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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Chalet |4 bedrooms |Sleeps 10
Samoens in Grand Massif
£171–£543 / night
£1200–£3800 / week
Key info Beach or lakeside relaxation, air conditioning, balcony/terrace, car not necessary, private garden, may take pets - please enquire
About the home
MULTI AWARD WINNING CHALET CHOCOLAT, sits within its own landscaped alpine garden above the pretty village of Verchaix, near Samoens. From its sunny terraces and balconies it enjoys sensational views over the picturesque Giffre Valley to the mountains of the Grand Massif and Mont Blanc range beyond. The chocolate box exterior belies its smart, contemporary interior. Snugly wrapped in gorgeous ,warm timber in harmony with local tradition, its interior is simple yet sophisticated. No expense has been spared in creating a chalet with extreme comfort in mind. LOW ALLERGEN ENVIRONMENT.
Light ,spacious rooms, huge buffalo hide Roche Bobois sofas, a large stone fireplace, cinema and music systems, ipod docking station, games room with table football, the sumptuous bedrooms and bathrooms. A fitness area on the upper balcony and on the lower terrace, A STATE OF THE ART HOT TUB SPA POOL, BBQ and outdoor dining area. Chalet Chocolat, is the perfect retreat for discerning guests.
In the WINTER, there are numerous activities for skiers and non-skiers alike and only 2 minutes by ski bus to 265 kms of piste that is the Grand Massif , one of the largest, prettiest and most snow sure due to its proximity to Mont Blanc, Western Europe's highest mountain. Endless activities available such as snow-shoeing, ice-skating, cross country ski with 90 km's of piste,dog sledding, speed-riding and paragliding, sledging and seasonal, daily cultural events.
In the SUMMER, there is a beach close by with a lake, tennis ,volley ball, horse riding, adventure park, mountain biking, rafting, canyoning, caving, paragliding, a swimming pool tourist office free daily activities, hiking (with donkeys should you wish..)and many, many exciting day trips to Chamonix, Italy, Annecy Geneva... Please refer to our website: purealpine.com for all the endless activity possibilities that exist here all year round! The perfect holiday destination, as there is something for everyone to enjoy!
Size: Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach: Morillon Lac Bleu, 1km
Will consider: Corporate lets
Access: Car not necessary
Nearest amenities: 300m
Family friendly? Suitable for children of all ages
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes: May take pets - please enquire
No smoking at this property
Luxuries: Jacuzzi / Hot tub, Gym, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General: Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Fax, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available
Standard: Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities: Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms: 4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 family bathrooms
Furniture: Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 10
Other: Linen and towels provided
Outdoors: Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access: Parking space
Further details indoors:
CHALET CHOCOLAT OFFERS ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION FOR GROUPS OF 10 TO 12 WITH ITS GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT AT A FIXED TARIF OF £600/WEEK. IT IS NOT LET SEPARATELY. This includes a family double bed bunk room, a family wet room with Raindance shower system. Football table, TV, DVD and sofa bed in the living room and a fully equipped kitchen seating 5 with access on to a large terrace with exterior dining facilities and a lawn. Please consult our website purealpine.com for further details.
Chalet Chocolat profits from all day sun and bears a host of eco-credentials ensuring it is both warm in the winter and deliciously cool in the Summer due to its fabulous insulation and glazing. Chalet Chocolat is a low allergen environment. There is a large stone fireplace and a heat/cool pump air system, the latest in eco technology ensuring your comfort at all times. Chalet Chocolat has every single luxury you can imagine, from its high thread count cotton sheets, goose down duvets and pillows, soft faux fur throws and latex mattresses to its Hansgrohe Raindance showers and jacuzzi bath. The kitchen has a large US fridge, Expresso maker, large cooker and dishwasher etc. There is a state of the art wide screen TV and cinema system with a large library of DVDs and a Bose ipod dock. We have telephone , fax and wifi also for those who wish to keep in touch while away. Chalet Chocolat has a games room and additional TV/dvd watching area too. A heated boot room for ski boots and coats and utility room are also made available.
Chalet Chocolat is tripley insulated and has a heat pump invertor, which for every unit of electricity used gives out four units of heat. Also, the stone surround of the woodburner acts as a generator of radiant heat as it warms up.
Further details outdoors:
Chalet Chocolat sits within its own pretty alpine garden, facing due south with sensational view over one of the most beautiful and protected area in France. The chalet has several terraces and balconies and an area laid to flat lawn. There is an exterior table tennis table and two BBQ areas with dining provision and a HOT TUB SPA POOL which seats 7/8 and is heated to a warm 38 degrees in Winter and also provides you with a fantastic splash cool pool in the Summer with a protective insulated cover to keep out youngsters, save with adult supervision. The temperatures are often high here with a welcome thermal breeze in the afternoons and the evenings are generally warm and delicious! In the Winter -10 is not unusual!
Please go to our website and go to 'prices and availability' for all details on booking and the booking from etc:
Arrival and departure is on Saturdays. Leave no late than 11am and arrival no earlier than 4 pm.
(Luggage can be left at owner's discretion, please consult.)
A deposit of 25% of the weekly cost of your holiday is required when booking and a deposit cheque or bank transfer of £300 is paid with the balance, to be paid no late than 8 weeks before the holiday and is held and returned within two weeks of departure unless there is unreasonable damage.
The weekly cost covers linen,towels and the use of all facilities. It does not include insurance, travel, airport transfers (although this can be arranged) or meals. Catered accommodation is available during the ski season,please enquire for rates. ADDITIONAL APARTMENT AVAILABLE ON GROUND FLOOR SLEEPS 5 AND IS AVAILABLE AT £600 A WEEK FOR LARGER GROUPS OF 10-15 PERSONS.
*For larger groups of up to 12 there is an additional apartment on the premisis with family wet room and alpine double bed bunk room. This is only let in addition to the chalet and not separately from it. This costs a standard £600 on top of the chalet prices listed.
*A well-behaved dog is allowed but sorry, no cats.
*Strictly no smoking except outside
*Refundable breakages deposit of £300 required on arrival, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
*25% of rental fee due eight weeks before your stay to secure booking.
The Rhone / French Alps / Haute-Savoie region
If you could choose a place on earth more suited to the perfect holiday during any season of the year, you would be hard pressed to find a better location!
There is something for everyone here, with some great cities within an hours drive, Geneva, Annecy, Aoste(Italy). Some world class golf courses also well within an hours' drive. Some of the best skiing to be had anywhere and numerous outdoor and cultural activities in both winter and summer, the autumn provides opportunity for some fantastic hiking with the colours of the fall, the rutting deer and the high pressure system allowing normally dry weather to remain over the region creating fiercely blue skies..
With the spring comes the snow melt and the mountains with its wild flowers and waterfalls, burst into life, lifting the spirit with their beauty. Come and explore this region of the French Alps, you may never want to leave!
The Grand Massif / Samoens area
If you could choose a valley on earth more suited to a perfect holiday during any season then the Giffre Valley would be right up there with the very best. Surrounded by a vast protected mountain area and classified as one of the six most beautiful areas in France this area is not to be missed. It simply is a fabulous place to come. In the Winter we have 265 kms of skiing suitable for all levels from the beginner to the adrenaline junky!
Exceptional snow sure cover due to our proximity to Mont Blanc, Dog-sledding, ice skating, 90 km's of cross country (Nordic) skiing. In the Summer there are many local cultural and music festivals, rock climbing, via ferratta, lake and beach, volley ball, tennis, paragliding, horse-riding, ballooning, hiking, mountain biking, rafting, helicopter rides over Mont Blanc, Golf and canoeing....quite simply too many to list! Please go to our website for all the possibilities to be found here...purealpine.com
Nearest Travel Links
Airport: Geneva: 60 km
Railway: Cluses: 18 km
Ferry: Calais at: 800 km
Car: Calais to Chalet Chocolat is 550 miles, takes 8 hours and costs 66 euros in motorway tolls.
Air: Geneva Airport. Served by numerous budget and scheduled airlines: easy Jet, British Airways,Jet2 BMI Baby, Flybe. Distance from Geneva is 60 km's and 1 hours' drive.
Car Hire: Make sure when booking on-line that you specify car hire from the Swiss sector of the airport, that way you save on Swiss car tax. We suggest Holiday Autos as being good value for money.
Train: In the Winter season a TGV runs from Paris to this area, nearest station is Cluses at 18km's away. Rest of year, take the TGV to Geneva or Annecy and change, still very quick!
Activities near Grand Massif
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 60 km, Nearest railway: Cluses 18 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
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