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  • The chalet in summer - from the garden
    The chalet in summer - from the garden
    The chalet in summer - from the garden
    Chalet in winter
    Your own private, heated, indoor pool
    Relax on the large sofa in front of the log fire
    Have breakfast or dinner overlooking the mountains
    Property description
    Holiday Rental House – 
    5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
    Our traditional-style, wooden, detached chalet has five bedrooms, sleeping up to 9 guests, and has the luxury of a private, indoor heated swimming pool (30ft x 10ft) and large sauna. The chalet enjoys lovely views and is the ideal base for your Swiss holiday, offering an atmosphere of relaxation and plenty of opportunity for all seasons recreation or touring. This region is richly historical and spectacularly beautiful, sprinkled with idyllic towns and villages.
  • Amenities & details
    • Balcony
    • Books
    • Central Heating
    • Cooker
    • Cots:(1)
    • Dining Seats (10)
    • Dishwasher
    • Double Beds:(2)
    • Dryer
    • Fireplace
    • Freezer
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron
    • Kettle
    • Linens Provided
    • Living Room Seats (10)
    • Microwave
    • Parking
    • Private Garden
    • Private Indoor Pool
    • Refrigerator
    • Sauna
    • Shower Rooms (1)
    • Single Beds:(7)
    • Stereo System
    • Terrace
    • Toaster
    • Washer
    • Wi-Fi
    • Wheelchair Access:
    • Elder Access:
    • Pets Allowed:
    • Smoking Allowed:
    • Suitable for Children:
    Additional amenities & feature info
    The chalet is on two storeys and, as is usual for chalets, the bedrooms are on the lower floor and the living area on the upper floor. However, due to the chalet being built on a hill-side the entrance is on the upper floor.

    On the upper floor has an open plan sitting and dining area leading onto a large balcony. The large fireplace provides a focal point for the sitting room, which is well furnished with large, comfortable sofas and a chair. There is a CD player, and a trunk full of games and puzzles, and plenty of books and magazines.

    The kitchen also has patio doors to the balcony and a serving area to the dining area. The kitchen is fitted with a dishwasher, spacious fridge freezer, built-in oven and hob and is fully equipped with everything you will need for a self-catering holiday....
    Listing #HL2298 by: Holiday Lettings
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  • Property location
    Car advised
    How to get there
    Airport: Geneva: 130.0 km
    Railway: Pringy [Gruyeres]: 4.0 km
    Ferry: Calais: 1,000.0 km
    Air: The nearest airport is Geneva or Bern. From there you can either hire a car (1.5 hours or 1 hour respectively) or there is a regular train service from Geneva to Gruyeres, and then take a taxi or bus 5km to the chalet.

    Road: The chalet is about 1 1/2 hours from Geneva and situated just off the N12 motorway near the town of Bulle and the medieval village of Gruyeres.
    Activities nearby
    There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 10.0 km.
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 10 October 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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This house has its good points. The location is excellent. The pool and sauna facility is good. The family bathroom is good and the lounge seating area is comfortable.
The house is too small for 10/11 people. The kitchen is a ‘one person’ kitchen.
We were a family of 7 (5 adults and 2 children) and struggled to self- cater. The dining area is filled with a large 2 leaf extendable table with benches and folding chairs. We just managed by moving the table diagonally and having one leaf folded down.
The small double bedroom is the inside access to the pool area. It is too hot and too noisy at night and should be disregarded as a bedroom
The twin bedroom is very small & only suitable for small children. The separate studio is also small but OK for children. Access to downstairs is via a steep stone spiral staircase with no handrail.
The downstairs rooms smelt and felt damp.
There are no locks on any of the inside doors, including toilets and...

Management response:

Thank you for your review & highlighting the points you thought were good. We are constantly working on, & upgrading the chalet wherever possible & this has been the case since we purchased it in 1988. Also in that time clients' requirements have changed & the demand is for more luxury. The house is small for 11 people & we... more

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Level Contributor
70 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 8 June 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We spend this year's Easter weekend at la Taupinière with a group of friends from abroad. There is a bus that takes you to Moléson-Village, but it's much more convenient to get there by car.

We had some doubts at first as we realized that Liz, the owner, is not based in Switzerland most of the time and we couldn't find any recent reviews on the Internet. But once we talked to her on the phone our doubts disappeared and we decided to go ahead with the vacation rental. And we were absolutely glad we did so: the chalet was very cozy and reasonably clean (a lady who lives in the village looks after the chalet), it had a balcony with nice views on the surrounding mountains, a working chimney, comfortable beds and best of all a sauna and indoor pool! The kitchen was rather small but fully functional. In order to access the pool you have to either walk across one of the bedrooms or enter from the garden, but that was totally fine. You'll have to bring your own towels which may be a...

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Listed since : Dec 2008
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Response Time: Within two days
Calendar Updated: 21 days ago
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