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Come to the Gailtall Valley, home to the Nassfeld ski and hiking paradise.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

Mountain views, close to town with 4 bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms and modern kitchen

The house enjoys lovely mountain views whilst being situated conveniently close to the small town of Hermagor where you will find all the facilities you will need for your stay. There are banks, shops, restaurants and bars as well as a doctors and a vets.The local bus stop (and ski bus stop) is 200 metres away

The house enjoys a sunny aspect on the edge of beautiful countryside and local walks and mountain bike trails can be enjoyed. There is ample free parking on site for several cars and even a garage to use should snow be forecast! There are about 10 steps up to the front door which leads into the front porch for coat and boot storage and then into the hallway leading to the stairs, bathroom, lounge/diner and kitchen.

The central heating is oil fired and there is a wood burner in the lounge for chilly evenings.

The kitchen is modern, large and sunny with sink and drainer, dish washer, double oven/grill, hob,fridge/freezer, and microwave. The kettle is electric as is the hob and oven.

The lounge enjoys a double aspect and is sunny and bright. It has three settees and table and chairs for dining. It also has patio doors leading to the sun terrace and then to the rear garden which is fenced and gated.There is a wood burner and logs provided for your use.

There is a large cellar where there is a laundry room with sink, washer, dryer and there is an iron and ironing board too.

The large downstairs bathroom has a toilet, wash basin, bidet and bath with a shower over it.

Upstairs, there is another bathroom with a toilet, sink and shower cubicle as well as 4 large bedrooms. Two of these bedrooms enjoy a balcony and they all have splendid views across the garden and to the mountains. 3 of the bedrooms have King sized beds and 1 bedroom has twin single beds.

There is bed linen provided and towels for use in the house only. We have organised for linen and towels to be changed once a week only when the end of let clean will be done. There is an extra charge for this on top of the basic rental price.

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Margaret and Mick Harrod
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

About Margaret and Mick Harrod

We fell in love with this area of Austria on our first visit in 2013. We had visited more northern areas of Austria previously and love the people, the mountains and lakes and we get mountain sickness when we return to our home in North Nottinghamshire as it is a lot flatter!!

The Austrians are so friendly and welcoming, speak English sometimes and we enjoy trying out our restricted German skills too.

The lakes in this area remind us of the English Lake district but with better weather and higher peaks. They are so attractive all year round, we enjoy walking and swimming in the Summer in the warm lake at Pressegersee. We would love to retire to this area eventually and as this is not so far away, we decided to let other people enjoy our lovingly refurbished home for the next few years at least.

Margaret and Mick Harrod purchased this house in 2013

Why Margaret and Mick Harrod chose Nassfeld-Hermagor-Pressegger See

Our first visit to this area was in 2013 when we were looking for an investment property in Austria. We felt an immediate attraction to the area and the lovely people that we met. We visited this property amongst several others but this one we fell in love with because of its situation close to the lovely town of Hermagor but also being on the edge of town so we can walk into pastures and woods just as easily as town itself! It is a lovely light and sunny property which was another selling point but having been stripped to bare walls by the sellers,was a blank canvas for us to put our mark on.

The Nassfeld ski ing area is the best kept secret in Europe, we had never heard of it before and couldnt believe our luck when we first visited.

We love the beautiful lakes too, outdoor swimming in the summer should not be missed and the summer climate is more Mediterranean than further North. We are also very near to the Italian and Slovenian border which influences the cuisine and I love Italian cooking. We also loved the idea of being so close to Venice and are planning my birthday trip to the City already.

What makes this house unique

The Nassfeld Ski area (7Km) is apparently in the top 10 in Europe but enjoyed by fewer tourists than the more Northern areas of Austria ,the ski area is a beautiful place to spend time whether you ski, board or hike or even to enjoy the apres ski and fresh mountain air at one of the many mountain cafes where prices are amongst the cheapest in Europe too!. The ski bus stops about 150 metres from our house or it is easy to drive there in the car too.

There is ice skating available at the local ice rink (need your own skates) and at the beautiful lake of Pressegersee where you can hire skates. In Summer at the local football stadium, my husband likes to watch the local teams play and in Winter there are ice hockey matches to watch too.

On a sunny day in winter or summer we love to sit out on the terrace and enjoy eating breakfast or lunch while looking at the mountains and the local bird life too. If you are lucky, there are Eagles to see and in the pastures and woods, deer are very common too. This place is paradise for us, we hope you enjoy it too.


Very Good! 4/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Come to the Gailtall Valley, home to the Nassfeld ski and hiking paradise.
average rating of 4.0 based on 6 reviews

We had 3 times no heating during the night and 2 people left due to the cold rooms.

  • 2 of 5

No heating for 3 nights is too much. We request a reduction of the rent of 200 Euros.

Unfortunately we could not reach an agreement.

We could never reach the owners on the phone and administrator said he was not allowed to comment on the heating system.

We cannot recommed an apartment where the administrator agrees with the client but is restricted to act and says it is much better with other apartments in the area

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very concerned at the heating problems experienced by these customers but our Austrian engineer attended within two hours of the fault being reported to us. There is a lovely wood burner and logs to use instead. We always deal with any problems as quickly as possible and this was the case here. We have offered compensation which has been accepted and the problem has been rectified.
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Well equipped house for a good ski holidays

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 families with 3 children for the first time in Hermagor. All the rooms in the house have a good size so we had no problems with our stuff. Particularly important was for us that we have a good internet connection. The kitchen is as well good equipped with a dishwasher and all the necessary tools for cooking. The ski area Nassfeld is about 15 minutes away by car. We had a good skiing holidays at Nassfeld ( thanks to the snow guns )although there was no snow at the mountains in Austria at that time. We would recommend this house for a good holidays. Visited in December 2015

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super Location; A plethora of Stunning Attractions

  • 5 of 5

The house is based in hermagor and on first impression is very well presented, clean & cosy house. It is extremely spacious & plenty of storage space for all luggage & any equipment too.

The views front & side of the mountains are incredible.

If skiing, the ski bus is twice an hour & picks up 2 minutes walk from the house outside the POST OFFICE. It takes 15 minutes. The last bus is 5:00 back, but if you miss that, a later bus runs until a little later on in the evening but only drops off in the centre of Hermagor so you would have about a 10 minute walk back in that case.

Lovely restaurants & bars in the town. There is a vast amount of lakes & walks & sights to see. All incredible photographic opportunities!

Skiing is amazing with a full few mountains up to 2,000ft spanning Austria & Italy.

The food is great & you MUST have a Willi Schmitt or Bombardio alcoholic beverage to finish the day.

Well worth a visit all round & flights from Luton to Ljubliana are dirt cheap, and car hire is £40 approx for a week.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and the skiing.
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Clean, spacious alpine getaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my family for a relaxing hiking break, having stayed here a previous winter to ski in the resort of Nassfeld. The location is brilliant to see all the Carinthia area can offer for views and hiking or biking. The log fire is the best feature in the house and the beds were particularily comfortable. The landlady and landlord were on the end of the phone when we needed them.

If you want a peaceful getaway immersed in Austrian culture this is a real gem. The only improvement I can think of is to have a bit more garden furniture, however when we wanted to Sun bath the lake down the rd was a treat!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We have now built a new patio area and will be getting some garden furniture installed shortly. When the snow comes though, it may be hard to find!!!!
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Spacious, cozy and great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at this house in Hermagor. It's very cozy and made us feel at home right away. The kitchen and showers were nice and modern, the sunny terrace was lovely. Communication, ckeck-in and check-out were quick and easy. It's very close to the town center and not far from the ski resort Nassfeld.

Only tiny downside were the relatively narrow beds (1,40m) and the lack of big pots and sharp knives for cooking meals for 8 people.

Hopefully we can return sometime when there's some snow!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad the check in and out were smooth and we appreciate positive feedback so we will be providing some more sharp knives and larger cooking pots before our next guests arrive. One bedroom has the two narrower beds, these are standard single beds, the other 3 bedrooms have king sized beds (1.8m).
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  • 3 of 5

Over het algemeen een donker huis, behalve de keuken die is ruim en licht.

Matrassen van een paar bedden zijn niet goed.

Handig zou een "normaal" koffieapparaat zijn in de keuken.

Gailtal is een prachtig dal maar Hermagor zou niet meer onze keus zijn,Tropolach, Kirchbach of Kötschach Mauthen trekken ons meer.

Voor wandelaars een prachtig gebied maar zonder de Nassfeld premium kaart duur en met de Karinthiekaart kan je in dit gebied wel uit de voeten, maar de belangrijkste evenementen in Gailtal zijn niet inbegrepen(Garnitzenklamm,Millenniumexpress enz.)

De Nassfeld kaart kan je kopen op het VVV en kost €120,00 pp, mits de accomodatie Premium partner is, dan is het gratis.

Nogmaals een prachtig gebied voor wandelaars en fietsers, maar wij zouden niet meer naar deze woning gaan.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always pleased to receive guest feedback and to take action where possible. Hermagor is a lovely, small town with great facilities. Our house is on the very edge of town and ideal for walking into town, or, straight into the hills and mountains. Only guest houses and hotels are able to offer the Karnten card at a reduced rate to guests. The beds and mattresses are all brand new and very good quality, we love them, but I guess people have different preferences when it comes to mattresses. The coffee machine provided is a De Longhi espresso machine and ideal for coffee buffs! We have now provided a filter coffee machine as an alternative. This is the first time that a guest has commented that the house is dark, the house is typically Austrian and built to keep the hot sun out in Summer and the warmth in, during Winter.
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Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Ferry
1227 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Nearest Ski
9 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Lake- Pressegersee
Car: recommended

Our holiday home is located in Hermagor in the beautiful Gailtal Valley. Hermagor is a small town and the house is situated on the edge of town, it is a short walk to Hermagor where you can find several supermarkets, shops, bars, restaurants and cafes.

You can also walk into the local mountains, pastures and woodland.

The fabulous Nassfeld Ski area is at Tropolach, 9 km further along the E111 from Hermagor and is well signed. There is ample parking with a shuttle bus which transfers from the car parks to the base station. Equipment can be left at the Ski Store for a small fee. There is also a regular Ski Bus which is free to use with your Ski Pass. The bus stop is 100mtrs from the house.

There are other smaller family ski areas at Weissbriach and Weissensee, the ski bus will also take you to these areas.

In Summer, Pressegger See, a beautiful swimming lake is close by. There are beaches and childrens play areas at the lake as well as sailing ,windsurfing and fishing. The area also features many Walking and Mountain Biking trails, the ski lifts will take you up the mountain to enjoy higher level walks and rides.

Lake Weissensee is 21km away, you can drive or take the bus to this wonderful lake. In summer, you can swim or walk to enjoy this peaceful setting. Take the boat round the lake in Summer or go scuba diving with the local Paddi Centre. In Winter, Weissensee freezes over and in January, the European long distance Ice skating Championships are held. You can hire skates to join in the fun by skating round the track!

Austria welcomes motor bike enthusiasts, there are many fine routes to follow and a Harley Davison European Bike Festival in September at Lake Faaker See.

Close by, in Slovenia, it is possible to visit the Julian Alps, Kranjska Gora, Lakes Bled and Bohinj are well worth a visit whether it is summer or winter.

Venice, Italy and Salzburg, Austria are both easily accessible, being 2 hours away by car or take the train.

You can drive, 50km or the local train will take you to Villach, a fascinating old town with a beautiful new spa.

The Tourist Information Office in Hermagor is located at the Rathaus (Town hall) and they can supply other local information.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hermagor, Nassfeld-Hermagor-Pressegger See

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
17 Dec 2016 - 8 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter 2017/18
16 Dec 2017 - 8 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Final clean. £180
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Stay tax £2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 15 years.

Property will be available from 16.00 hrs on day of arrival. Check in no later than 20.00hrs unless by prior arrangement.
Property to be vacated by 10 am on departure day.
Property is strictly no smoking and no pets allowed.
Towels and bed linen are provided and will be laundered at the end of your stay.
Our local agent will meet and greet you with the keys and collect local guest tax in Euros, cash only.
Any problems, please contact the owners direct. Do not arrange repairs yourself.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hermagor in Carinthia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom-downstairs - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Large room with large radiator handy for drying wet clothes.
    Bathroom-upstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Smaller bathroom with towel radiator and extractor fan
  • There are two bathrooms at this property, one is upstairs and one is downstairs. They are both modern suites and fully tiled.Both shower cubicles have been fitted recently. Both have Mirrors and shaving mirrors.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large bedroom with balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large bedroom with window and views of mountains
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Large Bedroom with Balcony which overlooks the garden.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Medium sized with views to front of house and mountains.
  • All Bedrooms have splendid views. Bedrooms one and three have balconies with views of the garden and the mountains beyond. Bedrooms two and four have large windows with views to Hermagor and the mountains. All bedrooms have wooden floors and rugs.Two bedrooms also have wooden cladded ceilings and walls. There is a radiator in each bedroom. There are drawers, bedside tables and lamps in each room. Bedrooms 1, 2, and 3 have a wardrobe each. All bedrooms have an alarm clock/radio.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There are several warm lakes and health spas in the area, Bad Bleiberg and Villach have thermal health spas and just outside Hermagor, Pressegersee is a warm swimming lake with childrens play areas and water sports in Summer. In Winter, there is ice skating and cross country skiing round the lake. Indoor and outdoor pools at Kotschach Mauthen are very popular in summer and winter. Villach is the nearest large town and has an interesting old centre with a beautiful river and market square. The Porsche Museum at Gmund is worth a visit too,it is only about 60 killometres away and the town and old castle here are also very attractive. We are very close to the Italian and Slovenian borders, Lakes Bled and Bohinj are really beautiful and of course Venice is only 2 hours away. Saltzburg is about two and a half hours away by car and is a walkable city with the Sound of music tour and Mozarts museum and birthplace as well as the Mediaeval Castle at the top of the hill, well worth the climb!

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