Residence Le Grand Combin
About the home
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 ambience 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, 306km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Lift access to property
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|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 bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Lift access to property, Secure parking|
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 owners and local manager.
Inquiries are handled directly with the owners, whilst bookings and payment are made with the local agent in Swiss Francs by bank transfer. Unfortunately payment by credit card on booking manager is not possible for the following reasons; neither Holiday Lettings nor Pay Pal handle foreign currencies and they do not transfer Sterling to banks abroad. Bookings are only confirmed by the local agent upon receipt of a signed rental agreement together with the rental payment in Swiss Francs. A surety deposit of Swiss Francs 500 cash is required by the local agent upon arrival. 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.
Smoking is not permitted in the building and pets may be considered.
Whilst the apartment will be professionally cleaned at the end of your stay, it is expected that the apartment be kept reasonably clean and tidy, with all rubbish removed and placed in the communal rubbish bin located in the outside parking area. This will speed up the change over day clean up and avoid any unnecessary delays for you and other guests. Any costs for extra cleaning which will be deducted from your deposit.
Laundry should be placed in the bath of the main bathroom at the end of the booking.
The Swiss Alps / Valais/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.
The Champex Lac area
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.
How to get there
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The nearest major airport to Champex-Lac is Geneva, which is well served by both major and budget airlines. Below are the main carriers operating out of the UK. A full list of carriers operating from other countries can be obtained from www.skyscanner.net.
Aer Lingus - www.aerlingus.com - from Belfast
Air France - www.airfrance.co.uk - from London City
BMI Baby - www.bmibaby.com - from Birmingham, Cardiff, East Midlands and Manchester
British Airway - www.ba.com - London Heathrow & Gatwick
Easy Jet - www.easyjet.com - Year round flights from London Gatwick, Luton & Stanstead. Winter season flights from Newcastle ,Glasgow, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Bristol, Bournemouth Birmingham, Belfast Aberdeen
Flybe - www.flybe.com - Saturday to Saturday flights only from Birmingham, Exeter, Newquay, Norwich & Southampton (15th Dec to 29th March) and Jersey & Isle of Man ( 2nd Feb to 29th March)
Swiss - www.swiss.com - London City, via Zurich = Birmingham, Manchester & Dublin.
By car, Champex-Lac is approximately 1.30 to 1.45 hours drive from Geneva airport - rental cars can be booked online with any of the major rentals companies atnd picked up at arrivals (before 11:30pm) - it is best to register for priority registration to avoid long queues.
By train, Champex-Lac is 2/2.3 hours from Geneva airport- 1.30/1.55 hours to Martigny and then a 20 minute taxi ride. Train tickets can be booked on line - www.sbb.ch/en - trains run throughout the day from 5am to 11:30pm - frequency varies from 2 to 4 trains an hour between 10:30 am and 8:30pm and thereafter 1 per hour. Taxis can be prebooked with Taxis Martigny Phone number: 0041 79 658 8 658 - www.swisstaxis.com
Activities near Champex Lac
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
22 Apr 2013
The apartment offers all the comfort and even more. The interior design is very tasteful. The underground parking and the direct access to the apartment via the elevator is convenient. The lake view... more
01 May 2012
Best place to stay in the Alps. Superb apartment in a delightful unspoilt Swiss mountain village by the lake and yet 25 minutes from Verbier's skilift complex and 55 minutes from Chamonix. We... more
15 Sep 2011
A beautiful, spacious, well maintained apartment with stunning views from the balconies. The alpine village and the surrounding areas of Champex-Lac are a walkers paradise. Champex is well positioned for the Western Rhone valley, Chamonix and St Bernard Pass, also within a 20 minute drive of Martigny which is a very pleasant town with plentiful amenities.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Swiss CHF||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|January 2013||6 Jan 13||1 Feb 13||CHF 1260||CHF 210||CHF 263||1 Week|
|February 2013||1 Feb 13||1 Mar 13||CHF 1470||CHF 231||CHF 273||1 Week|
|March 2013||1 Mar 13||23 Mar 13||CHF 1260||CHF 210||CHF 263||1 Week|
|Easter 2013||23 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||CHF 1470||CHF 231||CHF 273||1 Week|
|April 2913||6 Apr 13||1 May 13||CHF 945||CHF 137||CHF 210||1 Week|
|May 2013||1 May 13||1 Jun 13||CHF 945||CHF 137||CHF 210||1 Week|
|June 2013||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||CHF 1155||CHF 168||CHF 252||1 Week|
|July/August 2013||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||CHF 1470||CHF 242||CHF 315||1 Week|
|September 2013||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||CHF 1260||CHF 210||CHF 263||1 Week|
|October/November/December 2013||1 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||CHF 945||CHF 137||CHF 210||1 Week|
|Christmas 2013 /New Year 2014||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||CHF 1785||CHF 315||CHF 368||6 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Weekly rental prices are in Swiss Francs and 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 (Swiss Francs 20 per person per set) and end of stay cleaning (approximately Swiss Francs 130) are not included in the rental price, and are supplemental as are tourist taxes of Swiss Francs 1.80 pppn (Swiss Francs 0.90 for children 6 to 18).
Minimum stay is one week. 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 owners and local agent.
Booking and Payment
Inquiries are initially handled directly with the owners either via Holiday Lettings booking manager or by email / telephone. Bookings are made via Holiday Lettings who provides a booking contract and receives payment. Payment can be made by Pay Pal, credit or debit card in Swiss Francs. Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the entire rental payment and damage deposit of Swiss Francs 500. Please note that the rental payment is non refundable and holiday cancellation insurance is recommended. The deposit will be returned within a reasonable period following departure, 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.Book
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