Beautiful House 3-4 bedrooms
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
A lovely elegant Austrian detached house in a tree lined quiet avenue leading down to the village centre and lake. 3-4 bedrooms. Stunning lounge with apex ceiling & several dining areas. Driveway parking. Private garden with terraces and garden furniture. Ideal for families of up to 8 (4 adults & 3 children) or for groups of up to 4 adults. Quiet location but just 5 minutes walk to the large new Spar supermarket and a few minutes further into the village centre and about 10 minutes walk to the lake and 10 minutes walk to the cable car station.
The house is arranged over two floors. Ground floor: hallway, kitchen, breakfast/dining room, large lounge/dining room, study/bedroom 4, bathroom with w.c., further w.c., utility area and garage. Top floor: two double bedrooms, children's bedroom off of main bedroom and shower room with w.c.
St Gilgen is a lovely base from which to explore the lake district of Austria. In St Gilgen itself, as well as hiking/ski-ing on the Zwolferhorn mountain (also reachable by cable car), you can take the paddle steamer or ferry across the lake (to also visit the lakeside villages of Strobl, Abersee, Ried and St Wolfgang), enjoy numerous watersports on the lake including sailing, wind surfing, scuba diving, water ski-ing and of course swimming and bathing from the public bathing areas. You can also visit the house of Mozart's mother & the music museum. There are numerous cafes and restaurants all offering traditional Austrian fare including apple strudel. Across the lake in St Wolfgang, you can take the steam train to the top of the Schafberg (sheep mountain) and enjoy further fine examples of Austrian architecture including stunning frescoed buildings.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lakeside at St Gilgen 1.3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Salzburg 44 km, Nearest railway: Bad Ischl 23 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
On the ground floor is an entrance hall which leads through to the kitchen with small breakfast table. A further hallway leads to a breakfast/ dining room with kachelofen, a study with a sofa/bed (single) and a magnicifient lounge/dining room with an apex ceiling and floor to apex ceiling windows on one side. The kitchen has a large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, full oven and hob, kettle, toaster and all other necessary kitchenware. The ground floor bathroom consists of a w.c., wash basin and small bath with sitting area. There is a further w.c. accessible from within the garage. A washing machine is available for bookings of more than 7 nights. On the top floor is 3 bedrooms consisting of two double bedrooms and a children's bedroom off of one of the double bedrooms. The children's bedroom has two single beds plus a 110cm long cot bed can also be provided. Each bedroom has ample wardrobe space and tasteful decor and furnishings. The top floor bathroom consists of a w.c., wash basin and shower.
|Further details outdoors|
The enclosed private garden is on three sides of the house and consists mainly of terraces and gravelled areas. Garden furniture is available for guests to enjoy alfresco dining and there is also a sand pit for children.
There is a good size garage suitable for a large car/people carrier and also a driveway for an additional vehicle. On street parking is also possible.
Please note that the house AND garden are non smoking areas.
No pets allowed at this property.
The Upper Austria/Salzkammergut region
The lakeside village of St Gilgen is set amidst an array of mountains. The region is perfect for ski-ing, snowboarding and tobogganing in the winter and walking, hiking, cycling, paragliding and sailing in the summer. All year round, St Gilgen is ideal for those looking for a cultural break. In the village you can visit Mozart's mothers house, the church where his sister was married, as well as a museum on the life of Mozart.
In St Gilgen itself, you can ski on the slopes of the Zwolferhorn mountain. The cable car is approximately 15 minute walk from the apartment.
There are also the ski areas of the Postalm and hintersee, which are within a 35 minute drive. For those who do not wish to drive, you can take the daily ski bus to the Postalm.
The Postalm is very much a family ski area and the selection of runs are suitable for both beginners and more experienced ski-ers.
The Hintersee slopes are more challenging and are not used by the package holiday operators, which makes for less crowded slopes and good ski-ing for intermediates and experienced alike.
St Gilgen is a typical Austrian village, very friendly with lots of pretty individual houses and shops (the main Spar supermarket is open on Sunday mornings until 11.30am in high season). There are a good choice of restaurants all offering a selection of fresh fish from the lake. In the summer, the lake can be enjoyed for swimming, sailing and other water sports or a cruise around the lake in a paddle steamer which calls at all the other lakeside villages. There is also pitch and putt in the village and bicycles are available for hire. In winter, skis and ski clothing can be hired and within the village itself there is a choice of gentle slopes for first time ski-ers to practice (also for tobogganing/sledges), or for the more advanced skiers, there are the slopes of the Zwolferhorn mountain, set on the edge of St Gilgen. The city of Salzburg is just 30 minutes drive from St Gilgen. Salzburg is most famous for the magnificent composer Mozart and also for the classic film 'The Sound of Music'. In Salzburg you can enjoy a wonderful Mozart dinner concert, take a horse and carriage ride around the old city, visit the Fortress, the Mirabell Gardens, the Palace or just enjoy the wonderful shopping, the gluwein and Christmas stalls.
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