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Situated at 1260m, with spectacular mountain views, our traditional Swiss chalet offers the choice of a spacious family home or 3 independent apartments. Featuring panoramic windows, modern furniture, well-equipped kitchens and bathrooms, main dining area seats 10-12, Swiss TV, Internet TV, fast WiFi broadband Internet.
Features an efficient central heating system and traditional wood burning stoves. Exceptionally sunny weather allows guests to slide open the magnificent floor to ceiling windows onto the mid-level balcony with its stunning views.
Two garages / extra parking available. Hourly shuttle bus stops outside the during winter and summer seasons - 2mins to village centre. Excellent ski facilities via telecabine lifts to 2000m (at Berneuse) 3 mins by car/shuttle. Extensive ski runs from 1200 - 2300m with superb snowboarding. The neighbouring Les Diablerets glacier @ 3000m can provide all year skiing. Professional ski and mountain guides available on request.
Travel information - air: Air services to Geneva are excellent, especially from the UK. In addition to budget airlines (contact the property owners for details on low cost flight and car hire websites) it is worth checking fares on British Airways and Swiss - both airlines offer competitive rates on this route, frequently undercutting the no-frills operators. It can also be important to avoid peak-travel times (Friday evenings and Monday mornings can be particularly difficult) and flights can be very busy over the weekend, especially during the winter season. Geneva airport offers a wide range of car hire options (check to see whether your airline offers special car hire rates in addition to the specialist companies, also if arriving late, make sure your car hire desk will remain open) and the railway station in the airport offers direct connections via Geneva to Aigle, our nearest town, throughout the day (see below). At Aigle one changes onto the classic mountain cog railway for the 20min ascent to Leysin.
Travel information - rail: There are generous discounts available on the Swiss Railway system for frequent travelers and families (contact the owners for details on rail travel websites). Leysin has excellent rail connections to Geneva and directly through to Geneva Airport via Aigle; the service between Leysin and Aigle is a classic mountain cog railway which functions in most weather conditions. Services from Geneva Airport station start at 0630 each morning, with trains to Leysin every hour (via Aigle) through to 2130. On the return journey services run from 0530 through to 2130. Total journey time is around 1hr 50mins, with a quick transfer in Aigle. In Leysin there are 4 stops, with Leysin Village and Feydey offering connections to the free shuttle bus, which runs through the village (and stops outside the chalet) every hour. There are also three taxi services with minibus, for use outside the shuttle bus hours, from any Leysin station. A taxi from Aigle to Leysin is quite expensive (around SFr 75+).
Travel information - road: The motorway system south of the North French channel ports is fast and efficient. From Geneva the motorway is excellent, bypassing Lausanne and Montreux, with superb views of Lake Geneva across to France. One leaves the motorway at Aigle, to follow the mountain road for around 18kms up to Leysin. Total distance from Geneva airport is 125kms, and journey time around 1hr 30mins. All roads are kept clear in winter, though in snow and ice conditions 4-wheel drive or chains are reasonably essential (and in some conditions compulsory) on the mountain roads. Please contact the owners for details of route-planning websites, which can make the journey to Leysin very straight-forward from any point in Europe. Motorway restaurants, including the ubiquitous Mövenpick chain, are well worth using in Switzerland, and are well-equipped with shops, mini-markets, clean toilets and in many cases, WiFi (either free or nominal charge). There are three large supermarket complexes on the route from Geneva.
The exceptionally sunny garden apartment of this beautifully modernised classic Swiss chalet. Accommodation includes a modern open-plan living / dining area ( seats 4-6 at traditional pine table) with brand new and well equipped Italian kitchen, traditional wood burning stove; double bedroom (super-king bed or two singles), bathroom and hall. The apartment has 2 entrances, and French windows opening out onto the garden with magnificent views to the south-east towards Les Diablerets and its 3000m glacier, and Les Dents du Midi mountain peaks to the south-west in France. Furnishing and style is clean, contemporary and comfortable. UK Sky TV / Swiss TV, DVD / Video player / CD player; BBC Radio 4 via Internet Radio and fast WiFi broadband internet connections are available at no extra charge (own laptop required for access to the internet with WiFi or via wall sockets). There is a well-stocked library of board games, guide books and novels, videos and DVDs available for use by all guests.
Bed can be split into 2 singles, folding beds available....moreless
Warm, sunny and south-facing with excellent mountain views, the whole apartment has been recently refurbished with bamboo flooring and classic quarry tiles.
The super-king size bed can be split into two single beds. Down duvets (summer and winter) plus anti-allergenic options are available on request. All linen is provided, together with towels.
For occasional use there is a double sofa bed plus a single sofa bed in living room, with access to shower room. A single folding bed is available for overnight visitors and a choice of baby cots, high chair, baby bath and baby push chair are available....moreless
A newly fitted and spacious fully-tiled shower room, with poweful shower, underfloor heating, heated towel rail and BBC Radio 4 piped in....moreless
A spacious, sunny garden level apartment, modern wood-burning stove / central heating. A well-equipped Italian kitchen features all appliances and good storage. Fax and telephone available by prior arrangement.
Single and double sofa-beds are available for occasional use in the living room. Entertainment facilities are excellent: UK Sky / Swiss TV available in living room, DVD / VCR, plus BBC Radio 4,Internet Radio, DVD TV in bedroom. DVD/Video library with over 400 films in French and English. Games and books are also available. Garage available on request, subject to availability. Apartment is strictly non-smoking. Smoke, carbon monoxide detectors and anti-fire precautions meet Swiss and UK standards; First Aid kit available. Ski room available at roadside/garage level, with storage racks, ski maintenance kit and the latest Austrian Thermic overnight boot dryers (warm air and ultraviolet). Bicycles are available (adult male and female) with child safety seats and safety helmets....moreless
Deposits - 25% on booking with balance due 8 weeks before start of rental. In addition a €150 security deposit is held against breakages and damage, and will be returned within 10 days after final inspection and return of keys and subject to any deductions. Minor replaceable breakages will not be charged. Holiday travel insurance including cancellation cover is strongly advised as rental payments are not refundable.
Discounts are available for last-minute bookings, stays longer than one week and/or taking additional floors. We have tried to keep rental rates the same as the previous year (in Swiss Francs).
Payment may be made by UK Sterling cheque or UK Sterling, Euro or Swiss Franc direct transfer to our relevant bank account. Secure credit card payment available on request.
All rental rates include weekly laundered linen and towels, heating, electricity, gas charges, WiFi Internet access and a reasonable quantity of logs for the wood stove. A SFr 100 charge will be made for final cleaning of the apartment. Swiss Tourist tax is payable at Leysin Tourist office (SFr 2.80 per day for adults, SFr 1.70 per day for ages 7-16, no charge for over 64 and under 7) and entitles visitors to a generous discount on numerous sporting facilities in the local area including ski passes and lifts.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Villars, Aigle or Gstaad
Aigle (on Geneva/Lausanne/Montreux motorway A9)
Leysin village centre
Main ski telecabines
On Lake Geneva
Car: Not Necessary
Leysin, is a high mountain village in the French-speaking Vaud canton of Switzerland, south-facing, at 1260m, overlooking the Rhône Valley. Well-known for its unique climate, claiming to be the sunniest Swiss village, with low humidity, mountains shield Leysin from cold north winds. Leysin is exceptionally friendly - part of its charm is the busy local farming community. Many of Switzerland's finest wines are produced in the neighbouring vineyards, with excellent restaurants and shops in the village and surrounding district, featuring local produce, emphasising wine, cheese, honey and mushrooms. Leysin is linked to the Rhône valley A9 motorway at Aigle by road (kept clear in winter) and a classic mountain cog railway, with fast train connections direct to Geneva city, Geneva Airport and south to Italy. Montreux, Les Diablerets, Gstaad, Les Mosses, Rougemont, Château d'Oex and Villars are close by. Leysin: a unique village, in an exceptional situation with excellent transport options.
Other Activities: squash, ice skating, tobogganing, curling, boules, mini-golf, bike park
Ski: An attractive Vaud Alps resort, Leysin is traditionally recommended for beginners and intermediates, with good off-piste for advanced skiers and an international snowboarding reputation – “one of the top resorts in Switzerland for snowboarders .... 50km area having virtually no drag-lifts” (British Ski Club guide). Annual Nescafé championships utilises the superb half pipe. 61km of pistes available (14km protected by snow-making equipment), with 14 lifts and 7km of cross country skiing. Skiing from 1330m-2200m is uncrowded, with several traditional family mountain restaurants. Leysin has Europe’s largest toboggan park, excellent multi-lingual Swiss Ski School, ice rink and well-stocked ski hire shops. Ski passes can include neighbouring Villars, Les Diablerets (year round glacier skiing @ 3000m), Gryon and Les Mosses (kids under 9 ski free!). For recommended personal ski guides, sports/activities info. and weather/snow stats. websites for Leysin and local resorts. - contact owners.