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Self Catered Chalet With Garden And Mountain Views On The French/Swiss Border

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Chalet in Richebourg, Abondance, nr Chatel, Haute Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France - Elevated Location With Hotel Restaurant And Pizzeria Within Walking Distance

With exposed timbers, comfortable furnishings and stunning views, the chalet provides the perfect base to enjoy skiing, hiking, mountain biking or just relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views from the balcony or terrace. This alpine chalet is ideally situated for access to the Portes du Soleil - the largest ski domain in the world with 650 kms of piste covering 15 villages, 8 in France and 7 in Switzerland. In summer the beautiful Lac Leman is just 30 mins away.

Linda Willcocks
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Linda Willcocks

We have skied the Portes du Soleil for over 25 years and still love it. it's so vast that we don't get bored - with over 650 kms of piste that would be difficult! We started skiing over 35 years ago and we have loved skiing in other resorts but this was our favourite. So much so that 13 years ago we purchased Chalet Piplin and discovered that we love the mountains in spring, summer, autumn and winter. There's so much to do and see, and now that we older we fully appreciate just relaxing on the balcony and drinking in the views and tranquillity.

Linda Willcocks purchased this chalet in 2002

Why Linda Willcocks chose Portes du Soleil

There is so much to do and see pristine landscapes, unspoilt villages, rock climbing, taking a ride on the Fantasticable, endless winter activities and summer too with Lac Leman just 30 mins away. With ample parking both summer and winter, this alpine chalet is situated within a short distance from either Abondance or Chapelle d'Abondance and just 10 mins from Chatel with all the piste access that the villages provide and just a nine hour drive from Calais or 75 mins from Geneva.

What makes this chalet unique

Filled with character and charm the chalet is beautifully furnished. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast with views of sun drenched mountains, relax on the balcony or have dinner with friends in front of an open fire what better way to spend your hard earned vacation time! With two large balconies and a garden with terrace, BBQ, outdoor seating and table and chairs the spectacular views can be appreciated at your leisure. Ample comfortable seating for all guests in the lounge with library, DVD library,UK TV, DVD player, WIFI.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'As ever, a fantastic stay in the chalet that feels like a home from home. Can't wait to come back again next year'

'We keep coming back, which says everything, you can't keep us away! Summer and winter. Thank you so very much. Lovely holiday'

'What a fantastic setting. the chalet was so cosy yet spacious. Thanks again for everything. Wow, what a place and area'.
Dec 2013
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Abondance Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1st Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Toilet 2nd Floor - toilet
    Shower room 2nd Floor - shower
    Shower Room/Utility Room Ground Floor - toilet , shower
  • All Bathrooms and Showers are modern and bright
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2nd Floor - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2nd Floor - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Cot available on request
    Bedroom 2nd Floor - 1 double , 2 child bed
    Bedroom Ground Floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom/coin de Montagne Ground Floor - 2 twin/ single , Full size Bunk Beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (4 Bedrooms + Coin de Montagne) Notes on bedrooms: All Bedrooms have mountain views and each has a hairdryer. 2nd Floor Bedrooms 1 & 2 have doors to south facing balcony, Bedroom 3 has a double bed plus a Childs bed and cot size bed under Ground Floor Bedroom has a door to terrace, Coin de Montagne has full size bunk beds and toy area Linen and towel hire is available at £13.50 per double and £9 per single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: We have a selection of indoor and outdoor toys for children Linen and towel hire is available at £15.00per double bed and £10per single bed. We ask that you leave the chalet in a clean condition. A full clean can be organised by prior arrangement


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Self Catered Chalet With Garden And Mountain Views On The French/Swiss Border
average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews

beautiful property in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This chalet is stunning, very spacious and well equipped for a family holiday. So many things to do - games, books and DVD's - in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area. We return year after year and as always had a lovely holiday. The owners are friendly and have put a lot of thought into what guests want and need with helpful guides and information on the local area. Looking forward already to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests, always a pleasure when they visit and a joy to know they love their visits
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Excellent chalet and communication with owner first class!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, homely chalet with everything you need.....and more! In a beautiful area with great views from the balconies. The owners couldn't have been more helpful, giving us lots of information before our trip re ski hire etc.

The chalet was close to bus route and the local villages had plenty of places to eat. Supermarket was 10minute drive. We would definitely recommend (& already have!) and would hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excellent guests, so easy to communicate with. Thanks for the recommendation and so glad everyone had a good time
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Perfect, traditional chalet for families

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous home-from-home chalet that has all you require for an easy stay with children. We slept 11 comfortably and the 3 bathrooms ensured no waiting. A well structured garden gave piste relief for the little ones. The ski area is superb and the new lifts further complete the area. Piplin is a hidden gem and must for any family / families wanting to explore Chatel

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Skiing in February half term

  • 4 of 5

Our group consisted of four adults and two children. We drove from Chambery airport and found the property easily. The chalet has a lovely, homely feel to it with fantastic facilities (no queuing for bathroom in the morning!) and beautiful views all around. Loads of books, games and DVDs for entertainment (if you have time to use them) and everything you need for cooking your own meals. We had our own transport and feel that this is vital for getting to and from the skiing and getting groceries. The property is everything and more than its description on the website. Owners could not have been more friendly or helpful and we're looking forward to returning in the summer.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing stay at this lovely chalet. Plenty of skiing a short drive away & some lovely restaurants in the area. The chalet has everything you could possibly need & a warm homely atmosphere. Highly recommend & we will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful chalet - very much recommended!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful chalet in a fantastic location. Really cozy, great views of the mountains, the most awesome log fire, and plenty of space for good size group and/or families. Just a short drive to the main ski slopes/Portes du Soleil at Pre La Joux, OR you can drive just a few minutes and ski the local ski areas which are really good e.g. Cret Beni, Chapple D'Abondance. The owners are great - always keen to help and give advice, really knowledgeable of the area as this is their home for much of the year. Very much recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Hotel Ferraillon
Nearest Ferry
500 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Evian, Aigle, Les Gets
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Hotel Ferraillon
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Abondance/Chapelle d'Abondance
Car: recommended


A car is recommended for both summer and winter

Geneva airport is 75 mins distance by car

Calais is 9 hours drive


Abondance 5 kms

Chatel 10 kms

Thonon/Evian 30 kms

Geneva 60 kms


Rates & Availability

Abondance Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
February 2017
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
March 2017
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
January 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Feb 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
February 2018
Feb 10 2018 - Mar 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
March 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 14 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $437
Pet Fee $0

Booking Notes:
A non refundable deposit of £150 is due on booking with balance of payment due 10 weeks before holiday date together with a refundable breakages deposit of a further £350 returned within 2 weeks of the end of the holiday
We ask that the chalet be left clean but a full clean can be arranged upon request

Changeover Day:
Arrival after 4pm with departure by 10am unless otherwise arranged.
Weekly bookings are generally Saturday to Saturday although can be flexible

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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