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Chalet Castor

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Zermatt | Bedrooms: 4 | Sleeps: 8 + 2

Rates: from £6,248 per week

The location of Chalet Castor provides the best of both worlds: spectacular views and easy access. Tucked against a beautiful hillside, the numerous balconies and large terraces give you bird's eye views of the village and the surrounding mountains, encompassing all three of Zermatt's ski areas.

Its location provides the best of both worlds: spectacular views and easy access. Tucked against a beautiful hillside, the numerous balconies and large terraces give you bird's eye views of the village and the surrounding mountains, encompassing all three of Zermatt's ski areas. The Chalet is accessed through a tunnel and an elevator. The entrance to the tunnel is 200 meters from the end of the ski runs beneath the Matterhorn Express lift station, just a 4 minute walk from the church square. The tunnel and elevator bring you up high above the village providing a true sense of high mountain seclusion and tranquility with breathtaking views. From the elevator exit there is a 200 meter walk to the chalet entrance. The chalet comes with an electro transporter which staff will use to move your luggage and shopping as required. Ski equipment is left in the ski room down in the tunnel. Chalets Castor and Pollux are adjacent to each other and another 5 star freestanding chalet, Chalet Gemini. All these chalets may be rented together (Les Perles) enabling a group of up to 26 guests to stay in the same location while benefiting from the space and privacy that only a sole-occupancy luxury chalet can provide.

chalet accommodation

  • 1 x double/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath/WC
  • 1 x double/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and separate WC
  • 1 x double/twin bedroom with open plan en-suite bathroom (shower) and separate WC
  • 1 x double/twin bedroom with its own bathroom (shower) and separate WC, views and its own balcony
  • Living room with wood fire
  • Dining area with open plan modern kitchen
  • Patios and balconies with stunning mountain views

December

  • Snow shoe hike near the Matterhorn
  • Moonlight descent

January

  • Horu Trophy – winter sports competition

April

  • Zermatt Unplugged – winter music festival

ACTIVITIES IN ZERMATT

  • Winter walking trails
  • Extensive Cross country skiing
  • Glacier Hiking
  • Curling
  • Ice Skating
  • Ice Hockey
  • Ice climbing
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Bowling
  • Tobogganing
  • Helicopter Tours & Heli-Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Indoor Swimming pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • 6 Indoor Tennis courts
  • Horse drawn sleigh rides
  • Igloo Village

TIME ZONE
GMT + 1 hour

LANGUAGE
French and German is spoken in Switzerland. French is the predominant language in Verbier.

CURRENCY INFORMATION
CHF (Swiss Francs)

MONEY MATTERS
Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in the country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

TIPPING SUGGESTIONS
In restaurants a service charge is built into menu prices. However, it's customary to round up amounts when paying the waiter or waitress if you're happy with the service. This means that you might hand the server CHF 50 for a CHF 47 meal. If you're paying by credit card, hand the server a cash tip of up to 5%. For Taxis as in restaurants, round up or add 5% when you're happy with the service. Tips to your chalet staff are entirely at your discretion.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FORMALITIES
Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have: a signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points. Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application. EU nationals are only required to hold a valid national ID card.

NEAREST AIRPORT
The nearest airports to Zermatt are:

  • Geneva (236km)
  • Zurich (237km)
  • Sion (82km)
  • Milan (197km)

WEATHER
Switzerland's winter temperature range is -2 °C (28 °F) to 7 °C (45 °F), with the snow remaining in the Alps until around April. The alpine climate is cold and visitors should wear warm, waterproof clothing at all times when outdoors during the winter. Hats and gloves are also essential to prevent frostbite. Sunglasses or ski goggles are also necessary to reduce the glare of the sun on the snow.

HEALTH
It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and imperative to take out appropriate travel and medical insurance. Winter sports involve a high degree of risk and you should be in good health and carry adequate medical insurance in case of winter sports accident, including cover for air ambulance.

ELECTRICITY
Electrical service in Switzerland is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz.



DRIVING INFORMATION

  • Traffic from the RIGHT has right of way, except at roundabouts or if their road has a white line across it.
  • You should always be carrying in the car your Passport or national ID, driver's licence, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
  • National speed limit on motorways is 120 km/h, on open roads 80 km/h and in towns 50 km/h.
  • In Switzerland you pay an annual motorway tax, even if you're only using the motorways for an hour or two. A vehicle sticker, or vignette, must be displayed on the windscreen by all vehicles. Of course, if you don't need to use a motorway you don't need to pay, although it's difficult to cross the country without doing so.You can for example buy them in Switzerland from customs offices at the frontier or service stations, garages and post offices.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Anything over 0.08 per cent and you could face anything up to imprisonment.
  • Snow chains are recommended to be carried everywhere in Switzerland during winter, and if you do not carry and fit them when conditions demand the police can prevent you continuing your journey.

chalet location

Sion Airport: 1 hour and 30 minutes / 80km
Geneva Airport: 3 hours and 30 minutes by train or 2 hours and 40 minutes by taxi / 240km
Zurich Airport: 3 hours and 30 minutes by train or 2 hours and 40 minutes by taxi/ 260km

  • Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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Availability Information

  • Chalets are normally rented on a Sunday to Sunday basis throughout the year. Christmas and New Year dates can vary, please see rates tab for further details. However, shorter breaks and/or alternative arrival days are available at some chalets during Low and Mid seasons.
  • There may be some variations on the above dates at selected chalets, details of which can be provided by your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant.

Rates Information

  • Please note that villa only prices are according to self-catered or B&B packages as described on the fact sheet
  • A&K Hosted prices are according to catered or half board packages as described on the fact sheet
  • The above rates are on a per chalet per week basis. Your Abercrombie & Kent Villas Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or give us a call.

Inclusions

  • SELF-CATERED:
  • Full concierge service.
  • Complimentary arrival and departure pickup from Zermatt train station.
  • Wi-Fi Internet.

  • CATERED:
  • Dedicated service from the chalet staff and welcome assistance.
  • Champagne Reception.
  • Tea and coffee in bed each morning.
  • Daily breakfast and afternoon tea (6 x cooked breakfasts & 1 x continental on staff day off).
  • Children's supper as requested.
  • An open spirits bar and range of soft drinks.
  • Champagne and canapés each night.
  • Evening meal on six nights.
  • Housekeeping on 6 days per week.
  • Carefully selected house wines.
  • Mid week towel change.
  • Pre arrival menu consultation.
  • Fresh flowers.
  • Newspapers on request.

Extra Services

  • For Self-catered bookings Maid service can be arranged for CHF 350/ day.
  • Extra Maid service available at CHF 45/ hour (for catered bookings).

Your Villa Rental

Because everyone's concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula to offer flexibility and the freedom to design run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities.

Our Villa-Only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence whilst travelling.

Every A&K Villa Only rental includes:

  • Dedicated Pre-Arrival Concierge service
  • Villa rental on an exclusive basis
  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity), unless otherwise stated
  • Towels, pool towels and bed linen as standard
  • 1 cot & highchair (cot linen not provided)
  • An A&K Local Representative who is on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Your Local Representative will also meet you once during your stay (on your arrival weekend) to help you to settle in, explain Health & Safety and answer any questions you may have regarding the villa.

(In some cases an A&K Representative is not required as the villa will have its own competent, local manager.)

  • A 24 hour A&K Emergency Duty Manager contact service based in the UK
  • Comprehensive information book
  • VAT and administration charges
  • Villa's own services - please check what additional services are provided as standard with a particular property – such as maid service, usage of air-conditioning, central and pool heating, as these can vary from property to property. This information will be available online or via your sales representative.

Should you wish to further enhance your villa experience, our thoughtfully designed A&K Concierge Packages are the perfect solution for those seeking additional support and comfort during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered within the Villa Only rental, a large number of our properties offer the following packages of upgraded services including a knowledgeable local concierge, providing complete piece of mind whilst travelling:

Gold Concierge Package – seamless support throughout your stay...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A dedicated local A&K Concierge whose knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations

Following on from your pre-arrival Concierge team, upon arrival you will be seamlessly handed over to your local A&K Concierge who will have been briefed about all aspects of your holiday.

Your local A&K Concierge will personally welcome you to your villa and can be called upon at any time to assist you in any way throughout your stay. This can include anything from confirming itinerary arrangements; suggesting, making and booking additional services locally as required, such as restaurant reservations, visits and guided tours; trouble shooting; language assistance; providing a check-out service, and much more.

  • Introductory morning orientation tour of local area with your A&K Concierge on your arrival weekend - the best way to familiarise yourself with the local area (own transport required if villa is not within walking distance)
  • Complimentary pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Simply tell us in advance what groceries you require and your Concierge will pre-stock the villa accordingly (cost of groceries excluded)

Platinum Concierge Package – creating your ultimate stay with complete convenience...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A continental buffet-style breakfast provided on your first morning, including a selection of breads and fresh pastries, cheese, meats, fruit, yoghurts and fresh fruit juice
  • A pre-stocked drinks fridge (typically consisting of four bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, mineral water)
  • Fresh flowers and initial provisions, including jam, sugar, olive oil, tea, coffee, vinegar as well as cleaning provisions
  • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries per bathroom
  • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple week bookings
  • Mid-week linen and towel change
  • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening pre-prepared by your Concierge
  • Complimentary mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
  • Complimentary private chef service for a lunch or dinner, once during your stay (pre-booking necessary; cost of groceries excluded)

Ski runs:

Beginner

22%

Intermediate

56%

Advanced

22%

Features:

  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • DVD Player
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • Jacuzzi (Private)
  • Library (CD's/DVD's)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)

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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

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