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A FAMILY OWNED AND RUN MOUNTAIN CHALET

Robert & Caroline Thompson

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Robert & Caroline Thompson

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A FAMILY OWNED AND RUN MOUNTAIN CHALET

Photos and Description of this 9 bedroom holiday chalet in Samoens - Chalet Brio

5 Rooms All With En Suite, A Further 2 With The Apartment Plus 2 Bunk Rooms

Location: chalet brio is on the edge of a small hamlet called l’etelley, just across the river from samoens, in a great location for both summer and winter holidays in the mountains and close to the main lifts up from samoens, morillon and vercland. Newly built, chalet brio has been designed and built with lots of light, space and comfort in mind, filled with favourite old pieces and paintings mixed with contemporary furnishings, so that it feels both lived in and comfortable.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Robert & Caroline Thompson (Owner)
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About Robert & Caroline Thompson

Caroline and Robert discovered Samoëns, a pretty town in Haute Savoie, when they were skiing in nearby Flaine. 'We were struck by its authentic, historic character,' says Caroline, a social work consultant. 'It's in a beautiful valley, so not only is it great for skiing, it's a wonderful year-round destination. And it's only an hour from Geneva.' Returning to Samoëns in 2005 on impulse, the Thompsons not only bought a plot of land, they hatched a plan to build and run their own ski chalet. In their early fifties, with two children away at university and travelling, the time was right for a full-blown career change.Robert, who worked in the plastics industry, gave in his notice and they put their house in Northamptonshire on the market. Nine months later they had sold up and in 2007 moved to France, where they appointed a local architect, Olivier Morin, to oversee the building work. 'He was brilliant and well worth the fee,' says Caroline. 'We had a lot of input, but he sorted out the planning application and booked contractors.

Robert & Caroline Thompson purchased this chalet in 2008

Why Robert & Caroline Thompson chose Samoens

A love for the mountains and fresh air drew us to this wonderful part of the world. Both professional people we gave up our jobs in the UK and set up home in the Haute Savoie. We found a great plot and with the help of a local architect built Chalet Brio. There is so much going on around Samoens both summer and winter, the social life is very good and we have made many friends, both French and English. We love meeting new people so running a chalet is ideal.

We have two children, now snow board instructors and both working in far off parts of the world. Who knows, they may both join us one day.

What makes this chalet unique

We spent a lot of time laying out the design of Chalet Brio. We wanted it to work very well for both us as our home and for every one staying here. It's light and spacious and open plan, with a log fire in the sitting area and wonderful views of Mt Criou. It feels cosy and comfortable whether there are just the two of us or a chalet full.

The heating and hot water come from our underground geothermal system, which cuts our energy bills a great deal. The large outdoor swimming pool has proved to be very popular in summer and sitting in the hot tub in winter you look out across the meadows, sometimes the deer come down from the forest and pass by. We're surrounded by wild life, fields and trees.

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Morillion
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Chamonix
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Cluses
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Cluses
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Morillion
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Samoens
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Morillion lake
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday chalet in Samoens, Flaine - Grand Massif

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Winter
13 Dec 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
£465
for 7 nights
£465
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
New Year
27 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£710
for 7 nights
£710
 
 
Winter
3 Jan 2015 - 16 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Winter
17 Jan 2015 - 13 Feb 2015
6 night minimum stay
£497
for 6 nights
£580
 
 
Half Term
14 Feb 2015 - 20 Feb 2015
6 night minimum stay
£609
for 6 nights
£710
 
 
Winter
21 Feb 2015 - 27 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Winter
28 Feb 2015 - 3 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
Easter
4 Apr 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
£590
for 7 nights
£590
 
 
Winter
11 Apr 2015 - 17 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,960
for 7 nights
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£280
 

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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Samoens in Flaine - Grand Massif

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , double/twin beds plus bunks
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , bunks
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Large Double Bed , double/twin
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Large Double Bed , double/twin
    Bedroom 9 - 2 Single Bed , bunks
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , double/twin beds plus bunks
  • There are seven en suite bedrooms plus two bunk rooms, with down duvets and cotton linen, most with baths, including a large family suite with balcony
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 16 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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