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Luxury Swiss Chalet with Outstanding Views, Located 50m from Piste

Bedrooms 5
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Chalet, 4 Bathrooms, Balcony, Mountain, Hot-tub/Sauna

Les Hirondelles is a luxury self-catering chalet completed in 2009. It sits on the south facing slopes at Barboleuse near Villars, with stunning mountain views. Direct piste access 50m away. A 5 min. drive to local amenities. The chalet is set out over 3 floors and sleeps up to 10 people. Three double bedrooms, two twin bedrooms, four bathrooms, TV room, games room and well equipped kitchen. It combines both contemporary and antique alpine furnishings. Spa has a hot tub and sauna/steam-room with a panoramic view of the mountains. Linen, towels and end of stay professional cleaning included. Option of daily cleaning and catering.

Ideal for winter and summer rental, with outstanding skiing. 225km of runs, two ski schools, ski guiding, heli-skiing, cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing. 300km of pedestrian paths accessible directly from the chalet. Spectacular 18 hole Golf course at 1600m open from May to October. Numerous summer and winter events.

More Details

Ian and Denese
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

15 Route des Chaux, Gryon, 1882, Switzerland (491058)


Date of Stay 28 December 2013

Helpful votes:0/0.

Ein Chalet, das keine Wünsche offen lässt mit herrlichem Panoramablick. Trotz bescheidener Schneeverhältnisse konnten wir täglich in ca. 50 m Entfernung zur Talabfahrt unseren Skitag beginnen. Das Haus ist für Gruppen bis 8 Personen bestens geeignet und perfekt ausgestattet. Das Raumangebot ist sehr großzügig und jeder konnte sich so auch bei Bedarf zurückziehen. Das Chalet verfügt über eine gemütliche Sauna und einen Whirlpool mit herrlichem Blick auf die Berge. Bei Ankunft fanden wir das Objekt einem Luxus-Chalet entsprechend sauber und gepflegt vor.Die Küche ist auch für das Bekochen von größeren Gruppen sehr gut ausgestattet. Die Anfahrt zum Chalet ist steil auf einer engen Straße. Es ist empfehlenswert, vorsorglich Schneeketten mitzunehmen. Wenn man jedoch dem Räumdienst genügend Zeit lässt, ist die Straße spätestens ab ca. 11.00 Uhr wieder problemlos befahrbar. Die Betreuung durch den Vermieter und den Verwalter war super. Jede gestellte Frage wurde unverzüglich und ausführlich beantwortet. Wir werden sicherlich wiederkommen, damit wir das Skigebiet auch noch bei besseren Schneeverhältnissen kennenlernen können.
Dec 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Luxury Swiss Chalet with Outstanding Views, Located 50m from Piste
average rating of 4.96 based on 31 reviews

Amazing views and chalet

  • 5 of 5

Amazing. I have already booked for next year

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Outstanding Family Chalet

  • 5 of 5

As a family we have skied in many resorts and stayed in many chalets. Chalet Les Hirondelles if by far the very best we have ever stayed at.

Firstly it has the most unbelievable view from every window. It is decorated with huge style and comfort and has a wonderful friendly feel to it ... a little like being in ones own home.

All the bedrooms are of a fantastic size with their own immaculate and up to date bathrooms. The kitchen is equipped with everything you will need and more. The open plan living room with central fireplace is stunning and works so well as an entertaining space and equally well as a space to sit and read your book while looking at that view!

If you have children their is a great games room, TV/snug room and a wonderful hot tub - we couldn't get our children out of this!

It is located just off the slopes so makes for the perfect start and end to your skiing day.

I highly recommend a stay at Chalet Les Hirondelles - you will never want to stay anywhere else again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Excellent Chalet. You will not be disappointed.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at Les Hirondelles, and wished we could have stayed longer. This chalet really is superb. It is spacious, well laid out, excellent facilities, very tastefully decorated, a real luxury experience. The views from the chalet are stunning and really help you unwind. There is plenty to do and see in the area. We enjoyed trips on a mountain railway from nearby Villars, a trip to Montreux and Vevey on lake Geneva, an excursion to a spa bath (there are several to choose from) and the cable car from nearby Barboleuse up to Les Chaux. We also hiked a few times out of the chalet and up to Les Chaux where you will find a cafe with a terrace that we just loved. We would love to return to this place, and without question would try and stay again at Les Hirondelles. You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Repeat Booking

  • 5 of 5

Over the last 6 years we have visited Villars for our half term ski holiday and I am yet to see or hear of a better chalet in which to spend a week with the family. The resort itself is all one would expect of a premier Swiss ski town but all the while maintaining a unique charm and character. Les Hirondelles matches such a setting with consummate ease, not only does it have charm and character but an understated yet immediately apparent feeling of luxury and style. The layout of the chalet makes it ideal for larger or smaller groups wheteher they are feeling social or looking for post-piste downtime. There are light and airy double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, an open plan kitchen, dining room and sitting room that has a communal yet spacious feel with a cosy log fireplace as a centrepiece. This room enjoys the everchanging and inspiring views to the mountains as seen in the photographs. This year I felt the benefits of the sauna and hot tub bath after a day on Villars' scenic slopes (growing older!), the children enjoyed winding down in the TV room, slouching on beanbags with a DVD on the widescreen television. The owners Denese and Ian can accomodate most requests and this year recommended an excellent restaurant (L'Etable) for lunch - it was delicous and a short ski from the house. We had 6 days of blue sky skiing as well!

Les Hirondelles is impossible to fault.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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Luxurious for skiers and non skiers.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the chalet, after a long tiring drive. The chalet was clean and inviting.The cupboards were stocked with tea, coffee, milk etc which was very much appreciated.

Our party consisted of skiers and non skiers aged from 6 to 66.The ski area is extensive and suitable for skiers of different abilities. There are 2 runs out of the chalet .The first involves a shortish walk uphill, then a gentle downhill ski to the chairlift. The other route is a short walk downhill onto the piste that now leads directly to the gondola station. (Previously the piste terminated in the village square, some distance from the gondola) The ski back to the chalet involves either a shortish downhill walk from the piste or a very short off piste run to within meters of the chalet door.

For the non skiers, a 5minute drive to Barboleuse or 10 minutes to Villars gave access to a variety of mountain restaurants via the gondola and venicular.

The chalet is tastefully furnished with attention given to comfort. The beds were comfortable and the on suites all had baths, which were appreciated at the end of a long day ski-ing. The kitchen is well equipped with everything one needs to cook for a large party of ten.There is a TV room with sofa and bean bags where the children would chill out and enjoy a film or their favourite TV programme. ( All UK freeview channels plus innumerable Swiss/French/German channels)The lounge is comfortable with a lovely log fire in the middle of the room. Everyone enjoyed the amenities the chalet had to offer, including the spa and sauna.

We also enjoyed the New Year celebrations. We all stayed up until 1o'clock watching the fireworks in all the surrounding mountain villages and down in the valley. Spectacular!

Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
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Luxury in the Alps

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week in this beautiful chalet. We came in the summer for a week of walking, hiking and biking and we managed to do all of that in the surrounding area. The chalet exceeded our expectations - it is huge and the kids loved having so much to space to spread out in. The chalet is very well kitted out and had everything we needed for a week of self-catering. There is a great bike shop down in La Babalouse where you can rent bikes for the day and they have excellent biking maps (sorry, meant to leave ours in the villa for other guests but forgot). So much to do here in the summer and it is truly beautiful to sit out on the large terrace and watch the sunset. We will return....Owner was incredibly helpful and responsive.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
La Barboleuse
Nearest Ferry
575 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Villars Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Aigle or Bex
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Aigle (A9)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
In Barboleuse
Nearest Ski
0.05 Kilometres
piste is 50 metres away
Car: necessary

Barboleuse, part of Villars/Gryon ski area is a vibrant all-year resort. It caters for families with extensive intermediate level runs and a snow-park as well as some more challenging off-piste skiing and access to the Diablerets glacier. Ski passes are free for under 9s. Close to Gstaad and Verbier for day trips.

There are excellent cafes, restaurants, bars and food shops, many of whom offer home delivery. The resort also has a newly refurbished bowling alley and cinema . Small ice-rink in the place at Barboleuse and a larger one in Villars. There is also a swimming pool in Villars and two excellent quality day spas. Two local creches which accept children under 6 on holiday and an English baby-sitting service that also rents baby equipment.

In the summer the resort is busy and there is mountain biking, golf, fishing, tennis and hiking. Within 30 mins. of the chalet there are two children's adventure parks, zoos, an aqua-park, steam park, mountain railways and the lake.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Gryon, Alps of Vaud

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
February Half Term
4 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Ski Season
25 Feb 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Season
15 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer Season
28 May 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn Season
17 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Ski Season
7 Jan 2018 - 3 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
February Half Term
4 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Ski Season
25 Feb 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £423

A deposit of 50% is payable upon booking being accepted. The balance of the rental being due 8 weeks before the rental commences. A CHF1,000 returnable deposit to be held against breakages and other damage is required.
These rental rates are fully inclusive of all bed linen, bathroom towels, pre/post stay cleaning, local agent liason, key handover and collection, firewood.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Gryon in Europe

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , part of spa
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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