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Sleeps up to 9 people in 5 bedrms. 2 bathrms, 3 showers, 3 WCs, Sauna & Pool
All our bedding is feather/down all-season duvets, feather/down pillows & sumptuous mattress toppers to ensure a dreamy sleep. On the lower ground floor there are 3 bedrooms: 2 double rooms & 1 twin room. The master bedroom has a 160cm bed. There's a chest of drawers & built-in wardrobe, as well as bedside tables. French windows lead into the garden & there's another south-facing window. The second double room has a 140cm double bed & a built-in wardrobe. There's a window to the garden & terrace & also a door to the pool. The twin bedroom has two wooden single beds, a wardrobe & small chest of drawers. The window is to the garden. The family bathroom has twin wash basins, a large bath & shower over, & a separate WC. On the upper ground floor (living area level) there is a single bedroom with washbasin, wardrobe & chest of drawers. With its own entrance there is an annexe double bedroom, with underfloor heating & an en-suite shower room. There is also cot if required
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - We have spiral stairs with a top stair-gate only. We have spiral stairs with a top stair-gate only.
No smoking - La Taupiniere is strictly a no-smoking houseLa Taupiniere is strictly a no-smoking house
Max guests: 9 (sleeps up to 9 adults)
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Cleaned with disinfectant
La Taupiniere is located in the small alpine village of Moléson-sur-Gruyeres, surrounded by pastures, yet only 15km away from the N12 Autoroute. Geneva is about 70 miles/125km away, and Airport & Palexpo (exhibition centre) is 75 minutes by road.
Winter/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.
Summer: La Taupiniere and Moleson are ideally located for summer activities - be it walking, hiking, summer activities, scenic drives etc.
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About Sarah Dowding
I now manage the chalet on behalf of my mother, who purchased 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 both the chalet and the area.
Sarah Dowding purchased this chalet in 1988
Why Sarah Dowding chose Moleson
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, on flat ground, 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 'soulless 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.