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Self Catered Chalet With Garden And Mountain Views On The French/Swiss Border

People11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Chalet in Richebourg, Abondance, nr Chatel, Haute Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France - Elevated Location With Hotel Restaurant And Pizzeria Within Walking Distance

With exposed timbers, comfortable furnishings and stunning views, the chalet provides the perfect base to enjoy skiing, hiking, mountain biking or just relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views from the balcony or terrace. This alpine chalet is ideally situated for access to the Portes du Soleil - the largest ski domain in the world with 650 kms of piste covering 15 villages, 8 in France and 7 in Switzerland. In summer the beautiful Lac Leman is just 30 mins away.


Owner
Linda Willcocks
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
5 July, 2017

About Linda Willcocks

We have skied the Portes du Soleil for over 25 years and still love it. it's so vast that we don't get bored - with over 650 kms of piste that would be difficult! We started skiing over 35 years ago and we have loved skiing in other resorts but this was our favourite. So much so that 13 years ago we purchased Chalet Piplin and discovered that we love the mountains in spring, summer, autumn and winter. There's so much to do and see, and now that we older we fully appreciate just relaxing on the balcony and drinking in the views and tranquillity.

Linda Willcocks purchased this chalet in 2002

Why Linda Willcocks chose Portes du Soleil area

There is so much to do and see pristine landscapes, unspoilt villages, rock climbing, taking a ride on the Fantasticable, endless winter activities and summer too with Lac Leman just 30 mins away. With ample parking both summer and winter, this alpine chalet is situated within a short distance from either Abondance or Chapelle d'Abondance and just 10 mins from Chatel with all the piste access that the villages provide and just a nine hour drive from Calais or 75 mins from Geneva.

What makes this chalet unique

Filled with character and charm the chalet is beautifully furnished. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast with views of sun drenched mountains, relax on the balcony or have dinner with friends in front of an open fire what better way to spend your hard earned vacation time! With two large balconies and a garden with terrace, BBQ, outdoor seating and table and chairs the spectacular views can be appreciated at your leisure. Ample comfortable seating for all guests in the lounge with library, DVD library,UK TV, DVD player, WIFI.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'As ever, a fantastic stay in the chalet that feels like a home from home. Can't wait to come back again next year'

'We keep coming back, which says everything, you can't keep us away! Summer and winter. Thank you so very much. Lovely holiday'

'What a fantastic setting. the chalet was so cosy yet spacious. Thanks again for everything. Wow, what a place and area'.
Dec 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Abondance in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1st Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Toilet 2nd Floor - Toilet
    Shower room 2nd Floor - Shower Enclosure
    Shower Room/Utility Room Ground Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All Bathrooms and Showers are modern and bright
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2nd Floor - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2nd Floor - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Cot available on request
    Bedroom 2nd Floor - 1 Double Bed , 2 Child Bed
    Bedroom Ground Floor - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom/coin de Montagne Ground Floor - 2 Single Bed , Full size Bunk Beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (4 Bedrooms + Coin de Montagne) Notes on bedrooms: All Bedrooms have mountain views and each has a hairdryer. 2nd Floor Bedrooms 1 & 2 have doors to south facing balcony, Bedroom 3 has a double bed plus a Childs bed and cot size bed under Ground Floor Bedroom has a door to terrace, Coin de Montagne has full size bunk beds and toy area Linen and towel hire is available at £13.50 per double and £9 per single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: We have a selection of indoor and outdoor toys for children Linen and towel hire is available at £17.50per double bed and £12.50per single bed. We ask that you leave the chalet in a clean condition. A full clean can be organised by prior arrangement

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Self Catered Chalet With Garden And Mountain Views On The French/Swiss Border
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 19 reviews
5

A little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5

It's an absolute gem. This place has everything you need for a fabulous holiday. The view from the south facing balcony is beyond beautiful. The chalet has everything you could possibly need. Check out the L'Abbaye & Les Touristes restaurants for gorgeous food. The walk along the River Dranse from Abondance back to the chalet is a must. Thank you Lin for sharing your home from home with us xx (Oh & according to the other three the skiing is pretty fab too!!! )

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice house

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous.

  • 5 of 5

Probably the best week we have ever had in this chalet.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely homely chalet

  • 5 of 5

7 of us had a great holiday here, three single ladies, one poor father (luckily he had a 17 year old son to save him from all the women) and teenage children and their mother. Coming back from the slopes, lighting the fire and relaxing with a glass of wine and a DVD from the enormous selection available was a great way to finish the day. This chalet had everything we needed. We took our own food and being on a budget this chalet offered very comfortable accommodation for a very reasonable price. Three bathrooms with lots of hot water meant that there was no queuing for baths/showers. I highly recommend this chalet, it was clean, well maintained and the one issue we had was dealt with really quickly. We will certainly be back again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent chalet and communication with owner first class!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, homely chalet with everything you need.....and more! In a beautiful area with great views from the balconies. The owners couldn't have been more helpful, giving us lots of information before our trip re ski hire etc.

The chalet was close to bus route and the local villages had plenty of places to eat. Supermarket was 10minute drive. We would definitely recommend (& already have!) and would hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excellent guests, so easy to communicate with. Thanks for the recommendation and so glad everyone had a good time
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5

beautiful property in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This chalet is stunning, very spacious and well equipped for a family holiday. So many things to do - games, books and DVD's - in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area. We return year after year and as always had a lovely holiday. The owners are friendly and have put a lot of thought into what guests want and need with helpful guides and information on the local area. Looking forward already to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests, always a pleasure when they visit and a joy to know they love their visits
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Hotel Ferraillon
Nearest Ferry
500 Miles
Calais
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Evian, Aigle, Les Gets
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Aigle
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Hotel Ferraillon
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Abondance/Chapelle d'Abondance
Car: recommended

Travel:

A car is recommended for both summer and winter

Geneva airport is 75 mins distance by car

Calais is 9 hours drive

Distances:

Abondance 5 kms

Chatel 10 kms

Thonon/Evian 30 kms

Geneva 60 kms

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Abondance, Haute-Savoie

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
January 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
February 2018
10 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
March 2018
3 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Spring 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £350
Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:
A non refundable deposit of £150 is due on booking with balance of payment due 10 weeks before holiday date together with a refundable breakages deposit of a further £350 returned within 2 weeks of the end of the holiday
We ask that the chalet be left clean but a full clean can be arranged upon request

Changeover Day:
Arrival after 4pm with departure by 10am unless otherwise arranged.
Weekly bookings are generally Saturday to Saturday although can be flexible

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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