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Luxury in the Swiss Alps: Chalet Cinq Moutons

Mountains as far as the eye can see? Typical, traditional villages? Lakes with crystal-clear waters? The smell of Gruyere cheese and fine chocolate? No doubt about it, you are in Switzerland! And there’s plenty to discover in this country which shares a border with France.

We suggest that you head for Praz-de-Fort, in the Swiss canton of Valais, to visit the prestigious Chalet Cinq Moutons.

With a gym, sauna, hot tub, open kitchen and a fireplace, a glamorous stay awaits you in this designer chalet, nestled in the middle of the Swiss Alps.

The story of Chalet Cinq Moutons

So that you can really understand this incredible luxury chalet in the Swiss Alps, let us tell you its story…

We have to turn back the clock 20 years, to the day Riki and Motty, who first owned this charming haven, visited the beautiful area of Val Ferret, and immediately fell in love with it.

In the winter of 2002, they decided to build a place where their whole family could meet. A place where they could spend unforgettable moments with their loved ones.

They devoted all their energy to building their dream house. And so, a few years later, the prestigious Chalet Cinq Moutons was created.

A visit to Chalet Cinq Moutons in Praz-de-Fort © OVO Network

And their gamble has paid off: “This unique house, in the most beautiful place in the world, became their second home where they spent the best time of their lives with their family.”

The Perry family have now decided to rent out this fabulous property, allowing everyone to experience the unique and memorable family holiday they have enjoyed over the years. “We are very happy to share this love with people who appreciate nature and peace of mind” they say.

The huge dining kitchen at Chalet Cinq Moutons, with a table laid for dinner

A luxury chalet in a dream setting

As well as being one of the most beautiful luxury chalets in the Swiss Alps, Chalet Cinq Moutons is located in a magical natural setting.

Owners Riki and Motty paid particular attention to the outdoor spaces to make this place a tranquil refuge where guests can reconnect with nature.

The grounds are full of enchanting spaces: a botanical garden, a vegetable patch, sculpture trails and places to relax. Let’s go and visit some of them…

The flower garden and relaxation areas

The lush garden covers almost 2,000 square metres and is an invitation to stroll around. In spring, 300 species of Alpine flowers and plants slowly awaken and fill the landscape. Among them are some rare species such as the Venus hoof, the Martagon lily and the famous Edelweiss.

As you follow the winding paths, you will also discover three natural ponds, several small waterfalls and a few areas where you can sit and relax, meditate or simply admire the magnificence of nature.

In the lower part of the garden, where a small river meanders, you will find a picnic area where you can share a meal with the family. There are also hammocks suspended between the trees in the forest. Make yourself comfortable and let yourself be lulled by the sound of the flowing water. It’s a treat for all the senses!

A furnished terrace next to a pond with a view of the mountains
Enjoy the view from one of the garden’s many seating areas © OVO Network

The vegetable garden

As you stroll through this verdant garden, you will also discover a pretty little vegetable patch that evolves with the seasons. You’ll find salads, carrots, beetroot, courgettes, fresh herbs, rhubarb, celery, and leeks. There are all kinds of fresh, organic vegetables grown here, so you can prepare delicious dishes!

The sculpture trail

You never know what you might find when you walk through this paradise. As you continue to explore this enchanting garden, you can admire a trail of statues, created by the owner himself, Motty, over the years.

He was inspired to create these works of art by the nature around him. It seemed obvious to him to place them in the environment from which they originated, thus giving life to an open-air museum.

Here are just some of the sculptures that can be found while wandering around the grounds:

When you arrive, you can’t fail to notice the presence of five life-size sheep sculptures standing in the garden. These stone and metal sculptures, made by an Israeli artist, are now the emblem and guardians of the house. It’s easy to see why its name translates to “Five Sheep Chalet”…

The sheep sculptures which gave Chalet Cinq Moutons its name
A place where art and nature live in perfect harmony © OVO Network

A luxury chalet in the Swiss Alps

The lush green garden with mountains in the background at Chalet Cinq Moutons
A real haven of peace © Guide Touchstay

And the dream doesn’t end there… When the house was built, Riki and Motty wanted it to be a warm and cosy place. A friendly and welcoming home where they could spend precious time with the family. From the layout to the equipment and the decor, every detail was carefully thought out to make this luxury chalet a true corner of paradise.

Step inside to discover it from every angle…

A cosy and welcoming property

Designed with families in mind, Chalet Cinq Moutons consists of three adjoining buildings that can accommodate up to 16 people.

Chalet Cinq Moutons' three adjoining building with the model sheep on the front lawn
The chalet’s three adjoining buildings © OVO Network

The main entrance to the chalet leads into a spacious living room, furnished with an elegant sofa, comfortable armchairs and a cosy wood-burning stove. You can read a book by the fire or soak up the sun behind its huge windows as you enjoy the view of the garden. There is also a fully-equipped kitchen and a large dining room.

This floor also leads onto the terrace with its outdoor living room. The underground part of the chalet has a sports and relaxation area, and another staircase leads to the first floor, where you will find two bedrooms, each with a private bathroom.

One of the chalet's living rooms with its large sofa, armchairs, fireplace and large windows.
Huge windows flood every room with light and frame beautiful mountain views © OVO Network

As all the parts of this chalet are connected, you can easily get to the second building from here where you’ll discover a small kitchen area, an office area and a large TV room with a fireplace and sofa.

There are also two double bedrooms sharing a large bathroom, and a mezzanine floor where your teenagers will love to hang out.

More secluded than the first two buildings, the third and final part of the chalet is ideal for couples wishing to have more privacy during their stay.

The bedroom is accessed from outside the chalet, which makes it feel like a private studio. This is also where you’ll find the hot tub!

A luxury designer chalet in the Swiss Alps

To complete the picture, the chalet is also equipped with a range of luxury facilities that add real value to the property.

These include a gym with a shower and sauna, as well as an indoor hot tub which overlooks the garden. You won’t have to travel miles to find a gym or wellness centre, as everything is available on-site. You can work out or relax without even leaving the comfort of the chalet.

The architecture and materials used in the construction of the chalet also reflect its prestigious character. This unique house has been designed with traditional, rustic and local materials that blend in perfectly with the Alpine landscape. Combined with modern and luxurious touches such as the huge floor-to-ceiling windows, the beautiful surroundings are perfectly highlighted.

It is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful luxury chalets in the Swiss Alps…

The area

Nestled in the mountains, this luxury chalet in the Swiss Alps is the ideal location for holidaymakers looking for a relaxing mountain break. The area around Praz-de-Fort has plenty to offer in terms of activities and attractions.

In winter, you can take advantage of the chalet’s proximity to three ski resorts, each with its own character. The lively resort of Verbier, the family-friendly resort of La Fouly or the small, welcoming resort of Champex-Lac – are at your disposal.

You can also put on your snowshoes and explore the surrounding area with your family, or try your hand at ski touring on one of the many trails.

In the summer, there’s just as much to choose from. Take the famous Tour-Mont-Blanc trail through the village, climb the nearby glaciers (Saleinaz and Orny), visit the surrounding villages or take one of the many hiking and mountain bike trails that start from the chalet – there is something for everyone!

Need to get some fresh air? Reconnect with nature? Do you want to take time for yourself and your family? Then Chalet Cinq Moutons is the place for you!

Cooking with your family, conquering the highest peaks in the Alps, reading in the sun, playing board games by the fire, relaxing in the hot tub, exploring the alpine fauna and flora… you’ll find a thousand and one activities for a dream stay with your family and leave with a lot of memories!

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