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TRADITIONAL CHALET IN THE SKI VILLAGE,CHATEL. FANTASTIC MOUNTAIN VIEWS

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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TRADITIONAL CHALET IN THE SKI VILLAGE,CHATEL. FANTASTIC MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday chalet in Chatel - Chalet Les Clarines

Detached chalet, 3 floors - 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 8 to 10

Chalet Les Clarines is a traditional alpine chalet, with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious living area. The first floor boasts a modern open plan kitchen, dining table and a large sofa in front of an open fire. Two sets of double doors open onto a large L-shaped, south-facing balcony - which skirts its way round two sides of the building. You’ll see the breathtaking views for yourself as the sun creeps up over the valley in the morning.

On the second floor are four bedrooms - two with double beds and their own balcony, and two with 3 x single beds in each. There’s also a bathroom on this floor with a toilet, sink and bath/shower.

The ground floor has shower room (with a toilet), as well as plenty of storage space for skis, toboggans and other equipment. If a day in the mountains hasn’t worn you out enough, there’s even table-tennis to pass the time while the fondue's on the stove upstairs.

Winter: Châtel has an extensive ski area with runs to suit skiers and boarders of all abilities.

The whole village is served by a free ski-bus which gives easy access to ski lifts.

The resort is also part of the vast Portes du Soleil domain - the largest international linked ski area in the world with over 650 km of varied terrain spread across eight French and four Swiss resorts. This gives skiers and boarders an almost endless choice of runs on their doorstep

Summer: Although famous as a winter destination, Châtel is also a very popular mountain bike resort with the ski lifts opening between June and September for cyclists. Other attractions over the summer months include numerous activities such as windsurfing and sailing (on nearby Lake Geneva), white-water rafting, kayaking, paragliding, walking or simply relaxing in the sun.

More activities also include the Fantasticable, a zip-line extending between two mountain peaks, spanning the valley of pre-la-joux, over the ski lifts and the restaurants at Plaine Dranse.

In August, Chatel celebrates both the Fete St Laurent and the Fete Belle Dimanche. St laurent is the patron saint of Chatel and the village assumes a carnival atmosphere with floats and live entertainment. Belle Dimanche is the farmers tribute to the 'beautiful Sunday' and is held up in the Plaine Dranse area up from the ski lift Pierre Long.

Trips out and about: Situated between Paris and the Côte d’Azur, on the border with both Switzerland and Italy, and offering access to two international airports (Lyon and Geneva), impressive rail connections and a vast motorway network, the Rhône-Alpes region is at 'the crossroads of Europe'.

From here you have a choice of two international airports - Geneva and Lyon. Lake Geneva, or Lac Leman as it's called by the French is less than an hour away. You can visit the spa town of Evian and sample the famous water direct from the mountain source and maybe take a boat trip across Lale Geneva to the north side of the lake to Lausanne, a medieval town with Gothic cathedrals, Musée de l'Art Brut and the Olympics museum. At one end of this vast expanse of water is Geneva, one of the worlds most chic and cosmopolitan cities. Home to the world's tallest fountain, hundreds of world headquarters and some of the best Gastro experiences available. At the other end can be found Monthey and it's famous jazz festival.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since 2011
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Speaks English, French

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Traditional Chalet in the ski village,Chatel. Fantastic mountain views
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Traditional Chalet in the ski village,Chatel. Fantastic mountain views
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Chatel Portes du Soleil area
5

Lovely homely chalet with stunning views!

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed in this lovely chalet in February, primarily to go skiing. However, although there is great skiing in the area, with ski-hire shops nearby and a really short drive or easy bus to the slopes, I think it is important to highlight how nice it is to spend time in the chalet itself!

The afternoon sun shines into the main living room (and onto the balcony if its warm enough!), perfect to relax after a hard day on the slopes. With a warming open log fire and lovely little homely touches, you can fully relax here.

The kitchen has all you need- including a raclette machine!! But it's also only a ten minute stroll into the center of Chatel, where there is a range of restaurants and cafes. Chatel retains a local traditional feel despite the influx of visitors for the skiing.

A gem of a place that I highly recommend.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traditional Chalet in the ski village,Chatel. Fantastic mountain views
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Chatel Portes du Soleil area
5

A Fantastic family Chalet

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed here with another family. The Chalet was extremely spacious and very homely. We have stayed in many chalets over the years but in terms of value for money, space and comfort this was one of the best. Forget your pokey bedrooms and cramped living space. This chalet has space a plenty and the fittings are hig quality. We loved the downstairs shower room and the wrap around balcony. Despite being worried about not being ski in ski out the bus service was excellent and only took minutes to get to the centre of the resort. Throughout the booking process the owners were exceedingly helpful and knowledgeable. all in all a fantastic chalet with an amazing view of the resort. Would recommend for large families or two familes sharing ( as we did) 9/10
  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traditional Chalet in the ski village,Chatel. Fantastic mountain views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p865780
+44 -0208 9432737
Chatel Portes du Soleil area
5

Chalet Clarines, a true beauty product!

  • 5 out of 5
What a wonderful week we have just had at the Chalet during half term, perfect for two families. We enjoyed it so much that we have already booked for next year!
The owner couldn't have been more helpful, lots of details and advice given and very easy location to get to.

The bus stops really nearby so some of us used the car others used the bus to get to our ski lessons and about the town.

Chalet details: Four bedrooms, two with double beds and two with single beds. Clean and fresh bed linen and wonderfully clean and modern bathrooms. Dining area accommodated all ten of us and the kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed, including a kettle and coffee machine and thankfully a dishwasher!

Plenty of wood for the log fire and heating very efficient. Great space downstairs to dry out the wet ski kit and boots and enjoy playing table tennis!

W used Ski hire 2 u .com to supply our skis and boots which was great as we were able to enjoy a glass of wine, in the basement, whilst being fitted out, no queuing and waiting in the shop!.

If you are looking for a comfy, clean, well located, warm, friendly chalet to hire then Clarines is for you! I would absolutely recommend it to all!
  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traditional Chalet in the ski village,Chatel. Fantastic mountain views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p865780
+44 -0208 9432737
Chatel Portes du Soleil area
5

Chalet Clarines - Excellent!!

  • 5 out of 5
We were a group of 10 friends that just returned from a stay in Chalet Clarines, Chatel. We've been going skiing around the region for many years. However, this was the first time we stayed there and had been the best chalet experience we've had by far. The place was very spacious, clean, contained high spec utensils, good value for money, close to town and generally a very pleasant place to be. The owner was also very helpful throughout the booking process and provided valuable information regarding the locality, the chalet, transport etc. Would highly recommend the place to anyone young or old. We will surely be returning there for many years to come.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traditional Chalet in the ski village,Chatel. Fantastic mountain views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p865780
+44 -0208 9432737
Chatel Portes du Soleil area
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5

Fantastic Chalet, ideal location

  • 5 out of 5
After much deliberating, we had chosen location for our annual skiing holiday and next step was to find accommodation. As a group of 7 adults & a baby this would have to suit the needs of both the skiers and the walkers amongst us. After much trolling through websites we found this chalet, it was within budget and looked ideal. After a couple of fantastically informative conversations with the owner the decision was made to ‘just book it’ so we did and so glad we did.
The information received prior to departure was just right, enough detail in the directions and info on what was provided at the chalet. Any additional questions we had as we were travelling for our first abroad holiday with our 12 month old daughter were quickly answered.
As another reviewer has written the chalet really did feel like a home from home. The bookshelf was full; there were basics in the kitchen to help for that first night meal and ample room in each of the bed rooms – including enough hooks to hang the skiing gear up after a long day on the slopes!!
With 3 WC’s and 2 bathrooms there was never a queue for the loo and the nightlight on the landing a genius idea for the ‘older’ members of our party to find their way! The open plan living area was ample for us and gave our daughter plenty of space to practice her toddling skills; plenty of sofa space and enough room round the table for the ‘family’ evening meal. Unfortunately we did not have the opportunity to sample the open-wood fire or the table tennis table in the basement.
Location was fantastic, the bus stop was either 100 metres down the road or similar up the road, you could walk to one of the chair lifts and due to excellent conditions the skiers managed to ski back to the chalet on a couple of occasions. Being at the top of the village we had the sun for the best part of the day and the balconies were a wonderful suntrap – even in January! The village itself was either a 20 minute meander or a 5 min bus ride away.
Overall, the Chalet is a brilliant base for both those just relaxing as well as the adventurous, reasonably priced and we would definitely stay there again – be it winter or summer.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traditional Chalet in the ski village,Chatel. Fantastic mountain views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p865780
+44 -0208 9432737
Chatel Portes du Soleil area
5

Home from home!

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at this homely chalet during February half-term. Waking up to wonderful views over Chatel and the valley certainly inspired us to go skiing. We decided to access the ski lifts by car but the regular and free ski bus stops about 50 metres down the road and is very convenient if you don't want to drive. We really enjoyed the huge variety of skiing and the opportunity to ski into Switzerland! Les Clarines is a perfect base for this and we always looked forward to the evenings when we could sit in front of the open log fire. All the facilities you need are in the chalet and it was warm with plenty of hot water.

We have no hesitation in recommending the chalet as a great place to stay and we will definitely be returning soon.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2011
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Arc en ciel, Petit Chatel
Nearest Ferry
830 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
Aigle, Switzerland
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Monthey, Switzerland
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Arc en ciel
Nearest Ski
600 Metres
Barboissine
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
THonon-le -Bains (Lake Beach)
Car: recommended

Chatel sits on the border of the French/Swiss Alps, midway between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, in the heart of the largest Ski resort in Europe - the Portes du Soleil. One of the most picturesque ski stations in the area, Chatel is just 80 min. from Geneva airport and linked into the other popular ski areas of Avoriaz, Morzine, Champery, Morgins and Les Gets. Lifts in the Port du Soleil operate all year round, making Chatel a popular destination for winter skiing, but also for mountain biking, cycling and walking enthusiasts during the summer months.

Chalet Les Clarines sits above the main Chatel town, and along with breathtaking views of Abondance Valley, it makes the most of the alpine sunshine before it sets over Mont De Grange opposite. To get into the ski system in the morning - a free shuttle bus stops 100m up the road. From here you have a choice of four lift locations from which to start your day – the nearest one at just 600m away.

Ski: Chatel is in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski - the largest ski area in Europe. This area links 12 ski stations with 650 km of pistes (including 10 snow parks) and caters for all abilities. With about 200 lifts in total, spread over 14 valleys and about 400 square miles, Portes du Soleil ranks among the two largest ski areas in the world (the other being Les Trois Vallees). As with many other Alpine ski resorts, the lower slopes of the Portes du Soleil have snow-making facilities to extend the skiable season by keeping the lower slopes open during the warmer months.

Although not a ski-to-door, getting into the ski system from Chalet Les Clarines is easy. A free shuttle bus stops 100m up the road, and will link you into the Porte du soleil via Super Châtel, perfect for Blue/ Green slope beginners or Linga/Pre La Joux, offering far more challenging Red/Black slopes with tremendous off-piste.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday chalet in Chatel, Portes du Soleil area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
off season
4 Oct 2014 - 12 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
€900
for 7 nights
€900
 
 
pre christmas
13 Dec 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
for 7 nights
€1,200
 
 
christmas/noel
20 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,200
for 7 nights
€2,200
 
 
winter low
3 Jan 2015 - 16 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
for 7 nights
€1,200
 
 
winter season
17 Jan 2015 - 6 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
for 7 nights
€1,400
 
 
winter high
7 Feb 2015 - 13 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,900
for 7 nights
€1,900
 
 
winter peak
14 Feb 2015 - 20 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,200
for 7 nights
€2,200
 
 
winter high
21 Feb 2015 - 6 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,900
for 7 nights
€1,900
 
 
winter season
7 Mar 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
for 7 nights
€1,400
 
 
Easter/Paques
28 Mar 2015 - 17 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,800
for 7 nights
€1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €250
Notes Flexible on change over day -please ask. We will take long weekend bookings on occasions -so please ask.
Rental includes provision of bedding and towels and cleaning after your stay.
A non - refundable deposit of 30% is required to secure the booking with the balance payable 4 weeks before arrival.
A security deposit of 250 Euro (£200) is required (payable with the balance payment)
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Chatel in Portes du Soleil area

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed
  • There is a travel cot at the chalet. Please let us know if you would like to use it. There is also a high-chair.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
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