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French Alps chalet rental property,ski Orelle,Val Thorens & 3 valleys



Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Chalet in Orelle,ski to Val Thorens, Savoie,France,3*** Accredited, ski high & sure - Village Location, Direct Link To Val Thorens & Les 3 Vallées + Walking, Cycling, Tour De France

Rustic self catering chalet house sleeps 10 in 4 bedrooms (1 is a mezzanine). 3 star rated by the French Tourist Board 2012.Within the village of Orelle (ski Orelle 2300m-3250m) accessed by the ski gondola lift '3 vallées Express' offering the advantage of a quiet small village atmosphere (400 inhabitants) and the easy direct ski access to Val Thorens (1800-3200m) the 3 valleys ski extravaganza! Comfortable large rooms,a lovely dining room for your meals 'en famille' or with friends, a big kitchen for the essential preparation! plus a small first floor balcony for your mountain views/photos. Orelle constitutes the 4th valley in the 3 Vallées network. Orelle village is in the Maurienne valley which has the great advantage of easy and quick motorway transfer times eg: Chambery (under 1 hour),Grenoble 90 mins & Turin in Italy 95 mins (via the Frejus tunnel). In the summer walking trails start next to the chalet + a great variety of cycling routes including theTour de France's famous Col du Galibier plus lots of easier ones!

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Mauro and Alison have been living in France for almost 13 years. They own three quite unique and individual properties, Manoir Le Cosquer and 45 Rue De La Rive in Brittany and Chaletski3v in the Alps. Each property has been specially chosen to offer you, our clients, a good selection of quality holiday options. Before moving to France Alison & Mauro ran a language school in Cheltenham teaching English to foreign students and foreign languages to English students. After almost 10 years and two small children later they decided it was time for a change. They loved France, had a small holiday home near to Dinard and so decided to start a new adventure in France before the kids were of school age. They sold up in England in 2001 and moved to France in 2002.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We have not long been back from our summer hoilday here, we had a brilliant time. The area is amazing, views are beautiful!!! The people are so friendly, owner and reps were fantastic and did everything they could to help us. We travel around a bit and found some lovely lakes to swim in, the weather was gorgeous. We spent one of ours days across the boarder in Italy travel up the mountain by ski lifts. The accommodation was very spacious and had everything you need, plenty of room for 10 people easy. Thank you for all your kindness was very much appreciated.
Aug 2016
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skiing to dream for!

  • 4 of 5

Great ski holiday - Orelle is a high resort and links into the 3 valleys via Val Thorens - easy access and more or less guaranteed snow. A lovely house style chalet with oodles of space, wifi kept the children happy! Orelle is a sleepy quiet village and suits people who don't want a 'typical' ski resort. We loved skiing all day then taking the lift back to the village, having a couple of drinks in the local bar and then getting back to the chalet and planning the evening meal all together. Plenty of free parking in the village, there is a free bus service during the school holiday periods and you have to book it at the tourist office - we preferred to drive the 1 km down the hill to avoid waiting etc and this really isn't a problem. Would recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another great ski week

  • 5 of 5

We are regulars to Orelle and enjoyed another fab ski holiday with friends. A spacious and well equipped ski chalet that is great for a large group of family and friends. Its easy to drive to rather than driving too high into the mountain roads, yet its only 5 mins drive to the ski lift straight into the high resort slopes for gauranteed great snow and ski-ing.

Now we have discovered its a regular annual pilgrimage - looking forward to next years group!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
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From the Owner

We bought Chaletski3v because it is very well placed in the centre of the small hamlet of Orelle which links directly to Val Thorens via the 3 Vallées Express gondola. This suited us as we envisaged that our future clients would be families and groups of friends who love skiing but do not want to stay in a developed resort, and like us, preferring to do their 'own thing'. The chalet is far away from the crowds but only 1 kilometre away from the 3 Vallées Express gondola and in the village centre-15 minutes on the lift & you will be skiing in probably the best ski area in Europe with 'guaranteed' snow! The house is also very spacious and welcoming and so you will really feel at home. There are two lounges and 4 bedrooms so everyone can have their own 'space'.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chambery at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Orelle at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : St Michel de Maurienne (Valloire) at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Chambery to Modane (Turin) at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Orelle at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Orelle ski lift at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lake at La Norma at 20 Kilometres Car: necessary

Ski the French alps - les 3 vallées - it's fantastic!

Walking trails from the chalet.

Cycling - Some fabulous mountain routes including the famous Col Du Galibier, and lac Cenis near to Orelle.

'National Parks' Parc de la Vanoise nearby - see the marmottes!

Climbing - lots of climbing to suit all levels

Via Ferrata near to Modane.


Easy access with short transfer times, situated In the Maurienne valley 10 mins from the motorway (St Michel de Maurienne), 60 minutes from Chambery & 90 minutes from Grenoble and Turin. 2 hours from Lyon & Geneva. The best option for 'getting there' is to fly drive or drive. A car is essential.


The bigger village of St Michel de Maurienne is 5 minutes away for your big shop, banks etc.

Nearest towns are Modane (10 minutes by car) and St Jean De Maurienne (15 minutes).

Visit The Aluminium museum in St Michel, The Basilique in St Jean De Maurienne

Visit Italy - Bardonecchia (25 minutes), Susa (40) minutes or Turin (75 minutes).

Further Details:

Small supermarket in Orelle, bigger one in St Michel (next village to Orelle) where you will also find a bank, bar/cafes, pharmacy, newsagent and doctors.

One restaurant in Orelle others nearby in Modane (good Italian), St Michel, and St Jean De Maurienne.

Two bars in Orelle and others in nearby villages.

Spa complex in Orelle - sauna, jacuzzi, Turkish bath, pool, bar and restaurant.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 18
26 Nov 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 19
10 Dec 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 20
17 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 21
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 22
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
January rate
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Half term plus
4 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Easter plus
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Special deal
29 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £17

Booking Notes:
Prices are per week for up to 10 people sharing - self catering. Deposit of 50% at the time of booking, balance 6 weeks before arrival. Breakages deposit €450 on arrival. Returned at end of stay after any deductions.
Electricity allowance included - extra units payable at the end of the stay at 15 centimes per kwh.

Changeover Day:
Saturday or by prior arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Prices are euros per week for up to 10 sharing on a self catering basis.
Optional towels/sheets at 15 euros per person per week. Electricity supplement may apply over and above allocated amount. Taxe de sejour (local tax) 5 euros per person per week (children exempt). Pets allowed on request with supplement. Our local representative will check you in and out.

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From the Owner

The property is self catering and has a separate spacious dining room where you can all enjoy your favorite food & recap on the days skiing! Added bonus are the Raclette machines. You can buy any provisions you may need locally, and you can buy fresh bread from the grocery store. The ski room adds value to your holiday experience as you can put your skis away and remove boots without trudging them through the house. The rental price represents very good value compared to staying in the more well known and developed resorts - every little helps! Prices start from as little as 460 euros for up to 10 people sharing. For non skiers why not try the local spa facilities or drive into Italy for a days shopping!

Property Type

  • chalet


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family


  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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 Room


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


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Cosy shower room
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Cosy shower room
  • 2 shower rooms with wc, shower and basin in each.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Duplex bedroom - one single on each of two levels -
  • Bedroom 4 - 4 Single Bed, Mezzanine bedroom - up to 4 beds (3 usual)
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1. Double room - King size double bed. 2. 3 bedded room - double bed plus single bed. 3. 2 bedded split level cottage style room, single bed in lower level, stairs to first level to single bed plus canopy. 4. Mezzanine room - 3/4 singles.


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


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Electric heating throughout. Towels and sheets at 15 euros per person per week. Full free WIFI access in chalet. Outside: Small terrace and shared courtyard. Small first floor balcony. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels & sheets can be provided for a small supplement. Winter electricity allowance with supplement for extra usage. Other: Ski room in the winter and cycle room in the summer for storing skis and bikes. Not a ski in ski out village - but very convenient and easy access from the village to the pistes.

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