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

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
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 when the end of let clean will be done.

More Details

Margaret and Mick Harrod
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

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 Hermagor

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 have had several trips 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hermagor in Gemeinde Hermagor-Pressegger See

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Medium sized with views to front of house and mountains.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Large Bedroom with Balcony which overlooks the garden.
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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 3 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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Come to the Gailtall Valley, home to the Nassfeld ski and hiking paradise.
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Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described and it was perfect for us. Excellent amount of social space for all 7 people - including skii gear.

Easy walk into town for shopping, and easy access for the Nassfeld ski bus.

I can't recommend this house enough - if you're a large party looking for enough space to have dinner and all sit around a TV in the evenings, this is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy comfy holiday home in Hermagor

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday in Hermagor

We visited Margaret’s lovely cozy house in February, for a joint skiing and skating bonanza!

The house is an easy five minute walk to the centre of town

The ski-bus stop is close to the house, if you don’t fancy driving.

We loved the kitchen which was large, bright cheerful and well stocked with equipment, we were able to buy lots of lovely fresh local produce and cooked some fabulous meals.

We also loved the log burning stove, very atmospheric when snow was falling, but be warned with the central heating on, it soon becomes unbearably hot, just two logs at a time!

Margaret was very kind and hospitable and although not on site, quickly answered the couple of queries we had when we called.

We’ll be back !

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, well equipped, well located,spacious

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed a wonderful week. The accomadation was easily located with the travel directions being comprehensive, and being next door to a driving school was a good landmark. We found the chalet clean and well equipped and warm once the initial heating hiccup was solved. The town is a 5 minute walk down the slight hill. We could not recommend the coffee / cake shop right in the town, enough. Generally felt though that the town is rather sleepy , maybe time of year! . Plenty of food outlets but little else. We hired a car which meant out the door and at the ski resort in 10 minutes. Would definately recommend the accomadation and the resort . Thank you also to the owners for being always so accessable. Just one issue, the chap assigned to meet us could not understand us when we telephoned him and he sent his ? Daughter instead and she was little better.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are so glad that your family enjoyed their stay at our house in Hermagor. Hermagor is indeed a sleepy town, but we find that part of its charm and ideal for families. However, it is not a lively apres ski resort. The heating problem has now been fully resolved and being English speaking owners, residing in England, we are always available by telephone for any problems which arise. Our Haus Meister has changed now and is English and German speaking. This along with local knowledge, enables her to help us with German speaking guests and any local problems. Hermagor does have one or two of everything, churches, doctors, vets, Post office, DIY store (OBI), garden store, Newsagents, banks, outdoor clothing shops, Gerri Webber shop (!), toy and book shop, pharmacies, Tourist Information Centre, Bike hire Centre, Garages, Bakeries, Cafe's, Restaurants and several supermarkets. However, on a Sunday everything is closed except for a couple of cafes and bars, this being Austrian tradition. Margaret and Mick Harrod.
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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: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 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: 12-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 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: 14-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 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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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 2/3 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, Carinthia

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas/New Year
20 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
6 Jan 2019 - 6 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Final clean. £100
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Stay tax £2.20 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 Kelly Locke (+43 6506061402) will meet and greet you with the keys and collect local guest tax in Euros, cash only.
Any problems, please contact the owners or Kelly 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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