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One Bedroom Apartment In Quiet Location In Chatel Close To Chairlifts

Bedrooms 1
Space 301 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

One bedroom apartment in the Portes du Soleil ski domaine

A self catered apartment of 28m2 which sleeps 2-5 people and comprises:


The Lounge has an east facing balcony, which catches the early-morning sunshine and looks out towards the pistes at Super Chatel.

The kitchen has a sink, storage cupboards, two hot plates, a fridge/freezer, a microwave/ combi oven, a kettle, toaster, fondue set, and coffee maker.

There are a table and four chairs (plus a couple of foldaway), a sofabed, more cupboards and drawers, with plenty of crockery, cutlery and utensils.

For entertainment there is a brand new 32' LED HD TV, DVD player, hi-fi set with iPod dock, radio, and CD player, jigsaws and books.

Free wifi via Orange Livebox.

Bedroom One

Contains a double bed, wardrobe and an alcove for storing suitcases.

Hall/Bedroom Two

This contains two bunk beds. A useful large storage area.


Has a full size bath and powerful shower with a pull-out airer for wet towels, Salopettes etc.

The apartment will sleep 6, but is best for 4 or 5.

There is an open-air parking space and a ski-locker in the basement.

TAKE with you...

Sheets/duvet covers/pillow cases or sleeping bag(s). A torch is useful and Towels/Tea towel.

Linen hire can be arranged locally and delivered to the apartment in advance of your arrival.

Further details outdoors:

Secure private parking is available, plus a ski locker for storing skis and snowboards at car park level.

A lift and stairs take you up to the apartment on the second floor of the residence.

Adjacent to the building is the footpath (open in spring, summer and autumn) that leads up to Barbossine and from there to the Swiss border, and incredible views over the Valais to the Vaudoise and Valaisanne alps.

A short distance from the apartment is the shuttle bus stop giving free rides all around the resort in winter and summer, and between the different ski areas.

Also a short distance from the apartment is the Barbossine chairlift leading to the Braitaz and Super Chatel ski areas, and connecting to the Swiss ski resorts of Torgon and Morgins, the French resort of La Chapelle d'Abondance, and further afield to the entire Portes du Soleil region.

Shops and restaurants in the centre of Chatel are open year round (a big advantage over a smaller resort) and a bakery in Petit Chatel is open in the winter season, as well as ski hire shops and restaurants.

More Details

Andrew Beale
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Andrew Beale

I am Managing Director of Beales Hotels, the oldest hotel company in the UK, established 1769 and going continuously for eight generations.

My first job was as a washer up in Les Gets, not far from Chatel, and I studied at the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, again not far from Chatel. I also worked as a chef at the Hotel Eden au Lac near Montreux.

It has always been my dream to own a property in this wonderful part of the world.

My main interests are walking, mountaineering, and boating, all of which can be easily accommodated from a base in Chatel.

I have always loved skiing, and my children confess they are moderately impressed with my technique, praise indeed.

I live close to Luton airport, and have got to know the Luton to Geneva flight well as a result - it is quicker to get to Chatel from Luton than to get to other mountain areas in the UK such as the Lake District, Snowdonia or the Scottish Highlands.

Andrew Beale purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Andrew Beale chose Châtel

Chatel is a fantastic place to be, with Switzerland less than a five minute drive away, but with prices much more reasonable on the French size of the border (restaurants, ski passes etc).

The Portes du Soleil is one of the biggest interlinked ski domaines in the world with 650kms of pistes, and Chatel is at the heart of the area, easy to reach Morzine, Avoriaz, Champery, Les Gets, by ski, and all in the day.

Spring, Summer and Autumn are equally lovely seasons with lots of walking directly from the chalet, and a multitude of activities to do in the valley, from white water rafting, to tennis, rock climbing to swimming, mountain biking to paragliding.

What makes this apartment unique

This particular apartment is in Petit Chatel the sunniest part of Chatel, with private parking, a beautifully quiet location right next to a mountain stream, walking paths direct from the front door, and 200m (walking distance) from the nearest chairlift up to the Swiss border.

Free wifi is not seen everywhere in Chatel.


Châtel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 301 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has a new overhead shower, new shower curtain, bath and washbasin. The WC is separate.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Double bed, wardrobe, alcove
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds in hallway
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed in lounge
  • The apartment can sleep up to six but is most comfortable for 2 - 5.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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One Bedroom Apartment In Quiet Location In Chatel Close To Chairlifts
average rating of 4.125 based on 8 reviews

Great practical and good value

  • 5 of 5

Clean and modern - good position in petit chatel. Exceptionally helpful owner and great communications. Would recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you James, a great pleasure to host you, and to chat about options for purchasing a chalet or apartment in beautiful Chatel. What a crazy season in this lovely part of the world, warm as anything in early April, now freezing and snowy again in early May ! Thank you for your encouraging review. Kind regards, Andrew Beale
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relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week skiing and the apartment was well placed to get to the slopes. Very nicely furnished and well equipped we would recommend it to friends and family and Andrew was so helpful with any information that we needed thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to welcome you to Chatel, and I am delighted you had a great week of skiing despite weather which wasn't always perfect. Do come again to lovely Chatel again some time - there is so much here to see and do, at any time of year ! Kind regards, Andrew Beale Managing Director Beales Hotels "Generations of excellence since 1769"
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Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this lovely apartment for a few days during the October half-term. It is spotlessly clean, well maintained and has all the amenities needed after a days exploring or skiing. It is in a wonderful location and the balcony boasts fantastic views.

I would not hesitate to recommend this property. All in all, a very enjoyable few days!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Appartement très agréable et très bien équipé

  • 4 of 5

L'appartement est très bien équipé et en très bon état.

Sa localisation est très bien également pour le ski ,à 300 mètres du télésiège par contre le retour est plus dur car la pente de la dernière cote est dure ou alors il faut revenir en hors piste.

Superbes vacances

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre revue de l'appartement 16 au Yeti 6 a Petit Chatel, C'etait un plaisir de vous accueillir a Chatel en Fevrier 2018, Je conseille mes clients d'utiliser la voiture chaque matin, ca evite le retour a pied a la fin de chaque journee ! Bien cordialement, Andrew Beale
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2 problèmes non réglés (absence de la dame responsable du ménage qui était au Mexique)

  • 2 of 5

arrivée le samedi 24 Fevrier;ménage non fait(saletés diverses sous les lits et sous le frigo;morceaux de verre cassé dans le lave vaisselle......)nous faisons le ménage(nous le ferons de nouveau lors de notre départ)et nous avisons par telephone la dame responsable du ménage de cette situation;celle ci nous répond qu'elle est à l'aéroport en partance pour le Mexique ,que c'est une amie qui a fait le ménage et qu'elle ne peut rien faire pour nous(sic) ;j'ai envoyé à cette dame les photos(que j'ai conservées)du ménage non fait.Autre mésaventure:le canapé peu fiable qui se déboite au moindre mouvement,au détriment de la personne qui l'utilise.De nouveau,coup de fil à la dame responsable du ménage qui me confirme qu'elle est au Mexique et qu'elle ne peut rien faire selon son expression.Tout cela est d'autant plus dommage que le propriétaire,par ses différents courriers,est des plus sympthiques et semble avoir à coeur que ses locataires passent un agréable séjour.Mettez vous à la place de ces derniers qui n'ont pu avoir le moindre contact avec la personne susceptible de régler ces problèmes.Je vous prie de bien vouloir reçevoir l'expression de mes respectueueses salutations.jml

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Très bon séjour

  • 4 of 5

Appartement bien situé pour des skieurs. Idéal pour une famille de 4 personnes en terme de superficie (seule la salle de bain est relativement petite). Place de parking très pratique. Appartement très bien équipé.

Les indications envoyées par mail par le proprietaire avant notre arrivée étaient très claires et très complètes ce qui fut très appréciable.

Nous avons passé un très bon week end de Pâques et reviendront sans hésitation - merci

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre compte rendu de l'appartement 16 au Yeti 6 a Chatel. C'etait un grand plaisir de vous accueillir a Petit Chatel pour vos vacances de ski a Paques, et je suis ravi que la neige etait toujours en bonne condition (c'etait pas le cas au debut de la saison !). Ca serait un plaisir de vous accueillir a nouveau, soit en ete, soit en hiver. Bien cordialement, Andrew Beale
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Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Petit Chatel
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Evian les Bains
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
Aigle (Switzerland)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Petit Chatel
Nearest Ski
200 Metres
Barbossine chairlift
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Evian les Bains
Car: recommended

The Rhone / French Alps / Haute-Savoie region

The French Alps is a glorious area with something for everyone in all four seasons.

In winter, the weather is often stable with bright blue skies, crisp snow, and some of the best skiing conditions in the world. In addition, the local foods (Tartiflette, Fondue etc) are warming and delicious in the dozens of restaurants up high and in the resorts.

The Portes du Soleil has over 650kms of pistes interlinked making it the largest ski region in Europe - no two days need be the same with such a choice of places to go to.

In spring, summer and autumn, the character of this Alpine area changes - the animals come out of the barns, the area becomes quieter, and yet there is still a multitude of activities such as white water rafting, mountain walking and biking, swimming and tennis, summer luge and Fantasticable, horse riding, golf and mini golf, canyoning and fishing.

Lake Geneva is less than 30 minutes away, with trips across the lake to Lausanne, Vevey and Montreux, while the Valais is just across the border from Chatel at Morgins, some three minutes away, with access to other world renowned winter and summer resorts such as Verbier, Crans-Montana, Zermatt and Saas Fee.

The Chatel area

Chatel is the most Swiss of the French mountain resorts, with beautiful mountain chalets and farms typical of the Abondance valley.

It is as lively as you want it to be - in the village are all the amenities one could wish for, including banks, restaurants, Intermarche supermarket, swimming pools, tennis courts, mountain bike and walking trails, winter ski lifts, summer chair lifts, nightclubs, bars, doctors and dentists, cinemas, bowling, free shuttle buses and all kinds of gift and sports shops.

However the apartment is located in Petit Chatel, 1.5kms outside the centre and a quick free bus ride into the centre. Petit Chatel is the sunniest part of Chatel - much of the resort becomes shaded in the winter afternoons, but the sun carries on all day in Petit Chatel which is a bonus. It is also quieter and very easy to park in Petit Chatel.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $207.73

25% deposit by sterling cheque, euro cheque or bank transfer to UK or French bank to secure booking.
75% final payment six weeks prior to date of arrival.

Additional deposit no less than one week prior to arrival of £150 or 200 euros refunded on clean handover of the apartment without breakages.

Changeover day Saturday in high season in winter (Christmas, New Year, February, Easter) and in summer holidays - other times of year the changeover day is more flexible.

Bed linen, towels and tea towels can be hired locally from an English laundry.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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