Children will love the games room in this family-friendly chalet, a walk from the village
- Slopes 8 km, Village 1 km
- Car recommended
- Children’s games room
- Panoramic views
- Sunny terrace and balcony
About Chalet Les Houlottes ...
Just a few minutes away from the charming village of Manigod, Chalet Les Houlottes is the perfect base for two families or a group of friends looking to enjoy all the La Clusaz region has to offer.
Combining comfort, practicality and style, Les Houlottes' south-facing position makes the most of panoramic views of La Tournette, Val Sulens and L'Aiguille, and the newly-built terrace is the perfect place to admire them.
The chalet is in a quiet position, but it's just a 15-minute walk in to Manigod village, where you can pick up fresh bread and regional delicatessen, enjoy a Savoyard meal in Val Sulens restaurant, which will also do takeaway food.
The property ...
Set over three floors, the stylish accommodation at Les Houlottes offers plenty of space for nine people. Two comfortable living areas mean there’s room for the adults to enjoy a quiet evening around the fire while teenagers let off steam in the huge games room, playing table tennis, Xbox games or watching TV.
There are two double bedrooms, one triple and a twin, where the beds can be joined together, and two bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms open on to the sunny balcony - the perfect place for your morning tea.
The compact kitchen has everything you need to cater for a large group, and the dining room has double doors out on to the terrace, so you can eat outside on a clear night and watch for shooting stars.
About the area ...
With the ski bus stopping in the centre of Manigod, you’ve got the whole of the Aravis ski area at your disposal - more than 200km of slopes.
If you choose to drive, there’s plenty of parking at the ski stations. Floodlights on some of the pistes mean you can ski until 1am in La Clusaz, on certain dates throughout the year, and the weekly torchlit descent is an experience you’ll never forget.
Cross-country skiers will find plenty of trails to choose from, and non-skiers are not forgotten, with a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, ice rink and cinema, as well as sledging, snow-shoe walking, dog-sledding and horse-drawn sleigh rides.
For the ultimate in winter fun, try paragliding on skis or ski joering – skiing while towed by a horse!
In the summer, you'll be hard pressed to tear yourself away from the stunning views and the sunny terrace at Les Houlottes, but if you don’t, you’ll miss out on all the fun and adventure of summer in the La Clusaz region.
There’s no shortage of walks, from mountain trails to hiking on the Gliéres plateau, the scene of the Resistance’s campaign in World War II.
Adrenalin junkies can try paragliding, canyoning, climbing, mountain-biking or white-water rafting - just some of the activities on offer within a few miles of Manigod.
Via ferrata is a great family day out, with children as young as eight able to explore the mountains on iron walkways, safely secured to a harness.
A day out in Annecy is a must - you can explore the streets and canals of the town or take a cruise across the lake, stopping off at waterside restaurants or secluded beaches.
If you think Chalet Les Houlottes would be the perfect base for your holiday in the Alps, check your dates against our availability calendar - we can hold the property for you for 24 hours if you need a little more time. However, Chalet les Houlottes is a popluar choice with OVO Network guests, so don't wait too long!
— Pierre-Enguerran P.
“Great view from all sides”
— Francis R.
“Great chalet with breathtaking views”
— Clara G.
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Manigod - La Clusaz
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 slopes
- 8 km
- Ski bus stop
- 1 km
- Town centre
- 1 km
- 8 km
The OVO Network Review
Chalet Houlottes is a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom chalet for 9 (max 8 adults) spread over three floors and 230m2 of floor space.
Chalet Houlottes is a comfortable, functional and spacious chalet. The spacious ground floor TV/ games room space and general layout make Chalet Houlottes a great choice for extended families wanting to share precious family time, two families sharing or a group of friends.
The games room features table tennis, a TV, X-box and comfy sofas - the kids can take over the ground floor while the adults relax around the fireplace in the first-floor lounge.
With a bathroom on each of the top two floors and a WC on each floor. Younger children will enjoy the cosy triple bedroom - cable car included (see photos).
The kitchen and bathrooms are the most recently renovated indoor areas at the chalet.
Set above and back from the road between Manigod village and the L'Aiguille de Manigod, access to Manigod village and then onto the ski slopes is good and clear in the winters. Manigod Village is a 15-minute walk away.
There are walks from the front door of the chalet. Views from the balcony or the terrace are stunning all year round.
The owner always ensures the window boxes are beautiful each summer. For those keen to get up and go somewhere different every day, there is good access to the lakeside ports and beaches between Doussard and Annecy.
Thrill seekers can enjoy quality cycling, climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, Via Ferrata, water skiing, wakeboarding etc etc etc all within a 30-minute drive of Chalet Houlottes.
The OVO Network Team.
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From the owner
Lucy & Tom
“I worked for a few years for the UN in Geneva and remembered skiing over the crest into Manigod and thinking what a glorious valley it was. When we had a chance to buy a chalet here, and one in such a perfect spot, we jumped at the chance.
Les Houlottes has brought our family lots of adventures and much happiness. The location is exceptional, with panoramic views to the Etale, Aiguille de Manigod, Mont Sulens and Tournette mountains.
We’ve climbed them all over the years and grown to love the changing views through each day and across the seasons. In winter, the Croix Fry offers lovely family skiing and is known amongst Parisians as the perfect place to bring children to ski.
Our youngsters have all learnt there and were very rapidly able to head off on mini-adventures, meeting back at Chez Fonfon for sunny lunches on the terrace overlooking the nursery slope. The easy links into the big La Clusaz ski domaine mean that even the most adventurous skiiers can find exciting routes.
The drive up to the ski slopes takes about 10 minutes, but you could also catch the skibus from the village.
Summer in Manigod is very green, with wildflower meadows and the sound of cowbells in the distance. Evenings often find us recovering from mountain-biking or hiking, sitting out on the terrace with aperitifs, watching the sunset turn the Etale a soft purple.
As the stars emerge, dinner begins and our youngest rings the giant cow bell to call everyone from different parts of the chalet.
We enjoy days out in the beautiful villages of Talloires and Veyrier, about 25 minutes away on the banks of lake Annecy. We swim, sail and dive from pedaloes into the clear water of the lake.
We sometimes stay down at the lake for relaxed dinners in one of the lakeside restaurants.
The village is a 15-minute walk from the chalet, but on summer mornings we usually send someone on a bike to pick up fresh bread and croissants from the excellent boulangerie.
Les Houlottes means the baby owls in the local patois of the couple who built the chalet and who treasured it for 20 years. We bought it 9 years ago and are only the second owners.
It’s very much a traditional chalet, with wooden walls and a log fire which combine to give it a delicious chalet smell! At the same time, we want it to be comfortable and up-to-date, so things like decent wi-fi, lots of hot water and an excellent kitchen matter a lot to us.
The interiors are inspired by a love of Scandinavian design and we hope you will find them bright and fresh. We have three children aged between 12 and 4 and a typical holiday week for us rarely involves less than six children haring around the chalet.
We have arranged the interior to allow children space to play and hang out - and adults space to relax.
It’s a large chalet, but rather than cramming in lots of bedrooms, we have kept four large and airy bedrooms and retained lots of space for living and playing.
Downstairs there is a large games room with a sofa, table tennis table, dart board, board games, home cinema (with UK and French cable television and stacks of DVDs) and an X-Box.
Upstairs, there’s another sitting room with sofa and chairs around an open fire and another television, just in case the spectacular views don’t absorb you completely.
Mountain sports are an important part of our life; we ski, climb, hike and cycle and the chalet is full of historic climbing photos and mountaineering books. From the front door you can head off on wonderful walks, snaking through the woods (with wild strawberries in the summer) and working your way to the head of the valley past alpages towards dramatic rock faces and clear mountain streams.
We’ve tried to think through all the practicalities of skiing and hiking holidays, so when you enter the chalet you’ll walk straight into a paneled boot room with coat hooks all round the walls, ski racks and a long wooden bench. The underfloor heating will dry out mitts and hats long before the morning and there’s a huge laundry nearby for dealing with grimy kit.
We’re very keen cooks, and friends who stay at the chalet include food writers and restauranteurs, hence the induction hob, and good quality kitchen equipment. The long wooden dining table has hosted many epic dinners; we hope you will enjoy eating there with your friends and family. Lucy and Tom Carrell
We hope that you will love holidays at Les Houlottes as much as we do and take away your own happy memories of fun in the mountains.
Who is the owner?
OVO Network is the official booking partner for Chalet Les Houlottes.
Your booking will be made directly with Lucy & Tom, who will also take and hold your payment until your arrival.
Magnifique chalet et magnifique environnement. Excellent séjour.
“Great view from all sides”
Beautiful remote location, without being isolated, and close to all places to visit.
“Great chalet with breathtaking views”
Great chalet with breathtaking views. We enjoyed the terrace with the barbecue and the stunning sunsets.