About the property
- Chalet807 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 1, Sleeps 6
Chalet Cachette is a cute and cosy two-bedroom ski chalet in the upper Chamonix valley on the edge of Argentiere village that has been recently renovated in local wood to create a warm and inviting home-from-home feel.
Built over three floors, the chalet is entered on the ground floor. This floor contains the cozy lounge area with its log fire, UK and French TV, and comfortable sofa bed. A separate toilet serves this room and is very useful if it is used a bedroom during your stay.
The middle floor is generally considered the main living area. It is open-plan in design with windows on all four sides of the room to allow lots of light in. Double doors lead out on to the sunny west-facing balcony where you can look up on to Mt Blanc or go out into the garden with its wooden deck and BBQ.
With its large table for six with comfortable chairs and the open-plan and well-equipped kitchen, this floor is generally where we find most guests spend their time.
This floor also contains the main bathroom which has a bath, toilet and shower too.
The upper floor contains the two bedrooms.
Bedroom#1 is the larger room and can only be made up as a double bed. It is large enough to easily takes a cot or a small mattress for a child if needed and has built in cupboards.
Bedroom #2 is slightly smaller and can be either a double or a twin room as required.
Chalet Cachette sits just 100m away from the main Chamonix to Argentiere road on the Petit Balcon Sud walking track, giving easy access to the network of paths that run around the valley.
In winter the Grand Montets ski station is a five minute flat walk and offers some of the finest skiing in the France.
The Chamonix valley FREE bus service stops just opposite the chalet giving you access to the rest of the valley’s villages and lift systems
The centre of the village of Argentiere itself is one km away where several bars, restaurants and shops are found. With easy access to the mountains and village life, this is a perfect family holiday chalet.
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About Mont Blanc Retreats
Here are at Mont Blanc Retreats we are passionate about Chamonix-Mont- Blanc and everything it stands for, summer and winter. We have three decades of skiing & snowboarding, rock-climbing, mountaineering, walking, trail-running, paragliding, holidays with friends and family, and just plain good living in the mountains and valleys that surround Mt Blanc.
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We had a fantastic holiday in Argentiere, beautiful views of Mont Blanc and in a peaceful area. The chalet is rustic, clean, well maintained and very well equipped. Stairs are steep but we read this on previous reviews so were cautious on stairs. Our only recommendation would be to put some sort of floor grippers on the stairs to add security when descending them.
High recommend and would love to come back again.
Thank you for the lovely review. We will get some extra grip tape for the stairs and we appreciate your feedback.
We hope to see you again next summer.
Mont Blanc Retreats
A very cosy chalet ideally located
We really loved the chalet. It was perfectly placed for us: walking distance for morning baguettes and very close (2 mins) to chamonix bus. Although it's close to the main road, you wouldn't know because of the trees and river so it feels as secluded as it looks. The only downside was the poor communication with the owners/agents. There was no welcome information and they forgot to provide chamonix cards which provide free public transport. We used public transport every day so ended up about quite a bit out of pocket. Although we tried to call the local contact person the phone number redirected to the uk so there was apparently nobody available locally to fix such issues. But overall this was a great chalet and we had a very memorable family holiday.
Ideally placed for a walking holiday
We loved Argentierre and the quirky nature of the chalet enhanced our experience._The similarity with a cuckoo clock was striking!
The chalet was well equipped ,clean and proved ideal for 3 people (and would be for 4). However the stairs were rather steep and on occasion proved too steep for our dog -especially after a long hard walk -as long as people are aware of this there would be no problem.
The proximity to Balcon sud and other beautiful walks was what we wanted and we weren't disappointed. Also only a short 50 metres to the hotel bar next door and a 5 minute walk into the village was conveinient.
Overall we were very pleased with the accommodation and its location was ideal.
Lovely and well equipped chalet
Very nice, well maintained chalet. Good quality kitchen/washing facilities and pretty much everything you could think of needing re: holiday cooking etc. We stayed with our two boys for 12 days and would highly recommend. There is a nice small decking area at the back and a bit of lawn ... a nice area to sit on a warm evening and enjoy a post walk/run beer! Plenty of parking space and access straight onto the paths along the Arve river and up onto the Balcon Sud .... very nice and well managed.
un très bon séjour
Séjour très agréable dans ce chalet cooconing, confortable, avec tous les appareils ménagers necessaires. Bien situé, il est bercé par le bruit du torrent qui n'est en rien génant.
C'est plutôt un chalet pour 4 personnes que pour 6 car le salon est petit et vite encombré dès que le lit est ouvert.
Lovely 9 days family holiday in the summer
We went to Chamonix 2 years ago and came back again this year and stayed in this very comfortable, clean and spacious chalet in Argentière. The property was just as described and everything was provided that our family of 6 needed and requested. Before we left and while staying, the management company were always available and very helpful. The bus-stop is just a very short walk away that took us either way up the valley and to the swimming pool and mountain train that were two attractions we really enjoyed. Shopping in Chamonix town (with market on Saturdays) were also easy to get to with the bus. The walks around were beautiful and the area is very relaxing and offers all that you need with supermarket, shops, train and bus all local. We would recommend the local restaurant Aux Dix Vins and just a further short walk along was a great Pizza restaurant and take-a-way that was handy on the evenings we were back too late to cook. We would highly recommend this property (and have already given the details to a few of our friends who live in France and the UK) and will be going back as it is a great base and place to stay.
Thanks for the very positive review and we hope to see you again in 2015.
Please note that Chalet Cachette seems to get more and more popular every year. It is already booking up for next year and a large part of the winter is already booked so please get in touch soon if you want to rebook it.
Bob Drury - Mont Blanc Retreats
Chalet Cachette is a two-bedroom, independent chalet on the outskirts of Argentiere in the Chamonix valley. The property is ideally located for a ski holiday being just 500m from Grand Montets ski lift. Grand Montets has some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the French Alps. Argentiere village is an active ski town in season with plenty of bars and restaurants to cater to everyone's taste. Argentiere centre is ten minutes on foot from the chalet. Chamonix town is 10km away. The other ski areas in the Chamonix valley - Les Houches, Le Tour, Brevent and La Flegere - are all easily reached by Chamonix valley's free bus service.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rental is arranged through Mont Blanc Retreats Ltd - www.montblanc-retreats.com Price includes linen for all the beds, towels for everyone staying and the cleaning after you leave. If you stay for more than one week the towels and linen are changed every week and the chalet cleaned. Bookings are secured upon a 25% deposit. The balance is due 8 weeks before your arrival date Payment is made through bank transfer to a UK account Booking terms and conditions are included with the booking forms Travel cot and high chair available - please contact Mont Blanc Retreats for availability A security deposit of € 1000 is taken via an authorised credit card payment. Charges are only levied if there is damage to the chalet or if excessive cleaning is required. No charge is made without prior consultation with the card holder