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Superb Family Chalet in Stunning Location

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

8 Beds, 2 bathrooms, large open plan living area

Chalet Le Renard was built in 2007. It comprises 3 floors. There are 3 bedrooms on the top floor, 2 doubles and one bunk room with 2 sets bunks. The bunks are equipped with quality mattresses and are suitable for adult use. There is one large bathroom on the top floor with full size bath and shower. The middle floor has a large open plan living area, dinning table for 8, well equipped kitchen and comfortable sitting area with wood burning stove. The ground floor/ basement. There is an additional shower room with WC on this floor. There is also a large entrance hall with stairs leading to the basement. This floor includes a boot changing area, large single garage with table tennis table, games room with a bar football table, boiler drying room and a laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. There is masses of hot water and the heating is very efficient. There are 2 large south facing balconies and a large patio area.

Nick and Jill Lindsay
Millpoint, 30 Killyleagh Road
BT309BL Downpatrick Down United Kingdom
VAT Reg No

Owner
Nick & Jill Lindsay
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Nick & Jill Lindsay

I am a semi retired farmer living in Northern Ireland, We have a large family, all of whom enjoy skiing and mountain life in general.

Nick & Jill Lindsay purchased this chalet in 2007

Why Nick & Jill Lindsay chose Alps of Vaud

We came to Leysin to stay with friends, fell in love with the place and ended up building this chalet. We love the peace and quietness of our location at the bottom of the village. In summer we can enjoy our quite large garden and the fantastic walks and hikes in the mountains. Leysin has some of the most dramatic scenery I have seen anywhere in the Alps. We do most of our skiing in Diablerets and Villars, which are less than 15 minutes away by car and on the same lift pass as Leysin. Huge ski area and very rarely any queues. Leysin skiing is great but not as extensive as the Diablerets/Villars area.

What makes this chalet unique

Modern, warm, comfortable chalet. Wonderful views, very quiet and peaceful. Brilliant for both summer and winter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic time. The awful weather put us under pressure to make it the best possible holiday for the kids. We left in the mornings and hit the acqua park, Cailler chocolate factory, Lausanne reptile centre, St Bernard dog centre in Martigny, Chateau Chillon, toy shops in Lausanne. We packed it in and were able to do all of that in the rain.

When it cleared we took a few trips on to Vevey and Montreux on the old boats, went to Les Mosses market, Berneuse and Martigny Labyrinth Park. We also hung around Leysin.

The sheer beauty and comfort of the Chalet was a refuge in the rain and a paradise in the sun.

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and this was due in no small part to Chalet Le Renard.
Jul 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in the Leysin in the Vaud / Lake Geneva

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 has a very large bath and twin sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 has a extra large double bed with twin mattresses. Bedroom 2 has an extra large double bed and mattress. Bedroom 3 has 4 bunks. The bottom 2 bunks are very comfortable and suitable for adults The top two are also comfortable but more suitable for children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
This is an exceptional family chalet suitable for 4 adults plus 4 children or 6 adults. It is situated in a quiet road within easy reach of shops, restaurants, leisure facilities and bus stops A car is an advantage but definitely not essential. The views are stunning and we have a 1300sq metre garden .

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My family spent the Christmas holiday at Chalet le Renard. The chalet is charming, clean and warm. We only had one very minor issue arise during our stay and Nick made sure it was taken care of immediately. The views are breathtaking, and cannot be fully appreciated from the photos. Leysin is a quaint town with plenty to do when we stayed local, but also a great point from which to explore the surrounding area. We enjoyed day trips to Chamonix, Zermat, Gruyeres and Bern. Highly recommended for any relaxing vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Immaculate chalet in a perfect location - peaceful and relaxing with lots to do in summer

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at Nick and Jill's chalet in Leysin in August. Nick was very helpful when booking the chalet, and the pre-arrival information was the best we have ever received, with clear instructions on how to find the property and lots of information about local activities and restaurants. The chalet is indeed superb. It is in a fantastic location, facing away from the village and looking over meadows (complete with cows and their melodic cow bells) to the mountains beyond - every day we woke to stunning views of snow capped peaks. Beautifully finished, with lots of lovely personal touches that made it feel like a home from home rather than a soulless holiday let. It is very comfortable with lots of seating inside and out, and a very well equipped kitchen. The TV with a DVD player worked perfectly and the WiFi was excellent. There was ample space in the bedrooms to store clothes, the bathrooms have a gorgeous deep bath and powerful showers, and there was plenty of linen and towels.

Leysin itself is a lovely little village with plenty of shops and restaurants. There is the cable car to the top of the local mountain, and a train from the valley floor, plus a number of indoor and outdoor sports facilities that we didn't use but looked very good. Despite being high up the valley, Leysin is very well placed with lots of fantastic places in less than an hours drive - including Montreux on Lake Geneva, Lac Lioson, Glacier 3000 (yes we did the Peak Walk!), the Grande Dixence Dam, Trient Ravine - in fact there was just so much to do in this area that our original plan to explore further afield was thwarted. We are going to have to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing views and great accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Switzerland and we just fell in love with Leysin and how accessible the train station was from this chalet. The chalet was cozy and charming and had everything you needed. The local crepe cafe was delicious and the staff was always friendly and hospitable. We had a great experience with everyone in the town.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

HEAVENLY VACATION

  • 5 of 5

If you want a real vacation away from daily anxiety, Nick and Jill’s chalet, Le Renard, is the place to go. Drinking my morning coffee on the deck with the view of the mountains and breathing that fresh air was absolutely amazing. Talk about total relaxation. The deck was fully equipped with sun umbrella’s, extremely cozy cushioned lounge and upright chairs. A perfect place in the evening, after dinner, where the family would gather outside to gaze at the stars while sipping a glass of wine and chit chatting about whatever.

The chalet is fully equipped as if it were your own home. Comfortable beds, plenty of sofas and chairs and a big dining table facing the view of the mountains, The kitchen had from A to Z including lots of big pots and pans.

The chalet is very clean and tidy. Plenty of towels, pillows and linens. Wi-fi and TV function perfectly. We all had I pads, laptops and I phones. The internet service was excellent.

Nick and Jill are so jovial. Even though we have never met in person, I feel like I have known them forever. They are promptly available for any questions you may have before and during the rental.

If you are looking for a rental without surprises, this chalet is for you. The web photo’s are perfectly genuine.

Angela W

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful chalet for a memorable holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a memorable, week long, family holiday here. The chalet was very comfortable and welcoming and had everything we needed. Fully equipped kitchen and laundry, comfy and cosy bedrooms, gorgeous garden teeming with wild flowers and a breathtaking view across the Alps. Everything was as lovely as we expected from the listing.

We were travelling with a 1 year old and the owner arranged a cot and high chair with no fuss. The owners had great communication and were a pleasure to deal with.

Leysin was a little quiet at this time of year but we enjoyed some great day trips to Glacier 3000 and Lausanne and the trip up to the summit in the cable car from Leysin is well worth it for the stunning view.

We would definitely recommend this chalet as a great place for a relaxing family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Home, sweet home!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best weeks we've had in a chalet! We have spent a lovely week with friends here and we all felt that it was like coming home. There was enough space for all of us, it has a perfectly equipped kitchen and everything was superbely maintained. The chalet sits on a hill with a gorgeous view on the Swiss Alpes. I've slept so well here, because it's quiet and the air so clean. If you come by car there is place enough to park it. So I would definetely recommend this chalet, and I'll hopefully can come here again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
June 2017
28 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
July/August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
October/November December 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Christmas period
17 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,543
for 6 nights
£1,800
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

A small amount of Swiss Tourist Tax is payable locally at the Tourist Office. All gas and electricity, as well as final cleaning and laundry costs are included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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