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Newly Renovated Spacious Apartment With Beautiful Mountain Views Of The Aravis



Updated: 12-Nov-2016
Sleeps up to 6 people. Easy access to ski slopes and mountain walks. Good for winter or summer breaks.

The location of this first floor apartment is exceptional being only a short distance from both the shopping area and the ski slopes. In summer the range of activities is considerable. There is walking, biking and pony trekking in the mountains with glorious views, paragliding and rock climbing, swimming, tennis and golf in the vicinity and a full range of water sports on Lake Annecy. In winter Grand Bornand is a well-established, fully linked ski resort with over 200km of marked runs gathered around a genuine alpine village. There are also extensive cross country trails and snowy walking paths. An article entitled "A Mountain Mecca", published in the March 2007 issue of "French Property News", described Le Chinaillon as "One of the most family-friendly ski resorts in the area (the Haute-Savoie), it is popular all the year round with skiing and snowboarding in the winter giving way to walking and golf, as well as sailing and water sports on Lake Annecy in the summer."

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Pip and David Ryder Richardson, the owners of Flat 3 Le Mont Blanc, live in UK but visit Le Chinaillon on a very regular basis in winter and summer.

We love our flat as do our 3 married daughters and our 6 grand-children! The youngsters adore the skiing in this village where they feel completely safe and are very well coached. They also spend time at the flat in the summer to take advantage of the fresh mountain air and the wonderful facilities in nearby Le Grand Bornand where the huge swimming pool is a special favourite.

As we are retired, we can spoil ourselves with up to 5 weeks skiing per year and we never tire of the pistes that are right on the doorstep. Over the ten or so years that we have had property in Le Chinaillon, the locals have welcomed us into their midst.

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Speaks English, French

2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


Super ski apartment

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 6 - 4 adults and two children and we were very comfortable in the apartment and had plenty of room. Even the couple who stay in the lounge area have a cupboard and bedside tables. Lovely kitchen with plenty of crockery, cutlery and wine glasses! Amazing views from all the windows and the view of the pistes is great. We would definitely stay here again as it was so easy and convenient. 2 mins from the lovely bakery in the morning, 5 mins to the Spar shop and the ski bus stops right outside the apartment so minimal walking in ski boots. Booking was easy and communication great with the owners. A great apartment overall.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad that "Lancashire Lass" and her family enjoyed the flat and the village as much as we, our three daughters and their families do. It is always encouraging to receive such good reviews. Thank you.
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Great stay with superb location.!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, homely apartment, with fantastic views and a great location to the slopes and the village.

Every amenity you would need with ample cutlery, crockery ( V & B ) wine and champagne glasses.

Plenty of storage in bedrooms and bathroom.

Ski bus stops directly opposite apartment and is very reliable. The village of Le Chinaillon is charming, although very quiet out of season but we prefer that. Everyone is extremely friendly.

Spar had a great choice of groceries, although more expensive than the Intermarche, but convenient. Plenty of choice of wines and spirits.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this property, and the ease with booking it and the correspondence was great.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Tracy, for going to the trouble of sending in this review of our flat. It is always good to know that it is not just us, our 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren who love Le Chinaillon and appreciate just how lucky we are to have a property there.
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From the Owner

In the 1990's we used to go to Meribel and ski in Les Trois Vallees. As time wore on, prices got higher and higher, ski lift queues got longer and longer and the resort became overrun with non-French visitors. Shortly after the Millennium, we were persuaded, by friends who had lived in the Grand Bornand area for many years, to have a look at some properties in the village of Le Chinaillon. We fell in love with the village and its residents straight away and, along with two other couples, built and ran a large chalet at the top of the village. This we sold after a number of years and now have a smaller flat in the village itself. We love the skiing - no queues, the walks - freedom and fresh air, and the locals - very warm and welcoming.

Activity and Interests


Geneva airport, which is served by any number of international and budget airlines, is less than an hours drive away. There are many car hire firms at the airport. Alternatively, taxis can offer a transfer service. To drive from channel ports one should allow about 8 hours. There is a good rail link to Annecy and a bus service from there to Le Grand Bornand. Whilst a car is not essential, many of our guests find them useful to get the most out of their holiday, especially in the summer.


The village Le Chinaillon is about a ten minute drive from the town of Le Grand Bornand. The historic city of Annecy, with its beautiful lake, is about 40 minutes drive.

Further Details:

During the winter and summer holiday seasons the village of Le Chinaillon has many shops, including a Spar supermarket, where all self-catering holiday supplies can be purchased. There are also two bakeries. The village also offers a good number of restaurants, many ski hire and holiday clothing shops and souvenir shops a plenty. Throughout the year a very good selection of shops is to be found in Le Grand Bornand, some 10 minutes drive away. Furthermore, there are two hypermarkets in Thones which is about 20 minutes away. There is an ATM at the village Tourist Information Office and a number of banks in Le Grand Bornand.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 15
26 Sep 2016 - 11 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 16
13 Dec 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 17
20 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 18
3 Jan 2017 - 4 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 19
5 Feb 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 20
5 Mar 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 21
23 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 22
28 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 23
2 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rare 24
27 Aug 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 25
24 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings are made directly with the owners in UK who supply guests with a wealth of information designed to allow them to get the best out of their stay. Reservations are confirmed once a contract has been agreed and a 25% deposit paid. The balance is payable 8 weeks prior to occupation

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Sunday, but alternative arrangements may be possible. Guests will be welcomed by the property managers who will show them round the apartment. The accommodation is available from 16.00 on the first day to 10.00 on the final day.

Notes on prices:
Prices are shown in the local currency, the euro. Guests are at liberty to pay the owners in Sterling by cheque or bank transfer at a mutually agreeable exchange rate. For UK guests this can avoid bank and other charges. Please note that we cannot accept credit cards.

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Updated: 12-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The flat is very well placed being a short walk from the village centre with its shops and restaurants and only a couple of hundred metres from the pistes. There is a great Ski-Bus service, with a stop right outside the door, which services the village, Le Grand Bornand and La Clusaz. At 63 square meters, our flat is considerably more spacious than those being built today. The huge balcony makes the most of the panoramic mountain views. Please come and visit the flat to see for yourself just what a great spot this is!

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Location Type

  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • The fully tiled bathroom has a long bath with powerful overhead shower. The handbasin is set into a granite surface. A bonus is that there are two wc's, one separate from the bathroom. There is a washing machine in the bathroom and ample cupboard space.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 offers twin beds and space for child bed/cot. Bedroom 2 offers twin beds. There is a double sofa bed in an alcove in the salon. The single beds are full sized and very comfortable. All bed linen and towels are supplied inclusive in the rent.


  • Notes on accommodation: With an internal area of 63 square metres, this flat is far more spacious than those built more recently. The 17 square metre balcony is a wonderful bonus, especially in the summer months. The flat is kept snug and warm with thermostatically controlled radiators and there is endless hot water on tap. Outside: This flat benefits from a very large (17 sq mts) L-shaped balcony which faces south and west, giving sun throughout the day. The mountain views from this balcony are wonderful. A table and chairs are provided for al fresco dining. Utility Room: Whilst there is no utility room, there is an efficient washer/dryer in the bathroom. There is an ironing board and iron available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are included in the weekly charge, as are local taxes. We expect our guests to leave the flat in a clean and tidy state. A cleaning service is available at extra cost if required. Child minding and meals can be arranged, also. Other: There is a large coat cupboard in the hall and a lockable ski locker in the basement.

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