A superb, cosy, stylish and conveniently located apartment consisting of a very comfortably furnished living room with log fire, kitchen and dining area, a master bedroom with access to terrace, 1 twin/double bedroom, 1 bunk bedroom with private terrace and 2 bathrooms. The living room, dining room and master bedroom open, via sliding doors, directly onto the south facing balcony, which has a wonderful view of the legendary north face of the Eiger and some of the pistes in winter. In summer, the pistes become rolling green meadows and woodland. The terrace to the rear offers mountain and village views. The garden features a small children's playground with swing, climbing wall and slide. The apartment has room by room controlled underfloor heating, solid oak floors and ceilings and plenty of light. There is secure underground private parking, laundry facilities and access to a ski and boot room.
The apartment is situated in Grindelwald Grund. It is is opposite the tiny Grindelwald Grund cog-rail train station, which takes you up to the Kleine Scheidegg winter ski area, also offering summer climbing, hiking and mountain biking trails. The train also makes the 3 minute journey to the centre of the main village of Grindelwald, should you choose not to walk. The chalet is approximately 300m to the Mannlichen cable car, and a short walk to the ski bus stop taking you to Grindelwald village and the First ski area. There is an Intersport rental shop very close by (50m) as well as a supermarket (400m). The apartment is almost ski in (50m). Further skiing is available at nearby Murren on the high slopes of the Schilthorn, famous for being the location in the James Bond film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service".
There are plenty of books to read and an ipod doc and turntable in the living room for your use, so if you are a vinyl lover, bring some along!. You'll find card games, backgammon, board games and a selection of younger children's toys. There are plenty of modern conveniences including cable TV with English, French, German and Italian channels and more. Free wifi is also available. Memory foam mattresses, and a high spec, well designed kitchen help to make your holiday restful and enjoyable.
Eiger Chalet makes an excellent retreat for both winter and summer, with plenty to do all year round.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bern, Zurich, Basel, Geneva, Nearest railway: Grindelwald Grund|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The unspoilt town of Grindelwald is in the Bernese Oberland, which is considered one of the most stunning mountain-scapes in the Alps. It is 70km from the capital city of Bern, which is a UNESCO Heritage site. The charming towns of Thun and Interlaken are also nearby, which are situated on the jaw droppingly beautiful twin lakes of Brienz and Lake Thun. Here there is sailing, fishing and swimming in the summer. Between skiing, snow boarding, hiking, climbing, paragliding and mountain biking, the region offers equally entertaining winter and summer fun. It is served by excellent rail links to all major Swiss cities, which in turn connect well to the rest of Europe.
Grindelwald is a family friendly resort. Using the Jungfrau region pass, there is access to
Grindelwald First, Wengen (including the world famous Lauberhorn) and skiing on the
Schilthorn, the scene for 007 "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", catered for by the car free
village of Mürren. There is over 250 km of skiing, with plenty of off-piste and snow parks. It
has good restaurants and aprés ski bars, a sports centre with indoor pool, slides, sauna,
climbing wall and ice rink, and additional spa facilities in many of the larger hotels. It has
fantastic skiing for all levels and boasts the longest sledge run in Europe (15km). At the top
of the Mannlichen cable car is a lovely warm and friendly crèche which accepts children
from 6 months old, and another good creche at Bodmi in First. Grindelwald and Wengen
play host to the international Lauberhorn downhill ski race in mid January and Snowpenair
concert in early April.
In summer, this region of the Bernese Oberland is considered one of the most beautiful
moutainscapes in the Alps. Hiking, moutain-biking, mountaineering, outdoor swimming in
various lakes and pools, and paragliding are amongst the many varied activities available.
The village outdoor swimming pool is 50m from the apartment. The area is not purpose
built for skiing, and its main industry is cattle and goat farming, so there is an all year
round natural infrastructure.