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About this listing

Charming flat on the second floor of a traditional building from 1702. 5 minutes walk from the railway station, in the middle of village.

Our village Reckingen is located in the east end of Wallis/Valais. This is a very authentic area of Switzerland with villages with traditional timber buildings from the 17-1800's. Our house if from 1702 and is situated in the old village centre, close to bakery, butchers shop, cheese makery and grocery store.
Wonderful for hiking, skiing or just relaxing


The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £8 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £50
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Description

The space

A nice top flat in a traditional house from 1702 (with a scandinavian touch to the interior) in the charming village of Reckingen, Switzerland (kanton Wallis).

The flat has one bedroom with a double bed and a children's cot. In addition to this there is a larger living, dining, kitchen area with all necessary equipment. The bathroom is tiny, shower and toilet, with the sink situated in the hallway. Simple standard, but functional. Design from the 1960´s but everything works.

Hosts can be contacted in English, German, and of course Norwegian.

Guest access

The entire flat is at your disposal. Access to washing machine in the basement. Please let us know if you plan to use this, and I will have my father in law show you how it works (or I will do my best per airbnb message)

Parking place in front of house (under the apple tree). Free internet access, television and parking possibilities in the front of the house.

The neighbourhood

Reckingen is in the heart of the Swiss Alps. This is not a resort made for tourism. Life is calm, the buildings are how they have looked for hundreds of years, sheeps and cows in the old barns and fields. The village has a small bakery, butcher, creamery and grocery store. Restaurants and bank services are nearby.

The area is a very authentic part of Switzerland with rows of villages with restored timber houses from the 17- and 18' hundreds. The area is wonderful for hiking, rafting, climbing and biking in spring, summer and fall. There are also great resorts for downhill skiing (from beginners to experts) just a short train ride away. Downhill slopes for children in the neighbouring villages in both directions, just 5 minutes car ride.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site Aletsch Glacier is located in this area, and is accesible from Fiesch (a 30 min train ride with the local train, or a 15 min car ride) with cable car. There are also hiking and skiing slopes all over the valley - many of them passing just in front of our house. Please note that this is NOT in the Interlaken area. Interlaken is a 1,5 hours car ride, or a 2,5 hours train ride distanse from the flat. We have many guests that have made a day trip to Interlaken from our house, but then you have to keep in mind that this will be a full day tour. We usually prefer to stay in the area when we are visiting ourselves. Enjoying the scenic landscape around the village, and going to small hikes (or train trips) to the neighbouring villages for lunch.

You will find fine restaurants in both Reckingen and the nearby villages.

Getting around

The flat is a 3 minute walk from the train station. Train to Brig (a connection point for trains going between south and north of Europe) and Göschenen leaves every hour. The Glacier Express - the slowest express train in the world - passes our village.

By car the area is easy accesible, the Furka Strasse goes through our village, but you have to check the alpine passes in the winter season. They may be closed then and make the drive longer than expected. Furka pass is always open due to the car on train service under the pass. Also an experience.

Other things to note

We are located in Bergen/Norway, but are easy to reach by email or phone. My parents in law are in the village and will be at hand with what you might need for your stay.


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Availability
1 night minimum stay

22 Reviews


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Andreea User Profile
April 2017
We had a lovely stay at Anna's. The loft is cozy, warm and welcoming with a well equipped kitchen. The supermarket is closeby. Many lovely hikes and tours from the village

Thomas User Profile
February 2017
Really nice place to stay especially for small children - there are a lot of toys to play. Thanks Anna we could stay in your house.

Peter User Profile
December 2016
It is a wonderful location and we were very comfortable. The local bakery was great

Elodie User Profile
September 2016
Great appartment with awesome views on the mountains, we had everything we needed. Even tho Anna wasn't there, everything went perfect. I will definitely not hesitate to come back!

Pras User Profile
September 2016
Staying at Georg and Anna's place was wonderful. It is well equipped, close to a wonderful hiking trail and 15 mins by a scenic train ride to the chairlifts. The view from the kitchen is breathtaking and my favourite spot in the whole house. I had a wonderful 6 days.

Dennis User Profile
September 2016
Great place! Our 2 year old loved playing with the toys and the place itself is very clean and spacious. Had everything we were looking for.

Susannah User Profile
September 2016
We had a wonderful experience at Anna's place. Everything was just like the description and Anna gave us plenty of helpful suggestions. We bought groceries and the supermarket and some delicious bread at the bakery (all extremely close to the flat, as well as the train station). Very easy to get to from Geneva by train. We planned to go to Fiesch to see the glacier and ended up just staying in Reckingen because there was plenty of awesome hiking there! Wish we could've stayed longer!

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Bergen, Norway · Joined in November 2011
Anna User Profile

I live in Bergen/Norway with my family, but we spend as much time as possible in my husbands hometown Reckingen in Switzerland where the flat is located. This is a lovely spot. The village is very authetic with old timber houses and small farms, and also situated in the midst of a most spectacular alpine landscape.
Since we live in Norway we are not always around, but are always avalable on internet or phone. My parents in law are always around and will be of assistance when needed. And when we are around we live on the top floor of the house and then we always like to stop by to say hi to our guests.

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Response time: within a day
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