Luxury French Alps chalet close to lifts with en suite rooms, TV room, sunny balcony and garden
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Full Property Details
- Rate: €1,590 to €4,990 per week
- Location: La Giettaz - Megève
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 1350 m
- Outlook: South
- Sleeps: 12
- Official classification: 4
- Animals not welcome
- Main rooms: 8
- Number of bedrooms: 6
- Number of double beds: 5 (1 of the doubles can be 2 singles)
- Number of bunk beds: 1
- Bath/shower rooms: 4
- Bath(s): 2
- Shower(s): 4
- Separate toilet(s): 2
- Floor area: 220 m2
- Open-plan kitchen
- Number of floors: 3
- Dining seating for: 12
- Parking spaces available: 4
- Distance to the town centre: 5 km
- Distance to the ski slopes: 300 m
- Distance to the ski school: 1.5 km
- Ski store
- Boot warming rack
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Induction
- Dining seating for: 12
- Place settings for: 12
- Children’s crockery / tableware
- Baby's high chair
- Booster/junior seat for use at a dining table
- Coffee machine: Pods (Nespresso)
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
- Baby bath
- Baby bath seat
- Baby step
- Non slip mat
- Toilet seat adaptor
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
- Night light
- Outdoor dining table for: 12
- BBQ: Griddle / Plancha
- Outdoor dining seating for: 12
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 4
- Garden surface area: 200 m2
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- French TV
- PlayStation console + games
- Total TV screens: 2
- French satellite
- Bluetooth speaker
- Safe-deposit box
- Vacuum cleaner
- Boot warming rack
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
- Stair gates
- Electrical outlet covers / safety sockets
- Wine cellar
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Lakeside: 42 km
- Train station: 50 km
- Supermarket: 4 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: In winter a 4x4 vehicle with snow tyres and sometimes snow chains are essential to get to the chalet. The owners offer a six-seater Can-Am Traxter Max HD10 for people who don't have a suitable vehicle, or for those who would like to hire it, just for the journey between the chalet and the lifts at Le Plan. OVO Network can not be held responsible for the rental of this vehicle and any consequences during the guest's stay. The owners will provide you with all necessary information once the booking of the property is effective.
SHORT STAY PRICES : please note that during off season (in 2020: from 3rd May to 21st June, from 13th September to 11th October, and from 1st to 29th November), a short stay (<7 nights) is priced proportionally to the price of the week and can start any day of the week. In high season (rest of the year), a short stay (<7 nights) booked between two consecutive Sundays is priced at the weekly rate and the arrival day can only be Sunday.
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If you're looking for something a little bit different, surrounded by nature and far from the hustle and bustle of modern ski resorts, you've just found it.
Chalet Philomena is a stunning 4 star base for groups who want to get away from it all and enjoy the wildness of the mountains, before returning to an ultra-stylish and comfortable home. The chalet sleeps 12 people in six bedrooms, three of which are en suite.
The property is just 1.5km from Le Plan, where you'll find the nearest ski lifts and, in the season, a restaurant. You'll find more restaurants as well as a selection of shops in La Giettaz, which is 5km away.
Access is challenging, and you'll need a 4WD vehicle with snow tyres in the winter, but you'll be rewarded by total solitude, and a peace broken only by the noises of wild animals and the deer who visit your garden. The owners offer hire of a six-seater off-road vehicle, should you need it, to get you to the lifts - please contact us for more information. Note : OVO Network can not be held responsible for the rental of this vehicle and its possible consequences on the guest's stay.
The neighbouring farmer occasionally uses the land around the chalet to graze his cows, and may even be seen milking them at the end of the drive - a real treat for young visitors!
About the property...
You'll enter the property on the lower ground floor - dump your kit in the ski room before heading upstairs.
The stylish bedrooms are on the ground floor - there are two twin rooms and four double rooms. One of the twin rooms has a shower, and two of the doubles have elegant baths as well as showers. There's also a separate shower room with two wash basins, and two separate toilets.
The impressive open plan living area is on the first floor, from which you can enjoy the best views. There's a sleek and stylish kitchen with a breakfast bar and everything you need to cook for a crowd. You can all sit down together at the large dining table which has doors on to the balcony - enjoy an apero as you watch the sun set over the mountains! There are two comfy sofas in the seating area along with daybeds and fur throws on a raised platform - a very indulgent place to settle down with a good book.
There's also a separate TV room and a large area with a central fireplace on this floor.
About the area...
Chalet Philomena is in an amazing secluded location, with splendid views over the Aravis mountains.
Experienced skiers can take La Tréfléannaise, a blue slope, directly from the chalet. Otherwise, it's just 1.5 km to the lifts at Le Plan. There's also a popular restaurant, which is open all day in high season.
The link from Le Plan to the ski areas of Combloux and Megève means skiers have lots of choice - more than 100 km of pistes in the Portes du Mont Blanc area, and still more in the larger Evasion Mont Blanc area, which covers covering Megève, St-Gervais, Saint-Nicolas de Veroce and Les Contamine. If you're still looking for more, you're just a short drive from the La Clusaz ski area, which has more than 120 km of pistes or l'Espace Diamant with more than 200 km.
If you fancy trying something a little bit different, there's even an opportunity to go dog-sledding from Le Plan!
There's just as much to do in the summer - choose from walking, climbing, mountain-biking, summer luge, picnics, or just enjoy the 360-degree views from the top of some of the ski lifts. The Col des Aravis, a familiar scene in the Tour de France, is nearby and walking and hiking trails pass right in front of the chalet.
Youngsters can put their bike skills to the test or learn new ones at a free bike park next to the bottom of the Torraz chairlift.
The medieval town of Annecy is just 45km away - close enough for a day trip. Explore the narrow streets and canalside restaurants or enjoy a day on one of the lakeside beaches.
Are you ready to explore the mountains from this wonderfully secluded chalet? If so, check your dates against our availability calendar. If you need a little time to make up your mind, we can hold up to two weeks for you for 24 hours. But don't wait too long - this unique chalet is sure to appeal to many of our guests!
La Giettaz - Megève
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The OVO Network Review
“A luxurious hideaway surrounded by nature”
Chalet Philomena is a very special chalet for 12 people. There are six bedrooms, three with en suite facilities, and a separate shower room.
It's the perfect choice for more adventurous guests who want to escape from the hubbub of modern mountains resorts - it's 1.5 km from the nearest lifts and restaurant and 5 km from La Giettaz. There's no passing traffic, and you're surrounded by nature and stunning views.
However, there's a price to pay for this splendid isolation - the final 300 m drive to the house can be challenging, particularly in the winter, but a 4WD vehicle with snow tyres makes it more manageable. Alternatively, the owners are offering hire of a six-seater off-road vehicle - contact us for more information.
The nearest ski lifts are just 1.5 km away, but experienced skiers will love the fact that they can join a blue slope straight from the chalet.
We love the stylish interior of Chalet Philomena - cosy seating areas with fur throws and a central fireplace, sumptuous bedrooms with freestanding baths and great views and a sleek modern kitchen with a breakfast bar so that you can chat while you're cooking.
There's so much to do for those into summer sports too - a walking trail passes the chalet and there is a huge choice of biking routes too. You can even go dog-sledding in Le Plan!
We think Chalet Philomela is pretty unique - a luxurious hideaway surrounded by nature. The access is not for the faint-hearted, but it's worth it to have your own secluded base where you can make the most of the mountain air, the views and the activities.
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From the Owner
We have always had a love of the mountains. When we began looking into buying a chalet of our own, we really fell in love with Philomena's farm (named after the old owner) which dates back to the 19th century.
Situated in the Aravis range, on the side of a mountain and surrounded by forests, with a stream that feeds the drinking water and the Jaillet waterfall, where you can cool off in the summer, the area is protected by an environmental classification
One of the things we love is that whenever we stay at this old farm nestled in its majestic yet wild setting, we manage to totally disconnect. Our peace is never disturbed by the sounds of modern life. In the summer, we are visited by the cows, which local farmers bring to graze on the land around us. In the winter, the cherry on the cake is the ski slope, which passes below the chalet and means we can ski down to the lifts at Le Plan (1km from the chalet).
We also loved the style of this old summer farm, which is typical of the area. The rustic exterior hides a fully-restored interior which still manages to retain the essential cosy character
This chalet is perfectly adapted for guests who love nature and year-round mountain activities. We hope that you will have a wonderful time here.
Emannuelle et Thomas
Why La Giettaz?
Set in the heart of the Aravis mountains, La Giettaz is a bit of a ‘well kept secret’. Skiers can choose to explore either L’Espace Diamant or Les Portes du Mont-Blanc, offering something for all the family.
In the summer there are great mountain bike trails and walking routes, with a wealth of flora and fauna, plus a via ferrata. Don’t miss stunning views of Mont Blanc and try some of the wonderful restaurants in this authentic mountain getaway.