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7 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms traditional chalet. Cater for yourselves in style
4 doubles, 3 twins, 1 cot The White Company linen provided with large bath sheet towels
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 14
Minimum age of primary renter:
- The attached Rental Terms explain more but we simply ask that you remember that this is a family home that we rent and treat the chalet accordingly.
- English, French
About Jane Treacher
We have been visiting Morzine for over 25 years as a couple and our children have grown up skiing and hiking in the area. Our greatest pleasure has been to ski and walk in the mountains away from the crowds including over into Switzerland. Today we spend a quarter of our year in Morzine which is why the chalet is unavailable for a large part of the year. Because the chalet is first and foremost a family home we try to rent the chalet for just a couple of weeks a year. That said, it has been a pleasure to welcome guests over the year and no-one comes just once.
Jane Treacher purchased this Chalet in 2002
Why Jane Treacher chose Morzine
After looking at probably every property in the Morzine area in 2000 we were taken to see a run down old barn in the most beautiful valley 5km and 200m above Morzine. The road up the valley went nowhere so traffic was limited to the local people who came to walk. The barn was on its last legs and was never going to be able to be converted. We had seen enough pre-fabricated chalets to know that we wanted something more in keeping with a traditional Haut Savoie farmhouse but with a contemporary style. Local architect, M Marullaz, worked with us to ensure that we could source 200 year old pine and work with local stone masons to create something sympathetic to the locality but with large internal spaces that would never be found in an ancient farmhouse where space meant cold in the winter. Everyone who worked on the chalet construction was local and this is a source of pride both for us and the artisans who helped us at a time before chalets were constructed in great numbers. The party to celebrate the construction was certainly one to remember.
What makes this Chalet unique
We have lived in this beautiful chalet for 13 years and when we return for a holiday we are still struck by the breathtaking height of living area and its stunning beam construction. We have never seen it anywhere else before or since. Ample space is not something nomally associated with staying in a chalet. The second feature that strikes us (obviously excluding the magnificent views of Pointe de d'angolon and Les Terres Maudits) is that we seem to have snow for most of the season and Morzine, the town, doesn't. When you look out of the windows in the morning on a ski holiday you want to see snow, when you have children you don't want them under your feet so send them into the garden with sledges, and if you are a good skier return to chalet from the top of Avoriaz down the most superb off piste run. We also get some great wildlife in our valley: badgers, foxes, hares, deer, stoats, Golden Eagles and Buzzards, and countless other birds. There is also something very exciting in the summer about setting off on a multi day hike through mountains in France and Switzerland by simply walking out of your front door. And then we have Morzine, a pretty alpine town just down the road, which you can get to by car or the excellent local shuttle bus. Morzine has everything from restaurants and bars to ski lifts and ski hire shops. In summer, the ski shops turn into mountain bike hire shops and the ski lifts take bikers and walkers into the mountains. But if you find a better fondu or tartiflette than Valerie's only a few meters away at Chez La'yanne let us know!