Award Winning Chalet Chocolat
Chalet | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
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 Chalet Chocolat enjoys sensational views over the picturesque Samoens 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.
Because we want you to fall in love with Chalet Chocolat and come back again, and again; we've added all the luxuries we could dream up, to spoil you rotten. We don't want you to feel like it's 'home from home'. No, we want you to feel indulged, pampered and special
So we designed and built Chalet Chocolat with you in mind. We paid lots of attention to detail, so it would be the best value for your hard-earned cash in the Alps. We've gone upscale, more Roche Bobois than Ikea and paid attention to the stuff you can't see, like 3 x more insulation in the roof and walls. So it makes you feel warmer or cooler depending on the season. It saves heaps on our carbon footprint too.
Now we realise location is everything, which is why we put Chalet Chocolat exactly where it is. We chose the sunniest spot in the valley, with knock-out views from every room, terrace and balcony. It's only a short stroll to the local bar, restaurants and ski-bus and an hours' drive to the airport. The age-old axiom still holds, that a property's location is everything… period.
Chalet Chocolat provides sumptuous luxury at a reasonable price for discerning guests. Chalet Chocolat is a LOW ALLERGEN ENVIRONMENT.
The Grand Massif Ski Area offers a wide variety of terrain, appealing to every ability level; with Mont Blanc ( Western Europe's highest mountain) as a frequent backdrop, it's also one of the most beautiful.
The Grand Massif Ski Area boasts an excellent snow record due to its proximity to Mont Blanc and its unique microclimate, as well as 100?s of snow cannons, a recent investment guaranteeing snow-covered pistes on the lower slopes all season.
Massive investment on high-speed infrastructure in the last few years, means that almost all of the 80 lifts across the resort are the most comfortable and fastest of their kind in Europe today, leaving loads more time to ski!
The Grand Massif Ski Area offers the lowest ratio of accommodation capacity to number of ski lifts anywhere, which is why they can boast the lowest queues of any resort in Europe!
The Grand Massif Ski Area has 14 black runs, 51 red, 54 blue and 15 green runs. The Grand Massif also has the longest blue run in Europe the 'Cascade', which meanders down for 14 km's from the top of the Flaine bowl, through high mountain scenery to the alpine village of Sixt Fer a Cheval.
There is a huge choice of winter activities available for family members who don't wish to ski. Ice-skating, dog sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, speed-riding and free entertainment provided by the local tourist office. More details can be found on http://www.purealpine.com
Once the snow has melted away, the mountains spring into life and as the villages of Verchaix, Samoens, Morillon and Sixt are all -season resorts, this area has an enormous amount to offer!
Lac Bleu with its beach, fantastic swimming, volley ball, tennis courts, horse riding and adventure park is within a 10 minute walk from Chalet Chocolat! Free daily activities for the family daily/eves put on for your enjoyment
Within a 5 minute (by car) radius of the chalet there is: A swimming pool complex with three pools and 60 metre slide. Rafting, paragliding, climbing and via ferrata, mountain biking with lifts and 600km's of trails. Hiking in the Cirque du Fer a Cheval with thirty 700 m waterfalls and wildlife galore!
Within one hours drive, there are the lakeside towns of Geneva and Annecy as well as Chamonix, the Mont Blanc tunnel and Italy as well as 5 golf courses, the nearest is 20 minutes away by car.
Chalet Chocolat hasn't won awards for nothing, we are one of the most popular chalets for good reason. If you want a holiday that makes precious family memories and lives up to your expectations. Choose Chalet Chocolat. http://www.MooFondue.com
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Morillon Lac Bleu 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 60 km, Nearest railway: Cluses 18 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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, 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||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
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.
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 a jacuzzi bath.
Chalet Chocolat has an exterior private, hot tub spa pool with sensational views over the mountains, and is great fun in summer and winter. There is a Sony cinema with surround sound system and an iPod docking station, an American fridge with ice dispenser and an espresso machine. The chalet also has a heated boot room and laundry room. Outside on its terraces and balconies there are tables and chairs to seat 12 persons and a large gas BBQ. For energetic guests we have a rowing machine on the upper, top balcony and table tennis on the lawn. There is an additional football table and TV in the games room below .The nearest public swimming area is a lake with its own beach and tennis courts and is a 10 minute walk down the hill. The ski bus is 150 m from the chalet.
Full board is an option in the ski season, please contact us for details.
Our website and online magazine is really worth a good look, check it out at http:// www.MooFondue.com
|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 http://www.MooFondue.com for all the information you need and more.
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. Our website and online magazine is really worth a good look, check it out at http:// www.MooFondue.com
The Rhone/French Alps 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!
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
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31 Dec 2013
"Heaven - we didn't want to come home!"
After a long day driving we arrived to a spotless chalet, a roaring fire, comfy sofas, shopping delivered, a hot tub ready to jump into and beds made with crisp linen sheets. The Christmas tree was tw… More
18 Mar 2013
"Excellent quality chalet in a beautiful setting"
Chalet chocolat is a beautiful place to stay. We had every amenity we could need to ensure a relaxing trip. The quality of the finish is excellent, the underfloor heating and fire ensures that it is always cosy and inviting. The hot tub was easy to operate and a great place to unwind after a day on the slopes. We'd also consider going to stay in the summer as there is plenty to see and do, but could easily pass the afternoon lazing on the balcony. A great place for any group of people as it caters for everyone's needs, a real home from home.
2 Aug 2011
"Wonderful Alpine Chalet Chocolat"
What a find, this fantastic chalet is in a prime position on a south facing slope overlooking the Giffre Valley . Ideal for both winter and summer holidays. Coming home from skiing the Chalet Chocolat was bliss with the outside hot tub to jump in, well stocked kitchen, beautiful lounge(the sofas are fab), lovely bedrooms and showers. The views from the chalet are out of this world and it was great to sit on the balcony or in the hot tub with a G&T taking in the superb scenery. The Ski bus was approx 100 metres down the road with easy access to both the Morillon and Samoeons Ski Lifts and the Grand Massif ski area. Great variety of skiing with uncrowded slopes and no lift queues. Samoens village is beautiful and well worth a visit with a wide variety of shops where we could purchase our groceries. Having our own ski equipment we found rental lockers near the Samoens ski lift.There is a great 'boulangerie' nearby.
We are a ski club with many years holidaying in the alpes. This is by far the best accommodation we have found.There are stunning walks from the chalet down through forests and gorges to the villages in the valley. All 9 of us enjoyed finding our way down to Samoens on our last day.
Many thanks to Rebecca and John for all their help and advise, nothing was too much trouble for them. We loved their chalet and hope to return in the near future.
19 May 2011
"Fabulous chalet in wonderful surroundings and great cloe by skiing"
A most amazing chalet in a wonderful location
Wendy West Sussex, England
Review Submitted: February 13, 2011 Date of Stay: February 2011
We have just had a fabulous week in Chalet Chocolat. It exceeded our expectations and we cannot find a fault. Everything was luxurious from linen to a well equipped kitchen. The hot tub was fabulous after a day on the slopes and a favourite with us all. The games room was fantastic and hours were spent on table tennis in the evenings. We had eight in our party - four young, four older! There truly was something for everyone. De la Terre was great for delivering food to your door and the local hotel had good food and was very welcoming. How great to have a day skiing, a hot tub and then relax in front of a wood burner! We definitely would like to return. The ski bus is a two minute walk away and the slopes are great. Thank you Rebecca and John for all your hospitality and tips regarding transfers and food and for letting us share your corner of paradise!
Wendy + 7 others!
17 May 2011
"fabulous chalet chocolate"
We have just returned from a fantastic weeks skiing holiday staying at the lovely chalet chocolat. It was a week we had been looking forward to for sometime, a holiday to celebrate my husbands 40th and to introduce our children to skiing and we were not disappointed in anyway. The chalet is beautiful, glorious setting, handy for the ski bus and about 5 mins from the lovely village of Samoens. The accomodation is excellent, all the furniture, bedding, towels etc were of great quaity, lots of hot water after a day up the mountain and a fantastc hot tub with an amazing view - bliss. Rebecca (the owner) had put us in touch with a local caterer who delivered our dinner to the chalet each day and all we had to do was heat it up - such a treat and great quality (would definitely do this again!). The chalet had a cot and highchair already set up for our little one, the only suggestion i would make is that it would have been good if there had been some plastic cutlery,plates, bowls etc. for the little one to use, just to ensure no breakages! Overall we had a superb holiday and would definitely go back again. Many Thanks Rebecca
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