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Traditional, Luxurious Swiss Chalet – Home 328198 Chalet

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Traditional, Luxurious Swiss Chalet – Home 328198

Excellent Excellent – based on 11 reviews

  • Chalet
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Chalet / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

An authentic Swiss Chalet - renovated during 2014 - with modern conveniences offering great value for money in the Portes du Soleil ski area. The chalet has quick and easy access to Geneva airport and to the Champéry ski lift system by car and via a scenic mountain train.

The chalet is 1km from the centre of the Swiss village of Val-d'Illiez in the Portes du Soleil, and 500 metres from the Thermal Spa "Thermes Parc". The stop on demand train is 20 metres from our doorstep and takes visitors directly to the bottom of the ski lift and to the amenities in Champéry in 14 minutes. NOTE: During summer 2016 the train line is closed for upgrade and will be replaced by a shuttle bus 400m from the chalet.

In winter guests can put on their ski or snowboard boots in the heated ski room and be taken directly to the bottom of the Champéry telecabin. The price of the train journey between the chalet and Champéry is included for free in the ski lift pass. Alternatively by car it's a 5km

An authentic Swiss Chalet - renovated during 2014 - with modern conveniences offering great value for money in the Portes du Soleil ski area. The chalet has quick and easy access to Geneva airport and to the Champéry ski lift system by car and via a scenic mountain train.

The chalet is 1km from the centre of the Swiss village of Val-d'Illiez in the Portes du Soleil, and 500 metres from the Thermal Spa "Thermes Parc". The stop on demand train is 20 metres from our doorstep and takes visitors directly to the bottom of the ski lift and to the amenities in Champéry in 14 minutes. NOTE: During summer 2016 the train line is closed for upgrade and will be replaced by a shuttle bus 400m from the chalet.

In winter guests can put on their ski or snowboard boots in the heated ski room and be taken directly to the bottom of the Champéry telecabin. The price of the train journey between the chalet and Champéry is included for free in the ski lift pass. Alternatively by car it's a 5km / 6 min drive. Parking is available both at the chalet and at the bottom of the lift in Champéry.

In summer we offer our guests the Portes du Soleil Multipass at a price of 2.50 CHF per adult per day (~GBP 1.70, free for under 5's) versus the regular price of 10chf (GBP 6.70). The Multipass gives unlimited access to a massive choice of activities and facilities in all 12 village-resorts of the Portes du Soleil including the train to Champéry, Portes du Soleil chair lift system for hiking, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, ice rink, tennis courts in Champéry and more.

In 2015 the Mutlipass offer is available from 13 June - 6 September - more details are on the Portes du Soleil website.

The chalet has a cosy wood burning stove in addition to modern central heating and is decorated in an authentic chalet style.

We have a small south facing garden, and provide a charcoal Barbeque and covered terrace for shaded outdoor dining. The Valais region has an average of over 300 days of sunshine per year.

We are ideally placed for mountain and road biking. There are extensive walking routes in the area.

The Chalet's features:

3 large bedrooms (2 x double bed + 1 x 2 singles)

Living /dining room

Modern and fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, wood burning stove and equipment to make Fondue & Raclette to complete the chalet experience.

1 modern bathroom with toilet, bath and wash hand basin

1 modern shower room with toilet, shower and wash hand basin

Heated ski / bicycle room

Garden and covered terrasse.

The internal living area is 100m2 (1076 sqft)

Free WiFi

Flat screen HDMI compatible TV with Swiss terrestrial TV (4 channels) & UK Freeview TV (>100 channels).

It is possible to connect your computer to many more channels via our internet connection and free web tv (Swisscom TV online). You will need to bring a cable if you want to connect the PC to the TV - please ask for details.

Music system with iPod dock.

The chalet has 2 double sofa beds in addition to the 2 double beds and 2 single beds. Please let us know in advance if you would like to use these so as we can arrange bedding.

Local Information

The main restaurants and supermarkets are in Champéry and are easily accessible via the train. The supermarket is right next to the train stop. A smaller supermarket, bakery and a handful of bars and restaurants are in Val-d"Illiez village centre 1km away and 20 minutes walk.

The Thermal Spa is "Themes Parc" is 500m from the chalet and has a bar, restaurant and snack bar open to the public. .

The AOMC (Aigle - Ollon - Monthey - Champéry) mountain train runs once per hour in each direction all year round. It provides a connection to the mainline train station in Aigle and onwards to Geneva airport. The train does not run during the night - please ask if you would like more details on the timetable. NOTE: During summer 2016 the train line is closed for upgrade and will be replaced by a shuttle bus 400m from the chalet.

The Portes du Soleil region

The area is a beautiful part of French speaking Switzerland very popular with the Swiss as a family resort and away from the mass tour operators. Ideal for winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding & snow shoeing.

In summer relax in the alpine scenery and breathe the pure mountain air. There are numerous walking & hiking trails. The area is suited for road biking and is a mecca for mountain biking.

The chalet is a base to explore Lake Geneva, Swiss and French Alps including Montreux, Villars, Gstaad, Zermatt, Chamonix, Zermatt and northern Italy by car or rail.


Val-d'Illiez

In winter, click on your ski boots at the chalet and get direct access to the extensive Portes du Soleil ski region on the Swiss - French border. Portes du Soleil is the largest cross border ski area in the world with 195 ski lifts & 650km of pistes. You can ski new slopes every day. The area has a great snow record due to its proximity to Lake Geneva.

The Champéry télécabine gives direct access to Les Crosets and the Swiss side of the Portes du Soleil - which tends to be less crowded even in peak Season. For advanced levels the infamous Swiss Wall and one of the best jump parks in Europe in Les Crosets are both at your fingertips.

Taking one additional chairlift means you are across the border in the Avoriaz (France) area within 30minutes of getting on the lift in Champéry.

For powder addicts there are almost endless off-piste skiing possibilities, with tree-line skiing available providing visibility when other resorts may have a "white out".

In summer Portes du Soleil offers visitors the possibility to buy a “Multipass” for CHF1.50/day (~1GBP, free for under 5's). This gives unlimited access to the chairlifts and provides extensive possibilities for hiking. It also provides unlimited access to leisure facilities in the resorts including swimming pools, tennis courts, ice rinks and more.

The area is a mecca for mountain biking. Champéry hosted the 2011 World Mountain Bike championship. It's possible to freewheel from the top of the mountain right to our door. Bikes can be safely & easily stored in our ski & bike room.

Portes du Soleil in Figures:
286 slopes: 27 black, 104 red, 122 blue, 33 green
195 mountain lifts
650 km of groomed slopes
11 snowparks
90 slopeside restaurants

http://en.portesdusoleil.com/

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
  • 2 Family bathrooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:09:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

No shoes indoors, bring slippers or warm socks. The chalet has been newly renovated so we expect guests to look after it like a family home. No pets or smoking permitted.
Check in time is after 15:00, departure by 09:00. In case there is no-one staying before or after these times can be flexible, please ask!

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About the owner

Gavin And Anna M
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Calendar updated::
09 Dec 2016
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish


This Chalet has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 17 Feb 2013. Located in Portes du Soleil, it has 11 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £1050.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 09 Dec 2016.

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“excellent!”

Reviewed 13 Mar 2015

Just stayed at the Chalet for a couple of days! The setting is so nice facimg Dents du Midi. Train stop is right in front of the house and brings you to the skiing region within 10mins if you don't want to take the car... The rooms are so nice and there's nothing missing you need. Everything is very clean and nicely furnished. I can totally recommend that place.

Thank you for taking the time to share such nice feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you visit again.

“comfortable chalet, excellent location, great value for money”

Reviewed 14 Jan 2014

We stayed for a week in the ski season. The chalet is perfectly located with easy door-to-door access to the ski lifts and all local facilities by train. It is well equipped with plenty of space and we were very comfortable (2 adults and 3 children). It's also ideally situated for the thermal baths.

“great location and lovely cosy chalet with all amenities for a comfortable stay”

Reviewed 20 Aug 2013

Ably assisted by fantastic weather, we spent just 4 nights in this chalet which was easy to find due to being located on the same road as the Thermes Parc (there are are large flags at the start of the road, just off the main road to Val D'Illiez and Champery). Plenty of parking space, but we didn't use the car after the first day as the train stop is so close which took us into Champery and we then used the Portes Du Soleil Multipass to take numerous telepheriques and telesieges up into the mountains and do some hiking. Plenty of room for 6 people in the chalet and the kitchen was well-equipped for us to do all our own cooking in the mornings and evenings. Maps, books and games also provided for our use while there which were much appreciated. British TV available too, plus Wi-Fi.

“Attractive chalet in beautiful mountain valley”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2013

Attractive, simply furnished chalet in the beautiful Champery valley (the owners photos give a fair impression). For parents with two older teenaged children, this is a wonderful base to explore the area. Eating on the terrace in all weathers was a joy, with beautiful views - the peaks of the Dents de Midi, etc.(although trees do impede it in some directions). Being adjacent to the station (but not overlooked) allowed us to use the railway to connect with cable car, chairlifts, swimming pools, skating rink, buses, etc and all for the price of the magnificent "multipass" (CHF 1.5/day). The tourist provision in this area is first class- a Swiss triumph. Thanks, Gavin, your chalet was a delightful base for a wonderful holiday.

“Lovely, authentic, good value Swiss chalet rental in a beautiful location.”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2013

I rented this property in winter with my partner and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the chalet. It was warm and cosy and very comfortable, not to mention excellent value for money. The place is equipped with all mod-cons (dishwasher, coffee-machine, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer etc) and cooking utensils. The house is nicely furnished and decorated with a modern kitchen and bathroom. The bathroom has a bath and a powerful shower over the bath. The chalet is 30 seconds walk from the train stop which took us directly to the ski cable car lift in Champery. It is a short scenic train journey and it goes every hour (free with lift pass). Champery also has a supermarket and some bars and restaurants. There is plenty of storage in the chalet's basement room to store and dry ski gear. We returned again in the summer time to do some hiking and biking in the Alps. The chalet would be a great place for families. It's handy to have a car (there's parking right next to the chalet) to get to shops, restaurants etc, but not essential as the train service is very reliable. You can also get to/from Geneva airport with one change at Aigle from the chalet's train stop. We loved staying at Chalet Fayeze and will definitely be back again.

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