,Chalet Le Grand Bleu built in 2013 comprises a very spacious (380 sqm) light, airy, traditionally built wooden chalet, stylishly appointed, and decorated in a contemporary style. Named 'The Big Blue' because of the breathtaking panoramic view that extends for miles and will make your heart sing.
Prices in summer are based on up to 10 people and in winter on up to 16 .Supplements apply on additional numbers though I may be able to offer discounts on young children.Please note as i do not offer online booking you do not have to pay commision /booking fee to Homeaway.
The chalet is situated just outside Le Biot, a small, sleep Savoyarde village perfect for guests who want to be an easy drive from the the busier towns of Morzine and Les Gets while only being an hour from Geneva airport.
The property is ideal for families and groups, with plenty to do whatever the season, whether that's enjoying some of the best skiing in Europe, visiting pretty lakeside towns and waterfalls or having an adrenalin rush on some of the superb mountain bike trails.
The chalet has been designed to provide flexible accommodation. It is essentially two separate chalets each with their own entrance, kitchen diner and lounge reception all linked by a central (lockable) staircase.
The property enjoys a choice of 3 terraces to enjoy your morning coffee on, and unusually for the Alps has an area of level lawn which the lower garden rooms all open on to - ideal for children to play safely.
The property can be hired as a huge 8 bedroom unit with two reception lounges and 2 kitchens or individually in non-peak weeks as two entirely self contained chalet apartments with separate external private entrances.
The chalet has been traditionally built and designed to provide excellent comfort for those who enjoy all types of Alpine pursuits and a little pampering. South facing, with picture windows and 3 sets of French doors in the living area, the accommodation is light and airy and makes the most of the commanding uninterrupted views across alpine meadows, the Dranse valley and the mountains of the Portes Du Soleil.
Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty it's a pleasure to just sit and gaze at the mountains and enormous sky which combine to provide subtle variations to a stunning vista.
Wood burning log fires provide a focal point and a cosy ambience while thermostatic under floor heating provides modern convenience.
When returning from an active day, enter the chalet straight into the spacious boot room. Hang your coat in the drying cupboard and place your boots on the boot warmer. A shower to freshen up, with 5 hot water tanks giving 1000 litres of available hot water – everyone can shower simultaneously. Maybe a sauna to sooth those aching bones or grab a glass of wine and from the hot tub watch the sun set behind the mountains. Then over a Savoyard dinner recount the adventures of the day.
Winter activities: The Portes du Soleil ski area links the French resorts of Morzine, Lets Gets, Avoriaz and Chatel with the Swiss resorts of Morgin, and Champery. There are over 650kms of marked piste, 208 lifts and over 100 mountain restaurants catering for all levels of skier, allowing everyone to get what they want from a day on the slopes.
In addition to the extensive skiing there are delightful wooded trails around alpine lakes and spectacular mountain views across to Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva.
Snow boarders will enjoy the numerous snow parks, with jumps and pipes to really get the adrenalin pumping.
Snow record – Portes du Soleil is one of the most northerly of all French ski areas. Avoriaz, with a top lift at 7,500ft that guarantees snow in all season. Morzine and Les Gets (top lift 6,000ft) are lower but never the less have excellent snow records. Personally the ambience and real Gaelic charm of these towns more than compensate when compared to the soul-less, bleak high altitude resorts.
Non winter activities:
• Pamper yourself at a local spa
• Use the ski lifts to take a gentle walk along the mountain ridges
• Trek along parts of the 300km of well marked mountain trails
• Swim in any of the lakes or the Olympic outdoor pool in Morzine
• Go to the sandy beach at Excenevex for a bucket and spade experience with a difference
• Practice you backhand at the free local tennis courts
• Fabulous fishing in the lakes and rivers
• Donkey and horse riding in the forests and mountains
• Golf at one of the twleve 18 hole golf courses in the area
• World class mountain biking terrain with ski lifts to the mountain tops for those who want to expend less energy. Many events are hosted here including the World Cup Downhill in Les Gets and the Avalanche Cup in Morzine
• Road cycling from the doorstep along routes used by the Tour de France
• White water rafting along the stunning Dranze valley
• Luge and down hill go karting for the youngsters
• Adventure parks for the young to challenge their limits
• Quad biking
• Rock climbing from novice to advanced – minutes from the chalet
Ideal base for exploring:
• The spectacular Devils Gorge Bridge at Le Jotty for a cool walk in the height of summer
• Les Linderets only accessible by road in summer and a fabulous place for lunch
• Stroll around the abbey at Abondance
• Go wine tasting at many of the local vineyards on the banks of Lake Geneva
• Visit the spa towns of Thonon and Evian with their Mediterranean climate and beaches on the south banks of Lake Geneva
• Soak up the atmosphere at the histories Medieval town of Yvoire renowned as one of the prettiest towns in France.
• Hop aboard a paddle steamer on Lake Geneva
• Marvel at the sheer size and power of glaciers either at Chamonix or Diablerets
• Discover Switzerland’s finest Aquaparc at Le Bouveret
• Take a train ride on one of the most spectacular railway lines in the world at Montreux
• Chamonix Mont Blanc is only an hour away. From here the highest cable car ride takes you to the top of the Aiguille du Midi from where you can enjoy spectacular views.