick meals.

Next to the kitchen is the loggia, i.e. a covered passage to the former farm buildings, equipped with a BBQ grill and a cosy table with chairs for at least 6 people, and boasting a view of the greenery behind the free-standing house, the garden, and the outdoor barrel-shaped Jacuzzi. The Jacuzzi is great for warm summer evenings or cold snowy winters (great fun, whether in hot or cold water) and guests have complete privacy when sitting in the Whirlpool.

Take a break and relax: surrounded by rose petals or candle light, a glass of champagne is a must! All day long, the sun travels around the house from room to room, keeping it nice and bright. Spend the evenings sat in front of the house, or in the Loggia on a sheepskin, wrapped in a warm blanket, finishing off the day with regional wine and cheese.

Another surprise to the right of the main entrance: the stable bathroom! A small sauna, sitting on what used to be a sow stall, a large and luxurious stone-tiled shower (formerly a calf stall), and a free-standing cast-iron bathtub from nearby Alsace! These amenities are here, waiting for you to use them! Along the long side of the house you will see the unaltered, traditional barn, which houses the trough, the wooden shutters through which hay was given to the animals, as well as the drinking troughs for the cows and goats that once lived here. Even the wood planks are unchanged; but cleaned, of course! The bedrooms are reached by a well-trodden staircase, which is illuminated at night with LED lamps for security. Here you will find a bathroom with shower and toilet on the old threshing floor, as well as a romantic reading area, where you can withdraw to take in the last rays of sunlight shining between the old beams. Hung above the staircase, the 'horns,' i.e. a collection of antlers, are illuminated with warm light. In bedroom 1 you will find a double bed with extra-thick mattresses for heavenly sleep, a designer armchair, a mirror and a painting equipped with infra-red heating created by a young artist, a delicate, antique wardrobe, and a cosy atmosphere. If necessary, a white cast-iron children's cot is available. Bedroom 2 has room for three guests. Likewise, specially-designed wooden beds, just like in bedroom 1, are ready to give you a good night's sleep. An old wooden chest, floor lamp, etc. complete the refreshing flair. You will find all the necessary comforts in the small bath- and shower room.

The garage is connected to the very back of the house.

Please note: Ceiling height in the house is 6'5'!

Nice, friendly neighbours live in the surrounding houses.

We recently had guests from Israel who were so delighted, that they immediately photographed the house and its inventory. The lady was a writer for Busyboo, the world famous architecture and design blog, and gave us a nice review on the site - go check it out!

We are also the topic of a big story with great photos in the July edition of Servusmagazin (#7, 2014)!

More Details

Christa Schmieder
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian, dutch
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Christa Schmieder

I started my career path in natural sciences before moving on to pre-fabricated housing sales, and then restoring/renting out the historical Schauberhof: from gutting the house to making a new floor plan, acquiring building materials, planning and laying out the kitchen and appropriate furniture, procuring waste wood, and landscaping.

Christa Schmieder purchased this house in 2011

Why Christa Schmieder chose Bubsheim

For over 20 years, we have been driving from Freiburg over to the beautiful Donaubergland (Danube mountain region) countryside. I took a quick look on the internet, found this 260-year-old farmhouse, and decided that I liked it so much I should buy it!

What makes this house unique

For over 20 years, we have been driving from Freiburg over to the beautiful Donaubergland (Danube mountain region) countryside. I took a quick look on the internet, found this 260-year-old farmhouse, and decided that I liked it so much I should buy it!


Bubsheim House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Urinal
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Extra-large shower, sauna
  • The large 'stable' bathroom, where history and modernity meet: elegant fittings, countertop washbasin, relaxing rainforest shower, romantic free-standing bath with lion's feet, and sauna. Across from it, the stable wall with all its historic details: trough, water dispenser, wooden shutters for hay feeding, wooden floors and the old wooden door to the barn. The small shower room on the top floor: cosy, romantic, with a countertop sink, the same wall fixtures as in the stable, a rustic wooden floor with many signs of use, and the old wooden beam for support. Nobody knows how old the bathroom door really is.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • You can spend cosy, romantic nights in bedroom 1 with its big double bed and its ancient wooden ceiling beams and planks, still painted white. The infra-red heating system, designed to look like a painting, fits stylishly into the ambiance. Bedroom 2 has 1 double bed and 1 single bed; bed linens are selected according to guest type: from pink blooms (girl's room) to striped blue 'Danube bed linens' (boy's room); for our very young guests, we have a cute, white cast-iron bed!
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The fence around the garden helps keep your pet on the property. We have sun loungers, a barrel-shaped outdoor Jacuzzi, which is best enjoyed with a glass of champagne on a warm summer night (or in the winter, surrounded by snow), hidden from view in the back end of the garden, and another 2 garden chairs in the roofed loggia. The old barn was beautifully restored and tiled with Kolbingen stone from the neighbouring village. It houses a large professional BBQ grill with a special vegetable insert, which meets all your culinary needs. Another chair can be found in front of the house, in the small fenced garden, with soft fleece blankets (or sheepskin in autumn). The kitchen is equipped with an induction hob, a cocktail shaker, a set of rustic dishes for afternoon tea, white pasta dishes, standard and Senseo coffee machines, a kettle, a 2-slice toaster, pots and pans, baking utensils, a microwave, an iron, a washing machine & tumble dryer, infra-red heating, and more.


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Deluxe farmhouse, smokehouse kitchen, tiled stove, bathroom in stable, Whirlpool
average rating of 4.870968 based on 45 reviews


  • 4 of 5

This farmhouse has quite a lot of charm! There were fresh roses and cake for us when we arrived. The sauna and Alsace tub were fantastic. The kitchen was large, modern, and clean. The area is so beautiful. The view out of the back of the house is trees, and in the front you can see the church tower with bells every 15 minutes.

We did wish that the water in the house was hotter, and that the loveseat couches in the living room were more comfortable.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Gäste, ich Danke Ihnen für Ihre Bewertung und freue mich, daß Sie der Charme des Hauses erreicht hat! Wie Sie wissen ist der Schauberhof sehr alt, das Wasser wird mit Gas erhitzt und die Flaschen müssen um gesteckt werden! Wenn Sie mich informiert hätten, hatte die betreuende Familie vor Ort gleich reagiert, beim nächsten Besuch von Ihnen klappt alles sofort. Es war sehr schwierig, für die Stube zwei zierliche Sofas zu finden (die optisch und qualitativ dem Stil des Hauses entsprechen), da hätte keine Sitz Landschaft gepasst!. Vieles konnte ich selbst entwerfen:Betten, Küche, Teile des Stallbads! Liebe Grüße Christa Schmieder
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in kurzen Worten - Phänomenal

  • 5 of 5

Ein tolles Haus, das mit viel Liebe restauriert wurde. Unsere Kinder haben immer wieder neue Sachen entdeckt und alle zusammen hatten einen echt tollen Aufenthalt in diesem Haus gehabt. Die Bilder hier können dieses Haus gar nicht vollumpfänglich beschreiben. Hier passt alles.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Gäste Familie, es ist schön, wenn auch die jungen Gäste, der sogenannte Gästenachwuchs Spaß an dieser Art Ferienhaus hat, wird doch in dieser Zeit die digitale Welt verlassen und in der realen ein bisschen nachgeschaut! Und wie immer freut es mich, mit den Bildern eher zu untertreiben als umgekehrt.
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Alles perfekt, sehr freundliche Vermieter!

  • 5 of 5

Geschmackvoll eingerichtet und gemütlich. Ideal um mal vom Alltag abzuschalten. Sauna könnte vielleicht etwas größer sein.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tolles Haus mit schöner Einrichtung

  • 5 of 5

Tolle Einrichtung, unkomplizierte Vermieterin. Sehr gut ausgestattet. Gerne wieder.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Es ist immer wieder schön auch bei jüngeren Gästen zu punkten!
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Ruhig, romantisch, luxuriöse Einrichtungen, mit viel Liebe zum Detail,

  • 5 of 5

Sehr schöne Unterkunft!

Lange nach solch einer Unterkunft gesucht mit privater Sauna whirlpool und Kamin :)

Habe sofort nochmal gebucht!

Das Haus ist sogar fast schöner als auf den Bildern. Die Sauna hat funktioniert und das Fass auch! Wir hatten einen schönen klaren Sternenhimmel draußen im Fass.

Wir können diese Unterkunft nur empfehlen!

Wir waren zu Viert

Einen Geburtstag gefeiert.

Frau S. hatte sogar Kuchen für uns im Kühlschrank!! Das war fantastisch ;)

Ein wirklich schönes Haus! Vielen Dank :)

Wir sehen uns im Februar noch einmal!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ein herzliches Dankeschön zurück an meine tollen Gäste, gerade diese aus freien Stücken Bewertungen bestärken mich so weiter zu machen, damit der Urlaub im Schauberhof sich lohnt!
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Der wunderschöne Museumscharakter trübt leider den Gemütlichkeitsfaktor

  • 3 of 5

Wunderschönes Ambiente, sagenhafte Gegend und vor allem Ruhe zeichnen diese Unterkunft aus. Ebenso das Vorhandensein von Allem was man zum täglichen Leben braucht.

Wir als Paar das viel Wert auf kuschelige Stunden und unkomplizierte Gemütlichkeit legt, wurden aber leider enttäuscht. Der Erhalt der Altertümlichkeit ist zwar wunderschön anzuschauen, aber nicht praktikabel, denn die Kuschelzone für zwei geht auf Kosten der "Gesundheit". - Rückenschmerzen durch fehlende Polsterung der Sofas, Spreißel in den Füßen durch Verschieben der Möbel durch Vormieter, Quetschung am Fuß durch nichtbefestigte Bohlen im Badezimmer, Wespennest über dem Zuber. Die nicht funktionierende Sauna in Gang zu bekommen kostete viel Zeit, trotz Kontakt mit Vermieter kein Genuß dieser möglich.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Gäste zuerst mal tut es mir sehr leid, die Zufriedenheit der Mieter steht bei mir ganz oben. Ich gebe Ihnen Recht, Historie und Authentizität können eine Gratwanderung sein.Deswegen weiße ich die Gäste darauf hin -in 5 Jahren der Vermietung ca. 900- das die Stallbaddielen lose sind (wie früher üblich im Beton nicht zu befestigen), was bisher kein Problem war.So auch der Holzboden der Stube, eben gebraucht. Bei der Sauna (90% der Ausfälle waren Bedienungsfehler) gelang es mir nicht den Elektriker zu bekommen, dieser war (3 Feiertage, 1 Samstag) auf einer Messe. Ich bot Ihnen einen Ausgleich an! Fa. Zirn (Reparatur der Dachkähner) war 2 Wochen hinten im Garten tätig, er konnte kein Wespennest entdecken. Jedoch hätten Sie mir Bescheid gegeben, die betreuende Familie vor Ort hätte sofort gehandelt! Nun zur engl.Ledergarnitur in der Stube, die war anfänglich zu weich, eine Polsterfirma fertigte extra eine Zwischenablage unter die Sitzpolster. Eine für Sie passende Polstermöbel wäre nicht das Richtige für die Stube. Schade, dass Sie nicht mit mir darüber redeten! Liebe Grüße Christa Schmieder
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Nearest Airport
92 Kilometres
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
27 Kilometres
A 81 exit Tuningen
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Ski
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The farmhouse, which is protected as part of the cultural heritage protection program, is located in the heart of the 'Obere Donau' nature reserve. From Bubsheim you can admire the beautiful panoramic view of the Alps (with the highest football pitch in Baden-Württemberg, at 970 m above sea level). The following destinations are located within a 50 km radius of Bubsheim:

- the old university town of Tübingen and its historic old quarter,

- Hohenzollern Castle in Hechingen,

- and along the Upper Neckar, Rottenburg, Horb, Oberndorf, and Rottweil.

To the East lie Riedlingen, Zwiefalten, the Federsee lake and Urweltmuseum Hauff (prehistoric museum) in Holzmaden, and Sigmaringen Castle, all along the 'Schwäbische Albstraße' (Swabian alpine road)!

To the South lie Lake Constance and the surrounding fruit-growing region, Constance, the Untersee (lower lake), which forms part of Lake Constance, the islands of Reichenau and Mainau, Meersburg, the Hochrhein (section of the river that runs along the border to Switzerland), Bodanrück, Höri, the ancient volcanoes in the Hegau, as well as Hohentwiel and Schaffhausen (where you can visit the Rhine Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in Europe).

West of Bubsheim lie the Randen mountain range and Wutachschlucht canyon, the Black Forest, Furtwangen, famous for its cuckoo clocks, and the award-winning Black Forest adventure bath in Titisee-Neustadt.

Triberg/St. Georgen, Hornberg in the Kinzigtal valley, Alpirsbach, Wolfach, and Schiltach also lie to the South.

Baiersbronn and its gourmet restaurants, namely 'Traube Tonbach' and 'Barreis,' are a great destination.

For those of you who love sports and exercise, the house lies right next to the Donauberglandweg hiking trail, 7 cross-country ski trails, and a biathlon centre.

The area also offers mountain climbing (aquaMonte Outdoor in Rottweil, guides available), biking on the Donauradweg bike path (including several bike parks), canoeing, rafting in Beuron/Thiergarten, or gliding on Klippeneck mountain, Germany's highest glider airport.

Everything sailing related can be done at Lake Constance!

Don't forget the rides on our very own vintage 1954 Kramer Tractor and the long outlet store 'shopping mile' in Metzingen.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.