Swiss chalet

The chalet was built in 1755 close to Bern, Switzerland. The new owner at the time had it transported to the village of Chateau D'oux set directly above the village.

The timber construction comprised of three floors each with their own generous balconies. On purchasing this "gem" of a property one of the first things we did was do remove the exsisting kitchen which dominated the whole room. We replaced the kitchen with a handmade stone basin and a La Cornue oven which simplified the kitchen which made a lovely feature.

We painted the floors a light pale grey colour, and also the walls in main room were panelled with wood.

The top floor comprised of the Master bedroom en-suite bathroom and again we gave the floors the wall panels the same paint treatment.

On the ground floor was another double bedroom with and en-suite bathroom and separate laundry room.

The views were breathtaking overlooking a very large range of moutains and listening to the water cascading over the large boulders in the river bed below. What's not to love!

Featured in Period Living 2015