Catered ski chalet in Montchavin, La Plagne - sleeps 12-14

Chalet in Montchavin with Log fire, Wi-Fi, Childcare available, Parking Available, Cot Available, Washing Machine

Chalet 2131

Catered, Sleeps 14, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

Facilities: Log fire, Wi-Fi, Childcare available, Parking Available, Cot Available, Washing Machine

Suitable for: Family / Child friendly, Pets allowed, Short breaks

Location type: Mountains, Rural, Village, Ski resort

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Our chalet is located at the foot of Montchavin in the small hamlet of Montorlin. It is a converted farmhouse with superb views across the valley and on to Mont Blanc. Full of charm and ambiance with pretty little streets and alleys and a 17th century church, the hamlet is quiet and rural but close to the action. We drive our guests the 3 minutes to the lifts when you're ready in the morning; and collect you whenever you choose.

Set on the small village square, the house is an intriguing combination of old beams and stone walls and modern open plan spaces of glass and wood. The 6 bedrooms sleep 12 - 14 guests, with cots available on request.

Ground Floor: Double with en suite shower room. Family suite comprising large double bedroom with picture windows and four poster; through to bedroom with bunk beds; through to en suite bathroom.

First Floor: double with en suite shower and loo; twin with white washed walls; double with built-in 4 poster; twin with curtained Savoyard beds.

A spiral stone staircase connects the floors, leading up to the huge open plan 'loft' living area that takes up the entire top floor of the house. The sitting area has sumptuously big, squashy sofas and is a great place to take afternoon tea and to relax after dinner. Books, games, CDs, Digital TV and DVDs are on hand for rainy days or lazy afternoons. The kitchen and dining area has glass doors leading onto the large balcony with its sweeping views across the rugged miles of the Tarentaise, with Mont Blanc in the distance. The cellar underneath the house is a general utility room and boot room, and has storage for your skis or snowboards.

The Chalet Service:
We will provide you with the best of the traditions of a typical Chalet Skiing holiday, plus some of our own. On your arrival, over tea and biscuits, we will take you through everything you need to know about the resort and the chalet and then, when you're ready, we'll show you around the resort village and help you sort out the essentials. Lift passes, ski and boot hire and lessons can all be arranged in Montchavin and your hosts will help you do this. Lessons can also be arranged in advance.

The Catering:
As well as a range of cereals, croissants, breads and jams there is a daily changing menu of cooked breakfasts on offer, including bacon, eggs, porridge, and pancakes. One day a week a cold breakfast will be set out for you the night before for you to serve yourselves.

Afternoon tea:
Indulge yourselves - Liza makes great cakes. (Last season's favourite - a close contest between Lemon Drizzle, Banana cake and Chocolate Gateau). Tea and cakes will be ready for you from 4pm, 6 days a week. On cold days we make mulled wine or hot chocolate toddies, served in the cosy sitting room. On sunny days you may prefer to take tea on the balcony and admire the views. An honesty bar is available all day long on the balcony, where you can help yourself to soft drinks or beer.

Evening meal:
The evening meal is the main event of the day, after your skiing adventures of course. A superb 3 course meal is served at the communal dining table facing the picture windows. A typical menu might include Grilled Goats Cheese on Walnut Bread; Pork Stuffed with Toulouse Sausages and Prunes; and a Chocolate Roulade, with a vegetarian option of a Nut and Wild Mushroom Wellington. Wine is included with all meals.

One day a week your hosts will have a day off, giving you the opportunity to sample the local restaurants in Montchavin or Les Coches.

General information

Property type Chalet (180 m2)
Catered Catered
Holiday theme Walking holiday, Romantic, Cycling holiday, Summer holidays, Ski Holidays
Suitability notes

The house dates from 1756, and was renovated in the 1990s.
It is on three floors, with a spiral tiled staircase, 36 steps in total. The living area and dining room are on the third floor on split levels, with the living area 5 steps above the dining area.

Accommodation information


6 bedrooms, sleeps maximum of 14 people

Bedroom 1: 1 double bed, 2 bunk beds, and ensuite bathroom

On the ground floor.
Family suite with interconnecting bedrooms and en suite shower room and loo.
The bedroom has access to the rest of the house, and also direct access from outside.
The main bedroom has a four poster bed, two armchairs, and large wardrobe.
The children's room has shelves and clothes hanging space, a bedside table and a shelf unit with lamps beside the bunk beds.

Bedroom 2: 1 double bed and ensuite bathroom

On the ground floor.
Small double bedrooms with en suite shower. The loo for this room is on the first floor.
Double bed, bedside table, clothes hanging shelf, chest of drawers.
Views across the rural village and the mountains.

Bedroom 3: 1 double bed and ensuite bathroom

On the first floor.
Good sized double bedroom with en suite shower and loo.
Double bed, two arm chairs, shelves, coffee tables, bedside tables. Lots of wardrobe space.
Views across the village and the mountains, to Mont Blanc in the distance.

Bedroom 4: 4 single beds and 1 double bed

Bedroom 4 is in fact three separate rooms, next to each other, on a separate corridor on the first floor. At one end of this corridor is the family bathroom for these rooms.
If you are booking rooms in the chalet, rather than the whole chalet, these rooms are let as one.
Room 4: twin single beds, bedside table, bookshelves, wardrobe, chair.
Room 5: double wooden four poster bed, chest of drawers, bookshelves, clothes handing shelf.
Room 6: twin single beds in traditional savoyarde style: curtained wooden 'cupboard' beds built into the wall. Bookshelves, wardrobe, tower shelf unit.
These 3 rooms share a family bathroom with bath, shower over, sink and loo.


5 bathrooms

Bathroom 1: toilet and shower

Bedroom 1 en suite

Bathroom 2: shower

Bedroom 2 en suite shower room

Bathroom 3: toilet

Bedroom 2 private toilet, on the 1st floor separate to the bedroom

Bathroom 4: toilet and shower

Bedroom 3 en suite

Bathroom 5: toilet, bath, and bath with shower

Bedroom 4 (set of 3 neighbouring bedrooms) Private bathroom

Dining room

Seats 14

Living room

Seats 14

On-site facilities

Entertainment Satellite / Cable TV, DVD, Television, CD Player
Communications & IT Internet access, Wi-Fi
Heating Log fire, Central heating
Household Washing Machine, Cot Available, Hob, Fridge, Microwave, Toaster, Kettle, Highchair, Iron, Hairdryer, Towels/linen provided, Coffee Machine, Oven
Parking Parking Available
Other facilities Childcare available, Airport Transfers available, Balcony / Terrace, Panoramic views, Cross Country Skiing

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Nearest airport Chambery at 112.0 km

Nearest ferry Calais at 966.0 km

Nearest railway Landry at 5.5 km

Nearest motorway A430 at 54.0 km

Nearest restaurant Montchavin at 1.7 km

Nearest bar Montchavin at 1.7 km

Car is not necessary

About Montchavin

La Portette is in the world-renowned ski resort of PARADISKI. Our resort village of Montchavin is 1.7kms by road from the chalet, and our private minibus shuttles you there on demand.

We are on the La Plagne side of Paradiski. One chair lift and a short blue run brings you to the VANOISE EXPRESS cable car across to Les Arcs.

In total there are 425kms of pistes to explore.

La Plagne
La Plagne is a vast state-of-the-art ski area that covers 220 kilometres of groomed pistes, serviced by 108 lifts. The 132 runs range from the top of the Bellecote glacier at 3417m to the tree lined slopes of the lower villages at 1250m. There are miles of blue and red runs and some good beginners slopes with free drag lifts and gentle gradients; plus some superb and testing black runs, and the off piste is extensive and not tracked out. Guided off piste expeditions can be arranged taking you away from the crowds into the unspoilt Ponturin valley.

Within the La Plagne boundaries are 10 resort villages, all with their own character and importantly their own facilities. Spread across the mountain, they are linked by efficient lift services. Montchavin is a traditional Savoyard village, surrounded by apple orchards and rooted in a farming tradition that predates the skiing industry by several hundred years. The resort has restaurants and bars, a cinema, shops and 2 ski schools. Just above is the newer resort village of Les Coches, linked by lifts and a resort bus, with more restaurants and its own ski schools.

A gentle slope in the bowl of the village has a free draglift for beginners and a children's snow park. The lifts whiz you up past pretty tree lined tracks to the open spaces of La Plagne. Snow cannons and the direction of the slopes ensure the lower runs are kept open all season. In misty or snowy conditions the tree lined slopes can offer the best visibility.

Les Arcs
If you like to rack up those miles, you can choose to ski Les Arcs as well as La Plagne with the Paradiski lift pass. Previously only accessible from La Plagne by a long road trip, with the new 200 person cable car you can get there from Montchavin in 15 minutes. With 200 km of groomed pistes serviced by 76 lifts you will truly be able to make sure that you never ski the same terrain twice.

If this is your first skiing holiday (or just the first in a long while) then relax and let us sort everything out for you. We will book your skiing or snowboarding lessons (choose between private lessons, either by yourself or with friends, or group lessons). When you arrive we'll come with you to get you kitted out with boots and skis or snowboard; and we'll take you to your first lesson, where your lift pass will be waiting for you. At the end of the day we'll collect you and you can relax back at the chalet with like minded people, and tell tall tales of your amazing prowess on the snow.

You will be in heaven, with miles of cruisy blues and reds to practice on and even, if you're feeling brave, lots of gentle off piste to try out tucked between the marked runs. Ask us to book you more lessons to perfect your technique; or set your own agenda. As you can explore practically the whole resort on blue pistes, the only limit is your stamina...

Warm up with a vertical drop of 2000 metres, before heading off to find some powder. Once you've explored the black runs and enjoyed the mogul fields, why not book a guide for the day and have an off-piste adventure in the beautiful and unspoilt Ponturin Valley, coming home by the Vanoise Express? Or go off heliskiing, ice climbing, or ski touring..... Talk to us about what you want to do and we will arrange it in advance.

Activities near Montchavin

Alpine/ Downhill skiing and snowboarding
Cross country skiing
Snow shoeing
Indoor swimming pool and spa in Montchavin village
Husky dog rides
Olympic Bobsleigh at La Plagne

VTT/ Mountain Biking
Road cycling (the famous cols of the Tour de France, as well as gentler routes)
Outside and inside swimming pool and spa in Montchavin village (July-August)
Parcours aventure/ Go Ape rope courses
Swimming at local supervised lake in the valley
Horse riding
Climbing + Via Ferrata (fixed rope)
White water rafing, canoeing etc

Baroque Churches
Typical mountain hamlets
Alpine chalets and alpages where cheese is still made in summer

Local sports activities

Within 15 minutes: Mountain biking, Swimming, Climbing, Fishing, Cycling, Skiing, Walking, Tennis

Within 45 minutes: Horse riding, Golf

Local leisure activities

Within 15 minutes: Food shop, Cinema, Restaurant, Shopping

Great for Walking holiday, Romantic, Cycling holiday, Summer holidays, Ski Holidays

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The owner of this property has not provided any up to date rates. Use the button below to contact the owner directly to get a quote.

Prices include: Accommodation in our chalet; breakfast, afternoon tea, and 3 course dinner with wine for 6 days (self-service breakfast on the 7th day); transport to and from the lifts; linens and towels and daily room cleaning
Discounts: Infants 0-23 Months: 0€. Children 2-16 Years: 15% off. Over 65s: 10% off.

Wessley C Stayed February 2023

La Portette

Just come back from a week skiing la plagne and staying at La Portette. Andy and Liza make wonderful hosts and the food and cake after a hard days skiing were amazing. The chalet is located in a village just below montchavin. The hosts drop you off and pick you up from the slopes each day and even picked up us and dropped us off at Aime for our transfers to and from the resort. All in all had an amazing time and would highly recommend.

Value for money

If, on the day before arrival, any of the circumstances outlined below apply to your booked dates, and this results in your booking being cancelled, then you will be entitled to a 100% refund of your accommodation payments.

Valid circumstances covered by these Covid-19 cancellation terms are limited to:

  • official closure of the property due to Covid-19 restrictions
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  • an unwillingness to travel
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  • an inability to travel due to vaccination status
  • individual or household stay-at-home orders

These Covid-19 cancellation terms are valid up to the day before arrival. After this date there will be no refund or credit note should Covid-19 have an impact upon your booking.

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