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Charming Self Catering Ski in Chalet

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Nov-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a family with 4 children now aged 21 - 30 one dog one cat - having had sundry other animals over the years but soon to be joined by a first grandchild. We have a DIY livery yard in the home counties

We have had the chalet for 11years and go in the Winter and Summer. as it is a great family holiday destination.

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Speaks English, French

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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17 Reviews

4.9
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

5

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: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a lovely time -
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5

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: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a lovely time - come again...
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5

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: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Cosy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here a few times, and always go back because it is such a lovely, comfortable and well appointed chalet. Everything has been done to make your stay great - from a fantastically well equipped kitchen to proper sheets, decent towels and plenty of hot water (these things matter). Though a little outside Meribel, the access is easy and for much of the season you can ski home. It's definitely worth booking!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Well-equipped home from home

  • 5 of 5

Had a week's stay here - 12 of us - and found it had ample space to accommodate (not vast - but not cramped either). Great living and dining space - fantastic open fire, comfy sofa (bit tight for 12!) and loads of DVDs, games and free internet/WIFI access. The kitchen was really well equipped - don't think we struggled for any utensil - including espresso maker, 12-people size pans/dishes, food processor, and a good size fridge freezer. Made the self catering a real pleasure! The village of Raffort is small and very picturesque - not the place to come if you're looking for wild nightlife, but ideal if you've a crowd and happy to make your own fun. And very easy driving distance to Meribel village and Meribel centre. I would happily recommend to a friend - and Ann was very helpful/prompt with info.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Brilliant Chalet

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Chalet La Forge in Le Raffort (just below Meribel) - couldn't ask for more. Friendly village, easy parking, superbly decked out chalet with wonderful open fire, abundant hot water and every mod con you could ask for including good wi-fi and 2 dishwashers! Huge dump of snow ensured fantastic skiing throughout the Trois Vallees.

Have also stayed at Chalet La Forge in the summer which I could not recommend more highly. Loads to do including epic golf course, great canyoning/river rafting/mountain biking/tennis/Go-Ape, para-gliding etc etc all very close, plus great cuisine on offer everywhere.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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 terribly 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 boys doing canyoning, white water rafting and all manner of daring things down/up mountains.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chambery at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 30 Metres Nearest Golf : at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 30 Metres Nearest Ski : Car: recommended

Travel:

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

Distances:

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
winter 2016/17
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
£447
for 1 night
£3,127
 
 
New Year 2016/2017
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,972
for 7 nights
£3,972
 
 
feb and march
4 Feb 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,958
for 7 nights
£2,958
 
 
feb half term
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,972
for 7 nights
£3,972
 
 
feb / march
18 Feb 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,958
for 7 nights
£2,958
 
 
Jan 2017
2 Feb 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£362
for 1 night
£2,535
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,268
for 3 nights
£2,958
 

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..

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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • chalet

Theme

  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Suitability

  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • 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.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • 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.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • 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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