If there was such a thing as the fairytale mountain hideaway, Chalet Nyumba would be it. Meaning "home" in Swahili, Nyumba is perched high above the village, with incredible views. Nestled in a private corner of the exclusive Sonalon area in the heights of Verbier, Chalet Nyumba was completed in 2009. This beautiful 500 sqm chalet boasts a magnificent spa, finished in Italian marble. Sliding glass doors open up to the commanding views across the valley and the mountains beyond.
The main living room has a dramatic double height ceiling and is furnished with worn leather sofas and distressed wooden furniture. There is a stylish mix of alpine detailing, African artwork and carvings. In the cinema room there's a projector screen and with access to a library of films; and if all that isn't enough to keep the children entertained, there is also a large playroom, with countless toys and games including a pool table.
A proportion of the holiday price goes to the UK-registered "Give a Future Foundation", which supports a variety of education projects for orphans and vulnerable children in Ethiopia.
"This was without exception the best and most enjoyable ski holiday any of us have ever had – and I've been skiing for some 62 years. Constantly mind-boggling attention to detail and outstanding service, food and drink. And what a chalet. Thank you for the holiday of a lifetime."
Mr C.L, Chalet Nyumba