Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Chatel - ALPAGE C1
2 bedrooms, kitchen, sitting/dining room, bathroom, sep wc, terrace, store
Ground floor apartment 53 sq metres. Entrance hall with plenty of hanging space for jackets and space to store boots. Double bedroom with cupboard and outside window. Bunk room with chest of drawers, shelves and hooks.
Well equipped kitchen area with full sized oven, grill and 4 induction hobs, dish washer, fridge, microwave, toaster and coffee machine. Bathroom with bath and basin. Separate wc with hand basin. The 17sq m carpeted living room has two double French windows leading onto a terrace and field (grass in summer) affording wonderful views up and down the valley. There is comfortable seating for at least 6 people and dining space (and china/cutlery) for 8 people. There is a double sofa bed in the living room and storage in the dresser and under the fitted banquette. Outside the apartment in the corridor there is a store cupboard for skis and groceries. This also houses 6 outside chairs, 2 deck chairs, barbecue, two garden tables and pierrade.
The apartment has a flat screen TV and DVD player with an eclectic mix of DVDs. There is a radio/CD player and a selection of CDs, board games, cards and books. The apartment has WIFi access.
The apartment has its own outside parking area. A car is recommended but not essential. The bus stop is
immediately outside the apartment and free buses run approximately 8 times per hour and take you to the centre of the village and on to the skiing areas. The Barbossine lift (from where you can access Super Chatel, Morgins, Torgon and right round the whole Portes de Soleil ski area) is 2 minutes down the road. When there is enough snow you can ski back to the apartment. Henri Gonon Skiset shop at Petit Chatel gives a 20% discount on the hire price of skis and booots to people using the apartment. There is a serviced launderette at Petit Chatel. They also sell fresh bread and croissants in the morning. There is a small super market in the centre of the village and a large and extremely well stocked Intermarche below the village on the way home from the main skiing area at Pré la Joux. There are numerous mountain restaurants at various price levels including some particularly good and reasonably priced self service places for lunch. Just above the apartment is a wonderful walk in both winter and summer which takes to you Barbossine and on up to the Col de Saix. When there is a lot of snow raquettes are recommended.
This walk takes you to the charming Chalet Theo for drinks and lunches.
Chatel offers a wonderful summer holiday with many activities. Chair lifts operate in July and August providing quick access for walking and biking as far afield as Morzine and Les Gets. There are numerous mountain bike trails and Bike Parks at Super Chatel and Pré la Joux. White water rafting, paragliding, climbing, fishing, horse riding, swimming, tennis, junior bike park and the Fantasticable are amongst the other summer activities on offer. The town of Abondance just down the valley is worth a visit with its beautiful Abbey and 15c frescoes.
Our apartment is particularly suited to summer holidays because of its terrace and grass area for sitting outside.
Bikes can be brought down the outside bank and locked up on the terrace,.
We have a booklet giving more detailed information which we will send to you when you confirm your booking. This should cover everything you need to know to make your stay at Alpage C1 a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing experience.
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- non smoking only
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets considered
Sarah and Nicholas Roberts
My husband and I bought this apartment because we are both very keen skiers and in 1999 our two sons were young teenagers, also very keen skiers. We used to come out three times each winter to ski and again in the summer to bike and walk. Now the boys are grown up and we are retired we are able to come out in the off season hence our decision to start renting out the apartment. We used to live in London where we ran our own catering company for 25 years. We now live in Herefordshire, on the Welsh borders, where we make cider, keep chickens, duck and llamas and run a small b and b.
We had both skied in many different places over many years and one year we decided to come to Chatel, which 15 years ago was not that well known. We just fell instantly in love with the village the skiing available in the Portes de Soleil. Since we have been here the lifts have increased and improved enormously which has made it much easier and quicker to discover the whole vast skiing area available. This apartment is very much our second home and we think has a very comfortable and lived in atmosphere. We invite you to make it your home for the time you are here and hope you will find it as comfortable as we do.