Chalet Zirbe St Martin Chalets
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Chalet | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
In the small, select resort of St Martin Chalets, built around a natural swimming pond and communal buildings housing the sauna, solarium, gymnasium and reception, our three double bedroom traditional alpine chalet offers true luxury accommodation. Equipped with the latest technologies to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
This is not just a self catering let. Holiday makers can take advantage of all the facilities of the resort and the services provided which include in the summer, guided alpine hikes, short break golfing holidays and pampering breaks. In the winter there are guided ski safari (exclusive ski hire), floodlit/moonlit ski-tours, toboggan evening, snow biking course and safari (equipment included), cross country skiing (exclusive ski hire) and snowshoe tours (equipment included) all free of charge. There are also e-bikes to rent on site and electric golf buggies available for guest use.
You can even pre-book such services as transfer shuttles to and from the airport, ski hire and ski school etc, a breakfast roll delivery and a shopping service, giving you more time to enjoy your holiday.
Eco chalets caring for the environment.
Vacation in changing times
St Martin Chalets have featured predominantly in the British and Austrian national press due to being the first energy self-sufficient eco village for holidays in Europe. Every care has been taken to maintain the beautiful environment and for these chalets to be as self-sufficient as possible. All natural materials are used wherever possible using traditional methods.
The core concept is a highly efficient vegetable oil CHP unit that guarantees clean, green electricity and heat supply. If back up is needed, 100% certified green energy from wind, sun, water and biomass is delivered. Buildings are treble insulated glazing (U value 0.7) and an overall U value of 0.9.
A complete recycling system for all waste is required by local by-laws. Organic waste is deposited on the resort's compost heap and re-dug into the vegetable gardens. Educational recycling programmes are part of the holiday!
The resort and the hamlet of St Martin are supplied by a private spring. On-site, rainwater is collected in a large underground tank and used for irrigation. Quick flush system on all toilets is installed, as well as water saving taps.
Local and sustainable building materials
The chalets are built using natural, untreated timber from the regions' sustainable forests. The roofs are tiled using larch shingles and insulation is with 100% pure sheep's wool. Construction is by a 100% regional labour.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Salzburg, Klagenfurt 100 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
With underfloor heating, hot water and electricity provided by the communal combined power and heat engine, which runs on vegetable oil based fuel. You will always find the house at a comfortable temperature.
For the winter the house has secure ski storage as well as a large utility room with boot driers and plenty of room for hanging wet gear.
On the ground floor you will also find a toilet and wash room.
The large open plan living area has a traditional fireplace as the centre piece, which can be lit daily for your return.
The spacious hand built kitchen, with raw marble worktops, has all modern facilities including induction hob, dishwasher and coffee machine, although it's not necessary to use all of these as you can arrange to have meals delivered to the chalet.
A huge dining table, seating up to 10, with a combination of traditional benches and chairs and cosy cushions, makes the ideal place to spend evenings together wining, dining and playing one of the many family games. Seating backs onto the fire place to enhance the warmth and the desire to just sit and relax. Double doors look out to the patio area and private garden above the communal swim pond and facilities
You will find the living area a comfy place to relax with it's cosy corner sofa, rocking chair, giant bean bags, big screen ambilite LCD TV, UK and European satellite and a selection of DVDs. There is a selection of family books to use, along with cards and games.
On the first floor there are three bedrooms all with hand built beds, wardrobes and tables. The spacious and airy master has an Austrian twin bed, en suite shower room with fine Italian porcelain and balcony with views up to the slopes of Spiereck. The second double also has a large balcony overlooking the pond and comunal buildings. The third room is a twin that easily converts to a double, with a specially designed sliding bed and table system. The crisp fresh cotton bed linen is all anti allergy.
The family bathroom is fitted out to the highest standard with designer bath, shower and basin. There is also another toilet on the first floor.
|Further details outdoors|
Out of double doors form the living area, you will find the patio area and cottage garden which overlook the swim pond and communal area's. You can pick your own herbs and berries from all around the resort.
To the side of the property there is a parking space, and there is also a covered carport. At the end of the carports is the secured ski storage room and recycling area.
The swim pond offers a place to cool down in the summer, or just lounge around listening to the relaxing sound of the waterfall.
The communal buildings which will hold a gymnasium, sauna/solarium and reception facilities are arranged around the pond and set into the landscape so as not to detract from the natural beauty of the surroundings.
The reception facilities are manned at certain times of the day to answer any questions you have or help you to book any of the many activities.
As a guest, you are entitled to make use of the inclusive activities, free of charge. These include in the winter, snow-biking, snow-shoe trekking, cross-country skiing, skating style cross-country and toboganing. In the summer there is hiking, llama tours, mountain biking, cycle tours, archery, flying fox and rafting to name but a few. Some charges may be made for rental of equipment.
Please contact the owner for full booking conditions and further details.
A pre arrival form will be sent to you for bookable services including ski hire, which is all done in the comfort of the chalet. Lift passes, shopping, daily fresh bread and in chalet food service, hot food prepared locally and delivered to the door.
The Austrian Alps region
Lungau is surrounded by numerous mountain chains and safely embedded between the Niederen Tauern and Nockbergen at the southern tip of the province of Salzburg.
The valley is renowned for having a lot of sun shine and the nearby village of Mariapfarr, at the ski area of Fanningberg, is known as the sunniest village in Austria.
The ski region encompasses Grosseck/Speiereck, less than 10 minutes walk to the lifts. Aineck/Katschberg, a short bus ride. Fanningberg also a short bus ride. Obertauern can be reached by skiing over Grosseck, down to Mautendorf then taking the bus, or take the bus direct from St Martin. Buses are free on production of a lift pass. This vast region offers skiing from late November until early May!!
The mountains majestically tower to a height of over 3,000 metres. Over 100 lakes lie within picturesque alpine pastures and steep raging cliffs. There are still a few secret hide-a-ways that can be discovered on a hike through the area, after all, only 58 lakes are officially recorded on the hiking maps.
Flora and fauna in Lungau is very diversified and is preserved and protected in the many nature reserves.
St Martin in Lungau
The villages of St Martin and St Michael join together and are very traditional, yet have many modern facilities. There is a choice of Supermarkets and Banks within easy walking distance.
You will find welcoming local houses offering traditional hearty food and drinks in a cosy atmosphere, as well as international restaurants. Most of the hotels are open to non residents for dining, with some offering entertainment or dancing.
At the ski lift station there is an apres ski bar with indoor and outdoor area's and the usual drinks and music to help you relax after a hard day on the slopes. If the mood takes you and you still have some energy, there is a disco in St Michael.
Summer activities in the area include golf, mountain biking, white water rafting, gliding, hiking, horse riding and organised nature tours to go llama trekking or wild mushroom picking, to name but a few.
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2 Feb 2014
Our family of 7 adults stayed in Chalet Zirbe for a week in January, and it was wonderful! The service provided by everyone involved was nothing but outstanding, the chalet is beautiful and we thoroug… More
1 Jul 2013
"Lovely Chalets with a warm welcome."
These were lovely chalets in a quiet friendly village. Well appointed, comfortable and spotlessly clean. The large wood burning stove in the main room of our chalet was a good focal point. All the chalets are arranged around a pond in garden surroundings, nice in summer or winter.
Thanks for the great review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to our paradise in Austria.
4 Apr 2013
"Holiday at St Martins Chalets Austria"
Fantastic welcome by the hosts Jodie & Herbie. All of our food and wine had been delivered and all of our ski hire equipment was waiting for us on our arrival which meant we could ski that day.You could never tire of the ski area available with a fantastic lift system without the queues of other ski resorts.
The chalet itself was first class with wood available each night for a fantastic log fire. I have already booked for next year not for one but for two weeks!
Thank you for your glowing review. Lets hope your next visit is just as good, if not better than this years.
31 Mar 2013
"One of a kind"
St martins was everything i expected it to be...and then some, staying in the biggest chalet was an added bonus, the rooms were imaculate, the fire worked a treat, the breakfast rolls to die for, and a stones throw away from the ski lifts. I will recommend this place to anyone going in the future, i even plan to come back i liked it that much, definately a great trip, backed by the people i had the pleasure in going with.
So glad you enjoyed your stay at the chalets. We aim to offer the highest standard of accommodation and service. We look forward to welcoming you back to the paradise of Lungau.
7 Mar 2013
Located just off the motorway, finding the location was easy. The road network was well maintained and kept useable even through heavy snow.
The chalets are very well maintained and clean. They are in a nice little area and have people on site looking after everything.
Ski hire was less than 1 min walk away. Dennis certainly knows his stuff! He couldn't have been more helpfull.
Just a short drive or walk to the bottom of the ski area. Lift passes were very reasonably priced.
Skiing area is good with plenty of variety for all abilities.
Bars and restaurants are within easy walking distance. Staff and patrons were freindly and accommodating. There was no language barrier if you were prepared to try!
We plan to return in the summer as this area looks it would be equally as good without the snow.
There is plenty to do in the summer and it gets hot.
Can't wait to go back.
So glad you enjoyed your stay in the chalet and the area. The summer is fantastic and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
23 Feb 2013
Great place. Beautiful Chalets, beautiful villa, good facilities, reasonable prices, good food, friendly people
Thankyou for the great review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
30 Nov 2011
"Paradise in the mountains"
On arrival at the chalet we were blown away by the beauty of the resort and the welcome that was given. Every attention to detail has been made and the quality of the accomodation, right down to the t… More
We are so glad you enjoyed your time at our chalet. Every attention to detail is taken care of and it shows in your glowing review. Thanks and we look forward to welcoming you home in Austria.
9 Oct 2011
"Great facilities, very homely, good location"
St Martin is a small village but has great access to the slopes, which then extends out across the mountain range. The chalets are very well designed with all the facilities you need, i enjoyed my time there so much I am already booked up to go again!
We're glad you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back at our home in Austria.
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