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WONDERFUL CHALET WITH PRIVATE, INDOOR HEATED POOL IN BEAUTIFUL ALPINE LOCATION

Sarah Dowding

Advertiser since: 1997
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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WONDERFUL CHALET WITH PRIVATE, INDOOR HEATED POOL IN BEAUTIFUL ALPINE LOCATION

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Moleson-sur-Gruyeres Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps up to 11 people in 5 bedrms. 1 bathroom,1 shower, 3separate WC's, Sauna

La Taupinere is a very comfortable and well-equipped, private, individual chalet. It has a large balcony facing south to wonderful views and its own garden, large sauna and indoor 30ft heated swimming pool with doors opening onto patio for summer use.

The chalet is in a superb and beautiful location for all mountain activities including skiing, mountain biking, walking, golf, paragliding, tennis or just for relaxing. It is well located for easy access to Lake Leman (Geneva) with its attractive lakeside towns of Vevey, Montreux, Lausanne etc. or the beautiful villages of the White mountains: Chateau d'Oex, Gstaad, Rougement, or the glacier at Les Diablerets.

The village is surrounded by farms, with cows grazing in summer, producing the milk for the famous Gruyeres Cheese and the truly delicious Cailler chocolate made and sold in nearby Broc. It is possible to visit the factories and farms to see how these products are made.

Gruyeres is a delightful area to spend time, whether active or relaxing. The area is renowned for its beauty and there is plenty to see and do, both summer and winter. Moleson village has a small food store, restaurant, and cafe. The village is popular for skiing, has a friendly tourist office and a ski school.

Price includes use of the chalet for up to 11 adults and a baby, and all the bed linen and electricity. Swiss tourist tax is extra at CHF1.85 per person, per night.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Sarah Dowding (Owner)
Advertiser since: 1997
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Speaks: english, french

About Sarah Dowding

I manage the chalet on behalf of my mother, who purchased the chalet La Taupiniere in 1988. We had previously owned another chalet in the village since 1978. So I have grown up holidaying in Moleson and we really love the chalet and the area.

Sarah Dowding purchased this chalet in 1988

Why Sarah Dowding chose Moleson-sur-Gruyeres

My parents jumped at the chance to buy La Taupiniere as it had the fabulous indoor swimming pool and more space. Unlike most chalets in Moleson the parking is right outside and there are no steps to the chalet. It is also situated in a very quiet no-through road with just 8 other chalets and there are open fields to the front, so it's very peaceful. As it's been our holiday home for so long, it really is a 'home' - well equipped, nicely furnished and the little touches and details that lift the chalet from being a mere rental to a homely base for your holiday.

What makes this chalet unique

I love being in a lovely little village in the mountains, yet it is so easy to get into the main town of Bulle and to other places in Switzerland. Compared to many ski chalets that are a long way up a mountain, where it's nigh-on impossible to leave once there, Moleson is really well located. So whether you want more skiing, restaurants, supermarkets, the tourist attractions of Gruyeres and the area, or the larger cities of Fribourg, Bern and Geneva - it's all really easy to access. A really great year-round holiday home.

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.4
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Wonderful chalet with private, indoor heated pool in beautiful Alpine location
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews
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Wonderful chalet with private, indoor heated pool in beautiful Alpine location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p800
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Moleson-sur-Gruyeres Fribourg country
5

Priviledged to stay here

  • 5 of 5
What a pleasure it was to stay in this marvellous home in such an idyllic location. Liz, the owner, was friendly and informative, and has done a great job making the chalet really very charming.

Swimming in the pool looking out on the mountains, after a sauna, and then outside for a BBQ simply can not be beat!

Thank you, Liz, I'm sure I'll be back when time allows!
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments.Liz
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Wonderful chalet with private, indoor heated pool in beautiful Alpine location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p800
+44 -(0)1264 710375
Moleson-sur-Gruyeres Fribourg country
2

Not What it Seems

  • 2 of 5
This house has its good points. The location is excellent. The pool and sauna facility is good. The family bathroom is good and the lounge seating area is comfortable.
HOWEVER –
The house is too small for 10/11 people. The kitchen is a ‘one person’ kitchen.
We were a family of 7 (5adults and 2 children) and struggled to self cater. The dining area is filled with a large 2 leaf extendable table with benches and folding chairs. We just managed by moving the table diagonally and having one leaf folded down.
The small double bedroom is the inside access to the pool area. It is too hot and too noisy at night and should be disregarded as a bedroom
The twin bedroom is very small & only suitable for small children. The separate studio is also small but OK for children. Access to downstairs is via a steep stone spiral staircase with no handrail.
The downstairs rooms smelt and felt damp.
There are no locks on any of the inside doors, including toilets and bathroom.
There is no toilet near the pool apart from going through the bedroom.
The other access to the pool area is via the front door, down a muddy slope and through the garden.
The kitchen equipment and oven were not very clean. We spent an hour getting it to a reasonable standard.
On arrival we found the garden very unkempt, even windows were covered with growth. We spent several hours chopping back overgrown foliage to make the place more pleasant.
The outside eating area was a non-starter, it is an area of old concrete slabs and the access to it is via the muddy slope down to the garden or through 2 of the bedrooms. The table and benches were old with peeling varnish. The BBQ was dirty & still full of ash, we even found the missing oven shelf in the ash!
Lastly, there is NO WI FI here despite being led to believe to the contrary right up until the day before we arrived.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review & highlighting the points you thought were good.
We've been constantly upgrading the chalet wherever possible, since we bought it in 1988. The house is small for 11 people & we'd like to turn the studio into an en-suite twin/dbl bedrm, giving an extra shower rm. The chalet will then sleep 9 people max.
The kitchen is small but well-equipped. Usually only 1 or 2 people are in the kitchen, even for a large group. Sadly it's not easily changeable. In July I spring cleaned. We had guests staying afterwards & our cleaner does her best in 6 hrs between tenants.
The chalet was built in 1978 & the bedrms are quite small, but no smaller than most houses (in Switzerland & the UK) of the post war period. The twin bedrm is fine for 2 adults - we've had many friends & guests stay in that rm.
The pool was built by previous owners & we've tried with various planners to change this but no success. As this is a holiday home people tend not to travel with much luggage & not spend much time in the bedrms.
The spiral stairs comply with building regulations. To add a handrail would make the stairs narrower which wouldn't enhance safety on the stairs.
I am surprised the downstairs smelt & felt damp. It was fine in July. Perhaps the previous tenants left the pool door open. There's a closer & notice on the door to try & stop this happening.
There are no locks on internal doors. There used to be keys- lost by tenants over the years & we were informed of kids locking themselves in to rooms. I shall look into adding locks to bathrooms.
We'd love to add a loo nr the pool. It's a logistical & planning problem.
There are steps & path in the garden to the pool. The garden's grassed & not ‘muddy’ unless it’s rained heavily.
In July we cut back lots of creeper on the pergola & balcony. We like it draped over the building, offering shade in summer, but our taste clearly isnt for everyone. Windows weren't covered in ‘growth’ as I cleaned them all in July.
As the chalet has bedrms on the lower floor & living rms on the upper floor (normal for chalets) access to the terrace is via the bedroom. Or outside, it’s a slope (with path)- that's mountains for you.
The BBQ isnt ours & was left by the previous guests.
We now have wifi (8/10/14). At no point was it mentioned or were you told there was wifi - either on HomeAway (via which you booked) or our website.
Our prices are low considering the location & facilities. The pool is expensive to maintain.
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Wonderful chalet with private, indoor heated pool in beautiful Alpine location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p800
+44 -(0)1264 710375
Moleson-sur-Gruyeres Fribourg country
Devon
5

A week at Moleson

  • 5 of 5
Having paid hefty price tags for Alpine holidays in the past, my stay at La Taupiniere has proved to be a revelation. A superb , clean and welcoming Chalet that retains the traditional charms of the Alps yet with modern and up to date facilities. To be able to come home after a hard days skiing to a sauna and a swim is just the perfect way to round off the day. Ski hire and skiing was available on one's doorstep, and catered for all levels of proficiency, yet easily accessible by car were some of Switzerland's premier ski resorts. The town of Bulle is only fifteen minutes by car and provides the full range of facilities, bars, restaurants, banking, and sight seeing. Even closer is the beautiful medieval town of Gruyeres with its stunning architecture and fondue restaurants. I will happily be recommending La Taupiniere to friends and clients alike, and look forward to my next visit.
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Wonderful chalet with private, indoor heated pool in beautiful Alpine location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p800
+44 -(0)1264 710375
Moleson-sur-Gruyeres Fribourg country
Hampshire
5

Skiing Feb 08

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful 5 days!!! The Chalet is beautiful and a great asset to be able to come home from a long day's skiing and have a sauna and then swim in the morning to stretch off weary muscles.

The position of the Chalet has easy access to some of the best ski resorts in the world coupled with the most delightful local town of Gruyeres makes it a perfect holiday location.

I will defiantly come back and certainly would recommend it to friends and family.
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2008
  • Stayed: Jan 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Wonderful chalet with private, indoor heated pool in beautiful Alpine location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p800
+44 -(0)1264 710375
Moleson-sur-Gruyeres Fribourg country
Andover, Hampshire, UK
5

What a lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5
A lovely house in a village setting. We really enjoyed the views from the balcony and the large open plan living area with big comfy sofas around the fire.

The house was immaculately clean and well maintained. This chalet is ideal for couples or families, with the separate studio ideal for children.

We really enjoyed skiing in the numerous ski villages and resorts nearby. A visit to Gruyeres is a must and fondu at Le Chalet there is the best in the world. And the chocolate factory is pretty special too. An ideal place if you like dairy products!!!
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2008
  • Stayed: Jan 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting this review. I look forward to welcoming you to my home again soon.

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Moleson
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Gruyeres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
N12 autoroute from Vevey to Bern
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Moleson
Nearest Ski
500 Metres
Moleson
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Lake Gruyeres
Car: necessary

La Taupiniere is located in the small alpine village of Moléson-sur-Gruyeres, surrounded by pastures, yet only 15km away from the Autoroute. Geneva is about 70 miles away, and Palexpo (exhibition centre) is 75 minutes by road.

Ski: The chalet is located in the small ski village of Moleson, which has pistes of all standards. www.moleson.ch

Nearby are other small village resorts, such as Charmey, La Berra and Les Paccots. The advantage of these villages for skiing are that they are cheaper and far less crowded than the well-known resorts.

Within an hours drive (and some a lot nearer) are the internationally-known ski resorts of Verbier, Villars, Les Diablerets, Leysin, Gstaad, Chateau d'Oex, Murren & Wengen, as well as many other, smaller resorts.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From SFr1,300 Per week

Moleson-sur-Gruyeres Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
October-20 December
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
SFr1,300 **
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
SFr4,250 **
 
 
Early ski season
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 7 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
SFr1,950 **
 
 
High Ski Season 2015
Feb 8 2015 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
SFr2,400 **
 
 
Spring 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
SFr1,500 **
 
 
Summer
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
SFr2,000 **
 
 
September 2015
Aug 30 2015 - Oct 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
SFr1,950 **
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
SFr1,300 **
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tourist tax SFr 1.85 per person per night
Refundable damage deposit SFr400
Notes The rental rates include the use of the whole chalet, with bed linen and the electricity (heating and lighting). Swiss tourist tax is extra at SFR1.85 per person per night.
A 25% non-refundable deposit is payable upon booking. We shall hold your booking for 7 days and the deposit must be paid withing that time or will be released. The remainder of the rental amount is due 2 months before travel please.
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Amenities

Amenities

Moleson-sur-Gruyeres Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom - combination tub/shower
    Toilet - toilet
    Toilet - toilet
    Studio - toilet
    Pool Room - shower , Sauna as well
  • There is a main bathroom on the lower ground floor with double basins and a large bath and fabulous large rain shower over. There is a separate WC next to this bathroom The pool room has a large shower enclosure. There is a WC and hand basin upstairs, next to the single bedroom. This bedroom also has a wash basin. The studio, with 4 bunk beds, has an en-suite WC and wash basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , (2 bunk beds)
  • There are 2 double bedrooms, one of which has French windows into the garden, and a twin bedroom on the lower ground floor. One the upper ground floor there us a single bedroom with wash basin. With its own entrance there is a studio bedroom with 4 beds (2 sets of bunk beds), and this room also has a separate toilet and wash basin. There is a cot if required.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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