Les Mayens Penthouse Apartment
About the home
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 swimming pool, ski slopes, tennis courts as well as walking and hiking paths.
The apartment is a haven for relaxation.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Lift access to property
Nearest amenities: 500m
|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|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|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, 4 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms, 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Shared tennis court on site, Private fishing lake / river|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Lift access to property, Secure parking|
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
Cost for laundry of bed linen and towels 20CHF per person.
The Swiss Alps / Valais/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.
The Champex Lac area
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
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
Largest network of signposted snowshoe paths in Switzerland
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
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
The Saint Bernard Museum
Traditional cow fighting
How to get there
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Champex -Lac resort is serviced by excellent rail and road links, open all year (Champex-Lac, 1500m above sea level). The resort is ideally situated in the heart of Swiss Alps, 30 minutes from Verbier.
Champex-Lac is about 1hr 40 mins from Geneva with multiple flights from the 4 London Airports plus direct flights from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster, Dublin, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester Newcastle, Norwich and Southampton.
Airline operators include Easy Jet, BMI, Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, British Airways & Swiss Air
By the A9 Highway to Martigny, by the Great Saint-Bernard road Tunnel; by the Forclaz and Great Saint-Bernard Mountain passes.
From Geneva Airport you are able to hire a car from numerous car rental companies and embark on the picturesque journey around Lake Geneva across to Champex which takes approximately 1hour and 45 minutes.
Direct link from Geneva Airport & Sion Airport every 30 minutes (approx 1 hr 50mins)
Connection at Martigny for Orsieres, followed by a bus right up to Champex-Lac village.
For those wishing to travel to Champex from the UK by car, the journey across France into Switzerland is a nice drive, and takes approximately 8hrs from Calais.
Activities near Champex Lac
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
17 Aug 2012
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
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
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.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|High Summer Season||2 Jun 12||9 Sep 12||£ 720||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn Season||9 Sep 12||4 Nov 12||£ 510||-||-||1 Week|
|Out of Season||4 Nov 12||16 Dec 12||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas and NY||16 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season WInter||6 Jan 13||7 Apr 13||£ 720||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Spring Season||7 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 510||-||-||1 Week|
|High Summer Season||1 Jun 13||7 Sep 13||£ 720||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Tourist tax payable - CHF 1.80 per adult per night
CHF 0.90 per child per night
Cleaning costs payable upfront
Laundry of bed linen and towels CHF20 per person
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Guestbook for Beautiful Lakeside Apartment
''My family and I stayed at the Champex-Lac apartment overlooking the lake for a week. It is a beautiful apartment in a perfect location. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a serene holiday in a beautiful village. It is a great location for skiing, as well as hiking, mountain biking and just relaxing. I am considering coming back to experience the summer in Champex-Lac as well.''
''We spent a wonderful two weeks with our grown-up children in this spacious, clean and well-appointed apartment. With fantastic walking for all abilities on our doorstep and major tourist attractions such as Lake Geneva, Chamonix and the Italian border all within easy reach, we were indeed spoilt for choice.
Our thanks to Michael for his attention to detail, and for providing first class accommodation for our memorable stay in Champex.
Bert and Lynda ''
"We had a great time in Champex and everything was perfect with the apartment! I will definitelly recommend this place to my friends and come back next year! Stéphanie from Switzerland "
"Our holidays were great, we've had a great weather too, we had a great time in Champex. The village is very peaceful and we enjoyed a lot of nice walks with great views. The apartment itself was perfect...well built, spacious, bright and clean. Everything has been very well thought out and we felt very much at home and comfortable. The appartement is wonderful a real piece of heaven. Hillary, UK "