As soon as you enter the Ickelhäuser, the aura of the past and cosiness flows towards you.
The reduced choice of materials from solid wood planks, historical woods, Solnhofen panels and the natural tones on the walls allows stress-stricken eyes to rest. Nothing irritates, there is harmony in all three holiday homes.
A crackling fireplace in the evening, warm summer nights in the garden and quiet village idyll round off the break.
The Ickelhäuser are an experience at any time of the year!
Welcome to the ICKELHAUS near Bad Windsheim!News + facts worth knowing
Awarded monument protection, satisfied guests
In the middle of the wine and hiking area
Infants free of charge in brought cot
Fast wifi in all holiday homes
In 2008 we bought three vacant, dilapidated and neglected farmhouses in Ickelheim. After careful dismantling and proper restoration, our »Sleeping Beauty« have awakened and invite you to a holiday in a historical ambience.
The almost unrecognizable house from 1754 was, according to the oldest town plan, once detached with a barn over the corner. After dismantling the annexes and the roof to the original hipped roof shape, the house now looks similar again, but with a larger barn in half offset. At the time of its construction, there were two almost identical floors; therefore, it was already a purely residential building. To the south of the aisle were two rooms, to the north a chamber and kitchen. Perhaps it was another building of the Teutonic Order – a hunter's house is occupied for Ickelheim, but its exact location remains unclear.
The pretty little farmhouse from 1829 was literally brought back to life by us after six years of construction. If we hadn't taken care of him, it would have been under the demolition bulb by now. Since 2014/15, two exceptional holiday apartments with a special flair have been built here. Here, too, we were awarded with the monument prize of the district of Central Franconia, as we did with the Ickelhaus 1.
In the front area is the almost completely original living room with wooden paneling with kitchen and chamber, in the rear part of the former stable a newly created living room with large glass front.
The farmhouse from the year 1682 is now also completed as a holiday home after five years of construction. After extensive demolition measures, it now has an almost construction-time appearance.
Originally also designed as a stable house, the front part of the house houses two overlapping rooms with wooden-beamed ceilings, as well as a kitchen and chambers. The ground floor room is still living room, the upper room and chambers are now sleeping rooms.
In the newly designed former barn area is the large dining room with modern kitchen and cooking island as well as a large table for everyone. The attic space is now illuminated with elongated flat roofs in the kind of drying roofs
In contrast to the other two half-timbered houses, which also in historical times had only a small circumference, this house is located in an old plot that is still undivided. Behind the wooden fence there are still more than 2500 m² of originally belonging scattered orchards, which are divided by the picturesque Mühlbach bordered by pastures and fall flat to the Beibach.
For the furnishing we mainly used stylistically appropriate furnishings up to the first half of the 19th century. Where a museum character comes at the expense of well-being, we have opted for high-quality, functional and modern furnishings. Every surface and every object is designed or selected with great attention to detail. Plastic, chipboard and concrete are almost everywhere avoided.
There are no televisions in Ickelhaus 2, as we believe that guests who choose to stay in the historic house also want to enjoy the feeling of life of a bygone era.
In all houses/apartments there is at least one flammable single stove in the living room, in a holiday apartment additionally a historical kitchen stove. Parallel to this, all rooms are equipped with radiators, fed by a central wood chip plant. The entire building technology is newly created.
Through a cooperation with the sculptor Friedrich Kern from Mühlhausen near Bamberg, some rooms in Ickelhaus 3 have acquired a unique character. His works can also be admired in the Ickelhaus 1. If you are interested in a wall relief or other art object, you can make an appointment with the artist in his studio near Höchstadt a.d. Aisch and combine this with a trip to Bamberg, the UNESCO World Heritage Site.