Our windmill is a fully equipped, modern self-catering accommodation, with thick round walls and a mixture of antique and contemporary furnishings. It has a large, round living-room/kitchen with a fireplace, and on 2 floors 3 double/twin bedrooms, 1 childrens' or single bedroom and 2 bathrooms. Visitors can experience original windmill technology under the roof!
We provide free WLAN or WiFi and a flat screen television with many domestic and foreign channels. On the ground floor and along the open stairway you will find books, games and some traditional musical instruments.
|B||Ventilation duct||L||Adults bed|
|C||Door to outside area||M||Childrens bed|
|D||Door to private quarters||N||Shower|
|H||Table with chairs||R||Bathtub|
|I||Sofa and armchairs||S||Washing machine|
The ground floor is the windmill's living and dining area. There is a fully equipped modern kitchen with cooker, fan oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer and microwave. A long table for 8 (or more) links up with a sitting room area around the open fire. The windmill is centrally heated but there is also a large wood-burning stove for extra warmth. The front and back door open directly onto the natural surroundings of the building, with spectacular views across the landscape - or into the nearby woods.
There are 3 bedrooms on this floor: one with a double bed, one with two single beds and one with two children's beds. This latter room can be turned into another single room on request. The bathroom on this floor has a shower.
The luxury top floor has one very spacious bedroom and a bathroom with a bathtub/shower. The washing machine is also in this room.
The loft can be reached only via a modern ladder construction but is worth the climb for the views of original windmill technology with break wheel, windshaft and the mechanics of the revolving roof (now fixed).
We host events like art exhibitions, summer fetes, poetry readings and a traditional Christmas Fair. You can also organize your own event at the windmill. Please contact us to talk about your project.
Schneeren is a small village (c.1500 inhabitants) north of Lake Steinhude (Steinhuder Meer) in the Hanover (German: Hannover) region. It was first mentioned in a deed of 1215 but, given the many bronze age burial grounds and urns found within its grounds, the area is likely to have been populated long before this date. The village is known to have burnt down completely in the Thirty Years' War.
Schneeren has an authentic rural community, mixed with newcomers who have moved from Hanover in search of natural surroundings and the peace and quiet of the countryside. There are 29 historic buildings, the largest number of all the villages in the Neustadt district, to which Schneeren now belongs. The village also has a traditional central 'brink' (an oak copse with a pond), three pubs/restaurants, a bakery and a butcher's/shop.
There is a well-established doctor's practice, an old Lutheran church and a Sparkasse branch with a cashpoint. On a nearby hill outside the village stands our windmill (A on the map below), built in 1871, and the only surviving mill in the village. However, other similar mills are documented in Schneeren from the 17th century onwards. [ more on activities ]