LE DOMAINE DU CHASSEUR WANZEL/ THE WANZEL HUNTER ESTATE: a Configuration of the house:
The living area is on the first floor and can only be accessed by a staircase, it consists of 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with shower,1 WC, 1 fully equipped kitchen and a dining room with living room.
The terrace is accessible on the first floor from the kitchen at the back of the house.
From the terrace you will have access to a large fenced green area (approx. 20 ares) for adults, children and animals, from which you have a magnificent view over the orchards, the forest, the Wachtfels rock as well as part of the village. A barbecue with accessories is at your disposal, as well as garden furniture such as chairs, tables and deckchairs.
A space with awning and furniture (armchairs, tables) allows you to sit under shelter.
Detailed equipment of the house
-double bed 2 x 200cm x 2 x 100cm, wardrobe, trunk, chairs, CD/radio player
- 2 individuals beds 190cm x 90cm, wardrobe, DVD player
- 2 armchairs convertible into beds with mattress: 2 x 187cm x 2 x 77cm, wall wardrobe, CD/radio/stereo, CDs, DVDs and books assortment.
- Venetian shower and classic shower, sink, toilets, washing machine, mirror cabinet with mirror and lighting.
Fully equipped kitchen:
-double sink with mixer tap, dishwasher, 4 glass-ceramic plates, large oven, fridge with freezer compartment, hood, kitchen utensils, crockery, toaster, kettle and coffee machine.
Living room and dining room:
-large table with corner bench and chairs
living room with sofa, 2 rocking chairs, stool, digital TV, reading area, vintage stereo audio system .
1771 was the year in which Sire Wanzel – a game keeper at the service of the Landgrave Louis IX of Hesse-Darmstadt, Lord of the Lands – completed the construction of his abode on one of the most
beautiful sites in the village of Obersteinbach.
His dwelling-house and outbuildings are described as including “a farm-house with story housing, a barn and stables” among others. Sir Wantzel choose the best oaks for the timberwork and studwork and beautiful sandstone to clothe the frontage. Stairs, Balustrades and flooring, as well as windows and inside doors in the different rooms vouch for the succession of multiple generations and ways of life across the centuries and have borne witness to numerous innovations, while retaining a unique historical authenticity. The spacious estate also encompasses one hectare of fields, gardens, orchards and forests.
The presence of the small adjacent building, an old hogsty, of the bred oven, the stables and the barn, attest of the owner’s will to build a farmhouse that would function in complete autonomy.
( English text translation: Eva Blickhan.)