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La Portette

La Portette, stunning converted farmhouse
28 reviews
La Portette, stunning converted farmhouse
Traditional Christmas
Beautiful, spacious living room with log fire
It's snowing outside......
... but it's cosy inside.
Snuggle up around the log fire in the living room with a glass of wine
The living room has 2 grouped seating areas: this one faces the TV, DVD player and gamestation
TV/ games area
The dining room is down 5 steps from the living area, with huge windows looking out at amazing views
Salmon mousse with recipe from Andy's mum!
Home made tarts to delight.
Bright and friendly twin bedroom on the first floor
Bright and friendly twin room. All our bedrooms have stocked bookshelves
Romantic four poster bed in this huge suite in the oldest part of the house
Romantic four-poster bed
Armchairs in the family suite
Fairy-tale wooden beds
Double bedroom with built-in wooden four poster
Double bedroom with wooden four poster bed and traditional wooden walls
Double bedroom with amazing views of Mont Blanc
Small double bedroom with beamed ceiling in the old part of the house
View from the balcony: Mont Blanc at sunset
Skiing in La Plagne
Comfortable living room
Roche de Mio, one of the high points of La Plagne.
Powderfield above Montchavin
Mont Blanc
North Face of the Bellecote
Les Arcs
Montorlin from above, walking home via the footpath through the trees
The balcony in summer is a great place to chill
Wisteria outside the family suite in spring
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6 Bedrooms , 5 Bathrooms , Sleeps 14
Montchavin, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
CATERED SKI CHALET AVAILABLE BETWEEN 16 - 26 DEC for short or long ski break.

Up the winding mountain road to the church square and the village of Montorlin, and a beautiful 250 year old converted farmhouse owned and run by Liza and Andy as a catered ski chalet.

Alastair Sawday's Guides have featured this lovely place in The Guardian as one of 10 chalets to treat yourself to this winter.

The stunning top floor features an open plan living and dining area, with amazing views up and down the Tarentaise valley across to the distant peaks of Mont Blanc. Balconies open off 2 sides of the house from picture windows. The airy living room has huge, squashy sofas, a log fire and an extensive library. Wifi, playstation, DVDs and CDs provide the modern entertainment.

Mountains, inc. is owner run, and dedicated to good service. Guests will...
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Listing #HL140387
About the Owner
Mountains inc L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:55%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
Skiing holidays You can expect to be looked after by us before as well as during your holiday. Pre-arrival services include arranging ski lessons, ski hire and lift passes. In resort, our chalet hosts welcome you and cook and clean, and Liza and Andy provide the shuttle service to the telecabine. Bed and Breakfast Expect a warm welcome, and a great home cooked breakfast. Optional evening meals are often available too (at an additional cost). Andy and Liza have lots of information about the local area and activities to share with you.
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We had another fantastic time at La Portette. This charming, cosy chalet soon makes you feel comfortably at home. Owners Andy and Liza were always on hand to help our stay go smoothly. Chalet hosts Winston and Charlotte served up tasty meals and couldn’t do...More

Thank Dilly17
Reviewed March 24, 2017

The location is amazing providing stunning views from the chalet. The chalet is very comfortable.Owners Andy and Liza couldn't do more to help you make the most of your stay. Chalet hosts Tom and Charlotte fed and looked after us exceptionally well. The resort offers...More

Thank Dilly17
LizaintheAlps, VR Owner at La Portette, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for taking the time to post a review! I hope we see you back with us soon. Best regards, Liza Smedley, Owner

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Reviewed February 12, 2016

I don’t normally do reviews, but for this chalet I had to make an exception. What better way to start your day than breakfast with a view of the mountains and the sun just hitting the top of Mont Blanc. Tremendous. Nothing too much trouble....More

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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(2)
  • Dining Seats (14)
  • Double Beds:(4)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (14)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The house has 6 bedrooms on the ground and first floors: three double rooms, two twins, and one family suite with two interconnecting bedrooms. The main room of the suite has a romantic four poster bed; the children's room next door has full length bunk beds. On the first floor one of the twin rooms has the traditional built in wooden curtained beds, which children (and adults!) adore.
Every room has a hairdryer, big fluffy towels and super-efficient radiators; and a jar of smarties by the bed.
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Children are always welcome.
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    3 Attached (ensuite)
    4 Twins
    4 Fulls
    1 Bunk
    2 Cribs
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 1 night
Apr 21, 2018 -
Aug 31, 2018
Spring & Summer 2018
2 nights
Sep 1, 2018 -
Sep 29, 2018
Autumn 2018
2 nights
Dec 22, 2018 -
Dec 28, 2018
7 nights --
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: $117 / stay - Deposit
  • Tourist Tax per 10 adults per week (0.99 pppn): $80 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Prices are in euros, per week, for 10 people minimum. WINTER prices (Dec-April) include catering, accommodation, in resort shuttle service, linen, towels, assistance with lessons, ski hire, lift passes. Prices given are for adults. There are discounts available for 16s and under, and for 65s and over however you will have to contact the owner as these cannot be calculated automatically on this interface. Infants (>24 months): FREE.
SUMMER prices (May - Sept) prices quoted for are for 1 room B&B..
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About the neighborhood

We are in the heart of the Paradiski skiing domain: 4km of pistes, 2 equipped glaciers, and runs to suit all abilities. Our side of the valley, La Plagne, has over 224km of pistes and 10 resort villages: we are located at Montchavin.
Montchavin was originally a farming village and has charming cobbled streets, old stone buildings, and apple orchards. One chair lift takes you to the Vanoise Express cable car crossing the valley to Les Arcs: so guests can ski each side of the mountain easily. It's a wonderfully friendly place with some great restaurants and bars.

We look after beginners especially carefully: arranging lessons, with special ski pass deal, and ski hire, and we take you to your lessons, where you'll learn on green slopes amongst th...
Getting around
Our private minibus is available to shuttle you to and from the telecabine in resort.
Airport and train station transfers can be arranged.
Guests arrive by car, on motorbikes, road or mountain bike, or on foot! We're on the Route de Grande Alpes (road) and the GR5 walking trail, both taking you via the scenic routes from Geneva to Nice.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Chambery: 62.1 mi
Railway: Bourg Saint Maurice: 8.1 mi
Ferry: Calais: 602.7 mi
Fly, drive or take the train almost to the front door.

Flights: our nearest airports are Chambery (100kms); Geneva (140kms); Lyon (200kms) and Grenoble (180kms). We can arrange the airport transfers too: ask us for a quote.

Drive: it takes about 10 hours from Calais, mostly on major (toll) roads. There is plentiful free parking around the chalet.

Train: take the Eurostar from London St Pancreas direct to Bourg Saint Maurice, where we will meet you with our minibus. The service runs on Fridays and Saturdays, either overnight or during the day. Visit the Eurostar website.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 49.7 mi.
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