On site hosts provide easy living in well-equipped chalet.

Chalet in Les Contamines with Sauna, Log fire, Wi-Fi, Childcare available, Airport Transfers available, Heated Boot Room

Chalet 25479

Catered, Self catering, Sleeps 10, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Prices: From £1,900.00 (self catered) per week

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

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

Location type: Mountains, Quiet place, Ski resort

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This chalet is hosted by Mark and Sue who are discrete on site hosts. Breakfast is inclusive in the chalet price, and if required a generous, top quality, two course evening meal can be provided at an additional cost. Alternatively there are a range of places to eat out nearby with menus to suit every budget. We would be happy to offer recommendations and advice about local restaurants.
Chalet Cicely is quite simply one of the most beautiful, private and welcoming chalets in this ski region. Located in one of the sunniest spots in the valley there are sensational views from every room, the terrace and balcony. The timbers, reclaimed from a nearby derelict church have been lovingly rebuilt by a local carpenter. They help to create the warm, cosy ambiance found in all the rooms. This, along with its traditional alpine features make Chalet Cicely a truly delightful place to spend your holiday. Chalet Cicely is furnished with an impressive blend of local, antique and contemporary furniture. Altogether we feel we have created an ideal getaway for those seeking an intimate and relaxing mountain experience, with attentive and friendly service. Hosts Mark and Sue, do much to ensure every stay at Chalet Cicely is a special one.
There is ample space to store your ski kit for the week, and with the free ski bus just a two minute walk away, and a five minute drive to the nursery slopes and ski lifts you'll be on the mountain in no time at all.
Geneva Airport is just over an hour away by car. St Gervais/Le Fayet station with trains to Geneva and Chamonix is a 15-minute drive from the chalet.

General information

Property type Chalet
Catered Catered, Self catering
Holiday theme Ski Holidays
Suitability notes

Chalet Cicely sleeps up to 10 guests and is ideally suited for groups of friends or two families. There are four well-planned double bedrooms and an additional roof space, more suited to children or teenagers. The chalet also boasts three particularly well-fitted bathrooms in traditional timber and tile design, along with chrome fittings, mirrors and heated towel rails.
The centrepiece of the chalet is a beautifully furnished, spacious, open plan lounge and dining area with comfortable seating, set around an inviting log fire. This makes for an ideal environment to relax and unwind with a well earned cup of tea or aperitif after a day's skiing or walking in the mountains. Surrounded by a balcony, this floor also includes the attractive dining space, served by an open plan kitchen. The dining table comfortably seats 10, making for a comfortable and enjoyable dining experience. Leading off from the lounge and dining area is the balcony and a large terrace, perfect for relaxing with a drink or book on those sunny, bluebird days.
Up a short flight of stairs is the separate mezzanine area, where you can curl up on the sofa or armchair to watch a film; satellite TV channels or enjoy a board game. On the lower ground floor there is an indoor sauna and warm and spacious ski and boot storage.

Accommodation information

Bedrooms

4 bedrooms, sleeps maximum of 10 people

Bathrooms

3 bathrooms

Dining room

Seats 12

Living room

Seats 7

On-site facilities

Entertainment Satellite / Cable TV, DVD, Television, CD Player
Communications & IT Internet access, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Leisure Sauna, Table tennis, Games room
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

The chalet benefits from a large dedicated games room equipped for table tennis, table football and darts.
There is a private driveway, spacious parking and a large, secluded garden for snowball throwing, snow constructions and illuminated terrain de boulles for those slightly milder days!

Parking Parking Available
Other facilities Childcare available, Airport Transfers available, Balcony / Terrace, Garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Panoramic views, Cross Country Skiing

Non-skiers have immediate access to attractive walks, snowshoeing and tobogganing. There is an ice skating rink in nearby Les Contamines. The indoor swimming pool and the wonderful thermal spa baths at St Gervais are just a short distance away. Traditional weekly markets are held in Les Contamines and St Gervais. The breath-taking Tramway du Mont Blanc can be accessed in St. Gervais. The chic town of Megeve and the world famous Chamonix are both a 20 and 25-minute drive respectively.

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Nearest airport Geneva at 95.0 km

Nearest ferry Calais at 880.1 km

Nearest railway St Gervasi/Le Fayet at 11.0 km

Nearest motorway A40 (J21) at 14.0 km

Nearest restaurant at 2.0 km

Nearest bar at 2.0 km

Car is not necessary

About Les Contamines

The Region
Haute-Savoie is a department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of South Eastern France, bordering both Switzerland and Italy. Its prefecture is Annecy. To the north is Lake Geneva and Switzerland; to the south and southeast are the Mont Blanc and Aravis mountain ranges.
It holds its name from the Savoy historical region, as does the department of Savoie, located south of Haute-Savoie. In 2016, it had a population of 801,416. Its subprefectures are Bonneville, Saint-Julien-en-Genevois and Thonon-les-Bains. The French entrance to the Mont Blanc Tunnel into Italy is in Haute-Savoie. It is noted for winter sports; the first Winter Olympic Games were held at Chamonix in 1924.
With many remarkable sites, the Haute-Savoie boasts an exceptional natural heritage. Highest point of Europe, the majestic Mont Blanc mountain range is a paradise for all fans of climbing, skiing and breathtaking landscapes. Vast ski areas, famous winter sports resorts, nature reserves, renowned spa resorts, lakes offering water sports, the fantastic town of Annecy, nicknamed the “Venice of the Alps”, and delicious Savoie specialities make the Haute-Savoie a very special destination.

The village of Les Contamines Montjoie sits between the Chamonix Valley and the Val d’Arly, but unlike nearby Saint Gervais and Megève, Les Contamines is spared through-traffic, since the road stops at the far end of the valley. Road access from Saint Gervais is simple enough, however, with no arduous mountain climbs.
The location is impressive with nearby peaks of Dome de Miage, Mont Joly and Mont-Blanc providing visual drama along with healthy snowfalls (with the added historic reputation of keeping its snow when other nearby resorts are suffering with ice and very thin covering). The village sits between the Chamonix Valley and the Val d’Arly, but unlike nearby Saint Gervais and Megève, Les Contamines is spared through-traffic, since the road stops at the far end of the valley.
The old village has an appealingly authentic feel and has preserved its 'historic' appearance with its Baroque churches and traditional architecture. Les Contamines-Montjoie has been welcoming visitors since the first hotel opened in 1900, and founded its Ski Club just eleven years later. Probably underdeveloped compared to many other ski villages chalet-style still rules, with larger apartment developments only really in evidence just out of the main village close to the telecabine/gondola.

It’s friendly and although in the heart of Massif du Mont-Blanc, has a refreshingly tucked-away feel.

Advanced skiers who enjoy off-piste and ski touring value the purity of a back-to-nature mountain environment and a dramatic setting for their skiing experience are well catered for. Debutants have easy access to gentle beginner areas both in the village and on the slopes with quality ski instruction (English-speaking instructors always available). The scope for improving intermediates and more hardened skiers is abundant and perhaps the ‘speciality’ of the resort. The added bonus of cheaper than most ski passes is also much appreciated by visitors.
As well as the Les Contamines slopes there is quick and easy access to the rest of the Evasion Mont Blanc ski area. The wonderful resort of Saint Gervais and tiny, quaint Saint Nicolas are both only 5Km away. And have the huge benefit of being linked to the many pistes and runs of Megève. You have the choice of the very favourably priced Les Contamines pass or the unlimited Evasion Mont Blanc ski area pass that you need can purchase for two days or more.

St Gervais-les-Bains is less than 5Km away from Chalet Cicley and is a beautiful spa town with baroque inspired architecture that has been attracting visitors since 1806, when the healing properties of the local spring water were first discovered. Today you can still swim in the healing spa waters of St Gervais' famous and newly renovated Thermal Parc. St Gervais is a traditional French alpine town with many shops bars and restaurants including two Michelin starred establishments. The market on Thursday is also well worth a visit. To fully appreciate the mountain views The Mont Blanc tramway accesses the Bionnassay glacier. From the top there are unbelievable views down the Chamonix Valley.
Although you will need a car to drive to the isolated viallge of St Nicolas de Veroce many find it well worth the effort. There are a couple of bars and retaurants plus the most unusual of ski chairs whisks you up the hill to access some excellent tree-lined slopes and all the links to St Gervais and Megeve. Well worth a day’s skiing.
Cuisine
Savoie has a hugely varied terrain but much is covered by high-altitude mountain plateaux, steep gradients, deep river valleys, farmland and lakes, plus of course huge swathes of the land are covered in snow for half the year, so the people who historically lived and travelled here were very hardy folk. Consequently the food sources had to be readily available and that meant their diet largely consisted of hardy vegetables, cheeses and cured meats.
Over the years local has proven hugely popular amongst skiing visitors, so much so that for many people the Savoie food is now a major reason to return to France for the annual ski trip!
Savoyarde cooking relies exclusively on products and ingredients from the area and, because of this, is unmistakably authentic. Staple ingredients include cheese and potatoes (grown over the summer and stored during harsh winters).
Cheese making has always been a hugely popular pursuit in the Savoie and Abondance, Beaufort, Tome and of course Reblochon all work wonderfully well with traditional Savoyarde fare. Cured meats also form a large part of the local dishes that are still enjoyed today, and they feature in a number of traditional recipes, e.g. Fondue, Raclette, Tartiflette, Crozets, Diots and Charcuterie & Cornichons.
Tarte aux Myrtilles is perhaps the go to dessert.
Apart from traditional Savoyard food there are several local restaraunts that specialise in modern and fusion menus.
Drink
Red wine recommendations: Mondeus, Gamy, Jongieux, Chignin,and Arbin White wine recommendations: Apremont, Chignin, Crepy, Ripaille, Abymes
All regular regional French beer is available in the village but look out for the locally brewed Saint Gervais, La Marmotte Beer.
Liqueur Genepi is a mountain plant and is the basis of the traditional herbal liqueur drunk in Savoyard ski resorts. It is generally served at the end of the meal as a digestif. It's not sweet like other digestifs, in fact it has a strong herbal taste that resembles chamomile …….. the flavor of génépi can be an acquired taste.
Poire Williams is the name for eau de vie (colorless fruit brandy) and is also popular in the area

Activities near Les Contamines

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Local sports activities

On-site: Mountain biking, Cycling, Walking

Within 15 minutes: Swimming, Horse riding, Climbing, Sports centre, Fishing, Skiing

All included above

Local leisure activities

Within 15 minutes: Food shop, Restaurant, Shopping

Within 45 minutes: Cinema

Great for Ski Holidays

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We run the chalet as Bed & Breakfast with the option of a full and substantial evening dinner service, with apres ski and wine with the meal provided at a reasonable cost on pre-designated days.

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