We fell in love with this beautiful, spacious, light 30 year old chalet, and bought it in May 2016. The position is perfect being a very short walk from all that Samoens village has to offer, but being very quietly positioned at the end of a no-through road.
We have completely refurbished the kitchen, fitted underfloor heating on the ground floor and replaced the roof so that it is now highly insulated with new triple-glazed velux windows.
The open-plan living area consists of a roomy kitchen with views of the famous Criou to the east and a meadow to the north, filled with wild flowers in the spring and summer, a dining area overlooking the south-facing patio with views of the mountains towards the ski area and a cosy but spacious sitting room with the original open fire.
The kitchen is well-equipped (the owners like to cook!), with an oven, separate microwave, induction hob, dishwasher, Lavazza coffee maker, toaster and many pots and pans!
In the sitting room the TV has British Freesat and French channels and there is fast free wifi accessible throughout the house.
The downstairs area also has a roomy hallway with coat hanging and shoe rack space, and access to separate toilet. In addition there is a spacious double bedroom with mountain views and an ensuite shower room with sink.
Upstairs 2 enormous double bedrooms with great storage space open onto a charming south facing balcony. In addition to the king sized double beds in each room there are two single futons which can by placed in either room to provide additional sleeping for two adults or children.
There is a cosy smaller 4th bedroom with two slightly narrow full length single beds (separated bunk beds) ideal for children but suitable for adults.
The spacious upstairs family bathroom has the original 1980s bathroom suite, with a large bath and separate shower. There is a washing machine in a cupboard off this bathroom.
Outside there is a large patio which extends from the kitchen, facing east to catch the sunrise and morning sun, wrapping round to the front of the house and facing southwest with mountain views and amazing sunsets. The patio table can seat up to 10 - you might be able to grab a bit of lunch here on a sunny winter's day and you will want to eat every meal here during the summer months. There is also some shade for those occasional scorching hot days!
There is a covered porch and a carport for guests use and a new large double-garage is planned for completion in Nov 2016.
And if you choose your season wisely you may be able to help yourself to apples, plums or red currants from the old well established trees and bushes!