2 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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Perfect location with a view of Matterhorn
We were very pleased with the location. We had a gorgeous view of Matterhorn from the living room and the balcony. We had sun on that balcony during then day until late afternoon which was perfect for lazy afternoons. The apartment was very well equipped and organized. The beds were very comfortable and the bath lovely. Maps, information and suggestions on what to do and how was available. It felt like coming to someones home. The feeling of rental was non existing with was lovely. Lizzy and her staff were all very helpful with organizing both transfer and skipas and available for questions during our stay. It was walking distance to both ski systems and it was just a few minutes to the bus. The only thing that could improve is availability of dryers for the skiboots since you are not allowed to take them up into the apartment.
Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review Lotta and I am so pleased that you felt properly at home in Le Petit - that is what we were hoping guests would feel so it is nice to know we achieved what we aim for and that you enjoyed the space.
Thank you for the feedback about the boot dryers - we don't own the building and unfortunately are not able to put boot dryers in. Most guests find the underfloor heating is enough or those that rent boots and skis and leave them in the rental shops over night - we will continue to lobby the owners!
We will look forward to seeing you again next season when you know what your schedule is looking like and very best wishes to you both for summer in the meantime. Lizzie and Angus
Great location, property and host
We stayed here in late January, the apartment was located just a few minutes walk from the lifts and the main street, which was really convenient. We had two couples and both were very comfortable. Lizzie was extremely helpful getting us oriented for our first visit to Zermatt and her guide on where to eat and rent equipment was invaluable. I would definitely stay here again. Bonus is that you can see the Matterhorn from the living room.
Thank you Liz - I am so glad that you all enjoyed your first trip to Zermatt and that you found our information and pre-arrival service helpful. I hope that we are able to welcome you back at some stage and in the meantime very best wishes to you all for the rest of 2019, Lizzie
Superb apartment, ideally positioned in Zermatt
The apartment is so well arranged, furnished and decorated and ideally positioned for both the main ski lifts and and central Zermatt shops and restaurants.The view over an old meadow to the mountains and the Matterhorn is wonderful.Lizzie and Angus are wonderful hosts. Nothing seems to be too much trouble and they really know Zermatt and all the ski areas. Have been going to Zermatt since 2004 and have now stayed at Chez Nous for four years and genuinely wouldnt think of anywhere else in Zermatt.Cannot recommend highly enough.
Thank you Mark for coming back to us and for such a generous review of your stay. We really appreciate the comments and it is so nice to know that people who also know Zermatt well choose to stay with us and enjoy what Chez Nous has to offer.
Do hope that we will be able to welcome you back soon-ish and in the meantime very best wishes to you all, Lizzie and Angus
Perfect home from home in zermatt
We had a great stay at chez nous zermatt for two reasons. Firstly the apartment itself was very comfortable, spacious and well equipped. Secondly hosts Lizzie and Angus were extremely helpful in arranging all we could hope for in terms of lift passes, lunch bookings and more. Lots of nice small touches like chocolate in the boot room too. As with anywhere in zermatt you can’t be close to the lifts of both main mountains but the location here worked well for us even with young children, helped by the free ski lockers all over the ski area. Strongly recommended.
Thank you James. It is really nice to know that your stay with us enhanced your experience of your first trip to Zermatt and I am so pleased that you are planning to come back next season - and your feedback about the way the village sits "in the middle" with the main lift networks at either end is spot on - because I think that sometimes "on paper" that can seem difficult to navigate so I am sure it will help other guests to know that it is do-able!
We will look forward to welcoming you back next season and best wishes to you all until then, Lizzie and Angus
Amazing apartment in fantastic location!
We had the most fantastic stay at Le Petit! The apartment is fully furnished with amazingly comfortable beds, great shower and a fully equipped kitchen. We couldn’t have wanted for anything else in an apartment during our time in Zermatt. Lizzie was easy to communicate with and had our ski passes waiting for us when we arrived which was a great help. We would 100% stay here again if we visit Zermatt again and have to mention the most delicious lemon cake Lizzie made!
Oh thank you Georgy - how nice! I am so glad you like Le Petit and that it was a comfortable base for your first trip to Zermatt.
It was lovely to meet you and I know that Angus was sorry that he missed you all - but hopefully there will be a next time so please let us know if you are ever headed back our way and I will make sure there is a lemon cake waiting for you! Very best wishes for the rest of 2018, Lizzie
Lizzie was a great Host. Nice quiet, cozy place. Great views.
The two bedroom place is very nicely decorated and cozy. It's nice and quiet and close to everything. Lizzie ensures that you get safely to the unit, provided a few unexpected perks, and makes sure you feel comfortable in Zermatt. Wonderful
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.