This luxury top floor apartment is on two levels and forms part of a new build chalet with an elevator situated in a quiet, prime location at the top of the nursery slope, making it ski-in/ski-out whilst only three minutes walk from the centre of Wengen and its railway station. The apartment is bright and welcoming and sleeps up to 8 people. The apartment has been furnished to a very high specification as a home from home and enjoys underfloor central heating and continuous hot water. It has one double room with a king sized bed and en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and separate bath; a twin room with en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and separate bath; a further twin room; a guest bathroom with bath and integral shower; and a gallery sitting room above with cable TV/Radio/DVD, two double sofa beds, cupboards, and a separate toilet and basin. The main open plan living space has a comfortable sitting area which contains cable TV, radio, DVD, wire free internet and a log fire. The open plan kitchen is extremely well equipped for those who like to cook with a large oven, hob, microwave, two fridges and a dishwasher. All kitchen utensils are first class and the crockery is bone china. The kitchen and large dining table look out across the Lauterbrunnen Valley and lead onto a sheltered balcony with a seating area and excellent views of the Jungfrau mountain range and the Silberhorn. In addition, there is a further balcony off two of the bedrooms with superb views towards the slopes and glacier. There is a ski room in the basement where skis and boots can be stored in the winter and a further bikes and pram storeroom which contains a full sized table tennis table. There is also use of a shared sauna to relax in at the end of a busy day.
Wengen is a traditional Swiss mountain village with spectacular scenery which retains a special atmosphere due to it being accessible only by railway. It is the ideal location for both skiers and non-skiers with skiing for all abilities and hiking trails available all year round. The locals are courteous and friendly and the compact village centre boasts excellent bars and restaurants, a cinema, two supermarkets, a pharmacy, a hotel spa and sports shops for hiring equipment from skis to bicycles. In addition to skiing in the winter, there is ice skating and curling available and plenty of sledding runs. In the summer there are tennis courts, an open-air heated swimming pool close to the apartment and crazy golf. All manner of mountain sports are available in the vicinity from white water rafting to climbing and paragliding. The tourist information office in the village is always extremely helpful.
Roger and Pat Bickerdike live in Yorkshire in the North of England with their two teenage daughters, their demanding beagle and three eccentric cats. Roger is a barrister specialising in family law.
We were lucky enough to be introduced to Wengen by some friends who had been coming here for years and since then we have been back every year too! We think that Wengen is one of the most beautiful places in the world and it is somewhere that people are drawn back to time and again once experienced. Whether you want to have a venue for outdoor activity or total relaxation it is stunning in both winter and summer and there is something here for everyone.
The apartment enjoys a prime location at the top of the nursery slope so for skiers it is ski-in and out whilst being only three minutes walk from the town centre. It is located in a quiet, elevated position with fabulous views across the valley and mountain ranges with endless hiking trails on the doorstep. The apartment is very quiet, comfortable and relaxing and with two living areas and separate satellite TV boxes you can accommodate different entertainment needs such as adults and teens, for example. The table tennis table and sauna in the basement are available for all Aquila residents and there is a ski room for ski equipment and a store room for buggies and bikes, which can be hired from Centralsport in the village.
'Nordic walking', 'wildflower trails', 'guided hiking'