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Self-Catering Apt w/Indoor Pool/Sauna/Steam Room/Jacuzzi/Gym-5 Star Facilities

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Apartment in Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland - Stunning Location In Fantastic Position In Mountains, Only Short Walk To Shops, Bars & Restaurants

La Soldanelle used to be a hotel. It is now divided into 19 self catering apartments for independent travellers. The apartment is fully equipped for 2-4 people. There is one bedroom which can be made up as 2 single beds or one double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables. There is a sofa bed in the lounge. There is also a table with 4 chairs, an arm chair and a TV with satellite, DVD and Video. Ipod speaker and radio. Second wardrobe.The kitchen has full sized oven, grill, ceramic hob. Microwave, dishwasher, kettle and toaster. The bathroom has full sized bath with shower over, sink, mirror and toilet. There are books, games and lots of leaflets with useful information to help with your stay. Downstairs there is a communal lounge with sofas, PC, WIFI and a sun terrace. Also a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, fully equipped gym. There is parking as well as gardens and a pretty stream. It is just a short walk into the village, albeit up and down a steep hill!

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Kathryn Barker
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Kathryn Barker

Hi. We have been going to Chateau d'Oex for a number of years. We currently live in the West Midlands having moved from Brighton a few years ago. We have two children, a dog and 2 chickens! Kathryn is self employed. Our children are now teenagers and still enjoy going to Switzerland. We like to rent out the apartment because we love it and want to make the experience available to others. It is such a shame for the apartment to be locked up and unused in between the times that we can get out there. We try to make sure all bookings are handled quickly and responsibly. We also provide lots of information, drawing on our years of experience in visiting Chateau d'oex. Our aim is for our guests to enjoy it there as much as we do!

Kathryn Barker purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Kathryn Barker chose Alps of Vaud

Kathryn first went to Chateau d'Oex as student in the summer of 1986 working as a waitress at the Hotel Roc et Neige. She loved the village (especially the outdoor pool in summer!) and went for numerous visits over the next 2 decades with the family. Our first child was 3 when she first visited and our second only 18 months. In 2005 we learnt that the Hotel La Soldanelle was to be converted into 5 star self catering apartments so decided to bite the bullet and buy one. We love the central location of La Soldanelle, just a few minutes walk from the village, the station and the cable car. It also right next to a lovely stream and has fantastic views over the mountains. Our kids (now teenagers), friends and family all adore it there. It is just so picturesque with loads to do all year round.

What makes this apartment unique

We adore the scenery, the fresh air, the sounds of the cow bells... We also love La Soldanelle which is a beautifully preserved historic building, retaining charm with the added benefit of luxury and mod cons. We love how easy it is to get there, by train or by car. We love that it is not a "tacky" resort. Chateau d'Oex is a proper traditional Swiss village which also has the benefit of great skiing, walking, transport access & facilities. It is not a party destination but there is enough to do to keep everyone occupied. We love the cosiness of the apartment & we often snuggle up together to watch DVDs and play games. Sometimes we walk down to the village in the evening to go ten pin bowling or to eat. In summer we love walking and relaxing. In winter we love to ski, skate and sledge!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a lovely stay. I was apprehensive at first about paying the additional local fee for services, but it was well worth it and overall the holiday was fantastic value. The property manager is a lovely local woman called Maya. She makes you feel very welcome. The under floor heating (just lovely), everything very functional. We had an almost 2 year old with us and a travel cot was provided for her. Very easy to arrange the rental with Kathryn via email."



"Chateau-d'Oex is a beautiful little French speaking Swiss village that we just adored. We arrived just before the official snow season opened and just loved going for walks and spending time in the very comfortable chalet. There was still plenty of snow and snow boots were the very first purchase we made upon arrival!! Highly recommended and fantastic value for money."
Oct 2011
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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a lovely stay. I was apprehensive at first about paying the additional local fee for services, but it was well worth it and overall the holiday was fantastic value. The property manager is a lovely local woman called Maya. She makes you feel very welcome. The under floor heating (just lovely), everything very functional. We had an almost 2 year old with us and a travel cot was provided for her. Very easy to arrange the rental with Kathryn via email."



"Chateau-d'Oex is a beautiful little French speaking Swiss village that we just adored. We arrived just before the official snow season opened and just loved going for walks and spending time in the very comfortable chalet. There was still plenty of snow and snow boots were the very first purchase we made upon arrival!! Highly recommended and fantastic value for money."
Oct 2011
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1 Reviews

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(1 traveller reviews)

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La Soldenelle

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week with mixed weather but loved every minute. The accommodation was superb with a large comfortable bedroom and an open plan lounge kitchen. The kitchen was equipped for any dish we wanted to cook and the tv had too many channels to count giving entertainment for the evenings. The block was well appointed and secure with an adjoining car park. Wifi was available on a lower communal floor although I understand many apartments have since got their own service. Also the lower floor had a balcony with great views over the valley. I used the swimming pool and jacuzzi which were brilliant. It was a few minutes walk down into the town where the coop supermarket was situated. The only down side was the view from the apartment was to the rear and although impressive, would have been nicer if it overlooked the valley and the town. Nonetheless it was a great place to stay and I couldn't recommend it enough.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Château-d’Œx
Le Richemont
Early Beck Boulanger Confiseur

From the Owner

Kathryn first went to Chateau d'Oex as student in the summer of 1986 working as a waitress at the Hotel Roc et Neige. She loved the village (especially the outdoor pool in summer!) and went for numerous visits over the next 2 decades with the family. Our first child was 3 when she first visited and our second only 18 months. In 2005 we learnt that the Hotel La Soldanelle was to be converted into 5 star self catering apartments so decided to bite the bullet and buy one. We love the central location of La Soldanelle, just a few minutes walk from the village, the station and the cable car. It also right next to a lovely stream and has fantastic views over the mountains. Our kids (now teenagers), friends and family all adore it there. It is just so picturesque with loads to do all year round.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

The tourist information office in the village and local people can also offer guided walks or private tuition whether it be language, skiing, skating, tennis. Special stays can be organised such as staying in an igloo in winter or a mountain hut in straw in the summer. Other activities include pony trekking, horse riding, white water rafting, canoeing, hot air ballooning (Chateau d'Oex is the world centre and the site of the first successful round the world balloon trip. One of the 2 pilots of that trip has an apartment next to ours in La Soldanelle and there is a fascinating museum dedicated to him and his co-pilot in the village.

Travel:

If you are travelling from the UK, you can fly with Easyjet, Jet2, Swiss, bmibaby, BA The closest international airport to Château-d'Oex is Geneva (140 km-2hr by road or rail). Easyjet also fly into Basel (180 km-2hr 30 by road, 3hr 30 by train). Going by train from either of these airports to Château-d'Oex is easy or you can hire a car. It is about 90 mins to drive. The trains are pleasant and the scenery is spectacular. Public transport in Switzerland is impressively networked and punctual.

Distances:

5 mins to walk to the village. 20 mins by train to Gstaad. About 50 mins to Montreux. About 90 mins to drive to Geneva. Over 2 hours to take the train from Geneva with one train at Montreux. Other villages are 20 - 30 mins away such as the famous cheese making place of Gruyeres with its fairy tale castle and museum and bar dedicated to the maker of the film Aliens. The Swiss Choclate Factory is close by which does a wonderful tour ending with - eat as much as you can yummy swiss chocolate!

Further Details:

There is an excellent co-op supermarket in the village, as well as smaller shops for food and bread. There are also some stylish tea shops and bars, numerous restaurants catering for a variety of tastes from traditional Swiss cheese fondue to pizza. There is a bank in the village with cash point. Small village square with tourist office. Activities can be organised from here and there are lots of leaflets, maps and general advice. Two or three churches including an English speaking church.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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4 night minimum stay
£354
for 4 nights
From
£67
£556
 

Additional pricing information

Key holder fees £84.22
Refundable Damage Deposit £84.22

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day:
We can be flexible on change over day and length of stay to help you to get the best and the cheapest flights wherever possible.

Notes on prices:
The total price quoted covers the costs of all services including use of the swimming pool, gym. sauna, steam room, lounge with WIFI, end of stay cleaning, provision of clean bedlinen and towels, taxes & all utilities. This fixed costs are the same regardless of length of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We adore the scenery, the fresh air, the sounds of the cow bells... We also love La Soldanelle which is a beautifully preserved historic building, retaining charm with the added benefit of luxury and mod cons. We love how easy it is to get there, by train or by car. We love that it is not a "tacky" resort. Chateau d'Oex is a proper traditional Swiss village which also has the benefit of great skiing, walking, transport access & facilities. It is not a party destination but there is enough to do to keep everyone occupied. We love the cosiness of the apartment & we often snuggle up together to watch DVDs and play games. Sometimes we walk down to the village in the evening to go ten pin bowling or to eat. In summer we love walking and relaxing. In winter we love to ski, skate and sledge!

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 42 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has full sized bath with shower over, sink, mirror and toilet. There are also extra showers and toilets in the changing room for the swimming pool downstairs.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: There is one bedroom which can be made up as 2 single beds or one double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables. There is a sofa bed in the lounge.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: See You Tube - La Soldanelle for a video. Rental charge includes local tourist tax and keyholder fee, plus water, electricity, heating, parking, use of indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, fully equipped gym, communal lounge with balcony and all the other facilities. Outside: There are gardens for sitting out in summer by the pool. Also a sun terrace directly from the communal lounge. Utility Room: There is a communal laundry room with two washing machines and two dryers and drying racks, plus iron and ironing board. There is a small charge for the use of these machines - accessed through the local key holder. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: There are some additional costs payable locally, of 100 chf (equivalent to c£70) for cleaning and laundry for 2 people, plus an additional 20 chf for extra laundry for each additional person. Other: There is a games room with pool table and table football.