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Chalet Isabella - Verchaix
A beautiful authentic farmhouse with swimming pool and hot tub  (Francais)

At a glance

Sleeps:

10/14

Bedrooms:

5

Swimming PoolSwimming pool, hot tub.

Character farmhouse.

2 x living areas, wood fire, wood burner.

Wi-Fi. DVD player.

Chalet Isabella and La Grange Main Image

Chalet Isabella is a character farmhouse, offering 350m2 of stunning accommodation. This property has 5 spacious bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, and sleeps 10/14. The chalet is a delightful mix of beautiful original features, antique Savoyard furniture, mixed with modern cow hide rugs and comfortable leather and linen sofas. Full of authentic charm the chalet contains original 400 year old beams, wooden floors, huge old doors, giant sized keys and no door the same size. The whole chalet has been lovingly renovated over the past 10 years by the owners - from it's beautiful wooden shingle roof to each spacious bedroom and en suite bathroom.

Nestled into the mountain side and surrounded by a large garden, the farmhouse, with it's large sun deck and swimming pool(summer only) are in an idyllic and peaceful location in the hamlet of Le Magnin, Verchaix. The chalet sits high above the valley floor with spectacular south facing views across the valley and towards Samoens, with an amazing panoramic view of the Criou, Cathédrale and The Buet and even onto Mont Blanc in the distance. A 5-10 minute drive take you to the shops, restaurants, ski and summer lifts and lakes of Samoens and Morillon.

A great base for bikers and hikers, chalet Isabella is located close to VTT tracks and many popular walking trails leading up or down into to the villages and local hamlets.

The owners live on site in a self contained apartment and will look after you and ensure you have a great stay. During the winter the chalet is offered fully catered and the price listed on our website is based on 10 adults sharing - for a more individual quote please contact us. All summer prices are self-catered with sole use of the chalet.

For larger groups or to allow for more flexible sleeping arrangements, the charming La Grange 1767 is available adjacent to Chalet Isabella. It offers 2 bedrooms and a stunning open plan living, dining, kitchen area with log fire and wonderful views.

This property is privately owned and has been carefully selected to be in Alps Accommodation’s premier portfolio.

Description

description

Once you arrive at this charming farmhouse you are greeted by 2 beautiful old front doors of different sizes. Originally one was for the farmer and the other was for the cows! The larger door leads to the farmhouse kitchen spread over a huge 45 m2. With 2 oak tables and hand carved oak benches, it can comfortably seat 14. The kitchen has modern stainless steel units, a large range cooker and a large fridge freezer, mixed with the original high beamed ceiling painted pale grey, and a beautiful French dresser set against the original white washed walls.

The kitchen leads into the south facing dining/lounge with wood burner surrounded by 2 armchairs, a comfy leather sofa and cow hide rug. At the other end of the room is the large dining room table which seats 12. Carrying on through the farmhouse we move into the TV lounge with 2 further sofas and a leather armchair next to a large raised cosy open fire. The room also has a large plasma TV and DVD library, and an XBox with games. A beautiful old door leads you out on to the sun deck where guests will find the private pool along with two teak dining tables and chairs for al fresco dining under the shade of a huge sail. Leading round the side of the chalet, you will also find the hot tub. Chalet Isabella has a spacious hallway with antique pine benches and cupboards providing ample storage. The hall also has a downstairs shower room, with wc and sink, and stairs that lead up to the first floor and bedrooms.

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

Bedrooms

bedrooms

Bedroom 1

Sleeps 3, ensuite (shower, bath, WC), 1 x king bed (160cm wide) & 1 x single bed

Bedroom 2

Sleeps 3, ensuite (shower, WC), 1 x double bed (140cm wide) & 1 x single bed

Bedroom 3

Sleeps 3, ensuite (shower, WC), 1 x king bed (160cm wide) & 1 x single bed

Bedroom 4

Sleeps 2, ensuite (shower, WC), 1 x king bed (160cm wide) or 2 x single bed

Bedroom 5

Sleeps 3, 1 x bunk bed & 1 x single bed

Sleep in king sized antique beds with white cotton sheets and thick goose down duvets all from the White Company, with modern luxury bathrooms, a mix of brossé wood, reclaimed ardoise slates and Hansgrohe fittings.  

Bedroom 1 is a beautiful wooden paneled spacious double bedroom with antique king sized bed and en suite bathroom with shower, bath, sink and toilet. This room has a vaulted ceiling and a further single bed, and has the most amazing southerly view from your bed. Bedroom 2 is another spacious ensuite room with double bed, single bed, and large oak Narnia style wardrobe and a stunning view. The ensuite bathroom consists of a large shower, sink and WC. Bedroom 3 has a king sized antique oak bed and antique single bed with lovely westerly views - great for sunset watching. The ensuite bathroom contains a shower, sink and WC. Bedroom 4 contains a king sized bed which can be configured as a twin on request. The ensuite bathroom consists of a shower, sink and WC. The 5th bedroom is our gorgeous Hansel and Gretal wooden paneled bunk room, which sleeps up to three. This bedroom has it's own family bathroom, with bath, sink and WC, just across the hall. Three of the bedrooms can be family rooms with plenty of room for extra beds and a cot if required. 

Exterior

exterior

Chalet Isabella nestles into the side of the mountain on the sunny south side of the valley, surrounded by a beautiful large garden sloped at the sides. A large flat area at the front of the chalet is ideal for summer ball games. A large wooden sun deck to the west of the chalet has a 5.5m x 4m swimming pool for cooling off in summer. The chalet also boasts a hot tub, which is fantastic in all seasons and is located on the other side of the chalet just outside the boot and storage room. The chalet comes fully equipped with double swing set, table tennis, a trampoline, and BBQ. The garden also has a very old Mazot (tiny chalet), built in 1794 which was originally used to store valuables! There is ample private parking at the side of the chalet.

Contents

contents
  • Swimming pool
  • Full size table tennis
  • Large plasma TV
  • XBOX with games
  • PS3 and games
  • DVD player with loads of DVD's
  • Sky box
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bose ipod docking station
  • CD player and CD selection
  • 2 hair dryers
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Huge fridge freezer
  • 900 mm range sized electric oven with 5 ring Gas hob
  • Italian coffee machine
  • 2 Fondue sets
  • Electric wok
  • Electric kettle 
  • Selection of saucepans, frying pans and oven dishes
  • Pierade / Hot stone machine
  • Raclette machine
  • Selection of books
  • Selection of local maps and guides
  • Selection of family board games and toys
  • BBQ
  • Teak garden furniture and large dining table.
  • Wooden sun loungers 
  • Double swing set
  • Trampoline 
  • Childrens sledges

Plan

plan

Available soon...

Location

location

Nestled into the mountainside and surrounded by a large garden, Chalet Isabella is situated in the idyllic and peaceful hamlet of Le Magnin, Verchaix. The farmhouse sits high above the valley floor and affords spectacular, south-facing views across the valley and towards Samoëns. It offers an absolutely stunning panorama of the Criou, Cathédrale and The Buet mountains, and even on to Mont Blanc in the distance. Its beautiful setting, high in the mountains and surrounded by nature, make Chalet Isabella the perfect location for an alpine summer holiday.

The village of Verchaix-en-haut is only a few minutes’ drive away and provides the nearest bakery, restaurant and bars. A 5 to 10-minute drive takes you to the shops, restaurants, ski and summer lifts, and also lakes of Morillon and Samoëns.

In Samoëns the main Grand Massif Express lift operates all winter long, and also throughout July and August. The Morillon telecabine operates during the winter months. The villages boast a number of restaurants, bars, and shops. A number of other facilities, including tourist office, crèche, ice skating rink, and leisure complex are also available in both Morillon and Samoëns. For further information about all that Samoëns and Morillon have to offer, please see our resort information page.

The perfect base for summer bikers and hikers, Chalet Isabella is located close to VTT tracks and many popular walking trails leading up or down into to the villages and local hamlets.

GPS co-ordonnées for this chalet: 46.101565, 6.686168

Reviews

We spent a week at Chalet Isabella with friends - 12 of us, 6 adults, 6 teenagers - we had an amazing week. The traditional chalet, with a modern twist, was clean and comfortable. Sara Jane, Jimmy and family were lovely friendly hosts. Nice pool for an evening dip and jacuzzi which we didn’t get around to using. Views are spectacular, an amazing area, great chalet, fabulous summer holiday ! We will definitely visit this lovely chalet again.

Maxine and family, Chalet Isabella, August 2018

Wonderful chalet, fantastic hosts, great food, very comfortable and ideal for families. Jimmy was so accommodating ferrying us to and from the ski lifts.

Jala and family, February 2017

We had a group of 9 with various accommodation requirements and eating habits, and all were catered for excellently. The welcome was great and the hospitality lovely. The food was good home cooking with a great fondue on the last night, and wine plentiful. Jimmy went above and beyond running us up and down to the chair lifts. Lovely old rooms and open fires.

Gavin and friends, Chalet Isabella, February 2017

Friendly, warm, cosy and fun atmosphere. Sara Jane and Jimmy can not do enough to make your stay so wonderful. I've stayed many times over the years the first time when the kids started skiing ! Great for families but also adults only - you won't be disappointed.

Gary and family, February 2017

We had a lovely stay in Chalet Isabella. Sarah-Jane and Jimmy will give you the space if you need but also make you feel a part of the family if you want. Lovely home cooked food, and no shortage of wine. Jimmy could not be more accommodating ferrying us back and forth to the lifts giving advice on the best areas for the day, and picking us up tired after a great days skiing. The snow was fantastic for the penultimate week of the season, and although it was quite cloudy nothing could stop us skiing the Grand Massif area which offers lots of runs of varying levels for a week-long stay. Thoroughly recommended.

Chalet Isabella (fully-catered), April 2016

A great holiday at Chalet Isabella. Such a relaxed atmosphere, where everyone was so welcoming. Food and wine was delightful and nothing too much trouble. The chalet was very spacious, with plenty of seating and facilities, plus a wonderful view over the valley. I would definitely choose to stay at Chalet Isabella again.

Chalet Isabella, February 2016

Back home in Amsterdam after a wonderful May holiday on the hills of Verchaix, we miss the place already. The breath-taking view, laid-back atmosphere, clean and comfortable rooms, and homey food make Chalet Isabella an ideal holiday chalet. We explored the area enjoying the lush green of trees, flowery ('Sound of Music’ flowery) meadows, and spectacular streams and waterfalls. The Samoëns/Grand Massif area is a paradise for hikers and hiking starts literally behind the back door of Chalet Isabella. The garden of the chalet is a great for kids and a lovely place to relax at the end of the day. We will definitely come back - the only question is when!

Chalet Isabella, May 2015

What's Included?

Chalet Isabella is booked directly with the owner and their catered price includes:

¤ 6 nights full catered 4 course meals ¤ Bathrobes and toiletries provided
¤ Hearty breakfasts with cooked options ¤ Private flexible lifts to and from the ski lifts
¤ Freshly baked cakes for afternoon tea ¤ Fully stocked honest bar
¤ 5 - 20% discount on Grand Massif 6-day ski passes ¤ All dietary needs catered for
¤ Ski hire delivered and fitted at the chalet ¤ Children's early suppers


Self-Catered prices include: 

¤ Keys ready for you at the property on arrival ¤ Complimentary end of stay cleaning
¤ Welcome meeting to familiarise you with the property ¤ Preferential rates on airport transfers
¤ Welcome basket of food and drinks ¤ Beds made prior to arrival.
¤ Washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and bin liners ¤ Hand towel, bath towel and tea towels provided
¤ Provision of cleaning products ¤ Utility bills and Tourist Tax included
¤ 5-10% off ski passes delivered to you on arrival  

At a glance

Sleeps:

10/14

Bedrooms:

5

Swimming PoolSwimming pool, hot tub.

Character farmhouse.

2 x living areas, wood fire, wood burner.

Wi-Fi. 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

Owned by Jimmy and Sarajane who have lived and worked in both the Austrian and French Alps for over 25 years. Working as ski instructors in Austria and then moving to Chalet Isabella in 2004.  They run the chalet as a catered ski company in winter and self-catered in summer.   They have 3 children and all love the mountain life in every season.