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Converted Farmhouse With Stunning Mountain Views: B&B and Catered Holidays

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Nov-2016
Chalet in Montorlin, Montchavin, La Plagne, Savoie, French Alps - Skiers Heaven: Log Fire, Huge Sofas, Fabulous Food, Stunning Views, And The Best Customer Service

Catered skiing holidays (winter); B&B (summer).

Demi-pension en hiver; chambres d'hotes avec petits déjeuners en été.

CREDIT CARDS accepted.

We are right at the heart of Paradiski with over 425kms of pistes. Situated at 1150 metres on one side of the Tarentaise Valley, the village is covered in snow from December to the end of March.

Lovers of authentic French villages and endless vistas of white mountains will adore La Portette. Our beautiful house dates from 1756 and was originally a farmhouse, sympathetically renovated in 1996. The stunning top floor features an spacious open plan living and dining area. Balconies open off 2 sides of the house from picture windows with amazing views up and down the Tarentaise valley across to the distant peaks of Mont Blanc.

The airy living room has huge, squashy sofas, a log fire and an extensive library. Fabulous food is served: daily breakfasts, afternoon teas, and 6 evening meals with wine.

In summer there are miles of paths and trails to explore; the GR5 walking route goes right past the house and the entrance to the Vanoise National Park is on the doorstep.

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Andy and Liza, the owners of La Portette. Once dedicated city dwellers, we upped sticks from London in 2003 and moved to a tiny rural hamlet in a clearing in the forest on the side of a hill: Montorlin. When in 2002 we bought this house, we'd almost given up looking. Over 2 summers we'd seen modern houses, tiny sheds, old barns with the wind whistling through them, but nothing that made us gasp. As we stood at the foot of the house, the estate agent chattering to me in French about the 3 vaulted cellars, Andy jumped up and down at my side. 'This one? Does she mean this one?' That was it. Love at first sight. We married here in 2005 and had our daughter here in 2007, Camille.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

The skiing is by far our favourite in the Alps and offers such a variety for skiers and boarders. And you can have your kit fitted at the chalet in one of the comfy sofas!! Trevor Dec 2011



More than exceeded our expectations!! A truly memorable holiday! Top marks to Andy & Liza who were superb hosts. Thanks for the laughs, excellent accommodation & amazing pancakes. We will definitely be back again. Love Mark & Nicki July 2004



Back for the 3rd time in a year – guess that says it all –

“simply the best” as Tina might say! Dave Sheps 05.



A veritable house of fantastic taste, style & food – top week,

top company – very much hope to do it again. Ed 05.
Nov 2008
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  • 5 of 5

We were treated to a luxury skiing holiday at this fabulously quaint catered chalet. The owner was very accommodating to all of our needs and the chalet staff were first rate. The cooked breakfasts in the morning filled us up for the day until our afternoon tea and cake. The children enjoyed their dinner at 6pm which allowed for the adults to enjoy our three course meal in relative peace. Montchavin is a fabulous place to ski, which combined with La Plagne, gives enough terrain for skiers of all abilities.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We'd always loved La Plagne for the skiing: huge, varied and snow sure. As a keen walker I wanted somewhere beautiful to explore in the summers too, and as we intended to live out here, somewhere that had a life all year round. Montorlin changes with the seasons: wintersports in winter, cows and sheeps and goats in spring; walkers and mountain bikers, paragliders and watersports in summer; cows and sheep and goats again in autumn! Getting here is easy (getting away harder!) Autoroutes all the way to Albertville, 'A' roads from there to Bourg St Maurice, smaller but well maintained mountain roads up the hill. Once here you are away from everyone. The valley stretches out below and in front of you, and its broad base means the surrounding hills don't oppress, just cradle you.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 140 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Montchavin at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bourg Saint Maurice at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A43 at 50 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Montchavin at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Montchavin at 1 Kilometres Car: not necessary

SKIING IN PARADISKI

We are in one of the largest ski resorts in Europe: Paradiski. Made up of La Plagne and Les Arcs, the 2 areas together cover over 425kms of pistes.

Our chalet is in a great location to let you discover the whole resort.

Travel:

There are 4 possible airports near by:

Chambery (1.5 hours drive).

Geneva (2 hours drive).

Grenoble (2 hours drive).

Lyon St Exupery (2 hours drive).

Car: From Calais it takes about 10 hours to get here, mostly on motorways and major routes.

Train: Trains from Paris to Lyon take only 5 hours. Get the eurostar to Paris and change to a TGV for a swift and comfortable journey.

Distances:

Montchavin village (open December - April and July - August) is a 15 minute walk or 2 minute drive.

In winter: ski shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, mini supermarket. Indoor leisure pool with spa (sauna, jacuzzi, steam room). Sledging areas. Para-gliding, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, ice-skating.

In summer there is an open air swimming pool; guided mountain bike trips; and lots for children.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas
16 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £71 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £93 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year
30 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £89 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan 7
7 Jan 2017 - 13 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £69 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan 14
14 Jan 2017 - 20 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £69 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan 21
21 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £69 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan 28
28 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £69 per night, per additional guest
 
Feb 4
4 Feb 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £79 per night, per additional guest
 
Feb 11
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £93 per night, per additional guest
 
Feb 18
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £79 per night, per additional guest
 
Feb 25
25 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £69 per night, per additional guest
 
March 4
4 Mar 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £69 per night, per additional guest
 
March 11
11 Mar 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £69 per night, per additional guest
 
March 18
18 Mar 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £69 per night, per additional guest
 
March 25
25 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £69 per night, per additional guest
 
April 1
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £79 per night, per additional guest
 
April 8
8 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £86 per night, per additional guest
 
April 15
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £79 per night, per additional guest
 
April 23
22 Apr 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£35
for 1 night
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£35
£245
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

Booking Notes:
Prices in winter are per person for one week, half board.
We offer discounted rates for 16s and under, and for 65s and over - contact us for a personalised quote.
There is also a 5% discount for group bookings of 13 or 14 people.

To book simply email us below or call on 0033 6 10 78 11 33. We look forward to hearing from you. We will take a 25% deposit to secure the booking. The balance will be payable 8 weeks in advance of your holiday.


Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday. Contact us if you require any other dates, we will be as flexible as possible!


Notes on prices:
Prices in winter as per person per week, catered (breakfasts, afternoon teas and cakes, and 6 evening meals with wine).

Prices in summer are for B&B per person per night; we can also provide lunch and/or dinner. Prices are a rough guide and may be cheaper for example in the family suite, for 3 or 4 people. If you don't find the option you are looking for just ask and we would be delighted to provide prices and more information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We looked up at the 4 storeys of house from the foot, and saw something original and charming: thick old stones, walls with no right angles, a curving tower (the staircase), all topped with a huge balcony. Inside we found character and modern plumbing; old beams and a new roof; nooks and crannies and a huge open living area. Each room has its own character. Downstairs is old with 3 foot thick walls and beamed ceilings. The room on the stairs has an original old door and amazing views. On the 1st floor the 3 bedrooms each have a different feel, from the white washed twin to the high wooden four poster and the traditional curtained cupboard beds. At the top of the spiral staircase the house opens up into light and space, with picture windows and supporting beams into the apex of the roof.

Property Type

  • chalet

Accommodation Type

  • Hotel

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • forests

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 280 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Separate loo - Toilet
  • En suite shower and wc to bedroom 1. En suite shower to bedroom 2. En suite shower and WC to bedroom 4. Family bathroom to beds 4, 5 & 6: bath, shower over, wc Separate WC.

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: small, beamed double. Bedroom 2: family suite with 2 rooms: 4-poster and bunks. Bedroom 3: double. Bedroom 4: twin. Bedroom 5: four poster. Bedroom 6: 2 single, Savoyard style curtained beds.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Included in Price
  • Booking Possible
  • Included in Price
  • Catering available

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: In Winter the chalet is catered, with big breakfasts; afternoon tea and cakes (current favourite: lemon drizzle); and three course evening meals with wine. Contact us for more details. During the Summer the chalet is available for B&B for stays of 1 night and more, and evening meals can also be provided. Outside: The large balcony has comfortable seating for you to sit and admire the stunning views across to the distant Mont Blanc. Utility Room: In the cellar: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Heated ski boot rack. Storage for skis, mountain bikes etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are included in the price. There is a daily room clean. Other: The cellar under the house has secure storage for bikes and other equipment.

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