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La Portette

Beautiful, spacious living room
27 reviews
Beautiful, spacious living room
La Portette
Home made tarts to delight.
It's snowing outside......
... but it's cosy inside.
Romantic four poster bed in this huge suite in the oldest part of the house
Romantic four-poster bed
There are 4 big sofas in the large living room; sink into them and relax
Roche de Mio, one of the high points of La Plagne.
Snuggle up around the log fire in the living room with a glass of wine
View from the balcony: Mont Blanc at sunset
Wisteria outside the family suite in spring
Powderfield above Montchavin
Bright and friendly twin room. All our bedrooms have stocked bookshelves
Fairy-tale wooden beds
Curtained savoyard wooden beds - kids love them
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
Montorlin from above, walking home via the footpath through the trees
The living room has 2 grouped seating areas: this one faces the TV, DVD player and gamestation
The dining room is down 5 steps from the living area, with huge windows looking out at amazing views
Part of the large living room. with sofas grouped around the log fire
The balcony in summer is a great place to chill
Armchairs in the family suite
Mont Blanc
North Face of the Bellecote
Sunset over the Alps
Les Arcs
Traditional Christmas
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6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Montchavin, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
Up the winding mountain road to the church square and the top of the village of Montorlin, and a beautiful old 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 be fed yummy breakfasts and afternoon teas daily, with excellent three course meals and...
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About the Owner, Mountains inc L
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 70 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 65 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 27 reviews and 1 property
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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Listing #HL140387
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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2017 for a stay in March 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 amazing skiing for all abilities. Highly recommend for a very relaxing stay.

Management response:

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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Steve C
Blackpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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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. Transfers, ski passes, anything you want help with, Liza’s an expert. Excellent food, relaxing environment,...

1 review
Reviewed June 26, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Wasn't going to write a review as wanted to keep this place a secret but that wouldn't be fair. If like me you research everything, check everything a million times, worry that you booking the right accomadation, flights, transfers, ski hire, lessons, lift passes and then research it all again. Well this is the place for you. Lisa will help...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(2)
  • Dining Seats (14)
  • Double Beds:(4)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (14)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • 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.<BR>Every room has a hairdryer, big fluffy towels and super-efficient radiators; and a jar of smarties by the bed.<BR><BR>
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
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Oct 21, 2017
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Dec 22, 2017
December 16
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Prices are in euros, per week, per person. 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 is a 15% discount for 16s and under, and a 10% discount for 65s and over. Infants (>24 months): £50.
SUMMER prices (May - Sept) prices quoted for are for 1 person B&B.
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About the neighborhood
MONTCHAVIN - LA PLAGNE - PARADISKI<BR><BR>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. <BR>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. <BR><BR>We look after beginners especially carefully: arranging lessons, with special ski pass deal, and ski hire, and we take you to your lessons, wher... more
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.<BR><BR>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.<BR><BR>Drive: it takes about 10 hours from Calais, mostly on major (toll) roads. There is plentiful free parking around the chalet.<BR><BR>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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