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Old grindery in romantic river valley - Stone Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house



Stone Home

Where in former times knifes have been grinded and polished you will now find a unique living surrounding. The iron lattice windows are typical for industrial architecture a hundred years ago. On 130 sqm you will find 2 bedrooms (one with access to terrace and garden), 2 bathrooms (1 with an old-fashioned cast iron tub, the other one with a shower), a large entrance and a small chamber. Upstairs on the gallery there is a large living area with kitchen and dining corner as well as the fireplace and access to the roof deck. Bedclothes and towels are available, also wood for the fireplace. Pets are welcome!

About the property

Obenruedener Kotten

The old grindery 'Obenrüdener Kotten' is located within the protected landscape of the Wupper River in the middle between Cologne and Dusseldorf. Situated right at the river banks and aside the small village Rüden the restored and listed building bears witness to the long tradition of knife industry in Solingen. 300 years ago knifes and scissors have been grinded, polished and assembled in this building. Today the place invites you to relax or be sportive. The Wupper turned in to an attractive canoeing and fishing river. The building - like the small village - is named after the dog of duke Robert von Berg, who saved his life after a hunting accident in 1424 by directing the shoot towards his harried master. From his memorial the faithful dog watches over the valley until today.

Solingen and surrounding: Solingen is twin town with the 'Regionale 2006', a regional development project supporting the commercial, cultural and scenic potencies of the triangle Solingen, Remscheid and Wuppertal. Numerous projects have been realized already and among the famous destinations quite some insider tips wait to be discovered. Band weaving mills, zoo and 'Schwebebahn' in Wuppertal, the bridge park 'Müngstener Brücke' and the historical old town centers of Remscheid-Lennep and Solingen-Gräfrath are attractive places of excursions, but also the large cities along the Rhine river - Cologne, Bonn and Düsseldorf - are not more that 30 km away. Here you will find opera, theatre, concerts, museums and galleries with world class niveau. We are pleased to assist you getting your tickets.

Fairs and Exhibitions: If you wish to visit one of the fairs in Cologne, Düsseldorf or other cities within Nordrhein-Westfalen Obenrüdener Kotten is an ideal place to stay and relax after a tiring day.

More Details

Lisa Demmer
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

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Der genannte Preis ist saisonunabhängig und bezieht sich auf die Belegung mit 2 Personen. Kinder bis 18 werden mit 10,00 €/Nacht berechnet. Bettwäsche, Handtücher, alle Energie- und Nebenkosten, das Kaminholz sowie 7 % MwSt. sind in den genannten Preisen enthalten.

Eine Verlängerung Ihres Wochenendaufenthaltes bis Sonntagabend oder Montagmorgen bieten wir Ihnen pauschal zum Preis von 50,00 € an.

Sie können Ihren Wochenendaufenthalt gerne zum Preis von 50,00 Euro bis Sonntagabend oder Montagmorgen verlängern.


Solingen Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Children are kept safe in 'Steinhaus'. For the small ones there is a toddler bed, a changing table with overlay, a high chair, a fence at the stairs and socket protection. The older ones benefit from the almost car-free surrounding.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Where once knifes have been grinded you will now find a housing space with an unique character. The huge steel muntin windows which are typical for the industrial architecture of 1900, the gallery under the shed roof and the brick-lined walls create a very special loft atmosphere. On the first floor you will find the grand gallery including kitchen, dining corner and lounge corner with fireplace. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a small chamber and a large floorboard are situated downstairs. The flat has also got a solitary garden and a wooden terrace with an enchanting view to the valley. The rooms are provided with wooden floors and the bathrooms are tiled with schist and marble. If you like to relax, try our nostalgic iron bath tub. Towels and bed linen are included. Pets are welcome and feel well in the rural surrounding.


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Stone Home
average rating of 4.766667 based on 30 reviews

Nice area but...

  • 2 of 5

Beautiful area. The bed broke and the dishwasher doesn't work. Communication wasn't easy and I still haven't heard a response back from my last email. The property is beautiful and peaceful though!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ein sehr unglücklicher Besuch mit ärgerlichen Folgen. Vor diesen Gästen möchte ich warnen.
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  • 5 of 5

Obenrüdener Kotten provides a magnificent setting in the countryside outside Solingen. A perfect launching point for visits to Cologne and Düsseldorf. The Steinhaus was perfect for four travelers. Thanks to Lisa for making us welcome and so comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wunderschöne Ferienwohnung in ruhiger Naturlage.

  • 5 of 5

Geschmackvoll eingerichtete Wohnung mit zwei Bädern und gut funktionierender Küche. Sehr gemütlich und schöne Umgebung.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Alles prima

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus und die gesamte Umgebung sind für einen Entspannungsurlaub perfekt. Die Wohnung selbst ist gut ausgestattet (Spülmaschine, zwei Bäder und zwei Schlafzimmer). Insgesamt sehr empfehlenswert.


  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Ein wunderschönes Häuschen im Grünen, das unsere Erwartungen übertroffen hat

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Sensationelle Unterkunft mit hervorragender Ausstattung (insbesondere Küche), liebevoll und geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Sehr freundliche Gastgeber!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Cologne (CGN) and Düsseldorf (DUS)
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Langenfeld / Leverkusen-Opladen (A3)
Car: recommended

Just step out the door to find your way into the beautiful landscape along the Wupper. High above the river on shady forest tracks or easygoing along its side you will find an amiable landscape full of character. The Obenrüdener Kotten is situated at the interface of small and larger hiking trails, like for example the 'Klingenpfad' all around Solingen, the 'Castel Trail', the 'Landrat Lucas Trail' or the trail 'From Hut to Hut'. Your might like to see the famous 'Wupper Castle', which is only 12 km away, or the 'Müngstener Brücke' (20 km), which is still the highest railway bridge in Germany. There are more opportunities to discover the Bergisches Land, though: Riding a bicycle, on an expedition through the museums of Solingen, enjoying our delicate specialties like 'Bergische Kaffeetafel' or a solid bacon pancake in one of the village inns - just try it!

Other Activities: canoeing


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