Schloss Starrein

Top choice apartment in Nationalpark Thayatal

A short drive from the national park, in the heart of Waldviertel farmland, young owners Peter and Sabine have one guest apartment in the family Schloss, with more to come. On the top floor of a semi-restored and extremely atmospheric 12th-century and Renaissance castle, it's a beautiful, airy and generous space, simply and stylishly decorated with a well-equipped kitchen and super comfortable bed. One 'window' looks over the castle's exquisite original chapel, others the fields beyond.

Wake to the sound of bees and birdsong and a wonderful breakfast of local cheese, meats, warm bread, muesli and tea made from fresh herbs picked from the garden, along with really great coffee, taken under the colonnades or in the garden.