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Chalet Grouse - remote and tranquil. Ideal for summer holidays - relive Heidi

Chalet | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Comfort is important to the owner and this is reflected in numerous personal touches.

The chalet has 3 en-suite bedrooms on the lower floor: two twin rooms and one double. French windows in one of the twin rooms and the double open onto the hillside (downhill, west facing). There is copious cupboard space in each bedroom. A washing machine, drying rack, iron and ironing board are available. A sofa bed can be used to sleep up to 8 if required.

The middle floor has a large open plan sitting area, dining area and kitchen with south and west facing balconies. The south balcony is wide enough to accommodated a circular table suitable for up to 12. The sitting area has two huge comfortable sofas, a coffee table, TV (with DVD) and wood burning stove (wood available locally). The dining area has a circular table that unextended can take up to 9 people. The entrance hall exits uphill to the road and parking. There is sufficient room for equipment in the entrance hall, skis are normally left in/on the car or under cover at the front door. A WC is accessed from the entrance hall.

The upper floor will be completed by 15 Dec 13. It is planned to accommodate four: a double bedroom, a twin room and bathroom; the double is planned to have a basin. The top floor has its own partially covered balcony. Access to the top floor is at road level, therefore suitable for those who might find steps difficult.

Explore the village of Ayer; an old farming community with a tumble of raccards perched improbably on their stone pillars.

In summer hiking, cycling, paragliding, bungee jumping, canyoning, tennis, aerial adventure, mountaineering and much else.

In winter 3 ski resorts of valley only 10 minutes away, excellent uncrowded skiing for every ability range.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Geneva 175 km, Nearest railway: Sierre 21 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The chalet itself is excellently appointed with all bedrooms en suite, fabulously comfortable sofas to sink into and a good selection of books, games and wide-screen TV with DVDs. Sofa bed enables 8 to stay.

From 15 Dec 13 the calet will be able to accommodate 10. It is planned to provide two additional bedrooms and a bathroom. At certain times of the year the chalet may be split, to accommodate 4 in the top floor independently from the rest of the chalet (please enquire for further details). Access to the top floor is at road level and will therefore be suitable for those who might find steps difficult.

Further details outdoors

There is plenty of parking for cars and easy access from the road. A balcony provides the ideal location for an evening drink admiring the stunning views. There is a large table for lunch outside on the sheltered terrace.

The Swiss Alps region

AYER, VAL D'ANNIVIERS, VALAIS, SWITZERLAND.

Your destination is Ayer, a most charming village in the picturesque valley of the Val d’Anniviers, in the Swiss canton of Valais.

Switzerland is a contrast of mountains, lakes and cities; it is divided into a federation of cantons, each of which has considerable autonomy. The Canton of Valais is predominantly mountainous. The high ground is a refuge from the summer heat that is normal in France and Italy; in winter the Alps are a playground for the active and adventurous.

Apart from the weather, the spectacular landscape, the local culture, the flora and the fauna makes Valais and Ayer, in particular, an exceptional holiday destination.

Ayer

VAL D’ANNNIVIERS: HOLIDAY IN PARADISE IN SUMMER OR WINTER.

The "Val d’Anniviers" is an unspoilt valley that leads into the heart of the Alps that form the border between Switzerland and Italy. The valley has numerous farming villages, the most idyllic of which is Ayer, and is surrounded by the 'Imperial Crown' - five mountains over 4000m, including the Matterhorn; this is Heidi country, as suitable for a summer holiday as winter.

SUMMER

Walking, cycling/mountain biking, paragliding, mini golf, bungee jumping (www.bungy.ch), cayoning, mountaineering, tennis, visits to a copper mine, stargazing at the observatory and an aerial adventure park are some of the activities available. Anywhere in the valley you will find a wide range of refuges and restaurants, which make rewarding destinations, alternatively meander through the alpine pastures and the charming villages. Those needing a challenge can prepare for the Walkers' Haute Route or the demanding Sierre Zinal marathon.

WINTER

Three ski areas suitable for beginners, intermediate and experts alike. Lifts to 2900 meters; over 225 kms (140 miles) of uncrowded piste, monitored snowfields, fun parks and limitless off piste. Caters for skiers (downhill, ski-touring, kite skiing or cross-country), snowboarders, snowshoe walkers or tobogganers. Services in the resorts include mountain guides, ski schools, kindergartens, ski hire, shops, bars, swimming pool, saunas, massages, skating rink, nightclub and restaurants.

The principal town in the valley is Vissoie and the three resorts are: Zinal, Grimentz, and St Luc/Chandolin. Ayer is central to these resorts, which can be reached by car in 10 minutes. All resorts in the Val d’Anniviers are covered by the same lift pass and accessible by bus. The lift pass is good value, for example, CHF 235 for six days for an adult; full details of reductions for children and those over 65 can be requested from their website.

FURTHER AFIELD

Should you want to explore further afield from Ayer, the attractive towns of Sierre and Sion lie at the base of Val d’Anniviers in Rhone River valley. The area is well known for its wine, spa towns and castles. Golf is available at Crans sur Sierre the home of the Omega European Masters. Crans Montana, the Verbier ski area and Zermatt are close enough to day-ski or to visit. Tourist info 0041 27 475 1370.

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23 Aug 2014

5/5

"A WONDERFUL CHALET WITH EVERYTHING!!"

Stayed at chalet grouse for 1 week in july 2014 we had a wonderful time ,returning for the 2nd year, it has everything you could need to make the stay really enjoyable,the view every morning is breath… More

9 Jan 2014

5/5

"Fantastic !!"

We have just spent another fabulous new year week at Chalet Grouse and can't recommend it highly enough. With the addition of a further 2 bedrooms and another bathroom this Chalet is simply perfe… More

19 Aug 2013

5/5

"Excellent accommodation"

A great chalet in a beautiful location with stunning views from the balcony and comfortable furnishings, very well equipped kitchen . Lots of walking on the doorstep and the surrounding area. Great f… More

6 Jan 2013

5/5

"Wonderful !"

Chalet Grouse was everything we needed and more. We had a fantastic week skiing in nearby Grimentz. The Chalet was wonderful. The kitchen and dining area was very well equipped to cater for 8 each eve… More

17 Aug 2012

5/5

"Excellent, modern, well-equipped accommodation in beautiful surroundings"

Absolutely fabulous chalet. Accurate photographs. Excellent squashy and comfortable sofas and well equipped accommodation. Great advice and open honest information from the owner. Tourist card all… More

6 Jul 2012

5/5

"An excellent choice"

A very comfortable and well equipped chalet with very good views and a quiet location. Especially recommended for summer let for people interested in alpine plants and butterflies. A good choice for e… More

21 Jun 2012

5/5

"everything perfect!"

We stayed one week at the chalet and had one of the best vacations ever. The view is amazing, the chalet is well equiped and cozy, the region is very charming. It was just perfect.… More

2 May 2012

4/5

"Beautiful chalet, stunning views in unspoilt Swiss valley."

Perfect peaceful comfortable chalet, 3 great ski resorts a short drive away, no queues, incredible views and fantastic April powder snow. Good food to be found in the local restaurants and self servic… More

30 Apr 2012

5/5

"immaculate chalet in picturesque Swiss valley"

The chalet sits just above the tiny village of Ayers in the breathtakingly beautiful unspoilt Zinal valley. You are surrounded by forest, fields of alpine pasture, and old wooden chalets some raised o… More

29 Apr 2012

5/5

"Comfortable, well appointed chalet with excellent views in unspoilt valley with excellent skiing."

Ayer is an unspoilt Swiss village near to very good skiing in Zinal, Grimentz and St Luc.On and off-piste skiing is excellent, without the crowds and expense of near-by Verbier.Chalet Grouse is spacio… More

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Calendar last updated:30 Sep 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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