Domaine de l'Alpage
Ski Chalet | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
With stunning uninterrupted views south and west towards Mont Blanc, Les Dents du Midi and the Rhone Valley, Domaine de l'Alpage is a very attractive 2nd floor apartment set at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on the edge of a forest. Completed in 2008, the chalet is constructed to a high standard with underground allocated parking set in landscaped, maintained gardens. The apartment is tastefully furnished and with underfloor heating, is comfortably warm in winter, while with the extensive window doors, is light and airy in summer.
With a double bed and two single beds, the apartment is suitable for either families or couples. A fully equipped open plan kitchen, dining area with extendable table for 4/6, spacious lounge, two bathrooms, a basement storage 'cave' and large wrap-round balcony complete this comfortable base for enjoying the wide range of activities available in summer and winter. A television (for DVDs only), DVD and CD player are included and the chalet has a Jacuzzi and Sauna.
Villars is located on a sunny south facing plateau and has access from the village to the Villars-Gryon and Glacier 3000 ski lifts with 70 lifts and 225km of ski runs. In summer, the resort hasa range of sports activities including hill walking, mountain climbing, para-gliding and golf with lake Geneva and Montreux just half an hour drive away. While having a range of top quality 5* hotels, Villars is characterised as a chalet resort and has a stylish ambiance with many high profile international celebrities choosing it as their alpine retreat.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 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 123 km, Nearest railway: Aigle 14 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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|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 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
The Swiss Alps region
Villars is located in a region that has a wealth of activities to enjoy all year round. Montreux and Lake Geneva are just 30 mins drive away and Geneva Airport is around 1hr 20 mins. Whether lakeside and water based activities or alpine sports, summer or winter, Villars has them all within easy reach and is an ideal base for exploring the western Swiss Alps in general. The climate is very typically alpine with cold winters and snow at village level in Villars from December through to April most seasons. In summer the temperature is in the mid-high 20s centigrade with rain showers, ensuring that outdoor and mountain activities can be relied upon.
Villars-sur-Ollon is an exclusive yet discreet resort characterised by alpine chalets set on a sunny south facing plateau. It is a family-friendly resort with 5 international schools giving it a particularly youthful and international ambiance. The village centre has a variety of shops, supermarkets, cafes, bars and restaurants along with a choice of ski hire outlets and 2 respected ski schools that also cater for disabled skiers. The small collection of high quality hotels provide further apres-ski and dining opportunities.
Other amenities include an indoor swimming pool, ice rink, tennis courts, golf course, wellness centre and a cinema. Access to the mountains and ski areas is from the telecabine and scenic mountain railway, both in the central part of Villars and from the telecabine at nearby Gryon. In winter the shuttle bus runs every 20 minutes connecting all 3 ski lifts and is available from the bus stop just 10 minutes walk from the chalet.
In summer, activities include walking with numerous trails spreading out from the telecabine and mountain railway stations, golf at the 18 hole golf course with stunning views, cycling,tennis, riding and para-gliding. Within 45 minutes, there is the wellness centre at the thermal baths in Lavey, chateaux at Aigle and Chillon, Montreaux, lakeside and water based activities and many vineyards with excellent variety of wines to sample. Summer skiing is also available from the Glacier 3000 ski area above nearby Les Diablerets.
In winter, 75 ski lifts connect over 200km of ski runs with snowboarding, ice skating, sledging and Nordic skiing all providing numerous possibilities for enjoying winter snow season. The ski lifts connect to the Glacier 3000 ski area with over 40km of high altitude skiing.
The Villars Tourist Office website has comprehensive information on the available amenities and series of summer and winter special events.
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22 Jul 2014
Great apartment: well equipped and finished to high standard: my wife and i were with our daughter of 18months and it,was perfect: spacious open kitchen/lounge, wrap around balcony with lots of space and safe for kids, beautiful views from every window! Good shutters kept it cool even thouh it was 30°C outside, 2 bathrooms so also suitable for 2 couples.
Convenient for amenities: bakery, butcher and small supermarket walking distance in chessiere, everything and more in villars, also walkable but a bit too far to carry shopping but very near to drive (easy parking in summer, might be busier in winter?)
Lots to do in the area with kids: alpine zoo in salvan marecotte (much more "natural" hbitat than traditional zoo), lots of little 'alpage' farms to visit especially Chalet de la Croix near Col de La Croix (just about the most idyllic alpine setting you could imagine and amazing cheese), Chateau de chillon, train to La Bretaye, hiking trails all over, no map needed, just set off and explore and enjoy the natural beauty in the company of the cows and sheep and goats!
I am so glad you enjoyed the apartment and your holiday in Villars. Its good that you appreciated the flexibility of the apartment for families, adults, 2 couples etc and the range of local amenities, and that it suited your own family. You are most welcome to return again in the future.
23 Apr 2014
"Fantastic apartment with amazing views"
We stayed at Domaine de l'Alpage during the Easter holidays as a family of 4. The apartment was modern with a very homely feeling to it. The views were amazing of the mountains and the valley below. The location was great for our kids because the play area was only a 5 minute walk away. The jacuzzi and sauna were great after a full day skiing ,it was really relaxing.
8 Mar 2014
"Excellent standard of accommodation in great location."
This apartment is of an excellent standard and has a huge wrap around balcony with wonderful views. The overall development is also clearly well maintained by its owners and has very good facilities. We particularly enjoyed the use of the common jacuzzi after a day ski-ing! The apartment itself is spotless, well equipped and spacious. We did not have a car with us but the free resort bus service is only 5mins walk away and works well. We were particularly impressed with how well organised all the arrangements were. Both the owner and the local contact were very attentive and helped everything run smoothly. We would definitely return to this apartment.
I am thrilled that you and your family enjoyed the apartment and your skiing holiday in Villars, and that all the facilities and arrangements worked as intended. You would be most welcome to return again at any time of the year.
11 Jan 2014
"Beutifully set comfortable, modern swiss chalet apartment"
Our family of 4 spent a very pleasant New Year holiday in this comfortable and modern apartment nestled in the Swiss Alps just off the Rhone Valley upstream from the Lake of Geneva which has the most breath-taking views from its huge French windows and balconies. The Chalet is situated 5 minutes from the "ski bus" stop but is actually reachable by foot in about 20 minutes from the gondola station (where skis and boots can be kept overnight) and two village centres of Chesieres and Villars. It is also a 20 minute drive to the big shopping centres in the valley as well as the main railway line. All comforts and mod-cons are catered for (perhaps with the exception of a microwave which would have been useful). The TV received Freesat (and hence BBC1,2,ITV, etc.) and the chalet includes an underground garage space. There is access to a communal "spa" with Jacuzzi and sauna to relax those aching après-ski muscles. Our modest skiing needs only required a fraction of the large range of slopes and lifts, extending to a 3000m glacier and the large resort of Les Diablerets. We would have no hesitation in returning there and perhaps savouring the delightful walks that must be accessible in the summer season.
I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed your New Year holiday at the chalet apartment and enjoyed the village and surrounding area and skiing too. Thank you for your comments - I will install a microwave oven next time I visit the apartment myself.
20 Aug 2013
"Superior accommodation with great views in prestige location."
The chalet is immaculate, well-appointed, and has beautiful views.All the administration was very clear, and the owner's on-site representative was very helpful.We used that chalet in the summer … More
I am thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your holiday in Villars, Switzerland so much, and that my apartment played its part as much as I hoped it would. You would be most welcome to visit Domaine de l'Alpage again at any time of the year.
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