Chalet Le Rêve
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Chalet | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 14
For families/groups of friends, top rated 5* chalet Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 close Linga lift easy access to 650kms skiing in Portes du Soleil at foot of Mont de Grange opposite a forest & river outstanding natural beauty. Only 90 minutes from Geneva airport. Regular bus service close within easy reach of main supermarket minutes away. Wonderful place to enjoy winter and summer holidays in the peace and tranquility of the mountains away from the cares & stress of everyday life. The chalet was refurbished recently in traditional Savoyard style sleeps up to 14 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 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, & Chatel spa 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 are
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 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
About this location
The Rhône-Alpes 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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23 Jan 2015
"Fourth trip and excellent as ever, booking for next year."
Family and friends , just back from another excellent holiday . Chalet is very well equipped and ideal for our group. Large dinning table and lounge area for group to get together over a meal in an evening . Supermarket just down the road to stock up on food and drinks.
Fourth time we have been and already planning next years trip.
Many thanks for your kind words and a pleasure to have you all back to your second home for a fourth time and pleased that Chatel keeps on working its magical charm; I know how much you love it and how well the layout of the chalet is for your group. So please do keep coming back to enjoy the mountains and I hope that it just continues to get better and better. There's always something new to discover in the Portes du Soleil. Chatel has the new spa and next week sees the historic opening of the link between Super-Chatel and Linga to make it even better. I look forward to seeing you again next season and thank you for staying at the chalet.
12 Jan 2015
"excellent as ever"
Returned to Chatel and Chalet le Reve for our 3rd visit after a break last year. The Chalet meets all our needs as we are a mixed group of 3 generations and we all like our own space. The beds within the 7 bedrooms can be split making it flexible and has always enabled us to accommodate everyone according to their needs. Lawrence the owner is a rare gem! He always contacts us after arrival to ensure that everything is fine and over the years any minor problems which we encountered have been sorted efficiently.The location is on the bus route direct to the Linga lift and into Chatel village . This year a few of our group had a day off from skiing and had a lovely walk along the river to Chapelle with lunch in a lovely mountain restaurant at the top of the lift. Well worth a visit
Welcome back for your third winter season and after your summer season and thank you for booking for your fifth visit next January. We are really looking forward to having you back again to your second home. Guests are always welcome to enjoy a cosy home-from-home feel. You have now become our most frequent guests - congratulations! Many thanks for your wonderful comments. It's always an absolute pleasure looking after your group and it's great that the chalet suits all your requirements. Taking advantage of the beautiful alpine walks is worthwhile and the walk along the River Dranse to Chapelle sounds lovely. You picked a perfect week to step off the world and have so much fun surrounded by so much peace and beauty and we are so pleased that you had such a good time.
29 Dec 2014
très beau chalet , spacieux, confortable, cosy, de bon goût propriétaire hyper sympasbien équipé , bonne literie, la seule petite critique serait de dire que c'est un peu dommage qu'il… More
Many thanks for your lovely comments and excellent review; so happy you enjoyed the chalet. We have tried to make it super-cosy and relaxing for guests. I loved hearing all your stories about your family and the holiday. You were wonderful guests and always a pleasure to look after and so charming. I do hope you will visit again and are welcome any time winter or summer. Sorry the snow was a little late; conditions at Xmas are usually excellent and I'm so pleased you had a safe trip home and were not stuck. Although it is not ski-in, ski-out, the lifts are close with a regular free service nearby. Guests love the calm location because it is so pretty and is opposite a forest and river. I wish you all bonne annee et bonne sante.
Bien cordialement, Lawrence
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.
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