Undoubtedly the most charming aspect of the bedrooms at the Rengser Muehle, a converted mill in Bergneustadt, is the pine panelling, which sweeps around the rooms before gently arching to form a bed head decorated with carved hearts. The pale purple curtains tied back with deep velveteen sashes to match the upholstered chairs aren't so appealing (unless you like that sort of thing). The rooms are comfortable enough, however, with big beds and sparklingly clean bathrooms.
  At the rear of the house, the ornate yellow window surrounds, which punctuate the white and timber walls of the house, are subtly matched by the flowers overflowing from the window boxes on the first floor and in the garden cafe's buttercup-coloured umbrellas.
  The hotel is located in a densely forested valley and, appropriately enough, pine crops up not only in the bedrooms, but in the three dining rooms. In the Hunter Room, bar, walls, ceiling and furniture are all made of pine. If you want a change you might try the Farmer Room, which has a whitewashed ceiling supported by original exposed beams and is lightened by pale pink tablecloths, cream curtains and white lampshades.