100m², 2 bed, 2 bath, kitchen / diner, fire, lofty sitting room, balcony, view.
- english, german
About Marcus Philpott
Originally from England I came out to Zermatt to work in the ski business during the early 90's. I worked Scott Dunn for much of that time as a manager and also taught skiing with Summit Ski School. These days I am away a lot in my capacity as an international tour manager.
Marcus Philpott purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Marcus Philpott chose Zermatt City Centre
I had been living in a rented apartment just a few doors away when this one came up for sale. I took this project on with the idea to create a lovely home for me to live in. Having spent a few very happy years here I have made the property available for holiday rental since changing career.
What makes this Apartment unique
The building dates back to 1865 but was lovingly renovated by a local craftsman in 2007 combining elements of traditional & contemporary styles. A truly wonderful location right in the heart of historic Zermatt on the old cobbled Hinterdorfstrasse. Downstairs: open plan kitchen / dining room with stone surround wood burning fire the kitchen is very well equipped with high quality oven, steamer, microwave, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, kettle & coffee machine. Wi Fi is available throughout the house. Twin bedroom, bathroom, small utility room with washing / drying machine & ski cupboard. Upstairs: Loft style living room with very comfortable English furniture (2 person sofa, 2 single armchairs & a footstool). French windows onto the south facing balcony both offering superb Matterhorn views. A large top of the range LCD tv with Swisscom cable box offering channels in English, German, French & Spanish. A good quality music system & cd / dvd player. Sonos wireless speakers in every room (download the Sonos app to stream your music from your phone or ipad .) Double en suit bedroom (wetroom with shower), separate access door & outside stairs. Both bedrooms have curtains & blinds. Best use has been made of the available space despite strict building regulations on this beautiful listed property, so the bathrooms are functional but small with showers in both. (The internal staircase is very steep so great care is needed if you have young children. There is however another outside staircase that runs up the side of the building.)
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Incredible stay in Zermatt
We were in town (family of four, with two little ones), for the Matterhorn Ultraks race and enjoyed an incredible stay at Old Haus Zermatt for three nights, August 2019. Marcus, and his on-site co-worker, Seadin, were communicative and extremely helpful and friendly making our stay in Zermatt extremely pleasurable. The location is great and the space itself is truly beautiful and unique. We have traveled the world and appreciate special places and spaces; Old Haus Zermatt definitely makes the list of amazing places we have stayed. The unique character and history of the building paired with the views of the Matterhorn and surroundings, made for a once in a lifetime, memorable stay in Zermatt. A very special place that we will always fondly remember! It is well equipped for a relaxing stay in town, with a full kitchen, the supermarket nearby and washer/dryer on site. A wonderful stay that we would whole-heartedly recommend to anyone considering a stay in Zermatt!
Charm and character in beautiful Zermatt
My family of three stayed five nights in Mr. Philpott’s wonderful old home. This home dates back to 1865 as Marcus states in the description. Naturally there are some character attributes to a home of this age that you don’t find in a modern home. As other reviewers have said, there are some low portions of the ceiling and the interior stairs are steep. However, i’m 6’3” and my wife is 5’11” and we did not have any issues at all. Furthermore, my six year old loved the stairway adventures. Any inconvenience was forgotten when judging this home’s overall charm, character, location and stunningly beautiful views of the Matterhorn.
Many thanks to Marcus for making his home available to us. And a special thanks Seadin for picking us up and dropping us off at the rail station. We’ll certainly be back.
Perfect Place in the Heart of Zermatt!!
It is a modernized and comfortable in the heart of Zermatt! The Property Manager was attentive and catered to our questions and needs. It was a fantastic place to stay, a 3 minute walk from almost everything in town.
Nestled on a quiet street in the middle of Zermatt, this beautifully renovated little house is perfect with perfect views of the Matterhorn. Couldn’t have asked for anything better. Thank you!
Thank You Sarah for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and the location of the property and do hope you will make it over again one day, best wishes, Marcus.
Fabulous Property at a Wonderful Location
Beautiful, well appointed property located in the heart of Zermatt. Property was exactly as described and pictured. Great location to stay and enjoy all Zermatt has to offer. We were met at the train station and our bags were transported to the property as we enjoyed the five minute walk to the apartment. Dealing with Marcus was a pleasure. Can strongly recommend this property.
Extremely dangerous low ceilings, unless you are 5'5".
I don't accept the 'extremely dangerous' accusation Chuck. The ceiling or rather wooden beam downstairs is low in places but at 5'8" it presents no problem for me. My guests are usually looking for something characterful and appreciate the age and quirky design I am sorry if you didn't.
Nestled between the two five star hotels in Zermatt’s centre the Hinterdorfstrasse is a charming quiet cobbled street & the oldest part of the village. Many of the buildings date back to the 1700’s. Hinterdorf is now a listed & protected area.
Ski: SKI LIFTS Gornergrat: A 5 minute walk down the Bahnhofstrasse.
Sunnegga: A 6 minute walk down past the bus stop & along the river.
Klein Matterhorn: Best to take the bus 3 minute walk to the river or a 15 min walk.
Town Centre; The Bahnhofstrasse (High St.) with restaurants, bars & shops just a one minute walk.
Train Station: A 6 minute walk or take an Electro Taxi for CHF20 with luggage.