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Rare luxury with easy access to Chamonix & skiing.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 120 nights


About the property

The chalet sleeps 10 - 14 people in real comfort and a beautiful setting.

Chalet Sous Les Bois is a superb traditional 19th century Savoyard farmhouse which has been fully renovated to a high standard, retaining many original features whilst benefiting from modern fixtures and fittings. The chalet was shortlisted for the prestigious Design et Al Ski Chalet Of The Year 2011 award, named one of the best chalets in the alps for gastronomes in The Telegraph as well as one of the top 5 chalets in the alps by The World Travel Guide 2011, as well as appearing in international design magazines.

The chalet is set over 3 floors and boasts an impressive amount of living space. There are 5 large bedrooms all of which have luxurious ensuites. The ground floor has a large farmhouse kitchen, a large dining room with a fire place and sofas at one end, as well as a boot room with underfloor heating.

The top floor of the chalet offers an unprecedented 100m2 of living space with huge floor to ceiling windows, a log fire, a snug area and a bar and pool table.

The property also has a large garden with a hot tub and a sauna and plenty of off road parking.

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About Us

Charlotte Dale
Chalet 1802 Limited
231 Rte de L'Ecole
74310 Les Houches
Chalet 1802 Limited, 4906419
Chalet 1802 Limited Charlotte Dale Photography + 33 (0) 450 78 34 10 + 33 (0) 637 717 527 Chalet 1802 Limited, 264 High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1DZ, UK Company No. 4906419. Registered by Companies House, Cardiff on the 21/09/2003
VAT Reg Non/a

Charlotte Dale
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Charlotte Dale

I met my husband at Uni and at the age of 23 we went out to the Alps with the aim of running a catered chalet company - Chalet 1802. Little did we know that we would become builders and each summer over a 10 year period we would renovate three properties.

We now have two little girls and I'm an interior and lifestyle photographer, whilst my husband works in the online marketing - two skills we developed a taste for thanks to the endeavors we incurred running Chalet 1802!

We are now more hands off as far as Chalet 1802 goes, so we primarily offer a self catered chalet, but if you are hoping for a more comprehensive service I am very happy to arrange this for you!

Charlotte Dale purchased this chalet in 2008

Why Charlotte Dale chose Les Houches

Honestly, Chamonix is such a cool resort. The views are better than any other resort I've seen, the town is buzzing and the skiing is great. Summer is even better too.

What makes this chalet unique

Chalet Sous les Bois is actually my home. We move out for the winter season so we can afford to keep it! It's a really stunning property and we've poured our heart and soul into the place. It's comfortable, homely, unpretentious and a really good deal.

What sets this chalet apart is in fact the fact that it is our home. It's real, homely and loved. I've photographed a lot of top end properties in the past few years and I kind of feel with most once you've seen one, you've seen them all. A friend once described our home as an English country farmhouse but in the most amazing mountain setting. I think that's a fair description...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much Charlote for all your help and knowledge about your luxury accomodation and the surrounding area. The train ride was a huge success.The Brevent proved to be an excellent restaurant, another huge success voted by everyone. You have been great hosts and I am so pleased I booked the family holiday with you. It has been amazing. As you will be aware there is great competition out there but you definetly go the extra mile. I must say I was a little wary of booking accomadation having to drive to the slopes however I am now a convert. The parking at each venue is second to none. My granddaughter loved the trampoline and the slide, they kept her amused for hours. I think we will buying these for her second birthday next month.

I hope everything goes really well with the business and I will recommend your properties to all my friends.
Mar 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Les Houches in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please take your shoes off when once in the chalet. Therefore please remember to bring indoor shoes for wearing in the chalet.
  • Upon check out we ask you to clean the kitchen, empty the bins and leave the chalet in a respectable state.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet
  • Each bedroom has its own ensuite, with both the option of a bath and a shower. Each bathroom is different and four of the are larger than many chalets bedrooms! (If a nice bathroom is something you find really spoiling our chalet is definitely up there). There are two two person baths in the chalet.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bed is a zip and link so can be turned into a twin.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , This bed is a zip and link so can be turned into a dorm of 4
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The chalet has 5 large, very comfortable bedrooms. All our beds are the biggest possible - so 90 x 200 cm when single and 180 x 200 cm as doubles. Two of the doubles can be split in to singles and we have two more single beds in two of the bedrooms if you want to sleep up to 12 people. One thing our guests always comment about is how comfy the beds are. I feel this is up there with the top three most important elements when choosing which accommodation to book. There is no additional fee if you come as 12 instead of 10 as the additional beds are, as previously stated, are just mattresses on the floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We live in a separate building next door to the property. Check-in is from 4-8 pm and check-out is at 10 am. Upon check out we ask you to empty the bins and clean the kitchen, we will do the rest.


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Rare luxury with easy access to Chamonix & skiing.
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Luxury living in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Charlotte's sprawling chalet. It was definitely the best villa rental I have ever stayed in – from the quiet location, the views, the spacious garden, and best of all the tastefully decorated interiors. I loved subtle sophistications – high end bath products (Milton Brown and L'Occitaine), extremely comfortable mattresses, a gigantic tv (what a perfect way to watch the world cup) and Sonos! The kids had endless hours of entertainment talking and ordering Alexa around. And that's when they were not busy on the outdoor sunken trampoline, kicking a football around the large garden, or in the jacuzzi!

It was spotlessly clean when we entered, despite hearing that the previous guests were a large group of bachelors ;) thank you Jojo for a fantastic turnaround, and getting the upstairs ready for us first so we could watch football in style!

What a lovely experience overall, we will definitely be back and would highly recommend Charlotte's villa to any group who is even thinking of coming close to this area.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extraordinary Chalet in Les Houches

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 13 enjoyed the most amazing and memorable week at Chalet le Bois in Les Houches. Prior to our arrival, Charlotte, the owner, went out of her way to accommodate our party and communicate so thoroughly regarding the best restaurants and activities our family might enjoy while we were there. She thoughtfully inquired about how we would like the bedrooms configured and was highly considerate in leaving staples such as bread, milk, and coffee for our arrival. Though Charlotte was away during the time of our stay, her friend, Jojo, was extremely helpful and went out of her way to answer our questions and make sure we had all we needed. When my grandson experienced an asthma challenge, Jojo immediately offered to locate an inhaler for him, which was so appreciated. The chalet is extremely spacious, very tastefully appointed, and impeccably clean. Each bedroom was so special, with an elegant private bath attached. The common room on the third floor was the piece de resistance and a wonderful place for all to relax, play games, watch TV, or just gaze out over the beautiful valley. The views of the Mont Blanc massif from the chalet are spectacular, particularly at sunrise and sunset. With 7 grandchildren, it was so nice to have the room to spread out and give them the opportunity to have their own space. It was terrific to not be able to find the kids sometimes, in light of the spaciousness of this home! A beautiful dining room accommodated all 13 of us at the table. This room also has a lovely seating area that was very cool during the warmer days. The chalet is also equipped with lovely outdoor furniture, an inground trampoline, and a hot tub; all of which were surely enjoyed by our family. The kitchen is very modern and equipped with all the conveniences anyone would desire. I would highly recommend this lovely chalet to anyone interested in enjoying rare luxury in a magnificent setting! Thank you, Charlotte, for providing our family with such a memorable experience that we will never forget!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Villa in a majestic setting.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 , 4 adults and 4 kids, enjoyed a fantastic 3 days in this beautiful Villa surrounded by the French Alps. We could not have asked for more - the Villa provides every modern convenience and has a modern but cozy feel. We all loved the family /game room upstairs and the kids especially enjoyed being able to run around outside in the big yard with a trampoline.

We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chalet Sois Les Bois - A Fantastic Experience

  • 5 of 5

Chalet Sous Les Bois was absolutely fantastic – everyone from 4 to 54 loved it and we would all definitely stay there again.

Everyone from Charlie, the property owner, right through to Adrian, the driver(although he was so much more than that!!), could not have been more helpful and the food, expertly prepared by Adam & Clare, was just superb…...not easy considering the age range!

As well as the top class food and service - one of the other things that made this chalet so unique was the sense of space that it creates. All too often ski chalets can be a little tight for space – particularly given there were 12 of us - but that top room in Chalet Sous Les Bois was out of this world and certainly made for an exceptional chalet experience.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stylish Relaxing Comfortable Spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

Do not think twice when booking this chalet. Chalet Sous Les Bois is perfect for all ages and Cahmonix caters for all skiing abilites. Chalet Sous is pure luxury, with a beautiful, extensive social space, large luxury bathrooms, comfy beds which were had to leave every morning. There are also many additional touches through the house which helped to make the stay special. Of course we went for the skiing but after a day on the slopes Chalet Sous with it's hot tub, pool table, bar and trampoline were all a bous to return to. We were a family of 11 people age ranges from 2 - 60+. We all smiled every day for the week. Thank you Charlotte and family.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Property. Outstanding Hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic short break and Charlotte could not have been more welcoming or accommodating. From the five star luxury surroundings, to the flexible catering that allowed us to eat like kings! The private bar, pool table & hot tub just topped off an incredible trip. Thank you Charlotte & family. We look forward to seeing you again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Les Houches
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Les Praz
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Les Houches 1.5 km /Chamonix 6 km
Nearest Ski
2 Kilometres
Les Houches
Car: recommended

Chamonix is world renowned as the skiing and climbing capital of the world. It hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and since then has been a centre for extreme sports in both summer and winter.

But Chamonix offers far more to you than extreme sports. Sitting at the base of the majestic Mont Blanc (Europe's highest mountain) it is an area of outstanding natural beauty with an elegant and cosmopolitan town centre coupled with its internationally renowned ski area.

The birthplace of alpine history and home to the magnificent Mont Blanc- at 4807m Europe's highest mountain - Chamonix boasts a superb snow record, a long season (Dec-May), unrivaled off-piste skiing, and views to die for. Indeed Chamonix has an reputation as having some of the most spectacular and exhilarating skiing and boarding available anywhere in the world.

The Chamonix valley is huge and therefore can seem daunting trying to work out how it all works! And, that's before we figure in the neighbouring resorts. The Mont Blanc lift pass covers 8 local and 13 regional ski areas with terrain up to 3840m, over 200 lifts and 700km of piste - with the majority of the ski areas being above 2000m. It caters for all standards, from beginners right through to experts. Visit our ski areas page, for an in depth look at each of the major areas: Brevent, Flegere, Les Grands Montets, Le Tour, Les Houches and the Aiguille du Midi. Please Contact us for Website addresses.


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