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Large Family Friendly Chalet With Panoramic Mountain Views

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's2
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Samoens, France - Idyllic Location Only 12 Minutes’ Walk From Town Centre

Chalet Le Cretet is located on the edge of the beautiful village of Samoens, in one of the most sought after locations on a south facing hillside with panoramic views over the Giffre valley to the mountains.

Peter Hudson
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Peter Hudson

Thanks for looking, my name is Peter and I live in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. My family and friends have spent many fantastic holidays here I hope you do too.

Peter Hudson purchased this chalet in 2003

Why Peter Hudson chose Samoëns

I visited the area in winter 2003 and fell in love with Samoens so I returned in the spring and found Chalet Le Cretet. The views are stunning and the short walk in to the village is always a pleasure. Whilst stood on the balcony sharing a beer with my friend Steve he looked out over the valley and said "you've just got to pinch yourself sometimes" and that just sums it up perfectly for me.

What makes this chalet unique

Enjoy the charming atmosphere of a very special French, Haute-Savoie mountain village. The games room downstairs is great for inter-family competitions or just relaxing after a days skiing, hiking, walking, sun bathing etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest book is available, many repeat booking from very satisfied customers.
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Samoëns in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • No Stag or Hen Parties
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 bath/shower and sink Separate wc on lower ground floor Separate wc on ground floor Shower room, toilet and sink on 1st floor
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 4 Single Bed , 2 x bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 3 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 15 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Double bed Bedroom 2 Quad room (2 x Bunk beds) Bedroom 3 Twin room Bedroom 4 Double bed Bedroom 5 Twin room Bedroom 6 Triple room A cot is also available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Outside: Large garden, barbecue, tables and chairs. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier Other: Large games room with pool table, table tennis table, table football, Play Station2, and a variety of games and books, cd/radio music system. Boot room with hangers and racking. Garage.


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Large Family Friendly Chalet With Panoramic Mountain Views
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews

Perfect home from home.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic opportunity to stay in a chalet that is so well equipped making for a fantastic and relaxing stay. Loved the summer alpine experience and the insight into fabulous rural France. With a sunny balcony, access to beautiful walks and loads of activities we hardly needed our vehicle. Highly recommend Samoens and this chalet.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant Chalet

  • 5 of 5

We hired this Chalet just after Christmas this year 2014 and had a fantastic week. The Chalet easily coped with the 15 of us, all bedrooms are fine and the large lounge with great views over the valley was ideal, the dinning area with large table seated all of us around the table so again ideal. The games room downstairs provides extra space and entertainment. Chalet was warm and clean when we arrived.

The free ski bus is about a 10 minute walk away and Sameons itself is a lovely interesting town with lots to see. I don't usually write reviews but felt compelled here as we were so impressed, if I arrange a trip for a similar size party I would definitely go back!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great week had by all

  • 5 of 5

Its never easy to get a chalet that sleeps/sits/feeds 11 adults comfortably but it was very easy at Le Chalet Cretet.

Everyone enjoyed the space, the warmth and the comfort of the chalet as well as giving them the opportunity for some serious table tennis/pool/table football competitions.

We didn't have a car but managed very well. Skibus in the morning is simple, and leaving ski's and boots up the mountain in heated lockers at night means that it doesn't matter whether you walk from town after a nice long apre'ski or come home earlier and walk back in.

The views from the chalet is wonderful in the snow and I am sure it is even better in the summer.

Great skiing across the Grand Massif with plenty for everyone and particularly great for those looking for the long wide cruising Blue runs.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: January 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great for families

  • 4 of 5

La Cretet is a great chalet for 3 families, the bedrooms are not cramped, the living area is spacious and the games room is brilliant for the children to disappear in. The chalet is well stocked and everything just worked (no fiddling with the wifi box or dvd for hours).

We'd definately stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: December 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Le Cretet in Samoens 3 times in the last 7 years and have wanted to return time and time again. It's perfect for a large group (we usually have 11 -15 in our group). The kitchen is well equipped to cater for a large group - having some younger kids in our party as well, we usually opt to eat in and have had some real feasts (and a few drinks!), although if you prefer to eat out there is a great choice in Samoens just a short walk (15 mins) or drive away. In the evenings we slob around the fire and chat and the kids have a great time in the games room in the basement. The chalet is very comfortable, and an added bonus is the shower with a seat in it in the upstairs bathroom (try getting the teenagers out of that in a hurry!). The drying room downstairs is a god send for boots and clothing. The chalet is really well situated - just a 5 minute drive to the ski lift or a 20 minute drive up to 1600. Can't wait til our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: February 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Nearest Ferry
538 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Near the village is the stunning Cirque du Fer à Cheval, where grand cliffs form a horseshoe in front of the Dents Blanches mountain range. Around Samoëns are 900 kms of footpaths and hiking trails and 11 mountain huts to visit.

There are many activities available for family holidays. There's something for everybody - rafting, paragliding, rock climbing on the via ferrata, downhill mountain biking...


1 hour from Geneva


10 minute walk to centre of the village

Further Details:

Or you can just relax by a lake, stroll through the beautiful natural surroundings of the celebrated la jaÿsinia alpine gardens.

superb restaurants and friendly bars

Supermarket is only 500m away


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Samoëns, Haute-Savoie

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Pre Christmas
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year 2018/19
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
5 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
2 Feb 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half Term 2019
9 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Feb 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
9 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Mar 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £130
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Linen and Bedding £140

Booking Notes:
Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday during ski season and school holidays otherwise we can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Only additional cost is £100 to cover cleaning and linen/towel cost of £10pp.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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