Chalet auberge in Villard Reculas, Alpe d'Huez, French Alps

Tastefully Converted Traditional Stone Chalet With Modern Facilities

Peaceful Alpine Village Location, Within Easy Access Of The Large Alpe D'huez Ski And Cycling Area

9 Guest Bedrooms - all with private facilities

  • Rates: (EUR)

    1800 - 5833WEEKLY
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    • Property type:Chalet
    • Sleeps:20 (9 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:8
    • Pets accepted
    • Internet access
    • Close to ski


    Property description

    Close to Alpe d’Huez, France. La Source chalet is owned and managed by Michael Baldwin – ski enthusiast, mountaineer and hotelier. The chalet is a converted 220 year old traditional Oisans stone barn south facing with panoramic views of the surrounding area. It has been renovated to an extremely high standard, keeping the charm and character of the building whilst creating modern facilities. A new extension was completed in 2009 to provide a further 2 modern and stylist bedrooms with Italian shower rooms. Within the extension on the lower ground floor is a modern professional kitchen and spacious storage areas. A large south facing decked area with outdoor spa compliments the interior of the chalet for sun lounging, Al fresco eating and general view gazing! There is plenty of parking close to the chalet and a free village navette bus will take you to the ski lifts - 300 metres away.

    Accommodation description

    Chalet La Source ( 9 Bedrooms)

    Close to Alpe d’Huez, La Source ski chalet is a converted 220 year old traditional Oisans stone barn south facing with panoramic views of the surrounding area. It has been renovated to an extremely high standard, keeping the charm and character of the building whilst creating modern facilities.

    Bedrooms: 9

    Bathrooms: 8

    Property Type: Chalet

    La Source chalet faces due south with uninterrupted views of the Romanche valley below and the mountains of the Oisans and Ecrin ranges facing La Source.
    In December and January the sun rises on the decking at 9.00am and sets at 4.00pm (7 hours) and during March and April the sun is still on the decking at 6.30pm - enjoy your post ski afternoon tea relaxing, enjoying the views and maybe some afternoon sun bathing!
    Relax in the jacuzzi as the sun is setting and watch the Chamois feeding in the fields below the chalet.
    Our guests tell us that the view from the chalet is one of the most spectacular sights from any ski chalet they have seen - come and judge for yourself!
    Secure covered bike storage and cycle work room, BBQ and outdoor seating and parasols.

    Important notes on accommodation

    Summary of the accommodation available: 20 guests.
    6 double/twin bedded rooms all with private facilities.
    1 double bedded room with private facilities.
    1 family bedroom with twin/double beds and bunk beds (room for 4 persons).
    1 bunk bedded room with private facilities - suitable for 2 children or 1 adult.

    Large vaulted lounge with plenty of comfortable sofas and a dining area with seating for 16 persons. A separate sun lounge with fantastic uninterrupted mountain views. this room has a flat screen TV and a full library of books, maps, guides etc and a wide selection board games. WIFI available throughout the chalet.
    A separate self contained apartment with galley kitchen and lounge area and 2 bedrooms can be combined with the main chalet for larger groups up to 20 persons

    Location Type: Rural, Village.


    Chalet La Source ( 9 Bedrooms) prices

    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    18 April 2015 - 30 May 2015 1800.00 5
    31 May 2015 - 27 June 2015 2100.00 5
    28 June 2015 - 22 August 2015 2520.00 5
    12 December 2015 - 19 December 2015 4375.00 7
    20 December 2015 - 2 January 2016 5833.00 7
    3 January 2016 - 6 February 2016 4375.00 7
    7 February 2016 - 5 March 2016 5833.00 7
    6 March 2016 - 16 April 2016 4375.00 7

    Notes on prices
    Prices indicated are for one week self catering for 20 persons with 9 bedrooms all with private facilities. email if you are interested to rent for a smaller group, and we can provide a quote on the numbers and bedrooms required. Prices include: bed linen, toiletries, and local tourist tax Please bring your own towels and beach towels for the spa or swimming pools End of week cleaning charge is €150.00 euros. Caution to be paid on arrival €500.00. All rental payments by bank transfer

    Changeover day
    Winter months: December 2014 to April 2015 - Saturday change over for self catering guests. Catered and B&B guests throughout the year - flexible arrivals and departures.

    Booking notes
    Please note: Prices indicated are for 20 persons maximum - 9 bedrooms on a self catering basis for one week - normally Saturday. The chalet is rented out for full occupancy during the main UK and European school holidays.
    If you are interested in renting the chalet for a smaller group from 12 to16 persons - please email your requirements for a revised quote
    B&B and evenings meals - enquire

    Half board and B&B arrangements are also provided throughout the year - email for details and prices.


    Chalet auberge in Villard Reculas, Alpe d'Huez, French Alps

    About the area

    Villard Reculas is a beautiful traditional French ski mountain village which is situated at 1550 metres. Whilst it remains unspoilt it has easy access to the enormous Alpe d’Huez ski resort. Snow cannons have now been installed from the top of Signal Hill to the lowest slopes in Villard Reculas, to ensure a snow-sure return pistes throughout the long season. Alpe d’Huez is one of France’s top five alpine high altitude ski resorts and boasts an excellent snow record and extended season. It is renowned for its sunshine record and spectacular views of the Ecrin National Park Mountains.La Source Ski Chalet recognise the importance of good organisation, and therefore we will ensure that you are provided with ski, snowboard and boot hire the evening of your arrival, and ski passes will be awaiting you in readiness for the first lift.
    We will make suggestions as to the most suitable ski schools, make reservations and introduce you to your school/instructor on your first day.

    How to get there
    Airport transfers to/from Grenoble are provided within the holiday price for our catered guests during the winter months. We can also provide airport transfers for our self catering guests during the winter season, and also offer a stop for food shopping en route back to La Source -email us for a costing
    The La Source minibus can transport 16 guests and is equipped with child seats
    A minibus service can be provided in the summer months for cyclists to and from Bourg d'Oisans or Allemont.

    Alpe d'Huez - 8kms. 15 minutes.
    Bourg d'Oisans - 15kms. 20 minutes.
    Grenoble - 50 Kms. 55 minutes.
    Grenoble St Geoirs Airport - 80kms. 1 hour 20 minutes.

    Further Details
    Owned and managed by Michael Baldwin – ski enthusiast, mountaineer, cyclist and hotelier.

    House swap
    House swap considered during the period 1 May to 30 June, and during the autumn period 1st August to 30 November.

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    Guest comments

    Craig family - thanks for an amazing Christmas and New Year 2013 stay at la Source. Great food, amazing hospitality and wonderful location to stay and ski from. We will be returning.Thank you

    Milson family February 2013. Thank you for your kind hospitality, great food and cheery faces. La Source is an absolute gem!

    Maiklem Family February 2013. Thank you Michael and Andy for a fantastic week. Great weather and snow and hospitality. Lovely to come back again after 4 years and hope to see you again!

    About the Owner

    Michael Baldwin - ski enthusiast, mountaineer, cyclist and hotelier.
    Settled at La Source in Villard Reculas after a career in London in the hospitality industry. Decided in 1998 to combine my professional expertise with my interests in mountains activities - in particular mountains sports: skiing, snow-shoeing, ski rando, hiking, Via ferrata, VTT, road cycling. Have not regretted the decision and enjoy hosting guests in the winter months around the Alpe d'Huez ski domaine, and in the summer pointing guests in the right direction for cycling and walking.

    Year property purchased: 1998

    What are the unique benefits of the property?

    La Source chalet has possibly the best alpine view in Villard Reculas! Spacious south facing decking with outdoor spa with uninterrupted views across the valley and peaks beyond. A small picturesque Alpine village, yet linked efficiently to the large Alpe d'Huez ski area During the summer months the outside spacious decking is ideal for relaxing and entertaining, with plenty of sun loungers, deck chairs and BBQ. a BBQ is available for guests use as well as the inviting hot tub A bike work shop has recently been constructed to offer a safe, secure and equipped area for those running cycle repairs!

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