A newly renovated spacious self-catering chalet in the lovely French Alpine village of St Bon in the world's largest ski resort of The Three Valleys. At 1100m altitude the chalet has stunning views and is only a couple of minutes’ drive to the fast Telecabines of Le Praz Courchevel 1300 where there is lots of free parking.
A good free ski bus service stops just 200 m from the chalet, and in good snow conditions you can ski back to the charming village of St Bon.
The ski buses go straight to the Le Praz ski lifts, and on to the other Courchevel resorts. The first bus stop after St Bon is near the excellent ski lift station in Courchevel Le Praz (1300) where you can buy lift passes (either for the Courchevel valley, or for all the Three Valleys), get piste maps, bus timetables, get details of all events and entertainments, and it has ski lockers next to the lifts if you or your children prefer not to carry them around all week!
The fabulous Aquamotion with its indoor surfing, wild rivers, water slides, climbing, beauty and wellness zones is just 10 minutes away. The massive Paradiski area at Champagny-en-Vanoise is less than 20 minutes’ drive, and it’s half an hour to the smaller resort of Pralognan.
The Black Pearl Pizza restaurant (plus a take-away service), with its wood fired oven and vaulted ceiling, is only a 500 metres walk and the free resort buses run late into the night for visiting the many other restaurants, shops and bars in the resort villages.
Chalet L'Orbeye is tastefully finished with plenty of room for up to 11 guests. All of the 4 bedrooms have wall-mounted flatscreen TVs including UK channels, a tablet PC complete with games and other functions and there is free unlimited WiFi in the chalet.
The spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area is fully refurbished in Alpine style with a stylish wood burning stove on a stone hearth. Three new comfy leather sofas let you relax to watch the Samsung 40 inch flat screen TV with Sky after a long day on the slopes. There is a DVD collection of 50 movies, books to read, and games to play. The kitchen is fully equipped with hand made solid wooden units and includes a retro Smeg fridge/freezer, dishwasher, raclette set for apres-ski and everything you need to enjoy a self-catered holiday.
Chalet L'Orbeye has its own integrated boot room with heated ski boot racks, an entrance from the garden plus internal stairs up to the living area which like the boot room and rest of the chalet has thermostatically controlled heating. There is parking on the driveway for up to three cars.
There is a free welcome pack of basic foods etc. to welcome you on arrival at Chalet L'Orbeye!
The approximately 130m2 of accommodation which includes bed linen, towels, and an end of week clean comprises:
External door, entry hall, heated boot room with heated ski boot racks, washing machine, tumble dryer, and stairs up to
Front door, light living room with 3 French windows, open plan with mountain views, well equipped kitchen including induction hob, large Smeg fridge/freezer, large oven, microwave combination oven and dishwasher. There are new thermostatically controlled heaters in every room and a stylish modern wood burner with free supply of logs.
Bedroom 1: double bunk room, sleeps up to 4, French window onto balcony with mountain views, 4 adult bunks, wall mounted flat screen TV, Hudl2 tablet PC, and adjacent to a new tiled bathroom with shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: double bedroom, sleeps 2, French window onto balcony with mountain views, wall mounted flat screen TV, Hudl2 tablet PC, new en-suite bathroom with shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3: twin room, sleeps 2, French window onto south-facing balcony with views to St Bon and Le Praz, wall mounted flat screen TV, Hudl2 tablet PC, new en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 4: double room plus single bed, sleeps up to 3, French window onto balcony with amazing mountain views, wall mounted flat screen TV, Hudl2 tablet PC, new en-suite bathroom with shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.
Outdoors: own garden, free outdoor parking for 2-3 cars
Entertainment: 5 TVs, DVD player with selection of DVDs, 4 tablet PCs, books and board games.
Catering: Self-catering, and excellent pre-prepared meals can be purchased from Boucherie Du Praz (daily menu of Facebook) or from www.chaletkitchen.com .There is a new good small supermarket in St Bon which is just a 5 minute walk from the front door across a quiet hidden open common in the heart of the village, going past the ancient baroque church and nice children's play area. The St Bon supermarket bakes excellent croissants (great for breakfast!) and breads on the premises, and has a mouth-watering wonderful selection of local cheeses, plus some foods imported from UK! You could self-cater all week using this small supermarket, use the ski bus to the slopes (and other shops, restaurants etc.), have some of the great pizzas from The Black Pearl restaurant and decide not to bother with a car on your holiday!
There is an excellent ski hire shop next to the St Bon supermarket (Courchevel Racing Center Ski & Golf) beside the second ski bus stop in St Bon. It looks after many of our guests with very good service and offers a 15% discount for all equipment hired for 6 days by guests staying at Chalet L'Orbeye (www.locationskicourchevel.com).
Also there are small supermarkets in higher Courchevel resorts, and it is just 15 minutes to a Super U hypermarket at Salins-les-Thermes.
Travel cot+bedlinen (€30) or Travel Cot+Bedlinen+Highchair (€50) etc. can be hired from www.HolidayBabyHire.com
Sleeps up to 8-11, no smoking property and no single sex groups.
There is a discount for smaller groups of guests.
Below the chalet is a small 1-2 person self-contained apartment with no access to the chalet.