La Grange au Merle is a newly renovated traditional Savoyard farmhouse located in the picturesque resort of Châtel, at the heart of the vast Portes du Soleil ski domain. Completed in time for the 2016/17 winter season, it is already one of the finest catered chalets available to rent in this beautiful resort.
The original character of this property has been maintained with wood interiors, exposed ceiling beams and a roaring fireplace. The addition of modern facilities including an outdoor hot tub and sauna create a mountain retreat from which to enjoy the landscape, sumptuous food and hospitality.
The heart of the chalet is the full width, south facing living space, with stunning views over the village and mountains. This area comprises a cocktail bar, lounge with warming fire and seated dining for 12 guests. A movie lounge and kid’s playroom are available along with a library and office in the mezzanine. In the cave under the chalet the carnotzet can be found, where guests can escape for an evening of wine tasting.
The chalet can sleeps 12 guests in six tastefully decorated bedrooms; perfect to accommodate a group of friends or two or three families. The ground floor comprises a master en-suite bedroom and two further double/twin en-suite bedrooms. Each has direct access to the south facing balcony or garden terrace. A further generous double bedroom with separate adjoining bunkroom share a large dedicated bathroom. The sixth bedroom is in the mezzanine, also with en-suite bathroom facilities.
Outdoors, there is a safe enclosed garden with children’s wooden alpine playhouse, double garage and additional parking for three cars.
Your professional chef is on hand to create delicious meals with quality local produce. Fully catered, you will be offered a hot breakfast with home baked goodies awaiting you on your return from the ski slopes. Canapés and a four course evening meal is served with selected wines. Healthy children’s meals can be served early as requested.
To maximise your time on the mountain, there is an in-resort transport service in the morning and collection late afternoon. There is a ski bus stop directly outside La Grange au Merle and if you wish to walk, it is a pleasant 10 to 15 minute stroll to the town square.
An extensive concierge service is available and includes a comprehensive package of additional services including professional and flexible childcare, ski hire and fitting at the chalet, ski pass delivery, lesson bookings and direct airport transfers from Geneva (90 minutes).
Prices are for sole occupancy of the chalet for up to 12 adults inclusive of full catering on six days, selected wines, daily housekeeping, concierge service and an in-resort slope transfer service in the morning and from 4pm to 5pm. Supplements are payable for additional guests and it is possible to accommodate up to 15 with children. Staff have one day off per week when a continental breakfast is provided and the chalet can recommend and book one of the many great restaurants in Châtel for the evening on this day.