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Chalet Whin offers a beautiful home from home experience in a stunning setting.

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 1,571 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, sleeping 8-10 with Mountain Views

Recently renovated in summer 2016 Chalet Whin is a large family property that has been refurbished to a very high standard. It has been tastefully decorated to create a warm, inviting welcome with all the amenities necessary to make your stay a seamless one.

The property boasts a wonderful open plan living and dining space with a fantastic well equipped kitchen. From the comfort of the luxury leather sofa's you can enjoy the spectacular view while being kept warm by the large wood burner, share relaxing dinners at the 10 seater table and indulge in all the great cheese and wine the region has to offer.

On the upper floor you will discover a huge double bedroom with a lovely shower room en-suite. This room has the benefit of a discreetly placed single bed for those people travelling with children and wanting the additional bonus of a family room. With space to hang your clothes and store your suitcases it really is the perfect space to end your day.

On the lower floor you will find the hidden away TV snug, a place to sit back and relax while enjoying a movie, book, board games or even an afternoon snooze! It's the perfect place for children or teenagers to get some parent free time (and vice-versa)! Enjoy the ski memorabilia and some downtime.

Off the snug there is a 4 bed bunk room delightfully decorated to suit adults or children and with plenty of space for storage and play. A space for fun and for a great night's sleep. Perfect for friends to share and memories to be made!

Continue down the corridor past the shared bathroom inc shower to a comfortable double bedroom and then onto the large master bedroom composing of a king size bed and a luxury ensuite with a huge bath to soak away the aches of the day.

Outside there are two large decked terraces for use during the summer months. Partake in a bbq and kickback and enjoy the beautiful surroundings while relaxing on the patio furniture and indulge in a tipple in the handy plastic picnicware which is also provided for your ease of mind.

Chalet Whin provides an end of stay cleaning service, bedding, towels, hairdryer, and cleaning products on top of the usual things you would expect from a self catering accommodation. There is also someone on call in case of any issue you may encounter with the property. For those with young children a cot, high chair, bottle steriliser, plastic tableware and utensils are available.

There is ski storage and cloakroom space in the entrance hall and for those who come by car there is off road parking space for up to 4 cars.

The chalet is conveniently located less then 5 minutes walk from the ski bus and 15-20 minutes walk from the heart of Les Contamines village where you will be welcomed by warm, cosy restaurants and bars with plenty of shops for your self-catering, sport equipment and souvenir needs. It is perfectly positioned for you to enjoy all that the area has to offer including fantastic family friendly skiing, sledging, ice-skating, walking, mountain biking and county park to name but a few. Please see for up to date information on all the activities and amenities on offer during your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you to enjoy our home from home and to answering any further questions you may have.

Bonnes vacances!

Warm regards,

The Hankinson Family

More Details

Lyndsey Hankinson
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Lyndsey Hankinson

I was born in the UK but have spent the past 13 years living overseas in Asia. Presently based in Hong Kong with my husband and 3 young children I am a stay at home Mum who organises our busy life and home. I love to plan events, cook and entertain and have really enjoyed project managing the renovation of Chalet Whin.

Lyndsey Hankinson purchased this chalet in 2014

Why Lyndsey Hankinson chose Les Contamines-Montjoie

After discovering Les Contamines by chance on a ski trip to Chamonix several years ago my husband fell in love with the village and resort. Once our children were old enough to wear ski's we searched the area for a property that really could be 'a home from home'. Lovingly nicknamed 'the house that Jacque built' Chalet Whin has been thoughtfully reinvented creating a lovely open plan living space which offers the perfect setting for an alpine retreat. We love it for it's comfortable, cosy and warm ambiance and for what the area offers in both Winter and Summer. I am so looking forward to our next trip.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The welcome is warm, beautiful mountain views from the living room and the chalet is lovely, tastefully decorated and large enough and comfortable for a group of 10 adults and teenagers. Each one finds its place in community or alone (2 very comfortable lounges, nice rooms or mezzanine). Chalet 30 meters from the shuttle stop and 20 min walk from the center of the contamines (beware of cars at the start, no sidewalks) Only the refrigerator in the kitchen is small :) but the refrigerator / freezer garage largely compensates . The supply of linen and towels is a plus not negligible and everything is very clean. We keep the address carefully. Enjoy your stay at the next lucky ones!
Feb 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Les Contamines-Montjoie in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1571 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 4 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • .
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming


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Chalet Whin offers a beautiful home from home experience in a stunning setting.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 5 reviews

A good find

  • 4 of 5

The chalet had a lovely feel to it. It was very comfortable and had the benefit of having two sitting areas which is ideal with children. Both Lyndsey, the owner and Mairi the lady that was the contact there were brilliant in helping out with our many questions. Thank you .

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent family chalet

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful chalet, well equipped, spacious, quirky, great for family and families.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, fully equipped chalet in a relatively unknown gem of a resort.

  • 5 of 5

We, a group of 9 friends mostly in our 50's, stayed in Chalet Whin for a long ski-weekend in early March, and the place was perfect. It was our third year doing this in more or less the same area, and this was by far the nicest place we have stayed. The chalet is recently restored and redecorated, for and by the owners themselves by the looks of things, so the standard of furniture, amenities, linen, kitchen equipment, etc. is significantly above what you would normally find in a rental. I think the owners accept up to 11 guests, and for the 9 of us it was certainly very comfortable.

The chalet is located on the main road up to the village, but just outside the town limit. Two-three minutes drive to shops and restaurants, five minutes to the lifts. We had cars, which I would consider a big plus. There are buses stopping nearby, but we did not use them, so I cannot comment on frequency, etc.

Les Contamines is in my view one of the best resorts in the Mont Blanc, and due to the abundance of far more famous resorts nearby, rarely ever crowded. If the skiing is not enough for you there, St. Gervais, Megève, Les Houches, Chamonix, etc. are within an easy half hour's drive.

Communication with the owners was speedy and efficient. Heartily recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Kilometres
Les Contamines Village
Nearest Ferry
888 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Le Fayet
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Exit 21 of the A40
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Kilometres
Les Contamines Village
Nearest Ski
2.8 Kilometres
Les Contamines Ski Lift
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Les Contamines-Montjoie, Haute-Savoie

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Summer season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
5 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
9 Feb 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £884.66
Stay tax £0.71 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Cleaning fee of 150.00 Euros to be paid on arrival to the caretaker.

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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