As featured in VOGUE October 2014 issue details of which can be found on our website.
Chalet Cathay is a thoroughly modern chalet with many premium features as standard, offering a wonderfully functional, family friendly and, above all, relaxing stay. The chalet benefits from stunning mountain views both from the spacious double-height lounge & dining area, sun terrace, mezzanine and 4 of the bedrooms.
There are 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (4 showers & 1 bath / shower), a self-contained mezzanine annexe with sofabed, cable TV and PS2 console; iPod™ docks & alarm clocks in bedrooms/ lounges, free high-speed Wi-Fi internet throughout, 40inch HDTV, Cable & Blu-ray dvd player.
The living room is comfortably furnished with leather sofas, pure wool rug and a feature fireplace.
Fully equipped kitchen suitable for large parties or families. Eco-friendly geothermal underfloor heating ensures the chalet is warm throughout the year and boot room with boot dryer (15 pairs).
Self catering (with option of 3 course dinner delivered from a local restaurant) as well as airport transfer rates negotiated for our guests.
Our chalet is approached directly from the main road that runs past the télécabine offering easy access by foot and car that leads to the front door. There is ample space on the private drive to park multiple cars. There's a bus stop in the adjacent public car park that's at the top of our drive. It's just 1 stop from there taking about a minute on the bus to get to the télécabine in La Tzoumaz.
Most importantly, it's within 5 minutes walk (approx 300 m) of the télécabine and an easy walk to the village.
For those looking further afield, La Tzoumaz is a perfect base for exploring in and around Switzerland, Verbier and the 4 Vallees.
Sion, the capital of the Valais and Martigny, an old Roman town both of which has historic interest are less than 20 km away on the motorway. For a day trip, Chamonix in France is just under 60 km away.
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:
Lo chalet è splendido ed immerso nel verde. Spazioso e pulito è situato a pochi passi dall'ovovia che in pochi minuti porta agli impianti. Ho trascorso una settimana veramente rilassante con la mia famiglia. La cucina e la zona pranzo sono veramente spaziose e ben attrezzate. Le numerose camere sono essenziali, ma ben arredate e anche i bagni sono nuovi ed ottimamente distribuiti nella casa. Il mezzanino è il luogo ideale per far giocare i bambini e per far godere al resto della famiglia pace e tranquillità. La piccola cittadina in cui si trova lo chalet è tranquilla e non affollata. C'e' tutto ciò che serve dal panettiere. al supermercato al negozio per il noleggio e l'acquisto di tutta l'attrezzatura da sci. La Tzoumaz ha belle piste e il comprensorio e' collegato a Verbier e risulta essere molto vario. Fantastica la pista di bob per adulti e bambini. Io consiglio vivamente questi luoghi a chi ama la tranquillità, la natura e la possibilità di sciare e soggiornare in un fantastico posto.
Our holidays at the Chalet Cathay were really amazing! We had a wonderful stay!
The owners are very professional and the exchanges of information prior to the holiday were very much complete and kind. You know that you are in good hands and you feel welcome already.
The Chalet itself is very well designed, with a lot of light, very nice decoration. We had a lot of sun and could enjoy the terrace in the mornings and afternoons!
Ski slopes are 7 min walk away or else there is a convenient shuttle bus.
We have only positive things to say about these holidays and strongly will strongly recommend this property to our friends for future holidays.
We also plan to be back ourselves! :-)
The Jacquet Family
Chalet Cathay is one of the best places we have stayed in. The chalet is beautiful, cosy, and tastefully decorated, making you feel at home immediately. It is spacious enough allowing two families with four kids never feeling in close proximity. The cloakroom at the entrance offers a very useful area to get dressed with the huge equipment needed in the winter season. The kitchen is incredibly well furnished. The mezzanine is welcomed, offering a nice playing area for the kids.
The chalet is also very good located, very close from the ski facilities. La Tzoumaz that we have also discovered, is very nice and uncrowded, and offers a wonderful ski area, including Verbier. The kids started snowboarding and were able to go on the red slopes at the end of the week!
Next year’s holiday at Chalet Cathay is booked already!
Thank you Wong and Ying for everything!
We arrived at Chalet Cathay early evening on our first night and were immediately gobsmacked at the quality and spaciousness of the accommodation. Once we'd all settled in and unpacked we made use of the fantastic kitchen area and made dinner. There is every conceivable kitchen item you could wish for and full instructions on how to use all the appliances. The table can seat 12 easily and the entire living/kitchen area is open plan so everyone is together during and after dinner. There is a games area with TV up on the mezz where the kids would spend some time together and a big Flat screen TV in the living area with uk channels. The garage area was a great place to keep all the beer and wine and there is also a large fridge out there too. We woke up the next morning to stunning views from the balconies across the mountains and down the valley. The weather was fantastic all week (Feb half term) with blue sky and sun every day. A bus stop is right outside the chalet with free shuttle to resort centre and the lift station which is 2 minutes away although we drove down in our minibus with all the ski gear and managed to park nearby for free. The lift station was never that busy in the afternoon and whisks you up to the top of the savoleyres in about 10 minutes. The skiing around the area is superb especially across the Verbier side but maybe not ideal for beginners as number of easy runs is a bit limited. Not saying it's bad but there are better beginner resorts. There are plenty of lovely restaurants up in the mountains to stop for a coffee or a beer. We hired our skis in verbier (booked before arrival) which took about 40 minutes by car but there are ski hire shops in la tsoumaz which would be a better option. All in all we had a fantastic week in a stunning chalet and I would highly recommend Chalet Cathay.
We had a great time in La Tzoumaz!
Great snow, great weather, great Chalet Cathay!
We were very happy with all the detailed organisation & information, especially the baby chairs and beds for the two little ones.
We spent all of our time on the great slopes, and the children had a lot of fun!
All in all, a memorable holiday.
We had a great stay here with two other families just after New Year. The chalet itself is beautiful and spacious with lots of space for kids to run around in, and the views are amazing. We especially appreciated the little amenities like huge dining table, well furnished kitchen, heating flooring, well kitted out boot room, heated boot racks and ski racks, and choice of UK power extensions. The beds were also memorably cozy and comfy and the bathrooms especially beautiful and warm. Our son's favourite was the "den" area upstairs complete with rocking lounger, game console. TV and comfy sofa. Everything was extremely good standard and very well maintained by any standard.
The location is also great - we enjoyed being so close to the centre of town and the ski gondola/lift, so that we were able to easily walk there or, with lots of gear, go just one stop on the free ski bus from the stop just at the top of the driveway. the town itself is small but charming with everything you could want - children's playground, ski school, creche, ski rental and shopping, restaurants, supermarket, etc. We also loved the little crepe shop and restaurant at the top of the mountain/gondola ride - great for a lovely snack and warm drink while looking out over an amazing vista of mountain - great views of Verbier and the beautiful mountains around.
We are all beginner skiers and were really pleased with both the kids and adult lessons we got - used two different ski schools (the one recommended by the owner's website and the one at the mountain pass entrance) and we had excellent experiences in both cases - really friendly, patient, fun individuals who gave us great lessons at very short notice and to meet our scheduiing needs. Which is another great thing about the area - very friendly in general, and wonderfully uncrowded. Was great to be able to practice skiing on such beautiful runs with so few other people! The "nursery slope" is also great for kids/practicing - complete with "magic carpet" to get up the hill and a view which is quite amazing itself.
We would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a practical family oriented ski holiday in a beautiful location and a lovely accommodation without the crowds.
Chalet Cathay is located in the family-friendly resort of La Tzoumaz is located in the Valais. It sits at 1500 m above sea level looking onto the Rhône Valley with the Swiss Alps completing the breathtaking backdrop.
Savoleyres is the main ski area in La Tzoumaz, since 2008, it's been blessed with a high-speed 8 person gondola that's transformed the resort. Beginners are well looked after but it's intermediates+, both skiers and snowboarders, who will be spoilt for choice. For the more experienced skiers and snowboarders, La Tzoumaz is linked to Verbier by piste map and lift pass and is the gateway to the vast 4 Vallées ski area. Verbier's runs and off-piste routes are legendary and offer endless fun and challenges.
The winter playground is supplemented by its toboggan run, which at 10 km is the longest in Western Switzerland. Fun and thrills for all the family!
La Tzoumaz is also a great base for summer mountain biking with magnificent panoramic views.
There's a choice of mountain single-track of varying abilities and the more adventurous can tackle the Tour du Mont Fort, a ski resort route that has at its heart La Tzoumaz, with Verbier and Nendaz at either end.
La Tzoumaz is also a popular walking destination in summer, with over 150 km of sign-posted trails, there's a wealth of fantastic walks to be had near Chalet Cathay.
In the village itself there are traditional restaurants and bars, with a supermarket, bank, patisserie, boucherie, post office, tennis court, swimming pool, ski school, creche, kids club and ski hire shops.
Perraudin Sports, located in the village a few minutes walk from the télécabine, are happy to offer Chalet Cathay guests a generous 10% discount off their winter rentals.
We also have an exclusive agreement with an excellent local restaurant Le Pistard (next to the telecabine) who can deliver freshly cooked 3 course evening meals offering a wide variety of menu choices for guests who prefer not to cook. They also offer a 5% 'morning' discount on all bread, Viennese pastries and sandwiches from 7am to 10am.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£404|
Prices include cleaning, electricity, underfloor heating, hot water, egyptian cotton linen and towels and a choice of feather or polyester pillows. A telephone for incoming calls is available during your stay. Towels will changed once a week. The property will be extensively cleaned prior to and after your stay, however you are requested to leave the property in a tidy state upon departure.
A deposit of 30% is required at the time of booking. The balance plus security deposit of CHF500 is payable 6 weeks before arrival.
Tourist tax is payable locally (2 CHF per night per adult 1 CHF per night per child ages 6-16; 5 & under - free)
Firewood can be provided upon request and payable locally as a separate cost.
For details regarding transfers and catering options, pls contact owner.