The mountain village of Corbeyrier is situated on a sunny, south facing balcony 500 meters above the floor of the Rhône valley, close to Lake Geneva and Montreux. Here you can enjoy breathtaking views and a quiet, peaceful environment to unwind in. In contrast, 18km away you can enjoy the more trendy attractions of Lake Geneva, with popular Chillon Castle, the Montreux shoreline and its many fine lakeside restaurants.
The chalet is situated in grounds of about 1000m2 with several terraces as well as parking. It is built on two floors. The apartment occupies the ground floor and comprises a large, well equipped kitchen, a dining area and large hall / fireplace area as well as a spacious sitting room and a bedroom with adjoining shower/toilet. The total living area is about 80m2.
The garden is large with two terraces available, one with a barbecue. Deck chairs are provided for sitting out in the sunshine!
Public transport: The chalet is a 5 minutes walk from the nearest Postbus stop. The service takes you down to the mainline station at Aigle in 20 minutes. The bus runs seven times a day, with good connections to and from Geneva airport. We encourage the use of the excellent public transport facilities and we would be happy to assist you in planning your trip, as well as any excursions you would like to make. Swiss public transport offer some attractive passes for those who wish to use these services - contact us for details!
Winter holidays - Or Montreux Jazz?: Corbeyrier is not a tourist resort, so why not have a winter holiday with a difference ? Enjoy the crisp clear air, the bright sunlight and the magnificent winter views. Go for walks in the snowy environment. Or, for the skiing enthusiasts, Corbeyrier is less than 40 minutes drive (60-75 minutes by public transport) from 7 major ski resorts. So you can ski in a different place each day, and get away from the discos and the souvenir shops each evening !
Corbeyrier is also only 20min drive from Montreux - perfect to enjoy the Montreux Jazz Festival early in July or other events during the year.
Sustainable tourism: We believe that each of us has a duty towards future generations and this includes the way we spend our holidays. Avoiding large, purpose built complexes with often dubious water and energy sources, not to mention inexistant water treatment facilities can contribute to this goal.
Our property is well integrated into the immediate environment. We source electricity from a nearby hydraulic powerstation (so it is 100% renewable). Water is from the local mountain spring and is so pure it doesn't need to be treated. Waste water is cleaned before it is returned to the river.
We have invested in technology to reduce water and power consumption (for example heating / hot water is now solar instead of oil), and we participate in the municipal recycling scheme by seperating rubbish.
You can limit the impact of your journey by using public transport (trains here are regular, punctual, safe and clean!) or, if you decide to fly, you can participate in a carbon offsetting scheme.