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Beautifully Converted Farmhouse In Idyllic setting

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,743 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom House, Sleeps 10, Ideally Placed For Summer And Winter


Le Touyot is a spacious 4 bedroom property that comprises half of a 19th centuary savoyard farmhouse. The beautifully converted house nestles at the foot of the mountains in the Giffre Valley in the hamlet of Sougey, 3km from the medieval town of Samoens and the main ski lift into the Grand Massif Skiing area. The open plan ground floor has 1 metre thick stone walls with internal wooden cladding. A spacious living area has an enormous comfy corner sofa that all guests can collapse into at the end of the day in front of a woodburner. The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of workspace and the dining area has a large oak table that seats up to 12 guests.

The down stairs WC has storage space for drying ski boots, gloves and helmets. Skis can be stored in the ancient stone cellar (which is unheated) which is reached by external stone steps next to the front door.

Wooden stairs lead from the living area to the first floor with 2 bedrooms and a seperate WC - one twin bedroom and one larger bedroom with 2 twin beds and bunk beds with balconies looking over the garden and the mountains.

The main bathroom has a large walk in shower and mountain views through the window as you relax in a huge sunken bath.

The top floor has 2 further double bedrooms and a shower room and WC. The main bedroom on this floor has a balcony with glorious mountain views. The second double room with mountain views to the rear has an additional cabin bed under the eaves.

Outside is a patio area and sunny open garden with stairs down to the cellar where bicycles and garden furniture are kept for guest use.

More Details

Bernie Lock
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Bernie Lock

We are an English couple from Worcestershire who love to holiday in Samoens.

Bernie Lock purchased this house in 2010

Why Bernie Lock chose Samoëns

We fell in love with the beautiful Giffre Valley the moment we saw it and never left it while we were searching for a holiday home that would give us summer and winter benefits in equal measure. We wanted somewhere with character rather than the 'standard chalet' and were so delighted to find Le Touyot, full of old charm and spacious rooms that we have upgraded to provide modern comfort and amenities.

What makes this house unique

Le Touyot has space, charm, comfort and beautiful views with the benefit of feeling rural, being tucked away in a little hamlet but only an easy 5 minute drive in to the town and the main ski lift. In fact our children can text us from the top of the final lift and by the time they are down we are there to pick them up!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Samoëns in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1743 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms, one with WC and 2 seperate WCs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 4 Single Bed , 2 twin beds, 2 bunk beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
You will be welcomed and shown round by our local representatives, Jasper and Miriam, who also provide an on call service for any problems and emergencies.


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Beautifully Converted Farmhouse In Idyllic setting
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Excellent Ski Chalet

  • 5 of 5

We booked the Chalet for a group of 9, it was well equipped and provided easy access to the Ski Bus to the Grand Massif Express. Warm to return to with good showers and bath.

Paul and Hazel

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We arrived to find a wonderful house in a truly idyllic setting . The house was large , very warm and comfortable. I was part of a large group ,and so was delighted with the layout.A spacious comfortable lounge with kitchen diner attached.Perfect for a large group. We had use of the DVD in the evenings , sitting in front of the homely wood burning stove.

The bedrooms were comfortable and warm.

There were ample utensils for cooking for a large group, and we were all able to sit comfortably around the table.

Sameons was a beautiful town a 5 minute drive from the house. It was lively with a good selection of bars and restaurants. There were excellent supermarkets for when we catered for ourselves.

The skiing was wonderful , and I would be delighted to return again , and return in the summer when there seems plenty to do.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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characteristic house with lots of space

  • 5 of 5

Location: 3 km (5 min drive) from the lift that brings you to Samoens 1600. Next to a ski-bus stop. Along a quiet authentic road with nice old farm houses.

House: Spacious. Suits a group of 12 people quite well. Kitchen is equiped with everyting you need. Large table for 12 people. Nice to make your fire, wood is available for free.

We missed a room to dry all your ski-equipment. So we left the skies outside and the boots in the living room.

Shower caused leackage, we had a few powercuts. But the landlord reacted adequate and we judged these as minor inconveniences. Don't expect a perfect house; expect a house with surprises: 1000 books, loads of games etc.

Our youngest childres loved to play in the snow on the slope at the backside of the house; that was as much fun for them as skiing.

We usually dont go twice to the same destination, but can recommend this house.

It is quite busy up in Samoens 1600, so we advise you to use alternatives to enter the Grand Massive ski area also: drive to Morillon, Vercland or Sixt (quite small, but nice for an afternoon). All are reachable within 10-20 min. You can also use these as endpoints of the day and take the ski-bus to your car or directly to the house.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great venue for a ski trip

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, warm, well equipped chalet with room for 8. Short drive to the ski lift and easy access to the village and amenities with some good restaurants for those not in to self catering. Looking forward to a return trip.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

Used for 4 days walking in the mountains, this place is 3 mins drive / 15 min walk from the main village of Samoens and great for peace and quiet, with access to the surrounding mountains straight out of the door. We did a gruelling jaunt up to the Criou and back also walked along the nearby river to Sixt, viewing the spectacular gorge cutting through the rock on the way. A short drive took us to the Fer a Cheval at the end of the valley with waterfalls and amazing views with rope bridges across the several rivers. One evening we walked into the village and had a v. nice meal in the "Monde a l'Envers" restaurant - excellent cocktails and superb cuisine !

The house was just as described - we were a group of 4, but you could easily host a big group here. Loads of bedrooms, big kitchen table and big, squashy sofa next to the fire. The owners are really friendly and so was their "man on the ground" who is an English guy who moved to the area years ago and made us all feel welcome.

The kitchen was well equipped - we never ran short of plates, knives or forks, had the all-important dishwasher and a washing machine. Even came with a fondue pot which we made good use of one evening. Living room has a huge, comfy sofa which was great to collapse on after a long days walk and a big open fire which we never used as it was quite warm, but could imagine this would be very comforting on a cold winters evening.

Upstairs, two further floors contain the bedrooms which were comfortable with good mattresses and clean, fresh bedding. The main bathroom had a nice, large and modern walk in shower plus a big sunken bath (didn't try this out, but would be a must in the right company !).

Must also mention the huge collection of books and games (good if you are ever kept indoors) plus big TV/DVD. Mostly we just used the WiFi however, as we weren't really in the house for long periods in the day.

All in all, I'd really recommend this place if you want to get away from all the noise, yet still remain connected with civilisation.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent 'home from home' in a perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

Le Touyot is a very substantial and traditionally built farmhous, set in the green valley floor just along from the picturesque village of Samoen.

We loved the open plan downstairs, with a large lounge area and huge comfy sofa - just what we needed to flop on with a glass of wine after several great days walking high in the mountains.

The house was excellently equipped with all the kitchen equipment you could wish for - including a fondue set which turned a meal into a whole evening's entertainment!

The bedrooms and bathrooms were large and spotlessly clean, with high quality towels and linen in each room. Excellent walk-in showers and a sunken bath - where you could watch the last rays of the sun slowly ascending the side of the valley.

We quickly found ourselves talking about 'getting home' when out in the hills - a sure sign that we had really taken to the house.

The owners were great, very helpful and providing plenty of info on the house and area. They also provided bikes, which allowed us to cycle up to the top of the valley to the fantastic Fer a Cheval (horseshoe of cliffs rising 700 metres above us).

The location is perfect, great for skiing - but also ideal for summer excitement. We did some fantastic cross country walks, taking us right across the haut savoie mountains up to about 2,500 metres. I've climbed mountains in many areas - but here the scenery and range of routes and difficulties to suit all abilities is the best I have ever experienced.

Samoen is an excellent village to be based near : from perfect bread in the mornings through to a choice of excellent restaurants for the evening (and moonlit strolls back 'home' afterwards).

All in all, a perfect break in a perfect place!

Will definitely be back.

Thoroughly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
870 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Le Touyot is situated in the small hamlet of Sougey just 3km from the medieval town of Samoens in the beautiful Giffre Valley. The valley provides fantastic skiing in the extensive ski area of the Grand Massif linking Flaine, Samoens, Sixt, Les Carroz and Morillon. The main ski lift is a flat 5 minute drive and has considerable free parking, or the ski bus stops just a few meters from the from door. The Grand Massif is suitable for all skiing abilities from beginners to those who enjoy exploring challenging off piste areas. We can recommend a good local ski school that provide tuition at all levels, There is more than enough to keep your skiing interest for weeks but If you want to explore further afield Les Gets is a 25 minute drive, Morzine 40 minutes and Chamonix an hour giving acces to a vast area of varied skiing.

In the summer the valley provides serene scenery for those who just want to relax in the garden or sip coffee in the ancient town square or a huge range of adventure activities - mountain biking, walking, swimming, tennis, white water rafting, canyoning, paragliding, rock climbing are just a few of the activities that are available through the tourist office and elsewhere.

At just over an hour from Geneva airport or an 8-9 hour drive from Calais, Samoens is a perfect location for your summer or winter holiday.


Christmas and New Year fall rather awkwardly this year for Saturday to Saturday holidays. Consideration will therefore be given to longer or shorter breaks or a non Saturday start date. Contact me with the dates that you would like for a fabulous festive break and I will see what I can do.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Samoëns, Haute-Savoie

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 18
5 May 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer 1
21 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 18
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
new year 2019
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Jan 19
6 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Feb 19
2 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half term 2019
16 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Feb 19 - 2
23 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
march 19
2 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 19
23 Mar 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer 19
20 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Bed linen and towels are included in the price. Beds will be made up prior to arrival. Guests are asked to leave the property reasonably clean and tidy. The exit clean is included in the price but any cleaning that takes longer than our standard clean (4 hours) will be charged at 50 Euro an hour.

Our minimum stay is 7 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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