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Luxury Swiss Chalet with Outstanding Views, Located 50m from Piste



Updated: 26-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

About the property

5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Chalet, 4 Bathrooms, Balcony, Mountain, Hot-tub/Sauna

Les Hirondelles is a luxury self-catering chalet completed in 2009. It sits on the south facing slopes at Barboleuse near Villars, with stunning mountain views. Direct piste access 50m away. A 5 min. drive to local amenities. The chalet is set out over 3 floors and sleeps up to 10 people. Three double bedrooms, two twin bedrooms, four bathrooms, TV room, games room and well equipped kitchen. It combines both contemporary and antique alpine furnishings. Spa has a hot tub and sauna/steam-room with a panoramic view of the mountains. Linen, towels and end of stay professional cleaning included. Option of daily cleaning and catering.

Ideal for winter and summer rental, with outstanding skiing. 225km of runs, two ski schools, ski guiding, heli-skiing, cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing. 300km of pedestrian paths accessible directly from the chalet. Spectacular 18 hole Golf course at 1600m open from May to October. Numerous summer and winter events.

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About the Owner

Ian and Denese
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful week at Les Hirondelles with great skiing, good food and many laughs. Everything went well and you have a truly gorgeous property there in the  Alps.
Mar 2017
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful week at Les Hirondelles with great skiing, good food and many laughs. Everything went well and you have a truly gorgeous property there in the  Alps.
Mar 2017
  • 1 of 8

27 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)


9 years in Villars and yet to find better

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful visit for half term with my family to Les Hirondelles in Villars (see Taline F. review). This year was extra special, for the first time we navigated our way down the mountain as a family of 5. Given we are avid skiers this was a BIG milestone. When this feat is considered in combination with the familiar luxury and comfort the chalet it amounted to our best holiday ever. L'Etable is still a fantastic restaurant, the pistes are still extensive and well groomed, the post-ski hot tub and sauna get more necessary every year and the view from the sitting room still takes the breath away. I cannot recommend this chalet more highly.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing views and chalet

  • 5 of 5

Amazing. I have already booked for next year

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Family Chalet

  • 5 of 5

As a family we have skied in many resorts and stayed in many chalets. Chalet Les Hirondelles if by far the very best we have ever stayed at.

Firstly it has the most unbelievable view from every window. It is decorated with huge style and comfort and has a wonderful friendly feel to it ... a little like being in ones own home.

All the bedrooms are of a fantastic size with their own immaculate and up to date bathrooms. The kitchen is equipped with everything you will need and more. The open plan living room with central fireplace is stunning and works so well as an entertaining space and equally well as a space to sit and read your book while looking at that view!

If you have children their is a great games room, TV/snug room and a wonderful hot tub - we couldn't get our children out of this!

It is located just off the slopes so makes for the perfect start and end to your skiing day.

I highly recommend a stay at Chalet Les Hirondelles - you will never want to stay anywhere else again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Chalet. You will not be disappointed.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at Les Hirondelles, and wished we could have stayed longer. This chalet really is superb. It is spacious, well laid out, excellent facilities, very tastefully decorated, a real luxury experience. The views from the chalet are stunning and really help you unwind. There is plenty to do and see in the area. We enjoyed trips on a mountain railway from nearby Villars, a trip to Montreux and Vevey on lake Geneva, an excursion to a spa bath (there are several to choose from) and the cable car from nearby Barboleuse up to Les Chaux. We also hiked a few times out of the chalet and up to Les Chaux where you will find a cafe with a terrace that we just loved. We would love to return to this place, and without question would try and stay again at Les Hirondelles. You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Repeat Booking

  • 5 of 5

Over the last 6 years we have visited Villars for our half term ski holiday and I am yet to see or hear of a better chalet in which to spend a week with the family. The resort itself is all one would expect of a premier Swiss ski town but all the while maintaining a unique charm and character. Les Hirondelles matches such a setting with consummate ease, not only does it have charm and character but an understated yet immediately apparent feeling of luxury and style. The layout of the chalet makes it ideal for larger or smaller groups wheteher they are feeling social or looking for post-piste downtime. There are light and airy double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, an open plan kitchen, dining room and sitting room that has a communal yet spacious feel with a cosy log fireplace as a centrepiece. This room enjoys the everchanging and inspiring views to the mountains as seen in the photographs. This year I felt the benefits of the sauna and hot tub bath after a day on Villars' scenic slopes (growing older!), the children enjoyed winding down in the TV room, slouching on beanbags with a DVD on the widescreen television. The owners Denese and Ian can accomodate most requests and this year recommended an excellent restaurant (L'Etable) for lunch - it was delicous and a short ski from the house. We had 6 days of blue sky skiing as well!

Les Hirondelles is impossible to fault.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxurious for skiers and non skiers.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the chalet, after a long tiring drive. The chalet was clean and inviting.The cupboards were stocked with tea, coffee, milk etc which was very much appreciated.

Our party consisted of skiers and non skiers aged from 6 to 66.The ski area is extensive and suitable for skiers of different abilities. There are 2 runs out of the chalet .The first involves a shortish walk uphill, then a gentle downhill ski to the chairlift. The other route is a short walk downhill onto the piste that now leads directly to the gondola station. (Previously the piste terminated in the village square, some distance from the gondola) The ski back to the chalet involves either a shortish downhill walk from the piste or a very short off piste run to within meters of the chalet door.

For the non skiers, a 5minute drive to Barboleuse or 10 minutes to Villars gave access to a variety of mountain restaurants via the gondola and venicular.

The chalet is tastefully furnished with attention given to comfort. The beds were comfortable and the on suites all had baths, which were appreciated at the end of a long day ski-ing. The kitchen is well equipped with everything one needs to cook for a large party of ten.There is a TV room with sofa and bean bags where the children would chill out and enjoy a film or their favourite TV programme. ( All UK freeview channels plus innumerable Swiss/French/German channels)The lounge is comfortable with a lovely log fire in the middle of the room. Everyone enjoyed the amenities the chalet had to offer, including the spa and sauna.

We also enjoyed the New Year celebrations. We all stayed up until 1o'clock watching the fireworks in all the surrounding mountain villages and down in the valley. Spectacular!

Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 75 Miles Nearest Barpub : La Barboleuse at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 575 Miles Nearest Golf : Villars Golf Club at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Aigle or Bex at 8 Miles Nearest Motorway : Aigle (A9) at 11 Miles Nearest Restaurant : In Barboleuse at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : piste is 50 metres away at 0.05 Kilometres Car: necessary

Barboleuse, part of Villars/Gryon ski area is a vibrant all-year resort. It caters for families with extensive intermediate level runs and a snow-park as well as some more challenging off-piste skiing and access to the Diablerets glacier. Ski passes are free for under 9s. Close to Gstaad and Verbier for day trips.

There are excellent cafes, restaurants, bars and food shops, many of whom offer home delivery. The resort also has a newly refurbished bowling alley and cinema . Small ice-rink in the place at Barboleuse and a larger one in Villars. There is also a swimming pool in Villars and two excellent quality day spas. Two local creches which accept children under 6 on holiday and an English baby-sitting service that also rents baby equipment.

In the summer the resort is busy and there is mountain biking, golf, fishing, tennis and hiking. Within 30 mins. of the chalet there are two children's adventure parks, zoos, an aqua-park, steam park, mountain railways and the lake.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Season
28 May 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn Season
17 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Ski Season
7 Jan 2018 - 3 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
February Half Term
4 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Ski Season
25 Feb 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £421.1

A deposit of 50% is payable upon booking being accepted. The balance of the rental being due 8 weeks before the rental commences. A CHF1,000 returnable deposit to be held against breakages and other damage is required.
These rental rates are fully inclusive of all bed linen, bathroom towels, pre/post stay cleaning, local agent liason, key handover and collection, firewood.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Updated: 26-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • chalet


  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • resort


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 4400 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, part of spa


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed


  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only