Stunning, large, family friendly apartment, ideally located with views to die for – interested? Thought so 😉
Located in the heart of Tignes le lac, the new Phoenix apartments are PERFECT for families or larger groups. As its name suggests, the building and the apartments are part of a new renovation project. What once was a block of small apartments, has been given a new lease of life with luxurious, large, beautifully decorated family friendly apartments that seem to have the bonus of also being reasonably priced.
We were lucky enough to stay in the lovely 101 for the last w/e of our winter season and what a treat it was. Our apartment boasted four stunning bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large kitchen, dining, living area overlooking a huge 50m² south facing terrace that has an unobstructed view of the mountains, the frozen lake and Tignes Val Claret.
This was perfect for our extended family group of 4 adults and three kids ranging in age from (4 – 83) – including my hubby, myself, our three mountain girls and the girls’ lovely French grandparents.
We had a lovely, lovely w/e and here are our five reasons why you should go too 😉 (Although we could find lots more!!!)
1: The apartment is ideally located in Tignes le Lac – Everything is literally on the doorstep. This is key when going skiing with kids, believe me on this one. No one wants to hike up a hill with several pairs of skis, tired legs and emotional kids. This means no (or minimal) stress getting the kids to walk to and from ski school/the lifts.
All amenities are nearby. There is a supermarket opposite the apartment. The water sports/fitness/spa centre is 5 mins walk away. There are numerous restaurants within walking distance and a bus stop 2 mins away if you want to venture further afield. We dined at the rather FABULOUS La Pignatta in Val Claret, which has THE best pizzas in the Alps (My daughters all talk all year long about their rabbit pizzas), along with a whole range of delicious meats and Savoyard specialities all in a beautiful, stylish setting. (Book ahead as they are very popular)
2: The apartment is beautifully decorated, perfectly equipped and spacious. We immediately felt relaxed in the beautiful 101, which has been decorated with style.
The colours are calming and tasteful creating a peaceful haven. Lashings of soft fur and exposed natural wood add to the Alpine chic vibe. To quote a friend of mine, Jen Morton, who is an interior designer specialised in colour psychology, Jen Morton. “Colours in homes have a positive psychological effect when in harmony with one another, and conversely quite a negative effect when they’re not. Colour effects our mood, even when we sleep.” These are definitely in harmony. Maybe shes a friend the owners too 😉
The apartment is spacious (Did we mention 120m²) and has been equipped with everything you need from kitchen appliances, board games, hairdryers…you name it! Good quality bedding and towels are provided as well as entries to the local fitness/watersports centre. There is also a ski room at the entrance to the property making life so much easier…
After a long day on the slopes it’s important as a family to have space to relax and unwind. This place ticks all those boxes.
3: The views are to die for…No words needed.
4: Family time – Everything is so wonderful you can relax and spend quality family time together. Despite the snowstorm outside on the Sunday morning we had a blast playing board games, relaxing, eating a leisurely breakfast and watching the snow fall. My girls had yet to be introduced to Monopoly (shame on me) and despite the challenge of playing with our four-year-old (who refused to give any money back much to her sisters annoyance) we had lots of fun! The girls also loved Connect Four 🙂
5: Finally, Tignes itself has been voted the sportiest town in France several times for a reason. There is amazing skiing for all the family in the winter with guaranteed snow given its high altitude. In the summer, Tignes is also a paradise for sports lovers (imagine skiing on the glacier in the morning and mountain biking/horse riding/hiking/sailing/fishing in the afternoon?)
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