|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Self catered winter and summer, romantic, alpine retreat close to the slopes.
A wonderful setting both summer and winter with close access to the lifts for world class skiing, mountain biking, walking and climbing.
4 Bedrooms (3 Doubles, 1 Bunk). 2 Bathrooms. Sleeps 4 - 8 (10)
This modernised chalet is located high up on the side of the Chamonix valley with breathtaking views of Chaine des Fiz mountains and at night the twinkling lights of Servoz village far below.
A real mountain retreat with all modern conveniences but only 5 minutes drive to Les Houches ski lifts or 15 minutes to Chamonix town centre. Great for families and children of all ages.
The chalet has UK Sky+, wireless internet throughout, LCD flat screen TV/DVD (with large DVD collection), a home sound system with access for Ipod etc. There is a big balcony with BBQ that stretches around the chalet and a large garden with fields and woods all around. Relax under the stars in the 8 man outdoor hot tub on the deck.
Location: The chalet is located on the edge of Vaudagne, a small village about 2 km from Les Houches.
It is set in its own grounds and has magical views down into the valley below and across to the Chaine de Fiz mountains.
The new Prarion ski lift taking you up to the Les Houches ski area is only 5 minutes drive away enabling speedy access to the slopes in winter and world-class downhill mountain biking, walking and climbing in the summer straight from the front door.
The proximity of Les Houches means that you have the benefit of being in your own world, but safe in the knowledge that the bright lights, shops, bars and restaurants are not too far away.
Chamonix town centre is only about 15 minutes drive away as are the other lift stations of Brevant, Flegere and a little further Les Grands Montets.
The Chalet: The accommodation is set out on the first and second floors of the chalet and has been sympathetically refurbished to provide roomy and modern accommodation whilst retaining the traditional alpine feel.
The living area has a fantastic picture window and all the rooms on the first floor have access onto the balcony that runs around the chalet.
NEW SUMMER 2012 - the entire lounge, hallway, second bathroom and indoor balcony has now been renovated to a very high standard in keeping with the rest of the chalet.
There is underfloor heating throughout the first floor and an open wood fire in the living area. The kitchen is fully equipped for 8 or more people and there is a washing machine and dryer as well as a ski locker. The chalet is surrounded by a large garden with a stream running through, a BBQ and sun loungers.
There is also a large sun deck with a luxury 8 man hot tub and additional seating.
The driveway at the chalet can accommodate up to 4 cars and is constantly cleared of snow as are the roads of Vaudagne and Les Houches.
Vaudagne is a very pretty village set amongst the forest and alpine meadows on the edge of the Mont Blanc nature reserve.
An excellent location to start walks through the mountains, the chalet is in a world of its own but the shops, restaurants and lifts are very close by car.
Les Houches is 5 minutes drive and its ski domain extends from an altitude of 950 metres up to 1900 metres. The skiing combines long descents through pretty tree-lined slopes, with amazing views of the Mont Blanc massif and the Chamonix valley.
The pistes in Les Houches lie on grassy hillsides, so even if the snow is thin, there is small chance of scraping your skis or boards on rocks. The ski-out is generally open throughout the season thanks to the great snow cannon coverage on the sheltered lower runs, so no queuing for the gondola back down to the village – always a bonus! Even if you are not staying in Les Houches, you can access the area by taking the free bus (included in your lift pass) that runs from all the villages in the Chamonix valley to Les Houches.
Les Houches is a great area for mixed ability groups, as the slopes at the top of the mountain range from green nursery slopes right through to the famous “Verte” black run used in the Kandahar World Cup skiing!
Hidden among the tree-lined pistes, you’ll find delightful mountain cafes and restaurants, offering some of the nicest lunches to be had in the valley.
In the summer the Bellevue and La Prarion lifts give access to high altitude walking in the alpine meadows or world class downhill mountain biking.
Les Houches is an excellent place to learn how to ski or snowboard. With two nursery areas and some more gentle rolling blues higher up it is great for those just starting off and those who want to improve technique with something more challenging.
There are two nursery areas for beginners – one is in the village of Les Houches, and the other is on top of the main ski area. The Tourchet nursery area is found by the main church in the village, about 1km up the road from the Bellevue lift. You’ll find two drag lifts and two pistes here on which to practice.
The Chamonix Valley: Situated in the Haute-Savoie region of France, Chamonix is bordered by Switzerland and Italy.
The valley is dominated by the incredible Aiguilles de Chamonix mountain chain which peaks at the top of Mont Blanc (4810m) - the highest point in Western Europe.
Whilst the principal town is of the same name, 'Chamonix' is often used inreference to the whole valley, stretching over 28km from Le Fayet to Switzerland. It is, however, made up of several distinct and charming villages including Servoz, Vaudagne, Les Houches, Les Bossons, Les Praz, Les Tines, Argentiere, Montroc, and at the top of the valley: Le Tour.
In Chamonix because the valley floor is low and the lifts rise to over 3000 metres there are plenty of possible runs offering 2000 or more metres of vertical. The largest amount of vertical is offered from the Aiguille du Midi, however the gradient on La Vallee Blanche is flat at times so it won’t offer you the high speed thrills that you might be looking for. From the dramatic glaciers and peaks of the Aiguille du Midi and Grands Montets to the gentle rolling slopes of the Domaine de Balme, each unique skiing area in Chamonix has something different to offer skiers and boarders. One thing's for certain, skiing in Chamonix is unlike skiing any other French resort. It's variety on and off the slopes are almost guaranteed to keep you sufficiently entertained during your stay.
There are two distinct seasons here: summer and winter, but the area is busy for most of the year with different activities at the forefront of people's minds.
If you would like to see more please see the link (below) to the Chalet Narnia website for more details, photos and previous guests comments.
French speaking owner from Kingston upon Thames in England.
I take care of the chalet personally and meet the clients myself upon arrival. I am also available to help with any questions guests may have.
Mr Corin Martin purchased this chalet in 2007
The property is unusual as it is not down in the bottom of the valley, has unique views and enjoys a very quiet and peaceful location. However the drive to Chamonix and its ski areas such as Flegere (my favourite) is short and so you can enjoy all the benefits of the valley. Walking in summer and snow shoeing in winter are done from the front door as well as mountain and road biking in and around Les Houches. Its a real alpine paradise that provides luxury and entertainment.
The incredible location and views with direct access to the whole Chamonix valley.
"We have been priveleged to be invited to stay in Chalet Narnia with my sister and brother-in-law. We have had the best of times. Lots of lovely memories."
We had a wonderful early family Christmas in this chalet. The location is great and it has wonderful views over the mountains. The chalet itself is very well equipped, warm and generally a fantastic place to spend a couple of days in the mountains. We sincerely hope to come back next year. Thank you Corin for your excellent communication beforehand and for making our family Chistmas such a good one.
Chalet Narnia is wonderfully positioned with dramatic mountain views and the chalet is tastefully furnished with good quality fittings and equipment. Little things like good quality garden furniture and bedding, a great sound system and DVD library, the atmospheric garden and the morning sunrises on the front balcony made all the difference. Easy access to cable cars and free parking in Les Houches and only a short drive to Chamonix meant we could explore several of the peaks and glaciers and do some stunning but exhausting walks, but you'll be quite happy to sit for hours on the chalet balcony or chill in the hot tub instead. This is definitely one of the best holiday lets we have ever had. Corin was quick to respond and very helpful and the house lived up to the description in every way. Strongly recommended!
Lovely chalet, great facilities. Easy to pop into Les Houches for eating out and small shops, and only 15 minute drive to the big supermarket. Stunning views from the balcony. Thoroughly recommend and will no doubt return in coming years.
Great Accommodation in a great location
7 nights in the beautiful chalet narnia. Great snow, amazing views, lots of walks, very dog friendly and lovely warm modern chalet with open log fire and balcony. Local town and skiing about 2 miles away. We loved the hot tub! Would totally recommend.
We hired the chalet on a self-catering basis in late Spring, as part of a walking holiday. We particularly enjoyed being just a short 15 minute walk from the picturesque village of Charusse, and near the trail up to Le Prarion.
Chalet Narnia is a 5 minute drive from Les Houche, and about 10 minutes from Chamonix. We found it quickest to access from junction 27 of the Geneva-Chamonix road.
We found the property to be comfortable, warm and clean, with lovely views across the Arve valley. It was convenient that the owners lived in a small apartment underneath, as they provided advice and suggestions. The hot tub was particularly welcome after a day’s walking.
Our holiday was in May, and we found that most of the cable cars in the area were not running, except the biggest of them all: Aiguille du Midi and the Montenvers train.
We enjoyed the Kitsch Inn restaurant in Les Houche, and would recommend the nearby Parc de Merlet for families with children.
The chalet is located in a very peaceful and beautiful part of the Chamonix valley with amazing views down to Servoz village and to the right the spectacular Mont Blanc Range.
It is only 5 minutes drive to the ski lifts in Les Houches or a little further down to Chamonix. There are several good restaurants and bars such as Le Delice nearby in Les Houches as well as supermarkets, a post office etc.
The views from the chalet at night are fantastic looking down on the lights in the valley. In winter the whole area is covered in snow and really is a beautiful alpine spectacle. In summer it is a great spot to start the many walking and biking trails over the mountains towards St Gervais and along to Chamonix.
The chalet has a large garden all around it with a stream at the back, a bbq and loungers. Surrounding the chalet are meadows covered in snow in winter and in summer you can see deer, badgers and eagles as well as the many varieties of wild Alpine flowers that grow all around.
Other Activities: Rafting
Golf: Chamonix Golf Course is open in the summer and is a unique and beautiful place to play golf.
Ski: The nearest lift from the chalet is Le Prarion, only a 2 minute drive down to Les Houches, the Bellevue cable car is a little further along into Les Houches.
To access the other lifts of the valley such as Brevant/Flegere or Les Grands Montets it takes 15 to 20 minutes down the autoroute (motorway) and into Chamonix town and these lift stations.
All the lifts are also open in the summer season to give access to the high mountains for walking, hiking, biking and climbing.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
All self catered prices include household basics, linen, towels and final cleaning. The chalet is rented on an exclusive basis only ie no groups sharing.
For fully catered holidays, longer lets (up to 6 months) or short week breaks please contact us.