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L'Ecuela, The Old School, Luxury Chalet Rental, near Morzine France - L'Ecuela, the old School

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



L'Ecuela, the old School

The whole chalet sleeps up to 15 people in 6 bedrooms all ensuite (2 twins (one that can hold 3 beds), 3 doubles and 1 family room including 2 separate rooms, 1 double, 1 twin, sharing a bathroom)

About the property

L'Ecuela, The Old School

L'Ecuela is a beautifully renovated 100 year old school building above St Jean D'Aulps close to Morzine, sleeping up to 15 people in 6 spacious bedrooms all ensuite (2 twins, 3 doubles and 1 family room including 2 separate bedrooms sharing a bathroom). The chalet boasts old stone walls mixed with wooden beams and wood panelled walls, spacious rooms, beautiful and comfortable furniture, modern appliances and luxury Egyptian cotton linen and fluffy towels giving a luxurious and cosy feel to the chalet.

The well equipped open plan kitchen / dining room has seating for up to 15 people with gas hob, double oven, microwave, American fridge freezer (with ice dispenser), dishwasher and Senseo coffee machine. The separate lounge has stunning mountain views up and down the valley, with a selection of armchairs and sofas, convertible sofa bed, log fire and both English and French satellite TV, PVR, Netflix, table football and free wifi.

A large decked terrasse and large garden with barbecue, seating for 15 people, deck chairs and outdoor games can be accessed from the lounge. Wood fire heated outside hot-tub can also in the garden.

The chalet also benefits from a large games room including Pool, Table Football and Home Cinema

L'Ecuela is located in the heart of the mountains, in a hamlet called Les Onchets, offering peace and tranquillity whilst also being only 10 minutes drive from Morzine and many of the local ski lifts, mountain biking and walking routes.

Our Services:

L'Ecuela is self catered, but bread delivery, breakfast, afternoon teas and evening meals are available on request (ask for menu and pricing options or download from our website). A welcome pack is included, and Egyptian cotton linen and towels are provided.

Free wifi is provided throughout and there is ample parking space for up to 6 cars. Ski and snowboard equipment can be ordered from ski-mobile (with discount) and delivered directly to the chalet.

Guidance on mountain bike hire, local walks, other activities, local events, restaurants and attractions can be provided

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Saint-Jean-d'Aulps Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to bedroom 4
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to bedroom 5
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite to bedroom 6
  • All bathrooms have underfloor heating and floor to ceiling tiling, natural stone sink and shower tray and glass shower door
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ensuite bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Ensuite bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Ensuite bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Ensuite bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Ensuite bedroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Ensuite family room sleeping 4 in 2 separate rooms
  • 6 spacious bedrooms, all ensuite, 2 twins, 3 doubles and 1 family room sleeping 4 in 2 separate rooms. One of the twin can hold 3 beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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L'Ecuela, the old School
average rating of 4.928571 based on 15 reviews

Fantastic Luxury Chalet close to the slopes

  • 5 of 5

Really a fantastic week staying in this beautiful chalet. The chalet has been recently renovated to a very high quality. The main floor has a large kitchen leading to dining area and then living space with lots of space for sitting, a table football and a great log fire. The bedrooms are all very spacious and all have en-suite. Downstairs there is a great game room with another table football. pool. projector screen. Outside is a fantastic wood fired hot tub which gave hours of pleasure. The chalet has all the mod-cons including Wifi, TV incl. english free view, PS4, even Sonos sound system. Our hosts were brilliant - living next door they were always on hand if anything needed. There was even delivery from the bakery each morning with the bread and pastries. Skiing in Roc d'Enfer is around a 10 minute drive ,rest of portes du soleil is also close. The main town of Saint Jean d'Aulpes is small but nice. It has a couple of good pubs/bars (including english carols on Christmas eve and a regular pub quiz etc). Takes about 35mins to walk from the chalet or less than 5 minutes in the car.

All in all, cant recommend this chalet enough.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We really enjoyed welcoming you here and are really glad to hear that you had a good time in chalet l'Ecuela. We hope to see welcome you here again soon. Estelle and Mark
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The property was a very clean, maintained well and finished to a high spec

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a very warm welcome from Mark, Estelle and their family. The house was a fantastic space for our two large families, well equipped and well set up. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the beautiful region, and then relaxing back at L'ecula with its spacious rooms, plentiful bathrooms and lovely views. Thanks for a great holiday 😄

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. Our youngest son is missing you already. we hope to be able to welcome you here next year. Thanks again. Estelle, Mark and family.
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Lovely Chalet in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 12 adults and had a fabulous two week ski holiday in this spacious and very well equipped Chalet. We are very familiar with the area and have stayed in many self catered chalets and this one is certainly one of the best. We will look forward to returning to it in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your very kind words. We were delighted to be able to welcome you in Chalet l'Ecuela and hope to see you again next year. Thanks. Estelle and Mark
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Superbe chalet bien équipé

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très bon séjour (3 familles) au chalet. Superbement restauré, il est vraiment bien équipé et très agréable ; feu ouvert, beau babyfoot pour les enfants, jaccuzzi extérieur sympa, larges espaces pour le matériel de ski, vestes et chaussures. Les propriétaires sont très sympathiques. Le chalet est situé sur le haut de Saint-Jean d'Aulps mais pas besoin de démarrer trop tôt, un service de boulangerie livre tous les matins. Nous vous recommandons chaleureusement cet endroit et pensons y retourner.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre très gentille revue. Nous avons été ravis de pouvoir vous accueillir au chalet et espérons vous y revoir très bientôt. Merci encore. Mark et Estelle
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Lovely clean spacious chalet

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 families who were all welcomed warmly by Estelle and Mark , who were very helpful from the minute we arrived, all our children had a room each and there was plenty of space , well equipped kitchen with large table and 14 chairs which was brilliant, always plenty of hot water for showers after a days skiing. Estelle cooked for us and the meal was excellent . Also the fire was very welcomed each evening, when we arrived back at the chalet and the hot tub went down well also . We would definitely recommend this property to friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amanda, Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay here and very much hope to be able to welcome you here again some day. Thanks again. Estelle and Mark
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This chalet looks beautifully warm and inviting

  • 5 of 5

We spoke to the owners a few times before our arrival and they were always friendly and helpful. The chalet is beautiful and had everything we needed for our weeks stay. The bedrooms were comfy and the kitchen was well enough equipped that cooking for 9 was no problem at all. The whole chalet was roomy, warm and tastefully converted. Mark and Estelle were available if we had any queries and there was always a roaring fire awaiting our return from the slopes and the hot tub would be up to temperature and extremely inviting. I have no complaints and would definitely recommend this chalet and would re-book if we were to return to Morzine.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andy, thank you very much for your kind review. It was our pleasure to welcome you in chalet l'Ecuela and our pleasure to oblige with lighting up the fire before your return from the pistes. We hope to be able to welcome you here again. Thanks again. Estelle and Mark
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Estelle Morris
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Estelle Morris

Estelle and her husband Mark and their 3 children, Sébastien, Phoebe and Oscar, moved in Saint Jean d'Aulps in July 2011 and enjoy welcoming guest in their newly renovated chalet.

Estelle Morris purchased this chalet in 2010

Why Estelle Morris chose Saint-Jean-d'Aulps

The property had been left unused for 5 years before Estelle and Mark bought it. It was previously used as the village school at the beginning of the previous century, then as a children holiday center until it was decommissioned in 2006. Mark and Estelle spent the last 5 years painstakingly renovating it to a very high standard, trying to keep and mostly to uncover as much of the original features as possible.

What makes this chalet unique

The chalet has an amazing position, at 1050m altitude, surrounded by mountains, forests and amazing views. The chalet also boasts plenty of outside space with a large terrace and garden and wood fired hot tub to make the most of the amazing surroundings. Mark and Estelle made sure that all rooms were spacious, much bigger than what you normally get in a ski chalet. The chalet also benefits from the addition of a large games room.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for taking such great care of us this week. The chalet is amazing (it's clear how incredibly hard you've worked), the food has been wonderful and we've all had a great time. Thank you!
Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
66 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Saint Jean d'Aulps
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Thonon les Bains
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Les Gets
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Thonon les Bains
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Saint Jean d'Aulps
Nearest Ski
5 Kilometres
La Grande Terche
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Thonon les Bains
Car: necessary

The chalet is within less than 10mins from the ski/MTB lifts of La Grande Terche, 15 mins from those of Morzine, less than 20mins from Ardent (which links directly to Avoriaz) and 20mins from Les Gets, all of which are part of the Portes du Soleil ski/MTB area.

The chalet is right in the heart of the Chablais walking and hiking area, with several walks directly accessible on foot from the chalet's front door.

Several beaches are close by, on lac Montriond (15mins), Seytroux (10mins), Les Gets (20mins) or Lake Geneva (30 to 40mins) as well as an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and spa in Morzine and indoor activity pool in Avoriaz

Other sporting activities include: paragliding, rock climbing, canoeing, canyoning, rafting, paint-balling, tree climbing, sailing, ice skating, tennis etc...

Day trips can also include the Gorges du pont du Diable (15mins), the ruins of the Abbaye d'Aulps (5mins), the beautiful medieval village of Yvoire (40mins), the spa town of Evian (40mins), the beautiful medieval town and lake of Annecy (1.5h), Chamonix and the Mont Blanc (1.5h), the jazz festival and town of Montreux (1h) and the city of Geneva (1h)