Picture: Yaser Amachi
One year ago, we published a blog post about our plans for the refurbishment of the former wash house. A few weeks ago, the construction work has been completed. We are very happy about the result!
In the main room of the wash house, which most recently served as an artist’s studio, and before that as a mechanical workshop, fish farm, pigsty and storage room, we have created a recreation room for the guests of the bed & breakfast. The room is equipped with a kitchen where our guests can cook their own meals, plus several dining tables and a cosy seating area. In addition, there is a small library in the corner next to the seating area. We have stocked the library with old and newer books from the “traces of life” of the Oberhaus. Towards the south, two new patio doors lead onto a gravelled seating area. In good weather, our guests can also linger outside and enjoy the view.
Musically gifted guests will enjoy the grand piano we have placed next to the library. It originally belonged to Berta Bühler, a great-aunt of Stefan, who also grew up here on the farm.
From the main room, a suspended metal staircase leads to a small toilet on a mezzanine floor and on to the multi-purpose and meeting room that we have set up under the roof. Guests can reserve this meeting room for retreats or courses if they want.
In addition to its function as a recreation room, the wash house also serves as a breakfast room for the cold season. In warmer weather, however, we continue to serve breakfast in the garden seating area with its fantastic view of the fields, the lake and, behind it, Rapperswil Castle and the Glarus Alps.