Old rose vines climb the facade. Bucolic pastureland surrounds a secluded half-acre of land. And “the only visible neighbor is the church across the street with its beautiful old church tower which can be seen from the house like a painting.”
Does this sound like the start of a fairy-tale about an enchanted house? The description, from European real-estate site Fantastic Frank, is enough to convince us to keep reading. Let’s take a tour of the gardens of this 60-year-old country house in Germany “on the edge of the beautiful village of Hof Eich, not far from Gelnhausen,” but no more than a 40-minute drive from the Frankfurt airport.” (And if we like it? It’s for sale: €780,000.)
Both front and back entrances are surrounded by climbing roses. See more inspiration in Everything You Need to Know About Roses.
See more of our favorite Garden Design 101 ideas from Germany:
- 10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Germany
- A Wild Beautiful Mess: Anne Schwalbe’s Garden in Rural Germany
- Garden Visit: At Home with Katrin Scharl in Brandenburg, Germany