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La Grange au Merle by Clarian Chalets - A Luxury Alpine Chalet

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6 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
15 guests
7 nights minimum
Chalet
The chalet is spread over four floors and decorated in beautiful old wood. It is a traditional old Savoyard farmhouse which has been renovated for modern living. The chalet has six bedrooms. Five of the bedrooms have double or twin beds and each bedroom has a private bathroom. A sixth bedroom has bunk beds and shares a bathroom with one of the other bedrooms along an enclosed hallway. The bunk bedroom has a third child's bed and there are two additional full size beds that can be added to other rooms. The bedrooms at the front of the chalet open onto a terrace. The bedrooms on the sides open onto patios. One of the bedrooms is up the stairs from the living room in the mezzanine level where there is also a small library, mini office with printer, and a little snug for the kids. The kit...The chalet is spread over four floors and decorated in beautiful old wood. It is a traditional old Savoyard farmhouse which has been renovated for modern living. The chalet has six bedrooms. Five of the bedrooms have double or twin beds and each bedroom has a private bathroom. A sixth bedroom has bunk beds and shares a bathroom with one of the other bedrooms along an enclosed hallway. The bunk bedroom has a third child's bed and there are two additional full size beds that can be added to other rooms. The bedrooms at the front of the chalet open onto a terrace. The bedrooms on the sides open onto patios. One of the bedrooms is up the stairs from the living room in the mezzanine level where there is also a small library, mini office with printer, and a little snug for the kids. The kitchen has all the amenities one would expect, including a large fridge-freezer, Nespresso machine as well as raclette and fondue. The kitchen is open plan onto the living room where there is a large 12-seater table, a wood fire, sofas and chairs, a cocktail bar and a terrace with views of Châtel and the mountains. There is also a TV room, sauna, shower and another bathroom on this floor. A Sonos sound system is installed throughout the chalet. Outside there are gardens on both sides of the chalet. There is a picnic table on the east side which enjoys the morning and lunchtime sunshine. On the west side the garden includes a hot tub, a garden dining table seating 8-10 and a gas barbecue. Younger children will enjoy playing the the little mazot, a replica alpine chalet playhouse. There is parking for at least four cars. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: CHT1511HTHMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 5 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Clare G
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2016
Interaction with guests
Summer: Enjoy a self-catered break in the beautiful alpine pastures of the Val d'Abondance. The chalet will be warm and ready for your arrival with provisioning to your requirements. Towels and linens will be provided. You will be met on arrival or can arrange to collect keys at the chalet. Winter: In winter the chalet is operated as a fully catered luxury ski chalet. You will be welcomed to the chalet in winter by the Chalet Manager who will look after you throughout your stay. Breakfast, afternoon tea & cake, canapés before dinner and a four course dinner itself are all provided by our professional chef.
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Reviews (38)
Road39847936486
Road39847936486
Bloemendaal, The Netherlands1 contribution
Perfect (two) family chalet. All bedrooms and bathrooms were super clean and cosy, and the living area is so spacious you're never in each others way. The hot tub was very well apreciated at the end of a warm and active day. The view from the balconies is gorgeous. The location is great, a ten minute walk from the center of Chatel and only minutes away by car from the most fun family activities: a toboggan run, hiking trails, mountainbike area, zipline... We'll visit again!
Visited July 2022
Written August 10, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Fleur L
Fleur L
1 contribution
Lovely chalet, very clean with exceptional staff! They are even extremely dog friendly! Would certainly recommend!
Visited March 2022
Written April 7, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Georgie C
Georgie C
13 contributions
We had a fantastic stay in the chalet. The hosts (Holland, Sophie, Martina and Cat) were all incredibly attentive, very welcoming and a pleasure to spend the week with. The chalet is beautiful and the facilities are everything you need. We brought two babies and hired a nanny (Maya) who was excellent with them. Although a 10 min drive to the main ski lifts, the location meant we had lovely views, space and some good walking for our non skiers, and getting picked up in the van is preferable to even a short walk in boots. A fantatic chalet that I would reccommend to others.
Visited March 2022
Written April 6, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mike R
Mike R
2 contributions
This was a wonderful chalet and staffed with lovely people who attended us faultlessly for the week we were there. We had a mix of children, skiers and non skiers and all of us had a wonderful holiday that was made so easy by Sarah, Cat, Sophie and Holland. I would recommend staying here completely and more that that I would follow the lovely staff to any location in the future as well as they made the holiday for us all. The food was amazing and the paired wines each night were exciting to find out about them as they were presented at each course.
Visited February 2022
Written February 23, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

simon m
simon m
London, United Kingdom6 contributions
This is a wonderful chalet for a large group with an incredible view and the most amazing and comfortable living area, fireplace and dining area! The hosts were fantastic in every way! The location isn’t immediately next to the ski lifts but the chalet hosts make it just as easy (maybe easier as you don’t have to walk around in ski boots for 10 minutes to get somewhere) by dropping off and picking up in a minibus whenever needed. I would love to stay again!
Visited February 2022
Written February 20, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jason Bowman
Jason Bowman
Durham, United Kingdom5 contributions
Very well presented chalet, made even better by the outstanding hosting team. Special thanks to Sarah, Kat, Holland and Sophie for their attention to detail and warm, hospitable, service throughout the week. We really enjoyed our second stay in Chatel, and would recommend La Grange au Merle as a base to enjoy the fantastic skiing the area has to offer.
Visited January 2022
Written February 8, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ClarianChalets
ClarianChalets
Thank you Jason. We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay with Clarian Chalets so much. We hope to welcome you again.
Written February 15, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andrew T
Andrew T
1 contribution
We booked La Grange a year in advance for my significant birthday. Due to Coronavirus all French ski resorts were closed down just a few hours after we arrived, so we were unable to ski at all. Shortly afterwards the village was totally locked down, which meant that we were confined to this beautiful chalet for the week. The chalet caters for every conceivable need......hairdryers, robes and slippers in every bedroom, a childrens snug/tv room, hot tub in the garden, sauna, basically something for everybody. The rooms were the best that we have ever had. However, the icing on the cake was the professionalism of Brad and Ashleigh, the chef and manageress. We can only echo all of the other reviews praising the quality of the food and service.The children loved every meal that Brad cooked for them and for our part, we were treated to wine paired courses and five star food. I reserve special mention for Brad, for baking the me the best birthday cake ever. Thanks Brad....and thanks Ashleigh, you were magnificent! During the year leading up to my birthday, I bombarded Claire with constant questions about the chalet and amenities, availabilty of lift passes, ski equipment etc etc. Nothing was too much trouble for her. She always answered my queries within 24 hours and we found her to be the epitome of professionalism and efficiency. Although the holiday didn't turn out to be exactly as I had expected, we had a fantastic week at La Grange au Merle and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anybody. We will definitely return!
Visited March 2020
Written March 29, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ClarianChalets
ClarianChalets
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. You will certainly not forget your birthday this year and hopefully next time you will manage to get some skiing in as well!
Written April 1, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

McGrey18
McGrey18
5 contributions
I didn’t really know what to expect going on a ski holiday with a three and one year old and certainly wasn’t expecting the week to be even half as relaxing and enjoyable as it was. The pre-holiday assistance from Clare was a great personal touch and everything was very professionally done and gave an excellent first impression. The chalet itself is beautifully appointed and we felt ‘at home’ from the moment we arrived. The staff were amazing and were definitely a huge highlight for us. They were always happy to help and I didn’t feel anything was too much trouble for them. The food prepared in the evening by Brad was absolutely exquisite. Sam’s knowledge of the area and advice about where to ski was so helpful. All in all we had a great stay and I’m pretty sure we’ll be back!
Visited January 2020
Written February 24, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ClarianChalets
ClarianChalets
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are pleased to hear that you had a good stay in Chatel and your comments are very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
Written March 29, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

stacijames
stacijames
4 contributions
Just returned from a weeks ski holiday with family and friends , this is our second visit to this beautiful Chalet! We went their first year of business and it was amazing then ! Three years later and the whole trip was exceptional ! Ashleigh , Brad , Sam & Alex was a great team the best we have had in a catered Chalet ! there was nothing they didn’t provided , the cakes after skiing was also very delicious ! With young children and ski school trips they were more than happy to run us up and down the valley to ski school and pick us all up at different times !! I hope the team have a great season out in France . The food Brad did was incredible every night. Only advice would not to eat to much at lunch !! Brad cooked all the children lovely fresh meals with veggies! All the rooms we’re still to a high standard and very tastefully decorated . The tv /snug room is a great hit with the children along with the hot tub which both children and adults enjoyed ! Alex even brought the adults out a bottle of very nice Champagne out ( plastic flutes !) Great location if you fancy a walk into town it’s only 10 min easy stroll ! The skiing area is great for beginners to advanced! And Clare had pre booked all lift passes sorted all our ski lessons and ski hire ! And this is a really big job being sorted before and saves a big rush on your first morning ! We will most certainly return again ! Thank you for a great week !
Visited February 2020
Written February 10, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ClarianChalets
ClarianChalets
It was great to have you back. Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
Written February 16, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sophie A
Sophie A
Yateley, United Kingdom1 contribution
This Chalet was outstanding. Brad, Ashleigh, Sam and Alex were so welcoming when we we arrived. The Chalet itself was beautiful, warm, super comfy beds, hot tub etc etc. All of this was perfect, but if you don't have good food it's not special. Well Brad our chief was simply OUTSTANDING, the best food we have ever eaten in a Chalet, definitely Michelin * every night. He was so good that we all think he should apply for Master Chief! What was also the great, was the superb wines to go with the food. Only downside to our stay was coming home and coming home fatter than we went!!! We will definitely be going again ❤️
Visited January 2020
Written January 30, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ClarianChalets
ClarianChalets
Thank you for taking time to post a review and for your comments. We are looking forward to seeing you back win Chatel again!
Written February 16, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
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Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Highchair
Internet Access
Business Travel
Hot Tub
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Sauna
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Stove
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Horse Riding Nearby
Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
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About the neighborhood
The centre of the bustling village of Châtel is a two minute shuttle bus ride or pleasant stroll from the chalet, with a tempting selection of bars, shops and restaurants. La Grange au Merle is located in a quiet residential area overlooking the village. Mountain biking and walking are very popular with many marked trails for each, a visit to the tourist office website is testament to the huge variety of activities on offer... zip wires, tree ropes, water sports, tennis, bob-luge to name but a few. In the winter the resort is a hive of winter sports activity with multiple lifts and sectors providing direct access to the vast Portes du Soleil, stretching across France and Switzerland.
Getting around
The area is very popular for walking and cycling (both on road and mountain bikes) and you can depart on enjoyable excursions on foot or bike directly from the chalet. A car is very convenient in enabling you to get around the area, whether to shops, mountains, picnics, the beach, or any of the huge number of other activities!
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Grange au Merle by Clarian Chalets - A Luxury Alpine Chalet

La Grange au Merle by Clarian Chalets - A Luxury Alpine Chalet is able to accommodate up to 15 guests. See all property details.

La Grange au Merle by Clarian Chalets - A Luxury Alpine Chalet has 6 bathrooms available. See all property details.

La Grange au Merle by Clarian Chalets - A Luxury Alpine Chalet has 6 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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