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Luxurious ski in/ski out classical Swiss mountain chalet with outstanding views

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 double en suite bedrooms with vast sitting room with an open log fire

A beautiful ski-in / ski-out traditional chalet with incredible space and views sleeping up to 8 people in real comfort. South facing with uninterrupted panoramic views and only 50metres from the ski piste. Four bedrooms (king or twin) all en suite and set on two floors with large front balcony from master bedroom. Enormous sitting room and dining room with open wood fire, 42” flat screen TV, Sky, DVD and iPod docking station. Wifi. Well stocked with games, books, DVDs to suit all tastes. Large and light kitchen well equipped and with all mod cons. Breakfast bar. Laundry room with washing machine and dryer. Ski storage / boot room. Pretty well kept garden and parking for two cars (covered and open).

Tastefully furnished in a traditional yet contemporary / classic style offering ultimate comfort for two families or 8 adults.

Piste runs directly to Gryon telecabine which links with the whole Villars / Gryon / Diablarets ski domaine.

Year round glacier skiing and beautiful hiking routes from the back door.

A truly tranquil, beautiful chalet with unbeatable views and a great location.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Richard

We purchased the chalet so that as our three young could grow up they would learn to love Switzerland, the mountain way of life, the glorious views and above all the joys of mountain sports on the doorstep. In this we succeded in our ambitions.

We have had to toe a very narrow line in both keeping the chalet as rather more than just a second home and at the same time letting it out to very few careful visitors.

We have lived for the last forty years in one of the most beautiful parts of England in a house that once belonged to one of King Henry V111`s queens to the west of Oxford and frequently fly to Geneva and the chalet from Bristol Airport

Richard purchased this chalet in 1998


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Gryon in Aigle District

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • A twin bedroom can be configured as a super king bed if required.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Luxurious ski in/ski out classical Swiss mountain chalet with outstanding views
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Fabulous Family fun in the snow and sun

  • 4 of 5

Based in the brilliant, family ski resort of Villars / Gryon - This is a pretty Swiss chalet in a great location and it has fabulous views of the mountains - quite breathtaking. The skiing was great for all the family. From ski-school for our children to good pistes to suit the adults and more adventurous sportsman.

The interior is cosy and well maintained with good sized bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms and a great size sitting room with fire. The kitchen is very well equipped and we were able to ski home to the chalet's front door on a number of occasions. We liked the little village at the bottom of the hill, Babalous and Gyron is also only 5mins away down the hill. There is a good, local bakery, pizzeria, little bar, supermarket and a ski-hire shop which is very convenient. The restaurant in Gryon called The Station is a good place for supper too.

The tram stops here which takes you direct to the centre of Villars.

We would HIGHLY recommend this lovely chalet for a ski holiday - we liked our visit so much we booked again for a family week of bikes and picnics in the Summer!


  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Harriet, Thank you so much for your fulsome review. We always like to think that our guests leave the chalet having more than wonderful memories of their holidays. We have clearly succeeded again with you!
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Summer Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable chalet and plenty of room to spread out. We ate out on the large terrace most nights and the one night it was raining we lit a fire and enjoyed watching movies on the large TV. Panoramic views and awesome sun sets. Kids enjoyed the garden and it was a peaceful spot. Tastefully decorated and easy living / entertaining space. A short drive to local shop for groceries. Great new spa and swimming pool in centre of Villars. Hiking from the back door. We loved our stay and hope to return next summer. It would be nice to include some charcoal for the BBQ next time please :-)) Dave

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Your comments about the BBQ fuel are noted and we will provide in future. We did provide the fuel for the Fondue!!
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Well maintained chalet with great view

  • 4 of 5

I have taken the property with my wife and two young children, and friends, in the winter and in the summer. The property is well maintained, spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. It is clearly a family owned house, rather than a bland 'designer' rental property, which gives it a charming and relaxed feel. It has a fantastic view across the Rhone valley to the Dents Du Midi, which makes for the most attractive backdrop when dining on the terrace which leads off the large open plan living room/dining room and kitchen. Because of its position, the sun shines on the front of the house and the lawn all day. Being well above the centre of the village (but on good roads) it is quiet and, in winter, is easy to ski directly back to after a day on the slopes. We intend to return again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect chalet for our holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very special chalet and we are thrilled to have found it and spent our winter holidays here. We couldn't believe the views on arrival - the chalet is South facing with panoramic views. The chalet is warm and spacious and the owners have decorated it very tastefully in a traditional and tasteful style. There is an enormous sitting / living room with a lovely open fire and plenty of room for all of us (there were 8 in our party including children). The kitchen and dining room are beautiful and we felt so at home in the chalet that we chose to eat in most nights. The children enjoyed playing in the garden and there were toys / games in the cupboard that the owners had kindly left. Every day we walked up to the piste (a short walk 2 minute walk behind the chalet) and we skied down to Barbelousaz where we took the telecabine up to the main ski domaine. At the end of the day we managed to ski home almost to the back door! My mother who doesn't ski took the train up from Villars every day and one day took the telecabine from Barbelousaz and met us all for lunch which worked very well. There is a very good little supermarket just down the hill (about 1km) and we managed to get most of our provisions there. The owners suggested some lovely restaurants which we visited for lunch / supper. We are already planning our next holiday back. We are so happy to have discovered this very special place.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: February 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a warm happy feeling this review gave my wife and myself. Nothing gives us greater pleasure than to know that others have the same feelings of total contentment when they stay at our little paradise. We try to ensure that everything meets highest expectations.
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Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland

Le Petit Chalet

  • 5 of 5

Sehr geräumiges traditionelles und gemütliches Chalet in traumhafter, idyllischer Lage mit schöner Sonnenterasse und fantastischer Aussicht oberhalb von Barboleuse nahe der Talabfahrt.

Alle Zimmer sind sehr geschmackvoll und mit viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet. Jedes der 4 gemütlichen Schlafzimmer hat ein eigenes Bad. Der Wohnbereich wurde erst kürzlich erweitert und renoviert und bietet grosszügig Platz für 8 Personen, ebenso ist die Küche sehr geräumig und für fast alle Belange ausgestattet.

Der Kontakt mit den Eigentümern war ausserordentlich angenehm, diese waren stets um unser Wohl bemüht und all unseren Fragen gegenüber aufgeschlossen. Weiterempfehlung 100%.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2011
  • Date of Stay: March 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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London, UK

Le Petit Chalet, Barboleuse

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvellous stay at this very spacious chalet and enjoyed it tremendously.

It is charming, clean, with the most beautiful views. The rooms are tastefully decorated in a very homely fashion. The chalet is very convenient to Barboleuse Square and the telecabine. There are cross-country and snowshoe trails within walking distance to the chalet. The kitchen is adequate and the dining area spacious for proper evening meals.

The best thing about the chalet is that you feel you are in a home. You sleep well, the bathrooms are new and pleasant and the house is open and spacious. Our kids loved the nursery and playing in the snow outside. The neighbour's dogs were an added treat for pet deprived London kids like ours.

Villars is a quick 5 minute drive and there are many restaurants and things to do there, including bowling and watching ice hockey matches.

the train at Barboleuse takes you to the station in Villars where you transfer to the ski train up to Bretaye if you are not taking the telecabine from Barboleuse. A car park across from the station also serves its purpose in such instances.

All good!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2011
  • Date of Stay: February 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Metres
Les Chaux piste
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary

This ski-in ski-out chalet is in a commanding location at approx 1,500 metres, south facing and with unrestricted views south to the majestic Dents du Midi and east to the Grand Mouveran and down the Rhone valley. The chalet was constructed about 18 years ago and has recently been extensively renovated and offers extreme, spacious comfort for up to 8 people. With a host of activities right on the door step, the chalet is a perfect destination for winter and summer holidays with or without children.

The ski piste runs just beside the chalet (50 metres walk) and descends directly to the Gryon telecabine that links to the whole Villars/Gryon/Les Diablerets ski domaine. Under 9`s have free access to the ski lifts and the local ski school is located at the top of the telecabine. With the installation of snow cannons throughout the region it is possible to ski-in / ski-out for most of the season.

Golf: The golf Club de Villars is one of the highest 18 hole clubs in Europe with amazing scenic views. There is a very good Restaurant in the club house, which is open all year and a good pro` shop. View their web site

Ski: There is a very comprehensive ski network with over a hundred and twenty kilometres of pistes and over fifty interconnecting lifts which are suitable for all age groups and for both very experienced skiers and beginers. There are three local ski schools all of which offer tuition in Ski-ing and Boarding. There is a local ski shop which will provide all equipment either for sale or to rent, with discounts available for our guests.

There are many mountain restaurants which offer a variety of good food at various price levels.

Our guests can enjoy year round glacier skiing at the 3,000 metre high Diablerets glacier and access to the Langlauf/Ski du fond course of over 30km is virtually on the doorstep


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Gryon, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Mar 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 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 £659.09

A deposit of 50% is payable upon the booking being accepted. The balance of the rental being due 8 weeks before the rental commences

Rental rates include towels, linen, laundry, heating, lighting, fire wood, pathway snow clearance,local taxes


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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