Description of Accommodation
Romantic and comfortable 4 star apartment for 2 people in Riquewihr, Alsace. Riquewihr, one of the prettiest villages in France, is a lovely medieval city in the Alsatian vineyards, near Colmar.
The Sentinel**** is a romantic apartment (50+ square meters). It is just coming out of complete restoration works and is welcoming its guests with an official 4 star comfort and decoration rating (Official agreement nr 2008-134-8 published 13 May 2008). Our expertise both in restoration and decoration works makes sure that it offers ideal self catering accommodation for 2 persons with great value for money. A romantic and elegant living space spreads over the first floor: lounge, kitchen and Alsatian 'stub' (dining area).
This romantic flat is organised in a medieval house listed as a national heritage building (Monument Historique). It is embedded in the medieval rampart (defence wall built 1500) of Riquewihr, only some yards away of the famous fortified gates of the Obertor and the Dolder. On the mountainside, the medieval city wall is the western wall of the house. On the street side, it is an Alsacian traditional half-timber framed house. Decorated with great care and especially equipped for 1 couple looking for holiday accommodation on the Alsace wine route, at the foot of the Vosges and a few minutes of Colmar only.
Some steep steps take you up from the street to the first floor, at the same level as the former covered defence way of the ramparts, where the medieval night watchman used to watch out for enemies, invaders or thiefs (therefore the name Sentinel)! The restoration works largely made use of the traditional techniques with organic and healthy materials (untreated wood, natural paintings with lime wash, no chemicals, etc). Authentic polychrome pieces of furniture and fabrics in Alsatian kelsch contribute to make this small house a real jewel. As we recently achieved it in the neighbour house Le Colombier this new flat combines charm and comfort and will be able to satisfy - Summer as Winter - those which appreciate and privilege before all the refined and authentic places… The fully equipped kitchen makes it possible to be perfectly autonomous. But do not forget that the many ones and excellent restaurants of the village (some of them being listed in the Michelin Red Guide) - with excellent value for money - are within walking distance.
The Sentinel apartment has air conditioning.
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Our holiday homes are rented by the week during the high season (April-October and December). Our best rates are therefore available for stays of 1 week and more. Shorter stays (3-6 nights) are possible when planning opportunities exist and/or when the requested dates come exactly before or after an existing booking (see availability calendar). Thank you for your kind understanding.