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Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Located in the heart of one of Switzerland's hidden gems, namely the Village of Champex-Lac, is the brand new apartment complex of Les Mayens. This luxury Chalet Penthouse Apartment is located in the prime position providing unparalleled panoramic views of the lake, set against the backdrop of the exceptional natural beauty of the Alps.

The apartment is in close proximity to all the restaurants in Champex-Lac as well as the local shops, outdoor heated swimming pool, ski slopes, tennis courts as well as walking and famous hiking paths.

The apartment is a haven for relaxation.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Geneva 150 km, Nearest railway: Martigny 18 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, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Climbing frame, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access
Further details indoors

This luxury 2-bedroom Penthouse apartment been decorated and finished to a very high standard. The living room and the large balcony of the apartment provide breathtaking panoramic views of the lake and majestic peaks of the Combins range.

The living room is large and open plan and it is divided into a Kitchen, dining and living room area opening onto the balcony

The master bedroom has a large double bed and built-in cupboards as well as en-suite bathroom.

The second bedroom has two single beds and is very spacious. For extra storage there are further built-in cupboards available in the hallway (just opposite the second bathroom).

The apartment has high ceilings and beautiful exposed beams throughout which add to the amazing cabin-like atmosphere throughout the apartment.

This residence also has a private cellar and storage area for skis , snow boards and boots. In relation to parking, the residence has a private garage with a specified parking space on the ground floor of the development. There is communal washing and drying facilities available in the residence

Further details

Cost for laundry of bed linen and towels 20CHF per person.

The Swiss Alps region

Lying in the French speaking Canton of Valais Champex-Lac is ideally located for easy access to both the French and Italian Alps. The canton of Valais produces some of the best wine in Switzerland and is renown for its cuisine.

Champex-Lac is a traditional mountain village sitting at a height of 1500 mts nestling in the shadow of the mountain of "La Breya". However it is only a 20 minute drive to the historic town of Martigny that contains the ruins of a roman amphitheatre, the world famous Pierre Gianadda Foundation as well as street cafes and restaurants.

An idyllic and tranquil retreat high up in the Swiss mountains, Champex Lac offers a picturesque village surrounded by woods. It is an ideal location to wind down from the pressures of the modern world. This beautiful Swiss village has a range of bars and restaurants for a morning coffee and croissant or a relaxing meal with a glass of local wine. If you feel like stretching your legs you can stroll around the lake or take one of the dozens of local walking paths that are varied enough to suit all levels of ability. Champex Lac is a wonderful place for families who can hire boats, use the lake side play park, swim, play tennis, cycle and in the winter skate on the lake, downhill ski or ski de fond.It is also in a close proximity to many of the most popular resorts in Swtizerland, it is only 20 minutes from Le Chable, the village below Verbier (35 mins drive).From here you can get the Ruinette bubble onto the four valley slopes, accessing almost 500km of skiing.

Champex Lac

Champex-Lac is a wonderful sports ground both in summer and winter and it is a peaceful holiday spot for families or couples regardless of age!

The lake is the focal point of the village adding summer activities such as rowing, swimming, pedalos and fishing to the array of winder activities.

Plenty of skiing options above 2000m provide a reliable snow cover.

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.

Further Information for Champex –Lac Area

Altitude of the village: 1,466m to 3500m

Population: 150

Restaurants: 8

Bars: 5

Discotheques: 1

Sport Centre: 1

Ski Slopes: 25km in Champex-Lac (+100km around Champex) and 400km in the neighbouring 4 valleys

Cross Country Skiing:

12km in Champex –Lac (+12 km around Champex), Ski lifts,

Gondolas & Cable cars: 3 in Champex Lac (+14 around Champex)

Winter & Spring

25km in marked pistes in Champex-Lac

Over 100km marked pistes around Champex

Over 400 km marked pistes in the neighbouring 4 valleys

Excellent challenging ski area

Exceptional off piste skiing

Heliskiing

Night Skiing

Largest network of signposted snowshoe paths in Switzerland

Ice skating

Paragliding

Rap Jumping

Tobogganing slope

Ski Touring (skinning)

Cross country skiing

Highly qualified local ski schools

One mountain piste restaurant

Summer & Autumn:

400 km of signposted footpaths

Nature reserves of Combe de l’A

Alpine Gardens of Borg-St-Pierre and Champex-Lac

Donkey back rides for children

Nordic walking

Over 500km cycle paths over 21 routes

Mont Fort mountain biking route

Rock climbing on artificial wall at La Fouly

Fishing on the lake

Open air swimming

Canoeing

Mountaineering

The Saint Bernard Museum

Traditional cow fighting

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Review 1-7 of 7

13 Aug 2014

5/5

"Wonderful location, great apartment."

Loved the apartment and wow the location is fantastic - it's like living in a postcard!

So much to do and see in Champex and the surrounding area, we all had a wonderful time.

Many thanks.

12 Jul 2014

5/5

"Magnificent views"

I stayed together with my girlfriend in the apartment just at the beginning of the summer season in the Alps. Prepared for any weather conditions we decided to rent a flat instead of booking a hotel. Having to spend a rainy day in a small hotel room was the last thing we wanted during our short holiday break.

The apartment turned out to be a perfect solution for our needs. It's located in the very center of Champex-Lac, just vis-a-vis the grocery store, post office, ATM, tourist information and a moment away from multiple restaurants. As vivid hikers we were also very happy with the number of routes available in the area. Champex-Lac is part of the Hikers Haute Route.
However, the real highlight of the property is the amazing view of the lake opening just in front of the windows of the living room. Having the opportunity to start each and every day with a view like that was already a fantastic treat. Besides that, the flat is very well equipped in all kitchen appliances, it has a spacious living room with a TV and a DVD recorder, two bathrooms and two bedrooms (master with a bathroom attached). What's important a fast Wi-Fi connection is included and available. Ah, and not to forget a huge balcony with plenty of space to rest comfortably after long day hiking and enjoy the sunset.

Besides maybe the pillows being a bit hard, we wouldn't be able to find any downsides of this stay and can honestly recommend it. We are very much looking forward to coming back.

19 Sep 2013

5/5

"A superb place to come home to after a day hiking in the mountains"

If you want a luxury apartment in Champex, comfortable and spacious and with a wonderful view of the lake, then this is a must.

14 Aug 2013

5/5

"First class apartment and Resort"

This is a beautiful penthouse apartment within a modern block of flats right in the centre of Champex-Lac. The apartment has everything you need and was like a home from home (except with a better vi… More

17 Aug 2012

5/5

"A fantastic summer week in the Swiss mountains"

An excellent apartment with great views. Spacious for our family with 3 grown up children. Everything was at a high standard as I guess you would expect in Switzerland. I really can't fault it at all.

30 Aug 2011

5/5

"A fantastic well equipped apartment in beautiful Alpine setting"

For those seeking a high quality apartment in an idyllic Alpine setting then this is the location you have been looking for. My wife and I stayed at this apartment last year for a week in August and could not wait to come back this year. The apartment is well appointed with modern furnishing and fittings. In terms of location within Champex it could not be better situated with 5 restaurants within 100 yards. There is also a small supermarket opposite. Being right on the lakeside there is always something to watch from the balcony. There is a lovely 1 mile walk around the lake and many other footpaths to explore for the keen walker. For those who want to travel further afield then Sion, Verbier, Grand St Bernard Pass, Mont Blanc and many other places all within an hour's drive. There is every likelihood we will be back next year.

20 Aug 2011

4/5

"Accommodation - High Standard"

The appartment was well equipped, comfortable and very clean. The appartment block was located in the centre of Champex with a beautiful view overlooking the lake.

Our main concern was that we did not have anyone to meet and greet us which would have made settling in much more straight forward. One other small disappointment was that the advertised wi-fi internet access was not available.

Otherwise we would highly recommend the accommodation.

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