Val-de-Charmey, Fribourg, Switzerland

Host: Patricia L.
Published July 20, 2020

General description

  • Main home
A traditional wooden house on three floors, in a quiet residential area of a picturesque tourist village in the Swiss region of Gruyère, with sunny garden and west-facing balcony overlooking farmland. Stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valley. Ideally located for hiking, Spa activities, cultural activities, etc. There are food shops and restaurants, banks, a post office, a doctor’s practice and a pharmacy in the village, and a regular bus service to the nearby town of Bulle, with a connection to the Swiss railway network. Wi-fi internet and cable TV. A comfortable home with modern kitchen and bathrooms with shower, a fireplace and a sauna.

Needs and Animals

  • My pets
  • 7 cats
Committed cat-lover, quiet person, non-smoking, enjoying own company and nature. Happy to communicate regularly with us about the cats, of which there are seven in total, all sterilised and in good health. Three adult cats (10-11 years old) living indoors, going freely in and out via a catflap. They need feeding twice a day and lots of cuddles, their toilet boxes need emptying once a day. Four more adult cats (1-2 years old) living outdoors just need feeding twice a day. And six stray cats in a nearby barn also need feeding once a day. You must like cats to enjoy your stay !
Our cats at home are used to peace and quiet, and get easily disturbed by new humans/animals and by noise and loud music. So, we are looking for a discreet sitter and do not accommodate other pets, children or visitors during your stay.
Our low-maintenance garden needs watering of some plants once a day and the occasional lawn-mowing. Post collection once a day and generally keeping the house clean.
As we have no car to put at your disposal, either you bring your own car or be prepared to do a bit of walking and rely on public transport (bus stop at 20’ walk downhill and 30’ walk uphill).

Practical life

  • Village
  • 50 - 150 m² (530 - 1590 sq. ft.)
  • 200 - 1000 m² (2110 - 1060 sq. ft.)
  • Bus stop
  • Railway station
  • Small shop / Minimarket
  • Supermarket
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Internet
  • Television
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Deep freeze
  • Enclosed garden
  • Ground floor
  • No disabled access
Comfortable home, easy to run, but not advisable for mobility impaired as it is on 3 floors and one needs to walk up a flight of steps from the parking to the house. Pleasant and sunny garden, needing little maintenance. Countryside village life. Nearby farms. Car rental available locally. House rules: no shoes inside (wooden floors throughout), no smoking, please no pets nor guests nor parties. Kindly protect the peaceful atmosphere of our home and take good care of it in our absence, also by keeping it clean.

Comfort and Luxury

  • 3 floors
  • 6 rooms of which 3 bedrooms
  • Traditional
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Car parking available
  • Landscaped garden
  • Television / DVD library
  • Book library
  • Art and music
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sauna / Jacuzzi
We have a whole collection of tourist guides about the Gruyère area and Switzerland to put at your disposal. We have a good internet connection and numerous multi-lingual TV channels (including in English) and Netflix.

Tourism and Leisure

  • Mountain
  • Countryside
  • Forest
  • Museum
Situated in the heart of the Gruyère region (medieval town, cheese factory, chocolate factory), and within easy reach of Lake Geneva (Montreux/Vevey), Fribourg, Bern, Gstaad, etc. Ideal location for quiet relaxation and outdoor activities. Home to popular thermal baths. Good public transport connections by bus from the village (a 20’ walk downhill from the chalet) and onward by train from the nearby town (Bulle). Local cable-car up the neighbouring mountain for walking and eating. Wide choice of local restaurants at reasonable prices for Switzerland.

Val-de-Charmey, Fribourg, Switzerland

Charmey (Gruyère), 1637 Val-de-Charmey, Switzerland


From Tuesday 2020

To Tuesday 2020

flexible dates

The date of departure is fixed but the date of return is negociable. You can leave earlier if needed and a neighbour will take care of the cats until our return.

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Patricia L.


Registered since 16/07/2014

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