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Chalet Sisu - Sixt Fer-a-Cheval

Ski in, ski out premier chalet on the pistes of Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval  (Français)

At a glance

Sleeps:

10

Bedrooms:

5

Ski in, ski out chalet.

Games room, log burner.

Garage. Large terrace. Garden.

Wi-Fi. Satellite TV. DVD player.

Chalet Sisu Sixt Fer a Cheval Main Image

Chalet Sisu is a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, ski in, ski out detached chalet located in the unspoilt village of Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval. This chalet is fantastically situated on the pistes of Sixt’s very own ski area, which forms part of the Grand Massif area.  The areas famous longest blue piste from Flaine, "Les Cascades", is close to the chalet and provides not only a breathtaking ski run, but beautiful walks past waterfalls at all times of the year.

Surrounded by stunning mountains the chalet is nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty. A short walk takes you to the nearest slope side bar, while in the opposite direction a short 350m walk takes you to the historic village centre of Sixt where guests can find restaurants, shops, cafes, a supermarket and a bakery. Samoens and all of its amenities is a 5-7 minute drive from Chalet Sisu, or you can take the free ski bus during the winter season to both Samoens and Morillon.

Chalet Sisu provides the perfect base for families or groups of friends of all ages to enjoy a holiday during all seasons.  Superbly equipped with comfort and convenience in mind, the chalet is a real gem. Whether you are a skier, a hiker or just looking for peace and sheer relaxation, this lovely Sixt chalet provides it all.

This property is privately owned and has been carefully selected to be in Alps Accommodation’s premier portfolio. It has a Sunday changeover day, however in low season and for last minute bookings, flexible arrival day and length of stay may be available. Contact us for more information.

Description

description

Chalet Sisu is entered from a large gravel parking area through a spacious heated boot room. The boot room has a generous amount of space to store ski boots and other outdoor equipment. The garage can be accessed directly from the chalet and provides parking for one car with a rack for ski/board storage. Carry on further into the chalet and a large games room awaits boasting table tennis, a leather sofa, music system, and a comforting warmth underfoot provided by under floor heating – a feature found on the lower two floors of the chalet. A hallway to the left leads you off to a utility room providing plenty more storage or drying space, along with a separate washing machine and dryer and the first twin bedroom and bathroom.

Tiled stairs lead you from the ground floor up to the open plan living, dining and kitchen areas. Light floods in through large French windows which frame the stunning backdrop of rugged cliffs towering overhead while the large sunny terrace gives you a place to take a seat and admire. Chalet Sisu has a large, well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, giving guests no excuses when it comes to cooking up a perfect meal! A large fridge/freezer, full size electric oven, 4 ring ceramic hob and dishwasher are just a few of the highlights. To the left of the kitchen, the dining area seating up to 10, takes up a fantastic position giving stunning views down the valley towards Samoens, or out through the French windows towards imposing mountain of La Pointe de Sales at almost 2500m. Beyond the dining area sits the cosy living area – a collection of two leather sofas, and two armchairs set around the warmth of a large wood burner. The living area also benefits from an LCD TV with satellite receiver, DVD player, Wi-Fi, and iPod dock while a selection of DVDs, board games and books are also provided. A lazy evening in front of the fire with a glass of wine and a good board game are a must!

Pets are not accepted in this property.  Please contact us for advice on pet friendly accommodation. 

Bedrooms

bedrooms

Bedroom 1

Sleeps 2, 2 x single bed

Bedroom 2

Sleeps 2, 1 x queen bed (150cm wide)

Bedroom 3

Sleeps 2, 2 x single bed

Bedroom 4

Sleeps 2, 1 x queen bed (150cm wide)

Bedroom 5

Sleeps 2, 2 x single bed

Chalet Sisu boasts 5 spacious bedrooms and 3 bathrooms spread over all 3 levels. The first of these is found on the ground floor – a spacious twin bedroom with generous built in storage and thermostatically controllable under floor heating. Situated just off the games room, this area could provide privacy for younger (or older!) members of the group.  To the left of this bedroom is a large family bathroom with shower, built in sink, towel radiator and WC.

On the first floor you will find bedroom two with a luxurious queen sized bed. This room also boasts vast built-in storage, with a separate chest of drawers, under floor heating, and a stunning view out over the garden to the pistes from the comfort of your bed! Located directly next to this bedroom is the second family bathroom consisting of a large shower, built in sink, towel radiator and WC.

Moving up to the second floor we have the final three bedrooms. To your right you will find bedroom number three, a very spacious twin bedroom with ample storage provided by two chest of drawers. Directly opposite is bedroom four boasting a luxurious queen size bed and two chest of drawers providing storage. Bedroom five is a spacious twin bedroom with great storage provided by two chest of drawers. Bedrooms four and five offer access onto a private balcony through large glass doors, which in turn create a bright and uplifting atmosphere in both rooms. The two twin bedrooms on this floor have pull out single beds to provide flexible sleeping arrangements. The balcony gives a stunning view over the pistes towards the surrounding cliffs and peaks. A very spacious family bathroom is found on the second floor, with a full size bath, separate shower, built in sink, towel radiator and WC.

Exterior

exterior

The chalet is situated on private grounds in wonderfully tranquil part of the village. The chalet is entered via a large gravel area which provides parking for several cars.  Stone steps lead to a large tiled terrace which can also be accessed from the living area through large French windows. In the summer months a large table and chairs are available for alfresco dining surrounded by some of the most spectacular views to enjoy. To the rear of the chalet is a large lawn which leads directly onto the winter pistes. Two upper bedrooms offer access onto a private balcony, should guests desire some quiet time to take in the breathtaking alpine atmosphere.

Contents

contents
  • Four ring hob
  • Electric fan oven
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
  • Electric coffee mahine
  • Teapot
  • Electric mixer
  • Egg cups
  • Butter dish
  • Juicer
  • Bottle opener
  • Selection of cutting boards
  • Kitchen scales
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Selection of wooden spoons
  • Selection of kitchen knifes
  • Wok
  • Frying pans
  • Selection of saucepans
  • Colander
  • Large casserole dish
  • Grater
  • Tupperware boxes
  • Wi-Fi
  • LCD TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player and DVDs
  • iPod dock
  • Sound system (games room)
  • Table tennis including bats and balls
  • Selection of books
  • Selection of family games
  • Washing machine and separate dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hoover
  • Broom
  • Mop and bucket

Location

location

Chalet Sisu boasts an enviable position in the unspoilt village of Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval, officially recognised as ‘one of the most beautiful villages in France’. Perfectly situated to make the most of your winter holiday, the chalet is equally sought after as a summer destination.

During winter, Chalet Sisu sits right in the action, on the pistes of Sixt’s very own ski area, which is also part of the Grand Massif. The chalet is in fact very close to the foot of the 14km blue Cascade piste, which descends from Flaine. Just a short walk from slope-side bars and nursery slopes, Chalet Sisu is also conveniently located just a 350m walk away from the historic village of Sixt.   At the top of the nursery area is where you will find the stop for the free and regular ski bus linking you with the other resorts of the Grand Massif namely Samoens and Morillon.

In summer, the chalet is surrounded by lush meadows and provides the perfect starting point for a number of alpine walking and mountain bike trails. The Cascade du Rouget is a spectacular waterfall situated just minutes by car from the chalet, or around a 35 minute walk.  Likewise, you can drive to the impressive Cirque du Fer-a-Cheval in little more than 5 minutes, or if you wish to walk, there is a lovely trail along the river to take you there, which is also great for mountain/off road bikes.

The area is extremely popular, offering some of the most spectacular walks in the valley. And if you don’t fancy walking all the way, the ski lifts are open during July and August for hikers, mountain bikers, and sightseers alike.

GPS co-ordinates for this chalet: 46.046338, 6.771059

Reviews

We have enjoyed a wonderful time in this beautiful place. Some highlights included a walk up the Dent de Verreu, dinner in the Auberge de la Feuille d'Erable, and very kind and helpful folk at Extreme Glisse (in Samoens) who facilitated a taste of mountain biking in this magnificent alpine countryside . We do hope to return one day.

Johnston family, Chalet Sisu, July 2017

A wonderfully relaxing summer break in this welcoming chalet.

Clarke Family, Chalet Sisu, September 2016

Thank you for this wonderful week in and around this beautiful house. A lovely village with nice surroundings.  We passed beautiful days with the children and grandchildren who learned so much at the ski school.

Stoobant Family, Chalet Sisu, Easter 2016

The location is wonderful, the chalet is cosy and our kids enjoyed the private sledging slope behind the chalet! We love it! A bientot.

Chalet Sisu, January 2016

I have very much enjoyed my stay at your wonderful chalet. We have done so much this week I can’t decide my favourite part. I hope we can stay again!

Daisy D, Chalet Sisu, July 2014

You know, the area around Sixt really is the Alps best kept secret - shhh ! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Sue L, Chalet Sisu, March 2014

So sad to leave your amazing second home. It’s a fabulous chalet - please can we come back?

Kate V, Chalet Sisu, February 2014

A wonderful chalet - thank you so much for introducing us to Sixt and all its encircling marvels. We’ve snow-shoed, downhilled, cross-countried and generally had a great time inside and out!

Clive P, Chalet Sisu Christmas 2013.

Awesome, magnificent, fantastique! What more can I say - we’ve really had a blast at Chalet Sisu - thank you so much!

Chris M, Chalet Sisu, August 2013.

Another fabulous holiday at Chalet Sisu - still our favourite chalet!

Hannah C, Chalet Sisu, Feb 2013

Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval

Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval is a wonderfully unspoilt and relatively unknown village set below towering peaks at the far end of the Giffre valley. The village is officially recognised as ‘one of the most beautiful villages in France’ and is justifiably referred to as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Just a few kilometres from Samoens, the ancient village centre is based around the beautiful 13th century church with a selection of restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, and bakery providing everything you could need.

Sixt has its very own ski area which includes a large well-respected beginner’s area, along with plenty of other runs for all abilities. It's one of the local's well kept secrets in the fact that it's not very busy, even during the peak holidays! The ski area of Sixt is linked to the vast Grand Massif ski area with the famous Cascade blue piste ending its glorious 14km journey from the top of Flaine here. A regular bus service links Sixt to the nearby village of Samoens should you wish to explore the local area. Sixt also has a great array of cross country trails which link to the villages of Morillon and Samoens to create a network of over 80km. 

In the summer months Sixt has even more to offer! The local lift network, along with the rest of the Grand Massif, opens to provide great access to mountain restaurants, as well as walking and mountain biking trails. Sixt has an almost unfair share of impressive waterfalls with the ‘Cascade du Rouget’ and incredible Cirque du Fer-a-Cheval must see sights. Add to this the endless hiking, biking, Via Ferrata, rock climbing, pony trekking , restaurants, local markets and mountain lakes, to name just a few, and it’s easy to see why Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval is such an impressive holiday location.

Premier Services - What's included?

This property is booked directly with the owner and their pricing includes:

¤ Towels and linen provided ¤ 5 - 20% off ski passes delivered on arrival
¤ Beds made for your arrival ¤ 20% discount on ski hire, 10% on lessons
¤ End of stay cleaning included ¤ Welcome basket of food and drink
¤ Meet and greet service ¤ Sample selection of toiletries (often Eco)
¤ In-resort assistance ¤ Utility bills and Tourist Tax included
¤ Payment by card or bank transfer ¤ Provision of cleaning products
¤ Firewood included in properties with fires ¤ Washing up liquid, and a starter pack of bin liners and dishwasher tablets

At a glance

Sleeps:

10

Bedrooms:

5

Ski in, ski out chalet.

Games room, log burner.

Garage. Large terrace. Garden.

Wi-Fi. Satellite TV. DVD player.

Services

Ski lift

Discounted Lift Passes Hand Delivered More

Ski

Discounted Ski and Equipment Hire More

Bus

Airport Transfers More

Ski

Discounted Ski Lessons More

Plate

Flexible Catering More

About the owners

Sue and Peter fell in love with Sixt’s wild beauty in 2005, and have owned Chalet Sisu since that time. Their four sons were all taught to ski by Sixt’s ESF staff, and all the boys now delight in coming back to ski from the chalet. Being right beside Sixt’s ski slopes means that children can ski-in and and ski-out at will, which makes for much more relaxed family holidays!  Peter worked in France for many years, and has employed the skills of local artisans to refine and upgrade Chalet Sisu, which is the family’s second home. Peter, Sue and their family are frequent winter and summer visitors. Come and enjoy!