Exquisite 1 bedroom hideaway in centre of village - self catering in style
- 0% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 0 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 0 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 2
Wonderful stay great location
Our stay at Chez Nous was seamless. We were met at the train station upon our arrival, taken via taxi to our apartment. Lou was very kind to walk us around the area to include surrounding restaurants, shops, grocery stores, and even showed us where to pick up our ski passes and ski rental equipment. The apartment itself was immaculate particularly with fine attention to detail. We loved the lemon cake and Swiss chocolates! It truly felt like a home away from home. Also having Netflix access was nice since many of the channels were not in English. The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen was well appointed. The location of the apartment was perfect as we were able to walk anywhere we needed to go. We will absolutely be back. Thank you so much Lizzie and Lou for having us, we look forward to coming back next year!
I have just got back to Zermatt (where it is snowing hard!) and know from Lou how much she enjoyed meeting you and having you both with us.
We are so pleased that this first trip to Zermatt was such a success and that you felt so at home in the apartment (that is what we aim for!).
I hope that we will be able to welcome you back next season and in the meantime very best wishes for the rest of 2020!
Lizzie and Lou
We visited Zermatt in early January for a week of skiing. We chose Chez Nous based on the positive reviews. We were not disappointed. The place is spotless with a very well equipped kitchen. One could easily cook a 5 course meal, but then again one would miss all of the great restaurants in Zermatt! The place was a perfect size for two. There might have been a pull out couch to accommodate two more, but that would make for close quarters. That is definitely a personal preference, however. Excellent sound system and an enormous flat screen TV if one needs some couch time after skiing
The location of Chex Nous is ideal. Close to the station for the local bus that circles Zermatt frequently and within easy walking distance to the different lift stations. There is a small grocery that is about a 2 minute walk and a larger store that is about 10 minute walk. A number of excellent restaurants and bars are also an easy walk from Chez Nous.
Lou and Lizzie were great hosts, responsive to questions by both email and text. They can also help with dinner recommendations and reservations. Hopefully we will be back some day! Thanks for a wonderful stay.
Hi Don - hope that memories of your time in Zermatt are staying with you "back at work". Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for such a nice review. I am pleased that we lived up to our billing!
Angus will be delighted that his TV and sound system got a mention and it means a great deal to us both to know that our guests feel at home in our apartments.
Very best wishes to you both for 2020 and please come back and visit us again soon-ish!
PS for the benefit of anyone else reading this, the sofa does click down (and has a mattress topper so that it becomes a bed with a proper base rather than soggy springs!) but as Don has said, we think it is fine for an extra adult or child but 4 adults in that apartment would be too much of a squish.
Simply the Best
Staying in Lizzie's home in Zermatt was one of the best decisions we made while planning our trip. We were greeted personally at the train station & escorted to her home, all while being given a list of her favorite places for food & shopping along the way. Incredibly helpful! Her home is this lovely, well appointed, cozy get away that was even more beautiful than the pictures...not something I have often found to be the case. The pictures are often more flattering than the reality. Lizzie's place did not disappoint on any level. The entire building is spotless! So very Swiss. The furnishings in her place are gorgeous. Her home is wonderfully clean & scented comfortingly, so it doesn't carry the odors of "the ghosts of past guests" nor cooking smells from other units. The kitchen is really well appointed, including gorgeous cookery books, a bonus for me as a chef. And the linens in the bedroom are truly beautiful. Another bonus, the shelves in the bedroom are filled with fabulous books, too! However, the ultimate highlight is the view of The Matterhorn! We sat on the deck for every meal & savored this breathtaking sight, along with the sounds of the church bells ringing. Another beautiful thing to note is that Lizzie provides enough coffee, tea, a lovely bottle of wine, gorgeous fruit, chocolates, & a bottle of milk to get you through your first day, or so. Such a kind & generous thing to offer guests while they settle in & get oriented. I would highly recommend staying here. We hope to return to this wonderful place soon!
Oh Robyn thank you! What a lovely and thoughtful review - it is really much appreciated.
When Angus and I set up the apartments I don't think we could have known how much pleasure we would get from meeting new people and having our tapestry of friendships around the world enriched in this way.
I am delighted that you saw Zermatt and The Matterhorn sparkling in the sun and I do hope that we will be able to welcome you back or that our paths may cross in other ways.
Very best wishes to you both for the rest of 2019, Lizzie
Mind Blowing apartment
Our favorite property in Switzerland! We absolutely loved the property. Extremely well furnished - top of the line and very well thought off. Infact we have taken tips on how to furnish our house, after seeing this property. Great view of the matterhorn from the building, 10-15 min from the centre of town. Only con is the approach to the apartment, especially when you are checking out, you need to carry the luggage over a lot of steps.
We will return in a heartbeat to this property, it was absolutely brilliant and the family had an absolute blast in the property. Thanks a lot.
Sorry for my rather slow reply but thank you so much for taking the time to do a review and I am delighted that our place topped the bill of places you stayed in Switzerland and that you took some inspiration from it. I am in the middle of trying to get Chez Nous London set up and feeling rather over-whelmed by the decoration decisions so your positive feedback has buoyed me up - thank you!
Hope that we may be able to welcome you back some time.
Best wishes, lizzie
I’d give it 6 stars if I could
Simply world class experience from start to finish. Excellent communication with the property owner as well as her property manager/in-town contact who picked us up at the train and gave us the ins and outs of the apartment and the town. The apartment was extremely well appointed and equipped with an amazing attention to detail. And the location was amazing, private and quiet but with quick access to downtown. I really cannot say enough good things about our experience at Chez Nous Zermatt. Just book it, you won’t regret it.
I hope that the rest of your trip has gone well and we just wanted to thank you so much for such a generous review of your experience Chez Nous, both before and during your stay. It would be our pleasure to host you again and I hope we may get the opportunity to at some stage in the future.
With best wishes to you and your wife from all of us at Chez Nous, Lizzie.
Zermatt deserves its reputation as one of the world's best mountain resorts - there is a magical quality to it all year round.
The Klein Matterhorn cable car is the highest cable car in Europe (3,883m at the summit) and on a clear day gives you simply breathtaking views out towards Mont Blanc and its surrounding peaks. Alternatively start your day on the Gornergrat railway which originally opened in 1898 and is the second highest railway in Europe (after the Jungfrau) - a great feat of Swiss engineering. From the top of Gornergrat you get a sweeping panorama of 29 'four thousanders' (mountains over 4,000m) including the Monte Rosa which is the highest mountain in Switzerland.
In the winter your lift pass covers the Zermatt and Cervinia and includes some 360km of marked runs but if that isn't enough you can also ice skate, sledge, hike, snow shoe, try curling or simply swim and relax in one of the village hotel's wonderful wellness areas.
In the summer there is glorious hiking, climbing, a fun park for the children, cycling, tennis, squash, paragliding and plenty of places to have a picnic by a lake.
At any time of year Zermatt has something to offer and its mountain restaurants are second to none in the Alps so the gourmet will not be disappointed either.
- English, French
About Lizzie Orange
Angus Potter and Lizzie Orange set up Chez Nous Zermatt to offer our guests a luxury holiday rental experience that feels more personal – more like staying with a friend than in a “vacation home”. We have deliberately kept Chez Nous Zermatt small because our experience is that a boutique, owner-managed business is the best way to ensure that our guests get a truly personal service. We have personally furnished our holiday apartments to create an atmosphere that aims to make you feel at home from the moment you walk in. Family commitments mean that we now divide our time between the UK and Zermatt but we have a small concierge team on the ground here who know Zermatt well and between us we will make sure you are well looked after during your stay.
Lizzie Orange purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Lizzie Orange chose Zermatt
Initially we ran a small b&b from our own apartment but we now have 4 apartments in this building (the Swiss laws re. foreigners buying property allowed us to buy one and lease the others) and as from Winter 2018/19, Chez Nous has 4 apartments to rent: The Corbassiere which sleeps 6 on the 3rd floor, The Mischabel which sleeps 6-8 on the 2nd floor, Le Petit which sleeps 4 on the 1st floor and now L'Etoile a 1 bedroomed apartment also on the 1st floor next to Le Petit. We offer our guests the freedom of a self-catered holiday combined with the feel and warmth of staying in someone else's home. We have completely re-furnished the flats to create an atmosphere that aims to make you feel at home from the moment you walk in.
What makes this Apartment unique
Our apartments are definitely more than just "a rental"; we have created an atmosphere of "home" in all of them and they are filled with lots of the personal touches that we appreciate in places we stay and want to offer our guests. Our building sits right in the centre of the village but is unique in still having a small field in front of it which sets off the view of The Matterhorn in spectacular fashion.