La Ferme du Gran Shan

5 star chalet for 18 - indoor swim spa, sauna & home cinema

  • 18

    Capacity (10 adults)

  • 6


  • 6


  • 330

    Area m2

  • No


Enjoy this fabulous French Alps chalet, its games room, spa and wine bar

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Quick Facts

  • Villards-sur-Thônes - La Clusaz
  • Chalet
  • Village 3.4 km
  • Indoor swim spa and sauna
  • Home cinema and games room
  • Wine-tasting room and terrace
  • Full renovation with high standards
All Features

Full Property Details

  • Rate: €2,490 to €6,690 per week
  • Location: Villards-sur-Thônes - La Clusaz
  • Type: Chalet
  • Altitude in metres: 910 m
  • Outlook: North-East
  • Sleeps: 18
  • Official classification: 5
  • Animals not welcome


  • Main rooms: 10
  • Number of bedrooms: 6
  • Number of double beds: 7 (2 of the doubles can be 4 singles)
  • Number of single beds: 2
  • Number of bunk beds: 1
  • Bath/shower rooms: 6
  • Shower(s): 6
  • Toilet(s) in bathroom(s): 3
  • Separate toilet(s): 2
  • Floor area: 330 m2
  • Open-plan kitchen
  • Number of floors: 4
  • Dining seating for: 18
  • Mezzanine

Getting Around

  • Parking spaces available: 6
  • Distance to the town centre: 3.4 km
  • Distance to the ski slopes: 6 km
  • Distance to the bus stop: 3 km


  • Swimming pool: Indoor
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Fireplace
  • Ski store
  • Boot warming rack
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony


  • Oven: Fan-assisted
  • Hob: Ceramic
  • Dining seating for: 18
  • Place settings for: 36
  • Children’s crockery / tableware
  • Baby's high chair
  • Bottle warmer
  • Blender
  • Microwave
  • Booster/junior seat for use at a dining table
  • Fridge
  • Coffee machine: Filter, Pods - Senseo
  • Dishwasher
  • Raclette set
  • Fondue set
  • Kettle


  • Baby bath
  • Baby bath seat
  • Baby changing table
  • Bath toys
  • Potty
  • Toilet seat adaptor
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Hair Dryer


  • Baby's cot
  • Baby intercom
  • Baby/children’s bed linen
  • Dedicated kids bedroom


  • BBQ: Gas
  • Parasol
  • Garden surface area: 100 m2
  • Terrace: 65 m2

Indoor pool

  • Pool size: 4.5m long x 2.3m wide
  • Heated
  • Pool temperature - summer: 32 ºC
  • Pool temperature - winter: 32 ºC
  • Pool cover
  • Counter current

Hot tub

  • Indoor hot tub
  • Capacity: 4
  • Temperature: 32 ºC


  • Table tennis
  • Table football
  • Board games
  • Indoor children's games
  • French TV
  • Home cinema
  • Wii console
  • PlayStation console + games
  • Total TV screens: 7 (exc home cinema)
  • French satellite
  • English satellite
  • DVD player + films
  • Sound system
  • Radio


  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Iron
  • Boot warming rack
  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Stair gates
  • Electrical outlet covers
  • Locked cupboard for cleaning products

Local places of interest / Within easy reach

  • Mountain
  • Countryside
  • Lake
  • River
  • Open view
  • Village
  • Lakeside: 20 km
  • Train station: 27.1 km
  • Supermarket: 1.5 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

Experience luxury at this 5 star chalet...

If you are looking for a large place to unwind with extra facilities around every corner on every floor then look no further! 

This spacious renovated farmhouse can welcome groups of up to 18 people, (10 adults maximum), spread over 4 floors and 330m2 of floor space. The property boasts a family suite for four people (a double bedroom an adjoining bunk room and an en suite shower room) three other double en suite bedrooms, a double bedroom next to the shower room in the ground floor spa area, and a top floor dormitory/ play space for up to six children.

The property is in Villard sur Thônes, not too far from St Jean de Sixt, gateway to Le Grand Bornand and La Clusaz. Gran Shan will appeal to family groups and groups of friends or colleagues, to sport fanatics and those who prefer a more pampered holiday experience all year round. Kids are well catered for - in fact, it's difficult to try and think of a group who would not enjoy staying at this property, unless only a property on the piste will do!

The property...

The owners have lovingly and painstakingly restored and cleaned up this old farmhouse. Many of the original doors, shutters and wooden walls of the original building have been reclaimed and repurposed, local craftsmen have carefully and seamlessly blended in repairs and newer materials materials where necessary. The owners have carefully thought through the needs of their future guests and reconfigured the interior of the farm to maximise the potential for enjoyment for their guests.

At the same time the owners have stamped their own personalities on the property, while respecting the main structure of this traditional Savoyard farm building. The results of all of their efforts are spectacular! The beautifully displayed collection of old tools and farm equipment discovered during the renovation project has pride of place overlooking the main communal space, and would be a credit to any Savoyard museum. Rather than throw out all traces of the farm buildings origins, the owners have cleaned things up and displayed them instead. Clever use of lighting creates atmosphere and ambience throughout, and emphasises the beautiful structure of the building itself.

The ground floor spa area has views to the outdoors and houses a long jacuzzi with a central groove and counter current machine to enable swimming., as well as a sauna and a shower room.There is a games room, a home cinema, a kit room with boot warmers and direct access from the parking, a cave a vin with plenty of space for wine tasting, and a home office/ quiet space. Kids will adore the dorm room under the eave, with alcove beds, ski-themed decor, and a few surprise toys and games too! In fact there is plenty of space for adults and kids to spread out and play throughout the property.

The first floor main communal space houses a lounge, the open plan kitchen, dining area and home office, all wrapped around a gorgeous stone fireplace, to ensure that when groups want to get together and chat, cook and eat, they can do just that, next to a roaring fire. A further three en suite bedrooms are also located off this space.

Outside there is plenty of parking, there are two large terraces, and outdoor dining and relaxing spaces. Walks and sledging are possible from the door, and the views from the terraces and all of the indoor rooms are beautiful all year round. Take in the panorama down towards the Thônes valley and up to the picturesque Aravis mountains.

What next?

Take a look at the photos and the plans and it's easy to imagine your family or group spending time together at "the farm in the big field". It may not be in the centre of a resort, but we feel it would be almost impossible to fail to have a fabulous holiday while based in this stunning property. If you'd like to be one of our first guests, check your dates on our availability calendar - we can hold your dates for 24 hours while you finalise your plans!

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The OVO Network Review

“We're very excited about this property!”

We're very excited about this property! It is packed full of extra facilities, such as a Home Cinema, a Swim Jacuzzi, a Sauna, and a Bar, close to St Jean de Sixt (and therefore to La Clusaz or Grand Bornand) for skiing and snow rleated activities , and to Thônes , as well as St Jean de Sixt for shopping. 

Guests will be spoilt for choice as to what to look at, and what to do do first!

Obviously the chalet is not on the piste, but if you are looking for a chalet away from resort, then Chalet Gran Shan could be the perfect place for you and your group.

The OVO Network Team

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Every stay includes

  • WiFi

  • Personal greeting

  • Welcome basket

  • Local tips & concierge

  • Linen & towels

  • Sparkling cleaning

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From the Owner

It was our dream to buy an old Savoyard farm in this area, where we have lots of friends.

"It was our dream to buy an old Savoyard farm in this area, where we have lots of friends. We chanced upon this farm, which had not been lived in since the 80's.

So we started major renovation work, to restore the whole building, inside and out. We spent literally hundreds of hours sanding and brushing the old wood to bring out the grain and to make it look its best. We really wanted to keep the character of the chalet, while making it as comfortable and spacious as possible, so that we could welcome our family and friends and share some good times.

The name,La Ferme du Gran Shan was a natural choice for us - it means big field in Savoyard patois.

We look forward to welcoming you here very soon!"

Mariannick and Arnaud

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Guest Reviews

“A wonderful stay”

In a very Savoyard tradition with all the modern conveniences that you need, this chalet was the perfect place for a lovely snowy holiday. It was helped by the warm welcome we received from the manager, Sophie, who was always available to help. Thanks go, too, to the cheerful owner, who thoughtfully provided some lovely chocolates, an iced cake and a refreshing drink. The location of the chalet meant we had breathtaking views, plenty of parking and easy access throughout our stay, thanks to the snow plough. In addition, the surroundings are perfect for young children. Thanks to everyone!

Claude M. - 24/02/2018

“We will be back !”

We received a very warm welcome and really appreciated the care taken by the owners. The chalet has been tastefully renovated and decorated. It is lovely and spacious. We had a lovely week and will be back.

Stephane C. - 30/12/2017

“An unforgettable Christmas”

We spent an unforgettable Christmas with our children and grandchildren in this fabulous warm and spacious chalet, which has been completely refurbished with great taste.
The bedrooms are cosy with all the comfort we could expect.
The living room is great with its central fireplace and lounge area.
It's an ideal place to get together or enjoy some me-time reading, listening to music, watching a film in the home cinema room, or relaxing in the spa or the sauna. It was fabulous.
Congratulations to the owner for this renovation. We can only recommend this chalet with these great services. And we are already thinking about our next stay at Gran Shan.

Jackie B. - 23/12/2017

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Why La Clusaz?

Less than an hour from Geneva, La Clusaz offers Alpine action all year round. A traditional farming village, it not only offers great skiing and superb summer activities, but also a real community feel, whenever you visit. Great restaurants, bars and nightlife combine with local markets, festivals and traditions to give you the best of all worlds.

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