…a holiday for the senses
An old house that appears as if rooted in the surrounding nature: a colourful farm garden, a sweet-scented meadow of flowers, a big nut tree that invites you to sit down in the shade it provides and simply let your thoughts wash over you … – an enchanting holiday dream that becomes reality in the cosy, rustic Landlust houses.
No fewer than 31 traditional rural homes invite you to leave everyday life behind and to spend a pleasant time in southern Styria. Situated in the extensive fruit orchards and vineyards of this diverse cultural landscape, here a true paradise awaits all those who want to spend a restful and enjoyable time-out. From the small Kellerstöckl apartment for two, right up to the large farmhouse containing several holiday units – all houses belonging to the Landlust Group are at least 100 years old and have been revitalised with loving attention to detail, giving consideration to building biology and using traditional techniques. Restored original furniture, well-groomed gardens, private patios and places to rest, combined with careful modernisation ensure absolute comfort without disturbing the original integrity of the traditional building. Though every Landlust house is individual, they have in common a love of tradition and hospitality as well as the desire to share the special beauty of these old houses with those who take pleasure in such things.
Living in the midst of nature – that is the special quality offered by Landlust. There is also plenty to discover in the surrounding area: no fewer than 18 palaces and castles – such as the impressive Riegersburg Castle – invite you to travel through time; the healing properties of the thermal springs benefit both body and soul, and for the gourmets amongst you, southern Styria offers a wide range of culinary pleasures. All along the wine routes you can sample excellent white wines in the numerous vinothèques and Buschenschank wine restaurants. Styrian pumpkin seed oil, delicious farmhouse bread, spicy Vulcano ham and hand-made chocolate are just a few of the regional delicacies.
Landlust – a model of success
Since 2002 the Landlust Group has concerned itself with the preservation of old farmhouses in southern Styria that would otherwise fall into disrepair, founded on a fruitful collaboration between private individuals and experts. Not only has Landlust won awards for its commitment, such as the Styrian Tourism Prize (2004) and the Johann Lafer Award (2006), but it is also enjoying growing popularity among holidaymakers.
A special tip for you: at some Landlust houses visitors receive a free GenussCard – with it you can discover more than 120 destinations in eastern Styria and in the Thermenland Styria region, use a variety of recreation and sport facilities and sample regional delicacies.www.genusscard.at
Landlust – a wonderful opportunity to discover the special quality of country living away from tourist centres: a new, down-to-earth interpretation of the traditional holiday in the country in Styria.