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Luxury south-facing chalet 5 minutes from ski slopes, 15 minutes from Chatel



Updated: 16-Nov-2016
Gorgeous 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom chalet offering full and part occupancy, in the gorgeous Abondance Valley

Chalet Pelerin,surrounded by the Chablais mountains, is situated midway between Abondance and La Chapelle d'Abondance and just a few minutes from Chatel. The chalet is just 75 minutes from Geneva with easy access to the Portes du Soleil which, with 650km of pistes, incorporates 14 resorts including Chatel, Avoriaz, Torgon, Champery, Morgins, Morzine and Les Gets.

It is a great base for either a winter or summer holiday as a place to relax and enjoy beautiful scenery. Abondance/Chatel is a true dual season resort, with extensive skiing and boarding in the winter, and walking, climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, kayaking, rafting and fishing in the summer.

The chalet has been designed in typical Savoyard style over 3 floors, covering 170 sq.m., featuring a large open plan lounge and dining area including leather sofas and solid oak dining room furniture, a fully fitted oak kitchen and separate utility area and fully furnished south-facing terrace overlooking the valley and River Dranse directly below.

There are 6 beautifully appointed bedrooms, (3 doubles and 3 twins), sleeping up to 13 guests with 4 bathrooms including 3 en-suite.

Please note that all prices are based on full occupancy. Partial occupancy bookings and discounts are also available (other than for Christmas, New Year and February half term weeks) which vary according to party size. As a guide assume a 20% discount for the use of a maximum of 4 bedrooms but please contact us to discuss your requirements.

There are no additional charges for cleaning, linen, towels, wifi or anything else.

Further information available on our website www.chaletpelerin.co.uk

More Details
  • Sleeps 13
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi - we are Paul and Marian, John and Julie - neighbours in Lancashire, travel companions and joint owners of Chalet Pelerin. We first skied together in 2003 at a time when we were thinking about buying a holiday home and the idea of a ski chalet emerged over the next year. We settled in 2005 on the beautiful Abondance valley and the magnificent Portes du Soleil and moved in on 6 February 2006. We wanted to create a large ski chalet for rental that was also a home from home - and we think we've made a pretty decent job of it. We visit as often as we can in groups large and small to ski, walk, cycle, swim and recharge the batteries in this most peaceful, gorgeous and relaxing setting. And practice our rubbish French.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Selection of comments from our visitors' book:-

'We had a great time in the chalet and would be keen to book up with you again next year'. FB - Warrington (PS -they did - four times so far).

'Chalet was great and roomy - loved the woodstore. DVDs every evening and good nights' sleep in comfy beds' E&A - Holland

'What a fabulous place'. AM - Leeds.

'We had a fantastic holiday and the chalet was beautiful. It

lived up to all expectations.' - T&M, Dorking.

You have a beautiful home - we loved all the film posters. Thonon pool recommended. - P,M&M, Birmingham.

Chalet very welcoming and equipped. Lovely location. We had a fab time. - The Gs., Bucks

This is the best accommodation we've stayed in so far. - TB, Morpeth
Aug 2007
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17 Reviews

based on 17 holidaymaker reviews


Super week end a Abondance

  • 5 of 5

Nous étions 12 amis en week end près d'Evian

Le chalet est très sympa et bien équipé

Il est fidèle à la description

Le mobilier est en bon état, les pièces d'eau fonctionnelles

La cuisine est très bien équipée

Le salon est peut-être un peu petit pour 12 personnes

Le propriétaire et la personne qui gère le chalet sont très disponibles et font en sorte que le séjour se passe au mieux !

Nous avons passé un excellent week end au milieu des montagnes et au calme !

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wow!!! This chalet is a fabulous home from home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Well what can I say other than this chalet is perfect in every way, the detail that the owners have put in is very impressive everything has been thought about all you need to do is arrive and enjoy the spectacular views and scenery.

The chalet is managed and maintained to the highest standards and for anyone looking this would be the best decision you make by booking this chalet by far!

I have just returned after having a week there with a small family party and already looking to get the next visit in place (missing it already) the location is perfect for access to ski resorts etc and some lovely places to dine and browse at your leisure.

Thank you for the best holiday and sharing this beautiful home with us and we look forward to staying there in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your smashing review. We would of course be delighted to welcome you back. Paul, Marian, John and Julie
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ideal for a family ski holiday !

  • 4 of 5

Chalet Pelerin was easy to find, in a good location for accessing all amenities. Short trip in a car to the ski slopes which link in to the whole Portes du Soleil region. We are intermediate skiers who skied every day till the lifts closed and we were still skiing on new slopes on the last day, fantastic ! The chalet is warm (the log burning stove is superb) and the wood is supplied. The beds are comfortable and everything you need is supplied to a good standard. I would definitely recommend this chalet to a friend. The amount of information supplied about restaurants, skiing was impressive and really helpful. I would recommend the Richard Sport shop in Chatel for equipment - the best we have ever had. We had 2 lovely meals, a pizza in La Chapelle d'Abondance, the restaurant was very rustic - you eat at long tables, but great food and service. The adults ate at Les Gentianettes, again in La Chapelle - superb french food ( a bit pricey, hence children not invited), but a real treat. Although it was half term and very busy (particularly in Chatel on the Saturday, when everyone is frantically trying to pick up their skis), we found quiet slopes and it was easy to park (free of charge) at the ski lifts. All in all a great holiday and we will return !

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind review. We'd be delighted to welcome you back.
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Well equipped and spacious Chalet near slopes

  • 5 of 5

The Chalet is more spacious that the ones in resort and is very well equipped for a couple of families or maybe more. We used a very good recommended taxi service to take us out in the evenings but the drive to the towns and slopes is very easy. Chappelle Abondance is exceptional skiing for beginners/ 2nd time skiers and from there you can directly link up to the more challenging skiing in Chatel. There are lots of good restaurants close by and I imagine lots to do in the summer months as well. The Chalet is arguably better suited to hiring a car/ self drive. We had a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for your very kind comments. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that the taxi service worked out well for you. We'd be delighted to welcome you back.
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A fantastic chalet in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived and found the property to be very well presented with excellent facilities. Decor was tasteful and the chalet felt like home from home. The owners had thought of everything and we had all the equipment we needed including a wide range of cooking equipment, plenty of towels and even a few items of

food and drink left in the fridge for us! The local village was very attractive and we visited the boulangerie most mornings to get our croissants and bread. The surrounding area had plenty to see and do and was visually stunning. The owners were very helpful when booking the chalet and we have already recommended it to our close friends. We hope to return in the near future as this was an excellent base for exploring the French Alps.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for booking with us and for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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Super holiday and amazing chalet

  • 5 of 5

This is my fifth stay in the chalet. I have stayed when the chalet has been full and also in smaller groups, and it always surpasses my expectations.

The chalet is very clean and has all the home comforts required, that one may not have in a ski in ski out apartment. The kitchen is large enough to cook for 13 people. The open plan lounge dining area is amazing for relaxing evenings after a day on the slopes.

The decor in the chalet is truly something unique with the photographs and film posters adding great character to the place.

In addition to the lovely bedrooms with en suit bathrooms, there is a garage to store skis and a drying room for ski boots and clothes etc.

The area is great for skiing. Abondance is 5 mins drive away and has some great tree lined runs. 20 mins away is chatel and is a gateway to the Port du Soleil. It has miles and miles of runs and you can be out all day and never do the same run twice. It has all categories of runs and suits both notice and experienced skiers / boarders.

I would definitely recommend a holiday in this chalet and with any luck I will return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this great review JP - I'm sure you'll be back soon!
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From the Owner

Abondance is a proper farming village with a lovely square which functions all year round unlike some ski areas which are ghost towns out of season. It's easy to reach from Geneva and is only 30 mins from Evian and Thonon on the lake. The Sunday market is terrific. The skiing area is vast, varied (from the very quiet to the very busy), reliable and has benefitted from millions of euros in investment. Traditional alpine farming skills are still in evidence and whilst you can't move for tourists in many alpine areas in the summer these beautiful mountains can virtually be all yours. The autumn colours are dazzling.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 70 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Evian at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Abondance/La Chapelle at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Abondance at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Montreux at 20 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Why not enjoy some spring mountain walking or the beautiful autumn Alpine colours?


The chalet is just 30 mins drive from Lake Geneva including the spa towns of Evian and Thonon in France or Montreux and Lausanne in Switzerland, all of which have spectacular lakeside swimming facilities. There is a fabulous swimming leisure centre near Montreux, a brand new swimming complex in Chatel, a spa centre near Chambery and 2 white-water rafting centres nearby. There are regular sailings across Lake Geneva.


Fly to Geneva Airport then an easy 75 minute drive (45 miles) to the chalet. There are many UK operators from several UK airports, including BA, easyJet, Jet2 and Swissair. Alternative airports include Chambery (2 hrs) Basel (2½ hrs) or Lyon (3 hrs).

All main car hire companies operate from these airports. Overland the chalet is an 8 hour drive from Calais (560 Miles). A car is highly recommended.


The ancient village of Abondance is 2 mins by car or a 20 minute walk along the river bank (which is also used for cross country skiing). The 14th century abbey is worth a visit. The nearest town, Chatel, is 15 mins by car.

Further Details:

Abondance village square is quietly situated off the main road. A wide range of services are available in the village including restaurants, cafes, small supermarket, boulangerie, patisserie, boucherie, delicatessen, pharmacy, banks, post office, ski shops and local speciality shops. There are also many restaurants along the valley and recommendations are included in the welcome pack.

Spring/Summer/Autumn activities include: walking and mountain biking with many waymarked trails along the valleys and into the peaks, with overnight refuges. The ski lifts are adapted in the summer for bike transportation to the peaks. The fast flowing Dranse becomes a white-water rafting centre (only 15 mins from the chalet). Chatel has its own pool and spa centre. There are numerous beaches on Lake Geneva and fabulous 50m pools and lidos in Evian, Thonon and Morzine. Rockclimbing. Fishing. Equestrian and trekking. Paragliding. “Fantasticable” high-wire from the top of the Rochassons ski lift at Pre la Joux/Pierre Longue.

Cultural, sightseeing and touring opportunities include: The beautiful spa towns of Thonon and Evian (30 mins) and Geneva (60 mins) all of which offer long lakeside walks where roller-blading is particularly popular and you can hire a boat or take one of the many cruisers on or around the lake. The medieval town of Yvoir (40 mins) which sits on a promontory of the lake between Thonon and Geneva. Montreaux (45 mins). The beautiful town of Annecy (90 mins) sitting at the northern tip of the lake of the same name. Mont Blanc and Chamonix (90 mins). Les Dents du Midi (70 mins). Simply drive into the mountains to watch the sun go down with an aperitif in one of the many mountain restaurants or do nothing but relax with many accessible health spas, wonderful restaurants and beautiful countryside.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
28 Aug 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New year 2016/7
27 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter off-peak 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 11 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Feb Half Term 2017
12 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Feb Half Term 2 2017
19 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter off-peak 2 2017
26 Feb 2017 - 2 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter off peak 3 2017
3 Apr 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
16 Apr 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
We specialise in flexible bookings - long weekends and midweek to midweek . Partial occupancy bookings and discounts are also available (other than for Christmas, New Year and February half term weeks) which vary according to party size. As a guide assume a 20% discount for the use of a maximum of 4 bedrooms but please contact us to discuss your requirements. There are no additional charges for linen, towels, wifi etc

Partial occupancy does not mean sharing the chalet with anyone else.

Changeover Day:
We specialise in flexible bookings to save you £££ in air fares. Please enquire. For pricing purposes we have used Sundays. Arrival generally not before 4pm and departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the chalet per week for full occupancy in pounds based on Sunday changeover (note dates and days are flexible). There are no other charges (eg for linen and towels or wifi). Euros also welcome. Please enquire re dates that span booking periods, long weekends and late booking discounts. Partial occupancy rates also available - see booking notes below.

Please check the availability calendar before making an enquiry - it is usually updated within 24 hours of a booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The chalet is equipped with all the comforts of home to a very high standard - including a fully stocked kitchen (it is very rare that we are asked for something that is not provided), free wifi, a 40 inch TV (and 2 smaller ones) and a large selection of games, music and DVDs. We offer a very personal approach to all our clients, including flexible booking dates, to ensure you have all you need well in advance and an excellent chalet manager to look after any problems during your stay. We provide a comprehensive info pack in advance and in the chalet and guidance on how to get the best of the facilities - but very few rules. We like to think that if we look after our guests they will look after our home. A recent guest commented that they had never stayed in the same place twice before staying at ours.

Property Type

  • chalet


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 170 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Ensuite
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Cot stored in garage
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed, Child bed is a pullout bed
  • All the beds are provided with luxury mattresses, linen and firm pillows. Each bedroom has a wardrobe (with lots of hangers) and a chest of drawers. There is a hairdryer in every bedroom. There are 3 TVs, a hi-fi system and a soundock.


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Electric radiators in every room. A cot, highchair and playpen are available on request. Luxury linen and towels included and changed weekly. Baby linen not provided. Chalet locally managed, maintained and prepared prior to occupancy with local advice and on-call service (English and French speaking). Garage for ski and outdoor equipment storage with 2 bikes and sledges. Ground floor drying room including 2 large hot water tanks. First floor WC. Outside: Large balcony and gated terrace on the first floor (access from lounge/dining room) with dining table seating 8-10, BBQ, sun loungers. Garden (maintained locally) to front and rear leading to large field and waterfall. Parking for 4 cars. Utility Room: Situated on the ground floor including washing machine and condenser tumble dryer, fridge-freezer, iron and board and tea-coffee facilities for ground floor bedrooms. Cleaning / towels / linen / maid service: Luxury linen and towels included and changed weekly.

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