The chalet, which faces south, was originally built in 1950. Now completely renovated, it retains the warm feel of the mountain guide’s home it once was. Built of granite and traditional river-sand render on the ground floor, with solid larch wood on the top and a traditional cedar-tiled roof, it’s a wonderfully welcoming house. Mont Blanc, the Aiguille du Midi, the Aiguilles du Chamonix, the bowls of Brevent and Flegere and of course the incredible spire of the Dru are all visible from the chalet
An enchanting Chamonix chalet for eight people, with hot tub & sauna, close to ski lift & village with bars & restaurants, family friendly with enormous garden & spectacular views. In a beautiful setting ringed with trees and mountain views, just a short walk to the largest and sunniest ski area of Chamonix: Brevent & Flegere. The village with bars, shops and restaurants is within five minutes walk. Chamonix town centre is five minutes by car or a pleasant twenty minute stroll.
- Sleeps 8
- 4 bedrooms
- Outdoor hot tub with sparkling fresh water
- Beautiful woodburning sauna,
- Thick fluffy towels, high quality bedlinen & bathrobes,
- Log fire,
- TVs, DVDs, BOSE stereos with iPod docks
- Scalextric, Wii, games
- Family friendly - children and babies welcome.
Chalet Accommodation Details:
Hot Tub & Sauna
The hot tub is a perfect place to enjoy an Alpine sunset on the surrounding peaks. We refill with fresh water for each set of guests, so it’s sparkling and clean. The wood-burning barrel sauna is a wonderful way to relax. Put three logs in the stove, light it and return in 20 minutes time for the most calming sauna imaginable - listening to the crackle of the fire as the heat soothes your muscles.
The spacious and beautiful living room has squashy and very comfortable sofas, a widescreen TV with DVD player and Nintendo Wii, Wi-fi, BOSE stereo with iPod dock and a bar with plenty of glasses.
There are games including Risk, backgammon, drafts and chess, mah jongg, Jenga, cards and a Scalextric set. We don’t have Sky, but provide an extensive DVD collection (over 150, from classics & comedy to the latest ski & snowboard movies) and a selection of books including plenty about the mountains.
You are welcome to use the phone for local and incoming calls. Bring a laptop or smartphone to access our wireless broadband — very useful for checking weather forecasts and lifts.
The covered balcony is a lovely place to listen to the river and watch the snow and has tables and chairs. You are welcome to smoke on the balcony (though not elsewhere in the chalet). There’s an upstairs mezzanine den with seats and cushions, where you can retreat and laze if you’d like some peace.
Kitchen and Dining
The traditional tiled kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances — there’s a four ring halogen hob and fan oven, microwave, dishwasher and washer-dryer. There’s plenty of quality crockery and cutlery, cast iron pans and good kitchen knives, jugs and ice trays for the wonderful Alpine water and a raclette and fondue set for cheesy nights in.
The chunky pine table seats eight with ease, and we provide split logs for the fire. You can get food from the village shop in Les Praz, supermarkets and delicatessens in Chamonix, or you can have your groceries delivered to the chalet by most local supermarkets. We can also arrange a shopping service.
Or if you prefer, we can arrange catering — a chef will come to the chalet and cook wonderful food especially for you.
All the bedrooms have comfortable, full size mattresses (2m long, no footboards), which can be made up as doubles or twins according to your group. Duvets are the “Four Seasons” type — a summer and autumn weight duvet which popper together to make an extra thick winter duvet. Most people find the Autumn weight ones enough, as the chalet is very warm, but you can easily add or remove them as you like best! All the bedroom floors are waxed wood with sheepskin rugs to keep your feet warm in the morning, and the wardrobes have plenty of wooden hangers. Our linen is almost all high thread count Egyptian cotton, our towels are thick, fluffy and generously sized, and we provide waffle bathrobes.
Bedroom 1 - on the first floor has a king size double bed (can be split to make a twin if needed), a door onto the balcony and spectacular views of the Aigulle du Midi and the Dru.
Bedroom 2 - also on the first floor has twin beds (can be a double), and a view of the Flegere and Brevent ski area.
Bedroom 3 - on the ground floor, has twin beds (can be a double), TV/DVD and looks into the woods.
Bedroom 4 - is in the mazot…
A mazot is a traditional small chalet next to a larger one. Ours is a warm and cosy ensuite bedroom for two (n.b. the mazot has a double bed, 2m long, which cannot be split). Recently renovated in natural materials, it has underfloor heating, its own WC, slate tiled shower and granite basin, and you can look out at the garden from your bed. It’s full of Alpine charm, and particularly handy for anyone who likes their own retreat.
There are three bathrooms and an extra WC.
The mazot is en-suite, and the remaining three bedrooms share two bathrooms and a separate WC.
Bathroom 1 on the first floor has double sinks, bath and shower. There is a separate WC next to it.
Bathroom 2 on the ground floor is a fantastic wet room with a granite wall, underfloor heating, walk-in shower, sink and WC.
The garden is huge (about two-thirds of an acre). Just through the woods, you can glimpse the cross-country ski trails which run beside the river. The views are spectacular — you can see the ski areas of Flegere & Brevent, Mont Blanc, the Aiguille du Midi, the Dru and many more. We have one small chalet neighbouring, behind and facing away from the main chalet.
Ski shed & parking
There is plenty of off-street private parking with room for up to four cars. The ski shed provides ideal storage for skis, bikes, boards and boots with racks for skis or snowboards and boot dryers.