5 Bedroom Traditional Alpine Chalet in Chatel, the Rhone Alps, France
- Village / Rural
- Baby Equipment
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Sauna or Steam Room
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
Charming, traditional and delightfully alpine, this authentic chalet in a village in the Rhone Alps, just 2 miles from the Switzerland border is part of the Portes de Soleils ski area. It has spacious interiors, a cosy atmosphere and a beautiful setting all year round. Come snow or sunshine, Chalet Gallois Chatel offers a warm and characterful welcome for up to 10 people,
With the help of local craftsmen, the chalet has undergone extensive renovation and now offers an unbeatable combination of old-style features and contemporary amenities. The open plan living area, with its wood burning stove, chestnut flooring and wooden beams, is the perfect setting for wine, games and good company, the bedrooms sleep up to 10 people in comfort, and the mod cons are completely up to date. And on your doorstep you will find incredible scenery, mountain air and a huge array of both summer and winter activities. This is a truly enchanting setting for a holiday with family and friends. Tourist Board Registration Number 74063 000030 IO.
Situated in the beautiful Abondance Valley, Chatel is the perfect location all year round. In winter, the Portes di Soleil ski resort is just a short distance from the chalet (and there are plenty of other pistes nearby) and in summer you can enjoy mountain bike trails, a spa and swimming pool complex, a small golf course, mini golf, petanque, tennis, fishing, rock climbing, horse riding and (of course) hiking. Adrenalin junkies can go para gliding or white water rafting on the River Dranse, the heart of the village with its restaurants and shops is just a short walk away, or you could take a day trip to Lake Geneva, Castle Chillon near Montreux or the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.
Geneva Airport is 90 minutes away. The chalet is 15 miles from the nearest motorway.
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Opposite the chalet
The heart of the chalet is the open plan living area, complete with seating in front of the fireplace, a large dining table and a well-equipped kitchen area. There are five bedrooms - four doubles and one twin – as well as two shower rooms and an additional bathroom with a Jacuzzi-style bath. Keep children happy with a football table in the playroom and keep adults happy with the sauna – where better to relax after a long day? WiFi, Satellite TV, a Wii console, a DVD player and a Bose sound system are all provided.
Outside there are two patio areas with furniture for al fresco dining, and there is also a lovely garden with a mountain stream running alongside it.
Conditions of Rental
Bedding and towels are available if required, as are a cot and highchair etc. Linen, towels and cleaning are included for bookings of one week or more. Weekly bookings normally commence on a Saturday but there is flexibility. A 350 euro damage deposit is required, as is a deposit of 25%. Your nearest ski hire is 200 yards away from the chalet.
In these difficult times you can have the reassurance that we are complying with all the relevant enhanced cleaning protocols.
Update 5th November 2020
At the moment both French and Swiss authorities are saying that the Portes du Soleil area will be open as normal, with no restrictions on the number of skiers allowed on the slopes and no problem moving between countries. People will need to wear a mask whilst queueing for and riding a ski lift and numbers per lift will be reduced, so expect longer waiting times. Restaurants and bars will be open but with fewer tables available and masks must be worn when not seated at the table. The bus service will also operate with a reduced capacity. Obviously this is an ever changing scenario and depends very much on what Regional, National and International lockdowns are in place. We wait and see….