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Oasis of peace close to the Baltic Sea

Bedrooms 1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Welcome to the Chestnut Cottage in Rantzau!

Enjoy your vacation in a historic holiday home / apartment in the rural tranquility of the Holstein Switzerland and close to the Baltic Sea.

Our historic half-timbered cottage was built in 1870 and was originally the residence of four farm worker families. Meanwhile, we have developed into a cozy and comfortable home for us and for peace loving guests who want to spend in the hilly countryside of Holstein Switzerland and in rural tranquility their holidays.

Between the market towns of Plön and Lütjenburg you will find the small and sleepy village of Rantzau. It is easily reached via a highway. It connects with Plön Lütjenburg and ends in your extension on the Baltic coast. Nevertheless Chestnut Cottage is far enough away from all major roads, so that you will spend your holiday immersed in nature and in absolute peace.

The white beach of Howacht you reach in 15 minutes, the lakes of Holstein Switzerland Sichen are practically on the doorstep and if you feel a city have, then Plön, Malente and Lütjenburg are ten minutes away by car. Kiel is a 30 minutes Lübeck in 45 and in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg You are in about 75 minutes.

In 2013, we have one of the two detached houses completely renovated. We have retained the charm of the old and at the same time make sure that you have all the comforts for a relaxing holiday. So visible old beams with a modern kitchen, a wooden floor with a new bathroom, a cozy corner sofa with antiques and a box spring with visible framework are combined. In short everything that makes a holiday for two relaxing.

We look forward to you!

Michael Paul and Stefan Johannes

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
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Calendar last updated:
June 3, 2017


Rantzau Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , tub , shower
  • The bathroom we have completely redesigned. It is equipped with a bath and separate shower. Old beams and modern tiles are combined here. Towels and hair dryer, as well as beach towels are included.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • - 1 king , 1 queen
  • We have antique furniture combined with a modern and comfortable box spring (180 x 200). Since Chestnut Cottage is located on a dirt road, which is also banned for non-residents, a good night's sleep is almost guaranteed. The bedspreads have a comfort Oversized and you can choose between summer and winter variant. On request we provide neck support pillows.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Chestnut Cottage built in 1870 by Count landowner for his farm workers. The village consists of about 10 Rantzau property located in the middle of fields and meadows, in the Holstein Switzerland. In the market towns of Plön and Lütjenburg you will find all the shops. The lakes and hills Ostholstein begin immediately on the doorstep and the Baltic Sea is 15 minutes away. Today, we have divided the house into two detached houses. One we inhabit Michael and Stefan, the other, we have set up for those seeking tranquility couples or single travelers. We were guided by the question: Where would we even like to do holiday? So we have a House of about 65 m² designed in which we would be happy on holiday. This includes the situation in a quiet and surrounded by nature; a design of the rooms, in the historic atmosphere has been obtained; a device that combines new with old and direct access to the garden.


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Oasis of peace close to the Baltic Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Ein Traum.....

  • 5 of 5

Vom ersten Moment haben wir uns wie daheim gefühlt. Alles in Haus und Garten ist mit viel Liebe gestaltet . Es fehlt an nichts und alles ist Tiptop.

Die Vermieter könnten nicht netter sein!!!. Wir waren sehr glücklich , dass wir unseren Aufenthalt nochmal verlängern konnten und dann fiel es uns noch immer schwer Abschied vom Chestnut Cottage zu nehmen. Wir werden ganz bestimmt wiederkommen!!! Es gibt viel in Nah und Fern zu erkunden. Sogar drei 1 Sterne Restaurants sind in unmittelbarer Nähe und natürlich Fischbuden und Restaurants mit "Hausmannskost". Für Bundesliga Fans gibt es die Hummelklause in Lütjenburg mit Sky. Lütjenburg hat uns auch gut gefallen und dort kann man sämtliche Einkäufe erledigen. Man sollte sich darüber im Klaren sein, dass es hier wirklich ruhig ist und man doch auf das Auto angewiesen ist.

Für uns war es ein ganz toller Urlaub und ich beneide die Besitzer um dieses tolle Anwesen. Wie schön, dass sie es mit anderen Menschen teilen....Danke!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für diese wunderbare Bewertung!!! Wir freuen uns immer sehr, wenn unsere Gäste sich runrum wohlfühlen und gar nicht mehr abreisen wollen! Wir freuen uns schon auf Ihren nächsten Besuch!!
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Oase der Ruhe und Entspannung

  • 5 of 5

Wunderschöne Ferienwohnung in ländlicher, entspannter Umgebung.

Ausgerüstet mit allem was dazu gehört um sich vom Stress des Alltags zu erholen. Sehr nette Vermieter die sich bei der Ausstattung der Wohnung Gedanken gemacht haben. Jederzeit würde ich dieses Feriendomizil weiterempfehlen.

Sehr gute Lage um die Holsteinischen Seen zu erkunden und gleichzeitig nicht weit entfernt um in den Wellen der Ostsee zu baden

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Bärbel R.. herzlichen Dank für Ihre tolle Bewertung! Wir freuen uns sehr, dass unser Konzept bezüglich der Einrichtung und Ausstattung so gut ankommt. Wunderbar, dass Sie sich offensichtlich sehr gut bei uns erholen und Stress abbauen konnten. Wir freuen uns auf ein Wiedersehen! Michael Paul und Stefan Johannes
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: necessary


1226 place Rantzau is first mentioned. The knight Johann Ranzow gives the place its name.

The village is a part of the community Rantzau Rantzau and is with its ten houses probably more of a patch than a village. It is located in the Holstein Switzerland Nature Park, which is one with its rolling green hills and countless lakes of the most beautiful landscapes in Germany. The Baltic Sea is not far! In about 15 minutes you reach Howacht. an attractive seaside town with restaurants, a white beach and countless kilometers natural beach. The bustling seaside resorts of the Bay of Lübeck, Scharbeutz, Timmendorf, Haffkrug are also only half an hour away.

The market towns of Plön and Lütjenburg are nearby and the Hanseatic cities Kiel, Lübeck and Hamburg can be reached by car or train in 30, 45 or 75 minutes.

So if you want an active holiday, there is plenty to do!

Sport and exercise

From the front door you can take immediate action on countless footpaths and hiking trails big and small tours. If you prefer traveling by bicycle, then there are two touring bikes available and the network of cycle paths of the nature park also begins outside the house, it is more than 200 km long.

In Howacht where Ostssee, you can learn to sail and practice all kinds of water sports. If you want to start in inland waters only once, almost every major lake has also sailing clubs. In addition, you will find swimming holes, diving and can row or go paddling. You can also fish at almost any of the countless lakes and on the Schwentine natural and canoe tours are offered.

In Howacht and the Plöner See the nearest golf courses can be found and you can see the natural also on horseback.


The castles of Eutin and Plön are well worth a visit, as the birthplace of Carl Maria von Weber, or smallest metropolitan cathedral in the world in Bosau. The convent of Preetz invites you to visit, the Grebiner mill Fischerkate in Niederkleevetz and numerous other manor houses.

Aside from the famous Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, there are many other large and small festivals.

Lübeck with its historic old town, the Kieler Woche, concerts and musicals in Hamburg can be mentioned here only in passing.

To eat and drink

Together FEINHEIMISCH restaurants the special emphasis on quality and the processing of local products are merged, eighth. Here you will get in the restaurants pride Hessenstein, Ole Liese and Genoese ship at your expense.


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