Inside Chalet Kolbnitz, Holiday House in Carinthia, Austria

Chalet Kolbnitz is a beautful holiday home in the mountains of the National Park Hohe Tauern in Carinthia (Kaernten), Austria.

Inside the house are three bedrooms (1 x double, 2 x twin), a bathroom with a roll top bath (perfect for unwinding), an open plan dining and lounge, a kitchen with breakfast table, a shower room and two toilets. Two of the bedrooms have access to the balcony, great for enjoying the panoramic view. Since the photos above were taken we have also upgraded the television in the lounge to an LCD television with a built in DVD player.

Heating in winter is via the two traditional wood burning ovens, and electric heaters. The Kacheloffen in the hallway is a traditional vacuum kiln oven that burns for 12 hours with a single load and gives a lovely dry heat throughout the house.

The garden features a large decking area with table, chairs, sunloungers and a parasole. The terrace overlooks the garden and has a great view of the surrounding mountains. Alongside the house, just beyond the fence there is a small stream that bubbles past the chalet, perfect for relaxing.