Verwanghof in the lake area of Upper Austria was built in the late 19th century in the form typical for this area, consisting of a large main house with steep roof and hay barn and several other buildings around it.
The run down farm was bought in the 1970ths by the parents of the present owners. It was cautiously renovated to keep its charm and decorated with inherited furniture, paintings and the souvenirs they brought from their numerous travels.
Now two of their daughters, Mariella Coreth-Feitzinger and Nina Metternich, are living in the two main buildings with their families and a number of horses, dogs, poultry and cats.
Nina is breeding Galloway cattle on the land around the farm, while Mariella runs a sucessful company for flower decorations.
Christmas is the most important celebration of the year and weeks before the houses are cleaned, polished and decorated in the traditional Austrian way. A variety of cookies are baked, gifts wrapped, the Christmas tree is set up and adorned and snow wistfully expected for the best time of the year.