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Detached Chalet with Panoramic Mountain Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 12-Nov-2016
Ideal for Two Groups Sharing or couple, great all year round

The chalet is in a group of 8 detached chalets. We are not overlooked by anyone and there is nothing in front of the chalet to spoil the 180 degree view of the mountains. It is approached by a narrow fairly steep road which is accessible by car when there is no snow, we have a garage 5 minutes walk away if there is. There is parking place by the mountain stream which borders our garden. The road has tarmac to the farm and then it is a 'track' which the chalet owners and farmers use, some prefer to leave the car at the garage as they are not confident to drive up, most use it when there is no snow. The chalet is south facing so is perfect in both summer and winter for sitting outside on the balcony or terrace. The chalet is available all year round.

Stating the obvious - Switzerland is known for the Alps and mountains, the chalet is at 1200m therefore the walk up to the chalet is uphill and there are steps up to the chalet from the parking place - if you would rather have flat land then accommodation in the valley is better for you.The photos help show the area around the chalet. We have a motorised machine at the garage to carry luggage up from there in the winter /summer. A car is preferrable.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a family of four, we have 2 boys aged 21 and 17. We live in a cottage in the New Forest which we restored over 3 years and have subsequently extended.

We both had careers but enjoyed restoring our home so much that we carried on developing in the UK and renting out properties. It is now our means of income and way of life. Normandy was a challenge but worth it. The chalet in Switzerland was bought as a result of repeatedly visiting the same village year after year and wanting to be independent of rentals. Collioure was again the result of loving an area and our later years when we may enjoy the mild climate and some sunny weather... but we have just bought another property with a pool 1 hour inland from Collioure...In the meantime we want others to share our homes in our absence.

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

It’s taken me a week to get back more or less in control of things but I wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous two weeks in your wonderful chalet. The weather wasn’t brilliant but that meant we were able to do several long hikes and we just chilled on the really wet days!!

Return visitors
Jul 2014
  • 1 of 5

3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

Love this place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during the last week of the skiing season, but have stayed here in the Summer too. The chalet has magnificent views and every time we stay here I never tire of looking across the rolling fields and across to the snow capped mountain peaks on the other side of the valley. The chalet is cosy and very well equipped. There are beautiful walks in the surrounding area, it is convenient for skiing (we had no snow right next to the chalet when we went, but the snowy slopes were only a short drive away) and there is plenty to do and see locally and in the rest of the Berner Oberland. The chalet owners are helpful and we have never had problems with booking, arrival, departure etc. The track up to the chalet is steep and there are a lot of steps up to the chalet from the parking spot; this doesn't bother us at all, but may not suit everyone. But if you come to Switzerland on holiday you can't expect everything to be on the flat! Overall I'd recommend this chalet highly.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, the chalet is perfectly located for our family and those families who return year after year in the summer and winter. I always advise 'casual' sight seeing guests to the valley, to Meiringen, Brienz or Interlaken as these visitors do not want to be in the mountains, just to look at them. Yes the track is 'steep' but we have a hill in our New Forest village of a similar gradient and yes there are steps to the chalet as shown in our photos. The up side to a holiday in Hasliberg is that you return home healthier and fitter!! At the start of the week we drive with our skis and boots to Twing or Reuti and then leave them in the lock up racks and lockers/shelves for the boots. We walk to the cable cars in Twing or Reuti - that way our feet and muscles are warm and ready for skiing and use walking boots/snow boots. Often we leave everything at the 'top' and walk all the way back down as the views are spectacular. Our sons ski down or walk up the track and ski down to Twing if there is enough snow, They often take a sledge up and sledge down (leaving their skis and boots in Maegisalp or Kasterstatt) If the chalet suits the guests they come back every year, summer or winter, just like we did for 5 years before buying the chalet. Many have already passed the 5year mark!! thanks again.angela angela
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Amazing chalet !!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this chalet with our two young sons who thoroughly enjoyed themselves in the midst of beautiful surroundings! The chalet was amazing with beautiful views from the window and a host of toys for the boys to play with after a day in the mountains. There was so much to do in terms of walking which suited us down to the ground and the weather was kind which was an added bonus!!! We cannot rate this chalet highly enough and have already recommended it to our friends and family. We will certainly be back! Finally, thank you so much to Elisabeth for sending our sons 'bunny' back to the UK after we left him behind!!! Amazing 😀😀

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, it is great when like minded people love the chalet as much as we do. Our boys have been going to Hasliberg sice they were 4 months and 4 years old, they are now 22 and 18 and still come with us, in both winter and summer (they love the winter!) I am pleased Elisabeth helped reunite your son with his rabbit. best wishes angela
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Chalet with a view!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Chalet Dornen and once again we were not disappointed. The view from the balcony is just amazing, and you could easily spend your whole visit sitting there watching the ever changing landscape! The chalet is very clean, well maintained and beautifully equipped, even down to Lego and various toys and games suitable for children of all ages. Our grandson, aged 2, had a brilliant time playing with the basket of big tractors and trucks which we found in the under-chalet rooms. There are loads of places to visit nearby including The Reichenbach Falls, where Sherlock Holmes supposedly fell to his death, following the Dwarf Trails up in the mountains, taking a paddle steamer ride on Lake Brienz, the list goes on.

We would certainly highly recommend this property to anyone, as long as they are able to manage the steps leading up to the chalet.

Thank you once again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really happy when people return, particularly when they clearly love it as much as we do. We try to make it a home from home, so that guests are comfortable.Yes there are steps and I always ask the make up of the group as I would rather people did not visit if the chalet is not suitable to their needs. That said if you are relatively fit and mobile, Switzerland is a country where you should return home healthier!
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Location

From the Owner

We spent many years visiting this area, which was introduced to us by a swiss family who had rented there for 20 years. We stayed in many holiday lets but always had a dream to have something of our own. Hasliberg is unspoilt and is still a working area so has traditional houses rather than huge concrete buildings. It is popular all year round and is particularly suited to families. It is not a touristy area with souvenir shops and apres ski venues. It is for snow activities, walking,cycling,swimming etc etc. The chalet is set in a group of 8 chalets up a small track and is away from all the hustle and bustle of every day life. Peace, tranquility, spectacular views, with every comfort of home. There is a local shop with larger shops in the valley. Restaurants/bank are a walk away.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bern at 89 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Hasliberg Goldern at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : mini golf wasserwendi at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Brunig at 9 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Meiringen at 14 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Hasliberg Goldern at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Twing at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Obviously the activities here are endless, walking, hiking, climbing, paragliding, painting, lake swimming or outdoor and indoor pool in Meiringen skiing, snowboarding, Langlaufen -cross country skiing/snow shoe trekking, sledging, cycling etc. Meiringen is famous for it's links to Sherlock Holmes.

Coast/Beach:

There are 2 lakes close by, approximately 30 minutes by car, one at Lungern and one at Brienz. Both have 'beaches' and facilities to entertain children and adults alike.

Travel:

We drive to Hasliberg, 600 miles from the French coastal ports. Flights can be taken to Bern, the closest airport (1 hours drive away), or Basle,Zurich or Geneva - 2 -21/2 hrs drive away. See the accessibility section.Train station at Brunig. Car hire is preferrable, convenient for luggage, shopping, sightseeing. If no car is wanted and you are not keen on walking up and down hills then please look on Haslital for accommodation in the valley area - where everything is on your 'doorstep'.

Distances:

Hasliberg Goldern is 10-15 minutes away, Twing and Reuti are both 20 minutes walk away - where there are cable cars. Meiringen is about 30 minutes drive away and Interlaken about 45 minutes - see our website. Cars make sightseeing easy, but if you like using your legs(walking/cycling), buses, cable cars, trains and boats then this is all possible but the chalet is 20 minutes walk from the bus stop in Goldern and about 20-25 minutes from the cable car at Reuti which goes down to Meiringen.

Further Details:

There is a small shop with bakery in Hasliberg Wasserwendi which can be walked to in 20 minutes, or driven to in 10.There is a bank in Twing with a cash point.There is a post office in Goldern. There are local restaurants in Goldern,Wasserwendi and Reuti.

Larger supermarkets are in Meiringen,Brienz and Interlaken.

there are numerous places to visit which I have on the website, my notes and at the chalet.

There are a range of activities that you would expect in the mountains for both winter and summer - skiing / walking / sledging. Cycling, paragliding, swimming, monster trotti bikesetc.

Places to visit include Ballenburg open air museum, Muggestutz weg, Aareschlucht, Brienz wood carving, Lucerne Transport Museum, Hergiswil glass blowing centre, grimsel pass/Susten pass, Grindelwald, lakes of Brienz or Lungern, Sherlock Holmes museum etc.

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Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 3
10 Apr 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£760
for 7 nights
From
£100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
high
18 Dec 2016 - 1 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£830
for 7 nights
From
£110
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
off peak
2 Apr 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£760
for 7 nights
From
£100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Final cleaning £60
Stay tax £3 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 6 years.

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner, for deposit is one third on booking and balance due 6 weeks before holiday. Payment can be made into a Swiss/English or french account or even Paypal(without fees). Refunds will only be given if the week can be re-booked. It is recommended that holiday cancellation insurance is taken out.On owners direct it is 25% now and 75% 45 days before the holiday
Check out our other properties on owners direct, Normandy FR16322 now 8106543, Collioure FR16322 now 8042317 and Arles sur Tech 6111932

Changeover Day:
Ideally Saturday to Saturday but we can have some flexibility.
Arrival is after 14.00 and departure by 10.00.
We may consider stays of under 7 nights, 1-5 nights are charged at 150CHF per night and 6-7 at 140CHF + cleaning of 70CHF plus tourist tax.

Notes on prices:
The guide is showing the from price for up to 4 people.-up to 5 nights rate 150CHF, range 120 to 130chf low (higher rate for 5-8 people) rest of year, 130-140 CHF high season-winter The weekly rate is roughly from £600 (low season) to £650 (winter) excluding final cleaning and tourist tax, the exchange rate fluctuates so it may be more or less when converted. We can accept CHF/euros/UK Pounds. 10% discount for 2nd week. Overlap pricing is not allowed on site so pricing from saturday to saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The chalet is accessible by car when there is no snow, then the car has to be left at the garage. The chalet is not convenient to those wishing for a short walk from car to door - the chalet is on a hillside so walking up /down is unavoidable. The area is easily reached by car, train and bus. Rucksacks are a must although we do have a machine at the garage for luggage/shopping. The chalet has unrivalled views of the valley, glacier waterfall and skies. Whatever the weather there is something to observe from the balcony, terrace or inside the chalet. A stream runs at the bottom of the garden which gives a lovely background sound of water, whilst the 180 degree views provide entertainment all year round. The chalet is a comfortable base for your holiday to walk, cycle or play in the snow.

Property Type

  • chalet

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 with corner bath/shower over, wc, sink on ground floor. Bathroom 2 with shower, wc and sink on first floor.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, ground floor. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds, ground floor. Bedroom 3 with a double bedand 2 further single beds in upstairs living room with sofa.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The house is lovely for children - as long as they are the active kind - again not suitable for children who do not like walking or going up and down steps. Our boys have been going there since babies and love it. They particularly like playing near the stream in the summer. The chalet could suit all ages providing they are happy to climb the steps as once there even the semi ambulent have a great view to look at - I can sit there for hours, watching the day pass by - buzzards, paragliders from above and taking off from below us etc. Now with free wifi internet access for those of you who cannot live without it !! Outside: There is a balcony with table and chairs. A terrace with table and chairs, sun loungers. Permanent BBQ. The mountain stream in the summer has proved to be great fun for our children, to cool off in. In the cellar we have sledges, 'old 'skis, bootsand toys Utility Room: Cellar has freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are included, there is a charge of 70CHF for final cleaning, if it is not completed by guests. Tourist tax is payable in Switzerland and is 3.0 CHF per night per adult and 1.0CHF per child 6-16, under 6 's are free. Other: The upstairs is approached via an outside staircase, where there is a shower room, bedroom and an entrance room with a sofa, TV for video playing and 2 single beds in the eaves. There is also a bedroom with a double bed

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