Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Zur Alten Weinkelter has 4 fully self-contained apartments; all are fully equipped with all you need to make your holiday a great experience.
We have our Weinkelter Terrace where you can relax and enjoy some of the excellent local wines. Through the terrace lies our small garden where you can enjoy long summer days and evenings, or why not join us on selected evenings during the year in our converted wine cellar. Featuring a vaulted ceiling the cosy atmosphere in this guest only cellar is the idyllic setting to spend a relaxing evening, maybe sampling some of the local wines or refreshments
A personal wine tasting can be organised for groups of 4 or more please ask for our details
The Cellar is an ideal place to meet other guests and discuss you holiday experience.
We the owners, Michael and Maria Wilson-Ryan, Re-located to this beautiful area from London, England in 2010 and fell in love with this 500 year old listed building a former vintners house, our aim is to restore the building to as near as its former condition as possible, We like to offer self catering accommodation with a difference as we manage the property ourselves and like to be on hand throughout your stay and personally greet all our guests on arrival.
Ellenz on the Mosel is a traditional and friendly wine-producing village in the midst of Germany's Rhineland, perfect for both short or long stay vacations. Midway along the scenic Mosel between the cities of Trier and Koblenz, Ellenz is an ideal base in the heart of Europe with much to see locally and regionally, with access points across all Europe thanks to the local Frankfurt Hahn Airport
Each of our apartments at Zur Alten Weinkelter have small, but serviceable kitchens. They include all the utensils and small appliances you will need for making coffee, tea, or preparing light meals. You can purchase fresh rolls, and bread from the small bakery just a short walk from your apartment. And enjoy your morning breakfast in your apartment or why not sit in the early morning sunshine on our Weinkelter Terrace and make plans how you are going to spend the day “ walking, cycling, wine tasting, a mosel river cruise, castle tours the list is endless or simply relax in our garden with that book you have always promised yourself you would read and sample some of Zur Alten Weinkelter's selection of fine mosel wines.
If you don't feel like cooking then why not try some of the local restaurants
In Ellenz or across the mosel in Beilstein, take advantage of our complimentary guest ticket which gives you free travel on most buses and trains throughout the Cochem Zell region, with the castle town of Cochem only 9 kilometres away accessible by the regular bus service, so leave the car with us in our free cark park and enjoy your stay in the region car free
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||9 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Frankfurt Hahn 48 km, Nearest railway: Cochem 9 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details outdoors|
The house has free parking for up to 4 standard vehicles, however if the spaces are all occupied this is not a problem in Ellenz as there are plenty of free spaces available along the Moselweinstrasse (the road that follows the Mosel River) a short walk from the house
We look forward to personally welcoming you to our home and the wine village of Ellenz
We are here to help you make your holiday a success
We offer a daily breakfast roll service available on request (2.00 € Surcharge)
Or for short stays a German continental breakfast can be served in our wine cellar for an additional charge (This is a pre booked service so please confirm at time of booking)
All apartments have a selection of Teas, Freshly Ground Filter Coffee, Sugar, Milk (please request as fresh milk is available) and Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water to welcome you. There is also a wine rack with a section of Mosel wines for you to purchase in your apartment
Why not join us on selected evenings throughout the year in our guest only wine cellar where you can enjoy a glass (or two) of fine Mosel wine or a refreshment of your choice
Free Wi-Fi is available in all apartments during your stay subject to Terms and Conditions
Small dogs allowed by prior arrangement (Charges and Terms and Conditions applicable)
Strictly No Smoking within the house, but is permitted on The Weinkelter Terrace or in the Garden
We also have available with our complements for all our guests the Cochem Zell regional Guest Ticket.
This enables you to travel free of charge on most local trains and buses in the region
It also gives you discounts on various local attractions
Enjoy your holiday and take advantage of leaving your car in our car park
Travel for free with our compliments and enjoy tasting the regions wonderful wines
Large family gatherings or group's welcome, all apartments are within the same building so why not rent multiple apartments for your extended family/group or friends and book our wine cellar for your celebration
Owners are resident throughout your stay
No Exterior Management is used
The Rhineland/Rhine Valley region
The Mosel Valley has been associated with wine manufacturing from before the days of the Roman Empire. The wine village of Ellenz lies on the Moselweinstrasse roughly midway between Koblenz and Trier, which is Germany's oldest town.
The beautiful and historic town Cochem is about 9 Kilometres away and offers all the charm and amenities that the Mosel has to offer.
The valley enjoys the reputation of being one of the warmest destinations in Germany or indeed central Europe.
Throughout the year there are many events the most important and in our opinion and the most fun are the winefests in July/August/September that take place in all the villages along the Mosel, With the wine harvesting taking place usually End September /Early October
There are many activities to do in the area why not take a leisurely
boat trip and even have lunch on board.
For those who prefer the more active pursuits why not hire a canoe, or walk the Bremmer Calmont (Europe's steepest vineyard) and many other trails
or perhaps just hire a bicycle and cycle along the Mosel.
Within easy reach you will find the world famous Nürburgring, home to the German Formula1Grand Prix 2013 and scheduled again for 2015 which has all the excitement of the racing world
For the historians amongst us why not explore the many castle and ruins along the Mosel and the Rhine Valley
Zur Alten Weinkelter is only a short journey away from Reichsburg Castle (Cochem) & Burg Eltz
why not look at visiting the mosel during the quieter winter months, The Mosel Valley has a serenity, which offers outstanding beauty and peace and is an ideal location for walking holidays During late November / December there are some fabulous traditional German Christmas markets that are not to be missed more details are available on request
Ellenz is a traditional wine village a place to enjoy wonderful scenery, fantastic wine direct from the wine makers
a superb central location for a relaxing holiday
To Experience the German traditional wine making industry and traditional village life
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15 Sep 2014
"Warm Welcome from Maria and Mike."
The apartment was a good base to explore the Mosel Valley. Mike and Maria were very welcoming and their local knowledge and recommendations of the local restaurants and wine bars added to our enjoymen… More
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And that you enjoyed your stay and for one of you a trip down memory lane :)
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Liked Best: The local restaurants and wine bar.
Ellenz is a traditional wine village with restaurants serving local produce of very good quality and we are blessed to have a traditional wine cellar directly next door serving a wonderful selection of Mosel wines direct from the wine maker himself.
Liked Least: Very steep steps to the front door, which made unloading and loading the car awkward.
There is indeed 7 steps to the main front entrance (which are highlighted on most of our photographs), they may be challenging to some people, however as the house is a listed monumental building it is something that adds to the character of the building that has not had much alteration since 1531. We are generally resident throughout your stay and we are happy to help with any unloading and loading difficulties.
30 Jul 2013
"Beautiful property in a stunning location... not to mention the wine!"
Who would have believed we could be holidaying in such a beautiful place, just five hours' drive from home?
As part of Zum Alten Weinkelter, the Dornfelder is a lovely apartment, nicely furnished, sparkly-clean and with everything you need for a comfortable stay.
Maria was on hand when we arrived to give us a friendly welcome and lots of tips on where to visit and much more during our stay. Views from the windows of the wonderful local vineyards and, though we unfortunately weren't able to partake, Maria and her lovely husband offer wine tastings and advice on local produce. We were able to have a lovely BBQ one night too, as the sun went down on the lovely garden.
Tiny, tiny problem - literally the only problem - is that the wireless signal is very weak in this apartment. Whilst this wouldn't bother most people, we found this a minor annoyance as we had, unfortunately, had to bring work with us (we're self-employed). It was easily resolved by opening the door, though! To be honest, it made us relax a little!
Zum Alten Weinkelter is one of the most stunning properties in a particularly picturesque village - Maria and Michael will tell you all about the renovations - really interesting! Though Ellenz is not full of restaurants and bars, there are enough within a few paces' walk to keep you happy for a short to medium-length stay and we highly recommend the Hans Joachim Weber Weinkelter, just around the corner - their white wines are to die for and they do a superb meat platter that's perfect to nibble alongside a glass or two. An enjoyable little trip over the river will take you to Beilstein, with its gorgeous little restaurants and gift shops and 10 minutes down the road you're in Cochem. Location, therefore, couldn't be better!
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