|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
At Chalet Gliere the accommodation is arranged over three floors with the main open plan living space on the first floor. Here, the comfortable seating area is separated from the dining area by a double sided wood burning fireplace. The table which can easily accommodate ten people is overlooked by the very well equipped and appointed kitchen which makes cooking a social event. From here you step out onto a spacious terrace which has a big dining table and a BBQ. Upstairs, there is a mezzanine snug area which overlooks the dining space and has a comfy sofa. On the ground floor there is a luxurious sauna room with a shower which opens onto a decked area where an eight person hot tub is positioned to take advantage of the amazing views. This is heated in the winter and makes a great cool off pool in the summer. The chalet is set in an acre of natural alpine garden with sloping grass and trees. The property also has a large drive and a garage for up to four cars.
More property information: The kitchen has luxury fittings and Siemens appliances including an induction hob, an electric oven, a separate steam oven, a microwave and double draw dishwasher. There is a large American style fridge freezer with ice maker plus a separate wine fridge. It is fully equipped with a coffee maker and Le Creuset pans. Off the kitchen there is a pantry room and laundry with washing machine and dryer. On the ground floor there is a boot room for ski storage and a large cupboard for coats. In the living area there is a 32' high definition TV with DVD player. There is a docking station for an Apple Mac laptop with screen and free wireless broadband. There is also an iPod docking station which is connected to the surround sound cinema system and on the mezzanine level a record player for the more nostalgic guests! There is a selection of books, games, vinyl records, CD's and DVD's.
Additional location information: Geneva Airport is one hour way and the route is served by several budget airlines. If you are driving from the UK it takes eight hours from Calais. From Paris you can take the TGV train to Chamonix which stops at Cluses. The chalet is a 20 minute drive from Cluses. Car hire is not essential but is recommended. We can advise on transfers from the airport. Chalet Gliere is within an hours drive of the historic lakeside town of Annecy and the beautiful mountain resort of Chamonix. It is also an hours drive to the Mont Blanc tunnel which takes you through to the Italian lakes, Milan or the coast.
Additional space available please enquire: For larger groups we can offer an additional two bedrooms, one double and one twin (which can also be a super king). The double has an en-suite bath / basin and the twin has an integral shower / basin. These rooms which are on the ground floor share a fully equipped kitchen plus living and dining space. This extra space is only available with the main chalet bringing the total sleeping numbers up to 14 + 1 (on a put up bed). Please ask us for more details.
The Stones family live in the UK when we are not spending time in France. Patrick works in property and Debra is a childminder. William loves skiing, football and computers. Our other children are all grown up and enjoy holidays with their partners at the chalet.
Debra Stones purchased this chalet in 2010
We spent 8 years holidaying in Samoens both summer and winter before taking the plunge and buying our own little piece of heaven. We had fallen in love with the region and all it has to offer for both an active outdoor life and somewhere to relax and re-energise. Great skiing and snowboarding, restaurants, mountain hikes and white water rafting are just some of the activities that we regularly enjoy. Sometimes just sitting with a book and a coffee at a mountain restaurant hits the spot.
The space and layout of the chalet make it a great place to socialise with family and friends. It is easy to chat over a glass of wine whilst making dinner. The fire makes the lounge and dining room warm and cosy or you can relax on the mezzanine whilst listening to some CD's and old LP's. The views from the terrace are amazing whether you are using the hot tub in winter or having a BBQ in the summer. William loves making snowmen or playing board games.
Patrick and Debra have created a fantastic home in the Alps. We have visited in winter and summer. It is stylish yet cosy for a family or group of friends to get together. The lifts are nearby enabling access to all the Grand Massif has to offer. Samoens is close by with a great choice of bars and restaurants
nous avons passé un agréable séjour dans ce chalet spacieux, très bien équipé pour les petits comme pour les grands ,avec des vues magnifiques: qu'on se trouve au salon en terrasse ou dans le jacuzzi, avec un domaine skiable étendu.
Pour les repas je recommande le veau gras( boucherie traiteur), la fruitière ( les fromages) ou la ferme du criou à deux pas, la boulangerie A La Jaÿsinia
De plus des personnes sont à disposition pour un conseil ou un soucis absolument à retenir j’espère qu'on y reviendra
Un très confortable chalet très au calme!
Nous avons aimé la décoration à la fois contemporaine et très soignée, la cheminée "double face" très propice pour les dîners et soirées au coin du feu, les chambres spacieuses avec de jolies salles de bains, le sauna et jacuzzi, la vue imprenable, le garage pour abriter facilement nos 3 voitures, et tout le nécessaire pour démarrer notre séjour ( thé, café, produits d'entretien…).
Et l'attention particulière de Debra qui nous avait installé un magnifique sapin et des décorations de Noël!…
Merci à vous pour votre accueil chaleureux, comme si nous étions des amis...
Chalet Gliere has a stunning location with beautiful views of the mountains and the Giffre valley. It is a three minute drive to the nearest ski lift and five minutes from the centre of Samoens. A pleasant 15 minute walk through the woods brings you to Morillon village where you can pick up your morning croissants. Samoens and the surrounding area has year round attractions from great skiing and boarding in winter to white water rafting, cycling and paragliding in the summer. There is a lido with three pools and a water slide and the lovely Lac Bleu which is a short walk away offers swimming, tennis, volleyball, horse riding and a canopy tree walk. Samoens has a thriving local community and offers a programme of family events especially during the holiday periods and a bustling market every Wednesday. It also has a good range of shops, restaurants and a pretty square where you can watch the world go by. In summer the main lifts are open giving you access to mountain walks.
Ski: La Gliere is located in the beautiful Grand Massif ski region with its 265km of piste which cater for all abilities. There are good ski schools in both Samoens and Morillon and an excellent infrastructure for skiers and families. There is a ski bus stop 200m from the chalet and it is a three minute drive to the local (often quieter) Vercland lift which takes you up to Samoens 1600 and all its amenities. You can also drive up to 1600. The Morillon 1400 lifts are also only a 5 minute drive away. You can access further slopes at Flaine and Les Carroz. The resort also caters for boarders with 3 Jam Parks, the most challenging being in Flaine. Other winter activities on offer are snow shoeing, ice skating and paragliding. The apres-ski is relaxed and family friendly.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$616|
For larger groups we can offer an additional two bedrooms (one double and one twin which can also be a super king). These ground floor, en-suite rooms also share a kitchen and living space. They can only be rented with the main accommodation and cost an additional £600 per week in peak times or £400 per week at other times. Please ask for more details.
Prices are for the chalet for a week. Changeover day is usually Sunday but we may be able to flex this so please ask. The accommodation is available from 4pm on arrival day through to 11am on day of departure. We ask for a 25% deposit on booking with the balance due 8 weeks before your holiday starts. Payment can be by cheque or bank transfer. We ask for a deposit of £500 against any damages.