"Luxury accommodation and fitness facilities in a beautifully restored chalet"
The chalet and its apartments have been beautifully restored to a very high standard. All the equipment and decorations are high quality whether in the apartment or in the communal areas (gym, pool, … More
22 Jan 2015
"Great chalet, lovely location and wonderful hosts."
The Chalet is great - it provides the best combination of shared space (residents lounge and dining area, gym and pool) and private accommodation (in this case a smart three bedroom apartment, with th… More
21 Jan 2015
"Lovely cosy, family friendly chalet."
The perfect accommodation for families with young children wanting somewhere quiet and set away from the resort. The facilities are amazing with a lovely warm pool, gym, games room and sauna. Games ro… More
This was our second time at Chalet Le 4 staying in Apt. 1. We were anxious that our stay would not live up to the memories of such a great time the previous year. But we needn't have been worried! … More
9 May 2015
"Beautiful and serene chalet in a lovely valley"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the chalet. Eva the owner is really helpful but also unobtrusive, so we really felt like we had lots of time to ourselves. The chalet was empty except for us which w… More
16 Feb 2015
"Lovely ground floor appartment with fantastic views and easy access to pool, gym and sauna"
The apartment is beautifully light and airy with modern furnishings and decoration. Decoration and lighting is of the highest standard. Beds can be arranged as king-size doubles or large twin beds o… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
This large and elegant chalet is full of traditional charm. It is located in the prestigious ski resort of Megève, in the French Alps, in a calm and prime location. Although only 5 minutes away from the glamour and bustle of Megève centre, it gives perfect privacy.
Distance approx 22.7 miles from Avoriaz 1800 Show on Map
"Amazing luxury and fantastic service. Best chalet experience I'v"
The chalet was amazing - fantastic rooms, great pool and they seem to have thought of every comfort. It definitely has the wow factor.
The service was excellent - every need catered for and great foo… More
12 Aug 2013
"Remarkable, Intimate, exclusive, relaxing family holiday at the"
Chalet Spa is simply the most amazing chalet in a fantastic location with increditble views, ammenities and service.
My wife and I took our three children all aged under 5 to Chalet Spa for a week. T… More
11 Aug 2013
"One of the finer things in life"
Our stay was pure luxury. This is a truly fantastic place to stay where every last detail has been thought about. The location of the chalet is very private and it has beautiful views over the alps. … More
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Sleeps 12 : 6 bedrooms : 6 bathrooms : Grand open plan Living / Dining area : Separate televison longe : Indoor pool : Indoor Sauna : Indoor Hammam : Gym : Jacuzzi : Located next to the Savolyeres ski lift …see more
Distance approx 22.89 miles from Avoriaz 1800 Show on Map
Swimming pool; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
The Alpine village has managed to preserve it's charm and authenticity. Skiing, Hiking and Tennis are available. The Savoyard style residence faces Mont Blanc and is next to the cable car. It is composed of chalet-style buildings. …see more
Distance approx 29.19 miles from Avoriaz 1800 Show on Map
La Taupiniere is a detached chalet, with its own indoor 9.5m swimming pool and large sauna. It is located in the small Alpine village of Moléson sur Gruyères. This region is richly historical and spectacularly beautiful, sprinkled with idyllic towns and villages.
8 Jun 2014
"Perfect place for a long weekend with friends (also family friendly)!"
We spend this year's Easter weekend at la Taupinière with a group of friends from abroad. There is a bus that takes you to Moléson-Village, but it's much more convenient to get there by car.
We h… More
10 Oct 2014
"Not What it Seems!"
This house has its good points. The location is excellent. The pool and sauna facility is good. The family bathroom is good and the lounge seating area is comfortable.
The house is too … More
Thank you for your review & highlighting the points you thought were good.
We are constantly working on, & upgrading the chalet wherever possible & this has been the case since we purchased it in 1988. Also in that time clients' requirements have changed & the demand is for more luxury. The house is small for 11 people & we are planning to turn the studio into an en-suite twin/double bedroom. This would also give the chalet an extra shower room. The chalet would then sleep 9 people maximum.
The kitchen is small, but it is well-equipped. We find that there is generally only one, or maybe two people in the kitchen, even for a large group & this works fine. Sadly it is not something we can easily change. With regards to cleanliness I was there just a month earlier & spring cleaned the kitchen. We had guests staying afterwards, & our cleaner does her best in the 6 hours between clients.
The chalet was constructed in 1978 & the bedrooms are quite small, but certainly no smaller than most houses (in Switzerland & the UK) of the post war period. The twin bedroom is fine for two adults - we have had many friends, family & guests stay in that room.
The pool was constructed by the previous owners & we have tried with various planners to change this over the years but with no success. As this is a holiday home, people tend not to travel with much luggage, & not to spend much time in the bedrooms.
The spiral staircase complies with building regulations, including UK building regs & is not steep. If we were to add a handrail it would make the staircase narrower which we do not feel would enhance the safety of the stairs.
I am very surprised you felt the downstairs smelt & felt damp. Again, we were there in July & everything was fine. Perhaps the previous tenants left the pool room door open. There is an automatic closer on the door to try and prevent this happening, along with a notice on the door.
There are no locks on the internal doors. There used to be keys for each room & these were lost by various tenants over the years, & we were informed of the problem of children locking themselves in to rooms. I shall look into adding locks to the bathroom doors.
We would love to add a toilet near the pool. It is a logistical & planning problem.
There are steps & a path in the garden down to the pool. The rest of the area is grassed & not ‘muddy’ unless it’s rained heavily.
During our visit in July we cut back a lot of Virginia Creeper on the pergola & balcony. However, we actually like the way it drapes over the building & offers some shade in summer, but our taste is clearly not for everyone. The windows were not covered in ‘growth’ as I cleaned all the windows in the chalet, inside and out just a few weeks before your visit.
As the chalet has the bedrooms on the lower floor and living room on the upper floor (as is normal for chalets) then yes, the access to the terrace is via the bedrooms. However, since I assume people only eat outside if it’s sunny, then the access is also via the garden. And yes, it’s a slope (with a path) – that’s what being in the mountains generally means!
The barbecue to which you refer isn’t even ours & was left by the previous tenants.
With regards to wifi – we now have wifi (as of 8 October 2014). However, at no time on HomeAway, via which you booked, was wifi mentioned as a service in the chalet, & nor was it mentioned on our own website.
Our prices are low considering our location & facilities. The swimming pool is expensive to maintain. We rent the chalet to cover the running costs, not to make a profit.