“If you live in a sprawling estate in the countryside, the Last Chalet in the Village will feel like home, but for those where home is the smoke and bright lights of the city, there are few places on earth that rejuvenate the spirit as much as this adorable hideaway in the Alps"
The Main Chalet
The property is, in fact, 3 buildings, set in its own orchard and surrounded by meadows and forest.
The main chalet sleeps 12 guests in its 2 master rooms and 4 twin or double guest rooms. Each accesses a bath or shower room, and each bedroom has its own style, be it with art deco or Biedermeier furniture, or with a nod to the seasons or the passions of the owners' family.
There is plenty of room for cots and roll-out beds in the master bedrooms and mezzanine, and parties up to 14 could easily stay in the chalet.
Upstairs is a large open-plan 550 square foot breakfast and dining room, with ceiling-to-floor east-facing panoramic windows, and a 15ft handmade oak banqueting table for 18. There is a chimney and sofa corner with a 42in flatscreen TV for those who can’t wait until the end of dinner. Breakfast can be taken as a group or on the breakfast balcony in the morning sun.
Above is a mezzanine play-area with wii and games. It can double-up for extra sleepers.
The kitchen is equipped with everything and anything a large group would need, with 2 ovens, 6 hobs and a large 650L American Fridge. Fondue and half-moon raclette sets, Smeg mixers, kettel and toaster. Faience chinawear and crystal glassware.
The floor below is an open-plan 550 square ft lounge, with panoramic 3-sided windows capturing both the early morning sun and summer sunset, a further fireplace, art deco furniture, a drinks bar and games, retro TV, video and an eclectically stocked book library (full Harry Potter series in English and French, Dickens, Bronte, Austin, Hardy collections, Modern classics, Steinbeck, Zola, Moliere, Stendhal, biographies etc). Both Kitchen, dining and lounge rooms are equipped with Bose Bluetooth sound systems.
This lounge leads to one of the property’s many sun decks and BBQ areas.
Master Bedroom 1. 300 sq ft with a 6ft6 wide Super kingsize bed, flatscreen television and en-suite bath/shower/wc. Gabbeh rugs and choice of down or allergy free pillows.
Master bedroom 2. 320 sq ft shares its "jack and jill" bathroom with one of the junior bedrooms, making an ideal family room. Faux fur bedspeads and footers, flatscreen TV and choice of pillows.
Bedroom 3-6: Each has its own bath or shower room, satellite TV. Down and allergy free pillows.
The Little Chalet (La maison des amis)
The ground floor is open-plan with a spacious lounge area, well-equipped kitchen and central fireplace and chimney. Upstairs is an open plan, open bathroom, intimate space for close friends and family.
Below the little chalet is the property’s sauna and its well-stocked wine cellar,
Gardens, Decks, Jacuzzis and stuff
The chalet is surrounded by apple, pear and cherry trees, as well as Silver birch and the native evergreens.
There is enough apple and pear to make us cider and perry for the whole year, and Autumn guests are welcome to pick as much as they can eat.
There are 3 barbeque areas and sundecks, a badminton court, jacuzzi, sauna, garden swings, hidden wine cellar and a treehouse.
The third building, as old as the village, is vacant but makes the most fabulous summer playhouse for children, surrounded by old carts from the last century and apple trees.