Chalet L'Otavalo

French Alps chalet for 8 near great skiing and walking

  • 8

    Sleeps (7 adults)

  • 4

    Bedrooms

  • 2

    Bathrooms

  • 140

    Area m2

  • Yes

    Pets

Renovated farmhouse for 8 with hot tub and terraces - near village and ski stations

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Quick Facts

  • Manigod - La Clusaz
  • Chalet
  • Slopes 7 km, Village 1 km
  • Car recommended
  • Hot tub with great views
  • Sheltered terraces, balcony
  • Enjoy life on the farm 
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Full Property Details

  • Rate: €990 to €3,190 per week
  • Location: Manigod - La Clusaz
  • Type: Chalet
  • Altitude in metres: 864 m
  • Outlook: South
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Official classification: 3
  • Animals welcome

Rooms

  • Main rooms: 6
  • Number of bedrooms: 4
  • Number of double beds: 3 (2 of the doubles can be 4 singles)
  • Number of bunk beds: 1
  • Bath/shower rooms: 2
  • Shower(s): 2
  • Separate toilet(s): 2
  • Floor area: 140 m2
  • Independent kitchen
  • Number of floors: 1
  • Dining seating for: 8
  • Mezzanine

Getting Around

  • Garage spaces available: 1
  • Parking spaces available: 2
  • Distance to the town centre: 1 km
  • Distance to the ski slopes: 7 km
  • Distance to the bus stop: 1 km
  • Distance to the ski school: 7 km

Facilities

  • Hot tub
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Kitchen

  • Oven: Electric
  • Hob: Induction
  • Dining seating for: 8
  • Place settings for: 8
  • Children’s crockery / tableware
  • Baby's high chair
  • Microwave
  • Booster/junior seat for use at a dining table
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Raclette set
  • Fondue set
  • Kettle
  • Toaster

Bathrooms

  • Baby bath
  • Baby step
  • Baby changing table / mat
  • Potty
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Hair Dryer

Bedrooms

  • Baby's cot
  • Baby intercom
  • Baby/children’s bed linen

Garden

  • Flat garden
  • Swings
  • Slide
  • Children's garden toys
  • Outdoor dining table for: 8
  • BBQ: Gas
  • Outdoor dining seating for: 8
  • Garden chairs/sun loungers: 4
  • Garden surface area:
  • Terrace
  • Sledges

Hot tub

  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Temperature: 38 ºC
  • Towels provided for the jacuzzi

Entertainment

  • Table football
  • Board games
  • Indoor children's games
  • Baby gym
  • French TV
  • Total TV screens: 1

Miscellaneous

  • Wood burning stove
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Iron
  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Electrical outlet covers / safety sockets
  • Locked cupboard for cleaning products

Local places of interest / Within easy reach

  • Mountain
  • Countryside
  • Lake
  • River
  • Open view
  • Village
  • Train station: 25 km
  • Public bus: 1 km
  • Supermarket: 5 km

Activities nearby

  • Cinema
  • Night club
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Heritage sites
  • Hiking
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Horse riding
  • Road biking
  • Sailing
  • Ice skating
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Adventure park
  • Mountain biking
  • Water sports
  • Windsurfing

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

Please note - The owners' brother lives in an apartment in the basement of the chalet, but this is fully self-contained and access is separate, so will not infringe on your privacy. 

The owners have retained the original low ceilings and small windows typical of farmhouses of this age.

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Chalet L'Otavalo...

When you stay at rustic Chalet L'Otavalo, you'll enjoy all the rural delights of life on a farm, but it's just 1km to the charming village of Manigod, where you'll find a restaurant which does takeaway food, a local speciality food store, a popular bakery and a great cafe.

The accommodation is all on one floor of this delightful renovated farmhouse, while the owners' brother lives in a basement apartment with its own access. The owners themselves live in a modern chalet opposite Chalet L'Otavalo, and there's another rental property on the farm, it's a family affair. 

There are cows grazing in the field opposite most of the year, and guests are very welcome to watch the cows being milked at the family farm next to Chalet L'Otavalo. The milk is used to make the famous Reblochon cheese. There are also chickens and donkeys on the farm. Children will love the table football, trampoline and swings and there is plenty of room for them to run around outside. 

There are sheltered terraces on either side of the property, where you can barbecue and eat al fresco, or maybe enjoy a soak in the hot tub. There's also a lovely long vine and rose-covered balcony at the front of the chalet, with superb views over the Aravis mountains.

About the property...

There's room for eight guests at Chalet L'Otavalo, which has been recently refurbished, and it's all on one floor.

There are three double bedrooms, one of which has a small en suite shower room, and a small bunk room for two children. There's also a separate bathroom, and two separate toilets. 

The large kitchen and dining area is a very sociable place to cook and eat together, there's also a dining table in the living room, which runs the length of the chalet - here you can enjoy a cosy evening on the sofas around the woodburner while you watch a film or plan your next exciting day in the mountains.

There are two sheltered terraces, one on either side of the property, where you can barbecue and eat al fresco, or maybe admire the stunning views while you enjoy a soak in the hot tub. There's also a lovely long rose and vine-covered balcony at the front of the chalet, with superb views over the Aravis mountains.

We think Chalet L'Otavalo will be the perfect choice for families, or a group who enjoy taking life at a slower pace, while still having the facilities of the village within easy reach. 

About the area...

Chalet L'Otavalo is just 10 minutes from the Croix Fry sector of the La Clusaz pistes (altitude 1500m), where you can park free. The ski bus stops just 600m from the chalet.

There are plenty of gentle nursery slopes, where beginners can build confidence, while experienced skiers have access to more than 200km of pistes and 95 lifts in the La Clusaz/Le Grand Bornand area.

Cross-country skiers will find plenty of trails on the nearby Beauregard plateau, and non-skiers are not forgotten, with an ice skating rink and cinema in La Clusaz, as well as sledging, snow-shoe walking, dog-sledding and horse-drawn sleigh rides.

In the summer, you’ll find no shortage of things to do when you stay at Chalet L'Otavalo. There are plenty of walks, from mountain hikes to gentle plateau paths, and you can take the ski lift to the top of the mountains and come back down at your own pace.

Children will enjoy the delights of the farm on your doorstep, while there are tree-top adventure parks for all the family at Thônes and Le Grand Bornand, and a beautiful lakeside golf course at Annecy.

Adrenalin junkies can try paragliding, canyoning, climbing, via ferrata, mountain-biking or white-water rafting - just some of the activities on offer within a few miles of Manigod. 

What next?

If you're already picturing your next mountain holiday at Chalet L'Otavalo, why not check our availability calendar to see when it's free? We can hold up to two weeks for you for 24 hours, if you need a little time to finalise your arrangements. But don't wait any longer than that - this lovely chalet close to the village is sure to be very popular with guests of OVO Network!

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Location

Manigod - La Clusaz

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The OVO Network Review

“A great choice for a relaxed mountain holiday”

If you are looking for an authentic farmhouse experience, and enjoy watching the world go by at a simple, more relaxed place, then Chalet L'Otavalo could be the place for you. Chalet L'Otavalo is a homely rustic chalet which is ideal for families with children. The views across to La Tournette are breathtaking, and we really like the fact that the owners are happy to share their family farming lifestyle with their guests. The cows will be crossing the road to the milking shed twice a day!

The accommodation is on one floor of a renovated farmhouse, on a farm belonging to a family who have been in the village of Manigod for generations. So, no stairs to deal with, and the owners have retained the original low ceilings and small windows typical of farmhouses of this age. 

There's plenty of room for children to let off steam in the fresh mountain air, and garden toys for children to use against a stunning Alpine backdrop. 

Although the property seems delightfully rural, it's only 1km to the village of Manigod, and 7km to the ski station of La Croix Fry. In the summer, there are lovely walks around the valley from the door, and plenty of bike trails for cyclists.

Only one of the bedrooms has an en suite bedroom, there's also a separate shower room and two separate toilets.

There is a self - contained apartment in the basement of the farm occupied by the owner's brother, which has its own separate access.

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From the Owner

Discover this ancient home and make new memories

Welcome to our home!

This chalet is typical of the mountain farms you will find in the Manigod area. We think it dates from the end of the 18th century. It has been home to generations of farmers: the people and the animals lived under the same roof. The old farms were designed to do everything in the same place: looking after the animals; making Reblochon cheese; the storage of fodder and family life. 

We've lived at this farm since the year 2000, before building our own chalet next door. We have renovated it room by room, and tried to keep the authenticity by revealing the old walls and decorating them with the old tools that we found in the barn: the harrow, the flail, the fork and the horse collar.

The old stable has been transformed into the new living room, the "front room" has been knocked into the kitchen, the animal area has become a bedroom. We've tried to keep as much of the original material as possible, to preserve the old character, even removing each layer of wallpaper and paint one by one, rolling back the years through previous restorations. That is how we got back to the rough wood which revealed the true character of the chalet. 

We had a lovely surprise when we renovated one of the bedrooms - we uncovered a piece of wood bearing the date 1734! Is that the date of construction? We can't be 100% sure, but if that is the case, it is one of the oldest houses in Manigod.  At that time, it was common to re-use wood from other buildings to construct or alter chalets, using one piece of wood to replace something that was in need of repair, so the date on a piece of wood doesn't always correspond to the age of the building. However, the plank was found in a well preserved and sheltered area of the barn, so it could very well be original. 

This is just one recent story from this old chalet - now it's up to you to discover it and fill it with your own memories!

Laurence & Stéphane

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Why Manigod?

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.

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