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Residence Les Pins 6


Excellent 5/5 Score from 8 reviews

Residence Les Pins, Chatel

Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Les Pins is a truly spacious and comfortable apartment. Three double bedrooms - two of which can convert to twins - and a huge living room with two balconies offering panoramic views across the village. Excellent views and outside seating in summer. Underfloor heating keeps the whole apartment warm in winter. It also has its own garage, cellar and ski store. Everything you need from ski equipment to mountain bikes and local delicacies is within walking distance.

Châtel lies at 1200m on the border with Switzerland. Les Pins is midway between the town centre with its Gondola to Super Châtel and Linga/Pre La Joux with chair lift links to Avoriaz, Morzine, Les Gets and Les Crosets. In winter with a Portes du Soleil pass you can ski at 2000m on different slopes every day. In summer you can walk in alpine meadows, scale peaks, raft in white water, swim, play tennis and laze by the lake. For families with small children Chatel's own ski nursery and adventure park is just a snowball's or stone's throw from Les Pins.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Geneva 90 km, Nearest railway: Thonon les Bains 45 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Les Pins is a new building finished to a very high standard including:

Beautiful pine floors and panelling

High quality fitted kitchen and apppliances

En-suite shower, separate bathroom - superb underfloor heating throughout

Excellent TV, DVD, entertainment and communications

Picture windows and electrically powered shutters

Washer / Drier

Further details outdoors

The balconies offer a great space to sit outside and take in the beautiful view of Chatel and the surrounding mountains. They also overlook the ski nursery in the valley.

Free buses stop opposite the apartment to take you to all the main ski areas and walking areas.

The apartment has its own secure garage and parking space, a ski locker and a cellar in the basement.

Further details

Everything you need is provided:

Welcome pack

All linen and towels

Our english/french speaking representative can assist with local services - ski hire, passes, transport - and is on call throughout your stay.

The Rhone/French Alps region

The Portes du Soleil is Europe's largest linked ski area comprising fourteen resorts straddling the French and Swiss Border. Quaint swiss villages like Champery and Les Crosets are linked with major french resorts such as Avoriaz, Morzine and Les Gets. Chatel lies at the centre of this network at the head of the Val d'Abondance and retains a traditional style supporting local farming as well as tourism. In winter there is excellent alpine and cross country skiing, in summer access to beautiful walks, lakes and some of the world's most challenging mountain biking. The lakeside spas of Evian and Thonon Les Bains are close by and the cities of Geneva, Montreux, Lausanne and Annecy in easy reach.


Châtel lies at 1200m on the border with Switzerland. Les Pins is midway between the town centre with its Gondola to Super Châtel and Linga/Pre La Joux with links to Avoriaz, Morzine, Les Gets and Les Crosets. With a Portes du Soleil pass you can ski at 2000m on different slopes every day. Ski schools and nursery slopes are on offer at both locations and there is a ski nursery for small children next to the apartment.

Châtel caters for many local French people as well as visitors from the UK and Holland. There is a wide selection of restaurants and bars - traditional Savoyard and contemporary international. Everything you need from ski equipment to local delicacies is within walking distance. Travelling to the major ski areas or walking centres is easy by free public bus. The Abondance Valley offers picturesque villages and challenging outdoor pursuits including climbing, walking, white water rafting, kayaking and high ropes. There are many traditional savoyard businesses offering local cheese, sausage, wine and preserves.

The town has its own tennis courts and swimming pool, two cinemas and a bowling alley. Close by are several lovely spas including Lavey les Bains in the swiss town of Monthey.

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Review 1-8 of 8

1 Sep 2014


"Great Apartment with Fantastic Views"

We had a great stay here for a week in the summer. The apartment is very spacious, well equipped and has fantastic views of the valley from the balconies.It is a short walk to the village for shops, r… More

10 Jan 2014


"Excellent accommodation, would recommend a holiday in this Apt"

We stayed in this Apt over New Year 2013/14. from the moment we arrived the accommodation far exceeded our expectations. The accommodation was clean and had all the comforts of home. The Apt was in walking distance of the village and had excellent bus links. The agent for the property was prompt in dealing with our queries and advising on ski passes. The whole package from booking till check out was very professional. We would thoroughly recommend this property for the price and quality and hope to return in the future, Kim,John, Ian,Debbie, Nikki and Nigel six very happy holiday makers.

14 Jul 2013


"Perfect apartment with great views of beautiful area"

My girlfriend and I stayed here for a week long summer holiday and loved it! The apartment was spacious with its open plan kitchen, living room and dining table that faced the beautiful views of surro… More

21 May 2013


"Excellent accommodation in a wonderful setting"

We stayed in this apartment for 2 weeks last summer and loved it so much that we are going back again this year for our holiday! It was perfect for us as a family of five. Clean, well equipped and comfortable,gorgeous views and walking distance to the lovely village of Chatel. We spent many happy hours riding on different chair lifts, walking along trails, and relaxing down by Lake Geneva . All in all the perfect accommodation in the perfect resort!

18 Mar 2013


"Fantastic Apartment with stunning views"

We stayed here for a week with 2 small children and grandparents. We found the apartment very spacious and warm. Was very near to free bus stops to Ling/Pre la Joux but we did have a friend who lives in Chatel with a car as the bus was sometimes full! Had views across Chatel and the valley and a great balcony to enjoy them from. Had fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher and washer. The only downside was the WIFI didn't work as we had non skiiers. Great place will be booking again Thanks

Thank you for your review. I'm really glad you had a good stay in Chatel and found the apartment so comfortable. I am very sorry that the Wi Fi wasn't working. I thought we had fixed the problem by repairing the phone line and resetting the hub, evidently not. I will reboot the whole thing myself next week. Please be assured the fibre optic cables are usually very fast and reliable. Look forward to seeing you again next year.

7 Jan 2013


"Modern, spacious appartment with great veiws and great skiing"

Great appartment with ample space for a family of 5 (3 teenagers). Two bathrooms, and three bedrooms mean no queues and everybody has space to relax. Easy access to all slopes, shops and bars - all wi… More

Thanks for your review and I'm pleased you had such a good trip, the apartment is indeed pretty good for a family with teenagers. You are not the first guests to suggest a microwave, so we will get one for next year. Thanks again.

19 Feb 2012


"Fantastic place for an active and beautiful summer holiday"

This is a lovely property in a beautiful Alpine town, in a breathtaking valley. The apartment is great place to stay, being really well appointed, having gorgeous open views, and with a superb balcony that affords those breathtaking views and a loevly place to relax or eat. The town of Chatel is very unspoilt, with great facilities for everything you would need in a stay here - shops selling local produce, inc. food and drink, pottery, fashion and trekking clothing, and much more. Then there are plenty of restaurants and bars ot choose from, to suit all tastes, and many events organised to keep everyone entertained. The walking straight from the place is all anyone could want, and this can easily be added to or varied by taking local ski lifts in the summer, thus extending your range greatly. The mountain biking in the area was fantastic too, as we used trails and roads, and also more demanding downhill runs. Then for those interested in the wildlife the alpine meadows, woodlands and mountain tops are still awash with an incredible variety of flowers in summer. I should think you could spend many holidays here and still be finding new and beautiful things to see and do, and revisiting others because they were just so special.

20 Jan 2012


"Fantastic in all respects"

Had a fantastic Christmas week; the apartment is very well laid out with everything you need. Easily enough space for 6 people to relax and not get under each others feet. Brilliant resort with ample … More

Thanks for your comments, I'm delighted that you had a great time in Les Pins and enjoyed Chatel. I'm sorry you had a problem with the internet - I've reinstalled the system and it is now working again! Hope to see you again in Chatel.

Review 1-8 of 8

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  • 7 Years listed

90% Response rate

Calendar last updated:26 Nov 2014

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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  • French

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