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Apartment With Stunning Views Over Lake Thun To The Mountains Beyond

Bedrooms 1
Space 688 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Krattigen, Nr. Lake Thun, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland - Quiet Edge Of Village Location Except For The Cowbells On Occasions

This spacious apartment is on the upper ground floor and is light and airy with free WiFi. It consists of a spacious living/dining area with comfortable sofas and TV/DVD. The recently refurbished kitchen has oven/hob fridge/freezer and microwave. The double bedroom comprises a king size bed and plenty of wardrobe space. There is a bathroom with WC, washbasin and bath/shower as well as a separate cloakroom with WC and hand washing basin. There is a balcony overlooking the lake and to the east for morning sun.

Nicole Arkell
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2017

About Nicole Arkell

I am originally from Switzerland and still have family nearby in Thun. I now live with my English husband and 2 children in the Cotswolds, where we also do B & B.

Nicole Arkell purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Nicole Arkell chose Thunersee

We love the area which is close enough to the mountains for skiing in winter and in summer a pleasant walk from the lake of Thun for a swim. I love bicycling and walking in the area and on windy days Lake Thun is good for sailing and Charles will hire a boat down at the harbour in Spiez (4 miles). We also enjoy a day out on the River Aare in a large blow up Dinghy from Thun to Bern (about 26kms in 3.5 hours). Refreshingly cold to swim in and take a picnic. Tennis in Spiez and golf at Interlaken or also available. A day out on the mountain opposite, take one of the large boats across the lake, up the funicular and then the cable car. Walk from the top to the middle station where you can hire Trotty Bikes is also a favourite for our guests.

What makes this apartment unique

We like the spacious living area which opens out onto the balcony on which we enjoy breakfast and evening drinks in the summer. You can sit in comfort and look out at the ever changing view with boats on the lake in summer and mists and clouds around the mountains in winter. All year you can enjoy watching the farmers below working on the land making hay and tending their cattle and listening to the cow bells. The village has a pub/restaurant within 5 minutes walk and a very well stocked shop within 10 minutes walk. There is an hourly bus service to the large railway station at Spiez.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment at the Krattigen at the Bernese Oberland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 688 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Second cloakroom with WC and basin
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double/twin beds and balcony.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Outside: Balconies on 3 sides and communal garden area Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen included - changed on request for longer stay.


4.3/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

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  • 4 of 5

Wow what a location, what a setting, what a view. We had a fabulous stay it this very spacious accommodation which has all you need. The apartment is so conveniently placed for walks from the door, visits to lovely towns & trips into the mountains. The bus (free with your card) leaves 5 minutes away & the local shop is well stocked with fresh food and every day essentials. Just sitting, lazing & gazing at the breathtaking view from the balcony was a holiday in itself. Such a memorable time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday stay

  • 5 of 5

We are a couple who had a very enjoyable stay at this spacious property. It is set back from the lake to take in the fantastic views from its wrap around balcony. It has all the essentials, a well equipped kitchen for self catering, a good shower and is centrally located for exploring Lake Thun and its neighbour as well as the Oberland itself. We found a car made best use of our time but there is local buses and trains to get around. Nicole was very helpful with regards details, supplying information before travel, a card which gave free local travel on buses and trains and some local discounts. There is also a lot of leaflets in the apartment. There is no washing machine, but a stay in this property is worth any amount of hand washing needed. A fan for any unusual hot temperatures at night would be my only suggested improvement. I would highly recommend this apartment and we will certainly be back to take in things we did not have time to do (1 week was not long enough). Thanks Nicole.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Eine Wohnung, in welcher man Ferien wirklich geniessen kann.

  • 4 of 5

Die Wohnung ist praktisch und freundlich eingerichtet. Es hat einen sehr grosszügigen und bequemen Sessel, um sich so richtig ausruhen zu können. Das Schönste ist die Aussicht auf Berge und über den Thunersee, welchem eine die ganze Fensterfront im Wohnbereich ermöglicht.

Im Haus ist es angenehm ruhig, es sind kaum Geräusche zu vernehmen.

Im Winter ist es ratsam für Menschen, welche schnell frieren, einen kleinen Heizofen mitzunehmen.

Die Küche entlang der Wand ist mit den notwendigen Utensilien eingerichtet. Es lässt sich gut kochen damit. Sogar eine Kaffeemaschine ist vorhanden und ein Wasserkocher. Für Käseliebhaber im Bereich Fondue und Raclette, gibt's auch die entsprechenden Geräte.

Insgesamt ist die Wohnung sehr empfehlenswert.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning/towels/linen £95
Stay tax £3.00 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Preferred change over is on Saturday. Depart by 10am - Arrivals from 2pm

Notes on prices:
Local Tourist Tax CHF 3.50 per person per night and cleaning charge £80 payable with final payment.
One week either side of Christmas/New Year and Easter at £80 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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