Probably the best views in Switzerland ....

Your home away from home

Quick Facts 

 

6 bedrooms

3 bathrooms

50m2 lounge

200m2 house

2000m2 garden

COVID-19 

The chalet is an ideally isolated holiday spot with online shopping delivered by both Migros and Coop to the doorstep. Walks and other activities start right next to the chalet and there is no need to go anywhere once you've arrived.

We have added two extra hours to the cleaning time and respect the government guidelines for COVID-19 cleaning. and provide hand sanitiser and disinfectant spray for our guests to use during their stay,

Bookings can be cancelled up to 7 days prior to arrival for COVID-19 related reasons such as illness or changes in legislation.

An Amazing Location
 

Halteweidli is situated in the heart of Switzerland, in the Bernese Oberland, overlooking lake Thun and Interlaken on the one side, and with a view the length of the Kandertal to Adelboden and Kandersteg on the other. It is within easy access of many world renown sites such as the Jungfrau and Interlaken, as well as many well-kept secrets – see activities. It is actually located in a nature reserve and we are lucky enough to have our own family of chamois who visit regularly, as well as deer, foxes and rabbits (not at the same time!). The surrounding woods are full of mushrooms (bolets) and it is not uncommon to bring back a basket full before breakfast.

... and an absolutely unique house
 

The chalet has to be seen and lived in to believe. It is really unique. It has amazing views from all sides. A sweeping view of the Thunersee and all the mountains on one side, and right down the Kandertal on the other side, through big bay windows make you feel as if you're in paradise every time you look out.
As it's set completely on its own (400m from the nearest house), at the end of a long private lane, deer, foxes, squirrels, are often seen quietly grazing or walking nearby. Children can play outside while the adults enjoy their holiday in the garden or in front of the open fire. Halteweidli is a real home: spacious and yet cosy, practical and fully equipped, from the kitchen to the living space to the games room, it is gorgeously and lovingly designed and cared for.

 

History

The chalet was the dream chalet my in-laws built when they retired. They had always walked along the trail that passes the chalet, and had always sat in the meadow where it is built for their picnic, dreaming of one day being able to build their house there. And that is exactly what they did.
I acquired the chalet in 2011 and have renovated it completely: replacing the roof and insulation, putting in triple glazed windows, renovating the bathrooms, and putting in solar heating.

 

THE CHALET

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! It is not rare to see deer, chamois and other wild animals grazing just under the kitchen window when you get up to make your first cup of coffee.


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, 800m 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, high chair, 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, that you just won't have time to do them all!


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, visit the caviar farm in Frutigen, or take a pedalo ride on the Blauesee in Kandersteg.


Within one kilometer of the chalet go Western Riding, rent an electric bike, a mountain bike, or go for a carriage ride - or just visit the local pool and it's spa.
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. 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.


Aeschi 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 Llama farm.

 

And of course, after a long day outside, what could be better than to relax in front of the open fire, with a nice glass of wine in your hand, surrounded by friends and family.

 

© 2020  Jane Royston