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Charming Self Catering Ski in Chalet

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 1,202 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Ski Chalet in Meribel / Le Raffort, Savoie, Rhone Alpes, France

Attractive chalet sleeping up to 12 in delightful hamlet of Le Raffort. Only 4 minutes walk from Olympic Gondola to centre of Meribel in heart of 3 valleys. Yet for nightlife loving teenagers only 15 minutes walk downhill too from main nightclub. Wonderful open fire in attractive sitting room and guests can ski back for most of the season. The three valleys always has good accessible as well as challenging skiing even in poor natural snow conditions and has vast selection of wonderful mountain restaurants. Gorgeous log fire and compact but very well equipped kitchen with two dishwashers.

Sofabed downstairs for extra guests. There is underfloor heating on the ground floor so all footwear dries out and plenty of hot water . Ski locker outside . In the Spring, the first floor balcony is a charming suntrap. Afternoon off skiing ? - read a book and look up to gorgeous mountains around.

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About Us

Ann Monk
Wyards Farm, Beech
GU34 4AA Alton
VAT Reg No

Ann Monk
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Polish
Calendar last updated:
13 May, 2018

About Ann Monk

We are a family with 4 children now aged 24 - 34 and one dog having had sundry other animals over the years but soon to be joined by a Third grandchild. We have a DIY livery yard in the Home Counties.

We have had the chalet for 14 years and go in the Winter and Summer. as it is a great family holiday destination.

Ann Monk purchased this chalet in 2002

Why Ann Monk chose Le Raffort

We bought the property when our children (two girls and two boys) were 9, 16, 18 and 19. We all love skiing and it is a brilliant way of keeping the family together (note the gap between the youngest and the other three) - It is a proper village with farmers and locals living in it yet the access to the main meribel resort is very easy. You can ski back to the door along a pretty route through the trees for most of the season.

The alps are gorgeous in summer and we love going there to walk and play golf as well as the children in the past doing canyoning, white water rafting and all manner of daring things down/up mountains.

What makes this chalet unique

It is very easy to get to with good parking - the wonderful boulangerie is 5 minutes drive and opens very

early and there is a great french restaurant 4 minutes walk away open in the summer too . It is 4 minutes walk from the gondola which takes you direct to the central lift station and access to everywhere in the Three Valleys. Also only 15 minutes walk downhill from the main nightclub in Meribel yet without the noise and hassle of living in the centre of the resort. Much of the year ski back through lovely tree lined route direct to the chalet.

The village is very pretty and there is wonderful walking directly from it. No need to get in the car. The golf course is stunning - one of the best and the back 9 have been refurbished.

Guestbook comments from the owner

La Forge Review

We have just completed our one Christmas week ski vacation in La Forge and just wanted to provide some feedback.

Chalet la Forge was absolutely ideal in terms of location, facilities and homeliness for us to enjoy our Christmas ski vacation. With our group of 12, ranging from 7 years to 83 years, the Chalet quite comfortably accommodated us all without feeling cramped and we all felt entirely at home.

Location wise you get the benefit of an idyllic hamlet setting, but with the key facilities only a short walk away (bus stop, bubble lift, Martagnon Restaurant etc).

The Chalet is completely provided for in terms of facilities (cooking, laundry, bed linen etc) and the open fire is complete bonus, which adds great character and warmth to the house.

Ski conditions were pretty good even though it was still pretty early in the season. We enjoyed great ski conditions on all days with a fresh top up of snow every few days.

In summary, I strongly recommend Chalet La Forge to anyone who wishes to spend Christmas in Meribel/Le Raffort and would have no hesitation in returning there in the future.

C. Kavanagh, January 4th , 2013
Dec 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Le Raffort in Les Allues

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1202 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with bath / shower over and WC. 2 x bathroom with bath /shower over and WC. Separate WC.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 bunk room with basin/vanity unit. Bedrooms 4 and 5 with three single beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Particularly suitable for two families as has two nice double rooms (one ensuite) but others too. Outside: Terrace with table and seating for 12 and umbrella. Barbecue Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included and property cleaned with fresh laundry every week.


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Charming Self Catering Ski in Chalet
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 25 reviews

Always nice to come back ...

  • 5 of 5

All is fine, as usual ...

We kind of feel "at home" here , since we came several times over the years.

A charming place, close to the slopes (when the snow allows , and it was the case ...)

We'll come again ...

The Delville family

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having 'repeat' visitors and you certainly had the snow this year. The properly pisted slope back to Raffort has made a big difference to everyone. So glad you had a good holiday.
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Great location, perfect for a family or big group of friends.

  • 4 of 5

The chalet is just below Meribel centre but the gondola is conveniently a few min walk from the chalet and takes you to the main lift area within 10 minutes. We hired lockers at the main lift area which made life a lot easier and there isn’t really space for everyone’s gear at the chalet if you have a full house. The chalet is compact but worked well for us as a big family group. We used Chalet Kitchen the entire week we were there and can highly recommend them as a catering option. I would recommend hiring a car if you intend to do your own catering as the shops are about a 5 min car journey away.

Overall a great stay and hopefully will get back to the chalet some day.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time - I have a horrible feeling that we didn't tell you about the newly built ski locker for guests outside at the back of the chalet . ...and it is quite snug inside if the weather is awful and you need to dry everything and goggles etc separately . It's brilliant that chalet Kitchen were so good as we have never used them thus far but are going there next week so shall be sure to do so. Come again.. best wishes Ann
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Great chalet in quiet hamlet

  • 5 of 5

Great chalet at a very reasonable price. We were a group of 8 - but needed all the bedrooms. Lots of space and very cosy. Kitchen was one of the best I have used for ski catering - lots of big pots for curry etc. Everything you could need. Beds were all comfy - and lots of bathrooms.

The walk to the lifts is not too far - and we could ski home all week - although this was not a beginners route home unless you have lots of fresh snow.

Ann the owner was really helpful and sent lots of excellent info. Overall I couldn't fault things - a great weeks skiing.

We used the local ski hire company - SlideCandy - who were absolutely ace. Delivered and collected skis - all for a reasonable price - and top quality skis. Couldn't recommend them highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a nice time - come again !
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Cosy Alpine retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying here in March. The chalet was so comfortable - we felt at home immediately. It has a wonderful open plan layout with a big roaring fire, enormous comfy sofa and dining table (not to mention excellent selection of books and DVDs!!). And it's very well equipped, including two dishwashers in the kitchen - very handy. La Raffort too is absolutely charming and easy to reach. And, of course, you have the Trois Vallees on your doorstep.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a lovely time -
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Homely hide-away with easy access to the Meribel

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our week long stay here and couldn't fault it one bit! Le Raffort is a sweet little collection of chalets with great access to the Meribel and Trois Vallee slopes via a bubble from across the road (takes you up to main lift area in 5-10 mins) and you can even ski back to the chalet via a special little run through the trees! When the bubble stops at 5pm there is also a free bus service running all day and most of the night that goes right from the bottom of the village. The chalet itself is a good size on three floors (can sleep 12) and in good condition with lots of cooking equipment and fridge space to load up on and cook goodies. There is a nice dining table and lounging sofa area with a cosy open fire to relax around in the evening as well as good wifi, computer terminal and TV. We think it's an absolute winner if you want to escape the crowds around Meribel central and still have easy access to town and the slopes.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a lovely time - come again...
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La forge is perfect and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

La forge had everything we needed and was spacious, comfortable and in a beautiful location. Couldn't recommend it more and it made our holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Geneva 2 hours. Lyon 2 hours. Chambery 1 hour. Grenoble 1.5 hours. 8 hours drive from Calais.


Moutiers 15 minutes drive downhill.

Further Details:

Very good boulangerie Meribel Village for morning croissants, bread etc. Super U supermarket open on Sunday until 12 at outskirts of Moutiers on main road.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Le Raffort, The Three Valleys

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Feb 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
half term
9 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
half term 2
16 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
March 2019
2 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Apr 2019
30 Mar 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Direct email and then bank transfer of 1/3 depost of rental income to french bank account and balance 2 months before.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Sunday.

Notes on prices:
Rates include all bedlinen/towels and reasonable consumption of firewood, as well as thorough cleaning .

There are no other charges. Ski passes can be booked on line. Transfers can be arranged. Please contact owner direct..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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