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Charming old farmhouse beautifully renovated, with astonishing view

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

At an altitude of 800m on the sunny side of the valley

The house has an exceptional view across the valley. Its setting at the end of a private road and in agricultural land ensures peace and calm. Outside the house has not changed much since it was built, but the inside has been totally renovated in 1979 and 2006. The house has a total surface of 220 m2 on two levels. It is comfortably furnished in Scandinavian style and decorated with antique furniture. The Samoëns ski resort is part of the Grand Massif with a total of 265 km of slopes, including Flaine, Samoëns, Morillon, Les Carroz and Sixt Fer a Cheval.

In summer, Samoëns offers various activities: para-penting, mountain biking, water rafting, hiking, fishing. etc..Up to seven tennis courts and a public outdoor swimming pool and water park. The only winter and summer resort to be listed by the French Monuments Historiques.

More Details

Property Manager
Kirsten and Henri Vuillermet
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Danish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 April, 2018

About Kirsten and Henri Vuillermet

Kirsten is a retired Danish diplomat and was posted after 2001 with Henri in various countries such as Vietnam or Kenya. Henri is a retired medical doctor and worked 25 years in Samoëns Medical Clinic before following Kirsten in her career.

Kirsten and Henri Vuillermet purchased this chalet in 1978

Why Kirsten and Henri Vuillermet chose Samoëns

Henri's parents had a similar farmhouse in Sixt, a village further up in the same valley. Henri used to spend Winter and Summer holidays there

Guestbook comments from the manager

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Henri offered a wonderful, very caring and efficient service which with two 16 month old twins was exactly what we needed. A huge thank you and a definite 5* recommendation.

The venue is very well looked after, in spotless condition and has a fantastic view which you can look at in sunshine until late in the evening.

What really made our stay was that Henri had a fine selection of amusements for our young daughters, and all the right kit for parents of young children. in addition, it was very nice that the chalet had everything you needed to get on with life, without a big trip to the supermarket, including the little basics that often aren't available in rentals - particularly a few tea bags to keep us going, washing liquid, music and if you speak Danish books too!

We really enjoyed our stay and felt extremely well looked after. We would definitely recommend this chalet to anyone looking to hide away in the mountain sunshine for a bit.
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Samoëns in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • On the 1st floor, a large family bathroom, with hair dryer, linen corner with iron, and tumble dryer. The toilets are separate. On the main floor, bathroom 2, with shower enclosure and toilet. There is also a large boiler room, with washing machine, extra tab and large drying space for ski equipments.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The house sleeps comfortably 8 persons. But we accept a maximum of 10 persons if at least 2 children : sofa bed and extra folding bed in Bedroom 4 . All bedrooms are on the 1st floor, and all beds are with individual duvets.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
The house is not a non-smoking house, but we ask the smokers to show respect and enjoy smoking outside.


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Charming old farmhouse beautifully renovated, with astonishing view
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Everything was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We did much appreciate our stay on Kristen and Henri Villermet's holiday home. Il is situated on a very nice spot and the lodging was perfect for us.

We were welcome by our hosts in a very nice manner and are very grateful

for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Palma de Mallorca - Spain

A home in the snow

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted by the very friendly owner and to discover this old farm so nicely refurbished was a pure delight!

The views are astonishing,and the rooms spacious,elegant and very cozy.

Everything was perfectly organised and the 5mn car drive to the nearest ski lift not a problem.

Samoens historic village is charming and just a few minutes by car.You can also walk there(20mn).

We highly recommend this getaway to anyone who wants to ski or just relax in a lovely atmosphere with family or friends.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Base for our Skiing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This converted farmhouse was a perfect base for our skiing holiday in Samoens. It was spacious and extremely comfortable for the seven members of our party and the views across the valley were breathtaking both by day and night.The overall cleanliness of the farmhouse was high and there was a constant supply of hot water throughout our stay which fully met our needs.

As we were staying on a self-catering basis we did not use the restaurants but there was an abundant supply in the village a short drive away. The farmhouse inventory was extensive and fully met our catering needs and the furnishings had a personal touch which gave a comfortable and homely feel during our stay. Within the accommodation were two storage area for ski boots/jackets, one of which provided adequate drying facilities for clothing.

The access road leading to the farmhouse was narrow and could have been tricky had the snow not been cleared before our arrival otherwise snow-chains would definitely have been necessary. Access to the vast ski area is via the Grand Massif Gondola Station located about3a 2km drive away with free parking areas located close by.

The pictures on the website do not due justice to the property and we were pleasantly surprised to find the actual feel of the farmhouse more comfortable and homely than we expected. There were CD's and board games available as well as sufficient television channels. Overall this farmhouse was one of the best chalets that my wife and I have visited in over 26 years of skiing throughout Europe and I am sure that we will return should we be returning to Samoens.

We are also grateful to the owners who were able to provide the background of the farmhouse, and a brief history of Samoens. Our emailed questions to the owners were promptly answered and we found it comforting to know that the owners representatives lived close at hand and were easily available should we have needed any assistance during our stay.

I would recommend this farmhouse to others without hesitation.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2013
  • Date of Stay: February 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We bought this beautiful untouched farmhouse back in 1978, and we have put all our efforts in restoring it without spoiling the charm and the atmosphere of an old house. Our family has lived in it for 25 years and we are still enchanted by the stunning view and the calm surroundings. The interior decoration has always been a priority for us, trying to create a warm, personal and multicultural atmosphere with craft from the different countries we have lived in for the past 15 years. Our children and grandchildren also love this place, not only for the house and the garden, but also for the big variety of all-season activities children and adults can enjoy in and around Samoens. We hope to share our passion for the house and the valley with all our guests. Kirsten and Henri Vuillermet "La Ferme Scandinave"
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Comfort, charm and style in a magnificent location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and young daughter spent a week here in May, and couldn't have been happier with the location and standard of accommodation. It was a genuine delight to spend time in the house, which has such warmth and character and style. The views across this beautiful valley will stay with us for a long time. Samoens provided a good base to explore this part of the Alps. The village itself is very appealing, with plenty of good shops, a good sized weekly market, and a big park nearby for the kids. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property and location as a way to experience the French Alps. Malcolm was a friendly and helpful host, and although we didn't get to meet Henri and Kirsten, they were very friendly and responsive in our dealings.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2010
  • Date of Stay: April 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manningtree, Essex, UK

A beautiful house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED the accommodation which was even better than described. The accommodation is extremely comfortable and pleasant in so much as you instantly feel at home there. It has been renovated superably and sympathetically. I loved the history supplied by Henri. You do need a car although there are shorter (but steep) routes down to the village for walkers. We will definitely want to return to this shouse.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2010
  • Date of Stay: January 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Samoens hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent chalet. Very well equipped with stunning views to the valley floor. Only 5 minutes drive to the centre of the town. The Watsons help look after it and are very kind and helpful. Great for families. Perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased to read the review of a very nice family which stayed two weeks in our house. We have lived 25 years in that house which is now for us the meeting point of our family. The peaceful atmosphere of the old farm, the stunning view over the mountains is always a rewarding moment that we all enjoy.
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Genève Cointrin
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Cluses SNCF
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Cluses A 40
Car: necessary

Samoëns is located in the Northern French Alps. One hour from Chamonix, one hour and a half from Italy by the Mont Blanc tunnel. One hour from to Annecy, very attractive summer resort. Close also to Geneva and its beautiful lake. If you come by plane (Geneva airport at 50 km) or by train (Cluses at 18 km, or Annemasse at 40 km), a rental car is advisable to reach our house. There is no convenient bus network and there are no ski shuttles between our house and the village.

If you come by car: Leave the A40 motorway at Cluses (Exit 18), then follow the signs of Samoens-Taninges-Morzine. Soon after Col de Chatillon, follow Samoens-Morillon.

Other Activities: water rafting, water park.

Ski: La station de ski de Samoëns est reliée au domaine skiable du Grand-Massif, 265 kms de piste comprenant Flaine, Samoëns, les Carroz, Morillon et Sixt Fer à Cheval. La maison se situe à moins de 2 km du centre du village et du départ des remontées mécaniques, où vous trouverez un immense parking.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Samoëns, Haute-Savoie

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer low season 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer middle season 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer high season 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer middle season 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Pre Christmas 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2018 New Year 2019
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
January 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter middle season 2019
26 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter high season 2019
9 Feb 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter middle season 2019
9 Mar 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £526.64


Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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