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Exquisite modern Chalet in the Heart of 4 Valleys/Verbier Ski Region

Bedrooms 4
Space 140 m²
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom chalet to sleep 8 (1 ensuite) with stunning views of the Rhone Valley

Chalet Fingals is a traditional Swiss chalet designed between the owners and a local architect, and built with the very best materials and local craftsmanship. Situated on a sunny tranquil plot, the chalet has been furnished and decorated in a beautiful contemporary style, with every modern convenience being made available to ensure that your holiday is as enjoyable as possible; a real home from home that we are delighted to share with you and your family and friends. The open plan living area and the wonderfully cosy upper-mezzanine floor, which offer a variety of sofa's and leather chairs that could comfortably seat 12 people, benefit from exceptional panoramic views across the Rhone valley; whilst a full length balcony, large tiled terrace and an idyllic garden patio/BBQ area capture the all day sun. 4 bedrooms happily sleeps 8, a sofa bed on the mezzanine floor sleeps 2 more and 4 neighbouring chalets can be rented for larger parties - 5 chalets are all within a snow ball's throw!

Accessibility: Chalet Fingals shares a spacious plot with 4 other chalets and is the first to be accessed via our private road. The main entrance to the chalet is via the terrace and is only a few yards from the double parking bay. If required, the ground floor bedrooms (french doors onto patio) can also be accessed via steps from the terrace to the ground floor patio.

Nendaz village is 2km up the road and offers plenty of restaurants, boutique shops, 3 supermarkets and numerous ski hire shops (residents at our chalet receive a 10% discount from Gaby Sports). However, the nearest boulangerie and smaller supermarket is about 1km up the road.

The closest telecabine is in the village (car parking is plentiful) which takes you up to Tracouet at 2200m. Other starting points include Siviez (10 minutes), Veysonnaz (15 minutes) and Thyon (20 minutes) which can all be accessed via a free (with ski pass) shuttle bus which stops 100yds from the chalet. Note, all locations are connected by 400km of piste

Outside: A large terrace provides the main access to the chalet and adjoins a full length balcony to the front offering extensive mountain views. Both can also be accessed via French doors from the lounge and dining areas. Steps also lead from the terrace to a patio and the French doors of 3 bedrooms. The main patio area is a tranquil spot that benefits from sun most of the day, and then the late evening sun can be enjoyed on the downstairs patio with BBQ, table/chairs and comfortable garden furniture. The surrounding garden is beautiful in the summer months and is planted with local mountain plants and shrubs.

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Ruth Denwood
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Ruth Denwood

Hi, we are a family with 4 children who absolutely love the chalet and the surrounding area. We bought the land back in 2005 and built the chalet in a traditional style but with all mod cons! We wanted to make the most of the view and the large panoramic windows make the chalet very special. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Ruth

Ruth Denwood purchased this chalet in 2008

Why Ruth Denwood chose Valais

Our 4 children learnt to ski in this area and it is special because it is perfect for beginners and for those who want a real challenge! If you are a fantastic skier, try Tortin!

We also loved the fact that Haute Nendaz is not just a ski season town. It is open all year round and therefore you have all amenities eg doctor, dentist, supermarkets and restaurants.

What makes this chalet unique

Our chalet is the first one of 5 that were built on our road. We love the fact that we have two parking spaces immediately outside the chalet (this is a huge bonus in Switzerland as many dont have this). We love the fantastic view and also like the fact that you can ski across to Verbier easily from where we are. The summers are stunning too and I would highly recommend walking the bisses which are beautiful walks following the mountain water down, often over little wooden bridges and suddenly coming across stunning waterfalls. The mountain biking is also amazing, beginning up at Mont Fort, you can cycle all the way back to the chalet and there are bikes to hire locally. Haute Nendaz is also know for its wooden sculptures and you can follow a map around the local area to see these. Every week, the tourist information office put together a list of activities for the next week and this is something we always recommend to our guests. Please do ask us if you would like information on the area-we are happy to help.


Nendaz Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to Bedroom 1
  • Both bathrooms have hand crafted oak wooden sink units, thermostatically controlled showers and underfloor heating.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite with shower cubicle, WC, sink
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , can be joined together to make a King sized double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 includes a luxury ensuite bathroom (shower, WC, sink, under floor heating), wardrobe, side cabinets+ lamps, mirrors, thermostatic electric radiator, French doors to patio. Bedroom 2 includes a wardrobe, side cabinets+lamps, mirror, thermostatic electric radiator, French doors to patio. Bedroom 3 - includes a wardrobe, side cabinet+lamp, mirror, thermostatic electric radiator, French doors to patio. Bedroom 4 - includes a wardrobe, mirror, thermostatic electric radiator. Mezzanine - a sofa bed is available on the mezzanine that changes into a very comfortable double bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The dining area seats 8 with a 3 additional bar stools at the breakfast bar. The kitchen is a bespoke design, is very modern and has new high spec appliances. There are granite worktops throughout and a granite breakfast bar, built-in fridge/freezer, dishwasher and oven. Also microwave, ceramic hob, kettle, toaster, and NEPRESSO coffee maker. The living space includes a large open-plan area with vaulted ceiling, underfloor heating, beautiful marble wood burning stove, 2 sofa's and leather lazy chair. Also, on the upper-mezzanine level on one side there is a plasma screen TV, DVD player, wireless internet access, double sofa bed and 2 leather chairs. The other side is a study area with desk offering views over the Rhone valley, and a cosy reading area with armchair, nested tables and book selection. On the ground floor there is a utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, Dyson hoover, iron/ironing board, bucket/mop, dustpan/brush. This is also an ideal drying room.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Exquisite modern Chalet in the Heart of 4 Valleys/Verbier Ski Region
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Wonderful Chalet - stupendous views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Chalet Fingals for a fortnight in August. It is a really well-equipped chalet and the wi-fi worked perfectly, which was much appreciated by all, but particularly by the two young people in the family. There are stupendous views from the sitting room and the balcony of the Rhone Valley and the surrounding mountains, which were a delight to look at, particularly when the sun was setting on the mountains in the evening.

We were very lucky with the weather - most days were sunny or sunny intervals, but not too hot. There are lots of outings and walks to do, either straight from the door or in easy travelling distance. The trip up to Mont Fort (on a chair lift - not at all scary - and two cable cars) is a must, and the walks along the bisses are very interesting but not too much of a strain as they are mostly on the level. Haute Nendaz itself is an attractive little town and was quite active even though it was the Summer season.

Further afield, the trip to Zermatt took a little over an hour but the ride from there up the Gornegrat cog railway, with wonderful views of the Matterhorn, was a highlight. We also went to Geneva to visit the large hadron collider at CERN (you can book a tour online) - not everyone's top tourist destination, but a must-see if you have a Physics student in the party. Although it was a long way, we drove back alongside Lake Geneva, which was really nice on a sunny Summer's evening.

Finally, if you are prime target for mosquitos when on holiday, I am delighted to report that we didn't see one mozzie around the chalet! There were a few midges up on the bisses, which is to be expected, but nobody got any bites at all throughout the holiday, which must be a first.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Zermatt is definitely worth a visit be it for shopping, sight seeing or, for the more adventurous, climbing. The Matterhorn is awesome!
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is great, modern, convenient, well equipped. The owners are friendly and reactive. View is magnificent.

The house is ideal for people with car. If you are there without a car or enough places in the car, check the bus schedule in advance -- if you need to commute between the house and ski lifts during the day, this may be difficult. If you simply go to ski and then come back, it is not a problem as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent chalet in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay at the chalet and again we have had a fantastic holiday. The chalet is very well equipped and ideal location for skiing and going on lovely hikes. The owners are extremely accommodating and flexible and given this is our third time we would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Julia. We are so pleased that you and your family have enjoyed your stay at our chalet again and wish you a very happy 2016. We heard from Yannik that fresh snow has just fallen so I'm glad you had time to enjoy it and hope you will book again with us. Kind regards Ruth and Charlie Denwood
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Wonderful stay, five star chalet !!!

  • 5 of 5

The Fingals chalet is a wonderful place to stay. We immediately felt at home upon our arrival. The property is beautilful and well placed with a spectacular view on the mountains.The chalet is very well equipped and decorated with style. If you are looking for a very nice place to stay in the region, do not hesitate to book your stay you will not be dissapointed !!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that our guests from Belgium have had a very happy holiday staying at Chalet Fingals but who have also enjoyed Haute Nendaz.
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Very very comfortable challet, met all our expectations. there were no problems, everything worked well and as described. We will be booking again and while this was for a ski trip I am sure the area must be idylic in the summer.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The chalet that ticks all the boxes

  • 5 of 5

Finding a suitable chalet for either a summer or winter break can be a risky business! For us, it's got to have a great location, it's to be a nice resort and not too crowded as well. It's got to be easy to get to from the UK by air and car and obviously the property itself needs to be of a very high standard that's well equipped....oh, and with 2 teenagers in tow, access to wi-fi is a must! Fortunately, when we booked Chalet Fingals we hit the jackpot! We got all of these things and more so what a great time, a great property and a magnificent view - we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A pleasing review from another new guest. It is our aim to always have new guests wanting to return to Chalet Fingals.
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Rates & Availability

Nendaz Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Feb 4 2018 - Feb 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Feb/March
Feb 25 2018 - Mar 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices are for the chalet per week in UK pounds (payment in Swiss Francs can be made via mutual agreement) and are full inclusive, including chalet cleaning on changeover, linen/towels, electric/water, Internet WiFi access, road access snow clearance, gardening service, logs for wood burning stove and tourist taxes (adults: Sfr2.5 p.p.p.d., children 6-16: Sfr1.25 p.p.p.d.).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
Geneva International Airport
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Sion railway station (
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Sion, direct access by the A9 motorway
Nearest Ski
2 Kilometres
Haute Nendaz Telecabine
Car: recommended

Voted by the Swiss Tourist Federation as one of the best summer/winter locations for families in Vaiais region, Haute Nendaz is a cosy mountainous all year round resort with 3 excellent supermarkets, boucherie, boulangerie, fromagerie, laiterie, post office, bank, ski hire shops, superb restaurants and bars, and for the ladies several boutiques offering very unique products. In Winter, Nendaz is superb for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers alike; with 400km of pistes in altitudes ranging from 1350m to 3330m, served by 100+ cable cars and lifts. In summer, Nendaz has its own picturesque outdoor swimming pool, 8 outdoor tennis courts, squash, fully equipped gymnasium, several nearby golf courses, fishing, paragliding, extensive well marked mountain walking and biking routes, mountain tours and climbing. If none of the above appeals to you just relax on the sun soaked terrace or garden at Chalet Fingals and enjoy the breathtaking mountain views with a glass of local chilled wine!

Other Activities: 2 man-made climbing walls, ice skating, ice hockey, curling, obstacle course in heart of forest, beach-volley ball court, skate park, trampoline, gym

Golf: Six contrasting golf courses are located within an hour's drive of Haute Nendaz. Crans Montana (home of the European Masters), Verbier, Leuk Seuston and Sion are all 18 holes courses, and Sierre and Cran-sur-Sierre are 9 hole courses. If you are willing to travel a little further, 9 hole courses can also be found at Matterhorn, Source du Rhone and Riederalp.

Ski: Nendaz is superb for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers alike. At Nendaz, in the heart of the Four Valleys ski area, 400 km of pistes, in altitudes ranging from 1,350 to 3,330m, served by 100 cable cars and lifts await you. Much exists to make your family holiday as memorable and convenient as possible including children's ski centre, crèche, games library, ice-rink and special low rates for family ski passes. The ski schools are excellent with very friendly instructors & the 'kids area' at Tracouet is huge, safe and very well catered. More than 90 km of glorious winter hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing will warm your heart. If you prefer more action when you're on holiday, you can have it, thanks to a superb snow park, freeride paradise, snowtubing area, sports centre and inviting après-ski bars. The 3,330 m high Mont-Fort Glacier guarantees excellent snow conditions from November until the end of April.


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