Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday chalet in Samoens - CHALET CHOCOLAT
MULTI AWARD WINNING CHALET SLEEPS UP TO 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.
Chalet Chocolat hasn't won awards for nothing, we are one of the most popular chalets in the area 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
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 in very close proximity to the ski stations of Morillon and Samoens 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.
Details for holiday chalet Chalet Chocolat, 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 4 Bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
About Rebecca Watkins
We are a family of five. My husband John and I are parents to three beautiful teenage daughters.My husband designs and builds unique high quality homes in the UK and has for the last 20 years concentrated on creating the most environmentally friendly homes possible, even when this was not as fashionable as it is today. His success is attributed to his attention to detail and Chalet Chocolat is no exception. Some of you may know him from the Grand Designs C4 TV show where he appears in the Green Dragon Barn creation in Devon (Series 2). We lived in the Samoens area for 6 years while creating Chalet Chocolat. It was an extremely happy period in our lives and we felt as if we were on a constant holiday! Two of our daughters became successful ski racers and one even raced for Great Britain!
Rebecca Watkins purchased this chalet in 2006
Why Rebecca Watkins chose Samoens
John had been an avid mountaineer and climber in his early twenties and this was initially what drew us to the mountains. We chose the Grand Massif area as we felt that not only was this ski region one of the most snow-sure in Europe, but also because within a very small radius there is so much to do and see all year round. We have travelled extensively around the world, but this valley really offers something very special that we have not found elsewhere. Its beauty is second to none, it feels remote although transport to the area is easy and Geneva only 1 hour away. We have one of the six classified areas of France on our doorstep, the beauty of which takes your breath away. The list of activities in the area is virtually endless and Geneva, Annecy, Chamonix and Italy are less than an hour away!
What makes this chalet unique
As John was fully responsible for the build of Chalet Chocolat, we were able to ensure that it was done to the very highest standard. We were also able to put the money spared by the self build in to the quality of the furnishings and equipment which more truly reflect that of a very top end chalet. Chalet Chocolat is very popular indeed with many repeat bookings, we know this is as a result of our commitment to quality. The area offers 265 km's of piste to ski with some of the best runs in Europe including the 14km Cascade Piste that takes you through some of the finest scenery seen anywhere with Mont Blanc as a back drop. The summer period offers endless activities: lake and beach, outdoor swimming pools, adventure park, mountain biking, paragliding, horses, 600 kms of hiking trails...
Guestbook comments from the owner
Our holiday was a huge success and our base at Chalet Chocolat just completed a very happy time with my family. My memories of the chalet will be watching the stars form the velux window after retiring to bed and walking through the lavender bushes down the steps to the terrace-beautiful!