Bright and comfortable home is ideal for a family break in the mountains
- Slopes 2 km, Village 4 km
- Ski bus 150 m
- Breathtaking views
- Games room, home cinema
- Close to great skiing
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.
All year long, this comfortable property offers a range of equipment and entertainment for the whole family and all generations: a games room with home cinema, two bridge tables (with cases and bidding boxes!), lots of books and board games, and a Sonos bluetooth speaker for listening to your favourite music. For wellness breaks, there are two yoga mats (with straps and posture bricks), an acupressure mat, a balance cushion and two dumbbells.
Outside, you can choose between petanque balls, swings, diabolo, rackets with foam balls, skittles and skipping ropes.
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.
If you're visiting with small children, there's a lovely stream and a small pool just below the chalet, where they can play safely with supervision. It's a great place to cool off in the heat of the summer and only a short walk away - look out for wild strawberries and raspberries on the way!
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.
“We had a great stay”
— Christopher A.
“Great stay at Chalet Charmieux”
— Walter R.
— Florence H.
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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.
- Ski slopes
- 2 km
- Ski bus stop
- 150 m
- Town centre
- 4 km
- 2 km
From the owner
Bernard & Marie Emmanuel
We come from Lyon, and Chalet Charmieux is a home away from home for our family.
I am a widower with three married children and eight grandchildren, all of whom are of course adorable!
We chose the Aravis region for its location, close to Lyon, accessible by TGV via Annemasse or Annecy, and by plane from Geneva. The region is ideal for skiing in winter, and in summer it's all about golf, swimming in the nearby lakes and all the activities organised by Le Grand Bornand, especially for children.
Megeve, Chamonix and Switzerland are close by!
We chose the location of the chalet for its magnificent views of the mountain and the surrounding chalets, and also for its very pleasant exposure. It is close to the village and the ski slopes, which are accessible by a shuttle bus.
As for the chalet, we wanted it to be simple and comfortable. The atmosphere is bright thanks to the many openings.
We built it with the beauty of nature in mind!
To improve your stay, you will find a number of facilities for your leisure and well-being.
We hope that you will enjoy your stay as much as we do.
Please also note that we have optimised the use of water and electricity consumption to protect the environment.
We wish you an excellent stay in our chalet!
Who is the owner?
OVO Network is the official booking partner for Chalet Le Charmieux.
Your booking will be made directly with Bernard & Marie Emmanuel, who will also take and hold your payment until your arrival.
Sat 16 Dec - Sat 23 Dec
€2,490 Save €600
Sat 20 Jan - Sat 27 Jan
€2,690 Save €200
Sat 27 Jan - Sat 3 Feb
€3,190 Save €300
“We had a great stay”
In short, we really loved the chalet and Marine's team was extremely helpful. The only thing I would remark on the chalet is that lots of the outside wooden benches and the terrace had lots of splinters, which the kids very easily got stuck in their hands.
“Great stay at Chalet Charmieux”
We enjoyed our stay very much.
The weather wasn't really good, but we loved the quiet and beautiful environment. We can't wait to be back in September!
A very nice chalet, with a lovely decoration. The view is superb. Marine gave us a warm welcome, and the house was sparkling clean on arrival.