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Romantic, idyllic holiday domicile in the moated castle in tranquillity & nature - Gärtnerhaus

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 1,054 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights




Since Easter 2008: The correct holiday home for family holidays in a historic castle atmosphere! The spacious, historic half-timbered house offers you the correct settings for all family members. It is equipped in a child-safe manner (outlet protection, baby gate, baby equipment, etc.). The garden invites you to play and relax, the neighbourhood around the Unsleben castle excites young and old. Here you are guaranteed relaxation! In this house, generations of castle gardeners have lived here with their family. Even today, you are still surrounded by its lush garden facilities. Your private garden with a natural pond for swimming (extra enclosed!) gives you a view of the growing plants, which are obtained from the nursery at the entrance to the city from time to time. Non-smoking domicile!

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Moated castle Unsleben

Our moated castle offers you four original holiday domiciles, which have one thing in common: tranquillity, romance and a burg character. Surrounded by the protecting moat with colourful fish, you can experience a world that is very rare in Germany: A private castle, which is still inhabited today and invites you to be a guest for a while. The holiday apartment 'Burghäuschen“ has 2 bedrooms, bathroom, living room with kitchenette and a cosy fireplace oven. The 'Castle Apartment“ attracts through its architecture uniqueness, historic equipment and paintings on the ceilings and walls along with modern comfort. The 'Falkennest“ combines a unique view from the chapel tower in all directions with cosy living for 1-2 people in historic walls! In the 'Gärtnerhaus“, large families or 2-3 couples will feel comfortable as well: it offers space for up to 6-7 people!

Household help and/or child care: A unique domicile awaits you, which lets you forget all stress and everyday problems. You have the possibility to dive into the world as our ancestors knew it. Be our guest and relax in tranquillity, romance and wonderful nature – without having to miss the comfort of the modern times. We try to provide you with a very relaxing stay. This also includes you being able to not have to do household work – we offer an extra household help which can be booked. This means we do your laundry and iron, shopping and cleaning. Take time and relax!

For the small guests, the Unsleben kindergarten offers great care options for low prices for whole-days or half-days. Children are welcome, it also includes 6-8 year old children. The kindergarten is around 200 m from the castle, it can be reached comfortably in 5 min on foot.

Cycling and hiking paradise in front of the house: The marked paths begin right by the moat. Whether with a dog, bicycle, children or just on foot – here everyone gets what they want. A walk through the charming landscape around the castle is relaxing and lets you forget everyday stress.

And those who do not want to go on a simple walk, the hiking paradise of the Rhone has nearly infinite paths in the mountain and valley, steep and flat, by the river or on the high moor.

Diverse excursion options: The surroundings invite you to go on different types of excursions: Culture in Meiningen, Wurzburg, Fulda and the surrounding area. Don’t forget in Bad Kissingen and other cities with sophisticated and comprehensive concert and theatre programs await you in the summer. Those who want to swim can go to the Triamare in Bad Neustadt/ Saale and will find fun and movement for low prices. But also a few kilometres to the lake.

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Preise beziehen sich auf 5 Personen. Zusätzliche Personen kosten 11 Euro pro Nacht. Babybetten stellen wir gerne kostenlos.


Unsleben House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1054 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • A guest WC on the ground floor, another on the 1st upper floor. The historic house has low rooms on the ground floor. The doors are 1.75 m high (to the kitchen and living room), the room height is 2.10. Due to 2 ceiling beams in the living room, you have to duck your head – under the beams you can only stand up straight if you are not taller than 1.85 m!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Children’s bedroom - 1 king
    Guest room - 1 twin/ single
    Room for small children - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Access through the master bedroom
  • There is an extra bedroom for small children: Going through the master bedroom, you will find a small bedroom with a crib and a wonderful adventure loft (low!) for a somewhat larger child (2 m x 90 cm). Under the bed you can build a wonderful cave and slide from the mattress over the slide to the floor.
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The swimming pond in the garden is a natural pond.


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Wunderschöne, romantische Idylle

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren für ein verlängertes Wochenende im wunderschön, romantisch verwunschenen Gärtnerhaus. Lage und Austattung ist toll für Familien mit kleinen Kindern. Handtücher, Bettwäsche, babybetten etc alles vorhanden. Und auch die Vermieter sind ausgesprochen höflich und zuvorkommend. Ein rundum gelungen nagendes Familienwochenende.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für die nette Bewertung! Wir freuen uns, dass Sie sich wohl gefühlt haben und hoffen auf ein Wiedersehen bei eben solchen Sonnenschein! Graf und Gräfin Waldburg
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Das Gärtnerhäuschen war für uns guter Ausgangspunkt für schöne Unternehmungen.

  • 3 of 5

positiv: genug Platz für 6 Personen, gemütliche Unterkunft, schöne Lage

negativ: Heizung funktionierte nicht zuverlässig, Waschbecken zum Händewaschen in den Toiletten wären angenehm

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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super schön und nostalgisch

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten mit unseren Hundesenioren und unserer kleinen Tochter ein sehr erholsames Wochenende verbracht. Wir konnten unsere Hunde im Garten und vor der Türe laufen lassen, womit auch diese einen unbeschwerten Urlaub hatten. Sofort vor der Haustür beginnen schöne Wege am Fluss. Das Haus ist kindersicher und sauber gestaltet. Sogar ein kleines Spielzimmer für die Kleinen. Am Nachmittag gabs Kaffee und Kuchen im Dorf. Lieben Dank an die Grafenfamilie :)

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Gemütliche alte Unterkunft mit Flair

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben eine Freundeurlaub mit 7 Personen im Gärtnerhaus verbraucht und waren alle samt sehr zu frieden.

Leider fand der angekündigte Weihnachtsmarkt nicht statt, aber das hat dem Eindruck und Gesamtgefühl nicht geschadet.

Im Badezimmer fehlt bei so einer Gruppe ein bisschen Ablagefläche (Regal) aber auch das ist nix besonders. Ansonsten alles sauber, schön und sehr gut ausgestattet. Alles im allem ein sehr schöner Aufenthalt!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Gutes Haus für Familien

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten das Gärtnerhaus zusätzlich zur "Alten Brauerei" auf dem selben Gelände gemietet. Insbesondere für Familien/Gruppen mit kleinen Kindern bietet es sich an: Garten, Teich und Treppe sind entsprechend gesichert und es gibt ein schönes Doppelzimmer mit angrenzenden Kinderzimmer (Hochbett mit Rutsche, Spielfläche).

Größere Personen hatten in dem Fachwerkhaus mit niedrigen Decken keine Probleme - man muss nur etwas drauf achten.

Zimmer, Bad, Küche - alles sauber und gut ausgestattet. Das Wohnzimmer ist zudem sehr gemütlich und einladend.

Auch hier ist die Umgebung natürlich zauberhaft. Der Spazierweg beginnt gleich vor der Haustür.

Alles in allem absolut empfehlenswert!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Romantisches Idyll

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren zu 7 (6 Erw. + 1 Kind) am verlängerten Fronleichnam-WE im Gärtnerhaus des Wasserschlosses eingezogen. Es war traumhaft!

Das Haus ist mit allem ausgerüstet was man braucht. Der Schlossherr war super nett! Wir hatten zusätzlich noch Glück mit dem Wetter, sodass wir jeden Morgen draußen vor der Tür neben dem Froschteich frühstücken konnten. Es ist ein altes Haus mit knarrenden Dielen und windschiefen Ecken, daran darf man sich nicht stören. Im Gegenteil wir mochten das "Mittelalterflair". Ein MUSS für alle Schlösser und Burgen-Fans!

Leckere Gaststätten gibt es in der Umgegend, wer nicht selber kochen will (Voll ausgestattete Küche!), Ausflugsziele zu Hauf vorhanden (Schwarzes Moor, Rotes Moor, Bad Kissingen, Kloster Kreuzberg,...).

Wer hier nicht herkommt ist selber Schuld ;-)

Danke für das super Wochenende!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Viktoria Gräfin Waldburg
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german
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Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2018


Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Frankfurt/ Main
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
maria bildhausen
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Bad Neustadt/ Saale
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Bad Neustadt/ Saale
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Bad Neustadt
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The moated castle is in Unsleben, a 900-resident village, between Bad Neustadt/ Saale and Mellrichstadt. It is located peacefully on the edge of the city, yet just a few minutes on foot from all shops (Schlecker, village stores, baker, butcher, bank, doctor, pharmacy, dentist) in the village. Once you leave the castle courtyard, you will find nature. Long hiking paths on the Streu River or over the hills of the Rhone invite you to short or long excursions on foot or by bicycle. The beautiful golf course Maria Bildhausen on the monastery premises in Münnerstadt attracts golf lovers (15 min. drive away)! Slopes and ski lift are about a 20 minute drive away (for example, Wasserkuppe, Arnsber lifts, Zuckerfeld). The private castle garden invites you to rest and relax in a green environment. Historic walls surround an old family owned property, which is looking for families.

Other Activities: Canoeing, gliding and sport flying

Golf: The beautiful golf course Maria Bildhausen is a 10 minute drive from Münnerstadt. Golfers will find an 18-hole championship course and a 6-hole course in the soft hilly landscapes of the Rhone. The special thing about this course is that even here you can have the feeling of freedom while golfing even if 200 people are playing at the same time. The well-designed course – two circuits – makes this possible. The golf course is the only golf course owned and located on the premises of a monastery!

Ski: A 20 minute drive away from Unsleben, you can reach the popular ski regions in the Rhone. This includes the Kreuzberg, the Wasserkuppe, Zuckerfeld, etc. In the skiing and snowing paradise Wasserkuppe you will also find excellent sledding conditions, even with a sledding lift. Unsleben itself has a small sledding slope, which allows for a lot of fun for both the young and the old.