|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Chalet Toubkal offered by Alps Accommodation Samoens is a stylish yet traditional chalet, recently renovated in 2015, with 4 bedrooms plus snug that acts as 5th bedroom, 3 bathrooms, sleeping 8/11 people. The chalet boasts a hot tub and extensive gardens. 10 minutes flat walk from the centre of Samoens, it is in an idyllic location for holidays throughout the year, with the ski bus stopping 5 minutes’ walk away offering convenience, yet set back off a quiet road so you can be assured of a peaceful stay.
Renovated to the highest standards and designed with families and groups in mind, the chalet is a real gem. It offers around 140m2 of accommodation arranged over 3 floors, creating a light and spacious, yet wonderfully cosy atmosphere with the blend of different woods, mixed with chic and contemporary alpine style. Enjoy luxurious treats such as the hot tub set in the huge flat gardens, under floor heating, Satellite TV, free WiFi, granite work surfaces, and a snug with Playstation 4 and games room.
Upon entry to the chalet you are greeted by the light and spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The living area has plenty of seating with a large corner sofa and a separate sofa by the log burner. The kitchen offers ample space for large groups, with a large wooden table seating 10 people comfortably situated with corner bench and cushions, plus 4 funky black chairs for larger groups.
The kitchen is fully equipped and offers a hob in the central island and plenty of work space. There is a mid-height full sized oven with microwave above, a large fridge freezer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and NESPRESSO machine, complete with starter capsules. There's ample crockery and dishes, plus extras such as fondue kit and raclette machines for cheese lovers. As a luxurious touch, the kitchen is equipped with locally sourced black granite worktops.
Glass french doors lead onto the huge south facing veranda equipped with dining and lounging furniture. Steps lead down to the extensive garden area, which is home to the hot tub and boasts the largest flat garden we have ever offered in our portfolio! So the perfect place for a game of football or for kids to run around and play safely, not to mention more than enough space for snow ball fights or snowman building!
The 270 degree views from all areas of the living and dining room are truly spectacular, beyond the open alpine pastures, a waterfall can be seen, as well as the ski domain in the distance. Behind the chalet is the infamous Criou mountain, a hike not to be missed for the spectualar views it offers!
The lower floor can be accessed either via the internal stairs or the parking area. Here is a large utility room with ample storage for skis and boots, bikes, as well as a washing machine and dryer and hanging space for drying all your gear. The games room offers table football and darts and provides storage for extras such as badminton and boules. The lovely snug area can be converted into a 5th bedroom with use of the double sofa bed. There is a large TV and Playstation 4 which doubles as a DVD player. Please note the head height is approximately 185cm (6.07 feet) on this level.
We can safely say we enjoyed our break more than most others previous, due mainly to the ambiance and facility afforded by this wonderful property [Chalet Toubkal]. Our daughter Georgia truly loved staying in the chalet and is still talking about how much she misses it. I am certain we will return at some point and will be in touch; in the meantime I would be grateful if you would pass on our comments to the owners, who have clearly thought about every detail with some level of quality and care. Can I also ask you to thank Paul for his friendly and helpful show round, which enabled us to settle on arrival. Many thanks again.
Chalet Toubkal provides an excellent, stylish, clean home from home in the Alps. Ash and Mike gave us the initial tour of the property on our arrival and they kept in touch over our holiday to make sure we had everything we needed - We could not fault the service provided. We have stayed in many Chalets over the last few years but never received this level of service before.
The chalet is in an excellent location with extensive views of the snow capped mountains from the balcony or the hot tub. It provided an excellent hub for our sons downhill mountain biking and our visits to the local towns and even further afield to Annecy and Chamonix.
We hope to return one day.
The chalet is situated in a quiet hamlet of Samoens, just 10 minutes flat walk to the historic centre of Samoens. In winter the frequent free ski bus stop is 5 minutes walk from the chalet. Samoens is the only ski resort classified by the registry of historic monuments, hence the beautiful village and surrounding area is protected and hasn’t been spoilt by mass tourism. Samoens ski area is part of the Grand Massif which is one the largest ski areas in Europe, joining with Flaine, Morillon, Les Carroz and Sixt, comprising of over 265 km of piste. In addition, the chalet and Samoens are just 1 hour’s drive from Geneva airport and is one of the closest ski resorts from Calais. The summers are amazing here and the scenery is as breathtaking. It is a perfect resort for an individual or family activity holiday, with waterfalls, mountain lakes, rafting, hiking, biking, adventure parks all walking distance.
Other Activities: snowboarding, rafting, canoeing, climbing, quad bikes, parapenting, adventure park
Golf: There are some fantastic golf courses within easy reach of Samoens, the nearest being Les Gets at only 10km away. You can enjoy a round of golf on an excellent course whilst enjoying spectacular views of Mont Blanc in the back ground. Also nearby we have Flaine golf course and a little further away, but still within 1 hour drive from Samoens there is Chamonix golf course.
In Samoens there is a fantastic driving range onto water as well as an Astroturf putting green. Contact our golf representative for more information.
Ski: Samoens is part of the Grand Massif, one of the largest ski areas in Europe. It is made up of Flaine, Morillon, Les Carroz, Sixt and Samoens. It offers extensive skiing and snowboarding, with a great snow record which is one of the best in the Alps. There are numerous reds and black runs locally and of course over in Flaine, where experts are well catered for. The piste - Consists of 14 black runs, 51 red runs, 53 blue runs, 15 green runs and 116 snow canons. Samoens ski area starts at 1600m, so a reliable base for good snow. Also, Samoens now has a new high speed 6 seater lift (the Chariande Express) which allows skiers and snowboarders to get to the Tete de Saix 3 times quicker than before!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Our complimentary premier services include end of stay cleaning, welcome meet at the accommodation, provision of linen and towels with beds made prior to arrival, welcome basket of food and drinks, selection of Molton Brown toiletries in each bathroom, 24/7 in resort assistance, discounted ski and equipment hire, lessons and activities.