Der Schafhof

Location Amorbach

Postcode 63916

Telephone +49 (0)9373 97330

€€€-€€€€

Why we love it...

Impressive converted monastery, good food

The Place

The Benedictines certainly knew what they were doing when they set up here in the 15th century, and the Schafhof provides as much of a retreat from our world as it did from theirs. The 18thC red sandstone house that forms the hotel looks out across the meadows to rolling, wooded hills, with scarcely another building in sight. The mellow stone outbuildings house sheep, hens and ducks for the table, the lake provides trout and carp. It is easy to get the feeling that life has hardly changed at the Schafhof in its 270 years. Everything from the bread, noodles, jams and confectionary to the apple juice is from the Schafhof”s own kitchen (complete with smoke-house) or the local market.
The decoration is kept simple, in harmony with the building’s wooden beams, tiled floors and stonework. Fabrics are in soft pinks and creams, plastered walls are whitewashed. Bedrooms are cosy – simple pine beds nest beneath honey-coloured beams in those on the attic floor, others on the first floor acccommodate grander antique furniture. There are plans for expansion – not, we hope, to an extent that will interfere with the present welcoming ambience.

The Essentials

Price Band €€€-€€€€
Rooms 23 double, all with bath, (3 twins); all rooms have phone, TV, radio; hairdrier on request,some have minibar
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
Facilities dining room, bar; terraces, courtyards, lake, tennis court, garden chess, bicycles, horse-drawn carriages
Children welcome
Disabled access difficult
Pets accepted in public rooms

To Book

Contact Herbert & Vera Ullrich
Call +49 (0)9373 97330
Fax +49 (0)9373 4120
Email rezeption@schafhof.de
Website www.schafhof.de

Good To Know

Address Schafhof 1, Amorbach 63916
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The Location

Find this place: in meadows, 3km W of Amorbach; with ample car parking

What's nearby: baroque abbey church; bison reserve (10km)