The garden and pool

Guests are free to use our garden,
which is surrounded by a 3 m high wall to shelter from the wind and the outside.

Sit back, relax, read or chat on one of the 2 terraces or take a deckchair onto the grass and sit in the sun or in the shade of one of the trees.

A cherry tree dominates the middle of the garden. It's a huge tree, almost as high as the house itself and each year it flowers in spring and produces kilograms of delicious fruit. It's very old, but we don't know its exact age.

In Japan, the cherry tree is supposed to be the tree of peace
and it's true the garden has a noticeably peaceful atmosphere.
You'll often see birds and squirrels in the tree, out of range of our cats.

Once the warm weather starts, the garden yields wild strawberries, red currants and raspberries, while the beds are full of plants.
Guests are also free to use our pool
. The only thing we ask is for children to be accompanied at all times and not to be left unsupervised.

The pool is quite shallow and measures 7 m x 3.5 m. It's perfect for cooling off during the hot Alsatian summers, and it's enjoyed by kids and parents alike.  

When the kids have finished splashing  anyone sunbathing by the pool and when the shouts and laughs move away from the pool in the late afternoon and early evening, the adults lower themselves into the water, to enjoy the sunset or admire the stars.

A pool might not be the most ecological thing you can have, it came with the house when we bought it.

But rather than deprive everyone of the pleasure, we're looking for solutions for making it as environmentally friendly as possible.