About this campspace #s003855
Camping on the premises of our farm. Right now the mansion is undergoing restoration. Projects change seasonally. Quiet Garden and little orchard. We love animals and if you convince us your dog is getting along with rabbits, our dogs, peacocks and donkeys, you are more than welcome to bring them along. It is a 20 minutes trip to downtown Cologne from Stommeln trainstation. There are restaurants and supermarkets in walking distance. The camp site is available to people who are touring, traveling, visiting, backpacking, etc.
It is not a spot for living. Two-nights stay is the norm, but if you need longer or shorter due to touring schedules, etc
please talk to us . We also have loads of carpentry, lawn care, painting, sanding, wood restoration, etc
that could be done in exchange for use of the camp site. This is by arrangement only and you have to have skills in the areas that the work is needed. Lastly, you are camping at your own risk. We are not responsible for anyones items, or anyone who slips/falls/injuries etc
Use of the site is a privilege, not an expectation. If you make a reservation, please follow through as once a reservation is set, we have to turn other people down. No-calls/No-shows ruin the opportunity for other people to participate. Backyard camping is one way that people can travel and lodge affordably. There is a large network of people who allow camping in their yards, gardens, etc . We are a participant in this network. We enjoy meeting Individuals from all over the world. Just for clarity: Do not take us for a cheap camping site so don't expect or demand all the amenities camping sites usually provide (which are unknown to us by the way).
- Passenger Cars
Available yes or no
- Drinking water
- Pets allowed
- Campfire possible
- Picnic table
- Gas (stove) / BBW
- RV Sanitation
- RV Hookup
- Hot water
Things to do in the area
- Horseback riding available and very close
- Boating on the river erft in nearby Bergheim
Meet Andrea, your host
Place was very very messy because they are remodeling. When everything is ready it could be a very nice spot. Inside was a cozy living room with a fireplace. We did not feel welcome. The explanation and tour was very rushed and he had no time for us. We had to take a shower in the room of another guest because it was not properly indicated on the site. Especially in terms of price quality (36 € pn) we felt cheated for what we got.
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I really enjoyed my stay! The hosts are extremely friendly and let me feel, as if I would camp in my own garden. The location itself is beautiful too. There is plenty of space, a fireplace and even hammocks aren’t missing! There is some noise from the nearby streets and railway, but that’s not much and didn’t bothered me at all. I will for sure come back again.
The experience was super, on both campspaces we were the only campers. This garden in Bergheim Germany was an oasis in an agriculture area. The hosts were super friendly. Hard to say which is best. We will return for sure. Thanks for the experience!
In short, this was the best camping experience I/we have ever had. The big yard in front of the castle was a peaceful place where one could truly relax and get in touch with nature and your inner child, thanks to the hammocks, fireplace and trampoline. The hosts were very kind, generous, and made us feel as if we were at home. We felt free to do whatever we wanted, and if we needed anything (for example, get the fire started), they were there to help us.
We visited Andrea's place for one night and we are beyond happy we booked it. The place looks like a fairytale. The manor itself carries a lot of history and gets right now beautifully restored by the hosts. So it has been the film set for some movies like Wendy. The hosts were super nice and they have two dogs we directly fell in love with. Even if it is so close to Cologne it feels like you are on holidays far away. Thank you for an amazing trip, we would love to come back again soon.
Animals and people live next to each other, there are peacocks, dogs and donkeys. Respect the environment. Dog turds and cigarette butts are to be picked up. It is our home, so respect that items that are there aren't necessarily available. Talk to us.
Checking in and out
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Check-out between: To be agreed