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Ski Chalet with sauna, jacuzzi near ski lifts, in tranquil location near Megeve



Updated: 15-Oct-2016
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 separate WC, sleeps up to 12

For a truly special holiday experience, this stunning and authentic chalet offers a luxurious accommodation with magnificent, unspoilt, panoramic mountain views. Set peacefully within its own grounds toward the end of a private road enjoying a fabulous elevated sunny position between Mont Blanc, Beaufortain and Aravis Mountains. Here you can forget time and enjoy life with all senses. This beautifully furnished chalet is 2 minutes drive away from Mont Rond 1350m ski chairlift in the ski area of 'Espace Diamant' 195 km of pistes with ski links to Les Saisies, Crest Voland, Flumet and Praz sur Arly. There are plenty of summer activities in the area including, golf, water sports and mountain biking. Leisure centre "Le Signal" is only a 10 minute drive from the chalet.

This superb and spacious chalet boasts a cosy log fire in an open plan living and dining area with a hand crafted, fully equipped modern kitchen. For your entertainment there is Wi-Fi, a brand new Media room with ultra HD 55" TV, Blue Ray dvd player with a selection of DVDs and a CD player. Restaurants & bars are 2 to 5 minutes drive away from the chalet. Unique location of the chalet allows you to be away from it all but still within easy reach of everything. New bathroom completed and all bedrooms renovated recently.

Further details: Notre-dame de Bellecombe has maintained its traditional charm and character over the years. This beautiful, friendly village has all the amenities for your convenience. It is a perfect place for skiing, summer activities or a family retreat. The choices of ski slopes in the vicinity are suited to all levels of skiers, with easy access from the ample parking areas. Enjoy nature at its best at your door step. choose from fishing, canyoning, mountain biking, hiking and much more. In contrast, Talloires on Lake Annecy is half an hour away offering supervised swimming on the lake, beach, windsurfing, diving, rowing, boat hire etc. International resort of Megeve is fifteen minutes away, offering even more choice of activities, bars, restaurants and some exquisite antique shops. After an exhilarating day, you would undoubtedly lose yourselves in the tranquility of our Chalet with private sauna and Jacuzzi having magnificent views. A truly ideal family home offering the best of both worlds and a alpine hideaway for generations to come. There is also a new leisure center 10 minutes away at Les Saisies which has a swimming pool, hammam, sauna, massage facilities, gym, snooker table, bowling etc.

summer activities: Needless to say there are many mountain walk routes to choose from. A local mountain leader offers hikes, orienteering and map-reading. Cannoning and climbing can be enjoyed by all in safety, thanks to qualified instructors and a choice of numerous routes. Independently you can set off on any one of 27 mountain biking trails or take benefit of guided tours offered by a local company. Fishing can be enjoyed by the whole family in the lakes and rivers, passes for which can be purchased from the tourist office. Chidrens playground offers tennis courts, rollerblading, mini-golf and even a smaller mountain bike trail. There are also sports/leisure centres in the nearby villages which typically offer swimming, gym, sqush but also archery and horseriding.

General: As would expect from a small village, they pride themselves on community spirit. To promote and enhance this they have many organized events throughout the year, information is available from the tourist office. These can range from open air concerts to beach volley tournaments. If you are worried about keeping your children occupied, there is a variety of supervised activities they can enrol for both indoors and outdoors. Local village hall offers entertainment and activities for those rainy days. In the evening the library offers entertainment such as puppet shows, circus and cinema. However if it's a totally 'children- free' time you want, then there are baby-sitters on hand to free you for a couple of hours or all day!

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

My child hood was in Uganda. I came to England in 1970 which has been my home with my family ever since. As a child many times I had visited the rift valley in Kenya. It is since then that I had wished for a place in mountains, & Notre Dame de Bellecombe is the perfect place. With the help of my wife who is from India, we have made chalet varni our second home.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Le chalet est situé au bout d'un chemin et donc très tranquille. Si le temps le permet on peut déjeuner dehors. Il y a un grand champ et une belle vue sur les Aravis, avec de beaux couchers de soleil. Nous avons vu presque tous les jours des animaux sauvages autour de la maison (bouquetins, chevreuils...). La cuisine est très agréable, claire et grande. Un peu pauvre cependant en matériel, couverts et plats. Nous avons apprécié l'écran plat et internet. Le village est sympathique et il y a beaucoup de randonnées de tous niveaux tout autour.

Je conseille cette location à: Seniors, Vacanciers avec animaux de compagnie, Escapades entre filles, Familles avec adolescents, Familles avec enfants en bas âges
Jul 2011
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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Fabulous month in Notre Dame de Bellecombe

  • 5 of 5

Myself and a number of friends enjoyed a fantastic January in Chalet Varni. The conditions and location were both superb , situated at the end of quiet lane but also having easy access to the Mont Rond lift system at 1350m . The Chalet was very well equipped with modern amenities and clean throughout.We also made full use of a very friendly and well run restaurant (Bistrot de Julien)at the end of the lane.Mr Patel the owner could not have been more helpful with prompt and accurate replies to all my enquiries.and I would not hesitate to recommend this property to my friends and others. I very much hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Chalet Varni is definately one not to be missed. Set at the end of the road, you have unobstructed views from the Chalet of the mountain range surrounding the property.

The property itself is very well maintained with nothing coming to mind by way of "oh I wish it had this" items. The newly installed hot tub and sauna were a treat with ample space for 6 adults in each (leading to us spending many hours in there). The cinema room is very cosy with a wonderful Samsung Smart TV (so we were able to connect Netflix as well as stream YouTube videos late into the night). The second living room/dining room are spacious and very homely, and having a larger kitchen than what we are normally used to was a massive bonus (resulted in our resident chef being able to work his magic).

The bedrooms are large and you can easily fit 10 adults on the beds alone with 2 extra foldaways making it 12 in total. Complimenting this large number of adults are 3 showers/toilets so the morning routine can be completed relatively quickly.

The chalet is located approx 1-2 mins drive from the Notre Dame ski lift and about 10 mins from Les Saisses. The beauty of having a car meant we were flexible in where we wanted to ski and so had there been no snow, we could have driven to another resort.

Surendra was a pleasure to deal with providing timely communication and instructions regarding all aspects of the Chalet. I look forward to visiting the Chalet again in the near future.



  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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chalet Verni

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasurable stay in a lovely chalet perfectly situated. Isolated with great outdoor space and easy access to ski lifts to the Diamond domain ski trails. Mr. Patel was very kind and helpful with renting details. We had a fantastic weekend and will definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet convenient and well appointed

  • 4 of 5

We were delighted to find that Chalet Varni was even more spacious and comfortable than we assumed from the photographs. It is well appointed and close enough (just) to walk to the nearest lift station. The owner was flexible, responded promptly to queries and attentive.

The chalet is at the end of a track and on one occasion my 4x4 with new winter tyres needed a gentle push to get up a short icy incline. This let us to leave the car on occasion at the end of the tarmac road necessitating grippy soles. We were probably over cautious as when the snow dumped overnight this was cleared by a local prior to our 8am departure.

We skied on great snow in les Saises all week despite the Evasion area being almost closed. Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summer vacation

  • 3 of 5

The house is totally secluded and gives a lot of privacy. The architecture is somewhat unusual. The structure is made of concrete and the finishings are sloppy. The sofa's are sleepingbeds which makes them not enitirely comfi. All the necessary amenities are in place. Unfortunately there is almost no view from the house and a practical terras is lacking. The house is very well equipped for winter lodgeings but less suitable for summer. It lacks doors to the garden and it lacks a terrace. Also, we weren't able to find a parasol.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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idyllic holiday venue

  • 4 of 5

Its position was the best thing about it, very quiet and private. all equipment was very good and seating comfortable. As the weather was very hot we would have appreciated an umbrella. We very rarely return to a property but the area around would justify going back there.

Only one quibble; the linen we ordered did not fit the king size bed and there were no duvet covers provided.we wouldn't pay extra for that service again. otherwise excellent

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: All bed linen have been replaced which include duvet covers, and a large garden parasol is also provided for out door sitting and dinning
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From the Owner

Unspoilt views from the property, friendliness and warmth of the local people has touched us.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 90 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : In Village at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 900 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Megève at Mt Arbois at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Albertville at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Sallanches A 40 at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Victorine at 800 Metres Nearest Ski : Mt Rond ski station 1350m altitude at 800 Metres Nearest Beach : Lake Annecy at 48 Kilometres Car: necessary

Notre-Dame de Bellecombe is from one of the most picturesque French alpine resorts, situated in Savoie on the famous Route des Grandes Alpes, bordering Haute-Savoie, 15 minutes from Megeve and 45 minutes from Chamonix. Chalet Varni is nestled on the side of the Mont Rond at 1350 metres altitude close to Mont Blanc, Beaufortain and Aravis mountain range in the French Alps. It is a comfortable 9 hour drive from the Channel. If you prefer to fly, Geneva is just over an hour away and Lyon, Chambery and Grenoble airports are an hour and a half away. All airports are served by one of the low cost airlines as well as the national carriers. In the summer Lake Annecy is a mere 40 minutes.

Other Activities: ice skating,orienteering,mini-golf,Tennis,Archery,Tobogganing

Ski: Notre-dame de Bellecombe is at the centre of Espace Diamant ski area in Val d' Arly, Mont Blanc area with 146 ski runs, 84 ski lifts and 175 km of slopes. . For the non skiers, Mont- Rond chairlift will take you right into the heart of this marvellous landscape to savour views over Mont Blanc Massif, Beaufortain and Aravis ranges. Try a gentle guided, themed outing with snowshoes or a faster snow mobile ride. The more energetic can attempt the 9k.m. Cross country ski loop. Children can experience the thrills of tobogganing, for free and safely at 'Les Biolles'. There are other weekly activities available including snowman competitions and football on snow. What better way to appreciate the beauty of peaks than from the sky? Hand-gliding and tandem paragliding are also on offer for the adventurous


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 Aug 2016 - 2 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Dec 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
21 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Special 3 Nights
28 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 13 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Jan 2017 - 20 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
peak season
4 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £446
Stay tax 1.0% per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Please note that a 30% deposit is required to secure your booking, and balance rent payable 8 weeks before the arrival date. Bed linen & towels are not provided, they can be hired at a cost of 15€ per person.

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From the Owner

The Ambiance, tranquility and the surrounding views will overwhelm anyone who visits Chalet Varni.

Property Type

  • chalet


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • resort
  • village


  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • Bathroom - Toilet
  • Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Shower Enclosure, bathroom is on lower ground floor next to jacuzzi and sauna
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, next to Jacuzzi and Sauna


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Plus bunkbeds
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, + bunk bed (room sleeps 4 persons)
  • Bedroom No 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • 1 room with extra large double bed, 2 room with double beds, 4th bedroom sleeps 4 persons, 2 on twin bed + 2 in bunk bed. extra bed of good quality can be put in a room for the 11th person.


  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 11 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Hire of bed linen and towel is charged 15 euros per person. On the day of your arrival the Chalet will be ready for you by 4.00 pm and will need to be vacated by 10.00am on the day of your departure. A deposit of 500 euros will be required to cover any breakages or damage to the property.

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