About the property
- Apartment1087 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Sleeps 6+ in 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large living dining kitchen
Located near the exclusive Samoens resort, Chalet le Cret overlooks the Giffre Valley with stunning views of Le Criou and Les Dents Blanches. It is newly built in the tradition of Savoyard farmhouses with stone walls and seasoned timber structure above. Located on the ground floor, this 4* apartment is beautifully furnished with traditional touches, offering you comfort and lots of space. It provides all the amenities of modern living, well insulated with under floor heating, combined with a beautiful traditional fireplace with wood-burning stove in the great living space along with a well equipped kitchen and large refectory dining table. The sleeping arrangements are 2 double bedrooms, a twin bedded room, and luxury bathroom and shower room. The living room has a small double sofa bed and a cot folding futon bed is available. All rooms have views across the valley to the mountains beyond. Set in its own grounds extending to 2 hectares there is plenty of room for children of all ages to play safely outside; a perfect base for your alpine holiday.
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- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Veronique Despreaux
We are both architects and divide our time each year between London and the Haute Savoie
Veronique Despreaux purchased this Apartment in 1998
Why Veronique Despreaux chose Morillon
We fell in love with the old farm sitting in its alpine pasture that had stood here for 100+ years. Unfortunately it was suffering from years of neglect so we painstakingly rebuilt it and took the opportunity to add in lots of insulation and a geo thermal heat pump and other luxuries that the old farm never had.
What makes this Apartment unique
All the charm of an old farm chalet with plenty of space in and around and all the luxuries of home. The views of the Dents Blanches and Le Criou across the valley can be seen from every window. The chalet sits on the old road up to Morillon 1100 which is 'green' on the Michelin maps, meaning picturesque and not to be missed. Lots of walkers come by admiring the twisting road and the beautiful views.
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Excellente quinzaine passée dans le chalet appartement. Très propre et très bien équipé, il est spacieux et chaleureux. Sur flanc de montagne non loin du village de Morillon et des remontées, la vue depuis les fenêtres offre de superbes panoramas surtout les matins ensoleillés.
Les voisins sont éloignés et l'endroit est très calme.
Gâtés par une neige abondante, les sessions de ski étaient quotidiennes.
La propriétaire est très sympathique et arrangeante.
Il restera de très bons souvenirs de notre séjour.
Les Bretons , Yannik, Séverine, Louis et Louna
Perfect setting for a White Christmas
We stayed one week over Christmas and was lucky to get a lot of snow. The chalet is spacious and very well equipped, especially the kitchen with the new oven. The hot water, heating and fireplace worked very well. We traveled with our 2.5 year old toddler and the main bedroom had more than enough space for the wooden crib (provided by the property owners).
The ski lifts, Morillon and Samoens are just a couple of minutes from the chalet by car.
The owner responded promptly to all our questions - each time within a few hours. Very friendly and helpful.
I would definitely recommend staying here.
Very Comfortable chalet in beautiful area
Just returned from a lovely stay here. Very comfortable high quality chalet in great grounds with stunning views. owners come back to you very quickly and helped us during the holiday when power went off due to a mountain storm. Loads to do in the area during summer. Walks, cable cars, cycling, rafting, Mont Blanc, swimming in Lake Annecy - wished we had stayed longer. Thank you very much!
Deuxième sejour au chalet "le Cret" et encore un parfait sejour.
Le chalet est à quelques minutes des principales remontées mécaniques du Grand Massif. Morillon, grand massif express ou Vercland. Le chalet est spacieux, bien équipé et très bien décoré.
Véronique et très souple pour les horaires d'arrivée et de départ.
Un endroit a conseiller sans hesitation.
A warm and welcoming apartment in a peaceful locat
The apartment is well furnished and equipped. Everything was very clean and tidy, and the beds are really comfortable. I would definitely recommend this area and this property to any friend. Two of our party are non-skiers, and we had a delightful week walking in the River valley and driving to other resorts in the area. We particularly liked Samoens, and enjoyed walking there through the valley. We highly recommend the Bar Savoie in Samoens, best tartiflette in the area!
Another fantastic holiday in Morillion
This is our second stay in Morillion, it's a very family friendly resort with skiing and snowboarding for all abilities. The chalet is a short 10 minute drive from the village with beautiful views from the windows of the mountains. A car is advisable as you can then drive to the village in the mornings park for free and it saves the walk home. We hired our equipment from Verneret sports in the village and they let you leave your skis and boots in the shop at night which saves lugging them back to the chalet each evening.
The chalet has everything you need with enough hot water for baths and showers and underfloor heating which makes it nice and cosy. It's beautifully decorated and well laid out for evenings in by the fire.
We took our 18 year old children with us and they found the local night club in Morillion as well as had a couple of fun nights in the local bars. It was about a 30 minute walk back to the chalet in the evenings afterwards.
Morillion is very quiet in the evenings but it has several nice restaurants as well as take away pizza places and a lovely bakery. Everything stays open late enough for you to stock up with groceries after your days skiiing. Samoens is only 15 minutes drive away (or a bus ride) and it's a really pretty town with lots of shops restaurants and bars.
We were lucky enough to pick a week with plenty of snow so it was possible to ski all the way down to the village but last year we went later in April with less snow but the skiing was still good over in Flaine where it's higher up.
We will definitely be returning again.
Thank you, you are very welcome to return. The flat was left in very good order.
Next time, you could try to go to the Vercland lift in Samoens. It is the same distance from the chalet as Morillon and the parking is free next to the ski lift. It gives a quicker access to Flaine. You can hire your skis from Roland Gay, in Samoens 1600, at the top of the lift .He will give 15% reduction to the chalet Le Cret ; they also give a ski locker to leave skis and boots , although it is also possible to ski down to Vercland when snow allows.
At the end of the day, la Reposette, by the lift , is a very friendly après ski bar. You can also return to their restaurant at night : it is a very nice 30 min walk.
Hoping to welcome you again.
All the best to you and your family.
Located on the outskirts of the lovely village of Morillon, Chalet le Cret is the perfect base for a mountain holiday. Overlooking the Giffre Valley and Les Dents Blanches beyond, the traditional style alpine farmhouse is set in a pasture, the perfect place to get away from it all and relax in luxury and comfort . Children can sled and build snowmen safely outside. It is just 5 minutes drive from the ski lifts of Morillon and Samoens, leading to 265km of pistes in the Grand Massif. The unspoilt and picturesque medieval town of Samoens is just 8 minutes drive away with narrow lanes of shops, fine restaurants, and plentiful activities all year round. The Sixt national park at the head of the valley is a walkers, bird spotters and climbers paradise. If however you need a break from the peace and beauty of the mountains then just an hour's drive away are the cultural delights of Geneva, Annecy and Chamonix; you will never be short of something to do.
Additional pricing information
The booking payment is 30% of the rent . Fee for pets €60 Cleaning Fee €60 Taxe de sejour (stay tax) is €1.00 per person/per night. This does not apply to children under 13.