Chalet Beinn is a charming barn conversion retaining many original features. It is a five bedroom all ensuite chalet situated in the small Alpine village of St Jean D'Aulps, 6km from the resort of Morzine in the Rhones-Alps region of France. The main living area (over 90m2) incorporates the kitchen, dining and lounge area giving ample space for a busy house. The dining table easily sits 14 for an enjoyable night in. A separate TV lounge area is located upstairs (Freesat HD – BBC, ITV, etc.) The chalet has central heating throughout as well as a beautiful open fire keeping the chalet warm throughout the winter. The chalet also includes a bar area, pc and free WiFi throughout.
A separate ski locker is located outside the front door helping to remove the clutter after a day on the slopes. There is ample space for three cars in the driveway, additional cars can easily be parked on the street.
Getting There: The easiest airport for regular flights and good onwards links is Geneva, however Chambery, Annecy and Lyon airports offer flexible alternatives, particularly in the height of the season.
From the airport there are regular shuttle buses that can be booked online offering fast and simple transfers either direct to the chalet or to the centre of Saint Jean D'Aulps.
Alternatively there are various car hire companies available at all the main airports.
Those coming from London may wish to consider the Eurostar Ski Train.
Food/Eating Out: There are three main restaurants in Saint Jean d'Aulps village offering excellent food. The Haute-Savoie area is renowned for its tartiflette made with potatoes, reblochon cheese, cream, and lardons which is a must try for the first time traveller. Additional favourites like Fondue and Raclette are also widely available. Staff are generally able to communicate in English where necessary.
The local Abondance cheese is also worth a try.
Additional restaurants can be found in Morzine and Les Gets as well as a new establishment in Seytroux.
Mountain/Hill Walking: The French Alps are the ideal location for walkers in the summer. The main ski lifts run to provide quick access to the best routes for an unforgettable experience.