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Ultimate Tranquillity at 1,100m - the Austrian Alm

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights

Overview

About the property

Cosy, comfortable and well-equipped accommodation for 8

If you're looking for an Austrian style mountain chalet away from it all and with an air of utter tranquillity, then you're looking at the right place! Our house has room enough for up to 8 or 9 adults, with comfortable, cosy accommodation.

The kitchen, though quite small, is cleverly designed: several people can sit on the 'Sitzbank' around the table and keep right out of the way, leaving whoever's cooking to get on with things unhindered. There's a small, traditional wood-burning stove - especially good on those colder days - and an up-to-the-minute Miele oven and hob for everyday use.

The sitting room - with an additional dining space - has an Austrian 'Kachelofen' - a large, wood-fired tiled oven with power enough to warm the whole house through in winter. The room looks southwest and west, with stunning views of the distant Karawanken mountain range. Double doors lead out to the patio, with a large, locally made wooden table and seating for 8 or more, and retractable awning.

We live in Klagenfurt and use our house at Buggl in Bach mainly at the weekends. So we're almost always on hand just 30 km away, if you want to talk about places to visit, good walking routes, the various nearby ski areas and so on. Also, the house is more fully equipped than some 'holiday' accommodation, and you will often find jars of our home-made jam, chutney and so on which you're welcome to use! And if / when you do come into Klagenfurt please feel free to give us a call, if you wish, for a coffee and a chat.

More Details

Owner
Paul Warren Wilson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Paul Warren Wilson

Paul and Kathy Warren Wilson are English, but have been living in Klagenfurt, Austria since 2006, together with their 4 children. Paul is a pilot flying the Boeing 747 for Cathay Pacific and Kathy is a qualified teacher - teaching primary classes and also teaching English as a foreign language. It was time for a change from England - and Carinthia provides a wonderful outdoor life, as well as the chance for our children to become fluent in a second language. It's not really enough just to speak English nowadays...

Paul Warren Wilson purchased this chalet in 2007

Why Paul Warren Wilson chose Carinthia

Our house at Buggl in Bach provides the most wonderful setting for quiet relaxation, fresh air, walking, and tranquillity, whilst being only a short drive (35 mins) from Klagenfurt, the capital of Carinthia, where we live.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wir (2 Familien aus Thüringen) haben in eurem wunderschönen Ferienhaus 14 sehr erholsame Tage verbracht.Die Lage ist wirklich traumhaft - jeden Morgen Frühstück im Freien mit Blick in die Berge. Vom Haus aus ist man praktisch gleich auf dem Wanderweg. Mit dem Auto gibt es viele Möglichkeiten um in der Umgebung auch andere Attraktionen zu erleben. Da es an unseren Urlaubstagen sehr heiß war, haben wir auch ausgiebig das Schwimmbad in St.Urbahn genutzt. Dieses kann man ebenfalls sehr empfehlen, unsere Kinder waren begeistert vom Trampolin auf dem See und den Spielmöglichkeiten für Kinder. Dabei war der Eintritt auch nicht teuer. Obwohl sonst das Haus sehr ruhig liegt, kann man die Gegend am Donnerstagabend sehr stimmungsvoll erleben. Dann gibts tolle Musik bei den Stubingers mit dem Skilehrer-Trio. Sehr empfehlenswert. Wir würden jederzeit gern wieder unseren Urlaub dort verbringen.Vielen Dank für alles (auch die freundliche Begrüßung mit selbst gebackenem Kuchen).
Jul 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Klagenfurt
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Jausenstation Volte Stübinger
Nearest Ferry
215 Kilometres
Trieste
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Seltenheim
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Klagenfurt
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A2 Pörtschach
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Tasty meals at the farmhouse! Otherwise St Urban
Nearest Ski
10 Kilometres
Simonhöhe
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Lake Wörthersee Strandbad (Klagenfurt)
Car: necessary

Buggl in Bach is a hamlet of 8 houses clustered around the original farmhouse, belonging to the Stubinger family (now in their 4th generation here), who are famous for their Austrian musical evenings on Thursdays in July and August.

The house nestles in a curve on the hillside, with forests and pastures ('alms') all around. There are wide-ranging views across the countryside, looking 2,000 ft down into the valley near Feldkirchen, or around 100 km across to the Karawanken mountains bordering Slovenia and Italy. In winter the area is snow-covered; in spring, the fields come to life again with a myriad of wild flowers of all colours; and in summer, the cattle enjoy the lush grass which in late spring takes on a real emerald colour.

Right out of the front door, you can walk in almost any direction from the house, either along the many paths and tracks, or indeed freely across the fields. Friendly, local guest houses make for an easy and tasty stopping point during a day or half day walk. The Goggausee, a small lake with quiet swimming opportunities, is within walking distance - although it's downhill, so save some energy for the walk back home! Within easy driving distance are many more of Carinthias wonderful lakes - noted for their beautifully clear water and their warmth (up to 27 deg C in summer). The nearest is the family-friendly St Urbaner See, which has pleasant grassy areas for sitting in the shade or sun when not swimming.

Just over 30 mins drive brings you to the county capital of Klagenfurt, which lies adjacent to the Wörthersee lake, a delightful place for swimmers and sunbathers. The city itself has a charming old centre and offers all the usual facilities, including numerous coffee shops (for example in the Alter Platz) where one can sit outside and enjoy a coffee or a beer. Of special note is the Christkindlmarkt, a Christmas market full of character with unusual and good quality gifts for sale - as well as Glühwein and various local delicacies for those with an appetite - which runs from 24 Nov to 24 Dec each year.

This location in southern Austria also allows for an easy visit to Slovenia or Italy (although, as someone said to us... 'If you live here, why would you want to go anywhere else?!'). Tarvisio, just across the border into Italy, is 1 hr away, as also are Bled and Ljubljana in Slovenia. Salzburg is around 2 hr 30 min drive, and both Vienna and Venice are approx 3 hr 30 min. The Austrian trains also provide an excellent means of travel.

For skiers, the nearest area is Simonhöhe (approx 15 mins by car) - a relatively small area, ideal for beginners and lower intermediates. Simonhöhe is particularly popular with families, due to the nature of its slopes and facilities, and the fact that it tends not to have many crazies skiing wildly out of control down the slopes! Ski school and ski rental are available. For those looking for more challenging skiing, several areas lie within approx 1 hr drive away, including Bad Kleinkirchheim, Turracherhöhe and Nassfeld.

Amenities

Gemeinde Sankt Urban Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Macintosh Computer
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The house has one main bathroom (with toilet), one additional bathroom (with toilet) and a further toilet downstairs. The washing and drying machines are in the main bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 open out onto the balcony - which is also nice for breakfast. The beds in Bedroom 4 consist of a standard single bed plus a very adequate sofa bed, which is large enough for 2 adults if necessary.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
We make a modest charge for bed linen, towels, cleaning etc but please do leave the house in an acceptable and reasonably clean state!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Ultimate Tranquillity at 1,100m - the Austrian Alm
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 18 reviews
5

A peaceful week in the Austrian hills.

  • 5 of 5

I spent a wonderfully peaceful week at Paul and Kathy's house in Buggl. It was the end of the winter so I managed to get a couple of days of skiing in at local resorts (around one hour's drive) and also enjoyed some gentle strolling in the hills straight from the house; one day lunching in Italy, and a trip to Lake Bled another day. The property was very well equipped with everything one might require and all correspondence with Paul and Kathy prior to my visit was replied to very promptly and efficiently. They were great hosts.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words and we're always very happy when our guests can enjoy their time in our house, with all that the local area and nature has to offer. Kaernten / Carinthia is such a special part of Austria...
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5

Unbedingt empfehlenswert

  • 5 of 5

Wir (7 Erwachsene und 2 Kinder) hatten eine wunderbare Zeit in Buggl in Bach, inkl. 2 x Dämmerschoppen beim Stubinger (eine zunächst ungewohnte, aber durchaus erlebenswerte Abwechslung, die man mitnehmen sollte). Wir haben die Ruhe und Abgeschiedenheit genossen und uns in dem Haus sehr wohl gefühlt.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

House Buggl in Bach is a perfect chalet

  • 5 of 5

This chalet is well situated at 1100 meters enjoying a fantastic view and offering all you need. It can be easily reached by car and has really everything you may need. Paul and Kathy are great hosts, we had a perfect time and can recommend this chalet.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for your comments. We're always happy to share our house with such appreciative guests!
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Perfect big family house

  • 5 of 5

You wanna know where the Yeti sleeps? This place is really at the end of the world. You can feel free to stay with bounch of friends or huge family as well. There is no chance to disturb someone except the Yeti. However the lenght to the hill is really easy to reach by the car. if you wanna try more skiing resorts is the perfect location. The nearest resort is suitable for one or two days or for skiing with children. The house was spacious, clean, comfy and traditionally furnitured.

If you choose this property you will not step on the mine.

We have spent here one week and we are gonna get back.

The homeowner is the best virual ghost. We havent met but everything was perfectly prepared like the cake, farm products,snaps, beer, the warm of the home etc.

We felt embarassed we havent brought any gift - thats critics part of the rewiev.

All in all the best accommodation we ever had

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, we must watch out for that Yeti! So glad you enjoyed your time in our house.
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5

Wonderful, it can't get much better than this!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was excellent! The accommodation was very comfortable with everything you need, and situated in the most wonderful scenery. Paul and Kathy have been extremely kind and helpful before, during and also after our stay. We loved being able to walk straight from the house and just looking at the local views and listening to the cow bells – bliss. The scenery in Austria is beautiful with attractive little villages like Gurk and Freisach and lovely alpine places to walk. We also liked being close enough to visit Slovenia, especially the Soca valley, Vrsic and Ljubljana.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fully equiped house with magnificent views.

  • 5 of 5

À stay in this house is really enjoyable. Buggl in Bach is very small and a pretty long drive (15 minutes) up the mountain, but whilst there one can enjoy wonderful views and it is a perfect starting point for nice walks. Paul and Kathy provider a warm welcome with all kinds of local products. Everything you need to make your stay pleasant is provided for in the house. Once a week there is a big party nextdoor (dammerschoppen). We highly recommend this house. We bought Karnten cards for our family (9 persons) which made the stay in Karnten very enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay!
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Additional information about rental rates

Linen / cleaning $88.37

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