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Alpe D'Huez Ski Domaine, Chalet L'Aurelie, for great Skiing & Cycling holidays!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Chalet L'Aurelie, part of the large Alpe d'Huez ski domaine with 240 km of varied skiing, sleeps 4-6.

Set in the old part of the charming south facing village, with uninterrupted breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Connected to 240 km ski domaine of Alpe d'Huez. Varied skiing for all levels, including la sarenne, the longest black run in Europe! Discounted ski passes and skiset hire available too! Also an ideal base for summer activities and sports events, such as the l'Alpe d'Huez triathlon,the Alpe d'Huzes Dutch charity bike ride, Les Marmotte, the megavalanche and the famous 21 bends of the Tour de France, for cycling enthusiasts.

Property Manager
Anthony Cooper
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About Anthony Cooper

After 20 years in fashion, running and designing our own Brands from the cult "Have a Nice Day" shop in Notting Hill, my wife and I felt the next developing trend was Lifestyle and quality of life. London could not offer us the tranquility, climate or outside space we were looking for, so over a weekend in Provence, we decided to sell the shop and spent two years looking for our ideal mountain retreat, which ideally needed the following three criteria: Within walking distance of the ski slopes, a large garden and the sound of running water., preferably a stream, all of which we found in Chalet L'Aurelie, Villard Reculas, France. The perfect place to inspire our new and more natural life, out of the big smoke.

Anthony Cooper purchased this chalet in 2007

Why Anthony Cooper chose Alpe d'Huez area

Chalet Laurelie sleeps 6 and La Petite Soeur sleeps 4, so we can offer accommodation for up to 10Alpe d"Huez is also known as "The island in the sun!", as it is usually above the clouds and averages 300 days of sun per year . Villard Reculas is a quiet, south facing village and has not been ruined by tourism and yet is part of a 240km ski domaine. Because of the altitude and snow cannons, it is a fantastic snow sure resort to spend a quiet and cosy winter holiday.

In the summer..... the area transforms itself into a cycling haven, as a leg of the famous Tour de France, with the mythical 21 bend climb. And a fantastic base for the other events such as La Marmotte, the Mega avalanche, The EDF triathlon. There are also loads of walks to mountain refuges and lakes. Nearby facilities include swimming , tennis, squash, golf and horse riding.

For the environmentally inclined, the water and heating is complimented by solar panels, and operational, even in the winter. In the summer we also collect the rainwater that runs the loos and washing machine. The drinking water is straight from the mountain and apart from a short UV treatment, has no added chemicals and is delicious!

What makes this chalet unique

One often imagines the mountains are going to be full of charming old houses, that have retained their character and yet have all the modern comforts and amenities, from a boot warmer, to solar powered under floor heating and hot water - well you won't be disappointed at Chalet L'Aurelie!

Well don't be disappointed by misleading photos,because that is what L'Aurelie, is all about, often described as a home from home! After a great day's skiing, to come home to a spacious, comfortable and warm house, with the flickering light of an open log fire and relaxing tranquility of an unspoiled authentic mountain village .

In the summer, we have beautiful sunny days, but with cooler evenings, due to the altitude. We have a large south facing terrace for those long lazy days, when sometimes all you want is a good book and a BBQ!


Villard-Reculas Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Bathroom 1 bath with walk in shower. Separate wc and hand basin. Bathroom 2 shower and wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Super king that can be divided into twins. Bedroom 2 Two twin beds, that can be made up as a super king. 2 Coin montagne beds on the mezzanine Mezzanine 2 "coin montagne" single beds.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Outside: Large shared south facing wooden terrace. Utility Room: Ski room, with boot /glove heater. Useful for bikes in the summer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, towels and end of stay cleaning included. Other: Boot room with separate entrance, boot/ glove warmer and underfloor heating.


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Alpe D'Huez Ski Domaine, Chalet L'Aurelie, for great Skiing & Cycling holidays!
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Lovely comfortable chalet with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful chalet, which has been so carefully restored. It is located in the heart of the village, and is a short (5 minute) walk from the ski hire shop and village store. The piste is a short walk further on and from there you have easy access to the full range of Alpe d'Huez skiing. The views are spectacular from the chalet, the kitchen is well equipped and we enjoyed the open fire, underfloor heating and overall comfort. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect chalet in an unspoilt village

  • 5 of 5

Amazing holiday. Villard Reculas is beautiful and a peaceful escape from the big resorts. Ski-ing easily accessible and the kids had a great week at ESF. The chalet has everything you could need and Anthony and Sheilah were so welcoming and helpful. We would highly recommend it. Rebecca, Tony, Ben and Grace

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Séjour parfait !

  • 5 of 5

Villard Reculas est un magnifique village de montagne qui a gardé son authenticité. Nous y avons été très bien accueilli par Anthony et sa très bonne maitrise du français ainsi que son épouse Sheilah. Le chalet L'Aurélie est une belle rénovation à l'ambiance confortable et chaleureuse. Nous y avons particulièrement apprécié le sapin de Noel qui nous attendait, ainsi que la chaleur de la cheminée et le confort du lit "king size".

Nous espérons revenir, en hiver ou en été!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the first review i have ever written. This property is stunning. The listing didn't do this place justice, it is beautiful. The owners are lovely people who had thought of everything. The response time from the owner was very quick and extremely helpful. The village and surrounding area is just amazing. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing Chalet in Villard Reculas

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the chalet for three nights (wish it was longer!) to be close to Alpe d'Huez for cycling purposes. It was a perfect distance away from Bourg d'Oisans- close enough to go into town, but far enough to have a quiet, peaceful stay without much interruption. The chalet itself was spacious for the four of us (could have easily added at least two more guests) with rooms upstairs and downstairs. All decor and appliances were up-to-date and of good quality. The Coopers were gracious hosts and it's obvious that they take much pride in the chalet and its maintenance. I would highly recommend this chalet to anyone and especially cyclists looking to ride around Alpe d'Huez. We hope to return and stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Chalet well equipped for your stay

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of 5 cyclists taking part in the Marmotte bike event. The chalet and the hosts made it even more memorable with there hospitality and comfortable surroundings. The Chalet is in a beautiful location and the village and villagers are very friendly. We shall be back as we all really enjoyed our stay at Chalet L'Aurelie!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Alpe D'Huez and Uriage
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Lyon airport 1hr 40mins by car.

Grenoble airport 1hr 20mins by car.

TGV to Grenoble 1hr by car.

Car essential.


Alpe d'Huez 7.5kms 12 mins by car.

Bourg d'Oisans 13kms 20 mins by car.

Further Details:

3 local restaurants. A small super market. Skiset ski hire.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $395.73

Booking Notes:
30% deposit, full balance payable a month before arrival. Long lets available. No smoking and indoor shoes only - please!

Changeover Day:
Saturday is changeover day. Arrival time after 4pm. Departure time by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Discounts available for extended stays (over 1 week).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund