|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Chalet Clos is an enviable location - 8 minutes by car into Samoens but high enough above the village to give you a real feel of being in the mountains. The chalet is ideal for winter, spring and summer holidays.
The gardens surrounding the chalet are large and sunny. In front of the chalet there is a wild flower meadow and beyond stunning views of the Grand Massif. Behind the chalet is another meadow and un-interrupted views up to Col de Joux Plane.
On winter evenings there is nothing better than lighting a large log fire in the lounge (logs provided) and watching a film - a range of DVD's are available.
The house was originally converted from an upland barn and in the twin bedroom, the original wooden beams are exposed.
Samoens is a small, historic, thriving French market town and summer and winter sports resort in the Grand Massif Alpine area. Samoens is the only ski resort to be also listed a town of historical and architectural interest. Open all year round Samoens has a wide selection of bars, restaurants and shops, and a historic market square.
The 8 person gondola can whisk skiers and boarders to Samoens 1600 and the Grand Massif ski area including Flaine, Les Carroz and Morrillon in just 8 minutes. Samoens has an excellent snow record with some 265 km of pistes in the wider area, between 700m and 2500m, including the snow-sure slopes of Flaine. Routes are close by at Morillion and Col de Joux Plane. A new larger ice rink is opening in the town centre February 2015 and activities such as dog sledging are also available. Cross Country and Nordic skiing is available on the valley floor or at Col de Joux Plane.
From the garden you can hear the sound of cow bells and the small stream otherwise, all is peace and tranquility. Dine outside in the sun or beneath shady pine trees while your children play in the ample garden or surrounding meadows. When you are feeling active there are walks and mountain bike trails from the front door and for road cyclists the chalet is just off the infamous Col de Joux Plane route. Our favorite walk starts from the front door with a path to the village below, with stunning views of the Giffre valley below, the Grand Massif and Mont Blanc.
Warm summers offer plenty of opportunity to swim, walk, cycle, go rafting or visit the neighbouring towns and lakes. Samoens has an outdoor leisure complex, with 2 beautiful lakes, outdoor swimming pools and a 60 metre water slide, tennis courts, basket ball, roller-blade / skateboard park and an Indiana Jones park (assault course) and in nearby Morillion enjoy fresh water swimming or picnic beside Lac Bleu.
There is also white water rafting, canoeing / kayaking and Samoens village has plenty of out-door cafés and restaurants and the beautiful botanical gardens, “La Jaysinia” just off the village square.
The Giffre valley famed for its flora, fauna and stunning scenery offers walks to suit all abilities at differing altitudes. All routes are clearly marked. For MTB enthusiasts there are hundreds of miles of MTB paths with lifts at Samoens and Morillion open during the summer. Each ride is graded according to length and difficulty.
The historic towns of Evian, Thonon Les Bains, Chamonix, Mont Blanc and Annecy and are all in easy reach for days out.
We are a family of five and visit ourselves at least four times a year, including twice a year for skiing. When our children were smaller, they liked nothing better than playing in the large meadow, surrounding woods and a small stream that runs near the chalet. Our eldest son enjoyed the skiing so much over the years, he is now a ski instructor!
Frances Morrissey purchased this chalet in 2008
If you want access to great skiing in Winter, or walks, wildlife and cycling in Summer (all from the front door), and be far enough from the village to have stunning views, this Chalet is for you. We regularly have return visitors who love Chalet Clos Parchet's charm and location.
There aren't many small chalets in Haut Savoie, so Clos Parchet gives you the opportunity to stay in a whole chalet for the price of an apartment, with all the benefits such as privacy, peace and quiet.
I would recommend Chalet Clos Parchet for everyone who would like a real Alpine getaway. I loved it so much that I have stayed twice! It is perched high up the mountain with the most wonderful views in all directions. Having breakfast out side was a real treat, especially with the sound of the stream bubbling away and in the spring you can hear the cow bells in the distance.
It is away from the more tourist areas and yet in easy reach of the main village below which has amble parking and a great range of restaurants and bars.
The chalet itself is quite charming and really warm and cosy with the log fire. The sofas are are roomy and very comfortable, especially after a days activities. The bathroom has a great shower and there was enough hot water for everyone to have a long shower. The bathroom itself was really warm so getting dry whilst watching the snow falling outside was very pleasant. The kitchen had everything we needed and the coffee cafetiere was a nice touch. The beds were clean and comfortable and there was plenty of duvets.
We flew in from a regional airport to Geneva and the one hour journey to the chalet was very straight forward. On our second trip we used the tom tom and it took us right to the door!
This is a great property about 10 minutes drive up towards the Col de Joux Plane from Samoens with a nice view down and across the valley. It was in a quiet area with no very close neighbours and just a few other properties nearby. The property was clean, comfortable, and very well equipped. There was a wide variety of hiking routes in the valley which were a short drive away and a few you could do from the door. Overall, highly recommended and we would definitely consider staying again. .
Everything was perfect, the chalet is marvellous, 10min from the center of Samoens, really a beautiful place!!!!
We're going back, that's for shure!
This really is the most stunning location, with fantastic views and a real rustic charm. The chalet was the perfect accomodation for us and our two children. The bedrooms are comfortable with the master bedroom being large. Being able to get up and see the view from your bed is just a pleasure. The living room was a den of comfort, we never did get the DVD to work but this allowed us to enjoy more time with the kids. The bathroom is downstairs and a bit of a pain to get to at 4 in the morning if your bladder is as small as mine, but well appointed when you get there. The kitchen is just a delight of rustic charm, anyone looking for IKEA will be dissapointed but we loved it. The whole house is very snug with the kitchen woodburner and log fire in the lounge just adding to the charm.
We stayed at Chalet Clos Parchet for a week at the beginning of March 09. There was so much snow! We couldn't get the car down the road to the house but the off road parking was fine. You really do need a car to stay here. The chalet itself is lovely- very cosy and comfortable. The living room is a great space to relax after a days skiing- the open fire is a bonus. The rooms were comfy too- loads of space and storage in the main bedroom- not so much in the smaller room but plenty for us overall. The bedding and tea towels are provided but you'll need to take your own towels. There were 4 adults in our party and we pretty much filled the house. The kitchen is well equipped and has everything you could need.
Overall, this was a lovely place to stay- great location, easy to get to, fantastic views etc. The owners are great to deal with as well- very helpful and great communicators.
i would recommend this property to anyone looking for a stay in typical chalet of Haute-Savoie in beautiful landscapes. the property is well described by the owner.
It is comfortable, nicely decorated with respect of the materials. It takes 5 to 15 minutes to go the center of the city by car in winter depending if there's snow or not.
ideal if you look for peacefulness and proximity with nature.
1 hours and 18 minutes drive to Geneva International Airport (GVA)
1 Hour and 24 minutes drive to Chambéry Airport (CMF)
2 Hour and 5 minutes drive to Grenoble-Isère (GNB)
2 hours and 5 minutes drive to Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS)
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Changeover day is normally Saturday.
Out of peak season we offer shorter, flexible stays.
Included in the price is bed linen, bed making, taxes, electricity and heating and cleaning. Towels can be hired at time of reservation, please contact the property manager for details.
Payment can be made through HomeAway or by bank transfer,