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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.
Egyptian cotton bed linen and fluffy towels provided with a choice of feather or polyester pillows. Pocket sprung beds, leather headboards, Ipod dock / clock radios and hairdryers provided in all the bedrooms.
Travel cot available (cot linen not included)....moreless
Modern, bright, fully functional bathrooms with storage cabinets, hand towels and handsoap....moreless
For those budding chefs, we have a fully equipped kitchen which boasts a generous amount of premium cookware, bakeware and utensils suitable for catering for large groups or families. There is a family sized food processor, blender, nespresso coffee maker, rice cooker, breadmaker, beaba babycook, raclette set (for 8 people), fondue set with 12 forks (gel burner type), as well as cookery books, children's crockery and cutlery, and an additional family sized fridge freezer in the garage to accommodate the full week's shopping.
The crockery is made from fine bone china, with lead crystal wine glasses to make the culinary experience that much more enjoyable.
Generous sized Washing Machine (11kg load) and Dryer (9Kg load) together with an Iron, Ironing Board & Clothes Airer in the Laundry room.
Family friendly with highchair, bumbo and baby change table available for infants as well as children's dvds, various books, board games and PS2 games for older children & adults.
A home from home!...moreless
Winter 2014/15 Apr 18 - Apr 24, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Spring 2015 Apr 25 - Jun 19, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer 2015 Jun 20 - Sep 18, 2015 7 night min stay
Autumn 2015 Sep 19 - Dec 18, 2015 7 night min stay
Winter 2015/16 Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015 7 night min stay
Winter 2015/16 Jan 2 - Feb 5, 2016 7 night min stay
Winter 2015/16 Feb 6 - Feb 12, 2016 7 night min stay
Winter 2015/16 Feb 13 - Feb 19, 2016 7 night min stay
Winter 2015/16 Feb 20 - Feb 26, 2016 7 night min stay
Winter 2015/16 Feb 27 - Mar 4, 2016 7 night min stay
Winter 2015/16 Mar 5 - Mar 18, 2016 7 night min stay
Winter 2015/16 Mar 19 - Apr 8, 2016 7 night min stay
Winter 2015/16 Apr 9 - Apr 16, 2016 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage DepositSFr500
No additional mandatory fees
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.
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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.