About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
4 bedrooms, mezzanine sleeping area, bathroom and 2 shower rooms. sleeps 8-10
This lovely 4 bedroom chalet, which sleeps 8-10 people, is situated overlooking the village of Grimentz and just 200m from the piste. Given suitable snow conditions, a good skier can ski virtually into the back door.
It is 700 metres from the (free) ski bus stop which is then just a 5 minute drive to the main lift, or you can drive a few minutes and park at the station. The lift is open in summer for walkers and mountain bikers and in winter for skiers.
The chalet is fully furnished with a wall mounted TV with built in DVD, HI-FI and free internet access. The kitchen is fully fitted with modern appliances including oven, hob, dishwasher and fridge freezer.
4 bedrooms (3 double and 1 bunk bed room), 1 bathroom with a WC, 1 shower room with WC and a further shower room. There is a spacious open plan kitchen, and a huge dining and living area. Above this is a large mezzanine sleeping area.
There is also a balcony and terrace area with chairs, a table and a bbq
Grimentz is one of the most beautiful and picturesque of the old Valaisan villages in the Val d’Anniviers. The area is found in the furthest east of the French speaking valleys in the canton of Valais (Wallis in German), situated around 2 hours from Geneva. Valais itself boasts the 10 highest mountains in Switzerland – all over 4,000m. The capital of Valais, Sion, is a delightful old city in the Rhone valley, which has numerous historic remains, including a 13th-century castle, a late Gothic cathedral and a 17th-century town hall. French is the principal language but English is widely understood.
Grimentz is just over 2 hours from Geneva airport, and only 40 minutes from Sion Airport. There are excellent train links to Sierre, the nearest town, from numerous entry points into Switzerland, including Geneva airport. There is a bus service from Sierre to Grimentz, and taxis are readily available.
In winter, the free regular bus service starts at the end of the road and takes just a few minutes to transport you down to the main telecabine lift which then whisks you up to 2110m in a matter of minutes. From there, there are plenty of uncrowded pistes to enjoy with something to suit all levels from beginner to advanced. Your ski pass for Grimentz also covers the neighbouring villages of St Luc, Chandolin, Vercorin and Zinal, giving a total of 220km of piste skiing, plus a huge area of off piste to enjoy. A free shuttle bus operates throughout the ski season to link the other villages. Verbier is 90 minutes drive, and Crans Montana one hour.
In summer, Grimentz is transformed to a delightful green haven with an abundance of mountain walks to suit all levels, mountain biking, tennis and other outdoor sports. The Moiry glacier is 20 minutes drive, just above the large Moiry dam, which has cobalt blue waters. There is a weekly themed market in the village on a Friday during high season.
Anniviers Liberté pass 2012
This new pass entitles you to more than 20 free activities and transport in the region in summer. This includes lifts and cable cars, buses, swimming, tennis, mini golf and guided tours. This pass will be provided to you by our agents on your arrival and is INCLUDED in the price of your holiday rental.
Eating and Drinking
There are numerous hotels, bars and restaurants dotted around the village, with something to suit all tastes. Fondue and raclette are typical specialities served in a number of the establishments. If you fancy something a little different there is a British run company based in Grimentz who, amongst other things, will deliver home cooked food to your door ready for you to reheat at your convenience. They can also provide a complete drinks package for your holiday should you desire. In the Sierre area, there is an annual wine festival and a 2 Michelin starred restaurant at the Hotel Terminus.
There are 2 supermarkets, 2 bakers, a butcher / fishmonger and a gluten free delicatessen in Grimentz, which can cater for all your food shopping needs whilst you are here, plus sports and gift shops. There are numerous vineyards in the valley.
Grimentz is the perfect holiday destination if you have children. There is a creche at the top of the mountain in ski season, an excellent “snow garden” which helps teach the basics of skiing from about age 3 upwards, and then the 2 local ski schools provide group lessons for kids every week. In summer, the tourist office organises numerous activities to keep children amused such as arts and crafts, trampoline and treasure hunts, plus there are tennis courts, a swimming pool and mini golf all within the village itself.
There is plenty to enjoy in the region - there are several other attractive villages to explore within the Val d’Anniviers itself. Less than an hour away is Leukerbad - the largest thermal springs centre in Europe, with several thermal bath complexes. Or, in a little over 2 hours you could be sipping a coffee on the shores of the Italian lakes.
Both Zermatt and Saas Fee are within easy reach for a day trip.
Ali and Dave Williams at Valet d'Anniviers
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- May 19, 2018
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Bealutiful, clean & spacious
Ali & Dave were excellent hosts! We arrived by bus with no car to reach the chalet and Ali was kind enough to drive half of our group up and get them settled. The walk up for the rest of us was fairly strenuous, but very doable even with groceries in tow. Ali and Dave were also kind enough to bring back some toilet paper, as we didn't realize we would need to provide our own. We stayed in the summer, and the hikes were beautiful and lifts up the mountains were still taking people up to see the views and hike back down for a very reasonable price. The kitchen is well equipped. Wifi worked for us - we mostly used it for sharing pictures amongst each other and searching for food and activities. If you want to use it for anything more important it might prove frustrating.... but just look out the window instead. We had 4 adult couples and there was plenty of room and bathroom space for all of us. We would highly recommend staying here! PS if you get a clear night don't forget to look up at the stars! I would also recommend getting up for the sunrise if there are any clouds around to catch the colors. Both are stunning!
Had a great hyoliday
Very cosy chalet with stunning views. Comfortable for up to 10 people. The BBQ is a nice addition as well. The location is good, you still need a car to get to the village though.
Very cozy chalet
Very nice chalet, cozy atmosphere. Very good price (at least before Christmas).
The hosts were very nice and helpful too.
I totally recommend it.
Adventure and Relaxation.
What a fantastic place. As I ascended from the village and looked back, I felt like I was in a remake of that classic movie 'Where Eagles Dare'.
Whether you ski these amazing mountains (in winter), hike them (in summer), or merely come to sit and read books in utter tranquillity with spectacular views across the valley, 'Haut Cinq' is the best Chalet I have ever stayed in. In my long stay here at the end of last season, I was fortunate enough to get the best of both worlds.
And for those of you that are amateur astronomers, pack your telescope. The lack of air pollution and the lack of light pollution, give a view of the night sky that will inspire children and adults alike.
I arrived a tired, over worked, hedge fund employee. I left refreshed, and with better perspective on what matters in life.
Oh, and for those concerned with practical matters, it was well equipped and spotlessly presented. Everything I needed was there. I note a comment below about it having a small TV. If you come to a place with views as awe inspiring as this, and want to sit and watch TV... shame on you.
I will be back. There are so many more runs down the mountain, and walks up them, to be explored.
What a view! High five all the way!
Haut Cinq really wears well it's name. High five all the way! From the first time we communicated with Ali and Dave until our return, they had been extremly helpful. The photos do good justice for what you get. The chalet is very warm, cosy with plenty of room for our family gathering of 10 people. The view is breath taking but a car is needed to get around. For people who love to cook as we do, the kitchen is very well equiped to keep 5 chefs busy at the same time. The fridge is also very specious and the beds are very comfortable. Val d'Anniviers has been a beautiful discovery for our family and we will be back for sure!
This lovely 4 bedroom chalet is perched just above the village, boasting stunning views across the Val d'Anniviers. In winter, it is only 200m from the main piste, (and given the right snow conditions, good skiers can ski back to the chalet). In summer, the chalet is in a perfect position to enjoy mountain walks and cycling - literally from outside the front door.
Sleeping 8-10 people in 4 bedrooms (3 doubles, 1 bunk room), and a large mezzanine sleeping area, the chalet offers spacious and comfortable accommodation and comes fully equipped with a TV with an integrated DVD player, wifi internet access, fridge, freezer, cooker, dishwasher, microwave.
There is a bathroom with wc, a shower room with wc and a further shower room. Outside there are balconies with stunning views, and a terrace area with BBQ.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
SUMMER / OFF PEAK - tourist tax is INCLUDED in the rental price, bed linen / towels and a final clean are NOT included. Linen can be provided at CHF 27.50 (+ 8% VAT) per person per week and renters should leave the property clean when they depart. Alternatively, a final clean can be booked at a cost of CHF 180 + VAT PLEASE NOTE IF YOU CHOOSE TO PAY VIA PAYPAL YOU MUST ADD 3.9% OF THE RENTAL AMOUNT TO THE PAYMENT TO COVER PAYPAL FEES MINIMUM CHARGES FOR SHORT STAYS APPLY - PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION WINTER – tourist tax, linen / towels, beds made and a final clean are ONLY INCLUDED FOR STAYS OF 7 NIGHTS OR MORE. Shorter stays include tourist tax and a final clean ONLY