Tucked away in its own niche within a small village, this little cottage felt cosy and safe The owner gave us a very warm welcome and was most helpful, without ever intruding on our privacy. The kitchen has old-world charm, yet everything you need (except perhaps a dishwasher, but who does serious cooking with so many good restaurants within easy reach?). The bathroom is modern and spacious, the toilet separate and both the sofa and the bed were comfortable (and suitable for a man 6 feet (183 cm) tall). The cottage provides a good base for tours by car, bicycle or on foot. We particularly enjoyed walking through the forest to the neighbouring village Andlau (just 40 minutes) where there is both a truly excellent patisserie/tea room (Rietsch) and a fine restaurant (Le Caveau Gourmand) to replenish the calories burnt en route! Although we have now seen most of the local sights, the peace and quiet of the area, and the suitablility of the cottage for just sitting reading make us feel that we'd like to go back.