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:
- A large sitting room with an open plan kitchen/dining area.
- A large TV/family room or 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.
- 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 has the utility room (wish washing machine and dryer), a ping pong table, and sometime in the future, a games room (hopefully 2012) and plenty of storage space.
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 (approximately the size of half a tennis court). 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 and English free sat stations, DVD, CD players and iPod docking station. Most of the rooms in the chalet has been wired with CAT6 cables for wired access to the internet, the chalet also has wifi.
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 new and extremely comfortable beds, and the arrangement gives maximum flexibility for guests with or without children. All beds are supplied with "four seasons" duvets consisting of a summer and autumn weight duvet, which clip together to make an extremely warm duvet. Most people are happy with the autumn weight alone, but the choice is yours - just let us know.
Chalet Etoile is self catering. The local supermarket in Chinaillon, The Spar, 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.