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Charming Chalet with large south facing gardens and panoramic views

Bedrooms 2
Space 624 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, chalet, open fire, surrounded by a large garden and meadows

Chalet Clos is an enviable location - 8 minutes by car into Samoens but high enough above the village to give you a real feel of being in the mountains. The chalet is ideal for winter, spring and summer holidays.

The gardens surrounding the chalet are large and sunny. In front of the chalet there is a wild flower meadow and beyond stunning views of the Grand Massif. Behind the chalet is another meadow and un-interrupted views up to Col de Joux Plane.

On winter evenings there is nothing better than lighting a large log fire in the lounge (logs provided) and watching a film - a range of DVD's are available.

The house was originally converted from an upland barn and in the twin bedroom, the original wooden beams are exposed.

Samoens is a small, historic, thriving French market town and summer and winter sports resort in the Grand Massif Alpine area. Samoens is the only ski resort to be also listed a town of historical and architectural interest. Open all year round Samoens has a wide selection of bars, restaurants and shops, and a historic market square.

Winter Holidays

The 8 person gondola can whisk skiers and boarders to Samoens 1600 and the Grand Massif ski area including Flaine, Les Carroz and Morrillon in just 8 minutes. Samoens has an excellent snow record with some 265 km of pistes in the wider area, between 700m and 2500m, including the snow-sure slopes of Flaine. Routes are close by at Morillion and Col de Joux Plane. A new larger ice rink is opening in the town centre February 2015 and activities such as dog sledging are also available. Cross Country and Nordic skiing is available on the valley floor or at Col de Joux Plane.

Summer Holidays

From the garden you can hear the sound of cow bells and the small stream otherwise, all is peace and tranquility. Dine outside in the sun or beneath shady pine trees while your children play in the ample garden or surrounding meadows. When you are feeling active there are walks and mountain bike trails from the front door and for road cyclists the chalet is just off the infamous Col de Joux Plane route. Our favorite walk starts from the front door with a path to the village below, with stunning views of the Giffre valley below, the Grand Massif and Mont Blanc.

Warm summers offer plenty of opportunity to swim, walk, cycle, go rafting or visit the neighbouring towns and lakes. Samoens has an outdoor leisure complex, with 2 beautiful lakes, outdoor swimming pools and a 60 metre water slide, tennis courts, basket ball, roller-blade / skateboard park and an Indiana Jones park (assault course) and in nearby Morillion enjoy fresh water swimming or picnic beside Lac Bleu.

There is also white water rafting, canoeing / kayaking and Samoens village has plenty of out-door cafés and restaurants and the beautiful botanical gardens, “La Jaysinia” just off the village square.

The Giffre valley famed for its flora, fauna and stunning scenery offers walks to suit all abilities at differing altitudes. All routes are clearly marked. For MTB enthusiasts there are hundreds of miles of MTB paths with lifts at Samoens and Morillion open during the summer. Each ride is graded according to length and difficulty.

The historic towns of Evian, Thonon Les Bains, Chamonix, Mont Blanc and Annecy and are all in easy reach for days out.

More Details

Property Manager
Frances Morrissey
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

About Frances Morrissey

We are a family of five and visit ourselves at least four times a year, including twice a year for skiing. When our children were smaller, they liked nothing better than playing in the large meadow, surrounding woods and a small stream that runs near the chalet. Our eldest son enjoyed the skiing so much over the years, he is now a ski instructor!

Frances Morrissey purchased this chalet in 2008

Why Frances Morrissey chose Samoëns

If you want access to great skiing in Winter, or walks, wildlife and cycling in Summer (all from the front door), and be far enough from the village to have stunning views, this Chalet is for you. We regularly have return visitors who love Chalet Clos Parchet's charm and location.

What makes this chalet unique

There aren't many small chalets in Haut Savoie, so Clos Parchet gives you the opportunity to stay in a whole chalet for the price of an apartment, with all the benefits such as privacy, peace and quiet.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet around the Samoëns around the Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 624 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has been well designed and has a large walk in shower, built in pine vanity unit and two sinks. We have recently upgraded the toilet. There is plenty of storage and room for drying towels and ski clothes if necessary.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 - 1 Double Bed
    2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The master bedroom is a large sunny room with oak floor, double fitted wardrobe and views towards the Grand Massif from the two windows. You can check out the snow conditions from the comfort of the large bed. The small balcony and external stairs giving direct access to the gardens provide an unusual feature. The bed is kingsize with a good quality mattress and, according to our guests 'extremely comfortable'. Second Bedroom Painted white with two single beds and a sloping roof this bedroom also faces south and has a cosy feel. Again guests have commented on the high quality mattresses which ensure a good nights sleep.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Charming Chalet with large south facing gardens and panoramic views
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews
Buckinghamshire, UK

A perfect alpine getaway.

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend Chalet Clos Parchet for everyone who would like a real Alpine getaway. I loved it so much that I have stayed twice! It is perched high up the mountain with the most wonderful views in all directions. Having breakfast out side was a real treat, especially with the sound of the stream bubbling away and in the spring you can hear the cow bells in the distance.

It is away from the more tourist areas and yet in easy reach of the main village below which has amble parking and a great range of restaurants and bars.

The chalet itself is quite charming and really warm and cosy with the log fire. The sofas are are roomy and very comfortable, especially after a days activities. The bathroom has a great shower and there was enough hot water for everyone to have a long shower. The bathroom itself was really warm so getting dry whilst watching the snow falling outside was very pleasant. The kitchen had everything we needed and the coffee cafetiere was a nice touch. The beds were clean and comfortable and there was plenty of duvets.

We flew in from a regional airport to Geneva and the one hour journey to the chalet was very straight forward. On our second trip we used the tom tom and it took us right to the door!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2009
  • Date of Stay: February 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hansel & Gretel compact and bijou. Just lovely.

  • 4 of 5

We were charmed from the minute we arrived. It is set halfway up the Col de Joux Plane, overlooking the valley and mountains beyond. Stunning scenery. The chalet itself has everything you need except perhaps a washing machine. Comfortable beds, a relaxing lounge area and a good sized bathroom. A true Alpine base from which to explore the area.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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Amazing chalet for a true mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

The chalet was an amazing place to stay for a month in the mountains. Situated about 10 mins drive from the centre of Samoens, the location is beautiful and perfect for a secluded stay in nature. The chalet was equipped with everything you could possibly need, and the whole experience was excellent. Hope to stay again next time!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
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Really nice and cosy chalet!

  • 5 of 5

The chalet has a lot of character, is very comfortable. We really enjoyed the well-equipped kitchen and the cosy fire. Really nice view from the bedrooms in the morning and a nice feeling of being high up and remote, in a rural environment. But only 10 minute drive away from Samoens village centre which is very lively. We'd love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
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Great Property

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property about 10 minutes drive up towards the Col de Joux Plane from Samoens with a nice view down and across the valley. It was in a quiet area with no very close neighbours and just a few other properties nearby. The property was clean, comfortable, and very well equipped. There was a wide variety of hiking routes in the valley which were a short drive away and a few you could do from the door. Overall, highly recommended and we would definitely consider staying again. .

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Absolutely fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect, the chalet is marvellous, 10min from the center of Samoens, really a beautiful place!!!!

We're going back, that's for shure!

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
880 Kilometres
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
4 Kilometres
Grans Massif Express, Samoens
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Lac Bleu, Morillion
Car: necessary


1 hours and 18 minutes drive to Geneva International Airport (GVA)

1 Hour and 24 minutes drive to Chambéry Airport (CMF)

2 Hour and 5 minutes drive to Grenoble-Isère (GNB)

2 hours and 5 minutes drive to Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS)


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover day is normally Saturday.
Out of peak season we offer shorter, flexible stays.
Included in the price is bed linen, bed making, taxes, electricity and heating and cleaning. Towels can be hired at time of reservation, please contact the property manager for details.
Payment can be made through HomeAway or by bank transfer,

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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