Apartment | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
This wonderful ski in and ski out chalet style penthouse suite is located on the 3th floor of a small apartment building. Velan has a spacious lounge with fireplace, dining for 10 people and large south facing balcony with wonderful views across the Val de Bagnes & Verbier. The Velan apartment in the Venus building is perfectly located, just above the new "Place Blanche" at Medran ski lifts.
The Place Blanche is brand new in Verbier for December 2013 with its new restaurants, bars, shops and spa centre. Enjoy the W's facilities at just 50m from your apartment! It is by the ski schools and just a 5 minutes walk from the nightlife, shops and restaurants. The penthouse is located just 3 minutes walk from Medran lifts, next to the main slope that arrives in town. The lounge is also equipped with a plasma TV, DVD and stereo system and has wifi internet throughout.
At the end of the day, guests can ski back to the property and enjoy the peaceful views of the valley and town below. Velan has 5 bedrooms, 3 of which are Twin/double, 1 double bedroom and one room with bunk beds. There are also 3 bathrooms, the bunk bedroom is ensuite.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 130 km, Nearest railway: Le Chable 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Swiss Alps region
Valais, Switzerland sits in the heart of the Swiss Alps and is home to some of the best ski resorts anywhere in the world. Zermatt, Verbier, and Saas-Fee are just a few of the storied ski resorts in the beautiful Alpine valley of Valais. In summer, Valais gives itself over to mountain climbing, challenging hiking, and spas.
The entire Alpine region of Valais is impressive, but perhaps its best-loved sight is the Matterhorn, a horn-shaped peak that provides a dramatic backdrop to valley towns. There are countless other peaks in Valais as well; some 50 of them reach altitudes of 4,000m (13,120 feet) or more. The mountain passes that cut through these mammoth mountains - such as the Great St. Bernard Pass - are some of Valais' best attractions.
For skiing lovers, it doesn't come much better than Verbier. As one of Europe's premier ski resorts orientated towards the intermediate to advanced skier, it attracts hordes of visitors a year - and with over 400 km of piste there is more than enough space on the slopes for them. What it has lost in traditional charm, it has made up for with terrific skiing and plentiful apres ski.
For anyone looking for a break from Verbier's delights, Martigny offers a close-by (27km) cultural alternative. One of Martigny's main attractions is the Pierre Gianadda Foundation, which exhibits a Roman museum that includes a free archaeological tour of a 5000-seat Roman amphitheatre, as well as a classic car museum. 10km from Martigny, towards Lausanne, is the Labyrinthe of Adventures, an interesting and challenging maze. Finally Switzerland's biggest theme park, Happyland, is open from the last Saturday in March to 1 November and can be found on the road between Sion and Sierre.
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