Samoëns - Apartment

Chalet Tir na nOg

Beautifully decorated chalet-style apartment in Samoens village centre 

  • 7/9 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 0.5 km to ski lift
  • 0.1 km to ski bus
  • 0.2 km to village
  • 3 parking spaces
  • EV-possible
  • Garden / terrace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Change over day: Sun

This stunning chalet style apartment has been recently renovated to provide “alpine chic” accommodation for 7/9 people in 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus mezzanine.  The Swedish and Irish owners have taken great care and attention to ensure this apartment offers the perfect space for families or groups of friends to unwind after a day on the mountain.  Tir na nOg is Irish for the “land of the forever young” aptly named to reflect Samoens ability to keep you feeling young!

Superbly located in the village centre, just 500 metres, or a 3-4 minute walk from the telecabine and 250m from Samoens historic square with shops, restaurants and cafes and bars.  There is also the convenience of the free and regular ski bus stop just 100m away.  If you chose to use one of our partner rental shops, ski equipment storage is available at the top or bottom of the ski lift.

The apartment occupies the first and loft levels of the chalet, providing accommodation of approximately 60m2 + a further 15m2 of restricted head space in the eaves.  You feel immediately the love and detail that has been cleverly incorporated, with a mix of wood textures and colours, a fusion of antique and modern furnishings and fittings, and hand painted stencilled walls.

The Swedish influence is found throughout, in particular on the exterior wood, where the paint used is made from copper mine dust found in northern Sweden.  These touches has been cleverly mixed with alpine chic décor, to provide a stylish, comfortable accommodation for you to enjoy.

The owners of the property are on hand to provide assistance during your stay.  You can also book massages for an additional cost.

This property is privately owned and has been carefully selected to be in Alps Accommodation’s premier portfolio. It has a Saturday changeover day, Sunday at the start of winter 20/21, however in low season and for last minute bookings, flexible arrival day and length of stay may be available. Contact us for more information.

As you enter the apartment, via the large private terraced area, you step into a bright open plan kitchen and dining area.  Filled with character at every turn, the modern kitchen is well equipped with oven, ceramic hob, large fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, kitchen scales and coffee machine. A Raclette set and Pierre Chaud set (hot stone) are also available on request.  The dining area, with a beautiful wooden extendable table can seat 7/9 people under the exposed beams, adjacent to the double height mezzanine area.  A TV with French and UK channels is provided in the dining area. Wi-Fi is also enjoyed throughout. 

"Space saver" stairs lead up to the loft area which boasts a cosy lounge area, with a comfy corner sofa.  Equipped with TV, Play station 3, DVD’s, books and games, it offers a great area to kick back and relax.  The sofa can be converted into a double bed for flexible sleeping arrangements.  Please note the loft stairs are steep ladder style as seen in photos.  A stair gate is provided.

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

Bedroom 1

Sleeps 2, ensuite (bath/shower, WC), 1 x king bed (160cm wide)

Bedroom 2

Sleeps 2, 1 x double bed (140cm wide) or 2 x single bed

Bedroom 3

Sleeps 3, 1 x double bed (140cm wide), 1 x single bed

Living Area

Sleeps 2, 1 x double sofa bed

The property offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  The first bedroom is on the entrance level and is a spacious king-size ensuite room, with bath and integrated shower, toilet and sink.  There are lovely mountain views through French doors which lead to the terrace.  On this level there is also a double bedroom, again with great views, which can also be separated to be a twin if required.  Between the bedrooms is a further bathroom with shower, toilet and sink, which cleverly blends contemporary fittings with items such as an antique washstand and towel ladder.

Located in the loft area, accessed via "space saver" stairs is a wonderfully light triple room, with stunning views of the mountain through the velux window.  There is a double bed and single bed, offering a stylish bedroom, under the chalets original exposed beams.  Next to this is the lounge area, which has a double sofa bed and can be converted into another bedroom if required.  Please note the loft stairs are steep ladder style as seen in photos.  A stair gate is provided.

Further sleeping is accessed off the dining area, in the reclaimed loft space.  This is accessed via a ladder and has limited head height overall, but is a very cosy double bedroom with views through the velux down the Giffre valley.

The chalet provides ample storage facilities and also benefits from a private large heated utility room, with plenty of secure space for equipment such as skis, boots and bikes.  A washing machine and drying area are also provided.

Chalet Tir na nOg offers 2 off street parking spaces directly outside, with a private underground parking space 250m away, offering ample space for those who chose to drive, although a car is not necessary.  The large 17m2 terrace area offers plenty of space for outside dining, with views across to the west of the valley, offering the afternoon and evening sun for BBQs, relaxation and beautiful sun sets.

Below the terrace is a heated and secure storage, ski and drying room. With washing machine and plenty of space for storing bikes and equipment.  For bikes (or muddy walking shoes!) an outside wash area with sink and hose is provided.

Kitchen appliances
  • Dishwasher
  • 4-ring hob
  • Oven
  • Large fridge freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Raclette machine
  • Weighing scales
  • Filter coffee machine
  • Microwave
Kitchen utensils
  • Saucepans
  • Roasting and baking dishes
  • Cooking utensils
Household items
  • Washing machine
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Clothes airer
  • Linen and towels
Entertainment
  • Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Games console
Babies & children
  • High chair
  • Cot
  • Child dinnerware
Outdoors
  • Table and chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Ski Locker
  • Bike storage

Situated right in the heart of Samoëns, and yet offering a quiet and safe haven within its peaceful setting at the end of a long driveway, Chalet Tir na nOg is an ideal year-round holiday destination.

For the winter months, catch the free and regular ski bus that leaves just 100m from the chalet. Or if you prefer you can walk to the main Grand Massif Express lift, which is only 500m away. Either way you are guaranteed quick and easy access to our impressive ski domain. For another favourite winter pastime, Samoëns’ competition standard ice skating rink is just a flat, 5-minute walk from the chalet. Try your hand at skating or catch one of the regular ice hockey matches featuring Samoëns’ very own local team.

During the warmer months, keen walkers, mountain bikers and families alike will be ideally situated to experience alpine life in the summer. A number of walking trails and cross country biking routes can be accessed within minutes of the chalet. The Grand Massif Express lift also operates throughout July and August, providing guests with even more access to hiking trails, challenging downhill mountain biking terrain, and of course spectacular summer, alpine scenery.  If you prefer to stay on the valley floor the beautiful Bois Aux Dames lakes and leisure facility, which features swimming pools, tennis courts, archery, golf driving range, horse riding and more, is located within an easy 10-minute walk of the chalet.

The village, with its many shops, bars and restaurants, beautiful botanical gardens, and picturesque medieval square, is only a 250m walk away. And just around the corner from the property you will find a small supermarket with bakery, friendly Irish bar and ski hire shops.

GPS Coordinates for this chalet: 46.080604, 6.726113, as shown on the map below. If you want to see the location of all the properties and facilities such as supermarkets, restaurants, ski bus stops, ski lifts and other points of interest etc, visit our interactive map.

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Property reviews

"We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful and well-cared for apartment. The location was excellent - an easy walk to both the village centre and the ski lift. The layout was perfect for our family of five, and my sons loved staying in the lofts. Shane and Asa were welcoming and helpful. I hope we can return someday. I worried about the complexity of coordinating a ski trip to France (from the US), along with making sure the non-skier in our group had things to do, and I appreciate how easy this website made it with recommendations and resources- I’ve passed the link on to a friend considering a summer trip already. Thank you!"

deGravelles, Chalet Tir Na nOg, New Year 2023/2024

"Shane is a great host. Pre-booked skipasses were delivered at the chalet. The apartment Tir na nOg was a fully equipped and cosy. We had a wonderful week. We also enjoyed significant discounts for the ski passes, ski school and local ski equipment rental offered via Alps Accommodation. We definitely will come back and book again with Alps Accommodation!"

Gilles, Chalet Tir na nOg, April 2023

"We have stayed in Samoens a number of times and have used Alps Accommodation a few times.  The properties are always very well equipped, comfortable and clean.  This was definitely the case with Tir na nOg.  We had a great week there, the owners were very helpful, especially letting us check in early.  The property was in a great location and had everything we needed."

Whinray, Chalet Tir na nOg, February 2019

"We had a wonderful stay. Chalet Tir na nOg is such a cosy chalet - just as we expected from the pictures. The owners Asa and Shane were just sweet and very helpful."

Jorsal family, Chalet Tir na Nog, April 2017

"Lovely cosy chalet with comfortable beds, right beside the supermarket and ski bus and a 5 minute walk from restaurants. What more could you ask for? Our children loved the quirkiness of the chalet and all the little individual touches."

Johnston. Chalet Tir na nOg. March 2016.

"Fantastic week stay in a beautiful chalet and perfect location. Loved everything about our first trip to Tir na nOg and hope it wont be our last."

Linda and Michael, Chalet Tir na nOg, August 2015

"We loved the chalet, so quirky and so many lovely things to feast your eyes on! Loved the “welcome goods” in the fridge, the great showers and the “cool” utility room, great in a heat wave!"

Grange family, Chalet Tir na nOg, July 2015

"Lovely cosy apartment with everything a family of 4 children, two parents and one set of grand parents could need - plus very accommodating and friendly owners. Super, memorable time here!"

Diane and Gordon Pargeter, Chalet Tir na nOg. February 2014.

"In dutch "Tir na nOg" would mean "Scream for more"! We would love to come back, it really is a wonderful place. We loved the cosy village and the magnificent 'Walhalla' you created. Thanks for the hospitality!"

Jakob Vermandere, Chalet Tir na nOg. March 2014.

"Thank you so much for a fantastic stay in your chalet. We had an amazing time and have fallen in love with Samoëns and cannot wait to return! We felt very at home and cosy! A bientôt."

The Linterns and the Blackwell Friars. Chalet Tir na nOg. April 2014.

About the owner

Shane hails from Westport, Ireland. In 1999, he moved to France. Finally settling in Samoens in 2003, where he now works as an estate agent.

Asa, born in Stockholm, Sweden, skied all through her childhood and was destined to live in the mountains. On completing her studies in “Sports massage” she worked many seasons in the Alps and Asa jumped at the chance of making Samoens their new home in 2003, where she was a resort Manager for Alps Accommodation and now runs her own clothing company “Popcorn Vintage”. They are also the proud parents of two beautiful girls, Juliette and Nikita.

“Our love of the mountains is the driving force behind all that we do here in Samoëns. We’ve tried to design Chalet Tir na nOg with a view to all we’ve learned through the years and we really hope our guests can benefit from this. Tir na nOg is a mythical Irish land where everyone feels great and no one grows old……This is our wish for all those who stay with us! Looking forward to welcoming you soon to Chalet Tir na nOg, Shane and Asa”

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Premier Services - what's included?

This property is booked directly with the owner and the price includes:

  • Welcome basket of food and drink
  • Sample selection of toiletries (often Eco)
  • Towels and linen provided
  • Beds made for your arrival
  • End of stay cleaning included
  • Provision of cleaning products
  • Washing up liquid, and a starter pack of bin liners and dishwasher tablets
  • In-Resort Assistance
  • Utility bills and Tourist Tax included
  • Payment by card or bank transfer
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