ED Refnr. 1557972
Holiday in the monument combines historic preservation and tourism. Historically valuable Bauzeugen be taken, gently renovated and rented as apartments. The model allows a double win: The monuments received a new future and the holiday guests experience a stay in an exceptional building. The idea is realized by the foundation Ferien im Baudenkmal (FiB), which was founded in 2005 by the Swiss Heritage Society
Parking: There is a covered parking directly by the house. The house is on a slope and is accessible via a dirt road. The partially steep stairs and uneven floors pose a tripping hazard. The doors in the house are very low. The floorboards in the room is original and centuries was begeangen with nailed shoes. We recommend good slippers.
Public transport: The public transport connections are not ideal. By train to Grengiols. The train station is 15 minutes on foot from the village center and then another 30 minutes on foot towards Zenhäusern.
Number of persons 6: There is a cot (up to 2 years) available. The house sleeps six guests (plus baby). From the entrance you enter the corridor on the right it goes directly into the very cozy kitchen from there you enter the dining room where a typical for the region box bed is. From the room two doors lead into the bedrooms. To the left of the corridor is a shower / WC and a separate toilet. There is a double room, a room with a bunk bed and a double bed in the living room for two people.
Garden: The covered seating is available to the holiday guests.
WLAN: Is available.
Open: The house can be rented all year round.
Pets are not allowed.
Height: 1080 m.
Extras: The partly steep stairs and uneven floors pose a risk of tripping. The doors in the house are very low. The floorboards in the room is original and centuries was begeangen with nailed shoes. We recommend good slippers.
Belwalder-GITSCHHÜS - Stately plank stand construction
The Belwalder-Gitschhüs was awarded the Raiffeisen Prize 2014 by the Oberwalliser Heimatschutz!
History & Information
The magnificent and picturesque house was most likely used as Podestatensitz. So also the magnificent facade decorations can be explained. The building was abandoned more than 50 years ago by the last occupants. Due to the serviced roof the monument remained in this state, which is an extraordinary stroke of luck. The building has been sensitively renovated, retaining its original shape with largely. The apartment can accommodate up to 6 people. By using new elements added, historic kitchen leads to the new building, which houses the bathrooms. As the success of the reconstruction Detail the concealed doors between room and chambers are emphasized: they were sawn out of the existing wall, adjusted minutely and optimally integrated.
The whole house can be rented: With a steep staircase can be the ground floor apartment connect with the overlying. When desired a flat connection, note that at time of reservation. The connection requires a small renovation, which can not be done by the guests.
The architectural firm WALLISER ARCHITECTS in Brig has implemented together with examples of conservation objectives. The aim was to preserve the old structure and the character of the house and to add new technologies. So the house is re-heated with floor and wall heating via a heat pump. Elements like the old Trächen that beaten floors, fireplaces and Giltsteinöfen bear witness to the long history of the house. The resulting flat offers in two chambers and in the living room can accommodate up to 6 people. By using new elements added, historic kitchen leads to the new building, which houses the bathrooms. As the success of the reconstruction Detail the concealed doors between room and chambers are emphasized: they were sawn out of the existing wall, adjusted minutely and optimally integrated.
The southern extension was structured like the design manner of the old building contemporary again. To incorporate the notion of historic cladding wall again, the new outer wall was carried out in bush-hammered concrete. The synthesis of old and new has succeeded as an example, which is also evident in the transition from the residential building to the southern extension.
The Belwalder-Gitschhüs is a monument that has been renovated with great respect for the existing substance. The tenant is aware of and meets the object with care. Furthermore, although technologically equipped contemporary, do not comply with certain functional details now common standards and pose a possible safety hazard. These circumstances are known to the tenant. The owner, e-domizil and the foundation Ferien im Baudenkmal disclaim all liability.