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1) there is no capital gains tax on a single property in the UK that is a person's sole residence - so I am confused about the reference to CGT.
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It's there in the OP: "a small capital gains tax (on the difference between the value of the house in probate and the actual sale amount.)"
Once a valuation has been determined for probate, the amount of IHT is determined. However, this also establishes the 'transfer value' to the inheritor. If the property is later sold for a higher value, the inheritor (or executor, depending whether or not the property was transferred yet) is liable for CGT on the difference. If the property was nominated as the primary residence, this can be avoided, but typically is not (as the executor or inheritor typically do not do this).
If the property is transferred to someone who is UK resident the above applies. If the property is transferred to someone who is non-UK resident, only the CGT on the gain since 1-Apr-2015 is liable (assuming the person is not liable for UK CGT, which I think requires he was non-resident for 5+ years).
It is sometimes possible (depending on circumstances) to have the will modified ('deed of variation' within 2 years of death) so that such assets are left solely to a non-resident, which helps minimise/avoid CGT. Of course you must also consider the rights/consent of other parties of the will.
Generally, you should consider the (avoidance of) double taxation treaty between UK and Switzerland. This is actually quite complicated and defines various rights to each country regarding the taxation that may be due.
As I understand it (which is not a lot...) the IHT taxation in the UK is generally on the deceased's estate, whereas in Switzerland it is on the inheritor (i.e. your partner). Depending on the treaty, you may or may not be taxed in both regards. Regarding CGT, I think you are free from this in Switzerland on non-Swiss real estate.
Whatever value you inherit, of course will count towards your 'wealth'.