5* self catering chalet in Le Chinaillon, sleep 12, close to pistes

Chalet in Le Grand Bornand with Jacuzzi / Hot Tub, Log fire, Wi-Fi, Heated Boot Room, Parking Available, Cot Available

Chalet 2530

Self catering, Sleeps 12, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

Facilities: Jacuzzi / Hot Tub, Log fire, Wi-Fi, Heated Boot Room, Parking Available, Cot Available, Washing Machine

Suitable for: Family / Child friendly, Short breaks, Suitable for elderly

Location type: Mountains, Village, Ski resort

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Chalet Etoile in Le Grand Bornand, is a brand new large 4/5 bedroom self-catering family ski chalet available to rent. Rated 5* by the local tourist board. It has been designed specifically to accommodate 2 families, and is situated within walking distance of the pistes, the shops and restaurants in the village. In winter it is the perfect ski chalet and in the summer it is a great base for those who enjoy walking, climbing, mountain biking, parapenting and following the Tour de France. The chalet is set on a large plot with magnificent uninterrupted views of the mountains and the pistes. The chalet is managed by an English managing agent based in the area.

Chalet Accommodation Layout:

Ground Floor
- A large sitting room with an open plan kitchen/dining area.
- A large 5th bedroom with an en suite bathroom.
- Separate WC.
- A large integral garage, with a large shelving system for hanging/drying skis clothes and helmets etc. There is also a boot warmer for 5 pairs of boots.

First Floor
- 4 large bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom.
- A shower room.
- Separate WC.
- Two of the bedrooms have king size beds, and two have been specially designed to accommodate between 3 and 4 children or adults.

A full size basement (but currently unfinished) which houses a utility room (wish washing machine and dryer), a ping pong table, darts and table football.

the key feature is our new (late 2019) Canadian Cedar hot tub.
There is plenty of off-street private parking, with room for up to three or four cars. In winter the snow is cleared from the drive on a regular basis, and after all heavy snow falls. The garage provides ideal storage for bikes in the summer and in the winter, skis, boards and boots. There is also a heated boot rack for 5 pairs of ski boots. The large covered terrace offers a lovely place to sit, read the paper and listen to the river, or watch the skiers on the pistes.

The garden is large and predominantly flat. But it does fall away sharply down to the river “le Torrents du Chinaillon”. In the summer the river is the perfect place for children to cool down, and escape to a world of paddling and dam making! Please be aware the steep gradient down to the river could be hazardous for very young children

Entertainment- The spacious and beautiful living room has a traditional wood burning fire, and three very comfortable sofas, perfect for relaxing after a long days skiing. There are games, jigsaws (for all ages) and an extensive DVD collection covering all age groups. Both the sitting room and TV room have widescreen TV’s with surround sound systems, French TV stations, Apple TV and English free sat stations, DVD, CD players and iPod docking station.

Kitchen and dining - The modern oak kitchen is very well equipped with new modern appliances - a four ring ceramic hob, large fan oven, microwave and dishwasher and coffee percolator. There's plenty of crockery, cutlery, pans, good kitchen knives and jugs for the Alpine water. You will find raclette and fondue sets for easy to prepare nights in. The large table extends from 2m to 3 meters in length and can easily seat 12 people or more.

Bedrooms - All the bedrooms have extremely comfortable beds, and the arrangement gives maximum flexibility for guests with or without children.

Chalet Etoile is self catering. The local supermarket in Chinaillon is very good, and supplies nearly everything you need. They will prepare fondues or raclettes for you to cook at the chalet (for a fraction of the price of eating out). If you want a larger supermarket there is a large Intermarche on the main road towards Thones, just 15 minutes drive away.

General information

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

Accommodation information


5 bedrooms, sleeps maximum of 12 people

Bedroom 1: 1 large double bed and ensuite bathroom

Bedroom 2: 1 large double bed

Bedroom 3: 2 single beds and 2 double beds

ideally suited for a couple with small children or groups of children. This room has two single beds and 2 double cabin beds set under the eaves. Each cabin bed is a perfect self contained room with lights and bedside area and curtains for privacy. These two favourite beds with most of our guests!

Bedroom 4: 2 single beds and 1 double bed

this room has a two singles and a double bed tucked away in a corner.

Bedroom 5: 1 large double bed and ensuite bathroom


5 bathrooms

Bathroom 1: toilet and bath with shower

en suite to master bedroom

Bathroom 2: shower


Bathroom 3: toilet


Bathroom 4: toilet


Bathroom 5: toilet and bath with shower

downstairs bathroom designed to be en suite to the 5th bedroom or accessed from the rest of the chalet (2 doors)

Dining room

Seats 12

Living room

Seats 12

On-site facilities

Entertainment Satellite / Cable TV, DVD, Television, CD Player, Radio, Game Console
Communications & IT Internet access, Wi-Fi
Leisure Jacuzzi / Hot Tub, Table tennis
Heating Log fire, Central heating
Household Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Cot Available, Hob, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Toaster, Kettle, Highchair, Iron, Hairdryer, Tumble dryer, Towels/linen provided, Heated Boot Room, Coffee Machine, Oven

loads of toys and dvds

Parking Parking Available
Other facilities Balcony / Terrace, Garden, BBQ, Panoramic views, Cross Country Skiing

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Car is recommended

About Le Grand Bornand

Le Grand Bornand is a charming and very traditional mountain village situated in the heart of the Aravis Mountain range in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps. Less than an hour’s drive from Geneva airport access to the area is very easy. It is perfectly located between Chamonix Mont Blanc and Lake Annecy, with access to the Megeve ski area being just 35 minutes away by car. Le Grand-Bornand offers the best of the Alps - the charm and soul of a traditional mountain village which has retained its strong farming traditions and character, and an impressive world class ski resort with extensive downhill and cross country skiing. Le Grand Bornand prides itself on the extensive facilities provided during both its winter and summer season.

The village is divided into two distinct areas. The village of Le Grand Bornand lies in the bottom of the valley at approximately 1000m with the splendid Bouchet valley as its backdrop. Chinaillon, which is sometimes referred to as the second floor of the resort, sits on a sunny plateau at approximately 1300m and is the ski station for Le Grand Bornand; it is the main starting point for most of the resort's downhill ski runs. The old village of Chinaillon dates from the 17th century and has been very well preserved (it is well worth spending half an hour walking through the old village).

Chalet Etoile is located in the ski resort of Le Grand Bornand, in the heart of the Aravis chain of mountains, less than an hour’s drive from Geneva airport. Le Grand Bornand is a well established modern ski resort with over 90 km of downhill ski runs and 31 lifts in the village. Cross country skiing is very popular in the area, (there are about 60km of varied and well kept runs in the Bouchet valley). Running through the forest, passing small hamlets and farms, these cross country routes connect to La Clusaz just 5 miles away. La Clusaz is another world class Aravis resort, with an extra 128 km of down hill ski runs and an additional 45 lifts - a combined Aravis lift pass allows you to make the most of the extensive skiing in the region. The village is divided into two distinct areas. The village of Le Grand Bornand lies in the bottom of the valley at approximately 1000m. Chinaillon, which is sometimes referred to as the second floor of the resort, sits on a sunny plateau at approximately 1300m. Most of the skiing starts in the village of Chinaillon where the chalet is situated.

Summer in Le Grand Bornand:

Summer in Chinaillon is breathtakingly beautiful! If you like being outdoors nothing can beat it. On the doorstep are the most serenely beautiful walks, exhilarating mountain bike trails. All around you is the blue sky and the mountain peaks and often nothing but the sound of cow bells (there are reportedly more cows than humans in the Grand Bornand valley, which is the main producer of Reblochon cheese and is also known as the capital of “Cow Art”). Le Grand Bornand is a regular stop on the Tour de France , with its extraordinarily gruelling ascent, and very fast descent from the Col de Colombiere which sits at a mere 1618 meters above sea level!! and then straight past the chalet! Le Grand Bornand is just 25 minutes away from Lake Annecy, reportedly the cleanest lake in Europe. It's very beautiful old town is described as the "Venice of the Alps" with its network of canals and beautiful old buildings.

The villages of Le Grand Bornand, Chinaillon, and La Clusaz , host a number of fantastic events during the summer including an International Hot Air Balloon Festival, the Fete d'Alpage (located opposite the chalet) this is the summer pastures fete which celebrates traditional mountain pastimes. La Clusaz hosts the annual Fete de Reblochon, a festival dedicated to lovers of the local dish "Tartiflete" - a combination of bacon, potatoes, cream and Reblochon cheese.

Activities near Le Grand Bornand

Local sports activities

On-site: Mountain biking, Climbing, Cycling, Skiing, Walking

Within 15 minutes: Swimming, Horse riding, Sports centre, Tennis

Within 45 minutes: Fishing

we are within walking distance of the shops and restuarents in the village and from the pistes
there is a ski bus that stops right by the chalet as well
there is also ample parking by the ski lifts just 2-3 minutes drive

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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