Grimentz, Switzerland

Grimentz village lies at an altitude of 1570 meter and dates back to the 15th century. The picture-perfect resort centre contains many original chalets and farm buildings which gives the village a unique and historic charm. Grimentz is situated at the end of the Val d’Anniviers – a beautiful valley that includes the nearby resorts of Zinal and St Luc. Verbier and the world-famous 4-Valleys ski area, are a short drive away. With its blend of rural mountain charm and compelling investment proposition, Grimentz attract canny buyers looking for property that is up to 50% cheaper than the 4 Valleys. The new Zinal cable car link opens in December 2013 leading to a doubling of the size of the existing ski area. The resorts first 4 star hotel is due for completion in 2014 with a brand new thermal spa following soon after.

  • Charming 15th century village
  • “Switzerland’s best kept secret”
  • New cable car link to Zinal
  • 220kms skiing in the Val d’Anniviers
  • Excellent off-piste skiing

Grimentz is an idyllic village situated in Val d’Anniviers with a proud history dating as far back as the 15th century. The countryside housing and farm buildings only add to the picture perfect aesthetic that makes it so appealing to holidaymakers who return year after year. Traditional dark wooden chalets and modern luxury apartments make the area stand out from almost any other in Switzerland, with each one providing spellbinding views.

Walking though the winding lanes visitors will be instantly won over by the peaceful countryside atmosphere that makes it feel so unique. Investment opportunities are rare as buyers are eager to snap up property whenever it comes onto the market, such is its exclusivity. Whether it is being used as a holiday home, or to rent out to other holidaymakers throughout the year, owning a property in Grimentz is the mark of real luxury.

Currently there are a host of chalets and apartments available to buy with each one providing exceptional value. Old Village Chalet is a 4 bedroom old village chalet recently renovated and available for €1,847,000. Chalet St Christophe is located in the exclusive setting of Les Flives development containing 5 bedrooms and with a price tag of €2,033,000.

Alternatively, you can buy into the Les Alps 2 bedroom apartment for €728,000 positioned right next to the piste. Chalet Vidoc features a large terrace and balcony that overlooks Grimentz and is available for €1,354,000, which is significantly cheaper than similar sized chalets in the region. A two bedroom duplex apartment remains available in Tanaya Lodge which can be purchased for €689,000, including the wrap-around terrace.

The Hameau de Roua chalet was custom built and comes with 5 or 6 bedrooms, with interior décor altered to suit specific requirements. 2-5 luxury bedroom apartments and chalets are ready for purchase at Les Chalets d’Adelaide, and Plein Soleil is offering 4-5 bedroom chalets from €934,000. Lastly, Les Rahas have 2-5 luxury bedroom apartments on the market starting at €845,000

Grimentz offers superb skiing for all abilities. The slopes stretch along the Becs de Bosson up to an altitude of almost 3000 metres, affording stunning views over the Val d’Anniviers and Rhone Valley. There are plenty of family-friendly pistes back down to the village, while off-piste skiers will find some incredible untouched terrain – with none of the crowds of the bigger resorts. Such are the snow conditions in Grimentz it is possible to ski fresh powder for several days after each snowfall – a luxury only available in this quiet and undiscovered corner of the alps. In December 2013 the long-awaited cable car opens for business linking Grimentz to the nearby resort of Zinal. Together with St Luc this now brings a total of 220kms of piste all accessible on the same lift pass.

Village life in Grimentz never stops, and in summer you will find a lively array of outdoor activities for all the family. The nearby Moiry Glacier with its Glacier Falls is one of the most spectacular in the Alps. Grimentz and the neighbouring village of St. Jean boast more than 100 km of signed mountain bike routes, ranging from an easy beginners’ stretch to the Grand Raid Cristal race course. Adrenalin junkies can put their courage to the test by canyoning and rafting in the breath-taking gorges, or simply relaxing around the warm alpine lakes. In the village itself you will find swimming pools, tennis courts, crazy golf, climbing walls, children’s play areas and much more.

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