3 bedroom apartment in the centre of the village - self catering in style
- english, french
About Lizzie Orange
We (Lizzie Orange and Angus Potter) have been living and working in Zermatt since 2007 and Angus has been skiing here since he was 9 years old. We met here and, having left our 'London lives' behind, decided that setting up Chez Nous was a way to combine our skills and offer our guests something a little personal. Family commitments mean that we now divide our time between the UK and Zermatt but we have a small concierge team on the ground here who know Zermatt well and between us we will make sure you are well looked after during your stay.
Lizzie Orange purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Lizzie Orange chose Zermatt
Initially we ran a small b&b from our own apartment but we now have 4 apartments in this building (the Swiss laws re. foreigners buying property allowed us to buy one and lease the others) and as from Winter 2018/19, Chez Nous has 4 apartments to rent: The Corbassiere which sleeps 6 on the 3rd floor, The Mischabel which sleeps 6-8 on the 2nd floor, Le Petit which sleeps 4 on the 1st floor and now L'Etoile a 1 bedroomed apartment also on the 1st floor next to Le Petit. We offer our guests the freedom of a self-catered holiday combined with the feel and warmth of staying in someone else's home. We have completely re-furnished the flats to create an atmosphere that aims to make you feel at home from the moment you walk in.
What makes this Apartment unique
Our apartments are definitely more than just "a rental"; we have created an atmosphere of "home" in all of them and they are filled with lots of the personal touches that we appreciate in places we stay and want to offer our guests. Our building sits right in the centre of the village but is unique in still having a small field in front of it which sets off the view of The Matterhorn in spectacular fashion.
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Immaculate apartment in perfect location
We had a wonderful stay in this stunning apartment over New Year. We were picked up from the station, escorted to the apartment and made to feel extremely welcome from the start. We had had a lot of contact with Lizzie beforehand, who arranged lunches and dinners at a wide range of restaurants, saving us a lot of planning! Lizzie also arranged the ski instructor for the children, ski hire and, well, everything! We had the easiest skiing holiday we've ever experienced, all thanks to Lizzie. The apartment itself is extremely spacious, comfortable and luxurious in every respect. The beds were lovely, and the sitting room with its oversized sofas and large terrace was a joy. All in all we had a fantastic time, and I doubt we'll find anything in the future to compare to this experience!
Oh wow - thank you Sarah and Matt! What a lovely review to see pop up in my inbox - I really appreciate you taking the time to do that and am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and in Zermatt.
I know that skiing holidays can sometimes feel like rather a "faff" so it is good to know that all the things that we can organise for our guests beforehand (and whilst they are here) left you free to relax and enjoy the time here.
I hope that the rest of 2019 is going well for you all and that maybe we will be able to welcome you back to us!
Very best wishes to you all in the meantime, Lizzie
Well situated and perfectly appointed.
We had a wonderful stay, and can't wait to come back. Lizzie is a consummate and generous host, a great resource, and incredibly helpful with planning, recommendations, reservations, and the like. The chalet is centrally located, and perfectly appointed. A really great place to stay. Highly recommend!
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us Paul and that this was such a successful first trip to Zermatt - and we are really excited to be welcoming you back next year as well!
Very best wishes to you all and we look forward to seeing you again soon-ish! Lizzie
Lovely apartment, good service.
We went to Apartment Mischabel with extended family. Grandparents, parents and 3 children aged 8, 6 and 4 and everything worked well for us. Location is good, very close to center of town but still quiet with a nice view to the Matterhorn. The apartment itself has a nice layout, three bedroom with each a bathroom. Everything was perfectly equipped, bathroom with lots of towels and soap/shampoo, kitchen with all you need. It's a type of apartment you can come to and you don't have to worry about whether you have to shopping immediately in order to buy a lot of the basics like toilet paper, tissues, dishwasher tabs etc. Everything is there. The apartment is really nicely decorated and furnished, lots of entertainment possibilities (TV channels, Swisscom TV, Apple TV etc.). Lizzie has been very helpful from A to Z - organizing ski school for the kids, lift passes, making restaurant reservations every day and so on. No time wasted to worry about where to go to eat. The whole stay was very relaxed. Would definitively go again if we got back to Zermatt.
Dear Alain - thank you so much for taking the time to do such a full review (without even being asked!). It was lovely to have you all with us for your first winter trip to Zermatt and especially nice to see a whole extended family spending time together and I am so pleased that you found the apartment a good base for and appreciated how we try and make sure that all the "essentials" are here so that our guests can get on with enjoying their holiday.
I hope that we will be able to welcome you back and very best wishes to you all for the rest of 2018, Lizzie
Wonderful Week at Chez Nous - The Mischabel
We stayed a week in the Mischabel and I can't say enough good things about it. The apartment was perfect and comfortable and with everything we needed. A perfect view of the Matterhorn out the window. Just as important, our host Lizzie went above and beyond to help us out. Before we arrived, she helped with questions, made a few dinner reservations for us, and even made plans to purchase our lift passes for us. She brought them to our apartment so that was one less thing we'd have to do on our arrival day! Thank you Lizzie for a great week.
Sorry to have been rather slow in replying but thank you so much for your generous review and for taking the time to do it - it really helps future guests to get a feel for what to expect and I am so glad that you all enjoyed your time in Zermatt and your stay with us.
I hope that we may be able to welcome you back and in the meantime, very best wishes to you all, Lizzie
Beautiful, clean apartment with all amenities and view of the Matterhorn
This apartment is perfect for 6-8 people. It is spacious with tons of natural light. Great proximity to the Center of town and a 10 min walk to Matterhorn glacier lift. Lizzie and Angus went out of their way to ensure we were well taken care of- from making all our restaurant reservations on the hill and in town, to keeping us informed about the conditions and lift closures when there were high winds. Overall, our family has traveled to many different places in the world and we can't remember having a more hospitable service from our hosts. I highly recommend “Chez Nous”, without reservation.
Thank you so much Nathalie - I said to you when you left that your good spirits in quite challenging weather conditions also gave us a real boost. It means so much to both me and Angus that seasoned travellers like you appreciated our hospitality - we really enjoyed hosting you all and seeing you make the most of the new snow. Very best wishes to you all for 2018 and do let us know if you are ever heading back our way! Lizzie and Angus
Loved the whole package
The Mischabel is a beautiful 3 bedroom 3 bathroom unit that is beautifully furnished & maintained. It’s close enough to walk anywhere in the village without a hassle. Great views of the Matterhorn from the living room & main bedroom. Lizzie and Angus are dedicated people who want nothing more to make your stay as positive experience as can be. From picking you up in a taxi at the station, organising lift passes and ski lessons before you arrive, leaving Xmas presents under the tree for kids on arrival, doing a shop so milk, beer, bread, fruit & essentials were in the unit before our arrival...it is hard to find fault with anything. Great spot, great service, great memories.
Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review Peter - much appreciated as are the comments about your stay. It was lovely to see a big, extended, family group enjoying Zermatt (and as we now know you got the best of the recent weather!) and I am so glad that you chose Chez Nous as the base for your own family. We really enjoyed having you to stay and hope that at some stage we may be able to welcome you back to us.
Safe journey home when the trip finally ends and very best wishes to you, Robyn and the kids for the rest of 2018. Lizzie and Angus
Zermatt deserves its reputation as one of the world's best mountain resorts - there is a magical quality to it all year round.
The Klein Matterhorn cable car is the highest cable car in Europe (3,883m at the summit) and on a clear day gives you simply breathtaking views out towards Mont Blanc and its surrounding peaks. Alternatively start your day on the Gornergrat railway which originally opened in 1898 and is the second highest railway in Europe (after the Jungfrau) - a great feat of Swiss engineering. From the top of Gornergrat you get a sweeping panorama of 29 'four thousanders' (mountains over 4,000m) including the Monte Rosa which is the highest mountain in Switzerland.
In the winter your lift pass covers the Zermatt and Cervinia and includes some 360km of marked runs but if that isn't enough you can also ice skate, sledge, hike, snow shoe, try curling or simply swim and relax in one of the village hotel's wonderful wellness areas.
In the summer there is glorious hiking, climbing, a fun park for the children, cycling, tennis, squash, paragliding and plenty of places to have a picnic by a lake.
At any time of year Zermatt has something to offer and its mountain restaurants are second to none in the Alps so the gourmet will not be disappointed either.