C1, Le Petit Pre
About the home
Le Petit Pre apartment is within a quiet residential chalet, beautifully appointed with 3 bedrooms, large terrace and close to village amenities. This lovely apartment is used by our family & is our 'home from home' and is our fifth year of renting. Chateau-d'Oex is a family friendly village which has retained its delightful Swiss character and is in the stunning Gstaad valley.
The summer months are perfect for nature lovers and walkers as well as for families who want to spend days by the open air swimming pool. Cycling is popular in the region and pro cycling training camps also train in the area. Skiing in the mountains here is relaxing and for all abilities. No crowds. No queues!! It is helpful to have a car in order to visit other ski areas in the valley but not essential as the train runs regularly to the ski areas in the valley. The village cable car is a 10 min walk away.
The apartment is a wonderful base for both summer and winter activities for all ages. In summer the large terrace is perfect for relaxing after a days activity.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Lift access to property
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Lift access to property, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
The ground floor apartment has a large sitting/dining room with electric wood burn type heater. The small separate kitchen has a hatch through to the dinning area. There is a fridge freezer, coffee machine, fondue & raclette maker.
There are 3 bedrooms, a large double room with 6 foot bed, a twin bedroom and a room with 'solid' bunkbeds. All rooms have fitted wardrobes.
There is a bathroom with shower over the bath plus a separate shower room & second loo.
Wi-fi available in the pub,100mtrs away,at the station cafe & Le Grand Cafe in the village.Plus numerous other places.
The property has a flat screen TV, Humax Freesat recorder.
Ski room, table tennis room, laundry room and under ground car park.
Further details outdoors:
The large terrace has 2 tables and 9 chairs, sun loungers/chairs and over looks a large garden.The apartment and garden are well maintained.
Rental for Balloon week on request.
We prefer not take bookings for less than 4 days, however, a long weekend will be considered.
We are on the ground floor & have double doors to the terrace & therefore a wheel chair can access the apartment. The lift is outside the main apatment door but there are a few stairs to get down to the intenal garage.
Sorry we do not allow pets in the apartment.
This is strictly a non smoking apartment.
We respectfully ask guests to leave ski boots & skis in the ski room.
Check in is usually from 3pm on the day of arrival and departure is no later than 10am on departure day.
Non-refundable 20% deposit secures booking, balance of payment to be made six weeks before start of rental period. Full payment is required if the booking is made within 8 weeks of rental period.
A returnable demage deposit of £200 or 200chfs is required at the time of the final payment. This will be returned within 2 weeks of departure, providing the apartment is left in a satisfactory condition. We, the owners, or our 'house keeper' in the village will check after your departure. Breakages & damage to be paid for by guests on a trust basis.
There is a cleaning cost of 120chfs at the end of a 'guests' stay.
If required bed linen & towel hire & laundering is available at 30chfs per person.However some guests who travel by car decide to bring their own bed linen & towels.
The money for the above is to be left for the housekeeper at the end of the stay & is very much on a trust basis.
Tenants are expected to leave the property in a respectable condition.
We ask guests to complete a simple contract/form, giving details of number of guests, contact telephone numbers etc.
The Swiss Alps / Vaud/Lake Geneva/Swiss Alps region
Chateau-d'Oex provides a range of holiday experiences and sporting activities and is situated in the stunning Gstaad Valley between the resort of Gstaad and the town of Gruyeres.Thanks to its favourable micro climate Chateau-d'Oex has developed into a hot-air ballooning metropolis. Passenger flights are available throughout the year and an international competition is held in Chateau-d'Oex every January.
Alpine cheese of Etivaz is still made over an open wood fire. In Rougemont,10mins away, many chalets date back a hundred years and bear testimony to the folk art of the region.
Distinguished by the * Family Welcome * quality mark, children are fully catered for in the Pays-d'Enhaut.
Children under 9 yrs old go free on the mountain lifts.
The Chateau-d'Oex area
Chateau-d'Oex is a relaxed village with a selection of cafes, shops, ski rental shops, banks, cinema, tourist office and hospital.
There are wonderful facilities for children, which include a playground with ariel slide, a bowling alley, football pitch, ice rink (tennis courts in the summer ) and outdoor swimming pool.
Chateau-d'Oex is famous for it's annual balloon festival and the fact that the actor David Niven made Chateau-d'Oex his home.
Gstaad hosts the Swiss Open Tennis Tournament, The Cartier Polo as well as the Menuhin Music Festival which is held in various venues in the Gstaad Valley. The Montreaux Jazz Festival is also extremely popular.
A beautiful pre-Alpine walking area lies south of Chateau-d'Oex. La Pierreuse, the largest nature conservation area in western Switzerland contains rock areas, forests, abundant flora and flat moors, The Pays-d'Enhaut offers a large network of marked mountain biking trails along the tracks of the 1997 world championships for amateurs as well as the more experienced. A section of the 2009 Tour de France took part in the area. One of Switzerland's most beautiful river rafting routes lies between the wild Vanel and Gerignoz gorges. There is also canyoning, hydrospeed and canoeing/kayaking.
Mountain biking, cycling, swimming ,tennis, bowling, horse riding, golf ( Gstaad ), white water rafting, and 'wellness' centres.
Chateau-d'Oex is a small family ski resort where children under 9 ski free. The slopes are well maintained and accessed by a cable car from the village. The slopes are on a high plareau above Chateau-d'Oex and provide 12km of easy slopes, 5km of medium slopes and 6km of difficult slopes. There is a delightful beginners slope in the village with a small, friendly family run cafe. There are 60 lifts in The Alpes Vaudoise region and 130 lifts in the Super Ski Region. The ski pass covers the Gstaad Super-ski area ( covering 250km) which include the ski areas of Rougemont, Saanen, Gstaad (Eggli), Schonried and Saanenmoser, all accessible by train from Chateau-d'Oex. The area ski lift pass includes train travel to these ski areas. The lifts and slopes are well maintained and there are 'ski gardens' for children. There are also 37miles of snow shoe trails which enable visitors to enjoy the spectacular, unspoilt scenery around Chateau-d'Oex and its neighbouring village of Rougemont. Les Mosses & La Lecherette is brilliant for children (if they can use a'T' bar) as the lift passes are much cheaper. There is a glacier at Les Daiblerets.
* Queueing for ski lifts is unusual *
* Children under 9yrs of age ski free *
Activities include: Skiing, snowboarding, winter hiking, snow shoe walking, paragliding, tobogganing, heliskiing, sleigh rides.
How to get there
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By Air: Easy Jet, Bmibaby, Flybe, British airways, Swiss Air.
By Train:2hrs from Geneva with change at Montreaux.
By Road from UK: Ferry/Tunnel to Calais. AA route finder gives a detailed route. Approximately 9hours from Calais.
1hr 30mins from Geneva airport to Chateau-d'Oex.
Activities near Chateau-d'Oex
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
09 Jul 2012
Found this property after considerable on-line searching. Most other properties in the region were either in remote locations and unsuitable for anyone with impaired mobility or outrageously expensive. Le Petit Pre seemed to 'tick all the boxes' and in reality turned out ideal in every way:-
- a comfortable and well equiped apartment.
- ground floor with access to sunny garden
- easy parking
- close to amenities and public transport
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|25 Feb 13||24 Mar 13||£ 900||£ 135||£ 135||4 Nights|
|Easter||24 Mar 13||29 May 13||£ 850||£ 130||£ 130||4 Nights|
|School Hols||30 Jun 13||15 Sep 13||£ 950||£ 140||£ 140||4 Nights|
|15 Sep 13||15 Dec 13||£ 750||£ 115||£ 115||4 Nights|
|Christmas/New Year||15 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 1250||£ 200||£ 200||4 Nights|
|Winter||5 Jan 14||15 Feb 14||£ 1000||£ 150||£ 150||4 Nights|
|Half Term||15 Feb 14||24 Feb 14||£ 1250||£ 200||£ 200||4 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
* Price for apartment is per week but we are flexible depending on demand. If more than one week is booked extra days rate is calculated per night. See price chart.
* Cleaning costs per booking: CHF 120.00
* Linen/laundry and preparing the beds in advance of arrival is charged at CHF 30.00 per person.
This amount is to be left in chfs for the 'housekeeper' at the end of your stay.
* We accept bank transfers in Sterling or Swiss francs (rate calculated as shown on this site). Also cheques.Enquire now
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