Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The Apartment is in a delightful setting with lovely mountain views.It is 4 Suns rated, equipped and furnished to a high standard and can sleep up to 6 people comfortably. It has a south facing balcony. The apartment has 2 bedrooms one with en-suite shower room, a family bathroom a double bed settee in the living room and a fully equipped kitchen/dining room with all home comforts including microwave, cooker and hob, fridge, coffee maker, electric kettle.
All bedlinen and towels are provided (excludes beach towels). Small charge for use of shared washing machine.
The building is in its own grounds and has lovely views of the mountains and the Gitschtal valley. The large garden is perfect for relaxing or playing table tennis. badminton or trampolining and is safe for children to play.
We are an English family and maintain very high standards of service and cleanliness. The Apartments represent excellent value for money and our visitors always give 100% positive comments about the apartments and the area with many of them return year after year. See our reviews at:
We have a guest's lounge with table football, pool table, PS2 and extensive range of books, toys, games DVDs and CDs.
The lounge has a log fire for cosy evenings.
For winter there is a ski storage area and heated boot storage room and tobogans available for guest use.
The apartment is in a typical pretty Austrian village called Weissbriach which is 20mins from the extensive Nassfeld ski area and the Weissensee lake which has fantastic winter and summer activities. Weissbriach has everything you need for a wonderful family or group holiday including an outdoor swimming pool and its own small family ski area, which is ideal for learning to ski. Weissbriach also has a selection of shops and bars/restaurants. The Carinthia area is spectacular yet unspoilt and offers wonderful walking, cycling, sailing and more adventurous pursuits.
Smoking is allowed outside only.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake at Weissensee 7 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Klagenfurt 60 km, Nearest railway: Hermagor 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Fax machine, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
Ski storage and drying room
Residents lounge with log fire
Large balcony with table & chairs.
Coffee maker & microwave
DVDs, CDs and books and games can be borrowed game
Games room with football game, pool table, darts and variety of board games
Iron and ironing board available
Shared washing machine/dryer (small charge)
|Further details outdoors|
Large garden ideal for children to play
Table tennis table, badminton, Trampoline
Use of toboggans
Ski storage room
Public outdoor swimming pool with slide 2mins away
English speaking owners are happy to help with planning activities, arranging ski hire etc.
Smoking allowed on outside.
The Austrian Alps region
Carinthia is Austria's southern most province, bordering Italy and Slovenia and little known to British visitors. It offers spectacular mountain scenery with no fewer than 200 lakes, warm for swimming and as clean as drinking water. A wide range of golf, walking, cycling and other more adventurous pursuits await you all year round. It is the ideal location for family holidays as well as for couples and groups of friends. A warm welcome is guaranteed by the local people who invite you to join in their many local traditions and festivals. Carinthia has a continental climate with the highest sun index in Austria with temperatures rivalling the Mediterranean. In winter there is lots of snow and sunshine and Skiing is guaranteed in the nearby Nassfeld ski arena from mid December until April. Spring and Autumn are perfect for walking or cycling holidays. Within 1 hours drive you can visit Italy, Slovenia and many beautiful lakes, mountains and delightful historic towns. In around 2 hours you can be in Venice, Ljubliana, Salzburg, Graz, Triest and even Vienna is possible for a day trip..... In short the perfect holiday location all year round.
Weissbriach is in a beautiful part of Austria and offers relaxed swimming in warm lakes and picturesque mountain scenery in summer as well as an excellent range of walking, cycling and other outdoor pursuits such as rafting, climbing etc.
In winter, the region offers top class skiing at the nearby Nassfeld Ski arena (one of the best in Austria) with over 30 state of the art lifts, guaranteed snow and over 100kms of excellent piste and unlike some other resorts is uncrowded and unpretentious. The ski bus can collect you from the village (takes approx 20mins) There is also a smaller family ski area right on the doorstep in Weissbriach itself which is ideal for families and beginners.It is quiet and friendly and has a bar/restaurant for apres ski. We are happy to help with Ski/snowboard hire and instruction which are available in the village at reasonable prices. Within 10 minutes drive is the Weissensee lake which is the largest natural ice skating arena in Europe. It also offers a wealth of other winter activities such as sleigh rides, snow golf, tobogganing.
In summer the local outdoor swimming pool is only a 2 minute walk away and has a childrens play area, bouncy castle and a bar/cafe.
The village of Weissbriach and the surrounding areas are very pretty with wonderful mountain views, extensive walking opportunities, mountain huts and delightful restaurants. There are a wealth of activities available for all age groups: horse riding, toboganning, tennis, mini golf, lake and pool swimming, mountain biking, rafting or just walking in the beautiful hills and valleys. In the village (3 mins walk) there are a number of hotels, restaurants, a supermarket, bank, tourist information office, hairdresser, outdoor swimming pool with slide. The nearby hotel offers indoor swimming and therapeutic treatments at reasonable cost. For further information about the area visit www.kaernten.at, www.weissbriach.at, www.tiscover.at/gitschal
We have a large garden perfect for relaxing in the sun, playing table tennis or Badminton or having a BBQ. Children love the trampoline and playing with other children in the garden which is away from the road.
Just across the road is a large outdoor swimming pool with slides and a children's pool, bar/cafe, play area, bouncy castle and sunbathing areas etc. at very reasonable cost (free with the Kaernten card) Bikes can also be hired.
The Kaernten card offers free or reduced priced attractions such as cable cars, lake cruises,museums, swimming pools etc (costs 36 euros for 1 week for adults)
There are no end of activities in the surrounding areas for both adults and children and in the summer there will be many festivals in the surrounding villages. There are many lakes nearby with warm crystal clear water, perfect for sunbathing, swimming and water sports and they all have play areas and a bar/cafe. The area has many beautiful historic villages with quaint shops and cafes and scenic drives or cable cars taking you up into the mountains.
Carinthia has a continental climate with the highest sun index in Austria with temperatures rivalling the Mediterranean in the summer. Spring and Autumn are usually warm and dry and perfect for sightseeing, walking or cycling holidays.
You can obtain more information about the area at www.weissbriach.at
Prices in Austria
Prices are very reasonable in Austria and much cheaper than France or Italy, for example:
Large Beer in a bar/restaurant 3 euros
1 Litre Milk 89 cents
3/4 course meal in local restaurant 13 euros
1 day Adult lift pass 24 euros
Adult entrance to local swimming pool 3 euros
Skiing and Winter activities
A 2 minute drive takes you to the local ski slopes where there is a ski hut serving snacks and drinks. It has a ski and snowboard hire service and lessons for children and adults can be arranged at very reasonable prices. With 7 km ski area in Weissbriach has 3 T lifts and is ideal for beginners and families. There are no long queues and no screaming teenagers! We are happy to help organise skiing lessons and ski hire. There is a cosy bar/restaurant where you can warm up with a glass of gluhwein. There are also 30 kms of cross country skiing tracks.
The extensive Nassfeld Ski Arena (one of the top 10 in Austria) is only 20 minutes away by car and the local free ski shuttle bus stop is a few minutes from the Apartments. Nassfeld has over 110kms of piste and 30 lifts and guaranteed snow from December to April.
Within a 10 minute drive is the beautiful Weissensee where you can ice skate or walk on 6 square metres of natural ice, it is the largest natural ice skating arena in Europe. Many ice skating events take place here as well as ice diving, curling, ice hockey, ice golf as well as sleigh rides. It also has an excellent ski area perfect for beginners or the more experienced skiers. There are also many kilometres of cleared paths for walking.
Within 1 hours drive are a number of other fantastic skiing regions –Dreilandereck, Gerlitzen, Kotschach Mauthen, Tarvisio in Italy. Bad Kleinkirchheim and Kranjska Gora in Slovenia are just a little further.
For non skiers the area also has many beautiful historic villages with quaint shops and cafes and scenic drives or cable cars taking you up into the mountains.
Weather in Winter
Winters in Carinthia are usually cold but with lots of sun and snow. It is rare to have rain, windy or cloudy days. It is often possible to sit and sunbath without coats in the middle of the day. It boasts 850 hours of sunshine in the winter – 100 more hours than any other location North of the alps.