Solden was really put on the map when the latest James Bond film, Spectre, was filmed there, featuring breath taking panoramas of the surrounding peaks. There is a James Bond museum at 3058m that is open for visitors.
Each year, at the end of October, the resort hosts the ski world cup. As well as enjoying an extremely long winter season due to the two glaciers and high altitude, Solden is also an excellent resort to visit in the summer months, with plenty on offer for the entire family.
As well as describing itself as a "truly unique" destination for mountain bikers there is a special themed trail through the mountains for families, a scenic water trail and the Freiziet arena where you can unwind from the day's activities, among other things. The town itself is a pretty, historic Austrian resort, with a wide river running through it. The resort centers around the church and features traditional restaurants and shops.
This vast ski area has a total of 150km of interconnected piste via state of the art lifts and even a ski tunnel which interlinks the two glaciers. Known as the "Big 3" Solden is overshadowed by 3 ultimate peaks which all stand at over 3000m. Due to the altitude of the resort and the fact that there are 2 glaciers, Solden enjoys a very long winter ski season which starts as early as September, with the lifts not closing until the first weekend of May each year.
This beautiful, traditional chalet was built in 2010 and has been very well maintained and cared for, making it a fantastic investment and lifestyle choice as little to no work is needed.
Spread over 4 floors the main house occupies the top 3 floors whilst a separate apartment is situated in the basement.
In the main house, there are 4 bedrooms- one master with a large en suite bathroom and 3 further bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, spread over 2 floors.
On the top floor there is a large open plan living/kitchen and entertaining space with a beautiful wood clad vaulted ceiling. The kitchen has been done in a contemporary country style with an Aga oven which creates the perfect cozy atmosphere. The living area leads onto a large terrace and balcony which enjoys views down the valley. On the middle floor there is also an additional snug with a traditional "kachelofen", a wood burning stove.
In the basement, with its own separate entrance, is a lovely, bright one bedroom, one bathroom apartment with an open plan kitchen/living area. There is also a large wash room, storage room and parking for 3-4 cars under a car port and 1 additional space behind the house.
The property is bought freehold and is managed by the neighboring hotel who successfully rent it out throughout the season when not in use by the owner, making it a worry-free investment. The chalet achieves very good rentals throughout the year, especially in the winter season and the summer holidays. The chalet is ideally located 5 minutes drive from the resort centre and main ski gondola station, which can also be walked to in 15 minutes. There is also a bus stop 100m away from the front door going back and forth to the town centre.
*please note: the location on the website is not exact to the location of the property. To purchase a property in Austria it is necessary to be a European Union passport holder*