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Make a holiday rental chalet or holiday cottage in Central Switzerland your home away from home

Central Switzerland is an amazing place to holiday in Switzerland. It is the geographical and historical heart of the country, and there is nowhere better to escape the routines of daily life than to an idyllic holiday cottage in Central Switzerland’s iconic landscapes. This is a truly beautiful region of snow capped mountains, atmospheric lakes, green pastures and charming Alpine buildings where peaceful mountain lifestyles still thrive.

Things to do on holiday in Central Switzerland

There is so much to discover in the landscape of Central Switzerland that it is almost impossible to know where to start. Upon your arrival in a self catering holiday cottage in Central Switzerland, taking one of the frequent little mountain trains to the summits of the surrounding peaks or even a nostalgic paddle steamer along the still waters of a local Alpine lake taking in the scenery.

Tourism in Central Switzerland thrives off the ideal combination of laid back lifestyles, incredible natural surroundings and excellent sporting options. The natural sporting terrain is ideal for activity holidays, with magnificent walking, mountain biking and horse riding trails throughout the region in summer. There are also two fantastic Alpine golf courses on which to test your swing from a luxury chalet in Central Switzerland, and after a long round, you can always take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters of an Alpine lake or even visit one of the two world-class spa resorts of Rossli and Graziella.

During the winter months, skiing is a huge activity in Central Switzerland. Luxury chalets in resorts including Engelburg-Titlis, Sorenberg and Andermatt place you at the heart of the Swiss Alps, with downhill skiing of the highest quality. Cross country skiing is also a great option from a Central Switzerland holiday cottage, although it is extremely hard work!

Places to visit on holiday in Central Switzerland

Lake Lucerne is amazingly picturesque. The lakeside villages around the shores of Lake Lucerne are some of the most beautiful places to take a holiday cottage in Central Switzerland. The area is truly romantic, and you can reach the city of Lucerne from almost anywhere around the shores by paddle steamer for a day of Swiss culture, history and excellent cuisine.

Engelberg-Titlis is one the finest ski resort to take a luxury chalet in Central Switzerland. It is a real winter haven, and during the summer months, the walking credentials are unsurpassed. There are a range of cable cars and mountain trains opening up the rest of the region, and Engleberg is a fantastically charismatic place to discover the local history and culture.

A Central Switzerland holiday cottage in Obwalden also offers world-class skiing during the winter months. Skiing and snowboarding on the peaks of Titlis and Pilatus is famous worldwide, and there are some fearsome peaks to climb in the summer. Traditional culture has been kept strong in the area, with plenty of carnivals to enjoy, with music, dancing and traditional costumes galore.

Uri-Gotthard is a fantastically wild region of Central Switzerland. Romantic holidays are perfect in the area, which is the home of William Tell.

Travel to Switzerland

Although there are no major airports in Central Switzerland, holiday cottages in the area are easily reached. Zurich (ZRH) and Berne (BRN) airports both receive regular flights from the UK.

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                                                                                          Spacious Setting

                                                                                          5 of 5
                                                                                          We considered ourselves fortunate to find this gem of an apartment so close to downtown Lucerne! We had a party of 5, but could have had 5 more as there was so much room! Had some rainy weather in Lucerne, but it didn't faze us as we had this beautiful apartment to return to at the end of a soggy day. Bus #10 that takes you downtown and to/from train station is right outside the door, and its schedule is very convenient (and it's posted on the back of the apartment door) so you can pop outside just before it arrives. If I remember correctly, you can get a daily pass with unlimited bus trips which is a good idea if you don't want to walk back and forth. Kitchen well set up with all the basics you'll need for cooking, and there's a nice espresso machine as well. Washer/dryer combo was great to have as well. The beds were comfortable, with new linens, and the rooms large by European standards so plenty of room for suitcases, etc. We enjoyed having the sitting area with large couch as well as the long dining table so we could spend time together as a family. Having two bathrooms was great and allowed us to get out the door faster in the mornings...and the water pressure was great. Tanja was a wonderful host, very conscientious about providing information and guidance. We didn't need to contact her for anything during our stay but I'm confident she would have responded in a heartbeat. Our correspondence with her setting up our reservation was smooth and timely. She met us the morning of our departure to wish us well and ensure we didn't have any problem getting to the train station...Tanja is kind and thoughtful.
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                          Clean and Quiet

                                                                                          5 of 5
                                                                                          Sonja was very kind and helpful. She upgraded us to a different apartment with no additional charge. We were able to find street parking and easily access the apartment. Everything was very tidy and she has particular rules to help ensure you can keep it that way. We had a great time and this accommodation made things worry free during our stay. Thanks, Sonja!
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                                                          Superb place to stay

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                                                                                          Stunning accommodation and surrounding views. The house was beautiful. It was huge and filled with all the latest gadgets and appliances. I could not imagine anywhere better to stay. The host was extremely friendly and helpful with everything in regards to our stay. I look forward to returning in the future. Rachel
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: May 2016