Chalet | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 11
Located on the outskirts of Aeschi bei Speiz, our chalet offers the perfect setting for exploring some of the worlds' best downhill skiing (Wengen, Adelboden, Kandersteg, Gstaad, Grindelwald) and offers extensive walking in the Summer. The chalet itself is set quite on its' own, at the end of a private lane, 400m from the nearest house, and is a perfect place for a family holiday or a romantic get-away.
The views are stupendous - right down the Kander valley (with Kandersteg at the end) from one side of the chalet, and over the lake of Thun and almost to Interlaken on the other side of the chalet. You just never tire of looking at them from either of the two south facing terraces.
Aeschi is renown for its cross country skiing, and the main trails pass just 50 meters from the front door.
The chalet backs onto the Suldtal nature reserve, making it a perfect setting for outdoor activities including hiking, climbing and mountain biking. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports including sailing, windsurfing and rafting on Lake Thun. There are also several golf courses nearby. The towns of Bern, Thun, Interlaken, Gstaad, are within easy reach and are great for sightseeing, shopping and packed with museums, art galleries and other attractions
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The spacious living area includes a large, comfortable lounge with breathtaking views on 3 sides, and a dining area. The house is 200m2, and was entirely renovated in 2011. Features inclde wifi, satellite flat screen TV, and two entirely new bathrooms, original art on all the walls.
All six bedrooms offer spectacular views, built-in cupboards, and carpets
|Further details outdoors|
The chalet is at the end of a private lane, and has parking facilities for 4 cars. The garden, like the chalet, offers absolutely stunning views, and faces the adjacent nature reserve,
Both terraces are south facing and have dining furniture and a BBQ - perfect for al fresco dining both in the Summer and the Winter.
The chalet is at the end of a private lane, 400m from the nearest house, and is a perfect place for a family holiday or a romantic get-away.
We have gone that extra mile when furnishing the chalet, and you will feel perfectly at home from the moment you step through the front door. Brand new linen, original art, and of course being 400m from the nearest neighbour, contribute to that feeling.
The Bern/Obwalden region
Close your eyes, imagine The Sound of Music, think of Heidi and Peter, then open them and look out of the windows of Halteweidli – breath the pure mountain air, and relax!
For those that have never seen the Bernese Oberland, it is a must. Quite unlike the alps of western Switzerland, Austria or France, it offers wide, majestic views, and both extensive walking and challenging skiing.
Mythical names like Interlaken, the Eiger, Monch or Jungfrau, James Bond and the Piz Gloria, or Bern itself, a UNESCO heritage town.
Walk through the nature reserve, up mountains, or along relatively flat paths, to the waterfall and enjoy a drink and something to eat at a mountain hut, or walk down to Lake Thun to take a steamer ride, or buy some freshly caught fish from the local fisherman.
Summer in Halteweidli is the most exhilarating time – the chalet is tucked away, half a kilometer from the main road, with breathtaking views from every window, as well as its' two terraces and large garden.
The chalet is particularly child-friendly with a large split-level playroom-come-bedroom, sledges, board games, puzzles etc. It is located right next to the largest Lama and Acapulco herd in Europe (250 animals), and in a village that offers great slopes for beginners and younger skiers.
There are so many things to do, both in the surrounding countryside, but also a bit further afield.
Visit Ballenberg open air museum and it's 250 Swiss farm houses, Interlaken or the Top of Europe Jungfrau train, take a funicular up the Niesen for a spectacular sunset, or visit the caviar farm in Frutigen, or a pedalo ride on the Blauesee in Kandersteg.
Within one kilometer of the chalet you can go Western Riding, rent an electric bike, a mountain bike, go for a carriage ride or visit the local pool, or spend your days being pampered at the spa in the village.
The possibilities are endless, but lying on the terrace, far from it all, enjoying the view of the whole of the Kandertal, must be one of the nicest “activities” of them all!
In the Winter, you are in the heart of some of the best skiing in the world. Mythical names such as Wengen, Adelboden-Lenk, Kandersteg, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald and of course Gstaad are just 30 minutes away. Not to speak of the Jungfrau region and it's brand new Top of Europe train.
It is ideally located for those who like discovering new slopes every day, whilst enjoying the quality of life of a beautifully secluded spot in an exceptional setting.
Aeschiried itself has 4 lifts for children and beginners, but is really renown for its' cross country skiing. Over 30km of trails, the main one passing 50m from the front door, offer both spectacular views and the peacefulness of skiing thru a nature reserve.
At Christmas, Halteweidli is in the heart of Aeschi's Weihnachtsweg (Christmas Path), where twelve beautiful crèche scenes depicting the Christmas story illuminate a trail through the snow-covered countryside. Warm refreshments reward visitors at the end of the trail on the neighbouring Lama farm.