Located in the medieval centre of Soest, surrounded by parks and squares, churches, half-timbered houses, pedestrian zones, weekly market, coffee shops and restaurants. An ideal base for rest, to explore the area, to take part in the local festivities.
According to current knowledge, the three-storey half-timbered style house was built in 1643. Over the centuries, it has served its inhabitants in many respects, for instance as a private library.
In 1888, the dentist Paul Ley Sen and his wife Aloisia Maria, née Urban, bought the house. Henceforth, it was used as a residential and practice house. Since April 2016 the ground and first floor serves to accommodate our guests or, at special occasions, the space is open to the public as well, including the edible forest garden area.
The Art Nouveau hallway, on the ground floor, is reached via a charming, carved wooden portal. The portal has been constructed in the 1950s, symbolizing the equality and interconnectedness of all being as a universal principle. From there, you enter the oldest part of the house, characterised by the formation from large blocks of sandstone which have been carefully aligned. A typical example of Soest's architecture of the 18th and 19th Century.
The featured guest area has the size of ca. 40 s qm and includes the guest room, the bathroom and the kitchen. Furthermore you have access to a safe parking lot for bikes - or a small motorcycle - and a garden with its terrace and a barbecue.
The sleeping room is ca. 15 square metres in size and the size of the bed is 160x200cm. The room design concept is inspired by the time period of promoterism at the end of the 19th century.
Because of a 'low' ceiling height in the bathroom, a double size shower tray with two multifunctional shower heads is used. Thus, people who are larger than 1.80 m, can change their position according to the water jet or take a shower even in sitting or lying.
The kitchen is equipped with a gas stoven, utensils, refrigerator, toaster, microwave, pots, yoghurt maker etc.. Thus, one can make the most of preparing the fresh produce, picked up from the local (organic) farmers market around the corner (~100m). Further, the Interior contains three dining tables and at least six seats.
For almost 130 years, the overall aim of the owners of this townhouse of 1643 is, to contribute towards the attainment of a high level of physical and mental health, and well-being, and greater equality e.g. in health matters throughout the Community. The greenery of the attached edible forest garden, forming part of the urban climate concept, improves not only the air quality for all, but provides recreational use for our guests as well. The garden has four areas with at least eight seat options, including a dining table and three coffee tables during April and October.
Free Wi-fi is provided via private network and 'Freifunk' from 10.00am to 10.00pm. A shift of time is possible on request.
Different reading material is for free as well and shared among our guests.
On the first floor the printer is located. For a copy a small fee will be taken.
For guests staying longer than a week, two washing machine fillings per week are included in the rent, otherwise this service is possible for a surcharge.
- Washing machine
- Bed linen
- Hair dryer
- Lockable room
- Pets allowed
- Coffee, Tea
- Smoke Detector
- Carbon Monoxide Detector
- Fire Extinguisher
- Lock on Bedroom Door
- Smoking allowed