Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday apartment in Morzine - Apartment 1, Chalet Lucie
Do self catering in style! Gorgeous bespoke open plan living/dining area
Occupying the top two floors of the chalet, with two privately-owned apartments underneath, this stunning luxury self catering duplex apartment is situated on a quiet road on the edge of Morzine. Just 25 minutes walk from the centre of the village, and only 200 metres from the ski bus stop, it is ideally situated for both small groups and families. Access to restaurants, night life and the ski slopes surrounding Morzine is easy, and the chalet benefits from a peaceful location.
Ideally sleeping 8 people self catering, with all bedrooms en-suite and with balconies, this gorgeous chalet was completed in 2008 to a very high specification.
Guests can enjoy breathtaking mountain views from one of the many balconies, or relax in front of the wood fire in the centre of the open plan living area. The interior combines modern luxuries with traditional Savoyard charm, providing a stylish and comfortable ambiance - perfect for socializing after a busy day in the mountains
The four bedrooms are on the entrance level of the apartment. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities and a balcony.
There are stairs up to the stunning top floor, which incorporates the kitchen, dining and living areas plus the pool table.
There are two balconies accessible from the living and dining areas.
There is a secure ski boot room with a heated boot rack close to the front door of the chalet separate to the apartment, where ski boots, skis and snow boards can be stored. This area is ideal for storing bikes in the summer.
The resort in winter:
Morzine is a well-established mountain resort which is ideal for families. Fabulous in winter for skiiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and walking with its traditional atmosphere and gently wooded slopes and massive ski areas - 650 km of pistes in the Portes du Soleil and a further 120km in the Morzine/Les Gets areas.
Ideal skiing for all ages and all standards from beginners to experts with a good choice of ski schools for beginners and those wanting to brush up on their technique.
95 km of varied cross-country trails
Great selection of off-piste skiing
Four terrain parks in Avoriaz, one at Nyon and Les Gets
Excellent choice of mountain restaurants
Lots of scenic walks
Large indoor ice rink with regular ice hockey matches
Outdoor ice rink in the centre of the town
The resort in summer:
Morzine changes in the summer to a flower-bedecked haven for cyclists, mountain bikers, golfers and walkers.
There is a park by the river with a horse riding centre, a keep-fit track and a childrens' play area
Outdoor olympic size swimming pool plus paddling pool and sunbathing area
Tennis, basketball, table tennis, mini-soccer courts
Lac Montriond with canoes, swimming, separate childrens' swimming area, horse rides
Great roads for cycling
Lifts open for mountain bikers and walkers
Fabulous walking area
Childrens' adventure parks
35 minutes from Lac Leman/Lake Geneva at Thonon, with great water parks nearby
40 minutes from Evian on Lac Leman
Access by boat from Thonon to all the resorts around the lake
Morzine is situated 50 miles/80 kms from Geneva airport.
Driving from the UK is easy and straightforward; we regularly drive and it usually takes nine hours including meal/fuel stops from Morzine to Calais - 540 miles/850 kms - a long way but on quiet roads compared to the heavy traffic of the UK.
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- children welcome
About peter trend
We purchased our apartment in Chalet Lucie in December 2010. My wife Sue and I love skiing and snowshoeing in the winter and walking and cycling in the summer; after many years of visiting ski resorts throughout Europe we decided we would like to have our own place where we could stay and our family could visit. We wanted somewhere in a quiet area, big enough for our family, close to the town and the lifts with a bus service so we don't have to drive every day. We wanted easy access to the motorways to enable us to drive from England and close proximity to an international airport. We wanted a resort that offered great skiing but was also attractive in the summer - we think we have the ideal place!
We stay at the apartment several times throughout the year and love being there - it is our second home.
My wife and I often stay there on our own and don't feel it is too big for us, yet when our family visit we don't feel cramped as the living area is so big and the bedrooms all have their own bathrooms.
peter trend purchased this apartment in 2010
Why peter trend chose Morzine
We looked at hundreds of properties for sale in France before deciding on Morzine. We visited in summer and winter to ensure we would be happy there - we fell in love with the town and the surrounding area. We then created a list of what we wanted when we started to look at properties:
4 bedrooms, preferably with bathrooms
Large living area
Good access to the ski slopes
Garden area for summer visits
Not too far from the town centre
Separate space for skis, boots, boards, bikes etc
Our apartment has everything on our list, plus it is modern, light and spacious. It is our dream home!
What makes this apartment unique
Our apartment is 'upside down' - the bedrooms are on the first floor (2 private apartments are underneath) and the living/dining/kitchen area is upstairs on the top floor. The first time we visited and walked upstairs - wow! We wanted to buy it immediately. I still smile every time I walk up the stairs 3 years later! The chalet is on the edge of Morzine in a quiet area, yet the free bus service takes 5 minutes to reach the town centre - we use the bus regularly.
We also walk into town, especially in the summer when we can walk alongside the river.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Everything was excellent, chalet was perfect and more than enough to do in and around Morzine.