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Fantastic Cosy Apt - Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, Games Room - Catering Avail

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Apartment, Sleeps 5-7, Stunning position & Views, Few mins to Pistes

This is a well equipped little apartment in the picturesque ski resort of Champagny en Vanoise, La Plagne - ideally located just 400m to lifts and pistes. It has fantastic facilities with an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna. A cosy living/dining room opens out through picture windows onto a sunny south facing deck with picnic table. The apartment is furnished and decorated in the local Savoyard style with a double bedroom, a bunk bedroom and a newly added additional bedroom/alcove. There is a separate games room with pool table and table tennis and a boot room/drying room area, although most people leave their eqpt in the ski hire shop at the foot of the lift, so they can walk home in normal shoes and stop in bars, cafes and shop en route if they like.

Champagny en Vanoise is a beautiful mountain village with a character that still reflects its ancient farming origins. Tiny paths link old farms and chalets in a village where traditional Savoie life and modern tourism mesh seamlessly together. The village has a lively atmosphere with shops, bars & restaurants within easy walking distance. At night, Le Timbale, Les Rochers & Le Code Bar are the main focal points for drinking and dancing with live bands and D.J.'s.

Skiing & Boarding in Champagny: A cable-car whisks skiers to the Champagny ski area (2000m) in just 7 minutes which is where you’ll find the nursery slopes. Three brilliant long blue runs are great to learn on and progress to while advanced skiers can zip on to the superb off piste either side. You have a choice of two red runs to take you back to the village at the end of the day. Champagny offers direct access into La Plagne, but is less busy, so is much quieter and more pleasant, especially during peak weeks.

Skiing & Boarding at La Plagne & Paradiski: The whole ski area covers 210km of finely groomed pistes in one of the biggest interlinked ski areas in Europe. With over 100 blue and red runs to cruise down, most skiers and boarders can travel vast distances around the 11 villages. Some very long black runs descend the Bellecote Glacier (3250m) both on and off piste, into the pretty tree lined valley of Montchavin. There are also numerous mogul fields in the area and a board park in 'Plagne Soleil'.

More Details

Property Manager
Barrelli Ski
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Barrelli Ski

Established in 1992, Barrelli Ski, owned by Steve and Emma have been running this lovely little chalet apartment for 9yrs. The chalets and apartments are all nestled together in a horseshoe arrangement with views and space all around. We started with Chalet Marmotte (#726) in 1999, added Chalet Sapiniere (#3489) in 2001 and then Apt. Flocon in 2003 (#439615). This one, Apt. Glacon was the last one we added in 2008 to complete the set!. We offer this apartment either self or fully catered and can be taken on its own or in conjunction with any of our other chalets and 6-8 person apartment, depending on group numbers, levels of privacy or communality required! An indoor swimming pool and spa were built in 2010 adding further appeal to this already fantastic apartment. Our two boys were born in 2005 and 2007 and learnt to ski in Champagny and Les Houches where we also own a fantastic 15 person chalet - Rocky Mountain (#3081). We have lived in various places in the UK and now love living near sandy surfing beaches in beautiful Cornwall!

Barrelli Ski purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Barrelli Ski chose Champagny-en-Vanoise

It is in a beautiful situation in a real French village - a fantastic ski resort in its own right with links to practically unlimited skiing and snowboarding. It has a fast, modern lift system and lots of affordable family and beginner passes and various lesson and ski pass options. In essence, we fell in love with Champagny because it has the best of both worlds! It has a fantastic ski area but also a natural charm and ambience which makes it different to many mass marketed ski resorts.

What makes this apartment unique

It is in a stunning setting with beautiful views. Everyone loves looking out at the cold snowy mountains from the warm jacuzzi and swimming pool! We are a small family business with nearly 30yrs knowledge and experience, so we really feel we have finely honed our product over many years. Our top priority is providing high quality food and service at very affordable prices.


Champagny-en-Vanoise Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • chalet
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , & Basin, Shelves etc
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , & Basin, Shelves etc
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • There is a double sofa bed in the living room. There are additional private areas/rooms where you could put travel cots.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

A cosy,well-equipped apartment in a gorgeous place

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is really cosy and feels like a proper getaway home! The facilities are really good, including cutlery, pots and pans for cooking. I loved the view we had just outside of the living room window - a wonderful stretch of the snowy Alps! There are two jacuzzis (one outdoors, one indoors), a sauna and a swimming pool, which were fantastic after a day's worth of skiing. I couldn't recommend this apartment enough, it is perfect for a group of friends or a family.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Apartment in Scenic location

  • 5 of 5

Staying in this apartment was absolutely perfect for mine and my partner's needs. We arrived and were greeted warmly by the staff and settled in without any fuss. The staff were welcoming and helpful in helping us with all the additional elements of our ski trip.

Whilst we were worried at first about what staying in an apartment might be like, the spacious and well accommodated apartment was more than adequate. With a beautiful mountain-rustic feel, two showers and a fully equipped kitchen we felt right at home as soon as we had dropped our bags. The beds were extremely comfey (great after a hard day's ski) and the showers were perfect - I am usually quite picky about showers.

Besides the apartment, the games room provided ample entertainment; my ping pong game has never been so strong, and the sauna was the best apres-ski before hitting the local bar in the centre of town (which was small but incredibly lively!).

The village had everything I needed and due to its location looking out towards the Three Valleys was just mind blowing for a walk.

I would highly recommend this village and this apartment

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved this place so much we're coming back again.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in January this year and absolutely loved it. Beautiful location and stunning apartment.

Perfect location for skiing as it's only a short walk to the main ski lift to one of the best skiing resorts I've skied.

Food and service was amazing and the staff couldn't of done anymore.

This place also has a swimming pool which we made sure to use everyday.

Loved this place so much we're booking it again next year. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great chalet in a good location

  • 4 of 5

We have recently returned from a weeks stay at the Apartment Glacon in Champagny en Vanoise managed by Barelli Ski, what a lovely experience it was!

Before we had even left the country we had contact with the owner of the company who gave us full information regarding the facilities not only in the apartment but also in the area and what ski passes, lessons, facilities were available. The whole booking and payment process was slick and well managed.

When we arrived at the apartment we were greated with a lunch of tomato soup, bread and wine already prepared in our chalet (even though we were self catering) a nice surprise after a long drive!

The chalet was clean, had all the required facilities and amenities. The local staff knew everything we wanted to know, suggested places to go and helped with the issues we had with the childrens ski school (Piou Piou / Nursery). They had prebooked our lift passes and brought them to our chalet so we were all ready to go in the morning.

The swimming pool and indoor hot tub were great for apres ski, the village had everything you could want although I would recommend people take some DVD's with them for the evening if you have small children as there is nothing on the TV in English and the village is relatively quiet.

One downside is that the apartment is at the bottom of a very steep hill which you need to go up to get to either the village or the ski lift, we were lucky as we had our car with us but I would not have fancied climbing that hill every day with ski boots on!

Anybody thinking about putting their child into the Piou Piou Ski Garden or the nursery think again! the teachers are abrupt, rude, dont speak english and wouldnt let our daughter go to the bathroom! unfortunately she was traumatised after the first day and spent the remainder of the week stuck to our sides which limited our skiing.

I would definitely recommend this rental apartment, or the chalets that they offer and most definitely Barelli Ski.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review Jo. I would say a couple of things in response. I also have a 5 and a 7 year old, who I walk the 400m up to the village and the ski lift and although they whinge a little it really isn't that bad - especially as the ski hire shop we use is right at the foot of the pistes and stores your equipment overnight for you. This means you can walk to and from the chalet in your normal shoes, so you shouldn't need to clomp up and down in plastic ski boots, which definitely wouldn't be that comfy! It is also a very pretty little walk next to a mountain stream. With regards to the Piou Piou Club, run by the ESF, most of our guests that we have booked in do receive a good, friendly service. I'm obviously very disappointed in the experience Jo had this time and it is something I will bring up at our end of season review with the ESF. In the years we've been in Champagny, the ESF have improved enormously and I now have no qualms about recommending them, which I couldn't have said when we started operating in Champagny over 15 years ago.
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Great apartment, good location, friendly village

  • 5 of 5

Clean, cosy, warm apartment. Kitchen has all you need. Friendly and welcoming staff. Great bonus extras (swimming pool, games room). Great location in a lovely friendly village. Nice little restaurants and bakery. Owner has connections with good ski hire shop and slopes are vast. Blues are a little red for my liking, but we're only relative beginners and we settled into village life very quickly.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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très bien

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé de très bonnes vacances dans le chalet de M Barrell qui est parfaitement équipé.

La piscine,sauna et jacuzzi sont très appréciables le soir après une journée de ski.

Nous reviendrons

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Champagny Village Centre
Nearest Ferry
750 Kilometres
Le Havre/Caen
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
23 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Champagny Village Centre
Nearest Ski
400 Metres
Champagny Lifts & Piste
Car: not necessary

Ski: You can store your equipment in the ski hire shop at the foot of the lift, which is only a short walk from the apartment. Not having to walk far in your clumpy ski boots at the end of the day is a real bonus. The shops bars and restaurants are also only a short stroll, so following your arrival at the apartment you will not need a vehicle in the resort again until the day you leave.

This self catering apartment can be booked on its own or can be booked as extra accommodation for Chalets Marmotte and Sapiniere if your group outgrows either of those two chalets.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

This apartment can be booked with Property #3489 if you wish to bring a larger group (up to 20). Self Catering Prices include 7 nights self catered accommodation; electricity, heating, hot water and local tourist taxes. Does not include: towels and bed linen (can bring own or hire for £20.00 per person); final chalet clean (from £90 - £200). WEEKENDS/PART WEEKS AVAILABLE - SUNDAY Changeover6.

IF YOU CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY Cancellations must be advised in writing and signed by the person who signed the booking form or paid the deposit. Cancellations are accepted as from the date written confirmation is received by Barrelli Ski Ltd. If you do cancel, the amount of notice you need to give us before your scheduled departure date and the cancellation charges we apply are as follows:
i. More than 56 days....……….loss of the deposit.
ii. 28 - 56 days...............………..50% of the holiday balance.
iii.14 - 28 days..................……..75% of the holiday balance.
iv. Less than 14 days……………..the total holiday cost.
See Barrelli Ski website for full terms and conditions .

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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