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Alpe D'Huez Ski Domaine, Cosy Chalet L'Aurelie, for Skiing & Cycling holidays

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Chalet L'Aurelie, part of the Alpe d'Huez ski domaine with 240 km of varied skiing, is spacious and sleeps 4-6

Set in the old part of the charming south facing village, with uninterrupted breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Connected to 240 km ski domaine of Alpe d'Huez. Varied skiing for all levels, including la sarenne, the longest black run in Europe! Discounted ski passes and skiset hire available too! Also an ideal base for summer activities and sports events, such as the l'Alpe d'Huez triathlon,the Alpe d'Huzes Dutch charity bike ride, Les Marmotte, the megavalanche and the famous 21 bends of the Tour de France, for cycling enthusiasts.

Property Manager
Anthony Cooper
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
10 February, 2017

About Anthony Cooper

After 20 years in fashion, running and designing our own Brands from the cult "Have a Nice Day" shop in Notting Hill, my wife and I felt the next developing trend was Lifestyle and quality of life. London could not offer us the tranquility, climate or outside space we were looking for, so over a weekend in Provence, we decided to sell the shop and spent two years looking for our ideal mountain retreat, which ideally needed the following three criteria: Within walking distance of the ski slopes, a large garden and the sound of running water., preferably a stream, all of which we found in Chalet L'Aurelie, Villard Reculas, France. The perfect place to inspire our new and more natural life, out of the big smoke.

Anthony Cooper purchased this chalet in 2007

Why Anthony Cooper chose Alpe d'Huez area

Chalet L'Aurelie that sleeps 4- 6. Alpe d"Huez is also known as "The island in the sun!", as it is usually above the clouds and averages 300 days of sun per annum . Villard Reculas is a quiet, south facing village and has not been ruined by tourism and yet is part of a 240km ski domaine. Because of the altitude and snow cannons, it is a fantastic snow sure resort to spend a quiet and cosy winter holiday.

In the summer..... the area transforms itself into a cycling haven, as a leg of the famous Tour de France, with the mythical 21 bend climb. And a fantastic base for the other events such as La Marmotte, the Mega avalanche, The EDF triathlon. There are also loads of walks to mountain refuges and lakes. Nearby facilities include swimming , tennis, squash, golf and horse riding.

For the environmentally inclined, the water and heating is complimented by solar panels, and operational, even in the winter. In the summer we also collect the rainwater that runs the loos and washing machine. The drinking water is straight from the mountain and apart from a short UV treatment, has no added chemicals and is delicious!

What makes this chalet unique

One often imagines the mountains are going to be full of charming old houses, that have retained their character and yet have all the modern comforts and amenities, from a boot warmer, to solar powered under floor heating and hot water.

Well don't be disappointed by misleading photos,because that is what L'Aurelie, is all about, often described as a home from home! After a great day's skiing, to come home to a spacious, comfortable and warm house, with the flickering light of an open log fire and relaxing tranquility of an unspoiled authentic mountain village .

In the summer, we have beautiful sunny days, but with cooler evenings, due to the altitude. We have a large south facing terrace for those long lazy days, when sometimes all you want is a good book and a BBQ!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)


Perfect chalet in an unspoilt village

  • 5 of 5

Amazing holiday. Villard Reculas is beautiful and a peaceful escape from the big resorts. Ski-ing easily accessible and the kids had a great week at ESF. The chalet has everything you could need and Anthony and Sheilah were so welcoming and helpful. We would highly recommend it. Rebecca, Tony, Ben and Grace

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Séjour parfait !

  • 5 of 5

Villard Reculas est un magnifique village de montagne qui a gardé son authenticité. Nous y avons été très bien accueilli par Anthony et sa très bonne maitrise du français ainsi que son épouse Sheilah. Le chalet L'Aurélie est une belle rénovation à l'ambiance confortable et chaleureuse. Nous y avons particulièrement apprécié le sapin de Noel qui nous attendait, ainsi que la chaleur de la cheminée et le confort du lit "king size".

Nous espérons revenir, en hiver ou en été!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This is the first review i have ever written. This property is stunning. The listing didn't do this place justice, it is beautiful. The owners are lovely people who had thought of everything. The response time from the owner was very quick and extremely helpful. The village and surrounding area is just amazing. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Amazing Chalet in Villard Reculas

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the chalet for three nights (wish it was longer!) to be close to Alpe d'Huez for cycling purposes. It was a perfect distance away from Bourg d'Oisans- close enough to go into town, but far enough to have a quiet, peaceful stay without much interruption. The chalet itself was spacious for the four of us (could have easily added at least two more guests) with rooms upstairs and downstairs. All decor and appliances were up-to-date and of good quality. The Coopers were gracious hosts and it's obvious that they take much pride in the chalet and its maintenance. I would highly recommend this chalet to anyone and especially cyclists looking to ride around Alpe d'Huez. We hope to return and stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Great Chalet well equipped for your stay

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of 5 cyclists taking part in the Marmotte bike event. The chalet and the hosts made it even more memorable with there hospitality and comfortable surroundings. The Chalet is in a beautiful location and the village and villagers are very friendly. We shall be back as we all really enjoyed our stay at Chalet L'Aurelie!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Beautiful chalet! Lovely views! We loved it here:)

  • 5 of 5

Chalet L'Aurelie is very beautiful and we would definitely stay here again. The village has a couple of bars, a lovely little restaurant and a small shop + ski hire place. The village is nice and quiet but has easy access to lifts for other resorts too if you fancy a little change of scenery for the day. The views from here are amazing. The chalet itself has lovely furniture and is very beautiful inside. The beds are extremely comfortable and the fire is lovely at the end of a full day of skiing. We would definitely recommend Chalet L'Aurelie. Anthony was always available if we needed any help and is so friendly. We couldn't recommend it anymore - it's so lovely there.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring Season 2017
25 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Season
27 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter low season
16 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
30% deposit, full balance payable a month before arrival. Long lets available. No smoking and indoor shoes only - please!

Changeover Day:
Saturday is changeover day. Arrival time after 4pm. Departure time by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Discounts available for extended stays (over 1 week).

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Villard-Reculas in Isere

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 bath with walk in shower. Separate wc and hand basin. Bathroom 2 shower and wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Super king that can be divided into twins. Bedroom 2 Two twin beds, that can be made up as a super king. 2 Coin montagne beds on the mezzanine Mezzanine 2 "coin montagne" single beds.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Outside: Large shared south facing wooden terrace. Utility Room: Ski room, with boot /glove heater. Useful for bikes in the summer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, towels and end of stay cleaning included. Other: Boot room with separate entrance, boot/ glove warmer and underfloor heating.

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