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Luxury Self Catered/Catered Ski Chalet



Updated: 28-Sep-2016
Ski Chalet in Montchavin, La Plagne, France : Catered or self -catered , Sleeps 8-10, Excellent Location, Fantastic Views,

– sleeps 8-10

– fully catered, self catered or part-catered (by arrangement)

– heart of the Paradiski area

– tranquil setting

– uniquely personalised service

– tastefully decorated traditional chalet

– wood burning stove

– less than 1 minute walk to piste

– free navette service

The beautiful Chalet des Aiguilles nestles just above the charming traditional alpine village of Montchavin, and offers a wonderful setting for the perfect Paradiski experience.

The start of your day’s skiing could not be simpler as the chalet is less than a minute’s walk away from the piste. A 30 second ski down an easy blue run takes you to the main Montchavin lift, which opens up the entire Paradiski ski area. The location is ideal for novice skiers and experts alike – at the end of the day competent skiers can even ski right back to the chalet, conditions allowing. For beginners, the same short walk leads you back to the chalet door.

The interior of the chalet is decorated in traditional Savoyard style and is spread over three levels . There is a lovely terrace with magnificent views over the Mont Blanc massif, where on warmer evenings an apres ski drink can be enjoyed. There is an enclosed garden to the rear of the chalet , where children can safely play. Inside, the cosy lounge area has a wood burning stove and inviting sofas, providing a lovely area for friends and family to relax and unwind after a day on the slopes.

The chalet is ideal for one or two families sharing, or adult groups. It comfortably sleeps 10 adults in spacious rooms, with stunning views over the surrounding mountains. The sleeping arrangements are flexible, with the fourth bedroom easily convertible into a dorm-style room sleeping 4 adults/older children in a combination of bunk beds/ single beds/double bed.There is also space for small children to share the upper bedrooms with parents using either travel cots or pull out mattress beds if so desired.

Flexibility is at the heart of what we offer. You can therefore rent the chalet on a fully catered, self-catered or partially-catered basis depending on your requirements.

The chalet is ideally situated, with the villages of Montchavin and its neighbour Les Coches both only a short walk away. There is also a free navette bus running from just outside the chalet to both villages for those who prefer to save their legs for skiing! The villages have a wide choice of bars, restaurants and shops which are well worth a visit.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Just over a decade ago we stumbled across Montchavin and have been returning to this beautiful village every year since for both our summer and winter holidays. Year after year we mused about getting out of the rat race , buying our own chalet and helping others sample the delights which this wonderful area has to offer.

Then we stumbled across the beautiful Chalet des Aiguilles, gave up the day jobs, and our musings became reality!

We have been skiing as a family, and individually, for over 20 years and feel we have a pretty good idea of what it takes to make a really fabulous alpine holiday- a warm welcome on arrival , relaxing environment, exemplary service, delicious plentiful food and drink, easy access to the slopes, a charming location – and at Chalet des Aiguilles we can guarantee all of these ingredients and more!

We are owner-hosts and so we are not tied to “company rules”. We can therefore be truly flexible and tailor your holiday arrangements to suit you, offering a uniquely personalised service. Right from the time you book your stay with us to the day your stay ends , we will be available to offer help and advice on all aspects of your holiday.

See you soon!

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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Fabulous chalet - perfect for 2 families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Chalet des Aiguilles for a week over Easter 2016. We were two families of 4 with young children (ages 4-11)..

Sam and Astrid, the hosts, were extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble. They organised our ski passes before we arrived, made a delicious cake for our arrival, and provided very helpful advice on ski schools, non-skiing activities, restaurants, etc with their detailed knowledge of the area. They seem to know everyone in Montchavin! We chose to go self-catering for most of the week, with Sam and Astrid cooking some amazing food on two nights of our holiday.

Our group consisted of skiers and non-skiers, first time-skiers and more experienced skiers. We found that Montchavin and the Paradiski area suited all our needs perfectly, with lots of walking and snow shoe trails, and a huge ski area, so that even over the Easter break the ski slopes seldom felt crowded. Skiers and non-skiers could easily meet for lunch in one of the many mountain restaurants, as some of the walking trails go past the restaurants on the ski slopes.

It was wonderful to return from a day’s skiing to find the log burner already alight (thank you Sam!), have a hot bath or shower and then settle down with a glass of wine, and gaze towards Montblanc.

We had a brilliant time and have recommended the chalet to all our friends. We will definitely be returning. Merci!

The Eaton family

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Philp and Sarah Thankyou for your lovely review! We are so glad you all had such a good holiday and look forward to seeing you again! Best wishes Sam and Astrid x
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Absolutely fabulous Alpine chalet

  • 5 of 5


A beautiful chalet in a stunning location. Just a minute's walk (honestly!) from the piste and hundreds of kilometres of fabulous skiing, and a great place for the very little ones to find their ski legs for the first time. Montchavin is a gorgeous village, with lovely bars and restaurants, of which Sam has an encyclopaedic knowledge. The restaurant at The 3 Glaciers is particularly recommended.

We were self-catering but Sam cooked us a delicious meal on our last night - what a treat!

Sam looked after us superbly and was so welcoming. Thank you so much - can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The wonderful Chalet des Aiguilles in Montchavin

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from one of the best skiing trips ever, thanks to Sam & Astrid the owner/hosts of this beautiful chalet & we can't wait to go back.

The property is every bit as good as the description & in tip-top condition.

We chose the fully catered option. The food was exceptional & plentiful. Not only did we get great breakfasts & cordon-bleu dinners, we also enjoyed Tea in bed (delivered) & on our return in the afternoon tea & scrumptious homemade cake!

On the hosts night off we dined at The 3 Glaciers, a short walk from the chalet, recommended by Sam & Astrid & now highly recommended by us...... fabulous.

A bientôt

The Paul family

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


Train Eurostar ski train all the way to Bourg St Maurice from St Pancras or Ashford.

Car - We are about 10 hours away from Calais with the majority of the journey on Autoroutes. Tolls around 180 euros.

Plane - A large number of the budget airlines now serve several airports in the area.

Chambery 1 hour, 15 mins away. Grenoble 1 hour 45 mins. Geneva 2 hours. Lyon 2 hours.


Village within 10 mins walking distance, also a free bus available to take you to do your shopping or have a beer in one of the local bars. Local town is approx 20 mins drive.

Catering Options

We aim to tailor your holiday to your individual needs and can offer a variety of different types of stay…


If you like to sit back after a hard day on the slopes and let others take take care of the kitchen, then the fully-catered option would be perfect. We provide a hearty breakfast to start off the day. You will be welcomed back in the afternoon by a home-baked cake and unlimited hot drinks. Your evening starts with drinks and nibbles round the fire followed by a delicious four course meal, accompanied by wine and beer.


If cooking is an enjoyable part of the holiday experience for you, then you would probably prefer to rent the chalet on a self-catered basis. There are excellent shops in the village including a small but well-stocked supermarket, a boulangerie and delicatessen. The town of Bourg St Maurice is a short drive down into the valley and has a choice of larger supermarkets – so shopping for provisions is easy and convenient. You can also enjoy dining out at the many fine restaurants in the village and surrounding area.


For those of you who like the best of both worlds, our owner-host status means we can offer bespoke catering options e.g. bed and breakfast only, evening meals on request, afternoon tea… Just get in touch and we can have a chat!

The Food

We believe great food makes for a great holiday.

Our ethos is simple food, cooked well. We use the finest and, where possible, locally-sourced, ingredients to create a delicious and varied menu.

One of the joys of being owner-hosts is that we are not bound by a set choice of dishes. The menu will vary depending on whats available/in season locally, and indeed on what you tell us you would like to eat! We encourage you to get in touch before your stay to let us know if you have any particular likes or dislikes and we will do our utmost to incorporate them into the menu for your stay.

We can offer an earlier lighter evening meal for little ones on request.

We allow ourselves one evening off midweek, when you are able to sample one of the excellent restaurants which Montchavin-Les Coches has to offer. We will be happy to offer advice and make bookings on your behalf.

The following will give you a flavour of what we do…


- Croissants straight from the oven

- Selection of pastries

- Cereal/muesli/porridge

- Freshly baked bread with home made preserves

- Daily hot option

Afternoon Tea

Daily home baked cakes such as lemon drizzle, pumpkin, banana and chocolate

Tea, coffee, hot chocolate (with cream and marshmallows of course!)


Pre-dinner drinks and nibbles

Starters include: salad of smoked trout (caught and smoked by Sam); sardine and smoked paprika pate; home made soup; tomato and basil tarte tatin; baked goats cheese with red onion marmalade; roquefort and pear tart

Main courses include: spicy sausage cassolet; boeuf bourguingon; tartiflette; confit de canard; miso salmon with rice noodles; prawn and mango red thai curry

Desserts include: tarte tatin; salted caramel cream pots; chocolate fondant; tarte au citron; and baked apple sponge

Locally sourced cheese-board served with a selection of fruit

Summer at Montchavin


Chalet des Aiguilles is a fabulous summer holiday destination and will be available to rent on a weekly basis for the months of July and August, from Summer 2016. Please let us know whether you would prefer self catered/fully catered or partially catered or any combination thereof!

The French Alps are primarily known as a winter destination but there are actually a greater variety of things to do in the summer months. You can enjoy hiking , climbing, cycling , water based activities or simply sitting back and relaxing!

Montchavin has beautiful bars and restaurants where you can enjoy al fresco wining and dining. The village has a recently built indoor/outdoor swimming pool with a beautiful lawned terrace for relaxing in the summer sunshine.

And if you like activity based holidays then look no further !


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
pre christmas 2016
16 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas week
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New year only
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 28 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
february pre half term
29 Jan 2017 - 11 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
UK 1/2 term catered only p/p
12 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late feb - early april
26 Feb 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please visit www.chaletdesaiguilles.com for or contact us directly with any queries.

We rent on a whole chalet/weekly basis basis as a rule.

Changeover day Saturday except for 16/12/16 to 6/1/17 when it will be Friday

Quoted tariff for Peak Weeks (New year/UK half term) is for FULLY CATERED only, based on 8 guests sharing. We can however accommodate 6-10 guests( per person tariff may change).

Otherwise quoted prices are for WHOLE CHALET , SELF CATERING irrespective of number of guests.

We can also offer non peak weeks on a CATERED or PARTIALLY CATERED basis. Please contact us for a PERSONALISED QUOTE.

Changeover day - Saturday.
Please vacate the chalet by 10.30 am on the day of departure.
The chalet is available from 3.00pm on the day of arrival. If you are arriving earlier than this, please let us know and we will endeavour to have your rooms ready.

We ask for a deposit of £100 per person at the time of booking.
The full balance is to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival or immediately if booked within this time period.
f full payment is not received 8 weeks prior to arrival your holiday may be cancelled.
If you wish to cancel your holiday we require to be informed by email and confirmed by telephone.
The following cancellation charges apply:
Up to 8 weeks before arival – your deposit
8-6 weeks before arrival – 50% of full cost
6-4 weeks before arrival – 75% of full cost
4 weeks before arrival – full cost
Children discount - under 2 free, 20% reduction under 12, 15% under 16

The quoted price includes: all bed linen and towels; logs for the wood burner; breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner (for fully catered guests); free wi-fi; high chair and travel cot; unlimited tea and coffee.

We run an honesty bar for beer and soft drinks in the evenings.

Not included: Travel to resort; transfers from airport; child care; ski hire; ski lessons; ski passes.

We are happy however to help you arrange any of the above prior to your holiday – please just ask !

Can pay by direct bank transfer to business account , or via Paypal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

  • chalet


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There is a large famiy bathroom with w/c on the first floor, On the ground floor is a large shower room with wc There is an ensuite showerproof in bedroom1


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed, pull out child bed. Can be converted to double room.
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Can be converted to a double.
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, En suite shower room.
  • Bedroom 4 - offers flexible sleeping accommodation for 2 to 4 people
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All upstairs rooms are flexible being either doubles or twins. On the first floor are a double bedroom and two twin rooms, all with beautiful views and luxurious carpeting. The bedroom on the lower ground floor offers flexible accommodation sleeping 2-4 in either double/twin/bun beds, again with stunning mountain views. Please note this room is not suitable for children under the age of 8 without an adult, as it is separated from the other bedrooms by 2 flights of stairs.


  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Your luxury Montchavin catered ski chalet, des Aiguilles is a superbly designed chalet which has been tastefully renovated and modernised resulting in a beautifully traditional chalet. It also is situated a mere 40m from the slopes in the middle of this stunning region. The views are breathtaking as the chalet overlooks the spectacular Mont Blanc massif and every room has a wonderful view. This is a family run chalet and the owners Astrid and Sam are live in hosts and are available 24/7 to ensure you have a fantastic ski holiday whether catered,uncatered or any combination thereof! Our philosophy is to make sure you have the sort of ski holiday we ourselves would want to experience. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements

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