Enjoy great skiing in the French Alps, then watch the sun set from the hot tub on your terrace
- Manigod - La Clusaz
- Village 4 km
- Refurbished farmhouse
- 5-star chalet with stunning views
- Jacuzzi, hammam, pool table
Full Property Details
- Rate: €2,190 to €5,590 per week
- Location: Manigod - La Clusaz
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 1000 m
- Outlook: South-East
- Sleeps: 12
- Official classification: 5
- Animals not welcome
- Main rooms: 7
- Number of bedrooms: 5
- Number of double beds: 3
- Number of single beds: 4
- Number of bunk beds: 1
- Bath/shower rooms: 5
- Bath(s): 2
- Shower(s): 4
- Toilet(s) in bathroom(s): 2
- Separate toilet(s): 2
- Floor area: 220 m2
- Open-plan kitchen
- Number of floors: 2
- Dining seating for: 12
- Parking spaces available: 5
- Town centre: 4 km
- Ski slopes: 10.5 km
- Nearest ski bus stop: 4 km
- Ski school: 10.5 km
- No disabled access
- Hot tub
- Ski store
- Garden / Surrounding Land
- Oven: Fan-assisted
- Hob: Induction
- Dining seating for: 12
- Place settings for: 24
- Children’s crockery / tableware
- Baby's high chair
- Coffee Machine: Filter, Pods (Senseo)
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
Bathrooms / Laundry
- Baby bath
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
- Baby/children’s bed linen
- Night light
Garden / Surrounding Land
- Outdoor dining table for: 12
- Outdoor dining seating for: 12
- BBQ: Gas
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 4
- Garden / Surrounding Land: 1000 m2
- Outdoor hot tub
- Capacity: 5
- Temperature: 37 ºC
- Billiards/pool table
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- French TV
- Total TV screens: 4
- French Television (paid & international)
- English satellite
- DVD player + films
- Bluetooth speaker
- Central heating: funder
- Wood burning stove
- Vacuum cleaner
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
- Stair gates
- Wine cellar
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Lake: 22 km
- Train station: 32 km
- Nearest supermarket: 10 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
- Car recommended
- Animals not welcome
- Non-smoking rental
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About Chalet Les Brevins ...
Enjoy complete peace at this sumptuous five-star chalet near the charming village of Manigod, in the French Alps.
It’s a perfect retreat, with a magnificent panoramic view of the Etale valley and the Aiguille, which is perhaps best enjoyed from the hot tub on the covered terrace. The chalet’s other terraces also offer great views, of Tournette, Mont Charvin and the Sulens valley.
The small paved road which leads to the chalet is well-maintained and regularly cleared of snow, but in winter you will need to fit your car with snow tyres and good-quality chains. Parking is a few steps above the chalet, to preserve its rural character.
This dream location is just a few minutes drive from Manigod village, from where you can easily reach the ski stations of La Croix Fry and La Clusaz, and the nearby town of Thônes.
The owners have another chalet nearby, and are available at weekends to answer your questions and in the winter, during bad weather, to transport your luggage.
The property ...
Chalet Les Brevins has five bedrooms and sleeps 12 people (max 10 adults).
The front door opens into the ground floor communal space, with a wet room and a boot warmer where you can store all of your outdoor gear. There is a large living area, the dining area looks out over a terrace and garden. In fact there are terraces to each side of the chalet, each with different layouts and views.
Back inside, there's a cosy seating area warmed by a suspended fireplace, a TV room, and a fabulous professional quality kitchen, which will make cooking a pleasure - there are three ovens, plenty of fridge space, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar.
The large balcony fills the room with light, and clever use of glass on the staircase means none of it is lost. There's access to a further terrace and a stylish double bedroom, which has its own staircase to a private bathroom with an Italian shower. Incidentally, the view from the bath is breathtaking - it's a great excuse for a long soak!
On the first floor you'll find four more bedrooms, three of which have flat screen televisions. The first, a double, also has a shower, sink and toilet, and access to the sunny balcony. The large master bedroom, which also has access to the balcony, has a shower and separate sink and toilet.
Children will love their room, which has a set of bunk beds, and two single beds. It shares a large bathroom and separate toilet with the final bedroom, a twin room which overlooks the chalets sheltered hot tub outside.
The mezzanine floor is a great place to get together - there's a music system, a pool table, a brasserie-style seating area, a steam room with light therapy and another shower. There's also a laundry room here.
This spacious chalet has been cleverly designed to offer a series of cosy spaces so that, even if you are part of a big group, there is always somewhere to relax and do your own thing.
About the area ...
Despite its tranquil position, Chalet Les Brevins is just a few minutes drive from the ski station of Croix Fry, which has runs to challenge skiers of all abilities.
A ski bus (free with the Aravis ski pass) links this area to La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand, which together offer 220km of perfect pistes as well as cross-country trails and snow parks. There's plenty of parking at the pistes.
Floodlights on some of the Croix Fry pistes mean you can ski until 9 at night and and the weekly torchlit descent in La Clusaz is an experience you'll never forget.
Non-skiers won't be bored, with a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, ice rink and cinema just a short drive away, as well as sledging, snow-shoe walking, dog-sledding and horse-drawn sleigh rides. There is also a wealth of flora and fauna to discover, even in the winter, right on your doorstep.
For the ultimate in winter fun, try snow-shoe walking from the front door, paragliding on skis or ski joering - skiing while being towed by a horse!
After an energetic day on the slopes, it's great to come back to the welcoming Chalet Les Brevins, where you can share a meal with friends and family, relax in the jacuzzi or steam room or perhaps chill out with a game of pool.
Children who still have energy to spare will soon discover that the path to the side of the chalet makes a great sledge run!
In the spring and summer, the chalet's idyllic location really comes into its own. South-facing and set amongst forest and fields, it's a paradise for nature lovers who will find a wealth of flora and fauna in the area around the chalet. Children can play safely in the garden, thanks to the traffic-free setting.
The beautifully landscaped garden features a large sunny terrace, where you can sit out, and another sheltered area where you can relax in the hot tub after a busy day in the mountains. Although it's possible to walk and cycle from the chalet, just a little further afield there's a huge choice of walks, hikes and bike trails. Pack a picnic and take the lift up the mountain so you can come back down at your leisure.
Adrenalin junkies seeking more of a challenge can try paragliding, canyoning, climbing, mountain-biking or white-water rafting - just some of the activities on offer within a few miles of Manigod.
For a change of scene, try a day out in Annecy - the medieval town sits on the edge of the cleanest lake in Europe where you can enjoy water sports, swimming and golf. Hire bikes and tackle the cycle track which surrounds the lake, or enjoy a gentle cruise of lakeside villages, combined with shopping and dining.
If you like the sound of a mountain holiday at Chalet Les Brevins, check our availability calendar to see when it is free. We are happy to hold the property for you for 24 hours, so that you can finalise details with the rest of your group. But don't leave it too long - 5-star luxury in an idyllic location such as this won't hang around!
- Check-in: after 16h00
- Check-out: before 10h00
Full list of features, inclusions, activities, nearby points of interest and special conditions:
For bookings cancelled at least 6 months before the start of the stay, the deposit will be refunded. For a cancellation after this, any amounts already paid will be forfeited.
Manigod - La Clusaz
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Set in one of the most beautiful Alpine valleys, the village of Manigod is a mountain secret that is a delight to discover.
With its own ski area linking into the famed La Clusaz ski resort, Manigod offers fabulous skiing in winter and world class cycling in the summer.
Beautiful chalets are dotted around the mountains, restaurants range from local auberges to Michelin starred, and you can buy locally made pottery and cheeses fresh from the farm.
- Ski slopes10.5 km
- Ski school10.5 km
- Nearest ski bus stop4 km
- Town centre4 km
- Nearest supermarket10 km
The OVO Network Review
“...a taste of traditional mountain living with contemporary luxury facilities and features.”
Chalet Brevins is a 5 bedroom 5 bathroom chalet for 12 (max 10 adults) spread over 2 floors and 220m2 of floor space.
The chalet is in an isolated, peaceful and calm location, the owners manage it themselves and are completely aware of the pros and cons of living in such a location as they have a holiday home close to the chalet which they visit most weekends. They have reams of tips and advice about the local area they are very happy to share, to save you time when planning how you want to spend your time at Chalet Brevins.
The owners have achieved their dream of staying in touch with the natural surroundings and the history of the farm building they have restored so beautifully, complementing the best features of an old farm with those extra luxury touches which will give guests an extra-special holiday, from the toboggan runs in the garden to the extra beds in the mazot, the professional quality kitchen, the pool table, the cosy fireplace, the tv area, the hammam and the sheltered outdoor jacuzzi, spacious en suite bedrooms and lots of room for all of the guests to spread out both inside and out of doors.
The calm and the views from the chalet are just wonderful, the accent is on rejuvenation, contemplation and luxury. The chalet is a perfect base for multi generational families, groups of friends, and because of the wonderful facilities, a pleasure to visit any time of year, for a taste of traditional mountain living with contemporary luxury facilities and features.
The OVO Team.
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From the owner
Ever since we visited here for the very first time, we knew that we had discovered a taste of paradise.
"If you are looking to stay in an exceptional place, to breathe in the pure mountain air, immerse yourself in silence, and admire views across a stunning valley to the mountains beyond whilst enjoying the comfort, charm and authenticity of a five star luxury chalet, then you have found the right place!
Every day of the year you will be treated to ever-changing breath-taking scenery. Picture yourself with your friends and family snuggled around the fire watching snowflakes fall after a day out skiing or walking in the fresh air, having taken a turn in the jacuzzi or the spa..
the good life indeed! There are just as many memorable treats to experience in the summer time, with walks from the front door, and drinks and dining out on one of the four terraces surrounding the chalet with only the mountains for neighbours.
The chalet is situated so close to nature that it is not at all unusual to see deer grazing in the surrounding fields. Yet it is also close to the village of Manigod where it is possible to buy fresh croissants each morning, ten minutes from the ski fields of Croix Fry/ Merdassier linked to La Clusaz, and in the other direction it's less than a dozen kilometres to Thones where you will find a variety of restaurants, boutiques, bakeries etc.
You're close to everything you need but a long way from hustle and bustle!
We discovered Les Brevins in 2006.
We were looking to buy a property in Manigod - Xavier's father was born here and Xavier and his family spent every weekend and holiday in the family chalet in the village whilst he was growing up.
He wanted to return to his roots, back to the mountains, and was keen to find a peaceful haven to escape to after the rigours of the working week. As soon as we visited the property for the very first time with our own children we knew we had found THE perfect place, our very own taste of paradise.
Not only had we stumbled upon a perfect site but there was a very old farm built around the end of the 17th century, a falling-down wooden workshop built in the 1950s and a mazot, a sort of chalet in miniature, used in its day for storing hay, wood or other farm materials.
First of all we set about renovating the workshop, to turn it into a comfortable place to spend our weekends and holidays. As our children grew older we made the mazot into an independent bedroom.
Finally in 2013 we turned our attention to renovating the old farmhouse, so that we could share this amazing site. The farm will be ready to welcome its first visitors from the end of November 2014! We have honoured as much of the ancient character of the building as possible, and tried to remain respectufl of the spaces within this 300-year-old building.
All of the structure of the chalet, the basement with its arched cellars, and most of the exterior wood of the property is original. We have also retained much of the original old wood of the interior walls as possible, and have tried to marry these materials with modern materials of equally good quality wherever necessary.
We love travelling with our children and friends and our travelling experiences have informed our decision to create a property which provides luxury and comfort, where each guest can find his or her own space to enable them to relax, enjoy life and feel good. We have deliberated over every detail in order to make your stay here an absolute joy and pleasure, we want you to leave with fantastic memories and the desire to return! We decided to create two main living spaces, one on each floor.
Downstairs the main living space is 80m2 and consists of the lounge with fireplace, a TV room, dining space, and a high-end kitchen equipped with an induction hob, two ovens, a microwave, dishwasher, American-style fridge and temperature-controlled wine cellar...then there is a further 40m2 communal area on the first floor with a pool table, bar area with bar stools, and a steam room with light therapy treatments. We've created five bedrooms, each with their own decorative style.
There is the "Deco" room, the country-style room, the chalet-style room, and two rooms for children and teenagers.
Outside you will find an exterior jacuzzi sheltering underneath its own roof space with a view across to Etale, and three other terraces, one with a view across to the Aiguille de Manigod, a large terrace with a dining table for the entire group with views acroos the valley and finally an evening terrace with views across to La Tournette. We've tried to think of every detail so that you can relax, de-stress and escape the rigours of everyday life...
Finally we would just like to mention just some of the activities it is possible to enjoy locally in the Aravis mountains: skiing, snow shoe walking, climbing trees, mountaineering and rock climbing, marvelling at waterfalls, cycling around Lake Annecy, the list is endless. As we've tried to create an environment that you won't want to stray too far away from, we have also provided snow shoes, sledges, walking itineraries, games, DVDs and books which you are welcome to use.
We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Xavier et Françoise
Who is the owner?
OVO Network is the official booking partner for Chalet Les Brévins.
Your booking will be made directly with Françoise & Xavier, who will also take and hold your payment until your arrival.
- Property owner:
- Françoise & Xavier
- Trusted partner since:
- Completed bookings:
“Charming chalet of high quality”
A magnificent and high-quality chalet, charming owners!
— Valerie M. Feb 2023
“We will come back!”
The chalet is beautiful. It's large, comfortable, tastefully decorated and furnished. The beds are comfortable and the rooms spacious. The family suites are perfect. The kitchen is well equipped for 12 people. The owners welcomed us with great kindness. We thank them again for this. We will come back.
— Stephanie T. Dec 2022
“Gorgeous chalet in an exceptional location!”
Great holiday in this gorgeous chalet in an exceptional location!
— Bastien B. Aug 2022
“A place of peace and tranquillity”
Wonderful stay in this beautiful chalet where the view is breathtaking. A place of peace and tranquillity where it is easy to reconnect with nature.
— Julien I. Aug 2022
“Stupendous view, quiet location and very well equipped property”
We all loved the chalet. The view is stupendous, the location is quiet and the property is very well equipped. We had a mix of ages (from 6 years). The swimming pools in Thônes and La Clusaz were very popular. The Manigod valley has walks in every direction - we enjoyed climbing the wood opposite and paddling in the river in the valley. Reblochon from Beauregard plateau was delicious. So much to do. We had a wonderful time.
— Kate C. Jul 2022
“A wonderful property and a warm welcome”
A wonderful property run by wonderful people. Two weeks are not enough to discover this beautiful region, we will come back... Thanks again for the warm welcome.
— Aurelie W. Jul 2022
“Idyllic surroundings and very warm welcome”
A chalet with an exceptional view, quiet and very clean. The owners are very friendly and gave us a very warm welcome. The setting is idyllic and so are the surroundings.
— Laurence P. Jun 2022
“From beginning to the end: all went well!”
From the communication before our arrival, to the details made available for D-Day, to the warm welcome from Françoise & Xavier, everything was perfect. Nothing was missing in the house, and the kitchen was great! Everything was as stated in the description. We enthusiastically recommend this chalet. We will remember this stay for a long time.
— Gerd S. Jun 2022
“Second time at the property!”
We returned this year and the quality of the chalet is still impeccable. Thank you to the two owners who are always so welcoming, generous and friendly.
— Benoit Braconnot B. Mar 2022
“Perfection and attention to detail. Everything is top notch!”
Many congratulations for the superb restoration of this chalet! Beautiful design, high quality materials and fittings. Perfection and attention to detail. Everything is top notch! The only risk is that you won't want to leave! Looking forward to the next time.
— Manon B. Mar 2022
“A wonderful chalet and owners!”
Great welcome: kindness, availability, explanations, hospitality, humility. Everything was perfect!
— Nahed E. Mar 2022
“We enjoyed the wonderful hot tub, hammam and of course the surroundings”
We really enjoyed your beautiful property. The view is magnificent. We enjoyed the wonderful hot tub, hammam and of course the surroundings. As a family we had a wonderful holiday.
— Stephan T. Feb 2022
“Spectacular views and serene setting”
The view is simply magnificent with spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The chalet is very well equipped and very quiet.
— Carole M. Jan 2022
“We enjoyed skiing as well as the jacuzzi and hammam!”
We had a wonderful week with our friends from the USA here in Manigod. This house is very pretty, we enjoyed skiing as well as the jacuzzi and hammam!
— Sarah Q. Dec 2021
“A very special stay”
Chalet Brévins is a perfect starting point for all kinds of activities. When you return, you will find all the comfort you can imagine, tranquility and an exceptional view. Françoise and Xavier are very welcoming hosts who added a very personal touch to our stay in Manigod. Very nice location. The chalet is quiet, well equipped, clean. The photos don't lie, everything is in accordance with the announcement on OVO Network. Xavier and Françoise are great hosts, we will be back!
— Dieter G. Oct 2021
“The owners were very warm and welcoming!”
We had a fantastic week! We felt like we were in the film HEIDI, but in the luxury version. The owners, Françoise and Xavier, were very attentive. I loved it! Thanks again to Françoise and Xavier for providing us with our dream holiday.
— Franck J. Aug 2021
“Magnificent location and chalet”
Very well equipped chalet with a beautiful mix of materials and finishes. Exceptional location.
— Christophe P. Aug 2021
“We highly recommend!”
Beautiful and cosy chalet, very comfortable with a spectacular view. It is secluded, in a calm environment. High-end equipments are available (we loved the hot tub). The chalet is perfectly settled for the many hikes and walks available nearby. The friendly owners live in the next-door chalet. We highly recommend this property for anyone looking for a calm yet accessible place for their holiday!
— Hervé M. Jul 2021
A superb chalet where everyone can enjoy his own space. Nicely decorates, with fantastic exterior spaces to enjoy the sun and the view all day long. The equipment are complete, and high standard. The location is outstanding, even if you really need a car. In case of heavy snow fall you might need to leave your car up the road and walk down to the property.
— Nguema L. Feb 2021
“Perfect holidays in a heavenly place”
We spent an idyllic week with our family (2 adults and 2 children) in Les Brévins, in a magnificent setting and with superb conditions. The very spacious, very well equipped and very tastefully decorated chalet corresponded perfectly to the description of the site; even better! Warm welcome by Xavier and Françoise on our arrival, which is very appreciable. Everything was perfectly spotless and ready. Despite (or thanks to ...) the closure of the ski lifts, we were able to enjoy the beautiful nature of the surroundings thanks to the equipment provided (sledges, snowshoes, etc.) and enjoy all the comfort of the chalet (stove wood, jacuzzi, hammam, billiards). We can highly recommend Les Brévins and this beautiful unspoiled region without hesitation. We can't wait to come back!
— Flavien V. Jan 2021
The environment and the view are magnificent. The chalet is comfortable and perfectly laid out. We had a wonderful stay with our family and friends. Everybody loved it, for all sorts of different reasons (hiking, jacuzzi, relaxaxion, games...). It was very clean too, and the water of the hot tub was changed for our arrival. Thank you so much for letting us stay in this little paradise!
— Gilles M. Aug 2020
“A fantastic chalet in an amazing location”
The ideal place to find peace and quiet, and the ideal starting point for tours of all kinds in the beautiful surroundings. The photos don't lie: everything is as beautiful and neat as it looks. What you can't see in the photos is the kindness of the owners Françoise and Xavier, who gave us tips for excursions in the area. Thank you once again for your warm welcome! We will definitely be back!
— Dieter G. Aug 2020
“Impeccable welcome and service”
We were all delighted to spend a week in this beautiful chalet. The natural environment is outstanding and the equipment is very high quality. The owners are very welcoming and benevolent.
— Thierry J. Jul 2020
“Everything was as described in the website.”
Fantastic chalet with a panoramic view from the wonderful terrasse. The chalet is very well equipped - the kitchen , rooms and furniture, pool table, hamman and the jacuzzi - everything was perfect. Very friendly and uncomplicated owners. We highly recommend the chalet and the region. We all enjoyed our stay very much.
— Frank J. Jun 2020
“Fifth stay at Chalet Les Brévins!”
This is our fifth year here, and the chalet still exceeds our expectations. Everything is just perfect. Location is ideal, with comfort and luxury all around.
— Jérôme S. Mar 2020
Wonderful welcome, very beautiful chalet, nothing negative to say about this place.
— Julien L. Jan 2020
“An exceptional holiday”
We loved the calm and the beauty of the countryside, and the comfort of the chalet. We had everything we needed for a great holiday.
— Jean-Claude M. Aug 2019
“A perfect holiday on all levels”
We were enchanted by our stay at Les Brevins. The quality of the interior, the location with a fabulous panoramic view, the peace and tranquility meant we could really relax, and we enjoyed some great walks. Special mention goes to the terraces, the hot tub and the pool table! We loved La Clusaz, Confins and the Col de Merdassier, Annecy and the walks in the area. Thank you for your welcome and your kindness.
— Damien D. Aug 2019
“We can't wait for next year!”
Magnificent chalet, great comfort, amazing environment and great welcome. We've already booked for next year.
— Philippe R. Jul 2019
“A magical place”
A magical place, quiet and cosy, great quality with everything you need. Hot tub, steam room, private bathrooms, pool, fireplace and TV room ... The owners are very welcoming and kind, and 11 of us had a marvellous holiday at this luxurious holiday. Just 15 minutes from La Clusaz, the chalet is well located if you enjoy winter sports, but also if you want to enjoy the tranquility of the mountains in the summer. We really loved the traditional village and the friendly neighbours, plenty of facilities and nature on your doorstep. Thank you for this beautiful week, we will be back and we will certainly recommend your chalet.
— Philippe P. Feb 2019
“A magnificent chalet in a superb area”
We enjoyed an excellent week at Chalet Les Brevins. The view, the chalet and the setting are all magnificent; the welcome was warm and the area magnificent. We highly recommend it.
— Bastien S. Jul 2018
Thanks very much for the marvellous stay! Thanks for taking care of all the little details and for you help.
— Benjamin L. Jan 2018
“What a magnificent holiday!”
The whole family got together for the first time! We had wonderful times in the spa overlooking the mountains, siestas around a crackling fire, billiards parties, unwrapped our Christmas presents around the tree, noisy meals around the table, enjoyed the constantly changing face of nature, watched the snow fall and counted the flakes, comparing their size and shape ... Thank you for the welcome, the kindness and the helpfulness.
— Philippe B. Dec 2017