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Spacious, tranquil, 4 star family chalet with stunning views of Mont Blanc.

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 4 Bath/shower rooms, 4 separate WCs, Sleeps 14

Chalet La Ribambelle, 3 minutes by car from the ski slopes and with a shuttle bus at the end of the road, is a beautiful traditional chalet set above the alpine village of Combloux, with spectacular views of the Mont Blanc and its mountain range. It has been used as a family holiday home ever since it was built approximately 50 years ago by our parents. It is set at the end of a quiet lane, with rolling fields below and very few other houses around, providing a wonderfully tranquil setting with plenty of open space. The chalet is on three levels, with the main living accommodation on the middle level. The house sleeps 14 people in six bedrooms with 4 bath or shower rooms, very spacious living areas and wonderful views from most windows.

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Front door entrance under large covered porch to small entrance hall on ground (middle) floor with adjacent WC. Very large open-plan L-shaped sitting and dining room with slate floors. The sitting room has comfortable sofas for 14, facing two large bay windows with beautiful views of the Mont Blanc and mountain ranges, and a large fireplace. The room sweeps round to the right to a spacious dining area with long table and chairs, two large bay windows and two doors onto the terrace. Good-sized well-equipped fitted kitchen with oven, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge with smaller freezer compartment (second fridge and freezer in cellar area downstairs). Off sitting room, small study/snug with desk and comfortable seating, various books and games for guests’ use.

First floor: slate stairs to upper floor with Master Bedroom 1: 140cm double, French doors to balcony with view of Mont Blanc, ensuite shower/WC. Bed 2: 150cm double, French doors to balcony with view of Mont Blanc. Bed 3: Two 90cm singles, window to rear. Bed 4: Two 90cm singles, window to rear, raised platform area (above stairwell). Bathroom with bath and shower. Washroom with basin and WC. Separate WC.

Lower floor: tiled staircase next to kitchen down to lower floor and Bed 5: 150cm double, window with view of Mont Blanc, ensuite washroom with basin and WC. Large Bed 6: Two 90cm singles, and bunk beds 90cm wide, 2 windows with view. Separate WC. Shower room with walk-in shower cubicle. Large basement boot room with washing machine, tumble-dryer, clothes drying and storage space, space for ski equipment and boots, plus small shower room, and door to lower level front of chalet and path to parking area. Cellar with second fridge and freezer.

The house is set at the end of a quiet cul de sac above the village of Combloux, surrounded by fields and only one or two nearby houses. The main living area opens onto a large decked terrace (approx. 10m x 5m), which leads to a sloping garden area with shrubs and flowers. The terrace has a large round wooden table with up to 14 chairs, and assorted loungers and tables, plus 3 parasols. A small footpath runs alongside the garden and accesses both the lower level of the chalet and the gravel parking area. Beyond the parking area is a large children's play area, with swings, slide, climbing area and viewing point.

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Simon Browne
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
5 August, 2017

Why Simon Browne chose St. Gervais - Megeve area

Daniele's father built La Ribambelle in 1960 for his growing family. He chose the 4000m2 site because of its unique position and view over farmland to Mont Blanc

What makes this chalet unique

The secluded position , the spacious building, the wonderful view, the family friendly environment, the proximity to ski slopes and a host of holiday activities


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

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • All bathrooms and shower rooms are well equipped and of a high standard
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • All bedrooms have built-in wardrobe and clothes storage space. All beds have square pillows and duvets. Fitted carpet on the floor. Shutters and curtains
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 14 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
All bedrooms have built-in wardrobe and clothes storage space. All beds have square pillows and duvets. CD player available in sitting room. I-pod docking station available. TV (UK Freeview and French terrestrial channels), plus DVD player, all in study. Wifi, Wireless internet access and telephone. Barbecue. Two folding cots (with mattresses and cot linen). Highchair. Three-wheeler buggy. Baby bath and potty. Two fixed fabric roller stair-gates at top of each flight of stairs. PRICES/ OPTIONAL EXTRAS The weekly prices includes: Bed-linen and towels Toilet rolls All electricity and heating costs. Logs for the open fire. Cleaning services – house-keeper comes 4 mornings a week Welcome pack is provided on arrival.....2 baguettes, 2 bottles wine, butter, 2 litres milk


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Spacious, tranquil, 4 star family chalet with stunning views of Mont Blanc.
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

it the best holiday ever

  • 5 of 5

what am going to say am afraid i wont meet the real feelings

great location weather was great

the accommodation just like a dream to be in

nice friendly owner my family loved it and didn't want to leave

our group was 10 people with kids still huge for us

its one of to do list in life ... thank you a lot

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful chalet close to slopes

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in this Chalet, beautiful place in a beautiful setting, very well equipped with absolutely everything we could need.

Ski bus stop just at bottom of the road and just one stop away from the slopes. We were massively impressed with Combloux slopes, only bothered going accross to Megeve once. Great range for all abilites with reasonably priced lift passes, especially for very beginners, who could purchase a small pass for €13!

Combloux centre is pretty with a small selection of shops and restaurants, including a small but decent supermarket.

The only negative aspect of our stay was due to complete lack of public transport once the ski bus stops at 17.30. Combloux centre too far to walk back and both taxi companies weren't operating! A real shame as all they would need to do is run an hourly bus service into the evening to make this the spot on perfect resort.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for large skiing group

  • 5 of 5

14 of us (aged 14 to 76) stayed at the chalet and it was perfect - there is plenty of space in the living and sleeping quarters and the views from the living room are stunning. The chalet was spotless and well equipped. We got lucky with the snow which arrived just as we did (phew!) - Combloux is a little gem of a resort with plenty of skiing through the trees and no queues. The more advanced skiers had done it after a couple of days and went to Megeve which is 5 minutes away - much bigger and less picturesque but highly recommended. We have previously skied in Les Contamines 20 minutes up the valley and that is a great option too. One of the reasons for choosing the chalet is it's proximity to numerous resorts to mitigate the risk of poor snow. The organisation was exemplary before, during and after our stay. Chapeau!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great chalet in quiet location with fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

An ideal property for a late summer get together with family and friends. Spacious and comfortable accommodation with room for all to spread out. The bedrooms are comfortable and a good size, the property is well managed and the owner very helpful in providing information and guidance on what attractions and restaurants are worth a visit. The location is ideal, quiet (except for the occasional cow bell), close to the village and the views are stunning. Exactly as described.

This was our second September stay at this property and we are looking forward to returning for our third next year - what more can I say!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay as much as the previous year and looking forward to seeing you back here next year. A large number of our guests rebook every year or every other year as it is such a spacious chalet and in the perfect place, tranquil and with the fantastic view over the mountains.
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Excellent location, fabulous views home from home

  • 5 of 5

We received a very warm welcome from Madame Christelle, the Chalet has all the facilities you could hope for. The views across the valley from the living room plus bedrooms were stunning. The location is very good, with good access to both ski lifts and the village centre. We had a very relaxed and enjoyable stay and hope to return again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing views, convenient location, grfacilities,

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views, convenient location, very clean and tidy, high spec, homely accommodation. Secluded away from any noise with good skiing, walks and village nearby. Very helpful and accommodating owners. Catered with everything (and more) that you'll need for your self catered stay. Very well equipped for families with young children and groups alike. Definitely hope to return here for an amazing holiday again someday :)

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that this family, coming to La Ribambelle for the first time, had such a good holiday that they plan to come again, as do most of our guests. 80% of our guests have come more than once. We look forward to welcoming them back.
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Full details on www.holidaychaletcombloux.co.uk

LOCATION . Combloux is one hour from Geneva Airport and 8 hours drive from Calais by motorway. A free shuttle bus runs winter and summer from the end of the road to the ski slopes and to the village. Combloux, described by Victor Hugo as 'the pearl of the Mont Blanc range', has a small supermarket and a range of other shops and restaurants, and is just a few minutes’ drive from the house, which in turn is just a two minute drive from the ski slopes in winter – or great walking in summer. The village has a Wednesday market and a tourist office which co-ordinates lots of local activities for all ages. There is a larger supermarket within a 10 minute drive, and the valley town of Sallanches, with hypermarkets and shopping outlets, is approx. 20 minutes’ drive.

CHALET. La Ribambelle is a spacious family chalet with unbroken views of snow-capped Mont Blanc and its mountain range .

SKIING.Combloux as a ski resort has a good network of slopes with altitude 1200m – 1900m, and is also connected to some of the Megeve slopes and La Giettaz. The resort offers a good range of skiing , downhill and crosscountry, for beginners to advanced and has an excellent , friendly ski school and a creche for young children. Across the valley, 5 minutes away, the modernised telecabine of La Princesse sweeps you to the slopes of Ste Gervais, Mont Arbois and Les Contamines. At the chalet we have a large heated area to store and dry your ski gear, though you can hire lockers next to the slopes at Combloux

GOLF. The Golf Club of Megeve is only 15 minutes away. A club which holds many tournaments and has the most beautiful mountain views, to make even a bad round of golf a pleasure.It has a very comfortable bar and a good restaurant.There are three other excellent courses within a 45 minute drive: Chamonix, Giez and Esery.

WALKING. A superb centre for walking in summer and winter. You can start your walk from the chalet . The whole region is ideal for walking and the walks are well marked. In the beautiful clean alpine air, with wonderful views and unspoilt countryside , it is a walker's paradise. Some lifts function in summer for both walkers and mountain bike enthusiasts.Restaurants and bars are to be found on some of the paths.

ACTIVITIES. Swimming.In summer you can swim in the bio-lake in the village, unique in its natural water cleansing system, with lovely lake-side grassy areas to sun-bathe, and adjacent restaurant and beauty centre offering a range of treatments. In Megeve,10 mins,there is an olympic size heated outdoor pool with sunbathing areas and two indoor pools including one for infants.

Parascending, ballooning, climbing, horseriding, tennis, ice skating, crazy golf, white water rafting, fishing, cycling,mountain biking (many marked pistes and lifts for VTT riders), children's playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, tree top adventure walks,skateboard parks,summer toboggan (luge)

MEGEVE Other local attractions include the traditional alpine town of Megeve, one of the oldest ski resorts in France and made famous by the Rothschild family. Megeve is just a 10 minute drive, where you can enjoy a range of beautiful designer shops, pretty streets with plenty of cafés and restaurants, as well as a superb typically French weekly Friday market with beautiful fresh vegetables, fruit, cheese, olives, honey, jams, saucisson,cooked meats,bread and an unforgettable fish stall.There are international festivals and concerts throughout the year

SIGHTS Chamonix is a 45 minute drive,with its cable car to the Aiguille de Midi at 3842metres with e.xceptional views over the mountain tops. The Montenvers rack and pinion railway takes you to the Glacier, the Mer de Glace, where you can walk inside the glacier in a cut out tunnel with ice sculptures.Unforgettable.

Annecy, a beautiful medieval town,with lovely shops,a huge lake and a huge choice of restaurants is well worth a visit and is 1 hour away either across a mountain pass or by motorway.

Le Fayet/St Gervais. (20 mins) The tramway de Mont Blanc takes you for an hours trip up the mountainside .

From the main line station a narrow guage railway, the Mont Blanc Express, takes a 90min trip through the mountains and glaciers to Martigny in Switzerland, giving the most remarkable views.The Fondation Gianadda art gallery in Martigny has a remarkable collection of masters and a fascinating collection of very early motor cars in the basement with an eclectic array of sculptures in the extensive gardens.It features many special exhibitions.

Evian (60mins) a beautiful old town. Take the ferry (30 mins) across Lake Geneva to Lausanne in Switzerland. Picturesque town with a really interesting Olympic Museum on the banks of the lake. There are dining cruises available on the lake



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Combloux, Haute-Savoie

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
19 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £549.48

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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