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Idyllic mountain views, peaceful, wood-fired hot tub, tree house = Alpine bliss!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Charming, cosy, chalet, Close to Geneva 50 mins, from Wifi to warm log fires.

Quick Summary:

• truly peaceful and tranquil location, on a short track off the road to the ski resort Praz de Lys Sommand

• cosy log fires and underfloor heating throughout

• Chalet Le Moulin has a new kitchen with granite surfaces, quality modern appliances, luxury bathrooms, all renovated in a "wood & stone" chalet style

• from Geneva Airport to Chalet Le Moulin is 50 mins

• secluded south facing balcony with spectacular views

• an exceptionally pretty and family friendly village ski resort - with 60km of georgeous skiing trails and 24 ski lifts, suitable for all abilities

• located at the heart of the North Alps ski area, equally suited for to the Portes du Soleil and Grand Massif resorts, Les Gets with Morzine and Morillon and Samoens are all accessible in under 20 minutes.

• rented direct from us the owners - we can help you have a great holiday!

• price fully inclusive of all cleaning, linen, firewood and fluffy towels

In the summer, you can walk from the chalet door. There are hiking trails across the mountains with spectacular views, gushing streams and cliff caves. You can walk past timeless Alpine Chalet farms that are still making reblouchon cheese and in late spring alpine meadows are crammed with flowers.

Are you looking for a romantic chalet with wood fires but all the modern luxuries like Wifi and underfloor heating throughout? Chalet Le Moulin is perfectly located high up the mountain on the way to our twin ski resorts of Praz de Lys - Sommand. The chalet is exclusively situated to enjoy stunning views over the valley across to the mountain tops and has all the peace and serenity you could every wish for! Our village is truly family friendly, offering a delightful 60km of high snow runs linked by 24 lifts but with skiing for all levels. It is renowned by local French and Swiss for its Alpine beauty, including majestic pine forests and spectacular mountain tops. Here you can avoid the crowds and clamour of our overdeveloped neighbours of Les-Gets/Morzine and Samoens/Flaine.

So come and breathe some fresh air, whether to ski or just simply relax and enjoy the peace

More about the skiing and surrounding ski resorts:

The chalet sits high above the village of Mieussy on the way its own ski resort of Praz de Lys - Sommand. Its just a few minutes drive further to park next to chair lifts that start at a high altitude of 1510m. Here the snow is already crisp and pillowy with soaring pine forests and open meadows. Next to the lifts are nursery slopes for beginers and ski schools and also lots of cross country trails. This magnificent setting make the resort a special place much sought after by cross country and back country skiers as well as families who require skiing at all levels. Its natural Alpine beauty at its best - unspoilt.

Our village of Mieussy lies in the famous Samoens/Les Gets valley, the chalet is a 14 minutes drive up to Sommand and Praz de Lys. But equally the chalet door is less than 20 minutes drive from the chairlifts of the famous ski villages of Morillion/Samoens and Les Get/Morzine. All 4 villages link up with many other resorts and its possible to ski all day and right over into Switzerland, without backtracking. Its so big you will never get round it all !

But it's not all about the skiing. Chalet Le Moulin has a special quiet peace. It's somewhere you can breathe deeply fresh alpine air, and have space to enjoy time with your family and friends.

Instead for a change of scene, explore the village winter markets and family events in the surrounding villages. For more sophisticated glamour, we are just a short hop to either the bright lights of Geneva or the lakeside magic of Annecy (which is our favourite day away from the slopes)

Do you want to escape the hubbub of a crowded ski resort with all its noisy bars and impersonal tourism? Find instead some natural peace, open views and quiet winter forests. Be high up on a south facing mountain, with old farm chalets and walking trails from your chalet door. This is a tranquil paradise, away from busy roads and somewhere your children can play and explore safely, meadows and forest in the summer or winter.

When the snows are deep, its easy to hire some snow shoes in the village and enjoy the white beauty of the trails. It’s straight from the pages of Narnia and an experience you wont forget.

More Details

Nigel and Irene
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

About Nigel and Irene

Irene is a school teacher in Edinburgh and Nigel works in IT management. We have three wonderful girls, ages 16,14 and 11. Here we are in our resort Praz des Lys-Sommand above the clouds at 6,500 feet.

Nigel and Irene purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Nigel and Irene chose Praz de Lys area

Chalet Le Moulin is a classic French log chalet, set high up the mountain with spectacular views, its own adjacent pine trees and surrounding meadows. Just above is our village ski resort. We think our village has the prettiest skiing in the French Alps! Its uncrowded and family friendly - here you will not get knocked over by rude 20 somethings from Northern Europe. Slopes are much less crowded, with long blissful ski trails and plenty of challenging runs at all levels. This is the secret resort where the local French and Swiss from Geneva go!

In the spring and summer it turns into magnificent green Alpine 'Heidi' country. Distant cowbells float up on the warm air as background music. The chalet is 50 minutes from the borders of Switzerland or Italy. Its perfect for exploring the Alps and lakes. The nearby lake town of Annecy is the single place that polled highest amonst French people for where most French people would like to move to if they could.

What makes this chalet unique

A peaceful hideaway. Romantic chalet charm with wood fires and luxury furnishings and fittings. Chalet Le Moulin faces south across the valley with views that inspire calm and serenity. From the door there are hiking trails across the mountains with spectacular views, gushing streams and cliff caves. You can walk past timeless Alpine Chalet farms, still making reblouchon cheese and in late spring the meadows are crammed with flowers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Juste une pensée pour vous afin de vous remercier...toute notre famille a profité pleinement du calme et de l ambiance très cosy de votre chalet... Malgré le temps nous avons pu skier quelques jours au col de Sommand...une station familiale très accueillante...

Nous vous souhaitons a notre tour un très agréable séjour et une année 2013 remplie de petits et grands bonheurs...



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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Mieussy in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • en suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , adjacent to master bedroom
    Separate toilet - Toilet
    family bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , a further WC is next door and further ensuite below
  • The master bedroom has its own new bathroom with glass and river stones, glass bowl sink, stone and rainfall shower. The glass bowl sink rests on an antique customised wooden dresser, and wall mounted WC. On the middle floor we have a new large family bathroom, with double natural stone sinks, thermostatic rain shower, hand shower, thermostatic controlled bath taps and WC. There is a child safe wall mounted hair dryer. Another separate WC room is also on the middle floor. The is a separate laundry room on ground floor with a new large washing machine, tumble dryer and warm air boot dryer - useful if your children come back with wet boots at the end of a days skiing or hiking.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Own ensuite shower room, and access to terrace garden.
    2nd double bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , view south to mountains, door to mezzanine
    3rd bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 2 single beds, view south to mountains, door to mezzanine
    mezzanine with alcove double bed - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 extra floor mattresses available.
  • On the top third floor we have two double bedrooms each with spectacular south facing views out over the valley. Both rooms lead out to the mezzanine with views down to the sitting room below. The master bedroom with en-suite are on the ground floor. They have access to the main terrace via French windows. For extra guests, the mezzanine has a double sofa bed and there are also two further standard sized mattresses ideal for children. There is also a travel cot and bedding. We use high quality 100% cotton linen on all our beds. Throughout the chalet we also use natural fabrics and fibres wherever possible. All bedrooms are furnished in bespoke wood furniture made by local craftsmen and some selected antique/period furniture. Ecologically, we use firewood harvested from our own surrounding forest. We kindly ask guests to recycle as much as possible to the village recycling bins. There is underfloor electric heating throughout and wall radiators each with a thermostat.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
On the top/third floor there is a new flat screen TV+DVD player for children and a library of DVDs. There is a balcony view down to the sitting room below. The master bedroom has its own TV + DVD player. The main sitting room is airy with a double height to the chalet roof, a Swedish log fireplace that can be closed/opened for safety, a separate dining area, and a door through to the fully equipped and newly renovated kitchen. The kitchen has granite surfaces and new appliances. There is a wood burning stove with oven that lets you cook and heat the chalet using wood direct from our own trees, adding to the chalet’s Eco-credentials. A door from here leads to the sun-trap dining balcony which has its own teak dining table. The chalet has underfloor heating throughout and a backup of wall heaters in all rooms.


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Idyllic mountain views, peaceful, wood-fired hot tub, tree house = Alpine bliss!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Most beautiful house & location!!

  • 5 of 5

Yet another wonderful get-away. Thanks so much to nigel and irene for all their hospitality and advice!!!Can't believe my eyes when i get up in the morning and see that stunning view. Hope to be back very soon :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Beautiful spot, friendly and very helpful hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay here, the views really blew us away. Very quiet and peaceful place, we enjoyed many hikes including the ones right from our door. Thanks again to nigel and irene for making our holiday such a hassle-free experience!! :-) George & janet

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Very quite. A special place

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Einer der schönsten Urlaube, die wir bisher hatten

  • 5 of 5

Das war einer der schönsten Urlaube, die wir bisher verbracht haben. Das Haus hat eine ganz tolle, sehr ruhige Lage mit großartigem Ausblick. Es ist unheimlich liebevoll und umfassend eingerichtet. Durch das wunderschöne Baumhaus und sehr viele Spielmöglichkeiten im Haus und um das Haus herum (z.B. die liebe- und fantasievoll gestaltete Schatzsuche, Dart, Tischtennisplatte) wurde es auch unserem Sohn nie langweilig. Wir fanden bei unserer Ankunft sogar einen schön geschmückten natürlichen Weihnachtsbaum vor. Auch das restliche Haus war schön geschmückt, so dass man sich sofort wie zu Hause fühlen konnte. Die Umgebung ist ganz toll dazu geeignet, immer etwas neues zu unternehmen und zu entdecken, so dass uns während unseres zweiwöchigen Aufenthalts nie langweilig wurde. Bei Rückfragen war der Kontakt zu den Vermietern sehr unkompliziert, schnell und freundlich. Wir können das Haus uneingeschränkt empfehlen und kommen auch gern nochmal wieder.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Chocolate box chalet that's scrummy enough to fall in love with.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at le chalet moulin on route back from our Spanish home heading for Calais. In January 2017 Our search was simply for a chalet, away from crowds, totally peaceful and just a short drive to any ski lift. We found it here at chalet moulin.

It snowed the days before we arrived so the Drive through the woods on the track was awesome. Ours at the time were the only ones visible.

Once inside the fires were quickly lit using logs from the conveniently stacked pile by the door. It quickly took hold and along with the underfloor heating we were very warm and cosy.

I liked the fact that we could see the twinkling lights of the village lower in the valley and yet had no desire or need to close any curtains. Also the stack of games supplied took us back to squabbling children insisting it was each of us who won.

The kitchen, well what can I say. I loved it. I felt at home with the log oven and the ray of pans and pots were perfect for any dish we rustled up. All ingredients from the nearby supermarket which in itself was a joy to walk round. Meats all looked good and fresh along with its array of vegetables.

The beds were comfy and we chose the downstairs four poster which was huge.

We didn't use any of the tv or DVD which were supplied but chose to spend our evening chatting and sampling the local wines ( well recommended)

The ski resorts, and we changed each day we're all very different from Les Gets being very popular and busy to Sameons which was very quiet. It is difficult to chose my favourite, I loved them all. No queues but that was because it was January...very quiet.

Our hosts Nigel was attentive and informative, he clearly wants his guests to feel at home. He relayed snippets of useful informations.

Internet..was even faster than mine here in rural Shropshire.

We didn't use the hot tub but I guess that was pure idleness on our part.

On the whole I would love to take my grandsons, they could explore safety both the woods, area and the tree house, non of which we did due to the snow depth.

If your happy to drive to the slopes, or want peace and quiet then you won't go far wrong to choose chalet moulin

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christine, Thank you so much for such a beautifully lyrical review that captures perfectly both the unique "getaway from it all experience" and also the warmy cosy feeling of our Alpine ski chalet. We have lots of lovely reviews from people who find the chalet a special experience but none are quite so lovely - so glad you enjoyed it. And we would love to meet you someday. Nigel
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Lovely Characterful Ski chalet - home from home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for New Year and had a great time despite the lack of snow! Thankfully the chalet was so comfortable and such a nice place to be otherwise I think we would have been more disappointed about the snow conditions. The chalet was more a family home than just ski accommodation with lots of extras that make all the difference; raclette machine, crepe machine, sledges, wood burning stove (with endless supply of wood), cookery books and a very well equipped kitchen to name a few. We especially liked the alternative hot tub which is heated by lighting a wood fire! Handy to have a teenager to keep the fire stoked but really only took a few hours to heat up. Amazing place to welcome in the New Year - in the hot tub with a glass of Bubbly! Good location to ski different resorts but a car is essential. Would love to return, hopefully with better skiing next time! Thank you Nigel and Irene for all the information, advice and for taking the time to ensure that we had a good holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Geneva Airport 50 mins
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Morillon Lake 15 mins, Lake Geneva 40 mins
Car: necessary

Visit www.ChaletLeMoulin.co.uk for our website with more photos and information. Also www.ChaletLeMoulin.com

Our own village ski resort has fabulous skiing, on unspoiled runs that spread out over several mountain sides (50km of runs) and forest trails and beg to be discovered. This is family friendly skiing, but offering a range of levels, in an extensive uncrowded resort, Sommand, which is linked through to the high altitude resort of Praz des Lys. Skiing starts at 1511m altitude so the snow is always crispy compared to the lower surrounding villages.

However we are also surrounded by a huge and bewildering choice of other village ski resorts, including the Portes du Soleil & Grand Massif. The Portes du Soleil covers twelve ski resorts and is perhaps the largest area of linked skiing in the Europe, if not the world, starting with Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz.

The Grand Massif region has 5 linked resorts with Morillon, Samoens, Flaines, Les Carroz, Sixt

Both these regions are accessible in only 15 minutes from our village.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Mieussy, Haute-Savoie

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2017 Christmas week
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 New Year week
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 January Narnia
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2018 Feb Holidays
3 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 Sunny March
24 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
May holiday W/E 2-person
5 May 2018 - 7 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2018 Summer Mountain
26 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 Christmas Week
21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2019 Happy New Year week
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2019 JanuaryWinter Wonderland
5 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2019 Feb Holidays
2 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

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