Chalet Rustique, catered ski chalet with Michelin trained chef

Chalet in Chatel with Log fire, Wi-Fi, Childcare available, Airport Transfers available, Heated Boot Room, Satellite / Cable TV

Chalet 2490

Catered, Sleeps 12 - 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

Facilities: Log fire, Wi-Fi, Childcare available, Airport Transfers available, Heated Boot Room, Satellite / Cable TV, DVD, Parking Available, Cot Available, Dishwasher

Suitable for: Family / Child friendly, Short breaks

Location type: Mountains, Village, Ski resort

Recently built by local craftsman, our ski chalet offers wonderful accommodation providing the ultimate alpine retreat. It is a contemporary mountain chalet designed to ensure an extremely high level of comfort for our guests and a fantastic chalet experience. It sleeps up 12 people in 5 beautiful en-suite bedrooms.

From the moment you arrive at our ski chalet, you are greeted with a warm welcome, a friendly personalised service and all the comforts of home, in a truly relaxing way. Situated just outside the idyllic alpine resort of Chatel in the massive Portes du Soleil ski area in the French Alps, France. Chalet Rustique is all you could hope from a luxury catered ski chalet – offering truly amazing ski accommodation. The open-plan design of the chalet is spacious and comfortable. All five of our en-suite bedrooms are beautifully furnished with all the little luxuries that will make your stay and your ski holiday especially comfortable.

The Chalet Accommodation:

The Living Area
The huge living area is spacious and open-planned, perfect for groups and families. There are 2 different sitting areas separated by a large log burning fire set in the middle of the room. With extremely comfortable sofas and a very relaxed ambience in the chalet, it is the perfect place to unwind after a hard day on the slopes. Sit and enjoy an après ski drink, put your feet up and read a book, or simply take in the amazing views of the Mont de Grange National Park just opposite the chalet.

The chalet also has a big screen TV with DVD player and SKY - a selection of DVD’s, board games and books - a Nintendo Wii with several games - CD player and Ipod docking station - Wifi internet connection throughout chalet - chalet computer with internet access, for guests to use. Please feel free to bring your own DVD’s and Wii games.

The Bedrooms
The chalet sleeps up to 12 guests in 5 cosy bedrooms all which can be made into either twin rooms or super-kings. Each bedroom is furnished to a very high standard, with its own en-suite. The bathrooms all have a deep bath for you to relax in after a hard day skiing, as well as a shower and a welcome pack of complimentary luxury toiletries by Cowshed.

It is important to us that our guests have the best night’s sleep when staying with us. We spent a lot of time choosing the right beds and the best linen to ensure you have the best chalet experience possible.

Each bedroom has an individually pocket sprung Relyon bed, the finest 100% Egyptian cotton bed linen by Peter Reed Luxury Linens, hairdryer, Ipod docking station, fluffy towels, bathrobes and complementary slippers.

Other chalet facilities - Ski room with heated boot warmers, Private garden for children to play in

Our Catering Service:
We have a passion for fine food and as such, like to make the dining experience at our chalet as important as the skiing. The emphasis is on preparing delicious and beautifully presented food, local and seasonal, with the freshest of ingredients we can source. From freshly made pasta to homemade ice creams we believe in taking no shortcuts. It is a luxury fine dining experience in the mountains.

Each morning, you begin the day with a full continental breakfast with warm croissants and pain au chocolates, a large selection of cereals, hot porridge, fresh fruit and much more.

After a day on the slopes, you will return back to the ski chalet to homemade cakes and biscuits, served with a drink of your choice.

The evening is then your time to sit back and relax, and enjoy a four course evening meal, served with carefully selected fine wines.

We are also able to cater for any special dietary requirements.

Please note that we have one night off during the week (generally a Wednesday), thereby giving you the chance to experience the many excellent local restaurants. We will be happy to advise you on these and make reservations.

General information

Property type Chalet
Catered Catered
Holiday theme Walking holiday, Sight-seeing, Cycling holiday, Summer holidays, Ski Holidays

Accommodation information

Bedrooms

5 bedrooms, sleeps maximum of 12 people

Bathrooms

5 bathrooms

Dining room

Seats 12

Living room

Seats 12

On-site facilities

Entertainment Satellite / Cable TV, DVD, Television
Communications & IT Internet access, Wi-Fi
Heating Log fire
Household Dishwasher, Cot Available, Hob, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Toaster, Kettle, Towels/linen provided, Heated Boot Room, Coffee Machine, Oven
Parking Parking Available
Other facilities Childcare available, Airport Transfers available, Balcony / Terrace, Garden, Panoramic views

Car is not necessary

About Chatel

Skiing in the Portes du Soleil:
Around 40 years ago a group of passionate skiers wanted to open one of the largest linked ski areas in Europe, and they did……the Portes du Soleil ski area was created offering a winter sports playground covering 12 resorts in 2 countries – France and Switzerland.

With a massive 650km’s of pistes (not to mention the numerous km’s of off-piste!), the area offers superb skiing and snowboarding for all ages and levels. From spacious and wide slopes for beginners, cruising runs for intermediates, and challenging black runs and off-piste skiing for the more advanced skiers, the huge Portes du Soleil ski area and stunning scenery is shouting out to be explored.

Chatel itself offers a mix of open and wooded slopes suitable for all abilities. Nestled between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, the area around Chatel creates its own micro climate thus giving the area an amazing snow record – don’t be fooled by a higher resort having better snow, this is not always the case! With easy access to Avoriaz, Morzine and the Swiss side of the Portes du Soleil ski area, Chatel is an extremely convenient location. Perhaps ski France one day and then Switzerland the next, the choice is yours!

Here at Chalet Rustique, we can guide you around the mountain and point you in the direction of the best pistes, hidden powder runs and the top restaurants to eat in.

Other winter activities that can be enjoyed in the area are cross country skiing, snow-shoeing, ice skating, ice fishing and much more!

Ski Facts:
- 650km of pistes
- 202 lifts
- 286 runs
- 694 snow canons
- 89 mountain restaurants

Summer in Chatel:
The area of Portes du Soleil in the summer time is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the French Alps. In the summer, with the high temperatures and its relaxed and fun atmosphere, it really is the perfect location for a summer holiday whatever you decide to do.

Situated just 30km’s south of Lake Geneva, the valley is a wonderful mix of mountains and water. It is the perfect base offering a whole range of different activities and places to visit.

The Abondance Valley has three main villages, which have all retained their traditional alpine charm: Abondance, La Chapelle d’Abondance and Chatel. There are over 40 working farms in the valley, some of which you can visit to see how they make their famous local Abondance cheese. Each village has a local market on different days during the week that are definitely worth a visit. In addition to this, there are many cafés, restaurants and shops to visit in all of the villages.

Abondance is very famous for its Abbey, which is considered one of the most famous monasteries in the Alps.

La Chapelle d’Abondance is perfectly located to climb Les Cornettes de Bises or Mont de Grange, the national park, where you will discover mountain lakes, beautiful alpine flora and local wildlife.

The village of Chatel boasts a swimming pool, tennis courts, a pitch and putt golf course, a summer luge and a whole range of other activities including horse riding and paragliding.

The ski lifts open in mid-June to mid-Sept and provide an opening to over 800km’s of walking trails and paths and more extreme activities like mountain biking and the zip wire called the fantasticable! Alternatively, you may wish to follow more leisurely pursuits and simply relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

During the summer time, we offer a bespoke service to follow your holiday requirements no matter what you want to do.

Activities near Chatel

Local sports activities

Within 15 minutes: Mountain biking, Swimming, Horse riding, Climbing, Sports centre, Fishing, Cycling, Skiing, Walking, Tennis

Local leisure activities

Within 15 minutes: Food shop, Restaurant, Shopping

Great for Walking holiday, Sight-seeing, Cycling holiday, Summer holidays, Ski Holidays

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