Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Champex Lac enjoys a unique setting, situated on a col between the foothills of the mountains around the Trient glacier, part of the Mont Blanc area and the totally isolated Catogne. This beautiful family resort provides majestic tranquillity.
Residence 'Le Grand Combin', situated on the edge of the pretty lac de Champex was originally a Victorian hotel and in 2007 was totally renovated to provide 8 apartments. The internal floor area is 123sqm with 18sqm of balcony, providing stunning views over Les Grand Combins, Mont Blanc Massif, Lac de Champex and Les Dents du Midi. The south and east facing aspect of the property provides natural light from dawn to dusk making the open living pace a bright and warm area. There is parking immediately both outside and inside the building, with lift access direct to the apartment.
The apartment is decorated and furnished to a very high standard, with solid wooden floors throughout save for tiles in the bathrooms and kitchen. Except for the French farm oak dining table, all the wooden furniture is of a contemporary style made of Brazilian waxed pine. The apartment has a home from home feel, with an emphasis on leisure and comfort in a contemporary context. Dimmer lights and a wood burning fire add ambiance and warmth to the living room. Outdoor summer furniture is provided for outdoor dining and enjoyment of the exceptional views.
The apartment has been designated a four star residence by the Federation Suisse du Tourisme. A copy of the certificate is available upon request.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Savona, Italy 306 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 150 km, Nearest railway: Martigny 18.6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
The building is accessed at ground level to the front, through a code entry communal door and to the rear at street level through the garage either via a separate door or an electronically controlled entrance. The apartment is either accessed via stairs or directly by lift.
|Further details outdoors|
The living area has access to 2 balconies - one east and the other south facing from where the sun can be enjoyed all day. The master bedroom has access to the east balcony and the house bathroom and the bunk room has access to separate south facing balconies. The east balcony has views of Les Grand Combins and the south balcony of the Lac de Champex, Mont Blanc Massif & Les Dent du Midi.
The outdoor village recreation area is situated within a 5 min walk from the apartment. It is open from mid June to mid September and for a small entry fee, a 30m heated outdoor pool, tennis court, beach volley court and picnic area can be enjoyed. It is a fantastic facility, especially for families wishing to relax in a tranquil sun trap, with breath taking views of Les Grand Combins mountains.
Notes on prices
Minimum stay ONE week. Weekly rental prices include local management services and utilities, although a surcharge for excess electricity and heating usage may be levied or where utility prices rise excessively. Linen provision and cleaning (at end of stay) are not included in the rental price, and are paid locally to the local manager. Tourist taxes of Swiss Francs 1.80 pppn (Swiss Franc 0.90 for child 6 to 18) is payable directly to the local tourist office.
Multiple weeks can be negotiated subject to availability and seasonal periods. Long let available on a yearly basis. Prices and terms are subject to change without notice.
Saturday to Saturday, unless otherwise agreed with the owners. Arrival between 4pm and 8pm and departure by 10am, unless otherwise agreed with the local manager.
Inquiries are handled directly with the owners, whilst bookings and payment are made in Swiss Francs by credit or debit card or via PayPal on Holiday Lettings booking manager. A returnable surety deposit of Swiss Francs 500 is required with the rental payment. Please note that the rental payment is non refundable and holiday cancellation insurance is recommended. The deposit will be returned on departure following occupancy after deduction for any damages, missing inventory, supplemental cleaning and non payment of tourist tax, together with any related administration and delivery charges attributable to repairs or the procurement of replacement inventory. Regrettably smoking is not permitted within the confines of the apartment and the building. Pets may be considered and may be subject to a surcharge to cover supplemental cleaning.
The Swiss Alps region
Diversity in every aspect of life is what makes Switzerland such an interesting place to visit. Its four official languages reflect its diversity of culture, as does its wide range of traditional customs.
Switzerland has an excellent tourist infrastructure, catering for a range of interests. In addition to its stunning geography and its alpine sports, Switzerland boasts a thriving arts scene, with its architects in particular achieving world-wide acclaim. Art, theatre, film and music play a big part in Swiss life and there are many exhibitions and festivals of international repute to enjoy. Wellness holidays are a big attraction as an alternative or supplement to the traditional alpine sports.
The canton of Valais, which is situated in the south west of Switzerland, is a fascinating land of contrasts blessed with an exceptionally mild climate, where the number of sunny days per year is well above the national average. This enchanting "holiday kingdom" is situated at the heart of the Alps, stretching from the gleaming waters of the Rhône at its centre to the legendary mountain peaks that never fail to entice skier, mountaineers and charm nature lovers. The beauty of the region is enhanced by the subtle interaction of ice and sun, of North and South.
Valais is steeped in history and culture and is home to the Montreux Jazz festival. The world renown Gianadda Foundation is situated Martigny, which also houses many art galleries and museums. Some of the best skiing in the world is found in the west Valais region, accommodating skiers of all levels. For relaxation and serenity at any time of the year, there are a number of wellness facilities throughout the canton, with the nearest to Champex-Lac situated at Saillon, some 25 mins by car. For those seeking an active non winter holiday, a variety of sports can be enjoyed, including golf, mountain biking, rafting, canyoning, sailing, paragliding, Walkers can enjoy the long hiking season from March to November and the more extreme athletes can participate in the Mont Blanc Marathon, a 3 day run through the mountains which goes through Champex-Lac.
Champex is quite unique - its stunning location gives the sense of unspoilt wilderness yet benefits from its proximity to the Rhone Valley, France and Italy. Its offers many possibilities for a fantastic all year round holiday, from peace and tranquillity to action packed mountain sports.
Further information on the resort and its activities can be viewed on "www.champex.ch" & "www.champex.info" where you will also find a photo library.
Skiing in the winter and walking in the summer are the traditional past times, but there is so much more to enjoy. The scenery is breathtaking and there is much to explore and enjoy - there is something for everyone.
There is plenty of wonderful sightseeing within an hours drive, including historic castles, botanical gardens, internationally reputed art galleries and music festivals, shopping, golf, mountain biking, sailing, boat trips on lac lemain, excellent cuisine, wine tasting and thermal baths.
Champex is well served with restaurants, bars, a small supermarket, 2 boulangeries and a chacuterie. There is also a sports shop which sells & rents ski/hiking/climbing equipment. Internet facilities are available at one of the hotels. A branch of the Swiss ski school operates in the village in the winter & guides can be organised from Maison du Sport Verbier. Champex never fails to captivate its visitors who leave touched by its charm & refreshed by its tranquillity.
Champex provides excellent skiing opportunities for all levels & is best recommended for beginners, intermediates, families and skiiers looking for challenging offpiste and tree skiing. The ski touring is particulary good. The pisted areas are served by 4 lifts and covers 25km of varied uncrowded terrain, from a level of 2,200m at La Breya. Its north facing aspect provides a long season with good quality snow that many south facing resorts lack late in the season. Skiiers from nearby resorts, such as Verbier come to Champex to enjoy the uncrowded off piste where fresh snow can be found long after a snow fall.
With the purchase of a Valais Ski Card, and a driving time of approximately 30 mins, the extensive areas of the 4 valleys and the Grand St Bernand area can be accessed from Verbier (via Le Chable) and Super St Bernard, with the latter offering excellent off piste possibilities. Within an hours drive, the Swiss Port du Soleil and the Chamonix Valley can also be enjoyed.