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, 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|
|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.