The place felt very unfriendly, the hosts seemed ungracious and we felt unwelcome.
We arrived, four senior friends sharing (the only) two rented bedrooms in this home, late, after driving for 9 hours in 40-degree temperatures/ We were not even offered a glass of water. When we entered the home we were asked to remove our shoes and put on slippers, which none of us had thought necessary to bring, so we had bare feet. Our upstairs rooms were stifling because the doors and windows had been left closed so there was no opportunity for ventilation. We asked for a fan and were told there were no fans. It wasn’t until dawn that the rooms were bearable. There were two cuckoo clocks on the main floor which chimed (about five minutes apart from one another), as cuckoo clocks do, every fifteen minutes. As we had to leave our doors open to ventilate the stifling rooms, we were subject to that, and to the hosts watching a loud game on their TV. And beware the low, sharp edges on the dormer ceilings in the small bedrooms.
There was a sign on the toilet tank, in German only, so we dont know what the message was. There was no place for us to sit anywhere inside the home except in the bedrooms. The living area on the main floor was curtained off for the use of the hosts only, and was opened in the morning only to allow us into the breakfast area. The only other option would have been to sit outside, in the stifling heat and with many mosquitoes around.
Before we retired, the host asked us about breakfast preferences. He mentioned german sausages, which sounded appealing. When we arrived for breakfast we were asked to put on socks or slippers in the main living area; the stated reason was that the hosts did not want to be infected by any bugs which might be on our feet. We had no socks or slippers, so we were told to put our shoes back on.
The place was scrupulously clean.