Chalet Hibou is a modern 2005 construction made of French fine timber, the property has been fitted with the best insulation and the addition of a geothermal heating system makes it a unique experience. The cold will never be a problem, double-glazing ensures the chalet is very luminous and its south facing position gives it the best possible exposure all year round.
The chalet has been constructed as two separate but join-able units by means of a door, this gives the house a variable of accommodation possibilities, the whole chalet sleeps 10 / 13 people but if divided into two units, the larger 6 adults & 2 children the smaller 4 people. Also this means 2 dinning and sitting areas plus 2 fully equipped kitchens, so for large groups of one or more families this proves to be very useful, the smaller aged members of the group in one area and the elders in another, for both eating, playing or watching television. But if desired in the main part of the chalet one can easily eat all together.
The location of the chalet is in the small hamlet of saint Chaffrey just a few hundred metres from the main church, one gets the feel of being part of the village, it s a 2 minute walk down to the shop and the bus stop. During the season a shuttle bus passes frequently to take skiers to the main ski area of Chantemerle 5 minutes down the road. Parking is free and it isn't a problem find space.
The chalet is thus composed:
Ground Floor, the entrance where one has plenty of sitting space to break down from one's ski gear and hang it to dry, no need to look for radiators as all heating is under the floor and it is very efficient and just by leaving everything on the rack it is ready for use the next day, also on this floor one has a laundry room with washing machine and drier, ski boot heater for 6 pairs, separate wc, a sauna and shower will be installed in spring 2013.
1st floor an open plan kitchen area, induction cooker and all appliances including dishwasher, with large tables for dinning, sitting room with comfortable sofas and fireplace, iphone bose sound system.
Television room with 50 inch flat screen, dvd, vhs, bose surround home theatre, Shower room with basin and wc, Study the house has wifi internet and 160 satellite channels.
From the study one can go through to the other part of the chalet.
2nd Floor, master double bedroom king size and private balcony with spectacular views on the Alps, large bathroom with Jacuzzi, shower walk in, double basin, separate wc, twin bedroom with private balcony also with spectacular views, 2nd double bedroom with staircase which leads to a mezzanine with 2 other beds for children. All main bedrooms have custom fitted mattress, all linen and towels are provided.
Ground floor, entrance, bunk bedroom, shower room and separate wc
1st floor open plan sitting and dining room, with fully fitted kitchen again with all creature comforts, including a dishwasher. A sofa turns into a very comfortable bed 160 x 190 i.e. a queen size bed.
2nd floor a very large master double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and separate wc, a balcony gives this room the magic of dawn coming through the huge window with magnificent views on the mountains at the back of Briancon.
The chalet as a whole sleeps 12 adults and 2 kids (in the mezzanine as only access is from the double bedroom below), it is very comfortable for family winter holidays and also for summer ones.
If you make the experience you shall undoubtedly come again as the Serre Chevalier ski resort is unforgettable.