Umundum Hütte

  • Mountain Cabin
    Family
    Margit Prem
    Address
    Sonnbichlerweg 1, 8842 Katsch · Murau · Styria
    Contact
    Umundum Hütte

    Highlights

    About Us

    Comfortable holiday in the cabins for families.

    In 1990 our cabins were turned into holiday homes. As a result it offers both features: The experience of a sense of a back-to-the-nature holiday - but without having to give away all the comforts of a cosy holiday home.

    The cabin "Umundumhütte", skirting the forest, is only 300 m from the farm, and offers a lot of privacy thanks to the small hill Wetterkreuzbichel. And still it is very close to the farm. Our guests can make use of the comforts at the farm and be a part of the bustling life in a farmhouse.

    In summer our farm rings with the happy laughter of the children cavorting in the large swimming pool (6x12 metres), while adults sit comfortably sipping coffee on the terrace in front of the house. Our ponies graze peacefully on our mountain pastures with their fouls. Dog, cat, hens, pigeons and rabbits round off the farmhouse.

    The large new hangar is usually empty till it is filled with hay in winter. An ideal place for exploration expeditions. But the area in and around the shed, with the tack room and the storeroom for hay and wood, promises fun and frolicking. The Lama runs about next to the Tenn ascent and our dog loves to steal the food. The hens bustle about in the coop and diligently look after their chickens. The place in front of the house is reserved for children to play during the day and to camp in the night. Football goals, swings, a trampoline, a large sandpit and a play house ensure that life never gets boring. There is sufficient place to play and romp about and to build forest houses around the alpine cabin.

    Our farm is only one kilometre from the road and it is easy to get quickly to the city or to Murau, the small district capital. And yet we live in a completely peaceful and secluded location. Only a one-family house is still present next to the farm. Children can run and bounce around as much as they please and spend simple yet fun-filled holidays with the animals. Have fun riding and falling off ponies on hot summer days or just lie down on a blanket under the sun next to the three cats and the dog and watch the rabbits in the enclosure diligently cutting grass. While playing football, only take care not to trip over one of the ponies grazing in the meadow. After all nothing can unruffle our "Nikii".

    On days like this almost every living being - from dogs, cats, children, ponies, rabbits and hens - will be found bustling in a confused mass in the large meadow in front of the house. Sometimes the pony Max may sneak into my kitchen following the dog and the children...

    There is not quite a lot that we can serve.

    We make our own apple juice from the old apple trees and Hollander juice from all the Hollander bushes on Sonnbichlerhof.

    From our chicken we get enough eggs for the whole family and we make our own bacon from meat that we buy and Hannes smokes it than. He does that very carefully and joyfully. So our guests can get a taste of self-smoked-bacon from Sonnbichlerhof.

    Since times immemorial the most unusual creatures have lived in our farmyard!

    Years ago we were breeding lamas and galloways, alpacas and tortoises, now we have switched over from breeding donkeys to breeding ponies. These rare contemporaries are extremely patient and docile.

    Several smaller animals can also be seen scurrying about everywhere. Till recently several bunnies were scampering about freely and used to help themselves to the first of the spring blossoms in the flower beds. Unfortunately a nocturnal carnivore - we have not been able to determine it's exact identity yet - put an end to this free life within a matter of days. 

    There was a time when I took great pleasure in breeding feather-footed chickens till... well, the world's favourite dog, our own Whiskey, stumbled upon an open door, and I found the entire chicken offspring stone-dead in the corridor. Soon I recovered from this shock. I then continued my endeavours behind closed doors till... a very hungry vixen came looking for food for her young ones... 30 chickens lost their lives on one afternoon. But we still have enough eggs for our family.

    Besides Whiskey, our dog, the good old "Maxl", a 28-year old pony, with loads of patience and stamina, is the favourite animal of the farmyard. In summer he is used for transport and is often left tied to the kitchen doors and forgotten. So I take pity on Max and usually set him free while crumbing the Schnitzel and two hours later I am sure to find him still grazing in front of the house. But Nicki - the (pony) mare - is also a very efficient horse. Riding horse in summer and used for sledges in winter, and has given birth five times and is in urgent need of braces...

    Beauty is immaterial when it comes to earning everyone's respect and love. 

    Who knows what other animals will come to us looking for shelter in the future...

    General Amenities

    • Non-Smoking Property
    • 24h Front Desk
    • Shower/Bath/WC
    • Running Water
    • Garden
    • Luggage Storage
    • Pets Allowed
    • Pet-Friendly
    • Reading Room
    • Multimedia (Satellite TV)
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Ski Room

    How to Get Here

    • Car
    • Bus
    • Taxi
    • Train

    Accepted Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Bank Transfer

    Languages Spoken On Site

    • German
    • English
    • Italian

    Parking

    • Free Parking
    • Indoor Parking for Motorcycles
    • Street Side Parking
    • Cycle Shelter
    • Covered Parking Spaces

    Accommodation

    • Sleeps max. 4 people
    • Cabin Open in Winter
    • Holiday Home on a Mountain Farm

    At the Property

    • Activities with Host Family
    • Garden / Meadow
    • Farmer's Garden
    • Help on the Farm
    • Orchard
    • Sleep in the Hay
    • Swimming Pond
    • Clothes for the Barn Provided
    • Tractor Rides

    Amenities for Children

    • Children Welcome
    • Playground
    • Playhouse
    • Toys
    • Playroom
    • Playground in the Forest

    Amenities in the Unit

    • Linen Provided
    • Electric Stove
    • Tableware Provided
    • Guest Kitchen
    • Timber Deck
    • Tiled Stove
    • Coffee Machine
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Terrace
    • Drying Room
    • Central Heating

    Catering & Meals

    • Self-Catering Stay
    • Private Spring Water Supply

    Services

    • Free Newspapers in the Lobby
    • Welcome Drink

    Internet Access

    • Hotspot
    • Internet Desk
    • Internet Services
    • Free Internet
    • WiFi

    Activities at/near the Property

    • Trip to the Alpine Pastures
    • Alpine Pastures & Mountain Cabins
    • Lake for Swimming
    • Mountaineering Tours
    • Archery Course
    • Disco
    • E-Bike Rental
    • Accommodation for Horses
    • Ice Skating
    • Ice Stock Sport
    • Themed Walks & Nature Trails
    • Nature Trail
    • Gym
    • Public Outdoor Pool
    • Guided Walks
    • Golf
    • Museum of Local History & Folklore
    • Running Routes
    • Bowling
    • Climbing
    • Ziplining & Climbing in the Forest
    • Toboggan Rental
    • Trained Outdoor Educators
    • Nature Park
    • Pony Riding
    • Cycle Routes
    • Horse Riding Trails
    • Toboggan Run
    • Alpine Skiing
    • Ski Lift
    • Summer Toboggan Run
    • Tennis Court
    • Table Tennis
    • Hiking
    • Horse Riding in Winter
    • Winter Sports

    Spa Facilities & Treatments

    • Outdoor Pool
    • Pool

    Special Features

    • Large summerpool with 4 x 12 meters

    Our Prices and Deals

    Choose an arrival and departure date and add the number of guests to see prices.
    • Alpine cabin

      1 - 4 People

      Two separate sleeüing rooms are available for our guests.

      The bright 2-bed room is on the ground floor and features a wardrobe, a chest of drawers, a TV, a mirror and a queen-size bed.

      The large and cosy 2-bed room is partially in the basement and features a TV- set, a chest of drawers and wash basin. Of course the highlight here is the beautiful and baby-soft four-poster bed that will bring you sweet dreams.

      The large shower room and the WC-room are seperatet on the corridor.

      On the backside of the house is the garden with a terrasse and wooden furniture around the outside of the house, so you can sit in the sun whereever it is.

      The garden is partly fenced so you can let your dogs free while you sit in the middle of nature and enjoy your sunny holidays.

      Facilities
      • 4 burner cooktop
      • Alarm Clock Radio
      • Mountain view
      • Baking oven
      • Balcony/terrace
      • Shower
      • Egg cooker
      • Television
      • Garden view
      • Hairdryer
      • Towels
      • Heating
      • Microwave
      • Cleaning equipment in the flat
      • Toaster
      • Water closet
      • Water kettle
      • Kitchen
      • Cookware / Utensils
      • Refrigerator
      • Private Pool
      • Desk with lamp
      • WiFi
      • Main building
      • King size bed
      • Queen size bed
      • Sofa bed
      Availabilities
      Self-Catering Stay
      € 105
      Min. Price per Night for 4 Persons
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