Chalet Le Rêve
Chalet | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Top rated 5* chalet awarded Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 close to Linga lift with easy access to 650kms skiing in Portes du Soleil at foot of Mont de Grange opposite a forest & river in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Regular bus service nearby & within easy reach of main supermarket just minutes away. Wonderful place to enjoy winter and summer holidays in the peace and tranquillity of the mountains away from the cares & stress of everyday life. The chalet was refurbished recently in traditional Savoyard style sleeps up to 12 people in 6 double bedrooms with 3 bathrooms and 3 shower rooms 2 kitchens with free wi-fi. Open-plan living room & very relaxing sitting by the cosy log fire with a really home-from-home feel. A superb place for families & friends to step off the world & relax together & a great party/entertaining place. Families love the self-contained three bedroom basement apartment with 50" plasma screen, ideally suited for children/teenagers and three bedrooms on the top floor, ideally suited for adults. Great outdoor space with three parking spaces & large south facing terrace offering superb views of the Châtel Valley and the mountains with a full length front balcony on two levels offering magnificent views and sounds of the forest and river opposite. Lots to do for skiers & non-skiers including walks, cross-country skiing, & spa in nearby Val D'iliez with Lac Leman only 40 minutes away. Be as active as you like or just relax by the wonderful log fire. Alpine summer holidays here are also wonderful with a full range of outdoor activities especially mountain biking in Portes du Soleil. Wonderful day trips out to places nearby including Evian, Thonon, Yvoire, Geneva, Annecy, Montreux, Lausanne, Verbier and Chamonix. Even the Italian Lakes are only a 2.5 hour drive away making Chatel an ideal central location to explore the area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Thonon 30 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 85 km, Nearest railway: Aigle Switzerland 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (10), Double beds (6), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Large lounge/dining room with log fire
Basement lounge with 50 inch plasma screen for DVDs
Two eat-in kitchens
Large sun terrace
Parking for 3 cars
Free shuttle bus to the village which stops nearby
|Further details outdoors|
Free shuttle bus to the village which stops nearby
- Catering is available on request
- Chalet manager available on request
- regular guests may arrange to leave bags/skis at the chalet
- escorted tours by arrangement - skiing, walking, cycling & photographic
- Please contact the owner for further information about booking conditions
The Rhone/French Alps region
Much of the Portes du Soleil is forested and there are some wonderful long scenic runs through the trees including the famous Grande Paradis in Champery and the Tovassiere blue run from Avoriaz to Morgins. Châtel also offers easy access to Avoriaz (1800-2466m) which has an excellent snow record. The Portes du Soleil also offers some challenging black runs including the world famous "Wall" (Chavanette) in Avoriaz and some wonderful off pistes opportunities.
Summer offers a huge variety of exciting activities for families including walking, cycling, mountain-biking, tennis, swimming, golf, sailing, waterskiing, white-water rafting, rock-climbing, paragliding, roller-blading, go-carting, horse-riding, fishing, and Lake Geneva is only a 40 minute drive away.
The Portes du Soleil is spread over such a vast area that usually there is a quiet area to ski even at busy times. Super Châtel is a great area for adults and children to learn and is easily accessible from the centre of Châtel.
There are also many and varied cultural activities around Châtel and Lake Geneva throughout the summer, including the world famous Montreux Jazz Festival. You can also visit the centuries old farming villages with beautifully preserved chapels, such as Abondance and Chapelle d'Abondance only a 20 minute drive from the chalet.
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7 Feb 2014
"Comfortable self-sufficient traditional Savoyard chalet"
Convenient. Not ski in ski out, but yards from the free fare bus stop, and near an outstanding supermarket for those who want to self cater. Eating out in Chatel is good and reasonable compared with s… More
Thanks, always a pleasure to welcome you back to the chalet and pleased you enjoyed such a good time and the snow was so good. Looking forward to having you back next year.
3 Feb 2014
"Would highly recommend this apartment"
We stayed at the apartment for 5 days. Its a lovely location and the layout of the apartment is fantastic for kids and adults. The Basement is like its own self contained flat which is ideal if 2 or more families sharing and wanting alittle space. After a day of skiing theres nothing better than a relaxing evening infront of the log fire. There is a free bus service that runs from outside and takes you to the 2 ski lifts and the local supermarket this runs every 15 mins. Lawrence was very helpful and had a good knowledge of the surrounding areas. Would highly recommend.
Many thanks for such a great review delighted you enjoyed the chalet so much and it suited you so well. The basement is a great space and gives so much more room to spread out and relax. Pleased you enjoyed Chatel and the skiing so much and had such a good time. Thanks for looking after the chalet and you're welcome back any time winter or summer.
25 Jan 2014
"Very nice chalet."
The chalet was well situated, close to the slopes but not town centre so lovely and quiet. It was well equipped with comfortable beds and living furniture. Plenty of room for a family of 13 as we were without getting in each other's way. The only minus I could see was the icy slope leading to the chalet. We had to fit our snow chains every time we came back to the chalet.
Many thanks Chris and pleased you enjoyed your holiday and the chalet was so well situated for you - the location opposite the river and forest is very popular. Sorry about the short gentle incline up the path which can be a bit icy after all that fantastic snow you had over new year even after the snow plough has been - best to have chains or snow tyres which are easy to use. Thanks for taking such good care of the chalet and you're welcome back any time summer or winter.
11 Jan 2014
"Spacious and flexible accommodation for two families or large party"
Excellent accommodation suitable for large party or two families (we were 12). Plenty of seating at large table for dining and in large sitting room with lovely log fire, plus additional living rooms to enable different activities e.g. watching TV. Plenty of bathrooms and dedicated ski/boot room make it an easy chalet to use. Handy for the ski buses and nearer to the start of the route so you always get on. 5 minute walk to big supermarket, about 20 minute walk into the village. We found the owner to be very attentive and he seemed to have thought of everything.
Many thanks Dave and pleased you enjoyed the chalet so much and it suited you so well. Great conditions over the New Year and you made the best of it.The ski bus service and the supermarket so close by is very handy and the walk into the village is not far. Thanks for looking after the chalet so well and you're welcome back any time winter or summer.
18 Oct 2013
"Summer in Chatel"
This was our 3rd visit to the chalet but our first in the summer. We were not disappointed!The weather was perfect and we found so much to do for the whole family (3 Generations)The chalet was great a… More
Thanks Phyll, pleasure to have you back and pleased you enjoyed your holiday so much and there was something for all the family. Looking forward to seeing you back soon for skiing. Best wishes Lawrence.
13 Aug 2013
A really wonderful week in a lovely spot. Very relaxing but plenty to do and visit too. Really comfortable and spacious chalet with everything you need. Chatel has some great restaurants and is very friendly. Cannot recommend it enough! Very beautiful part of the world
Thanks Lisa so pleased you and the kids enjoyed such a wonderful summer holiday relaxing and also doing so many things and visiting so many places enjoying the wonderful food and scenery. Great that the chalet suited everyone so well and that there was so much to do. Pleased all the guides I sent were helpful - never expected you to get to all those places. You're welcome back any time! Perhaps try some skiing - sure you and the kids would love it. Best wishes Lawrence
10 Apr 2013
Recently returned from wonderful skiing week in Chatel. Chalet was perfect for our mixed age group with plenty of space for everyone to chill and relax. Beds and bathrooms ( which apart from snow are … More
Thanks for your great review and pleased that you had a fantastic holiday and that everyone enjoyed themselves. Helpful to know that all the facilities worked well. It was lovely to hear all your news during the week and thanks for the photos. Thanks for being such terrific guests and looking after the chalet so well. You're welcome back any time.
24 Mar 2013
"A perfect home from home!"
This is one of the best chalets we have rented for a large group. It is really spacious and exceptionally well equipped. So cozy and comfortable. Having a bathroom for every bedroom was ideal and th… More
Wow what a wonderful review, what can I say - so flattered, thanks. So good that the chalet met all your requirements and felt like home from home. It's very satisfying when all the hard work pays off and guests have a really enjoyable holiday. I'm exceptionally fortunate to be supported by such a great team: Andy, Ali, and Dave/Donna who work so hard too to make sure you have the best holiday and it all goes as smoothly as possible. Pleased you enjoyed the books and DVDs. Love catching up on the National Geos myself and just stepping off the world. You chose a great week for skiing and sun and sorry if there was too much snow covering the pavements. We often shop on the way back from skiing and take the bus back from outside the supermarket. You were fantastic guests who really looked after the chalet so well, thanks. You're welcome back any time, winter or summer. Thanks again for such a superb review and have a great Easter.
16 Mar 2013
"Fantastic spacious Chalet in an amazing ski area. A real gem!"
We enjoyed an amazing week in half term here. The chalet is extremely spacious with 2 separate living areas, 2 kitchens, a large dining table all bedrooms either had en suite facilities or a separate … More
Many thanks for such a great review and recommendation. Really pleased the chalet suited your requirements so well and you all had such a good time and enjoyed Chatel and the chalet. Being 'foodies' having the large supermarket nearby was important so good to see that it provided everything needed. Many families like the space and comfort and don't stray too far from the large log fire though the many bars and restaurants are also very tempting. My chalet manager works hard to prepare the chalet well especially at Feb half-term, busiest week of the season, so pleased that all was good for you on arrival. Having picked a great week for skiing, you enjoyed all the varied and extensive runs that the PDS offers and so many Bluebirds. You were fantastic guests and took great care of the chalet, thanks. Please come back soon; you're welcome any time winter or summer.
12 Mar 2013
"Lovely welcoming chalet, layout especially suited if travelling with children"
Large and cosy chalet, with real fire which was lovely to relax in front of after a hard days ski-ing. Layout was very good, with TV area downstairs which the children could retreat to after dinner to watch a film, whilst adults could relax and chat in the comfortable lounge. Property well equipped for self catering, especially since the largest supermarket I have ever seen in a ski resort (in over 30 years of ski-ing) was a short walk down the road.
Plenty of bathrooms for all, with lots of very hot water each night, together with soft fluffy towels (I even made a note of the make to look at getting some back home), all contributed to a great holiday.
The owner couldn't have been more helpful in answering my many questions before the holiday, and the facility to have the lift passes delivered was much appreciated.
Thanks you for letting us share your lovely base in the mountains.
Thanks so much for such a great review. Pleased that the chalet suited all your needs and you relaxed so much and enjoyed your holiday making the most of the skiing. It was a pleasure to help you with all your plans and to find a suitable place at Les Dents Blanches for part of your group and that the two chalets worked so well. Appreciate all your feedback about making ski hire even better and have passed this on. You were fantastic guests and looked after the chalet so well, thanks. You're welcome back any time winter or summer.
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