Chalet L'Etoile des Prés
Chalet | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Wonderful chalet from 1934 in Brienz, partially renovated in 2013, with a two-room and a five-room apartment, fully equipped, with a magnificent view on the lake and the mountains, in a very calm residential area, just 7 minutes away on foot from the train station and shops.
Ground floor: Small holiday apartment with private entrance, living room with sitting area (sofa bed), dining and kitchen area, bedroom with 2 beds 1 person, shower room (floor area: 32 m2). Facilities: TV (45 channels), DVD player, radio / CD / cassette, library, board games, WiFi. Perfect for 2 adults, can also accomodate a family with 1-2 children.
First and second floors: Big holiday apartment with private entrance. Perfect for 4 adults or a family with 2-3 children, can also accomodate up to 6 adults and 2-3 children.
First floor : living room with lounge, cable HD TV (153 channels), DVD player, Playstation 3 and video games, board games, and a dining area for 8 people, also including a library, as well as a beautiful antique piano ; fully equipped kitchen including a dining area with table for 8 people and cable TV (45 channels) ; bathroom with bath, toilet and sink ; closed gallery with views to the east and south.
Second floor : bedroom with double bed 140 cm and access to a large balcony ; bedroom with 2 twin beds of 90 cm and a bed for a teenager or a child; an office-bedroom with a double bed of 140 cm ; a bathroom with shower, toilet and sink.
Bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided. Beds made on arrival. Central heating. Parking with space for 2 cars on the property.
Private access to a Finnish sauna and a wellness area in a renovated garden house, which can accommodate up to 4 people.
Private access to three gardens and a large terrace, with garden furniture and deck chairs, and a charcoal grill.
Ping pong on the property (with rackets and balls). Public sports field nearby, with grassy and concrete surface; we provide several outdoor games, including: badminton sets with net set beach ball, balloon family , frisbee .
Tennis courts for rent by the hour between May and October, 10-15 minutes away on foot from the house (we provide rackets and balls).
Many tourism activities available: hiking (paths to the mountain from the village) ; boat trips ; beach at the lake ; Ballenberg, a large open-air museum of the Swiss rural habitat.
For up to 2 babies or toddlers, we provide: cot with mattress and fitted sheet ; baby relax ; high chair ; a park ; barrier stairs ; changing mat synthetic coating; basin / baby bath ; hygienic pot ; bottle warmer ; child plastic dishes ; electric jack covers for security. A paddling pool for children is also available..
Non smokers only. Ashtray available outside of the house.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Brienz 1.3 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bern-Belp 70 km, Nearest railway: Brienz 700 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Bern/Obwalden region
Brienz is a charming village in the Bernese Oberland in the heart of Switzerland, 17 km east of the town of Interlaken (25 minutes by car, good and frequent rail link). The town is located about 560 m. above sea level and has approximately 3,000 inhabitants.
Brienz combines the advantages of the mountain and the lake ; it is a well-known resort for winter and summer holidays. It does not have tall buildings ; it is a village of chalets and flowers carefully kept with the air of yesteryear, and it is good to walk in its streets. A number of these chalets date back to the 18th century, including those of "Brunngasse" ornated with woodcarvings. However, there is also the main street, with all amenities shops ; there are several restaurants serving local specialties (eg "Älplermagronen" ) upon the lake, with a terrace, with a beautiful and peaceful view.
Brienz is famous even beyond the borders of Switzerland as the village of woodcarvers. You can buy many wooden objects as souvenirs. There are quite a lot of cultural activities in the region, like the open-air museum of Ballenberg, with hundreds of old houses from the Swiss rural habitat of 16th to 19th centuries. Many activities of traditional crafts are made on site for the visitors.
The mountainous environment allows hiking and climbing, but also paragliding. The steam cog railway (the only still on in Switzerland, from 1892), which departure station is in the village of Brienz, takes its passengers within an hour in an impressive mountain scenery, up to the top of the Brienzer Rothorn (2350 m. of altitude). There are also many walking paths and hiking trails. Walking from the village of Brienz sometimes offers the opportunity for unexpected encounters like ibexes.
The village area is not steep-sided: the lake of Brienz gives an extensive overview and a sense of freedom. This lake offers many activities in Brienz or in Interlaken like steamer rides, sailing, pedal boating, swimming, fishing and diving. But fans can also find many other activities, from Brienz to Interlaken (within 20 km) : tennis (in Brienz), golfing, squash, riding school, mountain bike, carriage rides, walks with llamas (in Brienz), mini golf, skateboard ramp or bowling.
The military airbase of Meiringen is in the vicinity of Brienz (4 km away). While there are no jet flights during summer, the rest of the year looks like an airshow a couple of minutes a day, with Swiss fighter jets taking off and landing.
The chalet "L'Etoile des Prés" (Star of the Fields) was built in 1934 and is in a very calm area. There is a sports fields on the other side of the street, so there is no building opposite and will never be one, since the sports fields belongs to the village school nearby. There is almost no traffic in this residential area. A herd of sheeps is grazing around the chalet during spring and autumn. This allows exceptionnally relaxing holidays.
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