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Insider tip - Idyllic u. quiet in a large garden - 400m to the cathedral

Altstadt, Freiburg, Germany
  • Apartment624 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Small half-timbered house in the countryside and city center !!

It offers an idyllic, beautiful and newly renovated former coach house, in one of the old city of Freiburg gardens, adjacent to a park, all just a few steps from the Old Town (Schwabentor, Münster). The house can accommodate 2 people. The ground floor has a large, equipped kitchen and bathroom. Upstairs is a large lovely decorated living room / bedroom with exposed beams and views of the countryside.

With just a few steps you can take all the sights of Freiburg (Münster, old department store, Schwabentor, Martinstor and especially the picturesque old town with its special flair and the many 'Bächles') explore.

Excursions to the Black Forest or the Kaiserstuhl are easy to handle right outside the door with Straba and train.

As at the foot of Castle Hill, you can go from here small and big hikes in the Black Forest.


Peter Gugelmeier

Member Since 2011
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english, french, german, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Schlafzimmer 1
        1 king
      • 2 single beds (200 * 90 cm)


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Badezimmer 1
        toilet, tub, shower

        Location Type

          • Downtown


              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 3 people


                                  • Books
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television


                                      • Lawn / Garden


                                          • not suitable for children
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • museums
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • cinemas
                                              • forests
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • churches
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • ruins
                                              • winery tours
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • cycling
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • ski lift privileges
                                                          • skiing

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

                                                            16 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Peaceful spot in a charming city

                                                            Tara L.Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA

                                                            We thoroughly enjoyed a week at the Old Coachman's Cottage. The cottage sits in a private garden steps from the Altstadt (the historic city center). It contains everything needed to cook, relax, and enjoy time away. The owner was so very helpful and gave us tips, maps, and directions to make our time exploring the surrounding area just perfect. There was convenient parking for our rental just a short walk away in a secure garage, very unusual for this kind of city location. If you are considering a visit to Freiburg, this is a wonderful place to stay!

                                                            Peaceful, pleasant stay in Freiburg

                                                            NicholeCalgary, AB

                                                            This cute, lovely coachman's cottage has a most ideal location, close to cafe, bakery, grocery store, brewery / beer garden, restaurants, laundromat, the old town, and, the Munster Platz and its wonderful daily market. We enjoyed walking everywhere, and at the end of the day, resting in this quiet, private, clean and comfortable cottage just made the fun day more perfect. Our host Peter is warm, friendly, interesting and interested. We look forward to return whenever we visit Freiburg in the future.

                                                            Restful Retreat

                                                            Stephen S.

                                                            A lovely little coach house in the backyard of a 3 family house along the Dreisam River near the Schwabentor historic gate to Freiburg's Altstadt. Lots of great places to walk, shop and eat... the house is really central to everything. A great brewery and beer garden 2 blocks away. The street car stop is a block away as well, for access to the Hauptbahnhof and all the outlying areas. The house is in the perfect spot for daily forays into town and walking up to the Burg or along the river.

                                                            The coach house is a two story cottage with a steep stair and the top floor is one large bedroom room with windows on two sides that overlook the lovely garden. Downstairs is a surprisingly large kitchen and the bathroom. The building is restored and well-heated and everything was very clean and tidy, with all the things we needed to cook some meals and have breakfast each day with Brötchen we fetched from the bakery a block away.

                                                            It's very romantic, quiet and cozy, with a lot of space for two. the garden was just coming into springtime bloom and if the weather would have been better I'm sure we would have spent more time in the garden (but you know those summer rains in Germany). Peter greeted us at the door, he lives in the front house and was very helpful with suggestions and tips for seeing Freiburg, and he speaks good English.

                                                            There was no washing machine (as stated) but there was one of Germany's rare self-service laundromats a block away so we did our laundry there and it took less time because we used 2 machines, no problem. I arranged parking with Peter which was two blocks away in a public garage. There was WiFi, it was OK for emails, but the internet was slow and worked best sitting at the windows in the kitchen, so don't plan on streaming media. There was a nice flat panel TV upstairs with CNN in English.

                                                            We will return again in the future, it was a wonderful little five day experience and I would recommend it to any couple visiting Freiburg.

                                                            Excellent stay

                                                            julie l.

                                                            My husband and I have just returned from a lovely holiday in the Coach house in Freiburg. From the street you would not realise this oasis lay behind the front door. The garden area is beautiful and was lovely to return to after a day out. The Coach house was just perfect for us and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We cooked in a few nights and the cupboards are well stocked with everything you could need. The property was clean and we found it very comfortable. Peter and his wife were very friendly and we enjoyed our chats with Peter in the garden.

                                                            Although the weather was not always sunny, there is plenty to do and see in this area, far more than we had imagined. We enjoyed our walk into the Black Forest and to the viewing tower where you could see all over Freiburg. Although it rained this day it did not stop us. We had a lovely sunny day when we visited Lake Titisee and hired a motor boat on the lake. The cable car is a good day out too with another tower to climb with fantastic views. The Kiedel mineral spa is a must and it was brilliant value at 13 euros.

                                                            Freiburg itself is a lovely city and is just on the doorstep to explore. We found some good beer in the micro breweries.Had a lovely meal in a tiny guesthouse on the way back from Lake Titisee and found one of the pop up restaurants where we sampled flammkuchen. There are many vineyards around where you can have tastings and we did purchase a few bottles to bring home!

                                                            All in all a good holiday which was enhanced by our stay in the Coach house, would definitely recommend.

                                                            Julie and Vic Lebeter

                                                            Perfect Freiburg location!

                                                            Cathy H.

                                                            What a great little oasis in central Frieburg, right on the river and 5 minute walk to the Munster (Cathdral) and the Market with the best 2.20 Euros Brats and bun I have ever had! . My husband and I just got back from visiting Freiburg for 6 nights and meeting up with our son who was studying there. This garden cottage was the most ideal location and looks just like the photographs! We were thrilled. It was cold, overcast and rainy some of the time we were there and it was so nice to sit in our cozy little warm cottage with a kitchen sipping our coffee and tea, enjoying the wonderful baked goods we bought at the bakery and gazing out at Peter's extraordinarily lush little garden. Peter and his wife (the green thumb) were gracious hosts, always there to give us tips or suggestions if we needed them.

                                                            The internet was a bit spotty - but then we were not there to spend time on the internet - we do that enough when we are not on vacation!

                                                            We highly recommend this cottage for a couple who enjoy walking/strolling this beautiful city, hiking the Schlossberg - an entrance to the Black forest, sipping great local beer in a cafe by the canal and soaking in the beautiful flowers and delectible aromas of roasting bratwurst in the daily Market. Nab a 24 transportation pass (9.90 Euro pass covers up to 5 eople on one ticket, available at the Visitor Center or the machines on any local city tram)

                                                            Tips and Recommendations - take a tram or bus from Freiburg proper:

                                                            1. Jesuitenschloss - (Schlossweg, 79249 Merzhausen) a hilltop outdoor beautiful, reasonable restaurant (great beer) tucked away with gorgeous views of Freiburg. You will have to google how to get there. Our son escorted us by foot, we hiked there, but there is a road that goes there.

                                                            2. Keidel- Mineral baths - wonderful full day experience.There are 8-9 indoor and outdoor pools all varying from cool to warm to hot temperatures. The best part besides the total relaxing experience of being pampered on Mother's Day, was the local flavor and family environment.

                                                            Exceeded ny expectations in every way

                                                            heather M.

                                                            I chose this rental in part because of the location, and in part because of the charming photos. When I arrived I was surprised to discover that it exceeded my expectations on every count. This beautiful renovated coach house was spacious, bright, and impeccably clean. I lacked for nothing during my visit. But what made the experience extraordinary was the personal attention that my hosts provided. Thank you for helping me to enjoy Freiburg to its fullest, and for helping me visit Strasbourg. I hope to see you again soon!

                                                            J'ai choisi ce appartement en partie grâce à sa ubication, et en partie grâce à des charmantes fotos. Mais quand je suis arrivée, je me suis remarquée que l'appartment a dépassé mes attentes sur tous le points. Cette "Coach House" renovée a été spacieuse, lumineuse, et impeccablement propre. J'ai manqué de rien au cours de ma visite. Mais ce qui a rendu l'expérience extraordinaire a été l'attention personnelle que mes hôtes m'ont fourni. Merci beaucoup pour avoir m'aidé à profiter de Fribourg, et de m'avoir aidé à planifier ma visite à Strasbourg. J'espère vous revoir bientôt !

                                                            Elegí este alquiler en parte debido a su ubicación, y en parte debido a las fotos encatadoras. Pero cuando llegué, me sorprendió descubrir que el departamento superó mis expectativas en todos aspectos. Este hermoso "Coach House" renovado es espacioso y luminoso, y lo encontré impecablemente limpio. No me faltó nada durante mi visita. Pero lo que creó una experiencia extraordinaria fué la atención personal que los dueños me ofrecieron. Muchísimas gracias por haberme ayudado a disfrutar de Freiburg, y por haberme ayudado a planificar mi visita a Strasbourg. ¡Espero veerlos de nuevo bien pronto!


                                                            Altstadt, Freiburg, Germany

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