Lovely four bed home with a natural swimming pond near Graz in beautiful South

Lovely four bed home with a natural swimming pond near Graz in beautiful South

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
2 Bathrooms

About our home

We have a four bedroom house in the South of Austria. The small village called Zettling is very close (6 miles) to Graz, which is the capital of Styria. The house is located in a quiet street beside a forest. The house was built in 1998 and is very bright, equipped with all modern conveniences. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, one balcony, one bathroom and one toilet. All bedrooms are large. Downstairs there is a large living/dining room, another bedroom, bathroom/toilet and a well equipped kitchen with microwave, oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. We have Satellite Television and a Computer with an unlimeted High Speed Internet Access, DVD recorder, DVD Player, Washing Machine and a Tumble Drier. Outside there is a terrace and a garden, which has the sun for most of the day. There is also a garage for two cars. Outside you can play soccer, table tennis, swim in the natural pond, which we share with our very friendly neighbours. Four minutes from our home there is also a children's playground in the wood. In another part of the village you can play tennis or practise kart racing. There are also some ponds (2 miles) where you can dive or waterski with a lift. In winter you can skate in an ice pavilion or on our(smaller)own pond. It needs a 45 minutes by car to reach various ski resorts.

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  1. We are: Josef, married to Carmen for 16 years, our sons Daniel (14) and Christian (10) and our daughter Marisa (8). We have lived in this house and region for 8 years. Before that we lived in Graz. We moved to Zettling for the fresh air and tranquillity of rural life. Also it was important for us to stay not too far away from a bigger town.
    Josef works as a business consultant and psychotherapist and Carmen works as a housewife.


    We are looking for swaps in 2008

    15.3-22.3.08
    20.8-31.8.08

    We are open for destinations in Europe.
    We have already done homexchanges in Australia 2007 - a great experience!

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Where is it?

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In Styria, you will find all the attractions of Austria in one province. With its wide range of holiday offers Styria caters for all tastes, from pure relaxation holidays to challenging sports experiences and the province is an attractive destination throughout the year.A 30 minutes’ drive will take you to the winelands with excellent Sauvignon and Chardonnay or to the Alps. In winter times you may try alpine skiing in the famous Austrian skiing areas (next 45 minutes), a cross country skiing is at a 20 minutes drive from home.
Summer activities as hiking, swimming in one of the nearby lakes, canyoning, rafting, paragliding, golfing, horseback riding you can practice in many places in the nearby surroundings. A 2-hour trips lead you to the famous cities of Vienna and Salzburg. It’s a 30 miles’ trip to the Slovenian border, 80 miles to the Austrian lake district of Carinthia, 70 miles to the Hungarian border, 100 miles to the Italian border and 250 miles to Venice, Italy. In winter it is also fine to relax in one of the several resorts with outdoor pools in the surroundings of Graz.
Zettling is a small, long village (1400 inhabitants) quiet and rural. 7 minutes by car there are two big shopping centres.Graz is a wonderful medieval town of 230.000 inhabitants.
In 2003 Graz was "European Union Cultural Capital". For more details and pictures look at: www.graztourism.at/and www.steiermark.com/en/.
http://www.austria.info/xxl/_site/au/_area/412314/home.html

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