St. Michael - Eppan (BZ) - Trentino Südtirol - Italien / Südtirol
Schloss Englar, with its idyllic chapel and extensive farm, lies in a charming hillside location. Owned by the Counts Khuen-Belasi for almost 400 years, Schloss Englar is the best-preserved gothic castle in South Tyrol.
Reside amid Historical Walls
This gothic castle, with its idyllic chapel and extensive farm, lies in a charming hillside location. It has managed to preserve its beauty through the centuries, and today opens its doors to travelers who appreciate this extraordinary setting and the snug atmosphere amid walls that are steeped in history.
Schloss Englar, owned by Counts Khuen-Belasi for almost 400 years, is the best-preserved gothic castle in South Tyrol. In 1985, the 500-year-old west wing of the castle was lovingly transformed into a hotel. Via a romantic courtyard with old cedars, you enter the gothic entrance hall. A broad staircase leads up to the big Knights’ Hall with its oriels and open-hearth fire. Here, everyone finds their own cozy spot to while countless pleasant moments.
In the morning, you will be able to take breakfast in a hall beneath gothic vaulted ceilings, or outside in the sunny garden by the castle walls, with glorious views out over the valley. The castle building is surrounded by various gardens affording shady spots beneath ancient trees. Guests also discover a sunny swimming pool with views of the distant Dolomites. In 2014 and 2015, the castle underwent renovations, with the rooms restored to their original size. Though this did reduce the number of rooms available, each has become more harmonious and spacious. All of the bathrooms were also renovated and brought up to the latest modern standards. Today, Schloss Englar offers eight charming rooms for a total of 16 people, including four double rooms and four large junior suites. Each room is different and unique. The rooms are located on various floors of the castle, always with a junior suite right next to a double room. The large Tower Room on the third floor boasts a hidden balcony between the roofs. The family’s own historical furnishings were supplemented by stylish new pieces, lending each room its own distinctive character. Some rooms have old stucco ceilings, while others feature coffered ceilings from the Renaissance. Each room radiates a truly special atmosphere. And all rooms provide free wireless Internet.
An extensive farm also brings a colorful variety of animals to this stately home, while wine has been grown on the estate since earliest times: The excellent soil and favorable hillside location provide ideal conditions in which to grow high-quality wines. After a hiatus spanning several decades, as of 2014 wine again began to be bottled right here on the estate. All of the grapes come from the vineyards which surround the castle, subsequently processed and bottled on site.
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