Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Tignes Val Claret - Les Tommeuses
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 6
The apartment is situated right by the 'Bollin' piste, close to the funicular entrance, on the first floor of the Tommeuses apartment building in stylish Val Claret, the highest village of Tignes. It has a south-facing balcony, with wonderful views of the Grande Motte; the mountain famous for its glacier skiing. The apartment comprises of a lounge with a dining area, TV and DVD player, small stereo system and a modern double sofa bed; bedroom with 2 single beds and a mezzanine double bed; bathroom with shower over bath; fully equipped kitchen with oven, dishwasher, microwave, electric kettle & toaster; and separate WC. The apartment has the benefit of a wooden floor in the entrance hall and fitted carpets in the bedroom and lounge. There is a separate secure ski locker room on the ground floor, which has key-pad security access, leading straight onto the piste. This comfortable apartment offers the convenience of doorstep skiing at its best!
Winter:: The apartment provides sleeping accommodation for up to 6 adults in two rooms. There are 2 single beds and a double mezzanine bed in the bedroom and 1 double and 2 single sofabeds in the living room. Single, double and king size duvets, pillows and blankets are provided but clients will have to bring their own bedlinen and towels. There is a well-equipped kitchen, bathroom with over bath shower and a separate toilet. The skiing in limitless - linked with neighbouring Val d'Isere, there are more than enough lifts and runs to suit all tastes and abilities. The resort has been upgraded and improved over the past 20 years and has every amenity available, including 30 restaurants in Val Claret alone. The apartment location is particularly convenient for families with young children - being so close to ski schools, and skiing to and from the back door. Snowboarders are very well catered for in Tignes with a special snowboard park in Val Claret at the top of the Tichot lift on the Col du Palet.
Summer:: Tignes is a superb summer holiday resort at the edge of the Vanoise National Park. In addition to the wealth of summer sporting activities, skiing is possible most of the year on the Grande Motte glacier. Thirteen lifts are open with 50km of pistes, descending 1000 metres. Numerous courses are on offer for skiers and snowboarders throughout the summer season (July and August). Tignes also has a superb 18 hole golf course, the highest course in Europe, as well as 50 tennis courts, squash courts, fishing, mountain climbing, walking, horse riding, mountain biking, white water rafting and many other activities on offer in the summer. Many of these activities are included on the summer lift pass. Tignes boasts a spectacular water sports centre in Tignes Le Lac (Le Lagon) . This indoor facility opened in July 2006 and houses a fabulous swimming and watersports centre on the edge of the lake in Tignes Le Lac.
During the summer season of July and August Tignes really comes alive with a huge range of activities. Mounain biking has really taken off as the premier activity with mountain bike trails of all grades of difficulty linking up with Val d'Isere. You can take your bike up on the specially adapted ski lifts for free and ride down at your leisure on the green, blue, red and black trails.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
About Mark & Margot Wheaton
Mark and I met skiing in 1981 and have been skiing together ever since! Val d'Isere and Tignes have always been our favourite skiing area and we always came back, particularly at Easter. We now travel to our apartment at least 3 times a year from our home in Chichester in West Sussex.
Mark & Margot Wheaton purchased this apartment in 1988
Why Mark & Margot Wheaton chose Tignes Val Claret
No. 4 Les Tommeuses became available in 1988 and was the first property we viewed in Tignes. We had seen the apartment building being built in 1985 as we went up the Bollin chairlift and I always wanted to have an aparment there. We fell in love with it and the rest is history!
What makes this apartment unique
The view from the balcony is second to none as well as the proximity to the slopes and the ski in - ski out nature of the apartment. The Gardien (Florence) is fantastic and will help you with any problems. We have tried to make the aparment as comfortable as possible and keep it well stocked with all the necessary kitchen utensils etc. to make your holiday as pleasurable as possible. The apartment is close to over 30 restaurants and bars yet on the edge of the slopes and very very quiet. The apartment is so close to everything you need and in the summer the views from the balcony are just as breathtaking. We love watching the traditional alpine dairy farming with the gentle sound of cow bells ringing in the air. Mountain biking has really taken off in Tignes/Val d'Isere in the summer and the apartment is perfect for an activity summer holiday. There are trails of all difficulty across the whole of the Espace Killy area.