HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Hafod a Hendre, Beautiful Apartment in the Stunning Lauterbrunnen Valley

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 6 people - 3 Bedrooms,1 bathroom with toilet, 1 shower room with toilet

This beautiful, south facing first floor apartment with great views up the Lauterbrunnen valley towards the Brierthorn peak, one of the mountains in the Jungfrau range which forms a part of the UNESCO World Heritage site. The Staubbach falls which are lit in the evenings are the highest in Switzerland are viewed from the balcony. There are a range of lovely walks, the village centre 10 min, the Trummelbach falls, Schilthorn cable car with access to car free Murren. There is a bus stop close by which takes you to Lauterbrunnen station and connections up to Wengen and Murren or down the valley to Interlaken. The apartment has been finished to a very high standard, it is tiled throughout with under floor heating. There is a well equipped kitchen with granite work surfaces, a luxury bathroom and shower room, dining area and living room. There are 3 bedrooms, one double and 2 twin bedded room, we can accommodate a further 2 visitors with camp beds if required. We have a private garage and bike and ski storage area.

We have a flat screen TV and DVD player with a selection of DVD's to keep all the family happy.There is also unlimited Wifi.

Our apartment has been awarded a 4 star grading by the Swiss tourist Authority and we work hard to ensure that our guests are made welcome and comfortable during their stay.

Winter in Lauterbrunnen

You don’t have to be a skier to enjoy Luterbrunnen in the winter. There are reduced price passes for non-skiers to get up into the mountains for a relaxing coffee or joining up with friends for lunch. Or there are lots of other activities to enjoy including walking along prepared trails, snow-shoe trekking, sledging , paragliding, curling and heli-skiing. Down the valley, lies lively Interlaken set between the stunning lakes and has lovely shops and cafes. It is possible to take a steamer ride on the lake year round. Open-air ice rinks can be enjoyed in Murren, Wengen and Lauterbrunnen. Many of the hotels and sports centres offer reasonably priced fitness and spa facilities if you want to spoil yourself.

Spring and Summer. The great appeal of Lauterbrunnen is its location. The valley is breathtaking. The waterfalls that fall from its cliffs have you constantly looking skywards. Summer is when the valley seems to blossom into the spectacular. The cliffs, waterfalls and the White Lutschine, which flows through the valley dominate it. There are hiking trails and cycle trails for all abilities. It is an easy walk from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg at the end of the valley (there is a separate pathway for walkers) and if you don’t want to walk back you can take the Postbus, or take the bikes to Murren and cycle back to Lauterbrunnen. Local produce- cheeses, meats and exquisite breads are a part of staying in the mountains and there's a programme of local events including folk dancing and yodelling to enjoy. The village has tennis courts, outdoor swimming pool, minigolf and children's adventure playground. Interlaken provides lakeside beaches and lots of choice for watersports.

More Details

Property Manager
Diarmuid Conaty
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 2017

About Diarmuid Conaty

We are a Welsh family and have named our apartment 'Hafod a Hendre' which is Welsh for the upland and lowland homes of farmers as they migrate to the uplands in summer with their livestock and back to the valley floors for the winters. The name aims to reflect that this area is a year round destination for visitors with a great choice of activities and facilities to enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We did have a wonderful time in Switzerland. Your apartment was just lovely, a bit of luxury for the week. We were very comfortable and it was nice to have some games and DVDs for the children too and what a location!

Mrs Karen de Smit. Australia

The apartment and the surrounding were lovely. We ice-skated at the rink, rented toboggans from the campsite on

the other side of the river, went cross-country skiing in Grindlewald, took lots of train trips (Murren, Wengen, Jungfraujoch) and had a really good time. The apartment was one of the best we've stayed in - comfortable, warm, well-appointed (especially the kitchen & bathrooms), great view, a very handy free bus from the campsite to town and nothing really to fault it.

Mr Nigel Young, Pinner, UK
Nov 2007
  • 1 of 1

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Bern
Nearest Ferry
742 Kilometres
Zeebrugge
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Lauterbrunnen
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Wilderswil
Car: not necessary

Lauterbrunnen is located in one of the most stunning glaciated valleys in Switzerland. The village at 796m (2,612ft) lies on the valley floor and is surrounded by some of the most impressive mountains in Europe. This ’U’ shaped valley which has 500m+ rock faces has a rich diversity of flora and wildlife and an impressive view of the Jungfrau peaks. It is known as the valley of the waterfalls which includes the glacial waterfalls at Trummelbach (10 falls inside the mountain) Lauterbrunnen accesses the famous car free resorts of Wengen and Murren and in turn the Top of Europe train station at the Jungfraujoch and the world’s highest rotating restaurant at Schilthorn featured in the James Bond film.There are good motorway links to Geneva/Zurich/Basel or 3 hours by train and Bern 1 hour by train. Driving from the main Channel ports of Calais or Zeebrugge takes around 9 hours. Eurostar is also an option via Paris/ Basel /Interlaken. If driving via michelin provides a very helpful route plan

Ski: Winter

Lauterbrunnen is an ideal location if you want easy access to the slopes on both sides of the Lauterbrunnen valley. The area lies at the heart of skiing in the Jungfrau Top Ski Region and its three resorts of – Wengen (1274m), Mürren (1650m) and Grindelwald (1034m) give access to more than 44 railways, cable cars and ski lifts, taking you to over 213 kilometres of pistes, more than 100 kilometres of well-prepared walking paths, 50 kilometres of sledging runs and 30 kilometres of cross-country skiing paths. The winter sports pass gives you unlimited travel in the area. Ski hire and English speaking ski school reservation are available in the village. From the apartment you can take the bus outside to Lauterbrunnen station in 5 minutes, then train to Wengen, or take the bus to Schilthorn cable car in 7 minutes. To access Grindelwald, you can ski from Kleine Scheidegg. catch the train in Lauterbrunnen or drive round to Grindelwald.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lauterbrunnen in Interlaken District

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The apartment has a large bathroom with a ceramic twin sink, toilet, and bath with shower. There are large mirrors above the twin sink and the room is well lit. There is ample cupboard storage space provided under the twin sink and behind the mirror in bespoke cabinets. This room also has a washing machine and clothes drier. In order to provide greater convenience, a separate deluge walk-in shower room, hand wash basin and toilet is provided. Both bathrooms have full wall and floor tiling with comfortable underfloor heating and heated towel rails.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Our bedrooms are attractively decorated, spacious, airy rooms. The very spacious master bedroom is set within the roof space and has an attractive sloping pine timber ceiling with an east facing window. It has a large pine double bed with a comfortable mattress. On either side there are bedside tables with reading lamps. There is also a pine wardrobe and blanket box and easy reading chair. A cot is available if required. The 2 twin bedded rooms have east facing windows. Each bedroom has pine beds and bedside tables with reading lamps. The larger twin bedroom is 3.5m x 3.4m it and has a wardrobe. The third bedroom is 3.4 x 2.8m. and has a chest of drawers. All bedrooms have light waffle curtains and external steel blinds.
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This Swiss Tourist Authority 4 star, spacious first floor apartment (110m2) with a south facing balcony has a spectacular view of the Lauterbrunnen valley and Staubbach Falls. It lies an easy walk from the village centre and there is a regular bus service, a bus stop is located a minute from the apartment. The apartment sleeps 6. It has 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 2 twin bedded rooms, bathroom with toilet which includes a washing machine and drier, shower room with toilet and wash hand basin, large kitchen, dining area, living room and large hallway. The large south-facing balcony leads from the living room and dining area. It has a table and four chairs to enjoy the view. The kitchen includes lots of cupboard space, oven, microwave, coffee machine, toaster dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The living area includes a satellite TV, hi-fi, DVD player and CD player. A garage is available for 1 car and there is heated bike storage. The apartment has been furnished to a high standard.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

84% Complete
12% Complete
4% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Hafod a Hendre, Beautiful Apartment in the Stunning Lauterbrunnen Valley
average rating of 4.8 based on 26 reviews
5

The property was excellent and the owner was very helpful.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this very comfortable property. It is located a short walk from town. There is a campground nearby with an excellent restaurant and grocery store. It is furnished nicely and very clean. The owner was very responsive to any of our questions. We used Lauterbrunnen as our base to explore Wengen and Murren, the Jungfrau train to the Top of Europe, Bern and Luzern. Our Swiss travel passes made this very easy to manage. The restaurants in Lauterbrunnen are very good. We would love to come back at some point and do some more hiking and we would definitely stay at this property again. We could not have had a better week in this gorgeous area.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Very nice apartment, beautiful view, great host, some concerns.

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice modern apartment in one of Switzerland's most beautiful valleys. In a comfortable, quiet neighborhood near Lauterbrunnen's waterfalls. 10 minute scenic walk to town. Comfortable sofas in living room and very nice host. There were several small drawbacks to be aware of: 1) even though this is a 3 bedroom apartment only 1 key is provided. 2) master bed is not king size, it is full size (queen size or even a little smaller). mattress is not comfortable. disliked the bed. 3) the view is not facing the waterfall or mountain, it is facing the house next door or parking lot depending which room you look out of. you can see the waterfall and mountain if you look to the side from the balcony. it is not the front view that some other apartments in the building get. 4) hot water shuts off during the day, you have to flip a switch in the breaker panel to turn it on again if you run out of hot water during the day. Despite these drawbacks we enjoyed the apartment although it was a bit annoying at times.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am a more than a little surprised at your remarks seeing that you didn't mention anything to us, allowing to fix the problem. Keys: We normally provide only one key, but there is a key safe outside the apartment you could leave the key in there so that you all have access to this key all the time. Had you asked, we would have happily provided another key. Bed: Nowhere in our advert does it say that we have a king size bed. Also there is a difference between a European and a US queen sized bed. Of all our guests you are the very first to complain about the mattress. You never voiced any concern about this during your stay. The View. The apartment is located in a valley. It is impossible to have 360° mountain views in a valley. Yes there are buildings next door but there is still plenty of mountain and valley views. You are the only person who has ever been unhappy with the view, most of our guests think it is rather breathtaking. Hot water: All Swiss houses which heat water with electricity by law only heat at night. This is an energy saving measure. The boiler contains enough water for everyone to have a normal shower. Your group had more people than the apartment is made for, you also mentioned your group having multiple baths. In this case there may not be enough water, but it is an easy flick of a switch to turn it back on. One of the beauties of travelling is seeing different cultures and appreciating different ways.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Clean, amazing view and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, amazing view and great location!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Just Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This property is just perfect, I would say even better than advertised pictures. We were 2 families with total of 3 kids and we had plenty of space. Location couldn't be better, literally just in from of the waterfall. We spent 5 days and it was a great base to visit all the beautiful attractions from this amazing valley.

Everything was perfect, from the initial information, booking process, payment, arrival and our stay. A big thanks to Diarmuid for all attention!

I definitely recommend this place and also look forward to return in the near future!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Fantastic location - easy access throughout the region.

  • 5 of 5

Home is clean, well maintained, just as described. I would certainly return. Property manager met us the day that we arrived to familiarize us with the home and the area. He shared many recommendations, and we used many of them. The hikes that were suggested were extraordinary - all perfect for our family including kids ages 6-11. This has been a trip of a lifetime!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

This is a great apartment for a family or a couple

  • 4 of 5

This is a very clean modern apartment we have returned to a number of times since it was built 10 or so years ago

It's not luxury nor is it as convenient for the ski areas but if you are on a budget you will save 1000gbp compared to a similar apartment up in wengen

The regular and ski bus give great access but actually if you aren't carrying skis then the walk into lauterbrunnen isn't too long

Plenty of space to store car ,skis and bikes (if you come in the summmer ) I'd recommend it as a spacious apartment in the most beautiful of settings. I cannot give it five stars as it's not luxury.

If you want to be skiing from 9 then you will struggle as door to The base of the Eiger is just over an hour so you'd have to get up early but if you are happy to ski from 1030 to the end of the last lift at 430 it's fine

It's great in the summer

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Lauterbrunnen, Bernese Oberland

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
CHF
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£839
for 4 nights
From
£210
£1,068
 
 
Christmas/New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,334
for 7 nights
£1,334
 
 
Ski low
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£801
for 3 nights
From
£267
£1,220
 
 
Ski High
3 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,373
for 7 nights
£1,373
 
 
Spring
3 Mar 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£801
for 3 nights
From
£267
£1,220
 
 
Summer
16 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,373
for 7 nights
£1,373
 
 
Late summer
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£801
for 3 nights
From
£267
£1,220
 
 
Autumn
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£801
for 3 nights
From
£267
£1,068
 
 
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,373
for 7 nights
£1,373
 
 
Ski Low
5 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,068
for 4 nights
From
£267
£1,220
 
 
Ski High
2 Feb 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,373
for 7 nights
£1,373
 
 
Spring
9 Mar 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£801
for 3 nights
From
£267
£1,220
 
 
Summer
15 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,373
for 7 nights
£1,373
 
 
Late summer
7 Sep 2019 - 25 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
£801
for 3 nights
From
£267
£1,220
 
 
Autumn
26 Oct 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£801
for 3 nights
From
£267
£1,068
 
 
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
£1,373
for 7 nights
£1,373
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,068
for 4 nights
From
£267
£1,296
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £381.28
Stay tax £2.59 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 6 years.

Payments accepted in Swiss Francs. Flexibility on length of stay and changeover days, please contact us to discuss. The rental rates are quoted for 6 persons sharing and include heating, electricity, hot water, bed linen
We can accommodate up top 8 visitors with additional camp beds
There is a local tourism tax of Chf3.40 per adult per night/Chf1.20 per 6-15 year old per night.
This is not included in the rental rate, but is paid on arrival in cash.
In return you receive some discounts in the locality.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Ask Manager a Question
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar holiday rentals