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Superb spacious first floor apartment, south facing, well appointed for self catering but with the bonus facility of an excellent restaurant below that can provide breakfast and dinner. The accommodation comprises a reception hall, 2 double bedrooms, each with its own balcony and en suite bathroom, and a large living/dining/kitchen area (with sofa bed). The kitchen area is fully fitted with a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, oven, hob and microwave. There is a large private sun terrace for the exclusive use of our guests. There is a sauna and fitness room for communal use in the basement of the premises. The apartment is located on the edge of the village just 300m from the local shops. In the village there is a wellness centre with a large outdoor swimming pool and extensive sauna, steam room and beauty treatment facilities. The area offers year round activities, with 4 local skiing areas (including snow sure Obertauern) with 300km of downhill skiing and extensive cross country skiing.
Additional Details: The rental of this apartment includes the use of the main property garden and a storage room for bicycles, etc. There is a heated ski and boot room for communal use. There is an excellent restaurant situated at ground floor level of the main property which offers breakfast, lunch and evening meals by arrangement with the proprietor, Albert Steiner. The village is just 300m away and has 2 supermarkets, a post office, banks, hotels, bars, restaurants, several shops, and a 'wellness' centre with outdoor swimming pool and leisure facilities. There is an outdoor funpark on the edge of the village. There is bicycle and ski and boot hire available in the adjacent village of Bruckdorf, (Pichler Sports, next to Billa supermarket), together with ski schools. The excellent free local ski bus service serves all 4 of the local ski areas, including Obertauern - the bus stop is just 300m away near Adeg supermarket. The Tourist Office in the town square has full details of seasonal activities and bus timetables.
Mountain Biking: Since 2001 the Lungau area has expanded its already substantial mountain bike network. Fifteen newly accessible, continuous, uniformly labelled mountain bike routes, covering a total length of over 560 km on diversified routes in Lungau’s mountains are waiting to be discovered. The quiet valley roads offer less strenuous biking for those who wish to conserve energy! Amateurs and pros alike have over hundreds of kilometres to challenge in the mountains. You will be rewarded for your athletic efforts with the unforgettable experience of the province of Salzburg’s environment. The climate of Lungau enhances your health! A holiday in Lungau is twice as healthy because of its location at an altitude of over 1,000 m above sea level. Most recent studies have shown that a vacation at this altitude has resulted positively on one’s health: the production of red corpuscles is stimulated and a longer vacation has proven sustained weight loss. Bikes can be hired locally.
How to get there and other information: Budget flights are available from regional UK airports to Salzburg (125 km) and Klagenfurt (133 km), from where cars can be rented. Travel time is 1hour 15 minutes from Salzburg, 1 hour 25 minutes from Klagenfurt. Flights are also available to Munich, Innsbruck, Linz, Graz, Vienna, Venice, Trieste Ljubljana and Zagreb. Please note that a 'vignette' is required to travel on the motorways in Austria - these can be bought at petrol stations to cover various time periods. Typical cost is about 8 euros for a week. Drivers should carry their driving licences in their cars - there is a 20€ fine for not being able to produce a licence on demand to the police! The location of the property can be found on 'viamichelin' or google maps. The precise address of the apartment is: TOP2, Panorama Gasthof Steiner, Bergstrasse 144, A-5571 Mariapfarr, Austria. A deposit is required when booking and can be made by sterling cheque or credit transfer in sterling or euros using internet banking. Smoking is not allowed inside the apartment.
The main bedroom is furnished traditionally with pine furniture and has access to a full length south facing balcony. The second bedroom is furnished with a pine dresser and a large double sofa bed, and also has access to its own full length south facing balcony. Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, providing a shower and WC to the main bedroom and a shower, bath and separate WC to the second bedroom....moreless
Bathrooms are fully tiled and fitted with quality furniture. There is a plentiful supply of hot water....moreless
The apartment is supplied with linen and towels, at a rate of 7 Euros per person per week, and cleaning will also be carried out at the end of your stay at a charge of 45 Euros, all charged on site. There is also a small tourist charge of 1 Euro per day per person, payable on site.
Breakfast is available daily in the restaurant beneath the apartment, as are evening meals.
There are sufficient beds to sleep 8 in total, but a maximum of 6 would provide optimum comfort.
The sauna and fitness room are available at a small charge on site....moreless
* This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.
Does not apply to children under 5 years.
There are no less than 12 airports within about a 3 hour drive!!
Salzburg 135km 1.20
Klagenfurt 135km 1.20
Ljubljana 172km 1.45
Graz 180km 2 hour 05
Linz 254km 2.30
Trieste 261km 2.26
Munich 293km 2.46
Innsbruck 300km 2.55
Venice 339km 3.05 (Marco Polo)
Venice 348km 3.12 (Treviso)
Vienna 298km 3.12
Zagreb 339km 3.15
Deposit required to confirm booking, balance to be paid 2 months before rental period.
Rates do not include linen and towels (7 Euros per person), and final cleaning (45 Euros) which are provided and paid for at the apartment. There is also a local tourist tax of 1 Euro per day per person payable on site.
A small charge may also be made for the use of the sauna.
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In the holiday region of Lungau, Mariapfarr is recognized as the sunniest resort in Austria with a healing climate. Its stunning Taurach valley location at an altitude of 1100m also provides an abundance of snow for a wonderful winter experience. There is an abundance of prepared trails for skiing, cycling, walking and horse riding. There is also the terain for serious mountaineering and ski touring. The capital of the region is Tamsweg, just 6.5 km away, and offers many leisure activities and cultural events. There is an adventure pool with the longest 'black hole' in Austria. The beautiful city of Salzburg is only 75 minutes away by car and offers a plethora of culture as well as shopping in the unique old city and modern centres. Salzburg also boasts a fine selection of restaurants, and is of course the birth place of its most famous son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and is the home of 'The Sound of Music'.
Golf: There is a golf course at nearby St Michael - 'Golf Club Lungau'
Visit www.golfclub-lungau.com for further details and information.
Ski: The skiing here is an undiscovered gem - there are 4 separate ski areas totalling 300 km of piste runs, all reachable by the free ski bus service within 30 minutes, or less than 20 minutes by car. Obertauern is the most well known as being the most snow sure resort in Austria with a season extending from late November until early May. The other local areas of Fanningberg, Grosseck-Speiereck, and Aineck-Katschberg provide wonderful skiing on relatively empty slopes with an abundance of welcoming huts.
Cross-country skiing in snow-covered valleys and the sun shining in your face – that’s pure relaxation. And at the same time breathing in clear, healthy air and admiring the frost covered surroundings – that’s cross-country skiing in Ferienregion Lungau. There are also approximately 70 kilometres of skating tracks for skating enthusiasts. All together, the Lungau cross-country network encompasses 150 kilometres of well prepared tracks.