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Peaceful, stylish cottage for 2-6 people - relaxation, culinary, movement

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

7 rooms, 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms, terrace+garden, parking space, equipment

The house Merli was lovely renovated inside and outside in 2011 and equipped as a holiday home. It includes the ground floor (about 80m2), a finished attic (about 70 m2) and a terrace (about 15 m2); this includes a garden and parking space on the property. You can either rent the entire house or the ground floor alone, each with terrace and garden.

The ground floor consists of two bedrooms, a living room, a reading room, kitchen, bathroom/WC and a terrace.

On the top floor you will find two bedrooms, a living-dining room with kitchenette and a bathroom/WC.

The garden offers spaces in the sun and shade and a wooden grill.

The house is a non-smoking house, easily accessible, but not barrier free. No pets, self-catering. Central heating.

The holiday home Merli Riegersburg is in the middle of one of the most beautiful landscapes in Austria in a region, which has developed in the past years into a secret tip for quality holidays through the spas, culinary offers, crafts and the many options for athletic activities. The house is therefore ideal as a starting point

• for culinary discoveries by the wine cultivators, the inns and top operations of the region, e.g. in the chocolate manufacturer Zotter 3 km away, in the vinegar and schnapps manufacturer Gölles 4 km away or the Eibel winery 3 km away,

• for athletic activities like cycling tours and hikes on marked paths through the hilly landscape of vineyards and orchards, cottonwood and bush forests, climbing on burg cliffs or golfing on one of the three courses in Loiperdorf, Bad Waltersdorf and Bad Gleichberg,

• for visits to the crafts markets, castles, village festivals and concerts in the area

• for day excursions to the European cultural capitols 2013 and 2012, Graz and Maribor, to Vienna, Hungary or Slovenia,

• for relaxation and wellness in one of the five spas nearby (Bad Gleichenberg, Loipersdorf, Bad Blumau, Bad Waltersdorf, Sebersdorf) or the resort of the city.

Oiled oak and cottonwood floors, high-quality equipment made of timeless furniture and antiques, drapes of natural linens and carpets give the house warmth and comfort.

On the ground floor, the light-flooded and fully equipped kitchen on the front of the gable offers a view of the green while cooking; the fresh herbs can be found in the enclosed garden, which invites guests to do nothing, read, plan or grill. You can eat on the sunny terrace or the old massive wood table in the living room, which offers all types of entertainment with TV and stereo for those who are not sitting in the reading room with a book from the library.

The top floor with wooden ceilings offers not only another place to sleep, but rather space for independent usage and retreat with a cosy living room, kitchenette and bath/WC. In combination with the ground floor, it is ideal for a holiday with friends or families with large children.

The equipment includes:

Ground floor (about 80 m2):

Anteroom with cloak area and small bench

Bathroom with sink, mirror, shower, bathtub, WC, washing machine, hair dryer

1 bedroom with double bed (about 160 x 200 cm),

1 bedroom with sofa bed (about 80 x 200 cm),

Recreation room with comfortable leather chair, bookshelf with literature and mystery novels, dresser from the 19th century

Living room with sofa from Wittmann (which can easily be turned into a full-quality bed with about 100 x 200 cm), two loom chairs and an old massive wood dining table (can be expanded) with four chairs, satellite TV, radio, CD-player

Kitchen with corner bench and table, dishwasher, electric stove, oven, fridge with freezer and separate vegetable drawer, microwave, coffee machine, Nespresso machine with coffee capsules, dishes, glasses, pots and cooking utensils, water cooker

Top floor (about 70 m2 with slanted ceilings):

2 bedrooms each with a bed (each about 140 x 200 cm)

Living room with two armchairs, bookshelf with mystery novels in German and English, dining table with four chairs

Kitchenette with sink, coffee machine, dishes, glasses, pots, utensils, small fridge, stove, oven

Bathroom with sinks, shower and WC

Outdoor area:

Terrace with round table and four chairs

Garden with garden furniture

Wood burning grill outside

Parking on the property


W-LAN throughout the house. High-quality down blankets, covers, sheets and towels provided. Salt, pepper, vinegar and oil, sugar, cleaning supplies, vacuum, iron and ironing board are available.

More Details

Franz and Monika Merli
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018


Riegersburg Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Ground floor
    Top floor bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Top floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Ground floor bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 160 x 200 cm
    Ground floor living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 100 x 200 cm
    Top floor bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 140 x 200 cm
    Top floor bedroom 5 - 1 double , 140 x 200 cm
    Ground floor bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 80 x 200 cm
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The information for the kitchen, living room, dining and entertainment on the ground floor. On the top floor you will find a kitchen with a four plate stove, oven, coffee machine, mini fridge, cooking utensils and a living and dining room each with four places to sit and books. W-LAN throughout the house.


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Peaceful, stylish cottage for 2-6 people - relaxation, culinary, movement
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do the property justice. It has been beautifully (and comfortably) decorated. We occupied entire home: my spouse and me; our children and grandchildren (6 in all). Ample space for those who wanted private time. Description of amenities was accurate. Owners (Franz and Monika) were available when needed and provided good information about the location, activities, restaurants, etc. The small village is just outside the front gate, yet not intrusive. We definitely would return. Simply delightful!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sehr schönes Ferienhaus in traumhafter Lage

  • 5 of 5

Es ist ein besonders schönes Ferienhaus, sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet und in exzellenter Lage. Die Vermieter hatten alles perfekt vorbereitet, so daß auf unserer Seite kein Wunsch offen blieb.Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und werden gerne wiederkommen.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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très belle maison dans une région agréable

  • 5 of 5

la maison est très bien équipée, tous les appareils sont en parfait état de fonctionnement, les lits sont très confortables. l'aménagement de la maison a beaucoup de charme. elle est bien située au coeur du village.

les propriétaires sont prévenants et soucieux du confort des locataires

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Stilvoll einegrichtetes Ferienhaus

  • 5 of 5

Die Ferienwhohnung ist gut ausgestattet, ruhig gelegen, aber mitten im Zentrum von Riegersburg mit Ausblick ins Grüne. Morgens kann man frische Semmeln beim Bäcker holen; für kleine Einkäufe gibt's einen kleinen Supermarkt. Vermieter wohnen gleich neben an und stehen falls notwendig mit Rat und Tat zur Seite. Die Bilder auf dieser Seite stimmen mit der Wirklichkeit überein und auch die Beschreibung stimmt. In der Umgebung gibt es sehr viel Ausflugsmöglichkeiten; von Badesee (einige Gehminuten) und Buschenschank zu diversen Manufakturen. Die Genusscard, die inklusive ist, gibt meistens sogar gratis Eintritt. Das Haus ist sehr geplegt, sauber und sehr komfortabel. Wir würden es unseren Freunden empfehlen.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Urlaub am Dreiländereck, zwischen Burg und Badesee

  • 5 of 5

Unsere Familie (zwei Erwachsene/vier Kinder) hat eine Woche im Hochsommer in der Unterkunft in Riegersburg verbracht. Sehr freundlicher Empfang durch das Besitzerehepaar. Liebe- und geschmackvoll eingerichtete, ruhige Unterkunft mit vielen behaglichen Ecken, sowohl drinnen als auch draussen. Geeignet, um sich im und ums Haus aufzuhalten, aber auch idealer Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge zwischen Graz und Dreiländereck. Dorf, Burg und Badesee in unmittelbarer Nähe. Bibliothek mit ergiebigem Bestand vorhanden. Küche und Bad gut eingerichtet. Die online-Ausschreibung entspricht der Situation vor Ort. Wir waren sehr zufrieden und können die Unterkunft ohne Einschränkung empfehlen.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Stilvoll einegrichtetes Ferienhaus

  • 5 of 5

Das Ferienhaus ist mit vielen, liebevoll zusammengestellten Detailes sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet und bietet ausreichend Platz um angenehm zu entspannen. Das Haus und der Garten sind mit allem Komfort ausgestattet, alles ist sehr gepflegt. Eine besondere Attraktion ist die Therme in Bad-Blumau.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
80 Metres
Burg café
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
A2 Ilz
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Car: recommended

The city of Riegersburg in the hilly volcanic area of the Steiermark is at the foot of the medieval Riegersburg built in the 17th century, the largest and most famous burg festivals in the Steiermark.

The holiday home Merli is in the centre of the old city centre, found in the burg cliffs, a few steps from the main square and still in an extremely peaceful, isolated courtyard and garden area in connection with the residential and guest buildings of the landlord. The guest houses from the city, the cafe, the cinema, the witch store, the grocery stores, the church, the shoe and fashion shops and the burg entrance can be reached on foot in two minutes; it is not even a 10 minute walk to the lake with restaurants.

The surrounding area offers multiple burgs, 5 spas, 3 golf courses, hiking paths, hundreds of km-cycling paths, wineries and inns and a variety of culinary operations.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $98.45

Inbegriffen ist die Genusscard - Ihr Gratiseintritt in mehr aus 120 Ausflugsziele.

Mit der Buchung ist innerhalb von 2 Wochen eine Anzahlung von 20% des Gesamtbetrags zu leisten. Der restliche Betrag ist spätestens 20 Tage vor Urlaubsantritt zu überweisen. Ausgenommen sind last minute-Buchungen; hier ist die gesamte Zahlung bei Buchung zu leisten. Check in ab 16 Uhr; check out bis 11 Uhr.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.