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Charming village chambre/table d'hôte - 5* comfort & service in French Alps

Bedrooms 3
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type bed & breakfast


About the property

Chambre&table d'hôte, 1-8p, great Alps location, comfort, service, catering

La Cachette is an authentic alpine chambre & table d'hôte, in the upper and lower ground floors of Chalet la Source, a lovingly restored 18th century village house at 1200m altitude. It can be rented in its entirety (as per this listing) or by room. Sleeps 1-8p.

Excellently located for ski and snowboarding holidays, La Cachette is 5 mins from Sainte Foy, 10 mins from Villaroger - Les Arcs (Paradiski), 10 mins from Tignes Les Brevières (Espace Killy), 20 mins from Val d'Isère village, 20 mins from Tignes le Lac and 25 mins from La Rosière/Italy. The town of Bourg Saint Maurice is 20 mins away. A free shuttle bus goes from the village to Sainte Foy.

The 3 bedrooms, nestled in the heart of the house and furnished with luxury sprung mattresses, almost guarantee a good night's undisturbed sleep. "Berry", a twin or superking room (1-2pp), is on the upper level, with "Lake", a double room (1-2p), and "Leaf", a king double and/or family room (1-4p), on the lower level. They are simply furnished and decorated in soft plaster and wood. The bedding is feather, the linen pure, crisp cotton. Each bedroom has a shower, washbasin and radiator.

Our guests' living area, of about 35m2, is spacious, comfortable and practical. There is a sunny balcony with street access, a comfortable seating area (2 sofas, 2 giant beanbags, a leather armchair, coffee table, WiFi, flat screen+dvd, books, games, films) and a well-equipped kitchenette (microwave, 4-ring hob, fridge, dishwasher, table and chairs). A wood insert stove heats the whole space with beauty. We light the fire for you during the afternoon in winter.

Always included are:

- Breakfast: served in La Cachette at a time of your choosing, with freshly baked baguettes, croissants, organic free-range eggs or organic porridge, a selection of cereals, with organic orange juice, filter coffee and tea.

- Afternoon tea: freshly baked and laid out for your return.

- Linen & towels: in pure cotton.

- Guest slippers.

- Soap & shampoo: organic & artisan.

- Daily cleaning: throughout.

- Daily fire-lighting: each afternoon in the guests' living area.

Optional extras:

Evening meals - choose full dinners or 'take-away' main dishes (brought to you in La Cachette) - giving you freedom to decide the level of catering during your stay. We prepare our meals using fresh, quality, local produce - organic or sustainably farmed wherever possible - and the menu is prepared after discussion with you. The nearest restaurants are in Sainte Foy village and resort.

Ski instruction/guiding - Olivier can add joy and ski technique to your holiday - offering relief from logistics, group coordination, and help with local knowledge, restaurants, gear and discovering new territories! A private instructor can be a surprisingly economical choice and we offer a 5-10% discount on accommodation to guests booking Olivier for 5 (or more) 1/2 or full days.

We are more than happy to help with arrangements for all aspects of your stay, just tell us what you need.

More Details

About Us

Victoria Santé
Chalet La Source, La Thuile
73640 Sainte Foy Tarentaise
VAT Reg No

Ms V Santé
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

About Ms V Santé

I used to be a Londoner but moved here permanently in 2004 after spending a week in Tignes!

Why Ms V Santé chose Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise

La Cachette is a hand-made home, renovated lovingly over time. It is simple, characterful and charming, as well as cosy, comfortable and convenient. The village is peaceful, superbly located close to all the best skiing of the Haute Tarentaise, so you can choose whether to spend your day in Sainte Foy, Val d'Isere & Tignes, Villaroger or La Rosiere/San Bernardo (Italy!). In summer, the mountains are full of wonders and there is a plethora of activities to choose from, all within easy reach.

What makes this bed and breakfast unique

We are a French/English family team offering a warm welcome, a comfortable visit in a peaceful place, and tasty food of good quality. Our in-house ski instructor has a family history in the mountains and a wealth of stories, ideas and contacts. He is available for private lessons and can make a surprisingly economical addition to your holiday, helping with daily planning and logistics to take the headache out of your holiday! With our local knowledge and contacts, you can feel at home at the same time as enjoying a real feeling of being away from home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

In short I would recommend la Cachette as a cosy base for a skiing holiday. We were a group of eight people (three couples, two singles) visiting for a weekend of skiing. The chalet was located very close to the Saint Foy resort, and within easy access ~30 minutes to Val d’Isere. The chalet was very comfortable and ideal for our purposes (essentially a place to sleep, cook and relax after a day on the slopes). It was very clean and well decorated. The lay out of the chalet enabled us, even as a group of eight, to have sufficient space, separation and privacy when required (eg for people resting/going to bed early). Each of the three bedrooms had a good shower so no long waits. There were some extra services provided by the hosts that the made a large difference to our stay. Victoria and her family were welcoming and friendly without being overbearing or intrusive. They provided excellent local knowledge and her husband is a ski instructor, so if anyone required lessons they were available. Some personal touches provided the icing on the cake for the visit. Breakfast in the morning was a good start to the day, and then when we came home after a day on the slopes the fire was lit and burning. In addition, tea and scones were also waiting for us. Combined these made a huge difference to some cold, tired and hungry skiers. If we return to the region we would to stay there again.
Jan 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bed and breakfast in Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise in Savoie

Property Type:
  • bed & breakfast
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Each room has a shower. A separate WC is found on each level.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Room 1 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , shower. Twin or superking sleeps max. 2 persons.
    Room 2 - 1 Double Bed , Shower. Double bed, south-facing window.
    Room 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , King size bed, bunk bed in private niche. Shower. Max 4 pers
  • The bedrooms are all cosy, with their own showers and basins. Berry is a twin or superking room on the same level as the living area. Lake is a double room on the lower floor, with a south-west facing window. Leaf is a king double room on the lower floor, with a high window and a bunk bed suitable for adults or children, in an annex that offers some privacy from the main room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

An absolutely wonderful stay in the French Alps

  • 5 of 5

We (my wife and two children, 5 & 7 along with close friends, husband, wife and two children, 10 & 8) stayed at La Cachette from December 29 through to January 4 and had an absolutely incredible time. Olivier and Victoria were great hosts, super helpful and very enthusiastic about the area, the food, the culture, and most importantly, the skiing! Victoria ensured that we were never hungry, preparing awesome baked goods to find upon our return from the ski hill, along with a roaring fire, and Olivier entertained with great stories from the slopes and tips on where to go the following day. The beds were super comfortable, and despite there being 8 of us in the chalet, there was never a sense of tripping over one another. The kids enjoyed curling up together on sofas and bean bag cushions to watch the Never Ending Story, E.T. and other awesome 80's flicks, it was such a great time! We ate with Victoria and Olivier twice including NYE and she prepared a meal for us for take away, each time was superb and well worth it, in addition to presenting an excellent opportunity to immerse ourselves in local cuisine.

Val d'Isere and Tignes are a short but stunning 20 minute drive up the mountain from the chalet, a car is necessary at this chalet and well worth using to explore some of the neighbouring towns and villages in the valley on a possible day off.

Thank you thank you Victoria and Olivier, we had a wonderful stay and you were both so incredibly helpful, we would not hesitate to recommend this chalet to anyone, I can't say enough great things about it.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to you all for such a lovely review! We were so pleased you chose, coming from so far, to stay with us - it is an awesome trust and privilege. We enjoyed your visit very much and would love to see you if you should pass this way again - to stay, or for a coffee! Thank you Victoria & Olivier
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Un bijou dans une cachette !

  • 5 of 5

Samedi 5 mars 2015. Notre semaine de vacances se termine. Cette " cachette" tout confort est un petit bijou où l'on se sent si bien ! Le salon, les chambres avec leurs douches respectives , le coin cuisine, la cheminée ... Tout est organisé pour que l'on se sente chez soi, chacun ayant son intimité , avec un accueil chaleureux de Victoria et Olivier ( fin cuisinier!) , aussi discrets qu'efficaces. Ce sont des hôtes merveilleux qui ont fait de notre séjour un moment inoubliable . Idéalement situé par rapport aux stations de ski ( à 6 minutes en voiture ou en navette gratuite de la station la plus proche !) , la Cachette est également l'endroit parfait ( et toujours impeccable, le ménage étant fait quotidiennement en notre absence!) pour se reposer après l'effort devant un bon feu de cheminée et un délicieux goûter ,chaque jour différent , préparé par Victoria . Nous y retournerons avec un immense plaisir !

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Authentic Chalet Experience

  • 5 of 5

Vicky & Olivier were such fantastic hosts and offer a beautifully cosy chalet with some amazing Savoie food and wine coupled with insider knowledge money cannot buy. I can't wait to go again!

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family ski-ing holiday at La Cachette

  • 5 of 5

Victoria and Olivier provided us with a wonderful welcome at their lovely spacious and beautifully furnished chalet in the Tarantaise Valley. It was the perfect spot to explore all of the great ski areas the valley has to offer. The chalet was charming, very comfortable for our family of 2 adults and 3 teenagers and the Hypnos beds were absolute heaven to sleep in! The children loved Victoria's home made cakes that were waiting for them on their return from the slopes! We chose to share a number of meals with Victoria and Olivier. They were the perfect hosts. Wonderful local food and great company. Olivier also took us all ski-ing as a family for 3 days combining a mixture of lessons and ski-guiding to explore the great variety of resorts that are on offer. Olivier has an absolute passion for the mountains and the children loved ski-ing with him. We so enjoyed our week at La Cachette and very much hope to return next year. Thank you Victoria and Olivier.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing, Exceeded all expectations

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel extremely welcome. The apartment is very tastefully furnished and so comfortable (especially the 5* beds), coming back to a lit fire and homemade treats at the end of a busy day on the slopes was fantastic. Freshly baked croissants, home made conserves for breakfast and locally sourced delicious evening meals on some evenings were all superb. No snow Ste Foy was no problem - Olivier and Vicky had us sorted with Ski hire and passes for Espace Killy within hours of our arrival and that was where we spent the week. We skied with Olivier - his instruction for all of us perfect, his extensive experience and patience meant that we all progressed much more than we expected.

The real beauty of this holiday was the access to local knowledge, had we stayed anywhere else we may have been stuck with a snow free Christmas but Olivier an Vicky ensured that we got as much out of the holiday as was possible. While other people were stuck in 10 mile traffic jams trying to get out of the resorts, we were drinking local wine accompanied by local cheeses and of course the entertainment of Oliviers "confessions of a ski instructor". Recommendations for places to eat were also always spot on. We are already planning our trip for next year and hope to make use of the opportunity to ski in several of the local resorts with Olivier. Thank you both.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all your kind words! We really enjoyed your visit and really look forward to seeing you next year. Warmest regards Victoria
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Better than hoped for -a real gem

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was beautiful and bigger than we expected. Both Vicky and Olivier made us feel very welcome and the food and Oliviers local wines were amazing. We loved the skiing at Sainte Foy but really enjoyed our evenings round the fire playing games too. Ate one evening at Chez Merie which was brilliant and also had pizza takeaway - also great. A fab time !

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are really delighted that you were pleased with La Cachette and we thank you for being lovely guests. Warmest regards Victoria
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Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Sainte Foy village and resort
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Bourg St Maurice
Nearest Motorway
70 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Sainte Foy village or resort
Nearest Ski
2 Kilometres
Sainte Foy village and resort
Car: recommended


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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £302.93

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We welcome questions and feedback.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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