4 bedroom traditional Austrian Farm House - perfect for families and groups
- english, french, german
We are a British family who found this delightful part of Austria over 30 years ago when we purchased the house behind the rental property. Since then we have been coming for skiing in the Winter and Spring and in the Summer for all the other great activities there are locally. We had the opportunity to buy the rental house about 8 years ago and went for it knowing that it would be great for the second generation of family holidays and also to rent out while we weren't using it.
Ed purchased this House in 2007
Why Ed chose Stainach-Pürgg
The house is over 150 years old and has a great location sitting at the top of the village in its own plot, there is a river running nearby and views straight out to the Grimming mountain. The house has huge charm which we have carefully enhanced in the renovation mixing modern with a traditional Austrian feel, it is above all a much loved family home and we are sure this will be apparent to renters who come to stay.
What makes this House unique
The unique thing about this property is the location of the house at the top of the village on a hill with fantastic views up to the Grimming, a spectacular and very interesting mountain, one of Europe's highest freestanding peaks (2351m). It sits on what used to be the famous old salt road through the Salzkammergut.The river running close by and the orchard by the side of the house also add to the overall charm of the house. The house space and outbuildings also add a lot to why we fell in love with it.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Smoking only allowed outside on porch.
pets not allowed
There are two travel cots for younger children
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Please recycle using the bins provided in the kitchen and empty the compost bin in the kitchen into the large compost bin (see guide for more info.)
When you leave the house please empty the fridge, recycling all packaging and putting in the compost any food you don't want to take with you.
When leaving please don't leave dirty dishes and put all plates etc in the dishwasher and turn it on.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
A small slice of heaven
A beautiful farmhouse on a farm, in an idyllic village, at the bottom of one of Europe's tallest free standing mountains. Add a trout stream, alpine meadows, woods and a rustic bar/restaurant within a hundred yards or so, and you start to get the picture. Kitted out with care, you have all your creature comforts, space age heating heating, a wood burner (because it makes a home) and all the technology should you decide to remain connected to the wider world. Awesome in winter, particular for skiing and alpine summers... just get there and see for yourself why I call it "A small slice of heaven". One of my favourite places for a holiday with family and friends in the entire world.
Beautiful, Spacious Farm House
We loved our time staying in this fantastic farm house in the quaint, off-the-beaten-track village of Untergrimming. Certainly a hidden gem and excellent for an authentic Austrian experience.
As the other reviews have mentioned, the property has been renovated and all of the bedrooms are in excellent condition with lovely hardwood floors, quaint decor and excellent views of the mountains. Bathrooms, kitchen, dining room and living room all clean and very nice as well. We really appreciated that the house was warm when we arrived, thanks to the Nest system the owners are able to program remotely. And we also enjoyed using the wood stove and making a fire during the evenings as well.
One of my favourite things about the location is its proximity to the town of Pürgg. It's just on top of the hill with amazing views -- well worth exploring, visiting the churches and just walking around up there. Also very cute to see the long-horned cows and goats in the village just down the road from the farmhouse.
The owners were exceptionally helpful and have a fantastic, detailed guide with recommendations on restaurants and things to do in the area (both winter and summer).
Great location, well renovated
I traveled with a few friends for a ski weekend in Austria. We stayed here and were able to ski both Schladming and Tauplitz -- Tauplitz is only c.10 mins drive away and very uncrowded. House is well renovated with a spacious ground floor and full kitchen (with plenty of cooking pans, etc.!) and was warm and cozy. Upstairs bedrooms are big with very comfy beds / duvets and a gorgeous bath / shower room. Village is quaint and there are a number of equally quaint villages a short drive (and some walk) away for variety. Highly recommended.
Lovely farm house in a great location
The property is situated in a quaint village with a local pub and in close proximity to a variety of activities. It was clean and spacious and the host had everything organised impeccably. Downhill and cross country skiing, as well as hiking, were some of activities we undertook over the weekend. I would certainly stay again and recommend the house to family and friends.
Fantastic family holiday
We had an amazing family holiday here over new year -- the house is perfect for young families (there was a travel cot set up & waiting for us, and even a 'baby size' towel!). The sitting room had a nice selection of toys, books and DVDs and there was a high chair in the kitchen.
The property was clean, well kept and bright. The bathroom is gorgeous -- walk in shower and a big freestanding bath under a skylight. While there's only 1 bathroom there are also 2 other toilets. Each bedroom has its own charming decor and the view from ours looked out over the stream that runs by the house. Small things like having a motion activated night light in the upstairs hallway were a nice touch.
The local pub is within throwing distance of the house and we found it incredibly easy to drive to local attractions and shops. There is also a hill/field opposite which on a snowy day is perfect for sledding with little ones as it's not an exhausting climb back up. Tauplitz was an easy drive for skiing and there's a gorgeous hotel nestled in the mountains in a nearby town for spa treatments. The Grimmingtherme was great for swimming (and if you don't have any of your swimming stuff you can buy it all there). We even managed a new year's day hike up the mountain, going past the goats, cows and chickens in the village!
The owner knows the area very well & recommended a great restaurant, the Tomahoff, which is perfect for home cooked Austrian food. He also recommended a ski hire place in Bad Mittendorf which was brilliant -- very well kept equipment. The house is an easy drive from airports, we flew in to Linz and it took us about 90min to drive to the house.
A memory of a great holiday
There are times and moments that are best described by a smell, the smell of a great roast next to a roaring log fire, surrounded by fresh snow in the mountain air, nestled amongst a running stream... well this was my memory of a great holiday thanks to this place.
On a particle level, the house is very comfortable and big enough to house multiple families and yet very cosy. The bedrooms are huge and bathrooms are plenty as well as the big tub to soak away in. Everything is well thought out, makes for a relaxing holiday.
The location is spot on for skiing, many places can be found with ease (ask the village bar for its special gin with the pinecones "Zirben Schnapps" - one for the memories) and minutes away from the house, hiking, water rafting and many more to name.
Almost feel I shouldn't let this secret of a place get out. Thank you for letting us stay at this wonderful place.