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Traditional Chalet in the ski village,Chatel. Fantastic mountain views

18 Reviews
People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday chalet in Châtel - Chalet Les Clarines

Detached chalet, 3 floors - 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 8 to 10

Chalet Les Clarines is a traditional alpine chalet, with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious living area. The first floor boasts a modern open plan kitchen, dining table and a large sofa in front of an open fire. Two sets of double doors open onto a large L-shaped, south-facing balcony - which skirts its way round two sides of the building. You’ll see the breathtaking views for yourself as the sun creeps up over the valley in the morning.

On the second floor are four bedrooms - two with double beds and their own balcony, and two with 3 x single beds in each. There’s also a bathroom on this floor with a toilet, sink and bath/shower.

The ground floor has shower room (with a toilet), as well as plenty of storage space for skis, toboggans and other equipment. If a day in the mountains hasn’t worn you out enough, there’s even table-tennis to pass the time while the fondue's on the stove upstairs.

Winter: Châtel has an extensive ski area with runs to suit skiers and boarders of all abilities.

The whole village is served by a free ski-bus which gives easy access to ski lifts.

The resort is also part of the vast Portes du Soleil domain - the largest international linked ski area in the world with over 650 km of varied terrain spread across eight French and four Swiss resorts. This gives skiers and boarders an almost endless choice of runs on their doorstep

Summer: Although famous as a winter destination, Châtel is also a very popular mountain bike resort with the ski lifts opening between June and September for cyclists. Other attractions over the summer months include numerous activities such as windsurfing and sailing (on nearby Lake Geneva), white-water rafting, kayaking, paragliding, walking or simply relaxing in the sun.

More activities also include the Fantasticable, a zip-line extending between two mountain peaks, spanning the valley of pre-la-joux, over the ski lifts and the restaurants at Plaine Dranse.

In August, Chatel celebrates both the Fete St Laurent and the Fete Belle Dimanche. St laurent is the patron saint of Chatel and the village assumes a carnival atmosphere with floats and live entertainment. Belle Dimanche is the farmers tribute to the 'beautiful Sunday' and is held up in the Plaine Dranse area up from the ski lift Pierre Long.

Trips out and about: Situated between Paris and the Côte d’Azur, on the border with both Switzerland and Italy, and offering access to two international airports (Lyon and Geneva), impressive rail connections and a vast motorway network, the Rhône-Alpes region is at 'the crossroads of Europe'.

From here you have a choice of two international airports - Geneva and Lyon. Lake Geneva, or Lac Leman as it's called by the French is less than an hour away. You can visit the spa town of Evian and sample the famous water direct from the mountain source and maybe take a boat trip across Lale Geneva to the north side of the lake to Lausanne, a medieval town with Gothic cathedrals, Musée de l'Art Brut and the Olympics museum. At one end of this vast expanse of water is Geneva, one of the worlds most chic and cosmopolitan cities. Home to the world's tallest fountain, hundreds of world headquarters and some of the best Gastro experiences available. At the other end can be found Monthey and it's famous jazz festival.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

Reviews

4.9
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

Traditional Chalet in the ski village,Chatel. Fantastic mountain views
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
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4

Great Holliday

  • 4 of 5

Chatel is a beautiful place in a great ski area. We stay for a week in this chalet with my brothers family. The ski-bus stop was 50 meters form the chalet and the second stop for the ski-lift or some stops further for the super chatel. The view of the valley is impressive. The chalet is full equipped, the living room and kitchen are comfortable. The sleeping rooms are noisy, the second floor is based on wood and also the walls are of wood. That's a disadvantage, furthermore a delicious House on a really beautiful place!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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4

Great chalet with beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The chalet is well equiped and has enough space.

The beds were fine and the fireplace is nice. The price is absolut acceptable.

Short distance to Barbossine lift or to the skibus.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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5

Beautiful, well-equipped chalet with stunning view

  • 5 of 5

We found this chalet to be clean and well-equipped with stunning views over the beautiful town of Chatel. Frequent free buses, stopping within 100m of the chalet, allow easy access to the slopes and the town centre. A couple of the bedrooms are a bit of a squeeze if used by 3 people but this would be my only complaint. Otherwise highly recommended and would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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5

Spacious, lovely chalet nearby the skilift

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the chalet. All the rooms in the chalet are spacious, so much different from the infamous appartments in France. The kitchen was big so there was enough space for more people. There was a dinnertable big enough for 9-10 people. And the living room was spacious, with a log fire, we loved. The views over Chatel were excellent. The bedrooms were good and the beds also. Because the chalet is made of wood, it's a bit noisy. Downstairs there was a very big garage where we could put our ski equipment. Chatel itself is a very busy, noisy town,. The chalet however is in a quiet surrounding. There is a free skibus near by the chalet. Officially it's 100m but it looks like the busstop is almost in front of the house. With this bus you can go to Chatel or to Linga. Most of the times however we stopped at the Peti Chatel lift ( 2 stops ) The chairlift there brings you in a beautiful part of the skiing area.

Once we had dinner (pizza and all sorts of cheese dishes) at Hotel Arc en Ciel. The food was nice and it was a nice cosy restaurant.

So, we would definitely recommend this chalet to everyone. It's cosy and spacious. However there are 2 things we missed: a bakery (now we bought bread at the supermarket and baked it off in the oven) and an extra place to park the car. (there is room for 1 car in front of the garage; the other car we had to park at the street). The chalet next to us had 2 parkingplaces.

And last but not least... the contact with Sue, the owner, was very pleasant. In her emails, she gave us lots of information! And after we came home, she immediately gave us back our safety deposit. It's very nice to know that not only the chalet is very good but also that payment and so on is very correctly handled!! My compliments.

(I come from Holland. I did my best to write this comment in English)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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5

Spacious, lovely chalet nearby the skilift

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the chalet. All the rooms in the chalet are spacious, so much different from the infamous appartments in France. The kitchen was big so there was enough space for more people. There was a dinnertable big enough for 9-10 people. And the living room was spacious, with a log fire, we loved. The views over Chatel were excellent. The bedrooms were good and the beds also. Because the chalet is made of wood, it's a bit noisy. Downstairs there was a very big garage where we could put our ski equipment. Chatel itself is a very busy, noisy town,. The chalet however is in a quiet surrounding. There is a free skibus near by the chalet. Officially it's 100m but it looks like the busstop is almost in front of the house. With this bus you can go to Chatel or to Linga. Most of the times however we stopped at the Peti Chatel lift ( 2 stops ) The chairlift there brings you in a beautiful part of the skiing area.

Once we had dinner (pizza and all sorts of cheese dishes) at Hotel Arc en Ciel. The food was nice and it was a nice cosy restaurant.

So, we would definitely recommend this chalet to everyone. It's cosy and spacious. However there are 2 things we missed: a bakery (now we bought bread at the supermarket and baked it off in the oven) and an extra place to park the car. (there is room for 1 car in front of the garage; the other car we had to park at the street). The chalet next to us had 2 parkingplaces.

And last but not least... the contact with Sue, the owner, was very pleasant. In her emails, she gave us lots of information! And after we came home, she immediately gave us back our safety deposit. It's very nice to know that not only the chalet is very good but also that payment and so on is very correctly handled!! My compliments.

(I come from Holland. I did my best to write this comment in English)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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5

A spacious, comfortable chalet with great views

  • 5 of 5

We all thoroughly enjoyed our recent skiing holiday in Chatel and Chalet Clarines was the perfect place for our three generation family party. The bus stop for the regular bus service is a couple of minutes walk down the road and we hired our ski equipment from one of the ski hire shops in Petit Chatel, which are within walking distance.

We were pleasantly surprised by the size of the chalet which was equipped with everything we needed, including a cot and high chair. We really felt at home in the chalet and looked forward to relaxing in front of the log fire in the evenings.It is unusual to stay in ski accommodation where there is no need to compete for comfortable seating!

The booking process was totally trouble free and we would definitely recommend Chalet Clarines as an ideal choice for a larger group....you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Arc en ciel, Petit Chatel
Nearest Ferry
830 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
Aigle, Switzerland
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Monthey, Switzerland
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Arc en ciel
Nearest Ski
600 Metres
Barboissine
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
THonon-le -Bains (Lake Beach)
Car: recommended

Chatel sits on the border of the French/Swiss Alps, midway between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, in the heart of the largest Ski resort in Europe - the Portes du Soleil. One of the most picturesque ski stations in the area, Chatel is just 80 min. from Geneva airport and linked into the other popular ski areas of Avoriaz, Morzine, Champery, Morgins and Les Gets. Lifts in the Port du Soleil operate all year round, making Chatel a popular destination for winter skiing, but also for mountain biking, cycling and walking enthusiasts during the summer months.

Chalet Les Clarines sits above the main Chatel town, and along with breathtaking views of Abondance Valley, it makes the most of the alpine sunshine before it sets over Mont De Grange opposite. To get into the ski system in the morning - a free shuttle bus stops 100m up the road. From here you have a choice of four lift locations from which to start your day – the nearest one at just 600m away.

Ski: Chatel is in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski - the largest ski area in Europe. This area links 12 ski stations with 650 km of pistes (including 10 snow parks) and caters for all abilities. With about 200 lifts in total, spread over 14 valleys and about 400 square miles, Portes du Soleil ranks among the two largest ski areas in the world (the other being Les Trois Vallees). As with many other Alpine ski resorts, the lower slopes of the Portes du Soleil have snow-making facilities to extend the skiable season by keeping the lower slopes open during the warmer months.

Although not a ski-to-door, getting into the ski system from Chalet Les Clarines is easy. A free shuttle bus stops 100m up the road, and will link you into the Porte du soleil via Super Châtel, perfect for Blue/ Green slope beginners or Linga/Pre La Joux, offering far more challenging Red/Black slopes with tremendous off-piste.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Châtel, Portes du Soleil area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
summer season
30 Jul 2016 - 9 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£810
for 7 nights
£810
 
 
late summer season
10 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£767
for 7 nights
£767
 
 
off season
1 Oct 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£767
for 7 nights
£767
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £213

Flexible on change over day -please ask. We will take long weekend bookings on occasions -so please ask.
Rental includes provision of bedding and towels and cleaning after your stay.
A non - refundable deposit of 30% is required to secure the booking with the balance payable 4 weeks before arrival.
A security deposit of 250 Euro (£200) is required (payable with the balance payment)

30% of the rental amount secures the booking. The balance plus a security deposit of 250 euros or £200 are due to be paid 4 weeks before the start of the holiday. If the rental conditions are met, the security deposit is paid back in full within 2 weeks of the end of the holiday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Châtel in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed
  • There is a travel cot at the chalet. Please let us know if you would like to use it. There is also a high-chair.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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