1 bedroom 1 bathroom, sleeps a max of 6- Saturday changeover day in ski season
Mark & Margot Wheaton
- english, french
About Mark & Margot Wheaton
Mark and I met skiing in 1981 and have been skiing together ever since! Val d'Isere and Tignes have always been our favourite skiing area and we always came back, particularly at Easter. We now travel to our apartment at least 3 times a year from our home in Chichester in West Sussex.
Mark & Margot Wheaton purchased this Apartment in 1988
Why Mark & Margot Wheaton chose Val Claret
No. 4 Les Tommeuses became available in 1988 and was the first property we viewed in Tignes. We had seen the apartment building being built in 1985 as we went up the Bollin chairlift and I always wanted to have an aparment there. We fell in love with it and the rest is history!
What makes this Apartment unique
The view from the balcony is second to none as well as the proximity to the slopes and the ski in - ski out nature of the apartment. The Gardien (Florence) is fantastic and will help you with any problems. We have tried to make the aparment as comfortable as possible and keep it well stocked with all the necessary kitchen utensils etc. to make your holiday as pleasurable as possible. The apartment is close to over 30 restaurants and bars yet on the edge of the slopes and very very quiet. The apartment is so close to everything you need and in the summer the views from the balcony are just as breathtaking. We love watching the traditional alpine dairy farming with the gentle sound of cow bells ringing in the air. Mountain biking has really taken off in Tignes/Val d'Isere in the summer and the apartment is perfect for an activity summer holiday. There are trails of all difficulty across the whole of the Espace Killy area.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Property ok but dated
I wouldn't recommend the property as the owners seem keen to retain as much of the deposit as possible
Well appointed and functional apartment. Great ski in, ski out position
Very much enjoyed our stay, a cosy apartment with good facilities. Easy to book and communicate with the owners who were helpful and willing to answer our questions. Would definitely hope to come back again in the future.
Stay in N.o 4 Tommeuses
Fantastic apartment, so cosy and comfortable for 2 adults and 3 large teenage boys. Beds easy to put together and wonderful view of the slopes enticing them out of bed each morning. Well equipped for cooking too. The sun shone all week, daily vin chaud up the hill and the skiing superb. Will definitely be back. Thank you.
Awesome apartment !
What a find, had a fantastic holiday, such a clean friendly apartment. Brilliant access to all the local bars and restaurants being a maximum of 5 minutes walk away to the centre of the square, and you couldn’t ask to be much closer to the slopes with ski in ski out on your door step and fantastic access to the Tignes ski resort and being only one lift away for an easy trip into Val D'isere.
Had a brilliant holiday.
Sam and friends
Location, Location, Location!
Can't get better than this for easy access to pistes and village facilities. Everything is on the doorstep.
Good communications and helpful tips from the owners. Well equiped apartment with comfortable beds. Comfortable for 4, but will sleep more. Suitable for families and quiet at night.
Plenty of shops, bars and restaurants within a few minutes walk, and useful free bus service to other parts of Tignes. No need for a car while you are there.
Free access to the local leisure pool and ice-skating rink with a weekly ski pass. Big price differences between restaurants, not always reflected in quality. It is worth looking around and trying some of the smaller, cheaper places.
Good quiet skiing areas over the ridge using the "Fresse" lift in front of the apartment, but return runs to Val Claret are either relatively hard blues ("Isolee", "Piste H"), or involve up-hill sections. Beginners area right outside the apartment, but gets busy. This area is probably best for people who are at least at the stage where they are comfortable with tougher blue runs and can tackle some reds. On a good day, the treck over to the pistes above the Col de l'Iseran, via Val d'Isere, is well worth the effort.
Very good trip again in Tignes. L appartement est très bien situé et bien équipé dans une belle résidence que nous connaissions déjà au pied des.pistes. Propriétaires très sympathiques si vous avez des questions. A recommander😊
Tignes is situated in the 'Espace Killy' ski region, known as the greatest ski area in the world. With its neighbouring resort of Val d'Isere, it offers unrivalled skiing for all standard of skiers, including children. The resort itself has undergone a complete transformation over the past few years and now offers all the modern conveniences that skiers expect, both during the day and at night. There is no other modern european resort to rival Tignes, its accessibility, its location and its convenience. Once you have been - nowhere else compares!
Ski: The ski resort continues to go from strength to strength. There has been an extensive lift replacement programme with almost all of the lifts in the Espace Killy ski area replaced by high speed geared express lifts - making the lift queue a thing of the past. Tignes is the only resort that I know of that no matter how many skiers are on the slopes at any one time, there is never a lift queue. This is one resort that has got it right!! Why put up with queueing? Come to Tignes and ski!!
Summer: During the months of July and August, Tignes comes alive - not only with summer skiing on the Grande Motte glacier, but with the sound of mountain bikes. Graded bike trails have been created all over the Espace Killy and the link with Val d'Isere was opened in the summer of 2012. Key ski lifts have been fitted with bike carriers to take riders up the mountain and are currently FREE!! For the non bike enthusiast, there is sailing on the lake, horse riding, walking trails around the Vanoise National Park, watersports, white water rafting at Bourg St Maurice, and lots of other sporting activities - or just sit around the lake sunbathing!