OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect 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

Grimentz - Modern 3 Bedroom Duplex Apartment - Sleeps up to 8

Pay with confidence

Your booking will be backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee when you complete your reservation online and finalise payment on HomeAway.

Learn more

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Bookable online

About the property

Modern 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment, near the centre of the village

This modern 3 bedroom duplex apartment, which sleeps up to 8 people, is situated perfectly, being less than a 5 minute walk to the village of Grimentz and a 2 minute walk to the main lift, which is open in summer for walkers and mountain bikers and in winter for skiers.

The apartment is fully furnished with flat screen TV with built in DVD, HI-FI and free Wi-Fi internet access. The kitchen is fully fitted with modern appliances including oven, hob, dishwashers and fridge freezer.

3 bedrooms (2 doubles and 1bunk room with a twin bed as well), 1 en-suite bathroom with a WC, 1 common shower room and 1 separate WC. Spacious open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area. There is also a balcony with BBQ, bench and table.

Au Pied des Pistes was newly built in 2009, in the charming and historic village of Grimentz.

Grimentz is the skiing hub of the Val d'Anniviers, the hanging valley set high above the town of Sierre. It's not as secret as people make out, but it still has heaps of rustic charm! At 1,572m it offers an escape into nature at the gateway to some of Switzerland's most famous 4000 metre mountains, where the pure air of the Alps makes your blood tingle.

Introduction

Grimentz is one of the most beautiful and picturesque of the old Valaisan villages in the Val d’Anniviers. The area is found in the furthest east of the French speaking valleys in the canton of Valais (Wallis in German), situated around 2 hours from Geneva. Valais itself boasts the 10 highest mountains in Switzerland – all over 4,000m. The capital of Valais, Sion, is a delightful old city in the Rhone valley, which has numerous historic remains, including a 13th-century castle, a late Gothic cathedral and a 17th-century town hall. French is the principal language but English is widely understood.

Getting here

Grimentz is just over 2 hours from Geneva airport, and only 40 minutes from Sion Airport. There are excellent train links to Sierre, the nearest town, from numerous entry points into Switzerland, including Geneva airport (see sbb.ch). There is a bus service from Sierre to Grimentz, and taxis are readily available.

Accommodation

Au Pied des Pistes offers modern luxury accommodation over two floors. This includes three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one en-suite), an open plan living / dining area and a very well equipped kitchen. The apartment sleeps up to 8 people (one of the twins has a sofa bed), with a balcony on the main floor. Au pied des Pistes C7 is perfect for both winter skiing and summer activities.

Winter

In winter, the chalet is a short walk from the edge of the piste, or a 7 minute downhill stroll to from the main telecabine lift which whisks you up to 2110m in a matter of minutes. From there, there are plenty of uncrowded pistes to enjoy with something to suit all levels from beginner to advanced. Your ski pass for Grimentz also covers the neighbouring villages of St Luc, Chandolin, Vercorin and Zinal, giving a total of 220km of piste skiing, plus a huge area of off piste to enjoy. A free shuttle bus operates throughout the ski season to link the other villages. Verbier is 90 minutes drive, and Crans Montana one hour.

Summer

In summer, Grimentz is transformed to a delightful green haven with an abundance of mountain walks to suit all levels, mountain biking, tennis and other outdoor sports. The Moiry glacier is 20 minutes drive, just above the large Moiry dam, which has cobalt blue waters. There is a weekly themed market in the village on a Friday during high season.

Eating and Drinking

There are numerous hotels, bars and restaurants dotted around the village, with something to suit all tastes. Fondue and raclette are typical specialties served in a number of the establishments. If you fancy something a little different there is a British run company based in Grimentz who, amongst other things, will deliver home cooked food to your door ready for you to reheat at your convenience. They can also provide a complete drinks package for your holiday should you desire. In the Sierre area, there is an annual wine festival and a 2 Michelin starred restaurant at the Hotel Terminus.

Shopping

There are 2 supermarkets, 2 bakers, a butcher / fishmonger and a gluten free delicatessen in Grimentz, which can cater for all your food shopping needs whilst you are here, plus sports and gift shops. There are numerous vineyards in the valley

Children

Grimentz is the perfect holiday destination if you have children. There is a creche at the top of the mountain in ski season, an excellent “snow garden” which helps teach the basics of skiing from about age 3 upwards, and then the 2 local ski schools provide group lessons for kids every week. In summer, the tourist office organizes numerous activities to keep children amused such as arts and crafts, trampoline and treasure hunts, plus there are tennis courts, a swimming pool and mini golf all within the village itself.

Further a field

There is plenty to enjoy in the region - there are several other attractive villages to explore within the Val d’Anniviers itself. Less than an hour away is Leukerbad - the largest thermal springs centre in Europe, with several thermal bath complexes. Or, in a little over 2 hours you could be sipping a coffee on the shores of the Italian lakes.

Both Zermatt and Saas Fee are within easy

More Details

About the Owner

Ali and Dave Williams at Valet d'Anniviers
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

0 Reviews

Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Sion 40 mins (or Geneva 2 hours) at 41 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Various at 200 Metres Nearest Golf : Gold Club Crans-Sur Sierre (Europe Masters venue) at 43 Kilometres Nearest Train : Sierre at 24 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Sierre (J29) at 23 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Various at 200 Metres Nearest Ski : Grimentz at 150 Metres Car: not necessary

This modern 3 bedroom duplex apartment is situated perfectly, being less than a 5 minute walk to the village of Grimentz and a 2 minute walk to the main lift, which is open in summer for walkers and mountain bikers and in winter for skiers.

The apartment is fully furnished with flat screen TV with built in DVD, HI-FI and free Wi-Fi internet access. The kitchen is fully fitted with modern appliances including oven, hob, dishwashers and fridge freezer.

3 bedrooms (1 double and 2 twin rooms), 1 en-suite bathroom with a WC, 1 common shower room and 1 separate WC. Spacious open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area. There is also a balcony with BBQ, bench and table.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Half term
11 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,780
for 7 nights
£2,780
 
 
March
4 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,469
for 7 nights
£1,469
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,549
for 7 nights
£1,549
 
 
Easter 2
15 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,469
for 7 nights
£1,469
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £199

Included in ski season:-
Tourist taxes, Bed linen and towels, Clean on departure
Non-ski season:-
Tourist taxes included
A final clean, bed linen and towels are NOT included outside ski season, but can be provided at an additional cost
CHF 150 minimum nightly rate for stays of 3 days or less

PLEASE NOTE IF YOU PAY VIA PAYPAL YOU MUST ADD 3.9% TO THE RENTAL PAYMENT TO COVER FEES

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Avg/night
Enquire Now Enquire Now
Updated: 21-Feb-2017
12
Available arrival
12
Available
12
Unavailable

Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 100 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, En-suite
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, En-suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 4 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, 1 bunk bed, 1 twin, 1 sofa bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

  • Catering available

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

 
Portable wifi hotspot