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Beautiful, spacious chalet apartment in Morillon,close by Samoens Haute Savoie

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,087 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Sleeps 6+ in 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large living dining kitchen

Located near the exclusive Samoens resort, Chalet le Cret overlooks the Giffre Valley with stunning views of Le Criou and Les Dents Blanches. It is newly built in the tradition of Savoyard farmhouses with stone walls and seasoned timber structure above. Located on the ground floor, this 4* apartment is beautifully furnished with traditional touches, offering you comfort and lots of space. It provides all the amenities of modern living, well insulated with under floor heating, combined with a beautiful traditional fireplace with wood-burning stove in the great living space along with a well equipped kitchen and large refectory dining table. The sleeping arrangements are 2 double bedrooms, a twin bedded room, and luxury bathroom and shower room. The living room has a small double sofa bed and a cot folding futon bed is available. All rooms have views across the valley to the mountains beyond. Set in its own grounds extending to 2 hectares there is plenty of room for children of all ages to play safely outside; a perfect base for your alpine holiday.

Veronique Despreaux
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Veronique Despreaux

We are both architects and divide our time each year between London and the Haute Savoie

Veronique Despreaux purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Veronique Despreaux chose Morillon

We fell in love with the old farm sitting in its alpine pasture that had stood here for 100+ years. Unfortunately it was suffering from years of neglect so we painstakingly rebuilt it and took the opportunity to add in lots of insulation and a geo thermal heat pump and other luxuries that the old farm never had.

What makes this apartment unique

All the charm of an old farm chalet with plenty of space in and around and all the luxuries of home. The views of the Dents Blanches and Le Criou across the valley can be seen from every window. The chalet sits on the old road up to Morillon 1100 which is 'green' on the Michelin maps, meaning picturesque and not to be missed. Lots of walkers come by admiring the twisting road and the beautiful views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

For two weeks, we, a Dutch family stayed in this lovely house, more than just an apartment!

The two bathrooms are really great and the living room and extra chair from the bedroom provides even cosy sitting around the fireplace for 7 people. The dining table has ample space for even 10 persons!

We stayed with kids for lessons in Samoens and 9 weeks in Morillon! The Morillon centre lift is most close +/- 3 min by car. The Vercland lift is really nice because it is not so busy on vacation weeks. Vercland lift is also good for parking your car easy and very close to the lift. We also drove to Samoens 1600 for the kid’s lessons. This is great when the lessons are early. By car it takes about 10-15 minutes, you have enough parking space and are close to the area +/- 1 minute walk to where the kids have their lessons! We recommend Zigzag Sui. Small classes and the teacher Sebastian even spoke some “Nederlands”. So, if we can, we will return for sure. It is a house that has everything you need to make yourself at home on a holiday!


Feb 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Morillon in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1087 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Rental price does not include bed and bath linen. € 13,00 per person for bed linen and bed made. € 8,00 per person for bath linen.
  • Keeper option available for delivery of linen only.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Towels are normally not provided , but we can provide them for you should you wish for an extra fee (Please enquire) Also,all towels may be hired from the Pressing du Giffre: 00 33 4 50 90 19 43.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 140x200
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2no 90x200
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 160x200
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Sofa Bed 130x190
  • There will be duvets, pillows and protectors for your use. Bed linens are normally not provided but we can collect sheets and make beds for you for an extra fee (please enquire) Should you arrive in time, you also have the possibility to hire and collect on your way the necessary laundry at the Blanchisserie du Giffre in Verchaix. +33 4 50 90 18 80 Please specify pillow size 50x70 .
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Water is from a local mountain spring and is filtered through charcoal and UV filters. The water is tasted on an annual basis for purity and safety.


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Beautiful, spacious chalet apartment in Morillon,close by Samoens Haute Savoie
average rating of 4.78125 based on 48 reviews

Perfect setting for a White Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one week over Christmas and was lucky to get a lot of snow. The chalet is spacious and very well equipped, especially the kitchen with the new oven. The hot water, heating and fireplace worked very well. We traveled with our 2.5 year old toddler and the main bedroom had more than enough space for the wooden crib (provided by the property owners).

The ski lifts, Morillon and Samoens are just a couple of minutes from the chalet by car.

The owner responded promptly to all our questions - each time within a few hours. Very friendly and helpful.

I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Be aware

  • 2 of 5

I did not read the find print and found out later that linen is not included in the deal.

It took 12 hours to get hot water and the only heater upon arrival was a space heater.

We went out and bought firewood the following day and 2more space heaters were delivered the 2 nd night.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dorothy, I am sorry you did not realised the bed linen was not included in the rental price . I understand you saw our property on the Home-Away American site where linen is always included in the rental price . It is not always the case on the UK site . All the information was fully displayed in the description and I am sorry you missed it at first . As a friendly gesture, I have provided you with my own bed and bath linen for six for the small cost of € 50 , 1/3 of the normal price . I am really sorry the flat was cold when you arrived in the evening. We were having lovely weather in London and it escaped me that the weather was particularly cold in Morillon for the season. The flat was prepared for your arrival a few hours before your arrival and I should have put several heaters and the hot water on 24 hours before. Unfortunately, maintenance was carried out on our heat pump and it was not functioning momenta-rally during your visit. Please , do accept all my apologies and I will in the future always check accurately the weather in mid season at the time of my guests visits as to heat the flat accordingly . In the evening ,you were able to burn the few small logs left at your disposal and put one heater on ,but still the flat remained cold . I understand the 300 litres water cylinder had heated up when you got up the next morning and you went out to visit Chamonix for the day where you were able to buy some logs . On your return , you found two additional heaters , made a fire and felt confortable. I have now refunded you €30 for the wood . Once again , I am sorry for your bad experience and please believe I tried my best to correct my mistake as soon as possible. I hope your travels are going well . Veronique
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Chouettes vacances!

  • 5 of 5

Excellente quinzaine passée dans le chalet appartement. Très propre et très bien équipé, il est spacieux et chaleureux. Sur flanc de montagne non loin du village de Morillon et des remontées, la vue depuis les fenêtres offre de superbes panoramas surtout les matins ensoleillés.

Les voisins sont éloignés et l'endroit est très calme.

Gâtés par une neige abondante, les sessions de ski étaient quotidiennes.

La propriétaire est très sympathique et arrangeante.

Il restera de très bons souvenirs de notre séjour.

Les Bretons , Yannik, Séverine, Louis et Louna

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Comfortable chalet in beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a lovely stay here. Very comfortable high quality chalet in great grounds with stunning views. owners come back to you very quickly and helped us during the holiday when power went off due to a mountain storm. Loads to do in the area during summer. Walks, cable cars, cycling, rafting, Mont Blanc, swimming in Lake Annecy - wished we had stayed longer. Thank you very much!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Toujours parfait

  • 5 of 5

Deuxième sejour au chalet "le Cret" et encore un parfait sejour.

Le chalet est à quelques minutes des principales remontées mécaniques du Grand Massif. Morillon, grand massif express ou Vercland. Le chalet est spacieux, bien équipé et très bien décoré.

Véronique et très souple pour les horaires d'arrivée et de départ.

Un endroit a conseiller sans hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A warm and welcoming apartment in a peaceful locat

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is well furnished and equipped. Everything was very clean and tidy, and the beds are really comfortable. I would definitely recommend this area and this property to any friend. Two of our party are non-skiers, and we had a delightful week walking in the River valley and driving to other resorts in the area. We particularly liked Samoens, and enjoyed walking there through the valley. We highly recommend the Bar Savoie in Samoens, best tartiflette in the area!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Golfe des Gets, 18 holes
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
1.5 Kilometres
Vercland/ Morillon Village/ Grand Massif Express
Car: recommended

Located on the outskirts of the lovely village of Morillon, Chalet le Cret is the perfect base for a mountain holiday. Overlooking the Giffre Valley and Les Dents Blanches beyond, the traditional style alpine farmhouse is set in a pasture, the perfect place to get away from it all and relax in luxury and comfort . Children can sled and build snowmen safely outside. It is just 5 minutes drive from the ski lifts of Morillon and Samoens, leading to 265km of pistes in the Grand Massif. The unspoilt and picturesque medieval town of Samoens is just 8 minutes drive away with narrow lanes of shops, fine restaurants, and plentiful activities all year round. The Sixt national park at the head of the valley is a walkers, bird spotters and climbers paradise. If however you need a break from the peace and beauty of the mountains then just an hour's drive away are the cultural delights of Geneva, Annecy and Chamonix; you will never be short of something to do.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £52.64
Additional Guest Fee £0 - 26.32 per person per night
Pet Fee £52.64

The booking payment is 30% of the rent .
Fee for pets €60
Cleaning Fee €60
Taxe de sejour (stay tax) is €1.00 per person/per night. This does not apply to children under 13.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.