Fox & Grapes***** – Romantic vacation apartment in Riquewihr, Alsace. 1. floor 43 Sqm.

Stunning view on the famous Schoenenbourg Grand Cru vineyard. Official 5 star rating MAR 26, 2018

The “Fox & the Grapes” is aptly named. The famous Fox has always been around Riquewihr, on the paths on the edge of forests and vineyards. The name of our holiday apartment is also a nod to the French classical literature and the famous fable by Jean de la Fontaine called the “Fox and the Grapes”.

The nod to the fable is even easier as this charming apartment, romantic and comfortable to perfection, has a great location, on the first floor of our big Renaissance house with stunning views over the Schoenenbourg hill, famous since the Middle Age for its outstanding wines.


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Our Fox & Grapes***** holiday apartment (gite) is ideal for a stay in Riquewihr, Alsace, in any season, especially for those interested in wine and vine work. In fall, you will have front row seats for the harvest and even later when the vineyard’s colours will turn into gold !

Oriented West and North, the apartment has both a good light (sun in the afternoon) and a remarkable natural air conditioning, particularly pleasant in Summer. The outer wall of the lounge and the bedroom is none other than the fortified rampart built in the year 1291! This is where the defence walkway passed.

Decorated with a palette of pastel colours combining pink, green and beige, the gite “Fox & Grapes” offers harmonious spaces, perfect even for extended stays.
The kitchenette is fully equipped: fridge with freezer, microwave oven, induction cooker and oven, dish washer, washing machine and dryer! Of course, all the utensils needed are there, including everything necessary to prepare a good breakfast: toaster, coffee maker, Nespresso coffee machine …
Just behind an old timbered opening onto the lounge is the dining area: simply reach out to catch the toast! On the other side, a small bar area allows him (or she) who is not allowed into the kitchen to continue the conversation with the master chef while enjoying a delicious wine from Alsace! It is also a good place to install your laptop for a comfortable work if necessary. Hidden under that work plan there is a washing / drying machine.

In the lounge, an elegant sofa invites to relax in front of the flat-screen TV while keeping an eye on the vineyard. After a busy day of sightseeing and excursions, the bedroom, romantic and luxurious, offers a very comfortable queen size bed with a great mattress. A charming bathroom with a walk-in shower completes the cozy bedroom.
Old timber, wall paneling and solid oak flooring create a warm atmosphere and help make this lovely apartment a nice place to stay in any season.

It was technically and legally impossible to install air conditioning (remember, the building is National Heritage and installing an air conditioning compressor on the outside historical wall is just unthinkable) but fans are available. Also, even in hot Summer days, Riquewihr enjoys a cool night mountain breeze that brings temperatures down and allows a good quality of sleep. At night, just open the windows! In winter, well protected behind its thick walls together with a great insulation, this apartment retains its warmth, and is particularly warm and comfortable.

And do not forget. Watch out: from your windows, it is not uncommon to see the Fox sneaking between the vines!


Accommodation type
Self catering apartment, First floor
Important specifications
Mountain view, Country side view, Historical site view, Non smoking only, Low allergen environment, Pets (one dog, no cat sorry) allowed with a supplement
Kitchen facilities
Own kitchen, 4 ring stove, Oven, Microwave, Dish washer, Fridge with deep freezer compartment, Toaster.
Living room facilities
Lounge corner, Dining area, Seating for (4)
Sleeping
Sleeps a maximum of 2 in 1 double bed room. Queen size bed 160 x 200 cm, Linen provided. Fan.
Bathrooms
En suite bathroom with walk-in shower. Separate WC. Towels provided.
Communications and multimedia facilities
Wireless broadband internet access (Wifi), Satellite TV, DVD player.
Other facilities
Washing / drying machine, Iron, Hair dryer, Complimentary tea and coffee for your arrival, Tea and coffee making facilities, Filter coffee machine, Nespresso coffee machine.
Outside
Small space in the garden with 2 garden chairs and a coffee table. Public or private parking options (with supplement).
Other services
Mandatory house cleaning charge at the end of stay, Linen provided, Towels provided, Washing machine, Clothes dryer.


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Fox & Grapes***** – Vacation apartment for 2 pers. – 1 BR – 1 bath – A/C – private space in the garden. 1. floor 43 sqm



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Fox & Grapes***** – 2 pers. – 1 BR – 1 bath – A/C – Balcony
Luxury gite – Apartment 1. floor 43m2

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