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Luxurious, detached chalet next to the 4 Valleys ski area, with Hot Tub + Sauna

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Family friendly chalet, superbly equipped and with fantastic views

A modern, self catering Chalet on the Alpage de Thyon. At 1900m altitude, it is usually ski-in ski-out via pathways between neighbouring chalets. East facing with superb views to North, East and South, overlooking quiet woodland area with cross-country ski trail. Excellent local ski area, with nearest piste and lift (a high speed quad chair) only 400m away, that links to the Verbier/4 Vallée ski area.

Highlights: Outdoor hot tub and Sauna; Satellite broadband.

In excellent order throughout, the main entrance on the ground floor, with porch and cloakroom, leads to a generous living area with leather sofas, TV, DVD and audio system, log burning stove and 2 doors out to the main balcony. The adjoining dining area has a large table for 10 people. The open plan kitchen has an island with ceramic hob and breakfast bar, as well as a door to the balcony. There are high quality electrical appliances with oven and microwave, and a large fridge/freezer. Top quality crockery (Villeroy & Boch), glassware and cutlery – sufficient for 10 place settings.

On the upper floor, there is a double bedroom and a 2 bed bunk bedroom, shower room and a gallery area with double sofa bed and cot. A door leads out to the upper balcony.

Downstairs has 2 double bedrooms, shower room, sauna and utility/laundry room with heated boot rack. Door leading to lower garden area and top quality six seater hot tub.

Heating is by electric underfloor heating, which provides a very comfortable temperature throughout the chalet and the log burning stove provides a super cosy glow if required.

The whole Chalet has fantastic views of the Dent Blanche and surrounding Valais Alps.

More Details

Sue & Warren Burgess
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2018

About Sue & Warren Burgess

Sue and Warren Burgess live close to the hills in North East Scotland. We love the outdoors and want to share the great experiences available in Thyon-Les Collons.

Sue & Warren Burgess purchased this chalet in 2007

Why Sue & Warren Burgess chose Vex

This is a fantastic chalet with fabulous views and is so close to a huge, brilliant ski area. In the Summer and Autumn there are lots of mountain routes for walking, running and biking.

What makes this chalet unique

Top quality chalet, super views, all in a quiet area where it is so easy to switch off and chill out!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just returned from another gr8 week of ski and snowboard fun. This property made it even more enjoyable. The ski in ski out location was so good we lunched there most days and cooked in several evenings. The property is so well equipped that it made it a pleasure to live in. The rooms are spacious, the location is gr8 for the slopes and the local village which is well equipped with shops, bakery, restaurants etc. The hot tub at the house was also very welcome to come home to after a day on the mountains and was big enough for 8 adults to fit in comfortably. The drying room for all our ski gear was also welcomed so we didn't have wet stuff hanging all over the house. The showers in the bathrooms are high pressured and there is a limitless supply of hot water. All in all a great holiday in a great property.

Thanks to Warren and Sue.

Mar 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Vex in Hérens District

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms with WC, shower and double sinks. One has adjoining sauna. Ground floor cloakroom has WC and basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Gallery area, with 2 single beds, one stored as pull-out bed
  • 4 bedrooms all with wardrobes, 3 bedrooms with double beds, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds as bunks, 1 hide-away bed on open gallery (2 singles, can be side-by-side or a double), 1 fold up cot and high chair. All beds have single quilts and pillows.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Steep sloping path to chalet from the road-side is not suitable for wheelchairs or the infirm. Bed linen and towels are not included in the weekly rate but can be made available on request for an additional cost.


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Luxurious, detached chalet next to the 4 Valleys ski area, with Hot Tub + Sauna
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 46 reviews

a gr8 property, in a gr8 location with everything you need and more

  • 5 of 5

we enjoyed another gr8 holiday in Warren and Sue's property. we have been there several years now and are looking forward to the next one already. the accomodation is very spacious and has everything you would have at home and more. for the winter season it has all of the drying and storage facilities for skiing and the ski in ski out location is ideal. watching the sun rise over the mountains in the morning while eating breakfast is idyllic and seeing the stars in the night sky after soaking in the hot tub is perfect. we will be back.

the location is only 2hrs drive from Geneva Airport or the train service to the bottom of the mountain is very good.

the restaurants in the area are good, especially La Luge who do every type of pizza you could think of.

the local baker does fresh bread every day with nice cakes too.

the skiing in the area is fantastic with something to suit every need.

all in all a great property in a great location.

Thanks to Warren and Sue.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What more can we say! - We are delighted to be able to share our chalet in this wonderful part of the world! Warren and Sue
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WInter can't be better

  • 5 of 5

Our familiy had a perfect week in a perfect house and a perfect host!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear you had a fabulous week - and looking forward to hosting you next year again!
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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Beautiful views, lovely chalet

  • 5 of 5

We loved our relaxing time at the chalet. The views were great. The home is very nice.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. As we told you - you would not be disappointed!!
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Lovely chalet, lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time celebrating two significant and high numbered birthdays with close family. Generally great weather and did lots! Chalet is extremely well equipped and in and excellent position high up above the Rhone Valley. Perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you had a great time with your family Roger, - and that Chalet Les Alouettes had all you needed, including the great views!!
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A place to chill in the Alpine Summer

  • 5 of 5

This is forth or fifth time we stayed at Chalet Les Alouettes in the early Summer...but who is counting. It is up on an mountain side, an idyllic setting with commanding views! Even from the hot tub you are surrounded but mountain peaks and dark dark skies for evening 'tubbing' The Chalet has everything you need to make the perfect hideaway or energetic break. The owners make this the easiest of rentals and have thought of everything to help you. We love mountain walking and this place puts us in the heart of fantastic rambling trails...we'll be back again and again. Johnny & Meredith.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Les Alouettes - that is our objective!!
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Excellent base for...anything!

  • 5 of 5

Chalet is in a truly excellent location for just about anything outdoorsish...walking, running, biking and obviously skiing. The opportunities are almost limitless. The views from the balcony (and the hot tub) are to die for.

The chalet itself is wonderfully kitted out with nothing left wanting and the hot tub and sauna just top things off.

Hopefully we'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, a hidden gem! Delighted you enjoyed it - and you'd be very welcome back!
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Sion East
Nearest Ski
400 Metres
Etherolla lift
Car: recommended

Les Alouettes is located on the Alpage de Thyon, close to the mountain village of Les Collons, in a small group of chalets beside the ski slopes and walking trails. The quiet village has shops, restaurants, bars, ski school and rental, post, bus, and tourist information. There are plenty of activities for winter and summer, including skiing, mountain biking, walking, sightseeing and the charming historic town of Sion is only 20 km away with swimming pools and other sports facilities.

Ski: At 1900 metres, Les Alouettes is situated close to the start of the Etherolla chair and above the start of the Trabanta chair. So the local slopes and chair lifts are easily accessible - 'Ski in, ski out' from the house is usually possible for intermediate skiers in good snow conditions. Otherwise it is a 400 metre walk down the road to the nearest piste. The Thyon/Les Collons area links in to the wonderful, snow-sure skiing area of the 4 Valleys with over 400 km slopes - a skiing and snowboarding paradise. There is skiing for all levels, from beginners to experts, with a good local ski school and runs for all levels in the local area. High-alpine ski-touring and cross-country are all within easy reach.

Summer activities:

The area of the four valleys is a fantastic area for hiking, mountain biking, horse riding and touring.

Mountain biking: A huge variety of local trails and small paths are rideable from Thyon at 2100m down to Sion at 500m. Further afield there are a multitude of fantastic touring routes, in the local valleys, the Verbier circuit and at other Valais ski areas. Several purpose built trail centres, like Crans-Montana, are within 1-2 hours’ drive.

Golf: An outstanding 18-hole golf course in Sion. Also the internationally renowned course in Crans-Montana.

Wine growing region and local produce: Between Martigny and Sierre, you can sample many great wines, produced in small local vineyards.

The Valais region is proud of its local food products. Locally produced and delicious cheese, fruit and meats, are available in the shops and restaurants.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Vex, Valais

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
31 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring Ski touring
16 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
30 Apr 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Autumn
27 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early December Ski
1 Dec 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early January
5 Jan 2019 - 11 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Ski Season
12 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
2 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late High Season
23 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £531.35
Stay tax £1.90 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 6 years.

Security deposit also used as booking deposit, so required at time of booking.
Cleaning of rooms is included, up to 2 hours. Excess above this charged at cost.
Bed linen and towels charged at 20 Chf per person, if required.
Making up beds charged at 10 Chf per person, if requested.
Swiss tourist tax, bed linen and any other charges either paid with rent, or deducted from security deposit after departure.
A discount of 200 CHF will be given for 2 week lets.
Payment in Euro or GB£ accepted at the prevailing exchange rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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