La Terrasse 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms sleeps 6-8
Bed 1 twin or linked double with walk in shower.
Bed 2 twin or linked double .
Bed 3 bunk beds.
Sofa bed sleeping two
Family bathroom with bath, shower, WC for beds 2 & 3.
La Terrasse is a light and spacious ground floor apartment, with open plan living, dining and kitchen area and extra sofabed. It's ideal for families, couples or small groups. Large sliding doors open onto a south facing private terrace and gardens, with views up the mountain slopes. The large kitchen is fully equipped with a 4 ring hob and electric oven, a large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, microwave and a comprehensive range of utensils and crockery.
Also provided satellite TV (UK channels), DVD, iPod dock, wifi.
Chalet Brio sleeps 16
La Terrasse sleeps 6 very comfortably, 8 using sofa bed
The chalet was built in 2007 to an exceptionally high standard .We are surrounded by large gardens and decked terraces, great play areas for children in winter and summer, with plenty of off road parking. In summer enjoy the large, outdoor heated swimming pool and in winter soak away the days' skiing in the hot tub. The accommodation is very flexible and works extremely well for large or small groups and is perfect for special occasions.
Set amongst genuine old Savoyard farmhouses in the small hamlet of L'Etelley we're minutes in one direction from the fast telecabine from Samoens and in the other, the ski lift from Morillon, both take you up into the Grand Massif and 265 km of extensive skiing. In summer you can drive, hike or bike; swim or just relax in the garden or try out the many activities on offer.
With lovely views of the valley from the spacious open plan living and dining area upstairs in Chalet Brio there's plenty of room to enjoy the fantastic views, warm yourselves in front of the fire or relax on the comfy sofas. La Terrasse opens onto the south facing gardens and is spacious, warm and comfortable.
Samoens with its bustle on the streets, excellent shops and cafes is always a favourite place to visit. If you want a change from skiing the area has plenty to offer, from snow shoe and cross county trails to botanical gardens and cultural attractions.
About the Owner
About Caroline Thompson
A love for the mountains and fresh air drew us to this wonderful part of the world. Both professional people we gave up our jobs in the UK and set up home in the Haute Savoie. We found a great plot and with the help of a local architect built Chalet Brio. There is so much going on around Samoens both summer and winter, the social life is very good and we have made many friends, both French and English. We love meeting new people so running a chalet is ideal.
We have two children, now snow board instructors and both working in far off parts of the world. Who knows, they may both join us one day.
Caroline Thompson purchased this apartment in 2008
Why Caroline Thompson chose Morillon
The resort has very easy access and is just an hours drive from Geneva which makes it perfect for quick trips back to the UK. It's part of the Grand Massif and this is a great ski area, and it is a vibrant, lived in, authentic, all year round community.
Chalet Brio is on the outskirts of Samoens in a quiet hamlet, and we found a very large plot which gives us plenty of outdoor space, including room for an organic vegetable garden which provides some of the ingredients for our catered guests, the swimming pool and the geothermal heating system. It's a great location and close to all the ski lifts and local activities. We have wonderful views from our house out towards Mt Criou and beyond.
What makes this apartment unique
We spent a lot of time laying out the design of Chalet Brio. We wanted it to work very well for both us as our home and for every one staying here. It's light and spacious and open plan, with a log fire in the sitting area and wonderful views of Mt Criou. It feels cosy and comfortable whether there are just the two of us or a chalet full.
The heating and hot water come from our underground geothermal system, which cuts our energy bills a great deal. The large outdoor swimming pool has proved to be very popular in summer and sitting in the hot tub in winter you look out across the meadows, sometimes the deer come down from the forest and pass by. We're surrounded by wild life, fields and trees.
Please email, phone or text us for more information, or you can download a booking form from our website. We ask for a 25% deposit on booking with the remainder of the payment due 8 weeks before your holiday starts. Payment can be made by bank transfer or cheque.
Changeover day can be Saturday or Sunday with arrival time 4pm & departure time at 10am but we will be flexible if we can. We also specialise in flexible short stays during the winter ski season & outside peak summer weeks, check with us for availability.
Notes on prices:
Summer prices are self catered for whole of Chalet Brio or La Terrasse. In winter prices are per person catered in Chalet Brio and self catered use of La Terrasse. Exclusive use of chalet on request. Children under 12 years sharing room with adults less 25%. Children in own room less 10%. Children under 2 years £100. Single room occupancy +30% of adult price.
From the Owner
“The resort has very easy access and is just an hours drive from Geneva which makes it perfect for quick trips back to the UK. It's part of the Grand Massif and this is a great ski area, and it is a vibrant, lived in, authentic, all year round community. Chalet Brio is on the outskirts of Samoens in a quiet hamlet, and we found a very large plot which gives us plenty of outdoor space, including room for an organic vegetable garden which provides some of the ingredients for our catered guests, the swimming pool and the geothermal heating system. It's a great location and close to all the ski lifts and local activities. We have wonderful views from our house out towards Mt Criou and beyond.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Walking courses can be arranged at most times of the year, the chalet is also ideal for groups of road cyclists
Travel options include driving via Rheims and Dijon and the journey from the French ports takes 8 -10 hours depending on speed and stops. Or many people prefer to fly into Geneva and pick up a hire car for the easy journey to the resort which should take between 1 to 1.5 hours. Having a car in summer is recommended as it gives you greater flexibility, but for non drivers taking the catered option in winter we operate a minibus service and the chalet is on the ski bus route.
The hamlet of L'Etelley is approx 2km from Samoens town centre and even closer to the main telecabine which is on the outskirts of the resort. It takes just a couple of minutes to drive there or be driven in our minibus; there is also a ski bus service linking the three main access lifts just 150m away. Morillon is even closer in the other direction. The resorts of Les Gets and Morzine are about 20-25km away.
Both Samoens and Morillon have a good range of shops, bars and restaurants although Samoens has the greater choice. Banks and cash machines are available in both. The historic town of Annecy is well worth a visit and is about an hour away, as is Chamonix.
There are lovely walks along the river banks, through the small hamlets along the valley and up the hillsides. Or enjoy a cake and hot chocolate in one of the best patisseries in the area and watch the world go by.
From the Owner
“We spent a lot of time laying out the design of Chalet Brio. We wanted it to work very well for both us as our home and for every one staying here. It's light and spacious and open plan, with a log fire in the sitting area and wonderful views of Mt Criou. It feels cosy and comfortable whether there are just the two of us or a chalet full. The heating and hot water come from our underground geothermal system, which cuts our energy bills a great deal. The large outdoor swimming pool has proved to be very popular in summer and sitting in the hot tub in winter you look out across the meadows, sometimes the deer come down from the forest and pass by. We're surrounded by wild life, fields and trees.”
- Sports & Activities
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Video Games
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Hot Tub ...
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool ...
- wheelchair accessible
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- ice skating
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- ski lift pass
- ski pass optional
- whitewater rafting
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Max. occupancy: 8
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: We are ideal for large family groups or friends, especially if you take Brio and La Terrasse together when we open up the whole chalet, but in winter, when Brio is catered, we are just as happy to welcome people for shorter stays out of the peak holiday periods, and for people to book a room rather than the whole chalet. La Terrasse can be taken catered or self catered all year. All towels and linen are provided, together with down duvets and cotton sheets. The chalet is cleaned daily if catered and at the end of stay if self catered. Chalet hosts live in a separate apartment within the chalet in winter and in a nearby chalet in summer tho we are usually on hand to help out if needed. Both units are warm & spacious, bright and very comfortable, with mainly wooden floors, large windows, clean & fresh bathrooms and high quality fittings & furniture. Outside: The large gardens extend all around the chalet and up the hillside with lovely views in all four directions, ideal for bird watching and enjoying the wildlife. In summer you can find a shady spot under the trees or lounge on the decking and enjoy the sun by the pool. There is plenty of space for games, barbecues and relaxation and a range of outdoor furniture is provided. La Terrasse has its own south facing private garden with a shaded terrace, eating area and pergola. The fabulous heated swimming pool (10m x 5m) is for the use in summer of all guests in the chalet. In winter make your own toboggan runs and ski jumps in the large back garden.