The Mountain House is a large, beautifully appointed chalet located in a quiet road 50m from a nursery slope and 800m from Les Contamines' main ski lifts. It has 6 bedrooms and beds for 14 people plus a sofa bed, so it is perfect for two to three families, or large groups of friends.
The free shuttle bus to the ski lifts stops 100m from the Mountain House and if the snow is good you can ski directly back to the chalet via an off-piste track. The nearest restaurant, which also does takeaway pizzas, is 100m away, and ski shops, bars, mini supermarket etc are all conveniently located approx 800m from the Mountain House.
Les Contamines is fantastic for skiing and boarding. It has 120km of pistes catering for all abilities and lots of accessible and fun off-piste between the pistes. Its snow record is the best in the Chamonix valley and the ski domain has stunning views of Mont Blanc. Yet compared to better known ski resorts is it never crowded.
The Mountain House is furnished it to a very high standard to provide a luxurious setting for a perfect alpine holiday. All the furniture, beds, mattresses, bedding, kitchen equipment, appliances etc were bought new in 2017 or 2018. In the main room this includes:
* A lovely 3m x 1m solid oak 12-seater dining table and chairs;
* A large comfortable corner sofa and two armchairs;
* Lots of new cushions and soft warm throws;
* A magnificent large antler chandelier (deer shed their antlers annually, none were killed!);
* A beautiful reclaimed-elm dresser;
* A 49 inch 4K Sony smart TV;
* Bluetooth enabled Onkyo amp connected to floor-standing KEF speakers;
* Several tripod lamps and other large lamps;
* A brass telescope to make the most of the views of the of the mountains, forests, village and stars.
The beds, mattresses, duvets, and pillows are all new. All duvets and pillows are 100% goose down and feather and all the bed linen is crisp white 100% percale cotton. Three of the bedrooms have either super king or king size beds; one has bunk beds plus two additional singles; one has bunk beds plus one additional single; and the 6th bedroom has one single bed. This 6th bedroom is a small room but it has a large window, plenty of shelves, a bedside table and lamp and a comfortable new bed and mattress. All the bedrooms have Cambridge Audio Bluetooth speakers.
In October 2017 we fitted a new kitchen with solid oak worktops and Bosch appliances throughout including two separate full size ovens and a large gas hob. There’s also a large fridge-freezer, a Dualit coffee machine, a 6-slice Dualit toaster, a food processor, microwave, raclette machine and everything you need for preparing, cooking and serving large group meals in style.
There is a large double garage that can comfortably take a car and still leave plenty of room for skiing and boarding equipment, and in addition there is outside parking for 2 more cars. The Mountain House has a large capacity Samsung washing machine, a large capacity Bosch drier, and a hot air-blown 24-boot boot drier, and a drying room.
Children are very welcome. The Mountain House has three cots and three high chairs.
This listing is for the main chalet which comprises two-thirds of a very large (320m2) building that also includes a self-contained two-bedroom apartment and a self-contained one-bedroom apartment. The building was designed by an architect as his family home and has always included these self-contained apartments. As such the spaces flow very nicely and when in the main chalet you are unaware of the apartments, which are separated by thick concrete walls. This listing also includes sole use of the garden and garage.
You enter the chalet on the middle floor, which includes a large main room with a double-height ceiling. Two of the six bedrooms (one with a super king bed and one with bunks plus two singles) are upstairs, and four are downstairs from this middle floor. This separation of sleeping spaces works really well for two families, offering each their separate space and privacy. In addition to the 6 bedrooms which provide beds for 14 people, there is a sofa-bed that folds out in to a double bed in the living room.
There is a large shower room and WC upstairs, and two bathrooms (one en-suite) plus a separate WC downstairs. On the middle floor (the living area) there is also a separate WC.
The Mountain House is also a wonderful summer venue. It is in a beautiful location and has a large sunny garden (950m2) with stunning views of the Mont Blanc Massif. There's a 10-seater table and chairs on the south-facing sun terrace, plenty of sun loungers and smaller tables and chairs in the garden, and a large Weber gas barbecue that can cater for up to 12 people.