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Ferme St Christophe - Samoens

A beautiful 18th century 500m2 farmhouse renovated to the highest standards, offering wonderful facilities, space and comfort (Français)

At a glance

Sleeps:

15

Bedrooms:

8

Hot tub, sauna, 3200m2 gardens

500m2 luxury farmhouse. 3x log fires

Samoens centre 12 mins flat walk. Ski bus 300m. 

Yoga studio with additional living

Ferme St Christophe Samoens An historic farmhouse offering top class luxury and facilities

Ferme St Christophe is an historic farmhouse located in the unspoilt hamlet of Vallon d’en Bas, Samoens. Initially built in the early 18th century, it has undergone a 3 year, no compromise, renovation project. This has produced a 400m2 property of the very highest standard, plus a further 100m2 converted barn with yoga suite and additional living space, offering a truly luxurious stay. A triumphant mix of authentic alpine and contemporary luxury, enjoy delights such as hand-crafted woodwork, exposed beams, limestone flooring, exquisite artwork, and the highest quality fixtures and fittings. An incredibly comfortable lounge with library and roaring log fire, an elegant dining room with oak dining table and second log fire, and a huge, fully equipped kitchen. In the lounge, an LCD TV appears magically at the touch of a button, with a second TV in the barn. High-speed fibre internet is also available.

Featuring 8 impressive ensuite bedrooms, sleeping up to 15 guests, enjoy top quality Harrison Spinks mattresses, luxurious toiletries, fine linen and towels, bathrobes, and heated mirrors.

Ferme St Christophe offers exceptional outdoor grounds and facilities within 3200m2 of private gardens, perfect for year-round alpine holidays. A traditional hot tub, Swedish sauna hidden away in a renovated mazot, enormous flat lawns, an orchard, and an independent renovated barn containing a yoga studio and entertainment room.

The property boasts a peaceful location in Vallon d'en Bas, surrounded by spectacular views, and with quick access to many walking/biking trails either on the valley floor or surrounding mountains. Samoens village centre is approximately 1200m (12 minute's flat walk) and a ski bus stop can be found 300m from the property, providing quick access to the Grand Massif Express telecabine in Samoens. Private off-street parking is available for 4/5 cars.

Staying at Ferme St Christophe is not just a holiday, it’s an experience.

The property is privately owned and was previously run by the owners and their team as a catered chalet, Alps Accommodation are delighted to feature the chalet new to market, as a self-catered property.  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

You enter Ferme St Christophe into the grand entrance hall spanning the entire width of the property. Exposed wooden beams, beautiful stone floor tiles, and a spectacular chandelier hangs above a sweeping stairway leading to all eight bedrooms on the first floor. At the end of the vast area, a study with desk, bookcases and a door giving access to the southern gardens. Turn right and enter the kitchen, a chef’s dream, with everything you could possibly need to cater for the group. A Falcon dual fuel range cooker with gas hob and two electric ovens, vast work surface area, separate electric fan oven/microwave, two sinks, three dishwashers (one dedicated to glasses), two large fridge freezers and a Nespresso coffee machine with milk frother.

Double doors lead you into the magnificent dining area where you’ll find a large oak dining table set before a log fire. Positioned in the corner of the property, the room offers lovely views over the gardens, while a west facing door leads to the sunny terrace and gardens. A second dining table is available in the kitchen, while a serving hatch makes serving a breeze.

When it comes to relaxing in absolute luxury, there is nowhere better than the living area. You’ll find two huge, deep sofas, and two armchairs, set before a roaring open log fire. A library offers an extensive collection of reading material, while art lovers will appreciate prints by renowned British artists Howard Hodgkin and Rachel Whiteread. An LCD TV magically appears at the touch of a button to provide entertainment via an Amazon Fire TV stick. A Bose Bluetooth speaker, a great selection of board games, and high-speed fibre WiFi complete the entertainment options. You’ll also find a small bar with sink, with dedicated extra large drinks fridge in the entrance hallway.

In the large ski and boot room you'll find two multi-boot warming racks, ski racks, as well as a cloakroom providing generous hanging space. Beyond the ski room, a laundry offers two washing machines and two dryers.

Located next to the main farmhouse, the renovated barn offers a unique space to enjoy. The upper level is a stunning space with exposed woodwork, double height ceiling, large sofa, TV, log burner and fantastic views over the gardens. This 55m2 area would function wonderfully as either a yoga studio or entertainment room. A bar is also available on this level, with sink and dishwasher. On the ground floor is a 41m2 space which provides excellent storage for bikes and equipment. A bathroom with shower, sink, towel radiator and WC can be found on this level.

Ferme St Christophe has been completely renovated with a heavy emphasis on the environment. The property features an efficient wood pellet heating and hot water system, heavy insulation, efficient appliances, taps, and showers, while materials used in the renovation were locally sourced. In the gardens, many native plants and trees, as well as over 500 shrubs, have been planted.

Included in the price is a mid-stay clean on the Wednesday for a one week booking, 2 people for 2 hours.

In winter, if you choose to use our recommended ski hire company Roland Gay Ski Service not only do Alps Accommodation's guests get 20% discount but they also have heated lockers on the piste.  Therefore you can store your all your ski equipment overnight on the piste, meaning you can wear your normal shoes to walk to the lift, take the ski bus or take advantage of the free parking at the lift.

Bedrooms

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1

Sleeps 2, ensuite (bath/shower, WC), 1 x super king size bed (180cm wide)

Bedroom 2

Sleeps 2, ensuite (bath/shower, WC), 1 x super king size bed (180cm wide)

Bedroom 3

Sleeps 2, ensuite (bath/shower, WC), 1 x super king size bed (180cm wide) or 2 x single bed (90cm wide)

Bedroom 4

Sleeps 2, ensuite (bath/shower, WC), 1 x super king size bed (180cm wide)

Bedroom 5

Sleeps 1, ensuite (bath/shower, WC), 1 x queen size bed (150cm wide)

Bedroom 6

Sleeps 2, ensuite (shower, WC), 1 x super king size bed (180cm wide) or 2 x single bed (90cm wide)

Bedroom 7

Sleeps 2, ensuite (bath/shower, WC), 1 x super king size bed (180cm wide) or 2 x single bed (90cm wide)

Bedroom 8

Sleeps 2, ensuite (shower & separate bath, WC), 1 x super king size bed (180cm wide)

Occupying the entire first floor of the property, Ferme St Christophe features 8 wonderfully comfortable and spacious ensuite bedrooms. All rooms feature luxurious wool and cashmere mattresses made by award-winning Harrison Spinks, fine linen, and spectacular views. In the ensuite bathrooms, you'll find heated mirrors, underfloor heating, luxurious toiletries, towel radiators, and cotton bathrobes. All rooms offer large built-in wardrobes to provide excellent storage space.

Bedroom 1 is a stunning room with luxurious super king size bed (180cm wide), private south facing balcony overlooking the gardens, and delightful desk and chairs. A rustic sliding door gives access to the ensuite bathroom where you’ll find a bath with integrated shower, sink, towel radiator and WC.

Bedroom 2 is another spacious room, offering a huge super king size bed (180cm wide), ensuite bathroom, and private balcony overlooking the gardens. The ensuite bathroom features a bath with integrated shower, sink, towel radiator and WC.

In bedroom 3, you’ll find a super king size bed (180cm wide), which can be arranged as twin beds on request, and a private balcony overlooking the gardens. The ensuite bathroom offers up a bath with integrated shower, towel radiator and WC.

Bedroom 4 provides another super king size bed (180cm wide) while the ensuite bathroom offers the added luxury of 'his and her' sinks, as well as a bath with integrated shower, towel radiator and WC. A private balcony overlooks the gardens.

Bedroom 5 to 8 feature a split-level layout with high ceilings creating a wonderfully spacious feel, while south facing windows offer excellent views over the gardens, apple orchard, and towards the dramatic Criou mountain.

In bedroom 5, a queen bed (150cm) awaits while in the ensuite bathroom is a bath with integrated shower, ‘his and her’ sinks, towel radiator and WC.

Bedroom 6 is a super king size bed (180cm wide), which can be arranged as twin beds on request, while in the bathroom you’ll find a large walk-in shower, sink, towel radiator and WC.

Bedroom 7 offers another super king size bed (180cm wide), which can be arranged as twin beds on request. In the bathroom is a large walk-in shower, sink, towel radiator and WC.

In bedroom 8 is super king size bed (180cm), while on the raised level you’ll find a unique standalone bath placed before a huge east facing window providing sensational uninterrupted views while you soak away your aches and pains. The ensuite bathroom provides a walk-in shower, sink, towel radiator and WC.

Exterior

Exterior

Ferme St Christophe offers a stunning array of exterior facilities, space and views. The farmhouse is surrounded by 3200m2 of private secluded gardens including huge lawn areas, fruit trees/bushes, and an apple orchard! Enjoy wonderful views towards the surrounding mountains including the famous Criou, the dramatic Cathédrale, and the many peaks of the Grand Massif ski area.

Without a doubt, one of the highlights is the traditional hot tub which affords fantastic views over the entire gardens towards the farmhouse. Located directly next to it, an extra large Swedish sauna is hidden away inside a renovated mazot, the perfect place to soothe tired muscles after a day on the mountains. The sauna also contains a shower and separate WC. Linking the sauna and hot tub, a terrace offers a place to cool off.

The vast lawned areas provide fantastic potential for family games in winter and summer alike, while the covered terrace of the yoga suite provides a shady corner for those hot summer days. Two large tables and chairs are provided, as well as a BBQ.

Bedrooms 1-4 each offer a private balcony with fantastic views towards the Grand Massif ski area.

Private off-street parking is available for 4/5 cars.

Contents

Contents
  • Hot tub
  • Swedish sauna
  • Bose Bluetooth speaker
  • LCD TV with Amazon Fire Stick (living area)
  • Smart TV with Amazon Fire Stick(in barn)
  • Large selection of family games
  • Electric hand blender
  • Nespresso machine with milk frother
  • 3 x dishwashers
  • 2 x fridge freezers
  • Extra large drinks fridge
  • Kettle x 2
  • Tea pot x 2
  • Cafetiere x 2
  • Fondue equipment x 2
    Raclette equipment x 2
  • Potato ricer
  • Salad spinner
  • Lemon juicer
  • Selection of mixing and salad bowls
  • Selection of glass Pyrex bowls
  • Sieves
  • Colanders
  • Hand whisks of various sizes
  • Cheese grater
  • Selection of utensils including potato masher, pasta spoon, veg strainer, spatulas, good quality knives, veg peelers, can openers, ice-cream scoop, pizza cutter
  • Digital kitchen scales
  • Measuring jugs
  • Large serving/baking dishes and bowls
  • Double oven range cooker with 6x gas hob and 2 x electric oven
  • Combination microwave oven
  • Roasting tins
  • Selection of saucepans
  • Selection of frying pans
  • Selection of water jugs/bottles
  • Selection of chopping boards
  • Wine ice bucket
  • Recycling bins
  • Egg cups
  • 2 x washing machines  
  • 2 x dryers
  • Boot warmers for 20 pairs
  • Ski rack
  • Clothes horse
  • Ironing board
  • Iron
  • Hanging drying rack
  • Hairdryer in each bathroom
  • Library of books
  • Local maps and hiking guides
  • Cocktail mixing equipment
  • 2 x dining table & chairs (exterior)
  • BBQ

Location

Location

Ferme St Christophe is located in the unspoilt surrounds of historic Les Vallon d'en Bas, a quiet hamlet that boasts some of the valley’s finest traditional Savoyard architecture. Nature lies at your doorstep in this calm, unspoilt location. And yet Ferme St Christophe is still only 1200m (12 minute's flat walk) from all the convenience of Samoëns village centre, making it an ideal year-round holiday destination. Stop for a drink or snack at one of Samoëns' many bars, cafes or restaurants, stroll through the picturesque botanical gardens, or admire the stonework of the medieval buildings in the historic town square.

In winter, catch the free and regular ski bus from just 300m away and reach the Grand Massif Express lift in a few short minutes. From there it is an 8-minute gondola ride to Samoëns 1600, gateway to the vast Grand Massif ski area. Should you wish to drive, the lift is only a few minutes’ drive from Ferme St Christophe and has ample free parking. Alternatively, you can walk to the lift via the scenic riverside path. Linking the villages of the valley, a vast network of cross-country ski pistes can be accessed from close to the chalet. For non-skiers, the village hosts a number of activities including an ice rink, with regular ice hockey matches and ice dancing displays.

Ferme St Christophe is also the perfect base for your summer holiday. The chalet sits near the foot of the Criou mountain (a 7-hour round trip hike!), and a number of other fantastic hiking and biking trails can also be accessed direct from your door. Or enjoy a stroll through the sleepy hamlet of Les Vallon with its ancient chapel, water fountains, authentic architecture and beautifully restored farmhouses.

GPS Co-ordinates: 46.076359, 6.739662

Reviews

We absolutely loved Ferme St Christophe and I hope to be lucky enough to stay here again. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. The lounge and dining areas were warm and inviting. The spa and sauna were pure luxury at the end of each day. I can't speak highly enough of Ferme St Christophe and would recommend it as the perfect ski holiday destination.

Teesdale, Ferme St Christophe, March 2022

Ferme St Christophe is the most incredible place I have ever stayed. We were there as a large group of 15 for a week and there was plenty of space for all of us. The chalet has been renovated to impeccable standards with no detail overlooked. The spa and sauna were used every day, and we really appreciated the close proximity to the ski lift, only a short drive away. We were very sad to leave and hope to come back soon.

Gutherie, Ferme St Christophe, February 2022

We have just spent an amazing half term week in this beautiful chalet with our lovely hosts Niki and Andy and their team. We were a party of 3 families. The chalet was spacious, comfortable and very cosy with the big roaring fires lit each evening. The sauna and hot tub were well used and it was also lovely to sit in the gardens in the sunshine at the end of the day. All in all a great week and would highly recommend Chalet Ferme St Christophe.

Bradley, Ferme St Christophe, February 2022

Ferme St Christophe is the most spoiling and aesthetic chalet we have stayed in - gorgeous woodwork, beautiful stone floors, insanely comfortable beds and a luxurious bathroom for each room.

Nadine Farah, Ferme St Christophe

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