|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Chalet de Soie has been extensively renovated and modernised. Full of light and soft simplicity, great care and thought has been taken by the owners to make you feel comfortable and welcome. In the generous open plan living/dining room, plush sofas are warmed by the glow of a wood burning stove, and a huge glass wall offers stunning panoramic views where you can gaze down the valley, up the peaks and over the jutting resort rooftops. Framed by a forested valley and mountainous horizon, a wraparound balcony lets you drink in the sunlight. The charming modern kitchen boasts top of the range appliances, including a boiling water tap, double Miele ovens and a dual zone wine fridge. The long handmade table is perfect for fabulous convivial family dining, and a warm happy atmosphere.
We are Darren and Katya, the owners of Chalet de Soie. We weren't expecting to buy a property in France. We are in our early 30s and had been saving for our first home in the UK where we live and work full time. We saw the chalet and fell completely in love with it quite literally at first sight. And life went off unexpectedly into a different direction from that moment. The original owner used the top floor as a silk painting studio, and it had been used and loved for innumerable family holidays over the years. We have now completely renovated it from top to bottom, so it can continue to be enjoyed for many years to come.
Darren Choppin purchased this chalet in 2013
We have always loved Morzine, which is part of the biggest ski area in Europe. We've skied here for many years, watched friends get married here, and fall in love with it all over again every time we visit. We can get from our London home to the chalet door in 5 hours (it's just one hour's drive from Geneva). The town sprawls along both sides of a river gorge, which our chalet overlooks. It is an attractive and charming chalet-style town, with plenty to do for all members of the family. We enjoy it just as much in summer as in winter, and every time we visit we discover more and more things to do here. And if skiing isn't for you, then the swimming pools, ice rink, fitness centre, and cinemas might appeal, in addition to plenty of hiking, snowshoeing, paragliding or tobogganing.
Chalet de Soie is a 10 minute walk from the centre of Morzine with its delicious restaurants and lively bars. The chalet is also a 10 minutes easy walk to the nearest lift or if you're feeling lazy, 50 metres from the free bus route, accessing 650km of exceptional skiing in France and Switzerland. When we renovated the building, we made sure it ticked all the boxes in terms of facilities and home comforts that we always look out for when we rent a holiday property. It had to have all the standard modern conveniences, some fun additional ones, as well as home-from-home charm and comfort. We also wanted to make the most of the wonderful view - so we turned the front of the property almost entirely into glass on all floors, letting in all that lovely light and the mountain views.
"Thanks very much for all your help with arranging our ski trip last week. You have a beautiful chalet and we had a lovely time indeed. The catering from Damien was amazing and the flexibility of having some days off was great." Russell-See Family
"We loved staying at Chalet de Soie. Everything had been thought through perfectly: lovely bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, the amazing kitchen facilities with boiling hot water actually on tap, speakers to stream music all over the place and a heated boot room for keeping kit out of the way. And the views were incredible. We're going to be coming back very soon!" Johnny Kaldor
"I've just returned from the most perfect skiing holiday. We had lovely evenings cooking in the well-equipped kitchen, sitting round the gorgeous dining table. The bunk bed I slept on was more comfortable than my own bed!" Emily Cox
We absolutely loved everything about Chalet de Soie. We loved returning after a day of skiing to sit in front of the fire in the cosy living room...every window you looked out of had such amazing views. Such good facilities for groups (we were 9), with an added bonus of individual bathrooms for each bedroom. We are back less than a week and have already started to plan our next visit. Thank you Darren & Katya
This was our second stay at Chalet de Soie and once again we had a perfect summer break in this stunning chalet with equally stunning views.
Stylish, chic and luxurious, everything we could have needed was catered for at Chalet de Soie - and the beds are the most comfortable beds away from home we've ever found!
Location wise, it is ideal. A tranquil and peaceful setting but only a short walk into the lively and bustling town of Morzine. In terms of activities to enjoy as a family, we were spoilt for choice and discovered something new every day.
There's Lac des Mines d'Or a short drive away - breathtaking lake views and great for a stroll around and a paddle and splash with little ones. We then enjoyed a delightful lunch overlooking the mountains nearby.
Five minutes from the chalet is a wonderful river walk, with a playground, horse riding and Parkour. Located very close by is an outdoor swimming pool with a children's pool and slides. Don't forget to pack your Speedos!
A real highlight was our trip to Lake Geneva, a sandy beach with shallow fresh water swimming and a very reasonably priced restaurant on the beach. We loved our lunch of delicious pizza and moules frites with a glass of rosé whilst overlooking the lake and mountains. Our little boy went on his first pedalo ride here - complete with slide!
Another highlight has to be Goat Village, where you can feed the goats as they wander freely before enjoying another picturesque lunch, again overlooking the mountains.
Meanwhile, back at the chalet, we spent some lovely afternoons on the newly built terrace, soaking up the views before heading to the balcony for BBQ fun as the sun set.
The owners Katya and Darren have clearly spent a lot of time and effort researching the area and are full of helpful recommendations and ideas on how to spend your time here. We can't wait to go back!
We stayed for a week in March 2016 and had a brilliant time. The chalet is of exceptional standard - the layout, design and structure is of the highest quality, and plenty of room for all. 10 adults stayed for the week and we had excellent service from the owners - from information and advice on how to get to the lifts, where to go for dinner, where to shop, where to collect our ski equipment. Service was second to none, highly recommend this chalet!
A superb family holiday at Chalet de Soie. The chalet is spotless with every modcon you desire (instant boiling water and Sonos our favourites)yet still with a warm and traditional feel - the beds are fabulous. Just a short stroll to numerous bars, restaurants and the cable cars. So much to do in Summer in and around Morzine so this place is fabulous for families. Katiya/Darren offer so much in the way of invaluable advice as to where to visit/eat /drink which saved so much time and we were never disappointed. Highly Recommend.
Fantastic property in all respects. The owners have thought of just about every comfort in the creation of this chalet. In addition Darren and Katya could not have been more helpful prior to and during our stay. I highly recommend this charming property.
Imagine 3 families in a beautiful place, Morzine..And hosted in all the confort you can imagine : Le Chalet de Soie..
That's what happened to us ;-)..
Le CHALET : The cocoon you need after a 100% ski run-day !
Lake Geneva, with it's popular beaches, is 25 mins drive away from the property.
Geneva is your nearest airport, one hour's drive away.
Chalet de Soie is situated 10 minutes walk from the centre of Morzine with its delicious restaurants and lively bars. The chalet is 10 minutes easy walk to the nearest lift or if you're feeling lazy, 50 metres from the free bus route, accessing 650km of exceptional skiing.
If skiing isn't for you, then the swimming pools, ice rink, fitness centre, and cinemas might appeal, in addition to plenty of hiking, snowshoeing, paragliding or tobogganing. There is also horse riding, hiking, white water rafting, golf, cycling, and plenty more to do in the summer months.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$615|
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Changeover day is Saturday-Saturday throughout the ski season - arrive from 4pm, depart by 10am.
* Except Christmas and New Year week 15/16 Winter Season Sunday-Sunday