Chalet | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 14
Chalet Brio is in a lovely setting just outside the historic village of Samoens, newly built, filled with favourite antiques and paintings mixed with contemporary furnishings, it provides a very comfortable and spacious location for all year round holidays in the mountains, and is ideal for large get togethers, small groups or individual parties looking for something a bit different. In winter the chalet is fully catered, with fresh and delicious meals that use the best local ingredients and produce from the organic veg garden, in summer it is offered self catered or catered to your needs.
The bedrooms are all individual, with down duvets and fresh cotton sheets, most have baths as well as showers, the upstairs open plan living and dining area has fabulous views, large, comfy sofas, log woodburner, wifi, ipod dock and Satellite TV. On the mezzanine is a further play and games area with DVD and wii. Outside the large gardens extend into the meadow and forest area, full of wild life.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lac Bleue at Morillon 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 50 km, Nearest railway: Cluses 15 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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, Video player, CD player, 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||5 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms, 5 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (10), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors||
In winter Chalet Brio is very comfortable and spacious, with a lovely, relaxed ambience, convivial evenings and plenty of room for all guests. The location is ideal for speedy access to the slopes and no need to haul your skis and boots which can be left at the top of the lift. In summer the large gardens and heated swimming pool make it an ideal destination for all age groups.
What we offer:
•Five en suite bedrooms, with down duvets and cotton linen, most with baths, including a large family suite with balcony, 2 bathrooms, sleeping 6
•Flexible accommodation that suits small or large parties, Chalet Brio can be taken together with La Terrasse, sleeping up to 18.
•Spacious and stylish open plan living and dining area on the first floor with comfy sofas, big balconies, great ambience and fabulous views
•Woodburner, geothermal heating, WIFI, satellite TV, Bose & ipod dock
•Private minibus to whisk you to the lifts just 3 mins away
•Fresh, delicious food using local produce, hot breakfasts, cakes at tea time, with pre dinner drinks and wine with meals.
•Little extras such as bathroom products, tea and coffee all day and use of guest fridge
•On hand help and advice with arrangements, before and during your stay
|Further details outdoors||
Large gardens surround the chalet, with both private and shared areas, there are wonderful views in all directions. The large, heated swimming pool (summer only) and outdoor hot tub (winter only) are shared with guests using La Terrasse, with plenty of space on the decking for sunbathing, relaxing and eating. Covered garage space is provided for bikes, and there are plenty of parking spaces available, swings and barbecue provided.
In winter catered guests without their own transport are driven to the nearest lifts, just 3-4 mins away, and collected at the end of the day.
The Rhone/French Alps region
The Haute Savoie stretches south from the shores of Lake Geneva to the Italian border and some of the best known ski resorts are to be found here; Chamonix, Megeve, Flaine and Morzine among them, scattered among the high peaks that make up much of the impressive scenery. The Grand Massif itself is the fourth largest ski area in France with 265 km of pistes to enjoy. At its centre is Flaine 1600; purpose built, the sixties Bauhaus architecture is now softened by new developments and currently the focus for extensive new investment and improved infrastructure. Circling Flaine the villages of Sixt, Samoens, Morillon and Les Carroz nestle into the lower slopes, each with their own special characteristics.
This is a lovely place to come for a winter holiday with your family, by yourselves or in a large group; the resort is very friendly and has expanded without losing its individuality. It also offers a whole range of different activities so it is especially suitable for groups where not everyone wants to ski.
With glorious views and surrounded by mountain peaks Samoens lies at the heart of the valley, a very pretty small town and the only ski resort awarded 'Coq d'Or' and classified as an historic monument. Proud of its’ history and traditions, stone masons, farmers, woodmen, cheese makers and wine producers still flourish here and the streets and nearby slopes are scattered with traditional working farms and artisan workshops set amongst the chalets. The Giffre valley winds up past Samoëns to Sixt, where it comes to a halt facing the rugged circle of glaciers that make up the Fer à Cheval. From here, mountain and cross county trails lead into the National Park.
Development here has been paced, allowing Samoens and the other local villages to retain much of their individuality, all of which adds to their appeal. People often come here year after year throughout the seasons, to enjoy the quality of life, to appreciate the tradition and history of the valley, and to make the most of all that is on offer.