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Last updated: 12/02/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7-14 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Chalet
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

If you're looking for an Austrian style mountain chalet away from it all and with an air of utter tranquillity, then you're looking at the right place! Our house has room enough for up to 8 or 9 adults, with comfortable, cosy accommodation.

The kitchen, though quite small, is cleverly designed: several people can sit on the 'Sitzbank' around the table and keep right out of the way, leaving whoever's cooking to get on with things unhindered. There's a small, traditional wood-burning stove - especially good on those colder days - and an up-to-the-minute Miele oven and hob for everyday use.

The sitting room - with an additional dining space - has an Austrian 'Kachelofen' - a large, wood-fired tiled oven with power enough to warm the whole house through in winter. The room looks southwest and west, with stunning views of the distant Karawanken mountain range. Double doors lead out to the patio, with a large, locally made wooden table and seating for 8 or more, and retractable awning.


We live in Klagenfurt and use our house at Buggl in Bach mainly at the weekends. So we're almost always on hand just 30 km away, if you want to talk about places to visit, good walking routes, the various nearby ski areas and so on. Also, the house is more fully equipped than some 'holiday' accommodation, and you will often find jars of our home-made jam, chutney and so on which you're welcome to use! And if / when you do come into Klagenfurt please feel free to give us a call, if you wish, for a coffee and a chat.

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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 160 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    Please note the staircase is of open construction and therefore not suitable for very young children - there is no stairgate....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 open out onto the balcony - which is also nice for breakfast. The beds in Bedroom 4 consist of a standard single bed plus a very adequate sofa bed, which is large enough for 2 adults if necessary....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • The house has one main bathroom (with toilet), one additional bathroom (with toilet) and a further toilet downstairs. The washing and drying machines are in the main bathroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We make a modest charge for bed linen, towels, cleaning etc but please do leave the house in an acceptable and reasonably clean state!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Apple TV also available; and UK television is available via iPlayer on the laptop PC linked to the main television if you really need it!...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Forests

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available:

    one iMac, one PC (laptop with Windows XP Pro)...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil fired central heating in addition to the Kachelofen in the Living Room and a small wood-fired stove in the Kitchen...moreless

  • Internet:

    unlimited download...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The Living Room has armchair / sofa seating for 7, plus a further 6 chairs around the table....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Macintosh Computer
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    The (small) freezer is in the cellar...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
49
Sep 4 - Dec 17, 2016
14 night min stay

$667

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

50
Dec 18 - Jan 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,613

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

51
Jan 8 - Feb 4, 2017
14 night min stay

$667

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

52
Feb 5 - Feb 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,440

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

53
Feb 19 - Mar 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$907

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

54
Mar 26 - Apr 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,440

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

55
Apr 23 - May 27, 2017
14 night min stay

$747

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

56
May 28 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$800

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

57
Jul 2 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,173

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$747

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Linen / cleaning $80.00
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Linen / cleaning fee is €75 up to 6 people, €100 for 7/8 people, €125 for 9+ people


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

30 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Klagenfurt
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Jausenstation Volte Stübinger
215 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Trieste
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Seltenheim
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Klagenfurt
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A2 Pörtschach
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Tasty meals at the farmhouse! Otherwise St Urban
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Simonhöhe
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Lake Wörthersee Strandbad (Klagenfurt)

Car: Necessary

Buggl in Bach is a hamlet of 8 houses clustered around the original farmhouse, belonging to the Stubinger family (now in their 4th generation here), who are famous for their Austrian musical evenings on Thursdays in July and August.

The house nestles in a curve on the hillside, with forests and pastures ('alms') all around. There are wide-ranging views across the countryside, looking 2,000 ft down into the valley near Feldkirchen, or around 100 km across to the Karawanken mountains bordering Slovenia and Italy. In winter the area is snow-covered; in spring, the fields come to life again with a myriad of wild flowers of all colours; and in summer, the cattle enjoy the lush grass which in late spring takes on a real emerald colour.

Right out of the front door, you can walk in almost any direction from the house, either along the many paths and tracks, or indeed freely across the fields. Friendly, local guest houses make for an easy and tasty stopping point during a day or half day walk. The Goggausee, a small lake with quiet swimming opportunities, is within walking distance - although it's downhill, so save some energy for the walk back home! Within easy driving distance are many more of Carinthias wonderful lakes - noted for their beautifully clear water and their warmth (up to 27 deg C in summer). The nearest is the family-friendly St Urbaner See, which has pleasant grassy areas for sitting in the shade or sun when not swimming.

Just over 30 mins drive brings you to the county capital of Klagenfurt, which lies adjacent to the Wörthersee lake, a delightful place for swimmers and sunbathers. The city itself has a charming old centre and offers all the usual facilities, including numerous coffee shops (for example in the Alter Platz) where one can sit outside and enjoy a coffee or a beer. Of special note is the Christkindlmarkt, a Christmas market full of character with unusual and good quality gifts for sale - as well as Glühwein and various local delicacies for those with an appetite - which runs from 24 Nov to 24 Dec each year.

This location in southern Austria also allows for an easy visit to Slovenia or Italy (although, as someone said to us... 'If you live here, why would you want to go anywhere else?!'). Tarvisio, just across the border into Italy, is 1 hr away, as also are Bled and Ljubljana in Slovenia. Salzburg is around 2 hr 30 min drive, and both Vienna and Venice are approx 3 hr 30 min. The Austrian trains also provide an excellent means of travel.

For skiers, the nearest area is Simonhöhe (approx 15 mins by car) - a relatively small area, ideal for beginners and lower intermediates. Simonhöhe is particularly popular with families, due to the nature of its slopes and facilities, and the fact that it tends not to have many crazies skiing wildly out of control down the slopes! Ski school and ski rental are available. For those looking for more challenging skiing, several areas lie within approx 1 hr drive away, including Bad Kleinkirchheim, Turracherhöhe and Nassfeld.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Paul and Kathy Warren Wilson are English, but have been living in Klagenfurt, Austria since 2006, together with their 4 children. Paul is a pilot flying the Boeing 747 for Cathay Pacific and Kathy is a qualified teacher - teaching primary classes and also teaching English as a foreign language. It was time for a change from England - and Carinthia provides a wonderful outdoor life, as well as the chance for our children to become fluent in a second language. It's not really enough just to speak English nowadays...

Why the Owner Chose Gemeinde Sankt Urban, Austria:
Our house at Buggl in Bach provides the most wonderful setting for quiet relaxation, fresh air, walking, and tranquillity, whilst being only a short drive (35 mins) from Klagenfurt, the capital of Carinthia, where we live.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

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Photos

  • Ultimate tranquillity at 1,100 m

    Ultimate tranquillity at 1,100 m

  • Enjoying the wonderful view ... from the patio ...

    Enjoying the wonderful view ... from the patio ...

  • And from the front bedrooms!

    And from the front bedrooms!

  • Main bathroom (shower unit not shown)

    Main bathroom (shower unit not shown)

  • Plenty of space for dining or relaxation

    Plenty of space for dining or relaxation

  • or with the Miele oven

    or with the Miele oven

  • Looking south to the Karawanken Mountains

    Looking south to the Karawanken Mountains

  • ... and usually stunning!

    ... and usually stunning!

  • Visit the fascinating Christkindlmarkt, December, Klagenfurt

    Visit the fascinating Christkindlmarkt, December, Klagenfurt

  • Turracherhöhe - the Nocky Flitzer Rodelbahn

    Turracherhöhe - the Nocky Flitzer Rodelbahn

  • Fabulous hiking above the Millstättersee

    Fabulous hiking above the Millstättersee

  • But don't eat this one!!

    But don't eat this one!!

  • With space to sit, lie or eat on the sunny patio

    With space to sit, lie or eat on the sunny patio

  • And from the sitting room ...

    And from the sitting room ...

  • Solid pine bed, fresh mountain air, perfect sleep!

    Solid pine bed, fresh mountain air, perfect sleep!

  • Kachelofen in the sitting room, so warm in winter

    Kachelofen in the sitting room, so warm in winter

  • Cook with the traditional wood-fired stove ...

    Cook with the traditional wood-fired stove ...

  • A snack on the balcony

    A snack on the balcony

  • The view are always changing...

    The view are always changing...

  • Time to get the skis on!

    Time to get the skis on!

  • Simonhöhe, great family skiing, approx 10 mins drive

    Simonhöhe, great family skiing, approx 10 mins drive

  • great fun in summer too!

    great fun in summer too!

  • Don't miss the wonderful parasol mushrooms, a delicacy... they're free!

    Don't miss the wonderful parasol mushrooms, a delicacy... they're free!

  • Winter or summer - it's always picturesque here!

    Winter or summer - it's always picturesque here!

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