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2 Bedroom cottage home in quiet wine-country village on the Mosel.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Self-catering historic cottage with 2 bicycles; wine-tasting at local wineries.

Enjoy the charm of a bygone era, rent our romantic cottage home in the quaint winemakers' village of Erden on the Mosel for your next holiday. Built in 1661 this half-timbered house is the oldest house in the village and is set among several registered historic half-timbered houses. It has been updated and appointed with all the comforts of home. Features include: two bedrooms, one with WC, all linens include: full-sized bathroom with shower, towels provided; down comforters and down pillows; small, functional kitchen; (Living/Dining Room) with Flat-Screen TV and Satellite feed (including English language programming); DVD and CD Player; small library, CD collection and family table games; two bicycles for guest use. Free wi-fi is available. All rooms are furnished with antiques.

Self-Catering & Alternatives: A small, but serviceable kitchen is available in Haus Margarete-Erden. It includes all the utensils and small appliances you will need for fixing coffee, tea, or making light meals. You can order fresh rolls, yogurt, milk, jam, etc. which are delivered to the door every morning during your stay. Ask Olaf or Ingrid of the restaurant Zur Ratsschenke to make up your order and fax it off to the bakers in the neighboring village. Enjoy the morning as you sit in the wide sill of the kitchen window with a morning cup of coffee and watch life pass through the 'Engpass' (the Narrows) below. No need to pay until you check out. Don't feel like cooking or want to spend a romantic evening dining in? Ask Zur Ratsschenke for a list of dishes you can order from their menu for private in-home dining. Sit down to a fine meal on porcelain dinnerware and cloth napkins in the comfort of Haus Margarete's dining room. Patio table and chairs (and umbrella) available.

The Middle Mosel: Erden is in the heart of the highly acclaimed Middle Mosel which stretches from Leiwen to just a bit past Erden, at Traben-Trarbach. The finest, most delicate Rieslings are produced in this fabled region. Bicycle from village to village to taste the wines at all the area wineries (check with the Tourist Information office) or just enjoy the scenery and the slow pace. Nearby Bernkastel-Kues is among the most popular spots along the Mosel with its half-timbered houses along winding streets, wine shops, wine museum and restaurants. Bernkastel is also a popular spot to start or end a Mosel boat excursion.

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Martin Bauer
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017


Erden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
We offer 10% discounts for stays longer than one week. 20% for one month stay.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

2 Bedroom cottage home in quiet wine-country village on the Mosel.
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

this property is out of this world, whatever the website says is never enough. you cannot find a more homely and friendly village on the planet. We would return everyday if we could, especialy to taste the food in zur ratschenke and to sample the hospitality of these wonderful people.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pictures don't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect little cottage to explore the mosel valley. It was the cutest place, and it had so much charm.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical Margarete Haus

  • 5 of 5

We loved this charming house and its location at the heart of the attractive village of Erden

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highlight of our trip

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our 2 year old in October 2013, and we still consider this one of the highlights of our trip. We so often stay in uninteresting hotels, but were SO GLAD we chose to stay in a historic home in a charming, beautiful village. The restaurant down the street was excellent, and we so enjoyed getting our breakfast rolls and milk delivered to the door step! Everyone we worked with was very friendly and helpful. It was a great size - two bedrooms and a nice sized living room. And all of the beams and slanting ceilings? Well, we may ave bumped our heads a time or two, but it was part of the charm. We'd definitely stay here again, and also recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful old house!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our week in this lovely house.We had good weather and it was nice to walk or cycle along the river, and there are lots of interesting places to visit.Ingrid and Olaf at "Zur Ratsschenke" are very friendly and helpful, and the food there is excellent.We intend to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wish we were still there!

  • 5 of 5

Visiting a beautiful region, such as the Moselle, is even better when you find such a quaint, old house, full of atmosphere and ideally located near all the nicest places and vineyards.

The kitchen has everything you need to prepare your meals, if you don't want to take advantage of the great restaurants in the area (and if you are really lazy, you can find the very best right outside your door: Ingrid and Olaf, at the Ratsschenke, offer fine food, and, of course, great wine!

Ingrid is the lady who will welcome you upon arrival, to let you into your "new home away from home". Parking is in front of the barn, outside the entrance door. There are two bikes if you want to keep fit, and ride up and down the river banks, which is really recommended. If you are not extra-fit, and haven't been cycling for a while, you can ride downstream to Wolf (or to Traben Trarbach) and then take the boat back to Zeltingen (bikes allowed on board at no extra charge), from where you can ride back (downstream again ... easier!).

The 2 bedrooms are big,, the sitting room/dining room is cosy, with flat screen TV.

If you cannot leave without your laptop, no worries: the wi-fi connection works perfectly well!

By now, I guess you understood how enthusiastic we were about our accomodation: should we go back to the area (and we will!) we will surelky book it again!

Just one advice for the tall guys (and girls!): this is a 1661 house... even Germans in those days must have been short: ceilings are low, so beware of wood beams!

Thanks to all the villagers, who helped with information and directions, and, again, to Ingrid for her help throughout...

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Luxembourg (Major) Frankfurt-Hahn (Secondary)
Nearest Barpub
Ratsschenke (10-15 steps away)
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Located just 8km from both Bernkastel-Kues and Traben-Trarbach and a 30 minute taxi ride from Frankfurt-Hahn (or one hour by car from Luxembourg Airport), it is in the heart of the Middle Mosel region, Germany's premier wine-country, yet away from the noisy crowds. Erden is a quiet village (pop. ca. 400) of vintners who produce the best and most distinctive Rieslings in the heart of the renowned Middle Mosel region, including Erdner Treppchen. Explore this culturally rich and beautiful region from the convenient location of Erden and start and end each day in the peace and charm of our cozy holiday home. Enjoy bicycling along the Mosel on level, dedicated bike trails to neighboring villages. Summer and fall offer the most activities: wine festivals, music festivals and outdoor activities like walking and bicycling. For a special treat, come spend Christmas on the Mosel in Germany and attend the Weihnachtsmarkt at Bernkastel.

Other Activities: Wine-tasting; Mosel river cruises; castle tours; rowing.


Rates & Availability

Erden Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall/Shoulder Season 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2017-18
Dec 11 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Single night rental rate does not include end-cleaning fee; 45 Euros cleaning fee will be added to all stays less than one week. One week rental rate includes 45 Euro end-cleaning fee.
Don't want to shop for groceries or cook while on holiday? Breakfast rolls, butter, jam, coffee, fruit, yogurt etc. can be delivered to front door daily. Check with restaurant Zur Ratsschenke to put in orders from t

50% deposit into PayPal and 50% balance in cash to local manager

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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