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Spacious 4 Bedroom chalet 5 min flat walk to the centre of Chamonix

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


About the property

Chalet in Chamonix - Newly renovated and ideally Located Just 5 Minutes Walk To The Main Pedestrian Street

The chalet has been ideally set up for both families and friends with the use of its extensive open plan living/dining area and 4 generously sized bedrooms. The approx.total size of the chalet is 190m2. Its facilities have been well thought out to make your stay comfortable. It has underfloor heating powered by a geothermal system, open wood burning stove, and even a jacuzzi to enjoy after a long day on the slopes. The chalet offers secure off-street parking and although a car is useful in Chamonix, the chalet's ideal position means you only have to walk 150 metres via a small path (Close des Outannes) to the frequent bus service which services all the main ski areas (free to ski pass holders) or to the Mont Blanc Express which runs all the way from St Gervais through the Chamonix valley on to Martigny in Switzerland. The main pedestrian street in Chamonix, hosting bars, shops and restaurants, is just 5 minutes flat walk from your front door. Equally, in the other direction you are just minutes away from the Gaillands outdoor climbing crag for summer visitors. Les Pecles, from which Chalet Pickles gets its name, is one of the most beautiful, peaceful locations in Chamonix. If you are interested please call the owner on the telephone provided and I will be happy to answer any questions. We love it and so will you!

Kate Charatan
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
18 December, 2017

About Kate Charatan

We fell in love with Chalet Pickles, as we now call it, on a visit in 2012. This 200 year old "ferme" has been totally renovated from the original river stone walls and wooden frame upwards. When you are there you will hopefully be struck by the tranquillity of Les Pecles, the mountain house ambience of the chalet, and the incredible views up to the Mont Blanc Massif and the summit itself. You could spend a week simply going for walks along the valley from the house, and ambling into town. We hope you'll love it as much as we do!

Please note that we always like to call our guests on the telephone before any payments are made to aid security and to answer any questions about your holiday.

Look forward to hearing from you!

James and Kate

Kate Charatan purchased this chalet in 2013

Why Kate Charatan chose Chamonix

We wanted something for all year round. Chalet Pickles is removed from the noise and crowds of the Chamonix centre, but you can walk into town! The valley is vast and offers something for everyone.

What makes this chalet unique

Amazing views, a huge living, dining kitchen room of 100 metres looking up through beams and huge glass windows at the mountains. 200 year old vaulted beamed frame with the most peaceful ambience you could imagine. A jacuzzi in the garden behind the house with views north and south and complete privacy. A few minute's drive to the Aiguille de Midi to access the mountains, the Gaillands crags for rock climbing, or the Brevent, Flegere, Les Houches ski areas- not to mention the others. We're spoiling you!


Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Chamonix has something for everyone.

Winter facilitates skiing, snow shoeing, dog sledding, cross country skiing, ice climbing and many more activities.

Summer has everything you can imagine. Walking, climbing, biking, swimming, golf, tennis and so much more.


Geneva airport is only 50 minute to an hour from Chamonix.

Buses are available or it can be just as easy to get an airport transfer which we can arrange for you.


Chamonix main street is only 5 minutes walk from the front door.

Bookings: Due to security issues the owner prefers telephone enquiries.


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

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • resort
  • town
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , en-suite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite to second bedroom with king size bed
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , family bathroom for 2 x twin bedrooms
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , entrance cloakroom
  • 2 x bedrooms with en-suite facilities (see above) There is an additional family bathroom with twin basins, bath and overhead shower plus WC and a hair dryer By the entrance there is a cloak room with WC and basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom: king size bed and en-suite bathroom including bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC Bedroom 2: king size bed and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC Bedroom 3 2 x twin beds (can be made up as king-size) Bedroom 4 2 x twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: We also have a brand new jacuzzi with radio. We ask that you don't disturb the neighbours with late night music. If you require a cot or high chair then please enquire. Outside: Our beautiful garden has incredible views and gets most of the daily sun, being on the south side of the valley. It has large decking with garden table, chairs and umbrella as well as the new 6 person jacuzzi installed just this year. The chalet is right next door to the Cretets Spring which has been in use since 1825 and provides remarkably pure drinking water all year round which is used by many of the locals! Utility Room: In our utility room we have a washing machine, tumble dryer, clothes worktop, iron and ironing board, clothes line and hanging space for your wet jackets, helmets and gloves etc. Underfloor heating and GeoThermal system keeps the room extra warm. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We will provide you with 100% cotton sheets, a bath towel and hand towel per person. This is provided for the week but if you would like it changed then please enquire.


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Godmanchester (near Cambridge in the UK)

Lovely chalet, great location

  • 5 of 5

We are a family with three children, age 12, 9 and 6. We stayed in the beautiful Chalet Pickles for a week. The chalet has a beautiful open plan lay out upstairs and nice en suite bedrooms. It has great central location near bars, shops and restaurants, and easy access to the lifts for Brevent and Midi and the train. We enjoyed the quiet area and garden with no-one overlooking us. There is easy walking distance to great climbing walls and a high wire centre at the end of the road. Safe off road parking meant we could leave the car all week and walk everywhere. We all had a lovely time a very active holiday..

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another fantastic holiday in Chalet Pickles

  • 5 of 5

This was the third season in a row that we spent one of our skiing holidays in Chalet Pickles. It was like coming home - yet another wonderful experience for our family. (See earlier review)

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous chalet with great mountain views

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time on our holiday and a huge part of it was the amazing Chalet Pickles. Very accurate description on the website. The chalet was very clean and well maintained. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to a friend or relative.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fab open living space Cool decor Central location!

  • 5 of 5

Chalet Pickles offers a great open plan living space upstairs - with cosy fire and comfy sofas. Also great dining area and kitchen. New refurb is luxe and stylish! Great location - access to town and slopes is easy. And lovely views - esp from the hot tub!!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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chamonix chalet

  • 5 of 5

excellent spacious accomodation with wonderful views of both sides of the valley.furnished to a high standard extremely warm and homely.10 min walk to chamonix town plenty of shopping and eateries.sadly no snow on lower slopes but didnt matter as we had transport we drove 40 mins to courmayeur.grand montets also plenty snow at top.transport useful to get around efficiently.will defo use this accomodation again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Chalet - perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We (family + firends + small kids) stayed in this chalet for 2 weeks in August and had a wonderful time.

Location : just perfect, in a quiet street, walking distance to the center (5-10 mins) : Chamonix gets very crowded in the summer (probably in winter too!) so it was great to be able to walk to shops and restaurants as otherwise it would have been difficult to park - I noticed the car parks were usually full. Its also walking distance to the Brevent lift, although we did the hikes above Flegere more and for that you have to drive - plenty of parking there. You can also jog right from the Chalet and be out on a trail in 2 mins. The UTMB passes right in front of the chalet just before the finish.

Outside : I don't think you can tell from the pictures but the views from the garden/hottub are incredible. the garden was perfect for our kids to play in. The hot tub was great - it gets chilly in the evenings even in summer so a hot tub works better than a pool I would say. Plenty of car parking space (at some point we had 4 cars parked there. Only missing item is a large table to have meals outside - the table only really accommodates 6 people. I suppose it's not often you have dinners outside in Chamonix but we were there during a heat wave!

Inside : the whole kitchen/dining/lounge is open plan, the kitchen was well equipped (only missing a good coffee machine!), rooms are a decent size (not big) and bathrooms are nice and modern. The chalet is beautifully decorated, friends who visited us were very impressed!

Agency : the people from the agency taking care of the chalet were very nice and super useful throughout the stay

All in all a great stay in a beautiful chalet that worked well for our family.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Chamonix, Rhone-Alpes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
rate 9
16 Dec 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New year special offer
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 11
6 Jan 2018 - 26 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 12
27 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 13
10 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
17 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
3 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
28 Apr 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £881.8

Booking Notes:
I am happy to answer all your questions on the dashboard facility however, before I will accept a booking I insist on having a conversation with the lead renter by phone in advance of any payment transfers. This helps prevent fraudulent payments which unfortunately can occur on these websites. Please do use the phone number that is on this website and I am happy to call you if you leave me your numbers too.
We ask that all bookings are made by bank transfer.
A 30% deposit is required to secure the booking and then final balance is due no later than 8 weeks of arrival.

Changeover Day:
We are open to either Saturday or Sunday.

Notes on prices:
We have a minimum of 7 nights stay but please do enquire if you would like something shorter.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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