Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Chatel
A self catered 1 bedroom apartment which sleeps 1-4 people and comprises:
Lounge and kitchenette
The lounge has a dining table and chairs, and a seating area with flat screen TV&DVD combo (will play English discs) which is also connected to French television. A side cupboard with plates and cutlery, and a few board games. A radio/CD player.
There is also a kitchenette in the lounge with 4 hobs, microwave/oven combo, fridge freezer and storage cupboards for food etc.
Off the lounge is a south-east facing balcony which looks up up towards Chatel village and SuperChatel ski area, and across the road to the Marmottons learner slopes.
A double bed and two wardrobes either side and a window which faces out towards Super Chatel ski area in the distance (you can check the conditions before you even get up!)
There are bunk beds in the hall for two people and a cupboard for coats, boots etc.
The bathroom consists of a bath with stand-up shower, and a sink with cupboard below. A towel rail above the heater.
There is a separate toilet also off the hall.
For a floor-plan of the apartment see the photos.
In the basement of the apartment block is a ski locker to keep skis and boots overnight.
There is an open-air car park directly behind the apartment building.
A lift is available as well as the stairs to get to the first floor.
TAKE WITH YOU:
Bed linen - sheets, duvet cover, pillow cases etc (there are mattress protectors on the two bunk beds)
Amenities close to the apartment:
The local free bus service, route C, (winter) has a stop outside the apartment which will take you directly to the Linga ski lift (access to the Portes Du Soleil) or up into Chatel village, for shops restaurants and the Super Chatel ski area. It runs every 20 minutes or so from about 8am - 530pm when it is replace with a night bus. You can change bus at Linga if you wish and take the Route A bus up the valley to Pre La Joux ski lifts.
Directly opposite is the Marmottons learner slope which is perfect for kids taking there first time on skis. Also about 100m down the road is the Marmottons which offers nursery facilities and ski lessons for children. In the summer months the learner slope becomes part of a small, but fun, par 3 golf course. Not for the serious golfer but good fun for the family to have a go.
Walking distance (300m) from the apartment is Vertical Horizons ski/bike shop offering ski rental in the winter and mountain bikes in the summer. The owner is English and so are the staff making it easy to communicate what your are looking for. I used to work here, and if you say your saying at the Ames apartment you will get a discount on your weekly rental. Opposite the shop is a bakery with fresh croissants and baguettes each morning. Our favourites are the Patte D'Ours!
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About Tom Ames
My family has been coming to Chatel since we bought the apartment for both summer and winter holidays. My wife and I have now taken over the responsibility of running the property. We live in Suffolk in the UK, but try to get out to the mountains as much as we can. Although I have been coming here for many years now, I always find something new to do and explore each time we visit.
Tom Ames purchased this apartment in 1989
Why Tom Ames chose Chatel
My parents bought the apartment in Chatel due to their love of skiing and the mountains. They were looking for somewhere with a more rustic village feel as opposed to a large purpose built resort, and Chatel ticked this box perfectly
What makes this apartment unique
It is close to the village without being in the centre, making it quiet but without being isolated. It is well serviced by the local bus services but also has ample parking.
The balcony catches the morning sun, making it perfect for a relaxing breakfast al fresco.