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Unique refurbished wooden chalet apartment, Matterhorn view, Central location.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

100m², 2 bed, 2 bath, kitchen / diner, fire, lofty sitting room, balcony, view.

A rare opportunity to enjoy a truly unique property situated in the centre of 'Old Zermatt'. The building dates back to 1865 but was recently renovated by a local craftsman combining elements of traditional & contemporary styles.

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan kitchen / dining room table for 6 with wood burning stove, Wi Fi available throughout the house. Upstairs loft style sitting room with comfortable English furniture, south facing French windows & balcony. A large top of the range LCD TV with UK channels, music system & DVD / CD player.

The apartment has been finished to a very high standard.

Zermatt: The car free resort of Zermatt is situated at the foot of the Matterhorn in Switzerland and offers access to a ski area of over 400km, connected to Cervinia in Italy. The village is situated at 1560m and with the highest cable car at 3888m it ensures excellent skiing in the winter and great glacier skiing in the summer. The Old House is only a 5 minute walk away from Sunnegga & Gornergrat lift stations & the bus stop for Klein Matterhorn is a 3 minute walk.

Location of the apartment: 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.

More Details

Owner
Marcus Philpott
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

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 Switzerland

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.)

Amenities

Zermatt Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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. There is however another outside staircase that runs up the side of the building.

Reviews

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Unique refurbished wooden chalet apartment, Matterhorn view, Central location.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

The perfect home in a lovely town

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is located in the middle of town, just a few minutes away from shops and restaurants. However, the apartment stays quiet and insulated from the noise of the town. All around the apartment are beautiful 16th century barns and lovely cobblestone streets. It's less than 10 minutes to the train station and a lovely 15 minute walk to the gondolas up to the Matterhorn. The home has been redone in a beautiful and tasteful way. Our family of four had plenty of space to relax and enjoy the views of the Matterhorn.

Marcus was quick to respond to any questions we had, and his associate was very helpful and kind. We would love to return to Zermatt someday and can't imagine staying anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your feedback Irene I am so pleased you all enjoyed your stay & do hope to welcome you back another time, best wishes from Marcus.
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5

Truly unique and amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Old House. The check-in was easy and flexible with our timing as we were arriving by car. We parked in Tasch and took the quick train up and were met at the train station with a taxi directly to the home. Very convenient!

The house is more beautiful than the pictures online. It was very clean and offered everything you would want in a rental and more. We were comfortable with 4 adults. You could probably fit another on the couch in the living room as wel.

We loved that you could walk right out your door and had restaurants, shops, a grocery store, bus stops..everything within steps. This is a great location! I can't recommend this house enough.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully restored home. Excellent host. Had everything we needed. Location very central in Zermatt. Heated floors in bathrooms was a great touch.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You John & Kristen for the feedback I am so glad you enjoyed your time and that everything in the house was too your liking. I hope to be able to welcome you back at some stage in the future, best wishes, Marcus.
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Absolutely Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

If I could give higher than 5 stars I would!

Old House Zermatt is wonderful! The historic and convenient location is such a treat. The apartment is beautiful; clean, charming and fully equipped. It is everything it promised to be and more. Marcus has thought through every detail, from transportation to and from the train station to restaurant recommendations. We enjoyed every minute of our vacation. Thank you Marcus!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Nancy for you kind review I am very glad you enjoyed your stay at Old House & that your vacation was a success, best wishes, Marcus.
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Charming Home & Owner

  • 5 of 5

The Old House Zermatt is a charming, beautifully kept home in a central location in Zermatt. This house made our trip complete along with a personal visit from the owner Marcus who gave us many good tips of must-see and do things in Zermatt. We enjoyed the hike down from the Gornergrat to ZumSee restaurant and the hike to Trift. We hope to come back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect House in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Just finished a five-night hiking holiday at "The Old House" with three of my adult children. The house is very well appointed, in a perfect location in the village center, and is full of old world charm. It is the quintessential Swiss Alps house with all the modern conveniences. The owner met us at the train station, which is only a five-minute walk from the house, and gave us a thorough overview of the house and its history. In every respect, The Old House itself was a significant and very positive element of our hiking holiday. I have no reservations in recommending it to anyone contemplating a visit to Zermatt and who is looking for a thoroughly modern "old world" living experience. I will certainly time my next visit to Zermatt around its availability.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $117.92

During summer months prices are on a sliding scale depending on number of nights required (3 minimum.)

3 nights including weekend CHF 460 per night = CHF1380
4 nights including weekend CHF 420 per night = CHF1680
5 nights including weekend CHF 360 per night = CHF1800
6 nights including weekend CHF 360 per night = CHF2160
7 nights including weekend CHF 330 per night = CHF2310

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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