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

People14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Liza Smedley
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2017

About Liza Smedley

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.

Liza Smedley purchased this chalet in 2002

Why Liza Smedley chose La Plagne area

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.

What makes this chalet unique

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.

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Bellentre in Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Included in Price
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
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
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
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
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.

Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Converted Farmhouse With Stunning Mountain Views: B&B and Catered Holidays
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Wonderful Chalet

  • 5 of 5

A lovely homely chalet great for a few families to share, the food and drinks were plentiful and very good quality, the chalet hosts Tom and Charlotte were also pleasant and efficient. Liza and Andy , the owners couldn't do enough for us ferrying us up to the lifts and collecting us again as well as sorting out all our lift passes and ski gear. A wonderful place which we would love to return to ... if they will have us !

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 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
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Location

Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Montchavin
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Bourg Saint Maurice
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
A43
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Montchavin
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Montchavin
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Bellentre, Savoie

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring - Summer 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£35
for 1 night
From
£35
£245
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£35
for 1 night
From
£35
£245
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
16 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £64 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £86 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£690
for 7 nights
£690
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £99 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan 6
6 Jan 2018 - 12 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£220
for 4 nights
From
£55
£380
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £54 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan 13
13 Jan 2018 - 19 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£236
for 4 nights
From
£59
£410
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £59 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan 20
20 Jan 2018 - 26 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£252
for 4 nights
From
£63
£440
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £63 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan 27
27 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£280
for 4 nights
From
£70
£490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £70 per night, per additional guest
 
Feb 3
3 Feb 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £76 per night, per additional guest
 
Feb 10
10 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£690
for 7 nights
£690
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £99 per night, per additional guest
 
Feb 17
17 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£690
for 7 nights
£690
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £99 per night, per additional guest
 
Feb 24
24 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £89 per night, per additional guest
 
March 3
3 Mar 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £74 per night, per additional guest
 
March 10
10 Mar 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£223
for 4 nights
£390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £56 per night, per additional guest
 
March 17
17 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£237
for 4 nights
£415
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £59 per night, per additional guest
 
March 24
24 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£237
for 4 nights
£415
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £59 per night, per additional guest
 
March 31
31 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £80 per night, per additional guest
 
April 7
7 Apr 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £80 per night, per additional guest
 
April 14
14 Apr 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£167
for 3 nights
£390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £56 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring - Summer 2017
21 Apr 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£70
for 2 nights
From
£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 £0.99 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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