Cosy Alpine Retreat, Austria
A lovely wooden chalet in the Austrian Alps, perfect for a family of 4 - 6 looking for a week away for skiing, mountain walking or just to get away from it all.
The newly built chalet is fully equipped with integrated applicances and flat screen tvs in both bedrooms and in the lounge.
The lounge tv is also HD ready and comes with a HD dvd player, a selection of dvd titles and a nintendo wii with games for the children. There is also a satellite link up with bbc and sky news channels and Euro Sport and Euro MTV. Additionally, a selection of games to play on those evenings in after a day on the mountain.
The master bedroom even comes with a surround sound system so if you fancy a day off from the slopes or being active you can lie back and enjoy movies all day long!
A car really is essential to the make the best use of the local attractions - this really is a stunning area in Southern Austria with lots to do.
Murau is good for local shopping and taking a relaxing coffee. Salzburg has some wonderful sites and fantastic shopping and is of course the home of both Mozart and the Sound of Music.
On the way to the chalet from Salzburg you will pass Hehen Werfen, an impregnable castle which was used in the film Where Eagles Dare.
For skiers there are three main ski areas - Kreischberg (approx 10 mins drive or take the tram - 50 kms of piste), Turracher Hoehe (approx 25 mins drive - 50 kms of piste) and Obertauern (30 mins drive - home to the Austrian Ski Team and a fantastic 120 kms of piste in a tree lined bowl). However, the area is also dotted with ski resorts for you to discover - so pop the skis in the boot and go discover!
In summer the steam train runs locally, there is swimming in the lake nearby and for those who dare, the tobaggan run at Turracher Hoehe! There are two dedicated cycle tracks (which are flat!) with bikes available locally to hire - if you get tired you can jump onto the tram which runs locally.
For those who like to take things a little easier there are fantastic spas at both Turracher Hoehe and Kreischberg (the aptly named relax resort at bottom of the Kreischberg cable car).
So what are you waiting for?
Book the chalet - get on the plane - and have a great week away!
Flat screen tvs in all bedrooms and downstairs.
Outdoor terrace (30 m2 squared) with garden area.