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Isabella & La Grange 1767 - Verchaix

A stunning farmhouse and independent boutique chalet offering stunning views  (Français)

At a glance

Sleeps:

18/19

Bedrooms:

7

Swimming PoolSwimming pool. Hot tub. Sunny garden.

Farmhouse & independent boutique chalet.

2 x living areas, 3 x log fires.

Wi-Fi. DVD player. 2 LCD TVs.

Chalet Isabella and La Grange Main Image

Chalet Isabella is a character farmhouse, with a charming boutique chalet located adjacently in the grounds. Together they offer a huge surface area of 410m2 (6m2 under 1.8m high), 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, sleeping 18/19. Chalet Isabella boasts 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, huge old doors, wooden floors, 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 each spacious bedroom and en suite bathroom to it's beautiful wooden shingle roof.

Located also in the grounds, is La Grange 1767, a boutique alpine barn, carefully designed to mix the beautiful original style of this ancient building with modern style and comfort. Originally built in 1767 as a barn for making cider, wine, and eau de vie, the barn has been renovated to preserve the amazing charm of the old building and combine it with a modern twist, using shades of grey, black and white.

Nestled into the mountain side and surrounded by a large garden, the farmhouse, with it's large sun deck and swimming pool (open 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 Cathédrale, the Criou, Mont Blanc and the pistes of the Grand Massif ski area. 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 and La Grange 1767 are located close to VTT tracks and many popular walking trails leading up or down into to the villages below. 

All summer bookings are for the properties on a self-catered basis with sole use of the chalet facilities.  For bookings of both the properties during summer, the changeover day is normally a Saturday.  During the winter the main Chalet Isabella is offered fully catered, with the option to also receive catering in La Grange.  For a more individual quote please contact us.

For smaller groups, Chalet Isabella (5 bedrooms) and La Grange 1767 (2 bedrooms) can be booked independently.

This property is privately owned and has been carefully selected to be in Alps Accommodation’s premier portfolio. The owners live on site in their own self contained apartment to look after you and ensure you have a great stay.

Description

description

Once you arrive at the 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 up to 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 deep 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 and very cosy open fire! The room also has a giant 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 bubbly hot hub.  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.

La Grange has been designed to be an “upside down” property to benefit from the uninterrupted views from the living area. You enter La Grange on the ground floor, the two bedrooms are situated at the front of the barn with the bathroom adjacent on the ground floor. A large under stairs storage cupboard is provided for ski wear and your equipment.

The hand built wooden stairs lead you up to the bright open plan living area. First is the fully equipped bijou kitchen, containing full size integral dishwasher, fridge freezer, electric oven, Nespresso coffee machine and 2 ring induction hob. The spacious 6 place dining table, has modern style chairs in 4 colours, adding to the contemporary and fresh charm of the property. Huge floor to ceiling glass windows at the front of the building floods the room with light and boast truly magnificent views. With beautiful dark oak flooring and a large comfy sofa to sit back and relax, read a book by the wood burner on those cosy winter nights in, or watch the sunset through the long glass panel window on the west side of the living area.  An LCD TV and selection of DVD's are available.

Wi-Fi is available in both properties.

For an additional price extra services such as bread deliveries, daily room clean and catering can be provided. The owners can also arrange ski equipment to be delivered and ski passes collected for you. 

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

 Bedrooms

bedrooms

Bedroom 1 (Chalet Isabella)

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

Bedroom 2 (Chalet Isabella)

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

Bedroom 3 (Chalet Isabella)

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

Bedroom 4 (Chalet Isabella)

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

Bedroom 5 (Chalet Isabella)

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

Bedroom 6 (La Grange 1767)

Sleeps 2, 1 x king size bed (160 cm x 200 cm)

Bedroom 7 (La Grange 1767)

Sleeps 3, 1 x double (140 x 200cm), 1 x pull out single bed (90cm x 190cm)

In Chalet Isabella, guests can enjoy 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 contains a beautiful wooden paneled spacious double bed 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 more stunning views. 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. 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 can sleep 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.

La Grange 1767 boasts two beautiful bedrooms, both of which are in a south facing position, with plenty of light flooding in and truly wonderful mountain views. They are equal in size with the original exposed beamed ceilings and ancient wooden panelled walls, with light oak oiled floors. The first of the bedrooms offers a luxurious king size bed and the second is a double/triple bedroom. A modern family bathroom is located outside the 2 bedrooms. This boasts a large 100 cm shower, a vanity unit, a heated towel rail and WC.

Exterior

exterior

Chalet Isabella and La Grange 1767 are nestled 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 scenic 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!

La Grange 1767 is located in the same gardens, with a gravel and stoned walled area on the south easterly side, offering a wooden cafe table and chairs, plus a built in bench perfect for catching the morning and lunchtime sun.

There is ample private parking at the side of the properties.

Contents

contents

Chalet Isabella

  • 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 
  • Children's sledges

 

La Grange 1767

  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge freezer
  • Kitchen knives
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • NESPRESSO coffee machine
  • 2 ring induction hob
  • 60 cm electric fan oven
  • Saucepans and frying pans
  • Selections of baking and roasting dishes
  • TV UHD 4K
  • DVD player
  • Selection of DVD’s 
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bose docking station
  • Hairdryer
  • Hoover
  • Outside table and chairs
  • BBQ
  • Cot and highchair is available

Location

plan

Nestled into the mountainside and surrounded by a large garden, Chalet Isabella and La Grange are situated in the idyllic and peaceful hamlet of Le Magnin, Verchaix. They sit high above the valley floor and afford spectacular, south-facing views across the valley and towards Samoëns. They offer an absolutely stunning panorama of the Criou, Cathédrale the Grand Massif ski area, and even on to Mont Blanc in the distance. Its beautiful setting, high in the mountains and surrounded by nature, make this the perfect location for an Alpine 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 season. 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, the properties are located close to mountain bike 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 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 forward 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 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 & La Grange are 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: 

¤ 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:

18/19

Bedrooms:

7

Swimming PoolSwimming pool. Hot tub. Sunny garden.

Farmhouse & independent boutique chalet.

2 x living areas, 3 x log fires.

Wi-Fi. DVD player. 2 LCD TVs.

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 owner

Owned by Sarajane and Jimmy who have lived and worked in both the French and Austrian 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 all seasons.