Magical apartment in the heart of a mountain village

Magical apartment in the heart of a mountain village


Jan 2013

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
2 Bathrooms

About our home

We lovingly renovated our duplex apartment within an exquisite old house in 2016/2017. The house nestles in a wonderful, peaceful traditional village and has the most fantastic views of the Alps and the valley below. We have hand sanded the original old wooden walls and floors to bring them back to life, and retained the two original stone ovens that are used to heat the house in winter, along with more modern underfloor heating in the two bathrooms and electric heaters in each of the main rooms. In the kitchen there is a huge hand-finished white concrete kitchen island, perfect for cooking family meals or enjoying apero with friends. In the sitting room there are two huge velvet sofas from Loaf, perfect for cosy evenings, plus a double day bed to sleep two. One bathroom houses a cute freestanding bath, while the other has a small sauna to relax after a day skiing or hiking. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms: two doubles (including a cot if needed) and one with 2 sets of bunkbeds, plus two trundle beds. The house has everything needed for a stay with children, though caution must be taken on the stairs and around the ovens/heating elements. There is a small garden and a balcony with views over the valley and mountains.
A wonderful ski area is just 1km away, with a bus service every hour. It even has a 7km long sledge run to give you an alternative to skiing as well as different winter hiking trails. You can even leave your skis & sledges overnight in the garage at the slope which is locked at night. It is perfect for families while there is enough challenge also for advanced skiers. If you get tired of the local pistes, Laax/Flims are just 20 minutes drive away. In spring through to Autumn there are wonderful hikes suitable for all ages, plus many outdoor sports such as rafting, biking, mini-golf, golf, tennis etc within easy reach. The village has a shop and restaurant, as well as a small playground. More amenities can be found near the ski resort, or in the town of Ilanz, a 10-minute drive. The house can be reached easily by public transport (train to Ilanz, then bus).
Important to note that in winter the wood-burning ovens are required to keep the house really warm so anyone staying needs to be prepared to light them and feed them as needed.

This cabin is normally not available in school holidays when it is rented- if you are interested in renting it or a combination of rent and points let me know


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More about us

  1. English/Norwegian family living in Zurich with 4 boys and a small dog

  2. Both our apartment in Zurich and our holiday apartment in the Alps are listed on LHS. The availability of the Zurich apartment is limited to weekends and school holidays

  3. We are a well-travelled family who enjoy meeting new people and experiencing new places

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Where is it?


An authentic peaceful village with a great atmosphere. There is a good mix of locals and visitors throughout the year. The village has a local shop with convenient opening hours, several farm shops selling local produce, a hotel with an amazing restaurant, and a bus stop with connections to the ski area (1km) as well as the town of Ilanz which has everything you need, including a weekly farmers' market and a train station with great connections to Geneva & Zurich for international flights.

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