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Self catered luxury Chalet, village centre location

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Located in centre of the Village of Les Allues, Rhone Alps, France - Central Village Location, Close To Ski Lift & Free Ski Bus, Convenient For Restaurants & Bars

Both offerings within Chalet Vache Bleue are architecturally designed, fitted and furnished to a high standard. Whilst the exterior of the building was designed to reflect the Barn it once was, the interior is chic, spacious and comfortable. Chalet is fully self-contained with a private entrance.

The Chalet is designed to provide a family or group of friends with a private boutique style experience. High on creature comforts such as beautiful bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Spacious living area with leather sofas, TV/DVD, Bose sound dock, WiFi, ample radiators and a fire. Chalet Vache Bleue is a place you will be happy to call home and a great place to rest after a day in the Alps.

Practical considerations have not been forgotten either; comfortable beds with fully sprung mattresses for the perfect sleep, built in wardrobes in every bedroom, plentiful supply of hot water, a drying room and washing machine. The Chalet has level access from the street to the ski storage area avoiding the need to carry equipment up or down stairs. Your boots will be toasty warm in the morning thanks to the Boot Heater.

The large kitchen is fully fitted and equipped; opening onto the dining area to ensure those busy preparing meals are not excluded from the social side of the holiday. If cooking is not your "thing" we can source a Chef to come and look after or you can book Chef standard meals which are delivered to the Chalet daily for you to heat and serve when convenient for you. Enjoying some extra Apres Ski time or browsing the shops in Meribel without worrying about getting home for a specified Dinner time is exactly what a relaxing holiday is all about. Eating out is also an option with several restaurants in Les Allues and many more in the resort centre at Meribel. We are happy to make reservations at restaurants for you. Flexibility is key to a great holiday and a self-catered holiday at Chalet Vache Bleue can give you that flexibility.

The Chalet was designed to be suitable for longer stays, we did this by ensuring the facilities and comfort level meant you really could settle in for a few weeks. Many of our guests stay 2 - 5 weeks rather than the traditional one week so we feel we have achieved that standard. Having said that if your stay is for the traditional one week period we will do everything we can to help you make the most of every minute. The Chalet will be warm and sparkling clean for your arrival, beds made and basic kitchen provisions supplied. We can help you arrange for hire equipment to be waiting at the Chalet, lift passes can be arranged, they will be waiting for you on arrival and up to date local information will be prepared for you.

It is rare to find alpine accommodation of this standard at such a reasonable cost and available as self catered.

More Details

Andrew and Elaine Hornsby
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Andrew and Elaine Hornsby

Andrew and Elaine live in Brisbane Australia. They have skied Les Trois Vallees since 1992. We bought Chalet Vache Bleue as a ruined "Sheep" fold and spent 5 years rebuilding to a modern mountain home. We value the expertise of an Architect and employed a Lyon based Architect to design and project manage the reconstruction to cutting edge standards.

After 5 successful winter seasons at Chalet Vache Bleue and take great pride in the fact that not only do many of our guests return but they return for periods of greater than the typical one week ski holiday. We feel we have been successful in creating a mountain base which guests are very happy to stay in for as long as they can! We pride ourselves on delivering a personal service from your first enquiry to your arrival at the Chalet.

Andrew and Elaine Hornsby purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Andrew and Elaine Hornsby chose Les Allues

Les Trois Vallees are the largest and most varied hi altitude ski/boarding area in the world with over 200 lifts, more than 600km of pistes and unlimited off piste. All abilities from beginner to fearless extreme thrill seeker are catered for. Meribel is not far from the border of France and Italy and the area has a rich history, and is famous for great food and wine. Burgundy is not far to the North, the Rhone Valley vineyards are a short drive. Several of the famous climbs on the Tour de France are less than hours drive with Courcheval being less than 5 minutes and Col de Madeleine around 20 minutes away.

We wanted to run a ski business in a "real" French Village rather than a purpose built ski resort, we believe we found the perfect place in Les Allues and we think you will agree.

What makes this chalet unique

Spacious chic Chalet in a perfect central village location. The property is very convenient for both the gondola which takes you to the heart of the resort and the free ski bus. Restaurants and bars are a short stroll at the end of the day. Our property is fully equipped for a luxury break in the mountains, with fully equipped Kitchen, Neff Appliances, Bo Concept leather sofa, oversize bedrooms and comfortable beds to mention just a few highlights. We have rebuilt using the best materials including Oak for staircases, floors and doors. Our electrics and hot water system are also cutting edge so no risk of of a cold shower or cold feet for sleepy heads. Artwork is chosen with an eye for the mountain. We hope your stay at Chalet Vache Bleue sets a new standard for accommodation in Les Trois Vallees Savoie.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family has just spent an amazing week at Chalet Vache Bleue in the beautiful and charming village of Les Allues. This accommodation is extremely well appointed, has a superb layout and finished to the highest standard. It is spotless, modern but homely, and it was truly a pleasure to come back each evening to such comfort. Andrew and Elaine were always close at hand if we needed any advice and there was even gorgeous home baking at times from Elaine! A frequent and free bus service to Meribel is only a few minutes away, although we enjoyed the bars and restaurants in Les Allues itself. We are so happy to have discovered this chalet and look forward to our next visit!
Jan 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Les Allues in Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Private bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Private bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Private bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Level 2: Contemporary en suite bathroom, toilet, shower, wash basin, heated floor Level 3: Contemporary en suite bathroom, toilet, shower, wash basin, heated floor Level 4: Contemporary en suite bathroom, toilet, shower, wash basin, heated floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite bathroom plus trundle bed suitable for child
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be configured as twin. En suite bathroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) all en-suite. I trundle bed in bedroom 2 available for younger guests. Notes on bedrooms: Level 2: Double bedroom: Queen bed with fully sprung mattress and plump pillows. Can be configured as 2 single beds. Fitted wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. Level 3: Double bedroom: Queen bed. Single trundle. Fitted wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. Level 4: Double bedroom: Queen bed. Fitted wardrobe and en-suite bathroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Additional information: Architect designed, contemporary Chalets recognised by Label Meribel accreditation. Both Chalets are beautifully furnished, fully equipped and occupy a central position in Les Allues. The Chalets have been designed with longer stays in mind we have guests who have stayed more than 6 weeks. The village is a thriving alpine community with a small supermarket, Gondola lift connecting to the central Meribel lift network and free ski bus. When conditions are good it is possible to ski back to the Village via a red piste. Prices include luxurious bed linen, beds made for your arrival. Fluffy towels, quality toiletries, bathrobes and slippers are provided. Each bedroom is located on a separate floor with private en-suite bathroom. Pre-arrival cleaning and end of stay cleaning. Free wifi for you to connect your own device or laptop. Electricity and water. French tourist tax. Catered options at additional cost are available, contact us for further information. Limited garage parking is available at €50 per week, please inquire about availability. The Chalets are non-smoking.


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Self catered luxury Chalet, village centre location
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
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  • 5 of 5

We are a group of 6 who have just returned from a perfect 5-night stay at Chalet Vache Bleue. The chalet is even more beautiful in real life and everything has been done to a very high standard. Andrew & Elaine are truly wonderful hosts and go the extra mile to make sure that guests enjoy their stay. The location of the chalet is also ideal, it is so close to the ski bus which is just a short journey into Meribel centre. Les Allues is a lovely town with some great restaurants (which were delicious and much more affordable than eating in Meribel centre). We would all recommend a visit to Chalet Vache Bleue in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Its better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at Chalet Vache Bleue and will definitely be going back. Everything about the chalet is quality, from the extremely warm welcome we received on arrival to the fixtures, fittings and furnishings. The chalet is warm, bigger than the pictures portray and spotlessly clean, but the real treat was the attention to detail such as hand warmers, chocolate, piste maps and even suntan lotion. Couldn't fault it,

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jackie for your kind review. Having spent many years taking snow based holidays we know that the tiny details can really make a difference. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. Andrew and Elaine
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Exactly as Advertised

  • 5 of 5

Situated in the village of Les Allues and a short walk to the Bus or Gondola this chalet was in immaculate condition. The building has been carefully refurbished and the pictures of 'before and after' show the quality of the craftsmanship that is evident. We were a group of 6 adults and each of the 3 well sized bedrooms were en suite.The Kitchen was extremely well stocked with all necessary cooking utensils and the quality of the furniture throughout the chalet was appropriate to the description. Andy was there to greet us on arrival and had plenty of helpful tips for the week ahead. We will definitely return !

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Liam for taking the time to write such a great review. We loved having you all to stay and look forward to seeing you again. Andy and Elaine
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  • 5 of 5

Very well located and equipped Chalet, loads to do with the kids, and a great hostess.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Hugh so happy to hear the Chalet met your expectations and helped to make your holiday great. Despite the weather on some days you certainly all got out and about and yes the Alps in Summer really does have so much to do.
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Perfect chalet for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The description of the chalet was accurate regarding the location, layout and facilities. The beds were extremely comfortable and the whole chalet was spotless and very well maintained. Andrew and Elaine could not have been more helpful and I would definitely recommend this chalet and return to it myself.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review - very kind words. Again our guests are rating Chalet Vache Bleue very highly and we are delighted that so many wish to come back. We will continue to improve our property and ensure our services go well beyond expected norms. Andrew Hornsby
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Excellent for location comfort and service.

  • 5 of 5

The Chalet is located in the centre of lovely quiet village of Les Allues within 3 mins walk of the local supermarket (great for fresh bread and croissants for breakfast!) and the free bus to the centre of Meribel and about 5 mins to the gondola.

Les Allues has a few very nice restaurants with good food and a friendly easy-going atmosphere.

The Chalet is modern and very well maintained with 1st class comfort and space. We were a group of 6 adults and it worked very well for us.

The owners, Andy and Elaine, provided an excellent and friendly service both before and during our stay with lots of extra thoughtful touches and welcoming treats that really enhanced the holiday. They have thought of everything and this has been our best chalet experience to date over the past 6 years. I'd like to think that if I were to run a chalet I'd do as good a job, but I suspect I couldn't.

We would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. It is wonderful to get such good feedback from great people who enjoy their skiing, appreciate their creature comforts and take full advantage of what our village has to offer. We try to go the extra mile with our service and are delighted that this is recognised in the reviews we are receiving.
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Nearest Airport
103 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
En'K/ L'Arbe/Tsarreta/
Nearest Ski
400 Metres
Villages piste
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Cycling and Walking:

Out of the winter season Les Allues and the surrounding area is a mecca for both road and off road cycling:

Over 150km of marked mountain bike trails including downhill courses and lift assisted cross country

French Cycling Federation labelled Mountain Bike Venue (since 1998)

Lifts open throughout July and August with highest lift at 2700m and valley floor at 500m

The exciting mountain stages of the Tour de France are never far away from Les Allues

If you are interested in a Cycling holiday in Meribel contact us and we can put you directly in touch with local operators who we work with.

The entire area is also well served with signed and maintained walking paths offering a truly unique way to see the beautiful French Alps.


The closest airports are Chambery approx 1.10 hour drive, Geneva approx 2 hours drive and Grenoble approx 2 hours drive. There are many companies who offer both private and shared transfer services from these airports. Moutiers railway station serves the Three Valleys Ski Resorts with fast TGV and Eurostar Train Services direct from the UK and Paris. There is a bus service from Moutiers to Les Allues and also companies who offer private transfer services. Contact us for further information.


The Chalet is in the centre of the village approx 4 minute walk to free ski bus, an easy 10 minutes walk to Gondola. Meribel Village can be reached by car in 5 minutes where there is free parking and access to the pistes via the Golf lift. Meribel centre can be reached by car in less than 10 minutes, Mottaret 15 mins.

All the facilities of Meribel centre can be enjoyed via the ski bus which runs until after midnight during the season without the need to be based in the busy centre itself.

Further Details:

Les Allues is the original village of the Meribel area and makes an ideal base for you to enjoy the very best of everything the three valleys area offers. Les Allues offers a peaceful and traditional environment, having several excellent restaurants, two bars, ski shop, a small supermarket which provides freshly baked bread and pastries every day, a Post Office and an ATM. Whilst Meribel is a mecca for ski enthusiasts there is plenty for non-skiers including Spa Treatments, Snow Shoe walking and simply discovering the many villages of the valley.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £350.63

Booking Notes:
Usual changeover day is Sunday.
A booking is effective when a deposit of 400 Euro for Chalet A or 200 Euro for Chalet B is received. The remaining holiday cost plus Euro 400 is due 8 weeks before the beginning of the stay. For bookings made less than eight weeks before commencement full payment including the security deposit is required.

Changeover Day:
Chalet A Sunday. Check in 4.00pm, check out 10.00am.
Chalet B Saturday. Check in 4.00pm, check out 10.00am.
If you have an early arrival or late departure we can store luggage for you.

Notes on prices:
Chalet A - Available Winter/Summer. Prices are for 7 nights, short breaks may be available. Some off-peak weeks have special prices if you are a party of 4 and only require 2 bedrooms. See our web site for details. Long stays attract a discount.
Chalet B will have limited winter availability, if you are interested and have a week in mind contact us and we will see what we can do to assist you. The price of 625€ applies to non-peak weeks. The price range through the season is from 625€ to 900€.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.