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Chalet Brio & self catered apartment La Terrasse, hot tub & summer swimming p - Chalet Brio

People20
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms8
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Chalet Brio

Chalet Brio is on the edge of a small hamlet called l’Etelley, just across the river from Samoens, in a great location for both summer and winter holidays in the mountains and close to the main lifts up from Samoens, Morillon and Vercland. Recently built, Chalet Brio has been designed and built for flexibility with lots of light, space and comfort in mind, filled with favourite old pieces and paintings mixed with contemporary furnishings, so that it feels both lived in and comfortable.


About the property

Chalet Brio and La Terrasse

Location: Chalet Brio is on the edge of a small hamlet called l’Etelley, just across the river from Samoens, in a great location for both summer and winter holidays in the mountains and close to the main ski lifts up from Samoens, Morillon and Vercland. Recently built, Chalet Brio has been designed and built with lots of light, space and comfort in mind, filled with favourite old pieces and paintings mixed with contemporary furnishings, so that it feels both lived in and comfortable.

The accommodation is very flexible, most bedrooms offer the option of two singles or a large double, some have extra bunk beds. In summer it is ideal for large groups of families and friends who want to self cater, with extensive gardens, a large outdoor heated swimming pool and plenty of parking space. In winter the chalet is catered and offers flexible dates and weekly or short breaks for large or small bookings. An outdoor hot tub is available for winter guests.

Within the chalet is a further 3 bedroom apartment La Terrasse, that can be booked separately or combined with Chalet Brio to offer 7 en suite bedrooms, two smaller rooms with bunk beds, two kitchens and two living spaces.

More Details

Owner
Robert & Caroline Thompson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2017

About Robert & Caroline Thompson

We discovered Samoëns when we were skiing in nearby Flaine and loved its authentic, historic character. Returning to Samoëns in 2005 on impulse we bought a plot of land and hatched a plan to build and run our own ski chalet. With two children away at university and travelling, the time was right for a career change for Robert, who worked in the plastics industry, so we put our house on the market and moved to France, where we appointed a local architect, Olivier Morin, to oversee the building work. We love the mountains, summer and winter, we ski and walk as much as we can and after several years still enjoy every minute of our work and lives here.

Robert & Caroline Thompson purchased this chalet in 2008

What makes this chalet unique

We spent a lot of time laying out the design of Chalet Brio. We wanted it to work very well for both us as our home and for every one staying here. It's light and spacious and open plan, with a log fire in the sitting area and wonderful views of Mt Criou and Mt Buet. It feels cosy and comfortable whether there are just the two of us or a chalet full.

The heating and hot water come from our underground geothermal system, which cuts our energy bills a great deal. The large outdoor swimming pool has proved to be very popular in summer and sitting in the hot tub in winter you look out across the meadows, sometimes the deer come down from the forest and pass by. We're surrounded by wild life, fields and trees.

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Notes

summer rates are for the whole chalet self catered
Winter rates are per person catered


Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite bathroom to room1 La Terrasse
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom 2 La Terrasse shared between rooms 2 & 3
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , double/twin beds plus 2 bunk beds
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Small bedroom linked with room 5, two bunk beds
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , double/twin beds plus 2 bunk beds and 1 truckle bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedroom 1 in La Terrasse. Can be a double or 2 singles
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be a large double or 2 singles
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Large Double Bed , Bedroom 2 in La Terrasse cab be a double or 2 singles
    Bedroom 9 - 2 Single Bed , Bedroom 3 in La Terrasse bunk beds
  • There are 5 en suite bedrooms, bedroom 6 is linked to bedroom 5, and has a separate en suite shower. It is possible to include the garden apartment, La Terrasse which will add a further 3 rooms accommodating 22 people in total but there would be an additional charge. All rooms are bright and spacious, with down duvets and cotton linen, and either baths or showers. Most bedrooms have French windows into the garden or a balcony.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 16 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Chalet Brio provides a catered service in winter ski season (breakfast, afternoon tea and three course evening meal with wine). In summer the property is rented on a weekly self catered basis.

Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Chalet Brio
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
5

Very comfortable, spacious chalet with mod-cons

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this beautiful chalet in the French Alps. The clean, modern interior has wooden floors, a Scandi log burner and in the dining area an enormous picture window with stunning views of the mountains. Our room had a large double bed and ensuite with bath and shower - all the fittings are top quality. Lots of hot water and underfloor heating were a bonus. For children there's a Wii, TV and DVDs, full Wi-Fi is available too. Hosts Caroline and Robert made us welcome with delicious dinners and good wine, drove us to the ski lift just five minutes away and showed us the way on the slopes. We skied over to Flaine with great snow and high runs, and down to a pretty village called Les Carroz. We also did a lovely walk in the valley, through pine trees and round a lake. After a long day, sitting outside in the hot tub in the crisp mountain air was wonderfully relaxing and reinvigorating. Definitely recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Morillion
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Chamonix
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Cluses
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Cluses
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Morillion
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Samoens
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Morillion lake
Car: not necessary

The small, historic town of Samoens is located in the tranquil Giffre valley with easy access to 265 km of ski pistes in the Grand Massif, a huge range of winter activities such as Nordic ski, dog sledding and snow shoe trails. In summer the picturesque valley is covered in wild flower meadows, with traditional farming continuing alongside summer outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and water sports. Local tennis courts, tree top rope trails, via Ferrata, open air swimming are all within easy reach. The stunning scenery of the Sixt Fer a Cheval national park is 15 minutes drive away as is the Cascades water fall. a weekly market in Samoens offers tempting local produce along with crafts and traditional items.

Samoens is an all year round destination with something to offer for everyone who enjoys the mountains and the best of French food and culture.

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