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Spacious Apartment In Alpine Village close to Ski-lifts, Shops, and Restaurants



Updated: 08-Oct-2016
Spacious duplex apartment, 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, mountain views, in beautiful village, with ski lifts, ski-school, shops and restaurants close to Chatel

Les Sorbiers was built in 2007. It is in the village, beside the valley road from Abondance to Chatel and the Pas de Morgins. The apartment is peaceful, with a hillside meadow behind it and views of the mountains from its balconies. It is furnished in a modern way, with comfort, entertainment and practicality in mind. Part of the Portes du Soleil ski domain (650 kms of pistes), the village also offers all year relaxation in Chatel's wonderful indoor swimming complex and spa only a few minutes drive away. During the summer there is hiking, cycling, tennis, riding, white water rafting, and other amenities. A thermal health Spa in Val d’Illiez is open all year. Golf and sailing are available in nearby Evian.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We, Paul and Adrienne, first visited Chatel in summer 2006 with our two teenage sons who loved mountain-biking and identified it as having the best mountain-biking in Europe. We loved the valley and coupled with our own long-standing enthusiasm for skiing we decided to look for an apartment. Our sons are now adult but the apartment remains the centre of activity holidays for all of us, in summer and winter, and we are delighted to welcome to it visitors who share our love of the mountains.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Winter guests

"Having a great time here the skiing has been fantastic!"

"A lovely apartment with extremely comfortable beds. It has gorgeous views from the balcony, and we love the whole atmosphere of the village."

Summer guests

"Outstanding scenery and memorable walks - we will be returning."
Mar 2013
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From the Owner

We were taken with the beauty of the location, and the superb skiing, hiking and mountain-biking facilities. We were enchanted with the traditional village atmosphere of La Chapelle d'Abondance, which offers many restaurants of high standard and ski shops and all essential shopping within the village. We like being five minutes drive from Chatel so that we can enjoy all the amenities of the town but think La Chapelle is more charming and picturesque, even though it has grown since we first came. It has its own ski lifts, one of which links with the Portes du Soleil domain and one of which is all its own. We appreciate the straightforward drive to Geneva airport, our closeness to the Swiss border, and having Lake Geneva only forty minutes away. There is a Swiss feel to the region.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Geneva at 65 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Les Cornettes at 300 Metres Nearest Ferry : Thonon [for Lausanne] at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Thonon, France; Aigle, Switzerland at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Les Routards du Monde at 100 Metres Nearest Ski : In the village at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Thonon, shore of Lake Geneva at 20 Kilometres Car: recommended

Distance to Lake Geneva & Evian is 40 mins by car


Nearest airport, well served by BA, Swiss and Easyjet, is Geneva which is 65 kms away. Good car hire and minibus transfer services are available and the drive is approx 1 hour and 45 mins.


Morgins, in Switzerland, is about 10 kms. Evian and Thonon on Lake Geneva are 40mins drive and offer good sailing and swimming, and ferries which travel around the lake. There is also a casino in Evian plus excellent restaurants bars and shopping. Chamonix is 1.5 hours drive in summer.

Further Details:

La Chapelle D'Abondance is a wonderful alpine village specialising in Haute Savoie cuisine such as Cheese Fondue, tartiflette and other local dishes. It has good specialist sports and ski shops, and specialist food outlets such as a cheese producer, and small brewery in the Feu Rouge pub, plus a delicatessen. There is a convenience store on the edge of the village, and a well stocked hypermarket about five minutes' drive from the apartment. Once a week there is local food market in the church square. A doctor's surgery is within 100 yards of the apartment.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early holiday
17 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
9 night minimum stay
for 9 nights
Late holiday
3 Jan 2017 - 20 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early half-term
4 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late half-term
17 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Spring
25 Feb 2017 - 18 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Post-let clean £80

Booking Notes:
To secure a booking we ask for a 25% Deposit and the balance paid 6 weeks before the start of the holiday. A £250 security deposit is required which is repaid to you if no damage has been incurred to the apartment. Payment is required by BACS, details to be provided upon booking. Please note that animals are not allowed anywhere in the building and smoking is not permitted in the apartment.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the typical changeover day, but other days may be possible on request . You can have access to the apartment from 3 pm (to be confirmed at the time of booking) and we request you leave the apartment by 10 am on the day of departure unless we agree alternative arrangements in advance.

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Updated: 08-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The apartment is well located with the best bread in the locality sold at the delicatessen about 80 metres up the road. It is a similar distance from an excellent pizzeria with its own unique character, and easy walking distance to the village centre. The bus (free with ski pass) stops almost outside the apartment, and drops you at the Panthiaz ski lift within a few minutes, and in Chatel about 10 minutes after that.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Lift ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 112 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower), The room also has a wash-basin & mirror; heated towel rail.
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, The room has a wash-basin with mirror; hot-water tank.
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure, Wash-basin & mirror;heated towel rail;Washing machine/ dryer
  • Lower floor 1 bathroom with basin, and adjacent separate toilet. Also, on the lower floor is a shower room with basin and toilet. Upper floor has a shower room with basin, washing machine and tumble dryer, and adjacent separate toilet.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, The beds are designed to be 1 double or 2 single as needed.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, The beds are designed to be 1 double or 2 single as needed.
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, The beds are designed to be 1 double or 2 single as needed.
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, A well-sized room with twin single beds, and velux window.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All the bedrooms have large fitted cupboards, bedside tables and lamps. Lower floor: two bedrooms; 1 bedroom with access to main balcony. Upper floor : two bedrooms; 1 bedroom with balcony, 1 bedroom with velux window.


  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: There is a good-sized heated entrance hall within the apartment with ample cupboard space for boots, jackets and coats. Skis are stored in the special, designated ski locker at the entrance to the apartment block. The locker room is heated. Outside: There is ample parking with easy access to the staircase entrance. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are available for a one-off fee of €130.00 regardless of number of guests. The property is cleaned every week, and a charge of €50.00 is added for this per week of rental. Other: Mezzanine entertainment area with sofa, scatter cushions, large-screen satellite TV, DVD player, and wi-fi.

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