Charming Chalet Comfortable And Homely, Great Views, Skiing Close By
Chalet Hibou is a modern 2005 construction made of French fine timber, the property has been fitted with the best insulation and the addition of a geothermal heating system makes it a unique experience. The cold will never be a problem, double-glazing ensures the chalet is very luminous and its south facing position gives it the best possible exposure all year round.
The chalet has been constructed as two separate but join-able units by means of a door, this gives the house a variable of accommodation possibilities, the whole chalet sleeps 10 / 13 people but if divided into two units, the larger 6 adults & 2 children the smaller 4 people. Also this means 2 dinning and sitting areas plus 2 fully equipped kitchens, so for large groups of one or more families this proves to be very useful, the smaller aged members of the group in one area and the elders in another, for both eating, playing or watching television. But if desired in the main part of the chalet one can easily eat all together.
The location of the chalet is in the small hamlet of saint Chaffrey just a few hundred metres from the main church, one gets the feel of being part of the village, it s a 2 minute walk down to the shop and the bus stop. During the season a shuttle bus passes frequently to take skiers to the main ski area of Chantemerle 5 minutes down the road. Parking is free and it isn't a problem find space.
The chalet is thus composed:
Ground Floor, the entrance where one has plenty of sitting space to break down from one's ski gear and hang it to dry, no need to look for radiators as all heating is under the floor and it is very efficient and just by leaving everything on the rack it is ready for use the next day, also on this floor one has a laundry room with washing machine and drier, ski boot heater for 6 pairs, separate wc, a sauna and shower will be installed in spring 2013.
1st floor an open plan kitchen area, induction cooker and all appliances including dishwasher, with large tables for dinning, sitting room with comfortable sofas and fireplace, iphone bose sound system.
Television room with 50 inch flat screen, dvd, vhs, bose surround home theatre, Shower room with basin and wc, Study the house has wifi internet and 160 satellite channels.
From the study one can go through to the other part of the chalet.
2nd Floor, master double bedroom king size and private balcony with spectacular views on the Alps, large bathroom with Jacuzzi, shower walk in, double basin, separate wc, twin bedroom with private balcony also with spectacular views, 2nd double bedroom with staircase which leads to a mezzanine with 2 other beds for children. All main bedrooms have custom fitted mattress, all linen and towels are provided.
Ground floor, entrance, bunk bedroom, shower room and separate wc
1st floor open plan sitting and dining room, with fully fitted kitchen again with all creature comforts, including a dishwasher. A sofa turns into a very comfortable bed 160 x 190 i.e. a queen size bed.
2nd floor a very large master double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and separate wc, a balcony gives this room the magic of dawn coming through the huge window with magnificent views on the mountains at the back of Briancon.
The chalet as a whole sleeps 12 adults and 2 kids (in the mezzanine as only access is from the double bedroom below), it is very comfortable for family winter holidays and also for summer ones.
If you make the experience you shall undoubtedly come again as the Serre Chevalier ski resort is unforgettable.
Top Traveller Review
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(9 traveller reviews)
Chalet perfetto in tutto. Comodissimo per 10 persone. Ottimo rapporto qualità/prezzo. Nessun problema per la distanza dalle piste da sci perché esiste un ottimo servizio skibus. Very recommended.
Wonderfull chalet, great owner
What to say...the place is just fantastic. we spent a week (4 couples with 5 kids) The location is very close to any place around for ski. Also shopping, supermarket and restaurant are right there. The house is superb, beautiful design, and well furnished (even too well to be a place to rent). During our stay we had a couple of problems but everything has been fixed in less then one hour. Also the communication with the owner has been great. is the place anybody would like to own
Skiing week at le Chalet Hibou
We spent a wonderful week at the Chalet Hibou. It is a very confortable and cost place. It is nicely decorated. The rooms are comfortable (be aware of the feather pillows if you are allergic) the number of bathroom is impressive and they are all well equipped.
We spent our time altogether around the fireplace in the main living room when the kids could play on the TV set in the other living room. The kitchens are fully equipped and allowed us to prepare great meals.
Again a very nicely decorated house and chalet, in the pure mountain style. We enjoyed the sauna everyday and had plenty of room to put away our clothes and stuff.
The surrounding of the chalet is just nice and quiet. Be aware that the pathway can be transformed in a mud road during the winter and if it snows. The garden is very large and offers a great view on the mountain.
We spent a wonderful week over there.
Vacances de rêve au Chalet le Hibou
Le chalet est merveilleux à vivre pour une grande famille avec ses deux salons et ses deux cuisines-salle à manger. Tout le monde trouve sa place quelque soit la génération. Le sauna et la baignoire jacuzzi sont un plus après une bonne journée de ski ainsi que le chauffe chaussures de ski. Les lits sont très confortables, la terrasse plein soleil est un grand atout. Cette semaine de Noël 2015 était presque sans neige mais on a pu quand même skier sur les quelques pistes ouvertes. Les cours de ski pour les enfants ont quand même eu lieu. Le descriptif correspond bien à la réalité qui est vraiment formidable et que nous recommandons sincèrement. Venez et vous ne serez pas déçus !! Eléna
vacanze da sogno
In uno chalet da sogno le più belle vacanze bianche. Hibou è semplicemnte perfetto, caldo e accogliente, equipaggiato al top, confortevole e romantico con una grande attenzione al risparmio energetico e al rispetto dell'ambiente (per noi cosa fondamentale da insegnare a nostra figlia). Lo raccomandiamo sicuri per chiunque aspiri a una vacanza in relax e con il conforto di un panorama stupendo. Stefano, Arianna e Micol
Hibou è un super chalet per vacanze da sogno. La proprietà è cordiale e disponibile a risolvere qualsiasi esigenza, la casa è superaccessoriata. Insomma decisamente il meglio per adulti e anche bambini. Stefano, Milano
Activity and Interests
Serre Chevalier is a large valley opened on South between the Lautaret pass and Briançon where several villages and hamlets are set from the most modern to the most authentic.
Serre Chevalier is one of the biggest skiing domain of Europe
250, km of runs of 1200 2800 m high from beginner to expert !
Serre Chevalier is located in the department of the Hautes Alpes in the Paca region. The Hautes-Alpes department is the only department of the Alps range which has all of his territory in the mountains. It is the highest department of the Alps
The skiing domain spreads on several communes
- Chantemerle (Saint-Chaffrey)
- Villeneuve ('La Salle les Alpes')
- Le Monêtier-les-Bains
In the heart of the resort Serre Chevalier 1400 you can find ski lifts as well as from the skiing schools and shops. On the edge of a cross-country ski track, hike and mountain bike paths.
Golf: The Golf Course in Montgenevre has nine holes x 36 on 3 000 m long and 131 slopes.
you can play 18 holes on the cross-border golf course (Montgenèvre / Clavière, Italy).
Adult and child courses
Intensive, semi-intensive juniors trainings
Technical data sheet 18-holes golf course.
Time of play on the 18- hole golf course there and back: 4 hours
Total par, there and back: 68
1st way: 37
2 way (return): 31
White distances: 5355m
Yellow distances: 5072m
Blue distances: 4364m
Red distances: 4293m
Dames Blanc 130 slope yellow 126, blue 117, red 116
Homme Blanc 124 slope yellow 120, blue 113, red 112.
Ski: Serre Chevalier is one of the largest ski resorts in Europe of 1200 2800 m height from beginners to experts!
The resort of 13 villages, is spread over 4 areas: Briançon, Chantemerle, Villeneuve-la-Salle and Monêtier-les-Bains at the edge of the Natural Park of 'Les Écrins'.
Intensive skiing in high mountain environment, peaceful skiing in the larch forests, family skiing in the protected areas for everyone to enjoy Serre Che !
A total of 250 km of sheer joy with 300 days of sun per year !
Serre Chevalier has:
101 runs +
- 12 black runs
- 37 red runs
- 28 blue runs
- 24 green runs
62 cable cars
- 2 Gondolas
- 5 aerial lift
- 10 detachable chairlifts
- 11 fix chair lifts
- 28 ski lifts
- 3 cord lifts
- 3 travelators
The ski area of Serre Chevalier has one of the most important artificial snow networks in Europe (154 acres) in order to ski throughout winter.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
4 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest|
25 Feb 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£424|
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- pets considered
- smoking allowed
- autumn foliage
- theme parks
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- ski lift pass
- whitewater rafting
- 230 m²
- main chalet ground floor - Shower Enclosure, this is part of the sauna room
- main chalet ground floor - Toilet, separate wc
- main chalet 1st floor - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- annex chalet 2nd floor - Bath with Shower
- main chalet 2nd floor master - Shower Enclosure, Jacuzzi, double basin
- main chalet 2nd floor - Toilet, separate wc
- annex chalet ground floor - Shower Enclosure
- annex chalet 2nd floor - Toilet, separate wc
- annex chalet ground floor - Toilet, separate wc
- 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
- main master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- main guest - 1 Double Bed
- main twin - 2 Single Bed
- annex master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- annex bunk - 2 Single Bed
- main mezzazine - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Really only for children, access from the main guest bedroom
- All bedroom have custom fitted mattress made in the uk
- The Chalet has a boot heated rack, so one can turn it on when having breakfast to find ones boots pleasantly warm and dry.