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- Rate: €1,390 to €4,190 per week
- Location: Chinaillon - Le Grand Bornand
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 1200 m
- Outlook: South-East
- Sleeps: 12
- Official classification: 4
- Animals not welcome
- Main rooms: 7
- Number of bedrooms: 5
- Number of double beds: 2 (2 of the doubles can be 4 singles)
- Number of bunk beds: 2
- Bath/shower rooms: 3
- Bath(s): 1
- Shower(s): 2
- Separate toilet(s): 3
- Floor area: 140 m2
- Open-plan kitchen
- Number of floors: 3
- Dining seating for: 12
- Parking spaces available: 3
- Distance to the town centre: 4 km
- Distance to the ski slopes: 2 km
- Distance to the bus stop: 150 m
- Ski store
- Oven: Fan-assisted
- Hob: Induction
- Dining seating for: 12
- Place settings for: 12
- Children’s crockery / tableware
- Baby's high chair
- Bottle warmer
- Coffee machine: Pods - Nespresso, Moka pot
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
- Baby bath
- Baby bath seat
- Baby step
- Baby changing table
- Bath toys
- Non slip mat
- Toilet seat adaptor
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
- Baby intercom
- Baby/children’s bed linen
- Night light
- Dedicated kids bedroom
- Children's garden toys
- Outdoor dining table for: 12
- BBQ: Charcoal
- Outdoor dining seating for: 12
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 6
- Garden surface area: 400 m2
- Terrace: 60 m2
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- Baby gym
- Pétanque area
- Home cinema
- Total TV screens: 1 (exc home cinema)
- French satellite
- DVD player + films
- iPod docking station
- Vacuum cleaner
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
- Stair gates
- Electrical outlet covers
- Locked cupboard for cleaning products
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Lakeside: 29 km
- Train station: 35 km
- Supermarket: 2 km
- Night club
- Heritage sites
- Horse riding
- Road biking
- Ice skating
- Adventure park
- Mountain biking
- Water sports
Inclusions & Restrictions
- Linen provided
- Bath mats provided
- Bath towels provided
- Hand towels provided
- Tea towels provided
- Elec, heat, water provided
- Firewood provided
- Available catered (by prior arrangement)
- Car recommended
- Non-smoking rental
Please note that this property is not recommended to people with reduced mobility.
We do not accept animals at our property. Thank you for your cooperation.
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About Chalet Le Charmieux ...
Sitting above the beautiful village of Le Grand Bornand, the four-star Chalet Le Charmieux is a great choice for an Alpine holiday, whatever the time of year.
With panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, it's just 2km from the ski slopes and shops, and the shuttle bus stops just 150m from the door, so you'll have no problem getting around. The chalet is between Le Grand Bornand and the village of Chinaillon, so you'll have plenty of choice when it comes to shops, bars and restaurants.
Although it is built in traditional style, this is a contemporary chalet which offers the best of modern comforts and everything you need for a care-free stay in the French Alps.
The property ...
Built over three floors, this sunny west-facing chalet has plenty of room for 12 people (maximum eight adults).
The ground floor is dedicated to younger visitors - there's a bedroom with two sets of bunk beds as well as a home cinema and games room, a shower room and a toilet. There's also a laundry and storage room on this level.
Upstairs, you'll find the open plan living area, with a well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar, the dining table and benches and a sunny sitting area. There are plenty of windows to make the most of those stunning views and an open fire. This area also opens on to two large furnished terraces which are connected by a balcony, so that you can follow the sun from morning to evening.
And when the sun goes down, why not try a bit of star-gazing? The owners have thoughtfully provided a telescope so that you can get a really good look at the dark night sky.
There are four more bedrooms on the top floor, two of which have large double beds. The other two each have two twin beds, that can be put together if you wish. This floor also has a bathroom, a shower room and a separate toilet to keep queues to a minimum!
About the area ...
Ideally located between Le Grand Bornand and Chinaillon, and with the ski bus stopping just 150m from your chalet, you'll have plenty of choice of where to ski.
An Aravis ski pass gives you access to 220km of well-groomed pistes covering these two resorts as well as La Clusaz and Manigod, which are all served by the bus network, so skiers and boarders of all abilities are well catered for. Boarders will also find plenty of challenge at Le Grand Bornand's snowpark, which is rated amongst the top five in France.
Any non-skiers in your party will find plenty to do - try snowshoeing, ice-skating, horse-drawn carriage rides, paragliding, swimming or pamper yourself at one of the area's spas.
Le Grand Bornand boasts Famille Plus status, thanks to its great programme of activities for younger visitors, making it the perfect choice for family holidays.
In the summer, the snow melts leaving bright green pastures in its place, Le Grand Bornand is a great choice for a holiday at the heart of nature.
Chalet Le Charmieux is particularly well-placed to make the most of the mountain trails which are popular with walkers and cyclists, and guide books and maps are provided so that you will never be stuck for somewhere to go. If you don't fancy the uphill hike, take the lift and come back down at your own pace.
Le Grand Bornand is also home to a nine-hole golf course and an open-air swimming complex with grassy areas perfect for picnics. If you fancy more of a challenge there's also a climbing school, a tree-top adventure park, via ferrata, canyoning, white-water rafting and paragliding nearby.
In August, the International Children's Festival takes over the town, when the fun includes puppet shows, circus workshops and a grand firework finale - book early to avoid disappointment!
If Chalet Le Charmieux ticks all your boxes, check your dates against our availability calendar - if you need some more time, we can hold the property for you for 24 hours. But don't wait too long, as this property is very popular with our guests.
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From the Owner
When we built it we had the beauty of the natural environment in mind
We are originally from Lyon and Le Charmieux is our family chalet. I am a widower with three children and eight grandchildren - all wonderful of course! Bertrand lives in Paris, Charlotte in Hong Kong and Audrey is in Versailles.
We chose the Aravis area because it is close to Lyon, easy to reach by TGV via Annemasse or Annecy and by air via Geneva. Also in its favour is the skiing in winter, and the walks and golf in summer, as well as swimming in the nearby lakes and all the activities organised by the village of Le Grand Bornand, especially for children. Megeve, Chamonix and Switzerland are also very close.
We chose the site of the chalet for its magnificent views of the mountains and neighbouring chalets, and its sunny south-facing position. It is close to the village and the ski slopes, which can be reached by ski bus.
As for the chalet, we wanted to make it simple and comfortable, and the many windows mean it is flooded with light. When we built it we had the beauty of the natural environment in mind. We hope you will be as happy there as we are and wish you a wonderful holiday in our chalet.
“A fantastic area and a very good welcome”
We had discovered Chinaillon in summer about 20 years ago, but had never been back, so it was a real delight to re-discover this area. The very friendly atmosphere is a change from the ski factories. The traditional way of life has been preserved for the most part, and it's a pleasure to stroll around the narrow streets of old Chinaillon, for example. We are very familiar with the Trois Vallées, and particularly Méribel, but we now have a soft spot for Chinaillon! We have been Alpine and cross-country skiers for many years (almost 60!), and found downhill runs in Chinaillon which were perfect for our level, and weren't full of crazy skiers. The slopes in the Bouchet valley are a delight for cross-country skiers. We found that Chinaillon had everything you could need for a sporting and rural holiday. As for the rental service, it met all our expectations. Thank you to the manager! Everything was perfect and the chalet had everything we could possibly need. The architecture and the layout of the chalet meant it was perfectly comfortable for every member of our group. It was shame that we did not have time to make the most of the eclectic library. We seemed to have very similar tastes to the owner (architecture, Italy, deserts, mountains and nature in general). We will be back - thank you Monsieur Dolbeau!
Jean & Marie-Hélène B. - 20/03/2018
“A very nice holiday”
We had a very nice holiday in your chalet. It is really a beautiful and also practical and comfortable chalet ! We also enjoyed the area very much. There was a lot of snow and not so much sun. But it was great !
Definetely an area and place we want to come back to !
Lisa V. - 13/01/2018
“So hard to go back to Paris!”
Everything went perfectly smoothly in this superb chalet, which is very well equipped. The view is splendid, the layout is ideal, the underfloor heating great! We'll be back with pleasure and we would have liked to stay longer. Congratulations on such a great rental.
Celine P. - 06/01/2018
“A good stay”
We really liked the fact the chalet was 5 minutes away from everything! Its equipment, deco and warm welcome from the manager were perfect.
Sylviane F. - 30/12/2017
We had two wonderful weeks in the chalet and enjoyed very much all of its facilities and the recreational services of the area.
We spent a lot of times hiking in the mountains, bicycling up and down the Col de la Colombiere and Col de Aravis and visited Annecy where we had some pleasant days on the lake. We did also use the swimming pool down at Le Grand-Bornand and the kids of course, had a thrill swimming around in the cooling water. Le Grand-Bornand itself, did offer several activities for us to enjoy; the market, the restaurants, the tourist information and of course on Bastille day, there were several activities to participate in. Very friendly people and although our French is very limited, we were met with understanding and willingness to help us wherever we went.
The chalet was equipped with everything we would ever need, and we never found us in a situation where we needed something. We loved the chalet very much and it was especially wonderful, to feel the atmosphere of a real house being used by a real family and not just a rent-out-only chalet.
We enjoyed the balcony and the breathtaking view, which was a wonderful scene to enjoy every days breakfast.
The welcoming from the conciergerie was outstanding and we felt welcomed from the first minute we met. And we were left with no unanswered questions.
Nicolas L. - 15/07/2017
“A great success”
This holiday was great for my children and for me. What could be better for us, who come from the "Low Country (Belgium)", than the snow-covered mountains in the sunshine with family. The ski station is lovely and the choice is varied (Nordic skiing, snow-shoeing, hiking etc). I had already been here in the summer. I really love tis chalet - the decor is simple but elegant and the architecture is wonderful. The rhythmic spacing of the windows in the living room made me feel like I was in an art gallery. At the end of the day, the setting sun changes the angle of the light and these pictures change, giving an evolving view of the valley. It is a great success. As for the facilities, we had everything we needed. The home cinema in the basement is great and means you can keep the living room for getting together without the television. I hope I get the chance to return to your chalet. Thanks to the owner and to Denys, the manager.
Jehane K. - 11/03/2017
“A dream chalet”
We spent a lovely family holiday in your dream chalet with a superb view of the mountains. It is charmingly laid out and we felt immediately at home. Thank you to the owner and the team.
Daniel G. - 28/01/2017
“We really enjoyed your house. ”
The facilities were great for two families of four and the view was magnificent. I could definitely see myself return to your chalet at some point!
With respect to the skiing we had a preference for the La Clusaz resort, where the other family preferred Le Grand Bornand! So i guess that is just a matter of opinion. Either way, both areas are very nice (although i think we were extremely lucky with the weather and snow).
We were welcomed very friendly by the concierge too.
Thanks again for having us!
Jacobus G. - 14/01/2017
“Ten out of ten !!!”
Everything was perfect and the whole family congratulates you on the quality of the chalet, the management and the superb decoration. The snow was missing, but that's not your fault! We were sad to leave the chalet. We all really loved our holiday and no matter how hard we tried, we couldn't fault it in any way. Everything really was perfect - the equipment, the bed linen, the decor, the location ... a real delight! Thank you for everything, we will defiinitely tell others about your chalet. Our best wishes for the coming year.
Jacques R. - 31/12/2016
“Our stay in your chalet was wonderful! ”
Your chalet is very nice and we enjoyed watching the EU football championchip on your great home cinema.
We were able to climb several mountains with our racing bikes as the weather was beautiful the whole week.
The view and location were also very nice, we took lots of pictures! The equipment is perfect too.
The manager Mr Girerd did welcome us and we had a very nice contact with him. He is a very kind person. There was nothing that we missed, everything was as expected.
We had a great time and who knows, maybe we will come again.
Thank you for everything.
Chrit H. - 25/06/2016
“We had a fabulous time”
We were a large family of 11 members from parents to grand children. We all had a great time at the Chalet and the ski slopes. The Chalet was very clean and comfortable, great views and amenities. Plus we were very lucky with the weather with sun everyday, so perfect spring skiing conditions. I can warmly recommend this Chalet to anyone who wish to go to Le Grand Bornand.
Jens K. - 12/03/2016
“Beautiful and well-designed”
I would not hesitate to recommend the Chalet Charmieux: it is a beautiful and well-designed building and we had a lovely holiday!
Simon B. - 13/02/2016
“We had a brilliant week with the family. ”
It felt so peaceful. Evenings in front of the fire were just lovely. Your chalet is very well managed and everything we needed was there. Since we got back we have told everyone about it and if we can, we will come back.
Nicolas W. - 16/01/2016
We had a nice stay here.
Achim K. - 02/01/2016
“Paradise in Haute-Savoie”
We spent 3 sunny days in this paradise in Haute-Savoie. Beautiful walks in stunning autumn sunshine. Rest and relaxation in this peaceful and elegant chalet. Thank you Bernard for welcoming us always like real friends.
Jean-Marie P. - 06/11/2015
“Thank you for this Savoyard break”
We've discovered with much pleasure your beautiful mountains. Well done for creating such a great chalet with lovely interior decoration.
Jean-Yves A. - 30/10/2015
“A wonderful stay”
Thanks to you our holidays in the mountains were amazing. Your chalet is spacious and really well designed, for the adults as much as for the children. They didn't want to leave! The area is beautiful, even more with its autumn colours.
Christine S. - 23/10/2015
“Well decorated and very comfortable”
We had a lovely summer holiday at this beautifully-situated chalet, which is easy to get to and in a peaceful setting. The interior is beautiful, spacious, well decorated and very comfortable. Everything had been arranged to make sure you feel great and life is easy. In short, it’s a place we look forward to returning to.
Bénédicte D. - 13/07/2015
A thousand thanks for a lovely weekend in this chalet, where every last detail is taken care of. Amitiés.
Sylvie G. - 28/03/2015
“Heureux de se retrouver dans ce beau chalet”
Merci Bernard pour ce bon moment d'amitié passé ensemble. Et bravo pour le cadre dans lequel tu nous as tous conviés.
Ce chalet ressemble à une belle famille heureuse de s'y retrouver, outre la beauté du lieu et son confort raffiné, c'est bien là l'essentiel.
Cette réalisation est un vrai succès, merci de nous y avoir fait goûtée.
Jean-Marie C. - 21/03/2015
“Everything you could want”
Thank you Bernard for the wonderful time we spent at Le Charmieux. The chalet is warm and welcoming, not to mention its tasteful comfort and the beauty of the place. This project is a real success – thank you for letting us share it.
Jean-Marie C. - 21/03/2015
“A wonderful friendly weekend”
Everything was perfect, pretty, tasteful and comfortable. It was really lovely, thanks for your work.
Caroline J. - 14/03/2015
“Really nice chalet”
A thousand thanks for all the good times we have had with friends in your magnificent chalet.
Sylvie A. - 08/03/2015
“A wonderful holiday in a very well-designed chalet ”
The chalet is ideal for a large family or a group of friends. You will fall in love with the tranquillity, the charm of the Savoyard resort and the breath-taking view of the Aravis mountains.
Josy B. - 24/01/2015
“Lovely weekend in this superb chalet!”
A panoramic view over the surrounding Aravis mountains, comfort on every level, perfect bed linen and a modern bathroom. In short, everything you need for a relaxing weekend.
Yves A. - 14/12/2014
“Staying at the chalet is a real pleasure.”
I would like to thank you for the excellent week we spent at Chinaillon. The chalet is beautiful, practical, very well-equipped, spacious and well located. The village of Grand Bornand is beautiful as well as authentic. The resort of Chinaillon is much prettier in winter than in summer, and very practical for families with children. The ski bus service works well. If you have a car, it’s easy to get around and park for skiing.
Local business are great for tourists: welcoming and helpful. This is a change from other more well-known resorts. The other guests also seemed very relaxed in a family atmosphere. We really liked this simplicity which we felt throughout our stay.
This week at Charmieux was real quality time – a breath of fresh air which we will not forget.
Obviously, that is thanks largely to you.
We are looking forward to our next holiday in Haute Savoie!
Romain P. - 13/12/2014
The weather was wonderful. The view from the chalet and the snow on the mountains were fantastic.
Philippe R. - 20/11/2014
“A lovely chalet with everything you need”
A peaceful environment. A magnificent view over the Aravis mountains, ideal for family holidays.
Yves D. - 08/11/2014
Why Le Grand Bornand?
Le Grand Bornand is an idyllic Alpine village which happens to be surrounded by some great skiing and in summer, a superb mountain playground. There are none of the huge hotel complexes you'll find in other ski resorts – just a friendly welcome all year round. Families are particularly welcome, with a great programme of activities to keep kids of all ages busy and happy.