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Luxury Self Catered/Catered Ski Chalet

Bedrooms 4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Ski Chalet in Montchavin, La Plagne, France : Catered or self -catered , Sleeps 8-10, Excellent Location, Fantastic Views,

– sleeps 8-10

– fully catered only during peak weeks ( uk half term )

- Catered, self catered or partially catered at other times

– heart of the Paradiski area

– tranquil setting

– uniquely personalised service

– tastefully decorated traditional chalet

– wood burning stove

– less than 1 minute walk to piste

– free navette service

The beautiful Chalet des Aiguilles nestles just above the charming traditional alpine village of Montchavin, and offers a wonderful setting for the perfect Paradiski experience.

The start of your day’s skiing could not be simpler as the chalet is less than a minute’s walk away from the piste. A 30 second ski down an easy blue run takes you to the main Montchavin lift, which opens up the entire Paradiski ski area. The location is ideal for novice skiers and experts alike – at the end of the day competent skiers can even ski right back to the chalet, conditions allowing. For beginners, the same short walk leads you back to the chalet door.

The interior of the chalet is decorated in traditional Savoyard style and is spread over three levels . There is a lovely terrace with magnificent views over the Mont Blanc massif, where on warmer evenings an apres ski drink can be enjoyed. There is an enclosed garden to the rear of the chalet , where children can safely play. Inside, the cosy lounge area has a wood burning stove and inviting sofas, providing a lovely area for friends and family to relax and unwind after a day on the slopes.

The chalet is ideal for one or two families sharing, or adult groups. It comfortably sleeps 10 adults in spacious rooms, with stunning views over the surrounding mountains. The sleeping arrangements are flexible, with the fourth bedroom easily convertible into a dorm-style room sleeping 4 adults/older children in a combination of bunk beds/ single beds/double bed.There is also space for small children to share the upper bedrooms with parents using either travel cots or pull out mattress beds if so desired.

Flexibility is at the heart of what we offer. You can therefore rent the chalet on a fully catered, self-catered or partially-catered basis depending on your requirements.

The chalet is ideally situated, with the villages of Montchavin and its neighbour Les Coches both only a short walk away. There is also a free navette bus running from just outside the chalet to both villages for those who prefer to save their legs for skiing! The villages have a wide choice of bars, restaurants and shops which are well worth a visit.

More Details

Astrid Cunningham
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
29 July, 2018

About Astrid Cunningham

Just over a decade ago we stumbled across Montchavin and have been returning to this beautiful village every year since for both our summer and winter holidays. Year after year we mused about getting out of the rat race , buying our own chalet and helping others sample the delights which this wonderful area has to offer.

Then we stumbled across the beautiful Chalet des Aiguilles, gave up the day jobs, and our musings became reality!

We have been skiing as a family, and individually, for over 20 years and feel we have a pretty good idea of what it takes to make a really fabulous alpine holiday- a warm welcome on arrival , relaxing environment, exemplary service, delicious plentiful food and drink, easy access to the slopes, a charming location – and at Chalet des Aiguilles we can guarantee all of these ingredients and more!

We are owner-hosts and so we are not tied to “company rules”. We can therefore be truly flexible and tailor your holiday arrangements to suit you, offering a uniquely personalised service. Right from the time you book your stay with us to the day your stay ends , we will be available to offer help and advice on all aspects of your holiday.

See you soon!

Why Astrid Cunningham chose Bellentre

The minute we saw Chalet des Aiguilles we fell in love with it! The view is spectacular , overlooking the Mont Blanc massif. The chalet is built in the traditional Savoyard style and has a wonderful warm feel - you feel instantly at home the minute you cross its threshold.

What makes this chalet unique

as owner / hosts we feel we can go that extra mile to offer a friendly personalised service.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Bellentre in Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure , en suite to Bedrooom 1
    bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , large bathroom with shower, WC, hand basin
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , large bathroom with bath, over-bath shower, wc, handbasin
  • There is a large famiy bathroom with w/c on the first floor, On the ground floor is a large shower room with wc and handbasin There is an ensuite shower in bedroom1 Bedrooms 1 and 2 have ensuite handbasins
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , pull out child bed. Can be converted to double room.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , En suite shower room.
    Bedroom 4 - offers flexible sleeping accommodation for 2 to 4 people
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Can be converted to a twin room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All upstairs rooms are flexible being either doubles or twins. On the first floor are three double/ twin rooms, all with beautiful views and luxurious carpeting. The bedroom on the lower ground floor offers flexible accommodation sleeping 2-4 in either double/twin/bunk beds, again with stunning mountain views. the bunk area can be separated from the double bed area by a curtain.Please note this room may not suitable for children under the age of 8 without an adult, as it is separated from the other bedrooms by 2 flights of stairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • ski
Notes on accommodation: Your luxury Montchavin catered ski chalet, des Aiguilles is a superbly designed chalet which has been tastefully renovated and modernised resulting in a beautifully traditional chalet. It also is situated a mere 40m from the slopes in the middle of this stunning region. The views are breathtaking as the chalet overlooks the spectacular Mont Blanc massif and every room has a wonderful view. This is a family run chalet and the owners Astrid and Sam are live in hosts and are available 24/7 to ensure you have a fantastic ski holiday whether catered,uncatered or any combination thereof! Our philosophy is to make sure you have the sort of ski holiday we ourselves would want to experience. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements


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Luxury Self Catered/Catered Ski Chalet
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Top spot with top hosts

  • 5 of 5

Great location for the family in a friendly village well.connected to the skiing. this year. Sam and Astrid go above and beyond.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Neil, Anu , Will, Tamsin , Lucille and Tom So glad you enjoyed your holiday! We had such a fun week. Perfect guests to finish off the season with! Safe journey home Sam Astrid and Barney xx
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Very good located chalet and a great hospitality

  • 4 of 5

A nice and cosy chalet in Savoyarde style, very good located near the pistes with a possibility to ski until the backyard. The owners who are living downstairs are friendly and service minded. The house is very complete, we liked the big table to eat with our 10 persons. The room downstairs with 4 beds (1 bunkbed included) is small and the ventilation should be better. We saw a deer in the backyard. Enough wood available for the fire. A beautifull view at the Mont Blanc!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Liesbeth Thank you for your review! We loved meeting you and were glad you had a safe journey back to Holland. We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday! You are the only guests to have mentioned the ventilation being an issue in the downstairs room, but as discussed during your stay, we have taken on board your constructive comments, and will be improving this over the summer by changing the window system in this room. Best wishes Astrid and Sam
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A neat and tidy chalet with all the trimmings for a comfortable weeks skiing

  • 5 of 5

What really made it was the warm welcome we received from Sam and Astrid. We arrived 5 hrs early so we could make use of the half day free on the lift pass. As soon as we got there Astrid put the kettle on while Sam explained where everything was in the chalet and a bit about the ski area. We were self catering and they did our bread order for us which we got delivered every morning. Sam came boarding with us one day and showed us parts of the ski area we probably wouldn't have got to. He also booked our restaurant for us (on the night he happened to be singing there lol). To top it all we had fantastic snow and the weather was great all week.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous accomodation with great hosts.

  • 4 of 5

Ideal for two families sharing . Perfect for ski in ski out - as long as there is good snow !

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Catriona Thanks for your review. Glad you had a great holiday. We very much enjoyed having you stay with us! Sam and Astrid
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Fantastic hosts and lovely chalet

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, comfortable and well-equipped chalet. Sam and Astrid were the perfect hosts from the moment we arrived, from making much needed cups of tea on arrival to welcome drinks, helping us collect our skis, getting two tired and cold boys home quickly on Christmas Day, laying the fire each day and easing the pain of packing at the end of the stay with mulled wine! Nothing was too much trouble for them and we were made to feel very welcome. We would highly recommend a stay in Chalet les Aiguilles.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We loved meeting you all -Please Keep in touch! Best wishes Sam,Astrid,Daisy and Barneyxx
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Fabulous chalet - perfect for 2 families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Chalet des Aiguilles for a week over Easter 2016. We were two families of 4 with young children (ages 4-11)..

Sam and Astrid, the hosts, were extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble. They organised our ski passes before we arrived, made a delicious cake for our arrival, and provided very helpful advice on ski schools, non-skiing activities, restaurants, etc with their detailed knowledge of the area. They seem to know everyone in Montchavin! We chose to go self-catering for most of the week, with Sam and Astrid cooking some amazing food on two nights of our holiday.

Our group consisted of skiers and non-skiers, first time-skiers and more experienced skiers. We found that Montchavin and the Paradiski area suited all our needs perfectly, with lots of walking and snow shoe trails, and a huge ski area, so that even over the Easter break the ski slopes seldom felt crowded. Skiers and non-skiers could easily meet for lunch in one of the many mountain restaurants, as some of the walking trails go past the restaurants on the ski slopes.

It was wonderful to return from a day’s skiing to find the log burner already alight (thank you Sam!), have a hot bath or shower and then settle down with a glass of wine, and gaze towards Montblanc.

We had a brilliant time and have recommended the chalet to all our friends. We will definitely be returning. Merci!

The Eaton family

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Philp and Sarah Thankyou for your lovely review! We are so glad you all had such a good holiday and look forward to seeing you again! Best wishes Sam and Astrid x
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Car: not necessary


Train Eurostar ski train all the way to Bourg St Maurice from St Pancras or Ashford.

Car - We are about 10 hours away from Calais with the majority of the journey on Autoroutes. Tolls around 180 euros.

Plane - A large number of the budget airlines now serve several airports in the area.

Chambery 1 hour, 15 mins away. Grenoble 1 hour 45 mins. Geneva 2 hours. Lyon 2 hours.


Village within 10 mins walking distance, also a free bus available to take you to do your shopping or have a beer in one of the local bars. Local town is approx 20 mins drive.

Catering Options

We aim to tailor your holiday to your individual needs and can offer a variety of different types of stay…


If you like to sit back after a hard day on the slopes and let others take take care of the kitchen, then the fully-catered option would be perfect. We provide a hearty breakfast to start off the day. You will be welcomed back in the afternoon by a home-baked cake and unlimited hot drinks. Your evening starts with drinks and nibbles round the fire followed by a delicious four course meal, accompanied by wine and beer.


If cooking is an enjoyable part of the holiday experience for you, then you would probably prefer to rent the chalet on a self-catered basis. There are excellent shops in the village including a small but well-stocked supermarket, a boulangerie and delicatessen. The town of Bourg St Maurice is a short drive down into the valley and has a choice of larger supermarkets – so shopping for provisions is easy and convenient. You can also enjoy dining out at the many fine restaurants in the village and surrounding area.


For those of you who like the best of both worlds, our owner-host status means we can offer bespoke catering options e.g. bed and breakfast only, evening meals on request, afternoon tea… Just get in touch and we can have a chat!

The Food

We believe great food makes for a great holiday.

Our ethos is simple food, cooked well. We use the finest and, where possible, locally-sourced, ingredients to create a delicious and varied menu.

One of the joys of being owner-hosts is that we are not bound by a set choice of dishes. The menu will vary depending on whats available/in season locally, and indeed on what you tell us you would like to eat! We encourage you to get in touch before your stay to let us know if you have any particular likes or dislikes and we will do our utmost to incorporate them into the menu for your stay.

We can offer an earlier lighter evening meal for little ones on request.

We allow ourselves one evening off midweek, when you are able to sample one of the excellent restaurants which Montchavin-Les Coches has to offer. We will be happy to offer advice and make bookings on your behalf.

The following will give you a flavour of what we do…


- Croissants straight from the oven

- Selection of pastries

- Cereal/muesli/porridge

- Freshly baked bread with home made preserves

- Daily hot option

Afternoon Tea

Daily home baked cakes such as lemon drizzle, pumpkin, banana and chocolate

Tea, coffee, hot chocolate (with cream and marshmallows of course!)


Pre-dinner drinks and nibbles

Starters include: salad of smoked trout (caught and smoked by Sam); sardine and smoked paprika pate; home made soup; tomato and basil tarte tatin; baked goats cheese with red onion marmalade; roquefort and pear tart

Main courses include: spicy sausage cassolet; boeuf bourguingon; tartiflette; confit de canard; miso salmon with rice noodles; prawn and mango red thai curry

Desserts include: tarte tatin; salted caramel cream pots; chocolate fondant; tarte au citron; and baked apple sponge

Locally sourced cheese-board served with a selection of fruit

Summer at Montchavin


Chalet des Aiguilles is a fabulous summer holiday destination and will be available to rent on a weekly basis for the months of July and August, from Summer 2016. Please let us know whether you would prefer self catered/fully catered or partially catered or any combination thereof!

The French Alps are primarily known as a winter destination but there are actually a greater variety of things to do in the summer months. You can enjoy hiking , climbing, cycling , water based activities or simply sitting back and relaxing!

Montchavin has beautiful bars and restaurants where you can enjoy al fresco wining and dining. The village has a recently built indoor/outdoor swimming pool with a beautiful lawned terrace for relaxing in the summer sunshine.

And if you like activity based holidays then look no further !


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Bellentre, Savoie

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New year18/19
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early jan
5 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Jan 2019 - 9 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Catered only
16 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Mar 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Deposit of £100 per person and £50 per child at time of booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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