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Large Chalet With Spectacular Views, Perfect For Both Winter And Summer Holidays

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,518 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday Home in Bonvillaret, Nr Aiguebelle, Massif de la Maurienne, Savoie, French Alps - Peaceful Edge Of Village Location, 5 Minute Drive From The Nearest Town

Traditional stone and cedar chalet built 2005 with modern construction techniques, including underfloor heating and automated wood-chip boiler (with solar store) in adjacent building.

Ideal for extended families and groups to relax together after different activities.

Perfect base for skiing, biking, walking and nature watching.

Peaceful edge of village location with stunning views from sunrise to sunset.

6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (see plan picture).

Convivial large open plan kitchen/dining/living area - extendable oak dining table, woodburner, oak flooring - 270 degree view balconies, automated sun/security blinds.

Wifi/DVD/media area (relatively slow connection).

Bookshelves with lots of maps and local information, DVDs.

Laundry room in basement with seperate sink and drying area.

Large garage ideal for multiple bike storage, includes summer furniture for outside and additional fridge and freezer.

More Details

Mark Richards
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Mark Richards

Mark, Lottie, Max, Milo, Flo and Rosie the dog.

We live in Somerset in the UK and get to the chalet as often as we can in both summer and winter.

Mark has been passionate about ski touring in the area for over 20 years.

Mark Richards purchased this chalet in 2005

Why Mark Richards chose Bonvillaret

Mark found a spectacularly located cow barn with a hand painted For Sale sign on it in 2005 - 2 years later the chalet was complete.

What makes this chalet unique

The chalet is truly peaceful with commanding unspoiled views and just the occasional cow, deer or buzzard to distract you.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Bonvillaret in Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2518 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This is a 'wet room' in the basement
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , En-suite to master bedroom (bedroom 6 on plan)
  • En-suite to master bedroom with bath and separate shower, WC and bidet. Family bathroom floor 2 with bath and separate shower, WC. Family bathroom to floor 1 with bath and separate shower, WC. Ground floor wet room, WC.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed , 2x bunks 1x single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master with double bed (bedroom 6 on plan), en-suite, study, walk in cupboard large balcony. Bedroom 1-4 with double beds bedside tables large mirrored hanging wardrobes chests of drawers. Bedroom 5 children's room with bunks and extra single bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Large rooms, wooden floors, high wooden ceilings, recessed lights, wooden staircase, fully tiled bathrooms, electric shutters. Outside: Large parking area for 5 cars, modest garden around house on all sides laid to lawn, garden gate to walk up hill behind house, wood store under balcony, separate boiler house. Utility Room: Ground floor utility room, large capacity washing and separate drying machines, flush sink, vacuum and broom cupboard, drying radiator and clothes rack. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Property is cleaned before and after your stay. Other: Downstairs hall rack for coats/boots, upstairs hall bookcase with maps & DVDs. Large garage with ski/bike storage area, automatic door, dry wood storage area. Separate outhouse with eco wood boiler, solar panels and automated wood chip store. Log store.


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Large Chalet With Spectacular Views, Perfect For Both Winter And Summer Holidays
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Fantastic base for cycling holiday...

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect to use as a base if planning on cycling some of the famous tour de france cols. We were a group 12 and found the house to be very spacious, with the added bonus of having a large garage to store our bikes. All the rooms were immaculate , with comfortable beds and a well equipped kitchen.

The house is only a few minutes drive up from the town and we found cycling up from Aiguebelle fairly easy, even after a long days cycling.

There are some decent restaurants and supermarkets a short drive away but you do need a car as nothing in walking distance.

Will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay in quiet, scenic setting

  • 5 of 5

Firstly, Mark's communication to arrange the stay was perfect as well as during our stay to assist us. Guy was very accommodating and helpful on arrival. It is very peaceful, set in the countryside on the edge of the mountain hamlet.

There was everything we needed, and as described. Plenty of space for us all and we really enjoyed the views and sunsets. Modern decor, furniture and appliances. Comfy beds and everything clean and tidy.

Thank you for a lovely holiday, we are glad we stayed two weeks.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Alpine Chalet

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic Alpine Chalet. Great location with good road biking and walks near by (including from the door of the chalet). Spectacular views down into the valley. Spacious. Well maintained and clean. We had a great holiday and hopefully will go back at some point.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great base for family skiing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We loved this chalet and its location. It is spacious, well maintained and well equipped. The views are indeed spectacular and there are nice walks in the area. There were 12 of us including a baby and not everyone was skiing so we wanted somewhere that was within easy reach of ski stations (there are several within one hour's drive) but was comfortable and peaceful for those who were staying in. Mark's chalet in Bonvillaret worked perfectly for us. As it turned out, most of our skiing was done in Saint Francois Longchamp / Valmorel which was perfect for our grandchildren on their first skiing holiday. One of the big highlights was completing a 1500 piece jigsaw (except for the one missing piece!) which kept many of the family busy for hours on end. We would definitely recommend this property and hope to be back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic base for skiing in different resorts

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to thank you for a brilliant week at your lovely chalet. We had a great time following all of your recommendations so thank you also for all of your help. We loved Les Karellis, and the children's favourite run became Villivoue (!!!) they couldn't get up there quick enough and then found all the jumps on the way down under the chairlift! Sept Laux had amazing views and St Francois Longchamps was also good, so a varied week. The chalet was very comfortable indeed, so no doubt we will be looking to book again in the future. Many thanks, Rachel

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Modern well equipped Chalet in quiet rural setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday, enjoying the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains, valleys and lakes. The chalet is spacious and well equipped, with lovely views in three directions from large windows and open balconies. The property is in a quiet area, but nonetheless located within easy access of the motorway network and we enjoyed walking, swimming, cycling and sightseeing in all directions around.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Lyon / Grenoble / Geneva
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Aiguebelle / Aiton
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Aiguebelle / Albertville / Chambery
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A43 / A430
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Aiguebelle Aiton
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
15+ resorts
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
St Pierre d'Albigny / Saint Alban d'Hurtieres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

In addition to skiing and ski touring in the winter, the walking, swimming, road and mountain biking are all fantastic in the summer with marked trails, wild and manned lakes and Tour de France routes/cols. Cols de Galibier, Madeleine, Glandon all in our valley. NB. large garage for bike storage and excellent well priced pizza pasta restaurant at the bottom of the hill. For walkers there are many local trails (see IGN maps in chalet) and you can also walk straight onto the Arc massif behind the chalet.


Airports: Chambery 25mins, Grenoble or Lyon 1hr, Geneva 1hr10m. Small gliding/flying/parachuting club airfield 10 mins.

Train: TGV 15 mins St Jean De Maurienne or Chambery, or Albertville 20 mins.

Driving: 7h from Chunnel. SE from Chambery A41, left onto A43 dir Albertville, immediately right staying on A43 dir Frejus tunnel and Turin, immediately exit for Aiton at Peage 24. House 10 mins from junction, either via Aiton Le Plan or Aiguebelle/Randens.

Further Details:

Chalet is very peaceful and in a stunning location - which means nearest shops are 5+ minutes away by car (but there is a bakery delivery). Tuesday is market day in Aiguebelle.

There are 6 bedrooms with two further rooms in the basement reserved by the owner.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Bonvillaret, Rhone-Alpes

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Our preferred option is for you to first inquire with your dates, number of guests and any questions. Once your booking is agreed we ask for a £500 deposit by bank transfer to confirm the booking, with payment for the full rental amount due 60 days prior to arrival. Subject to inspection after departure the deposit will be returned within 14 days.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is preferred as changeover day, with guests aiming to leave by 9am and new guests arriving 5pm or after - this allows adequate time for cleaning and laundry change. The property is looked after by Guy and Gisele who live locally.

Notes on prices:
Prices will be confirmed with numbers of guests and length of stay, some people book for a month, others book for a week and then stay longer the second time!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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