Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Apartment George -sleeps up to 6 (110 m²)in HAUS BALMA is situated in an excellent position very close to the Matterhorn Express cable-car station and just 5 minutes walk from the village centre. The apartment on the 4th floor is an attractive attic holiday apartment with open beams and rafters as befits an alpine residence.
It comprises 2 double bedrooms and one twin with en-suite bathroom (bath/shower/wc), second bathroom (shower/wc). Lounge / dining room with open wood-burning fireplace (wood provided), modern fully-equipped open-plan kitchen, cable TV with English programmes, telephone and free wireless internet connection,DVD, radio/CD player. South facing balcony with mountain views where the deer come down to eat in the evening.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|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|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available|
|Further details outdoors|
Ski room for skis boots and bikes
Laundry and a full weekly clean are included in weekly rental costs
The Swiss Alps region
The mountain village of Zermatt is one of the great ski and climbing centres of the world. Nestled in a deep valley enclosed between steeply scarped mountains, it is dominated by the huge and gracefully curved pyramid of the Matterhorn.
From the moment you step off your Swiss-red train, and catch sight of the cobbled streets and horses with sleighs patiently waiting for their rides, you know you are in a special place. What strikes me most often is the silence. There are no cars here. This immediately creates a welcoming atmosphere. The air is fresh and alpine. But more than this, you immediately feel a part of the village. It draws you in. Most everyone is on foot, locals and visitors alike.
The main street bustles happily with pedestrians. There are no impersonal tour buses belching out noise, fumes, and package tourists. Zermatt is no auto through-route. The train stops here. All journeys on from here are on foot or ski. Everyone is here because they love mountains. Walking through the cobbled paths of town, between the ancient sunburnt barns and chalets, you catch your first glimpse of the Matterhorn and know you have come to the right place. Welcome to Zermatt.
Today the beauty of the setting is still unsurpassed. Dominated by the unmistakable peak of the Matterhorn, at 4478 metres (14,692 ft), standing alone at the head of the valley, Zermatt is encircled by a famous ring of mountains over 4000 metres (13000 feet) high. The names of Dent Blanche (4356m), Weisshorn (4505m), Dom (4545m), Gabelhorn (4062m), Zinal-Rothorn (4221m), and Monte Rosa (4634m) continue to attract mountain lovers to the heart of one of the world's most magnificent alpine areas.
snowflake.gif (928 bytes) Zermatt is car-free and consequently any walking around is very pleasant. A promenade down the main street in the evening is always popular. At any time, it is delightful to explore some of the tiny (and romantic) cobbled alleyways just off the main street, where you will find ancient sun browned barns and traditional chalets. It is very much like stepping back in time.
snowflake.gif (928 bytes) Places to eat... It should be noted that the quality is high throughout Zermatt and prices can vary immensely. Have a look around, there are cosy restaurants everywhere and menus with prices are normally posted outside. When in the mountains be sure stop at any traditional little mountain hut/restaurant you see. Normally these offer simple, but excellent dishes at reasonable prices. (The menus are usually translated into English)
Despite Zermatt's popularity, despite it's growth - more than 13000 visitors' beds - it is still only a village, open and friendly, where people mix happily in the main street, mercifully free of cars, and dance the night away in the many rendezvous at hand. There are bars, restaurants and night-spots to suit every taste and pocket. Truly cosmopolitan, Zermatt rejoices in an easy comradeship among sportsman which knows no frontiers.