Bluets et Brimbelles

Saulxures, Bas-Rhin
Bed & Breakfast


For lovers of French pâtisserie and vintage cars! Wake up in woody bedrooms named after mountain fruits, set off to hike, cycle or ski

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 5

The
Experience

The mountain house by the village church has been exquisitely revived, and you feel welcome the moment you enter. Fresh oak, spruce and larch abound, many features have been preserved and all is cosy and draft-free. Catherine and Thierry love to speak English and do bountiful table d’hotes at the long table, or on the terrace in summer (the gardens are sheer delight). She is a chef and pâtissier, produces for local shops in her shining new bakery and gives courses in the large spotless kitchen, he is proud possessor of a fleet of 2CVs. Tour the mountains with the roof down… return to log fires, delicious beds, drenching showers. Bliss.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: Private tours in a 2CV ! Come and discover the hidden gems of our Bruche Valley in a classic French iconic car ! Our overnight guests benefit from a 10 % discount off our regular tour prices

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
11am
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Dinner with wine, €25. Restaurants 2-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €80
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available €20 per person per night.
1 Family room for 5
From €80
1 Suite for 4
From €90
2 Doubles
From €80

Reviews

We returned to stay with Catherine and Thierry within the same year and this time we stayed for a week. What better compliment can that be!? We sampled Thierry's Balade in one of his 2 CV's and had a great morning touring nearby villages and visiting a heritage site sawmill. It was such a fact finding and fun event. The cuisine was excellent as before and we enjoyed 4 evening meals , sharing the table with different nationalities or just our two hosts who entertained us well. We left armed with Catherine's homemade jams and plan to be back asap in 2019.

Hazel and john, Warwick

We had a wonderful stay here. The house is so well designed, and Thierry and Catherine couldn't have been more helpful. They provided us with maps + route for a walk, and gave recommendations of where to eat. Dinner with them was absolutely memorable!

Serena, York

A lovely, cosy, welcoming place to stay. Wonderful hosts and delicious food. A really relaxing home from home.

Steph, Haslemere

This was our second stay with Thierry and Catherine, and 3 years on, they are as passionate as ever about what they do. The rooms are impeccably comfortable, the meals inspired and delicious, and best of all is the interesting, lively conversation with the lovely hosts at dinner! They clearly enjoy getting to know their guests, and helping them to get as much out of their stay as possible. Nothing is too much trouble for them, and they love to find new ways to introduce people to their beloved Alsace. And have I mentioned the awesome breakfast....?

Helen, London

Delightful accommodation of the best standard hosted by an equally delightful couple, Thierry and Catherine. We had 2 super nights here and want more! We had an evening meal on both nights and enjoyed the quality of the cuisine and the chance to learn so much about the area and the aspirations of the Habersetzers. The converted family farmhouse has been achieved with such elegance, comfort and rustic charm retained, that we fully understand their joy of living there. How can we not mention the 2CVs and the Traction Avant? We hope that when we return we can take a 2CV tour and enjoy more!

Hazel and john, Warwick

I can't remember a warmer welcome than from Catherine and Thierry. Their house is beautiful, immaculate and perfectly restored - and the nearby church bells finish at 10 pm! Despite having email problems between France and England, Catherine cooked a superb meal, and I felt that my English was somewhat weaker than theirs during our wide-ranging amusing and intelligent conversation. My first stay here, but definitely not my last. Very strongly recommended.

Chris, Canterbury

Absolutely wonderful, Catherine and Thierry are lovely, dinner and breakfast great, the house is gorgeous, the Abricot room was super and quiet. Great to see Thierrys wonderful 2 CV's. Liked it so much we are going back in September.

Penny, Northampton

A warm and lovely couple hosted us for two nights in comfortable, modern rooms. Our kids loved the friendly communal breakfast and we found the location perfect for exploring parts of this countryside.

Aman, London

A fantastic stay! The hosts were so welcoming and accommodating. Their English is perfect and they were more than happy to be 'translators' so that we were able to communicate better with other guests. They have recently completed renovating their property to a very high specification and the facilities offered are brilliant - a very comfortable bedroom and wonderful meals. I would recommend Bluets et Brimbelles as an excellent place to stay.

Sue

Absolutely delightful! We stayed with Catherine & Thierry for 1 night on the way from the UK to the Italian Lakes, and again for 1 night on the way home. Both nights were fabulous and memorable – Catherine and Thierry are such perfect hosts, we felt we’d known them for years! Both had spent a year in the UK as students and have perfect English. The house is great, a new renovation which has been done to a really a high standard with great attention to detail. The suppers and breakfasts were delicious……… and as you would expect the desserts were breathtakingly superb. Highly recommended!

Bethan, Tunbridge wells

''We were delighted with our 1 night stay in this lovely converted house near the Vosges Mountains.Catherine is the most accomplished cook & we left distinctly wider around the girth!Thierry was so helpful helping sorting out problems we had with a motorbike & they were both so accommodating when we had to hold them up at supper time.The bedrooms were large & very comfortable & we were made to feel extremely welcome.A highly recommended place to stay in a beautiful & quiet area,easily accessible to Strasbourg & the mountains.''

Frangie

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Catherine Habersetzer

  • Bakery workshops - During your stay with us, why not enjoy a great moment and participate in a bakery workshop with Catherine ?
  • Drive along the Wine Road and visit Obernai, Riquewihr, Ribeauvillé, Colmar, all within easy reach for a day trip.
  • New ! We are now licensed to organise private tours in our 2CVs, to show you the hidden gems of our Bruche Valley. See our website for further details.
  • Ask us about our classic cars : we are proud to shelter 2 cvs and even a 1947 Citroën Traction Avant in our garage !
  • Visit the famous Haut Koenigsbourg castle, after a scenic drive from our house, across the mountains.
  • Catherine's bakeries are available to order : a great opportunity to take some back home with you !