Chalet | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 14

Key Info
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 0km

Chalet Arkle is a traditional Savoy Chalet that caters for up to fourteen guests. Recently Chalet Arkle has been renovated for the comfort of our guests including a luxury Italian kitchen which includes all the amenities that a self catering kitchen would require. All bedrooms have been renovated and offer en-suite facilities. We are just a 3 minute walk to the centre of Chamonix town and 150 meters from the Savoy meadow ski area.

The ground floor comprises of the dining and lounge areas that feature predominantly cream and brown leather sofas and dark woods with subtle lighting reminiscent of a chic boutique hotel.

Seven guest bedrooms are located across the first,second and garden level floors and can be presented as either twin or super king. Five of the bedrooms offer en-suite facilities while the other two are presented as a 'family suite'. The Family suite includes a twin/superking bedroom plus a twin/king bedroom that share a bathroom with a bath/shower and toilet. The family suite can be closed off to the public landing. Travel cots are also available for babies.

The location is hard to beat, with the piste just 150m, that's practically ski to the door by Chamonix standards. Chamonix's quaint town centre is just a three minute walk and has a multitude of restaurants, bars and shops, perfect for people who are not skiing. Great views surround Chalet Arkle, with Mont Blanc, the Aiguille du Midi, Les Dru to the east and the Aiguille Rouge to the west. Watching the moon set over the ridge of the Aiguille Rouge from our outdoor hot tub is truly spectacular.

Outside we have a large front and back garden with an outdoor hot tub, perfect for relaxing after a hard day of skiing!

Size Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Geneva 90 km, Nearest railway: Chamonix train station 800 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 6 En suites
Furniture Single beds (14), Double beds (7), Cots (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Further details indoors

First floor

Bedroom 1

Mountain views of the Aguille Rouge and the chalet garden. There is an en-suite shower and toilet. The bedroom can be presented as a twin or super king.

Bedroom 2

Chalet Arkle's largest bedroom, it is very spacious with balcony access and floor to ceiling windows showing a great view of Mont Blanc and the Aiguille du Midi. There is an en-suite shower and toilet. The bedroom can be presented as a twin or super king.

Bedroom 3

Balcony access with mountain views. The bedroom can be presented as a twin or super king. Shared bathroom with bedroom 4.

Bedroom 4

Views of the chalet garden and the Aguille Rouge. The bedroom can be presented as a twin or king. Shared bathroom with bedroom 3.

Bedroom 3 and 4 can be set up as a 'Family Suite' or 2 separate bedrooms that share bathroom facilities.

Bedroom 5

Newly renovated in 2012 this bedroom can be presented as a twin or superking. Each end of the room has dorma windows to view the sights of chamonix as well as double doors that overlook the front garden. The new en-suite bathroom includes a bath, shower, sink and toilet.

Bedroom 6

Newly renovated in 2012 this bedroom can be presented as a twin or superking. There are new dorma windows on one side and a smaller window facing the west side of the valley. This bedroom has mountain views and an en-suite shower, sink and toilet.

Garden level

Bedroom 7

There is a large bedroom that looks out onto the back garden (super-king or twin). There is an en-suite bathroom with a shower, toilet and sink. This room has double glass doors that open out to the back garden and views of the Brevant mountain range.

Further details outdoors

A large enclosed private garden with a luxury outdoor hot tub, all sides of the chalet have fantastic views of the surrounding mountains including Mont Blanc. There is parking on the public road in front of the chalet as well as a free public car park just 300 meters from the chalet. An indoor and outdoor public swimming pool is located just a 3 minute walk from the chalet and also the tennis club. The golf club is just a 5 minute drive from the chalet.

Further details

Chalet Arkle is only available on an exclusive use basis.

A deposit of 30% is taken with your booking and the balance is required 8 weeks prior to your holiday. For bookings within 8 weeks of your holiday, full payment is taken at the outset.

Credit card details are required for a refundable security deposit of £1000.

The deposit and final balance payment is required by bank transfer in Euros to a French bank account.

Your booking is with Arkle Chalet Enterprises Ltd, Company number 6005082, a company registered in England. Registered office: Trafford House, 1 Victoria Crescent, Chester, England, CH4 7AX

The Rhone/French Alps region

The French Alps are beautiful any time of year, warm summers and fantastic skiing in winter.

Chamonix is probably best known as the skiing and alpine capital of the world. As a destination it has a reputation for the extreme and while this is tue, there are a vast number of other things to do, be it sporting or leisure, particularly in summer, peace and quiet, a great nightlife, and superb scenery that can be enjoyed at whichever pace suits you. Chamonix is the perfect place to come for a weekend break, a week's holiday, a season, or a lifetime, as you will never run out of things to do or tire of the views!

Chamonix

The lively streets of Chamonix are a colourful mix of sport shops, guide offices, restaurants, bars and cafés. Every Saturday the town hosts an outdoor market brimming with local crafts and produce. On bad weather days there is a cinema, a bowling alley, an ice rink, a large sports centre with a pool, gym and indoor climbing wall and numerous museums in which to while away the day.

Chamonix is probably best known as the skiing and alpine capital of the world. As a destination it has a reputation for the extreme and this, whilst undoubtedly true, can mask a wide array of sporting and leisure activities (particularly in summer), peace and quiet, great nightlife, and superb scenery that can be enjoyed at whichever pace suits you. Chamonix is the perfect place to come for a weekend break, a week's holiday, a season, or a lifetime, as you will never run out of things to do or tire of the views!

The lively streets of Chamonix are a colourful mix of sport shops, guide offices, restaurants, bars and cafés. Every Saturday the town hosts an outdoor market brimming with local crafts and produce. On bad weather days there is a cinema, a bowling alley, an ice rink, a large sports centre with a pool, gym and indoor climbing wall and numerous museums in which to while away the day.

Situated in the Haute-Savoie region of France, Chamonix is bordered by Switzerland and Italy and dominated by the incredible Aiguilles de Chamonix mountain chain which peaks at the top of Mont Blanc (4810m) - the highest in Western Europe. The local population of Chamonix numbers around 10 000 inhabitants but this figure swells to nearly ten times that with the influx of tourists, climbers, alpinists, backpackers, students and seasonnaires. There are two distinct seasons here: summer and winter, but the area is busy for most of the year with different activities at the fore-front of people's minds.

Chamonix first appeared in the history books in 1091 when the Count Aymon I of Genevois donated the valley to the Abbey Saint-Michel de la Cluse of the Piedmont region in Italy. At the time the valley was inhabited by sheep farmers and the area was not appreciated for its beauty but deplored for its constant troublesome terrain, glaciers, landslides and avalanches. The modern era of tourism in the 'Vallée de Chamouny' started in 1741 when two English explorers, William Windham and Richard Pocock 'discovered' Montenvers (bottom of La Vallée Blanche and La Mer de Glace 'the Sea of Ice'). Their enthusiastic tales of the trip (documented in “Voyages aux Glaciers de Savoie”) whetted the appetite of many a would-be wanderer and undoubtedly initiated the flow of tourism into the valley. From this date on the mountains were revered by those who visited, but were also there to be conquered. So in 1760 Genevois Doctor Horace Benedict de Saussure offered a prize to the first person to reach the summit of Mont Blanc which he had observed from the top of the Brévent. It wasn't until August 8th 1786 that Dr Paccard & Jacques Balmat, two locals, first made it. Saussure himself made it the following year, leading the first of many scientific expeditions conducted on the peak