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5 ensuite bedrooms, large living room with wood burner, easy access to main road

Châtel, France
  • Chalet1614 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay7 nights

5 bedrooms with ensuite showerrooms, double garage, south-facing, great views

Ground Floor: double garage with ski storage and boot warmer; table tennis table; direct access to house; double bedroom and bedroom with two sets of bunk beds; each room has shower/washbasin; separate WC. Stairs to first floor

First Floor: open plan living/dining room; fully fitted kitchen; double bedroom with ensure shower room; separate WC; large terrace with barbecue and outdoor table; balcony along full length of chalet. Wood-burning stove. Stairs to top floor.

Top Floor: two bedrooms each with twin beds and ensuite bath/showerroom with WC and washbasin; balcony.

Additional parking on drive.

Chalet is well-equipped with board games, TV, DVD player, wifi, internet radio.


Isabel and Derek Harwood

Member Since 2013
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english, french, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
Mar 21, 2018
About Isabel and Derek Harwood

We first visited Châtel with our young family in 1988 and were so impressed with the family-friendly atmosphere of the village that we bought a chalet the following year. We initially came during the ski season but soon discovered that Châtel is an ideal location for summer holidays.

Isabel and Derek Harwood purchased this Chalet in 2014

Why Isabel and Derek Harwood chose Châtel

We had a chalet in another location in Châtel but the access was tricky in winter time and the parking very restrictive. We took the opportunity to have a chalet built to our own specification in a location which has very easy access, being just by the main road with the local free bus service just 2 minutes from our door.

What makes this Chalet unique

The chalet is south facing, so has great light as well as excellent views - sunrise over Linga in the morning and sunset over Les Cornettes de Bises in the evening. Châtel has just installed two new access chairs at the La de Vonnes and our bus route takes us straight there without needing to change buses in the town centre.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Two fitted wardrobes and ensuite showerrom with WC
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, Two fitted wardrobes/cupboards; ensuite shower and washbasin
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, Ensuite bathroom with bath and shower/ washbasin and WC
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, Ensuite showerroom with WC and washbasin; fitted wardrobe
      • Bedroom 5
        4 child bed, Two sets of bunk beds; ensuite shower and washbasin


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, Ensuite to bedroom 1
        • Bathroom 2
          shower, Ensuite to Bedroom 2
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, tub, shower, Ensuite to Bedroom 3
        • Bathroom 4
          toilet, shower, Ensuite to Bedroom 4
        • Bathroom 5
          shower, Ensuite to Bedroom 5
        • 3 ensuite shower/bathrooms with WC and washhand basin 2 ensuite showers with washhandbasin 2 separate WC's

        Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Rural
          • Village


              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        Bed linen is supplied, but guests are required to make their own beds and to strip them at the end of their stay
                      • Garage
                      • Heating
                        Central under floor heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Living Room
                        Open plan living/dining area with comfortable seating for 10/12.
                      • Parking
                        Double garage plus parking for up to 3 cars on driveway
                      • Towels Provided
                        One large and one small towel per person
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Stove
                        Logs supplied


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            An excellent supply of pans, dishes and utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Fitted kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, large fridge with small freezer, dishwasher and a good stock of utensils, pans etc.
                          • Microwave
                            Microwave and grill cobined
                          • Oven
                            Single Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            We leave a good stock of spices and dried herbs as well as other larder items, such as flour, rice, dried pasta.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Fridge has a small freezer compartment. There is also a small fridge in the laundry room.
                          • Stove
                            Ceramic 4-burner hob


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Table with 10 chairs
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Books
                                    Novels in English and French, as well as reference books, eg dictionaries, bird and flower guides
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    A good selection of board games, including Scrabble, Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit
                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Facility to view both French and British television
                                  • Television
                                    Satellite dish to receive UK television
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Balcony
                                        One balcony along front of chalet at first floor level. Second balcony at upper level.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Dining table and deckchairs
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible
                                            There is a slope at the side of the house which could be used to access the terrace by wheelchair, but this would be difficult in winter snow conditions.


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • forests
                                              • library
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • waterfalls

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • paragliding
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • ski lift privileges
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • whitewater rafting


                                                              • Guests are expected to leave the chalet clean

                                                                3 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Very comfortable chalet and convenient location

                                                                The house is very comfortable. Particularly appreciated the games and books as well equipped kitchen. Direct access to slopes via public transport was great - bus stop just by chalet.

                                                                Beautiful house but not treated well by the owners

                                                                Sharon K.

                                                                On arrival at the property we were extremely impressed. It is on a noisy main road which we weren't aware off, but it didn't ruin our stay. Inside the property is very spacious and homely and suited our needs. However, some of the property was not particularly clean and we had to make up all beds and much of the bedding was not in great condition and the beds weren't very comfortable.

                                                                As it is someone's home we were very mindful about taking care of it, and cleaned it throughout before leaving. On arriving home, the owners have refused to refund our sizeable deposit stating we didn't strip the beds or empty the bins! We did not know stripping beds (nor making them) was required, and had to leave at 4am with 4 children. It is very sad to be treated like this and would say that anyone wishing to stay there should do so as it is a great location but be prepared to battle over getting your deposit refunded.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                This is the first time in 25 years of renting that I have not refunded a deposit in full. It is made clear to guests that the house must be left clean and beds stripped. These guests did no cleaning, left bins full, toilets not flushed and food waste all around the house. I withheld only what it cost to have the house cleaned for the next guests.

                                                                Très bonnes vacances

                                                                Sandra J.

                                                                Bus en face du chalet, 10 minutes à pied du centre de Châtel. Chaque chambre à sa salle de bain.


                                                                Châtel, France

                                                                Châtel is in the extensive Portes du Soleil ski area with 650km of pisted runs. It links easily to the Avoriaz/Morzine ski area as well as the Swiss resorts of Torgon and Morgins. A new link has just been opened with chairs up to Super-Châtel and Linga. For non-skiers the town has a new indoor pool and spa. In summer the main activities are hill-walking and mountain biking, but the town is also well-served with tennis courts, indoor bowling and there are many tourist sites such as castles, abbey, gorge, all within easy driving distance.


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Holidaymakers are expected to leave the chalet clean. We only rent per week - Saturday to Saturday.

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                                                                For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                                Property # 1764248