Le Chatox Chalet 'your home from home' – Home 190448 Ski Chalet
- 4 bedrooms
- 8 sleeps
- min stay varies
Le Chatox Chalet 'your home from home' – Home 190448
- Ski Chalet
- 4 bedrooms
- 8 sleeps
- min stay varies
Ski Chalet / 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
Special DISCOUNTS for families of 4 or less on the advertised prices. We can sleep up to 8. Le Chatox is a four bedroom, two bathroom spacious, open plan chalet with luxury facilities completed in July 2009 with private parking for up to 4 cars. Its idea for friends and families to join up for a taste of the 'real alps'! We are just 55mins from Geneva airport. We can offer the best cycling terrain on earth on roads ridden by top cyclists, skiing in 5 resorts all just 30mins away and at the kind of prices you won't believe compared to the bigger resorts (£75 for a weekly lift pass!). The ski resorts are perfect for young families, beginners and intermediates. Les Bauges (the Wallows) is a national park and area of outstanding natural beauty so for walking and unwinding its a perfect retreat.. You are based in the sky at 700m altitude and a short drive from Annecy, Aix-les-Bains and Albertville for day trips and excursions. Mt Blanc is a guest favourite. Natural
Special DISCOUNTS for families of 4 or less on the advertised prices. We can sleep up to 8. Le Chatox is a four bedroom, two bathroom spacious, open plan chalet with luxury facilities completed in July 2009 with private parking for up to 4 cars. Its idea for friends and families to join up for a taste of the 'real alps'! We are just 55mins from Geneva airport. We can offer the best cycling terrain on earth on roads ridden by top cyclists, skiing in 5 resorts all just 30mins away and at the kind of prices you won't believe compared to the bigger resorts (£75 for a weekly lift pass!). The ski resorts are perfect for young families, beginners and intermediates. Les Bauges (the Wallows) is a national park and area of outstanding natural beauty so for walking and unwinding its a perfect retreat.. You are based in the sky at 700m altitude and a short drive from Annecy, Aix-les-Bains and Albertville for day trips and excursions. Mt Blanc is a guest favourite. Natural light is a huge part of the design of this modern yet rustic alpine retreat. A private garden area means children can play safely. It has stunning mountain views from its huge terrace balcony and a wood burning stove - perfect for a romantic evening in with a glass of wine. Many guests have commented on the star gazing at night from the terrace. Great for bird watchers, butterfly catchers and people you just need that special pull of the mountain air and a tranquil environment. Its truly spectacular! Come and get 'Chatoxed'!
There is a heating supplement from autumn to spring of £80 for full occupancy.
Home Made Meals !!
We can provide great home made cuisine from local neighbour Melanie. Ask for her menu. Great for late arrivals after a long day travelling on the first night or after skiing or when you just want to put your feet up!
Further details outdoors
We provide all bed linen except bath towels in the rental price. we can provide towels for an addition charge.We can advise on bike hire. Just ask for prices. Cycling from the door step is simply amazing!Games room...New! Competition table tennis table and kit. Darts, tennis, beach bat n ball, li-low for lakes.
Location description from owner
The Rhône-Alpes region
The Savoie is a region rich in culture and strategically situated in the French Alps.
As well as ski resorts, Savoie has some intriguing towns. Chambéry, once home to the dukes of Savoy, boasts a château and many monuments as well as several major museums, one devoted to Savoie history in the former abbey of St-François, another to the fine arts. The museum of Les Charmettes just above town, where Jean-Jacques Rousseau sought refuge. Chambéry lies just south of the Lac du Bourget, the largest natural lake in France.
Aix-les-Bains, a spa resort since Roman times, rises on the slopes above the lake. It is also quite a centre for watersports. Albertville, host of the Winter Olympics in 1992, stands close to the confluence of the Arc and Isère rivers, and is named after
The well-maintained, mountain roads with their stunning views make this area a favourite with cyclists of all ages and abilities. You will find many marked road and mountain bike routes through the region and maps are available from the tourist office in Le Chatelard. There is also a purpose built bike path that runs alongside Lake Annecy which is mostly flat and recommended for families. The route passes through the attractive villages of Sevrier, Saint-Jorioz, Duingt and Doussard. Everyone goes at their own pace and it is a great way to see the lake and surrounding countryside.
This is superb walking country and with the Massif des Bauges on your doorstep there are walks and hiking trailsto suit everyone and the tourist office stocks local walking maps with recommended trails. An original way ofexploring the mountains is with a donkey, carrying your baggage or tired young children! This puts the mountains within easy reach of the whole family.
There is a horse and pony riding centre at Lescheraines (4km) allowing riders of all abilities to discover the area in a different and relaxing way.
Annecy lake is the purest lake in Europe and has many beaches for swimming and sunbathing. Take a cruise boat excursion or for more active pursuits there are plenty of water sports and boat hire available. A visit toAnnecy in the summer or at any time of the year is a must! This beautiful medieval town is known as the Venice of the Alps and is built over a series of canals. There are many excellent restaurants to try in the town or around the lake.
Golf in the Alps is possible from April to October at Annecy. The course is right next to the lake. A summer bag is kept at Le Chatox with a set of clubs. I shot an 86 last time out which now stands as the Le Chatox record – over to you to break it!
Thrill seekers should have a go at canyoning down waterfalls and plunging into rock pools or Aquarando, a softer form of canyoning, which consists of hiking and swimming in a canyon or river. These can be arranged throughTerres d’Altitude based in Le Chatelard. If you want to go further afield, the white water rafting in the Tarentaise Valley near Bourg Saint Maurice, (98km / 90mins), has been tried and tested by our guests and is an exhilarating, not to be missed experience.
Mountain Climbing/Via Ferrata - Via Ferrata school is based at Aillion-Station (12km). For something different that children can enjoy, try climbing in the trees at Lescheraines (4km).
Hang gliding and Paragliding – There are many take off points in the mountains and the nearest school is at La Compote (4km).
Caving at nearby Margeriaz (16km), explore the fantastic pothole and glacier trail.
Aix-les Bains (33km) is a spa town on the edge of Lac du Bourget. Mont Revard provides a scenic backdrop to the town. Pamper yourself in one of the modern thermal treatment centres, Chevalley thermal baths – 18 euro for a day pass: treatments extra. Other attractions include an 18 hole golf course, cruises on the lake, balneotherapy, the Casino, racecourse and not forgetting the opportunity for retail therapy. Aix-les-Bains also has excellent beaches along its shore line for swimming and sunbathing.
These are just some of the things to do, we have more information and recommendations available at Le Chatox and we also recommend you visit the tourist information office in Le Chatelard or one of the other villages as they speak good English and will be happy to help.
Walks, restaurants, cycle routes, – its all written up in the guest book but there’s much we still have to discover so just write up anything interesting to add for others to find.
If you’re a beginner, have a family or are a good intermediate, then shelling out £200 for a 6 day lift pass can bring tears to the eyes! Why bother is what we thought when many only ski 10% of the area? Situated between thelac d’Annecy to the north and Chambery to the South, the Bauges Massif is often ignored as skiers head to the large Savoie resorts. Interestingly, because of its location, Les Bauges often gets the first snow of the season. Skiing in Les Bauges provides ‘real skiing’ with local people. Aillons-Margeriaz, 1000 – 1900m, is approx 15 -20 mins drive from the chalets. The ski resort is a hidden gem frequented by the French in the know and has enough slopes to suit skiers of all abilities, 20 ski lifts and a snow park.
Le Grand Revard, 1350 – 1550m is described as the greatest cross country skiing area in France! Comprising 140 km of tracks and 50km of piste it is used by the French national team for Nordique ski training and is one of the country’s oldest ski resorts for Alpine skiing. Other more popular and higher “snow sure” ski resorts such as Courcheval, Meribel and Val Thorens are within easy reach for a days skiing (approx 1hr drive).
For those of you who are non-skiers or just want to try something different, Les Ailllons offers Husky dogsled rides or ski du fond (cross country aka Nordique skiing) which is great fun and a fantastic workout. If you have waterproof walking boots, why not try snow shoeing by hiring some racquets from one of the nearby ski hire shops. This way you can even meet the skiers up the mountain at Margeriaz for lunch or a vin chaud at La Bergerie, a rustic restaurant which we highly recommend, owned by Cedric. You may think hiking is only for the summer but if you fancy something other than skiing you can check out the winter hiking trails. If you want an afternoon away from the slopes, why not head to the beautiful town of Annecy for lunch followed by a walk around the old town, or even a boat ride on the lake where you can view the west side of the lake with its numerousMichelin 3 star restaurants!
For another excursion there is the spa town Aix les Bains and the Lac du Bourget for its mountain views and thermal baths.
There are hire shops at Les Aillons Station. To make a big saving we recommend booking online at Snowbrainer
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 6 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Central heating
- Table tennis
- Games room
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 16 Oct 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English, French
This Ski chalet has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 18 Nov 2011. Located in Savoie, it has 22 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £599 to £1399.
The Owner has a response rate of 91% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Oct 2016.
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– based on 22 reviews
- Very Good
“A real gem to escape to, a rare find, simply lovely.”
Be assured that we are telling lots of people about Le Chatox, it’s not always easy to find the perfect holiday accommodation but yours pretty much had everything and we are hard-nosed chalet users! So well presented with everything we needed, a real home from home with special touches. It’s really well placed for easy access to skiing in various resorts (only an hour away to some of the major runs) and you were right about the challenging cycling – perfect for us. We did a 60km and the run to lake Annecy for a swim. Also did the cycle route round Annecy lake one afternoon. Finished up with a swim and a picnic at the grassy beach by the campsite – another great day. Did the walks to the Cascade du Pisseau, Mum especially pleased she was more than able to handle the rocky paths and also through the woods to Compote. We decided to take one day out to cycle up to the start of the climb to Mont Colombier and then walk up. It is very ….very… up but we made it for a late lunch on the summit at 2043m! Perfect weather, no wind, great vis and 24 degrees – incredible 360 views including Mont Blanc and the distant Aiguille du Midi station! Jez had a go at the Chatox time trial- using his touring bike and did a very respectable 12 minutes and a few seconds (it’s in the book). It’s very addictive!! Caroline did it in 17 minutes so not as competitive but she is not a speed racer and had quite a heavy bike so was happy to have finished it – one of the few females to put down a time it seems! The pizzas at the hut by the Carrefour are delicious and VERY BIG! We also were chuffed to find the traditional bread shop with the working oven at one of the little villages on your favorite 16km cycle. All in all a very active but memorable holiday – made so much more special by having such a great place to return to each night. Will remember the two spectacular thunderstorms, one on the first night and one on the last night (how well timed was that!!) – martinis on the two big balconies taking in the wonderful views and breakfast on the decking in the morning sun. How lucky you are to have such a fantastic place to escape to. Now that we have been ‘chatoxed’, hopefully will be able to visit again. Thank you for sharing your home. Bev and family from Jersey, Channel Islands
I don't think we've had guests who packed so much into so little time. We're so glad you had such an adventure at Le Chatox with your biking and hiking! You know you're welcome back any time.
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