Chalet | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 14
Chalet Sapiniere is a large stylish chalet with a mixture of traditional and modern décor. Rough plaster walls done in the local Champagny style are complemented by beams, archways and decorative carpentry. It has a traditional yellow and blue tiled farmhouse kitchen with a brand new eye level oven, dishwasher and fridge freezer. The very spacious open plan living and dining room has large picture windows and sliding doors onto the elevated terrace and balcony. It has an attractive fireplace in natural stone and weathered wood with plenty of comfy seating for 14 or more people - a combination of traditional savoyard sofas and deep voluptuous feather ones!
During the day, sunlight streams in through the windows and patio doors giving a tremendous feeling of light and space, yet if you close the curtains, light the fire and dim the lights, the ambiance is warm and cosy, perfect for those winter nights. The sunny south facing balcony and elevated terrace have clear uninterrupted views across the meadows in front of the chalet and over to the mountains and distant pistes of Courchevel.
It has amazing facilities for a self catering chalet, with 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a sauna and a large separate shared games room where you can join in the table tennis and pool competitions that can go on well in to the night! Catered holidays are also available, let us know your preferred option at time of booking.
The village centre and cable-car are a short 5 minute walk, so at the end of the day you can leave your equipment in our ski store in the Centre Sport hire shop at the foot of the lift. You are then free to wander back without struggling in clompy boots whilst trying to keep all your skis and poles together!
|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 travel links||Nearest airport: Chambery 100 km, Nearest railway: Moutiers 20 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, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 18|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Bedroom 1: double with en-suite shower & basin.
Bedroom 2: double with en-suite shower & basin.
Separate WC. Living Room: 3 savoyard sofas, 2 feather filled sofas, wood burner, coffee table; tv, dvd, Nintendo Wii, i-pod dock, stereo; under floor heating; large patio doors open onto balcony; half height wall separates dining room.
Dining Room: dining table with 14 chairs (can seat 20), traditional savoyard dresser; large patio doors open onto elevated terrace with bbq, picnic table; stone steps descend to garden.
Separate Kitchen: fully equipped with oven, 5 burner gas hob, combi microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher.
Bedroom 3: twin with en-suite shower & basin.
Bedroom 4, 5 & 6: twins.
Bedroom 7: double.
Bathroom: bath, twin basin & wc; washing machine & tumble dryer.
Shower Room: shower & basin.
PRIVATE INDOOR SWIMMING POOL
Swimming Pool: lovely 12m pool with mood lighting, jacuzzi jets, stone and weathered timber interior, glazed end with amazing views across the valley to Courchevel. Luxurious indoor Jacuzzi next to swimming pool. Changing Area with modern showers and WC
GROUND FLOOR ANNEXE
Games Room: pool table, table tennis table, darts, stereo.
Sauna Suite: sauna, shower, wc.
Garden: large, sloping garden, ideal for tobogganing, leading into meadow, bounded by woods and stream.
Childrens play area: with swings and slide.
Note: Annexe and Swimming Pool facilities shared with sister Chalet Marmotte and Apartments Flocon & Glacon.
SELF CATERING CHALET PRICES INCLUDE
7 nights self catered accommodation; electricity, heating, hot water and local tourist taxes.
Does not include: towels and bed linen (can bring own or hire from us for £20 per person); final chalet clean (can do yourself or hire our cleaners for £150; delivery of firewood for week (£40 for chalets with log fires) A credit card swipe will be required for security.
ONE WEEK CATERED OPTIONS
You can book our locally based chefs to cook for you in your chalet. Our weekly catering option includes full breakfast, afternoon tea and homemade cakes and four course evening meal with wine and cheese board; bed linen, towels and final chalet clean; firewood. Please add following amounts (per person per week) for this service: £245 per adult; £185 per child u.14yrs; £145 per child u.8yrs; infants u.2yrs free. Staff have one day off.
HOSTED EVENING MEALS
You can book our freelance chef to host a catered evening in your chalet. They will cook, serve dinner and clear up for you. You can book two levels of service: a full four course meal with wine, local cheese board and coffee at a cost of £40 per person or a more basic 2 course meal with wine at a cost of £30 per person (subject to availability).
The Rhone/French Alps region
The Paradiski ski area covers 18 resorts with 425km of endless, finely groomed pistes catering for all abilities in one of the biggest interlinked ski areas in Europe. There are 132 blue pistes which means that even novice skiers and boarders can travel vast distances around the whole area. That said, Champagny and La Plagne have the majority of the blue runs as well as a huge variety of skiing in general so for many people there is no real need to go across to Les Arcs. However, for good skiers who wish to venture even further afield Les Arcs is not too far away and worth at least one day trip from Champagny.
Resort Facts: 425km pistes
18 interlinked villages & resorts
3 Snow Parks - 1 in Champagny, 1 in La Plagne & 1 in Les Arcs
350 snow canons
Longest slope 15kms
Classic Runs - North face of Bellecôte Glacier in La Plagne & Aiguille Rouge in Les Arcs
3 Glaciers - Bellecôte, Chiaupe, Varet
2 peaks at over 3000m Aiguille Rouge, Bellecôte
A short drive out of the village going further into the mountains brings you up to the small hamlet of Champagny L'Haut at the gateway to the Vanoise National Park. It is usually quite a bit colder here but very snowy and beautiful. There is a professionally run ice climbing tower, the only one of its kind in Europe, organised snow shoe walks and numerous ski de fond trails, it is also a fantastic place to take your kids sledging.
Champagny is an authentic mountain village with a character that still reflects its early farming origins. A beautiful picturesque resort with lively après ski, where traditional Savoie life and modern tourism mesh seamlessly together. Champagny is a refreshingly non-commercialized part of the huge interlinked ski area that includes Champagny, La Plagne & Les Arcs - over 420km of pistes aptly known as Paradiski.
Champagny is an excellent ski area in its own right as well as being part of the huge ski area now known as Paradiski. It has a modern cable car that whisks skiers to over 2000m in just 8 minutes. Here, there are two nursery slopes and a restaurant so you can watch your kids in ski school whilst you grab a coffee or a bite to eat.
Champagny is very conveniently located to take advantage of the huge interlinked Paradiski area, just 2 lifts or approximately 20 minutes from the heart of La Plagne. The lift companies have assured the link to La Plagne is always possible right through the season by positioning snow canons on the crucial linking runs, Les Borseliers and Le Bozelet.
There is a modern 6 man chair lift that takes you to three brilliant blue runs in the middle of the resort; La Rossa, Le Sérac and Les Crépines. These are perfect for beginners to progress onto as they are long and wide, so you get a nice long ski before you have to get on the lift again. Alongside these runs there is a board park and plenty of easy off piste, as well as the steeper more difficult 'Dentiste' off piste run which is great in fresh powder.
In the village square, there are a variety of Cafes, Pizzerias and Crêperies where you can enjoy the sunshine on the centre terrace by the mountain stream, especially warm later in the season.'La Timbale' iswhere you'll find DJ's, live bands every Wednesday and plenty of dancing going on well into the night. It also has a sunny terrace for après ski beers, a pool table and table football.