Chalet with 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms in Les Allues, France
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Chalet to rent in Les Allues, France
The Orchards is quite simply the most unique chalet surrounded by amazing scenery and beautiful views of the surrounding villages and mountains.
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The Orchards is quite simply the most unique chalet surrounded by amazing scenery and beautiful views of the surrounding villages and mountains. There are simply no other private chalets in the Three Valleys with the peace, space, views and silence as this one. It is surrounded by orchards, with breathtaking views of the ski-area, 13 villages and mountains stretching over 35km right up to the glaciers of La Plagne.
The Chalet is only a 4-minute shuttle ride from the Olympic Express bubble lift, taking you to the heart of the Three Valleys ski area and yet remains a thousand miles from the hustle and bustle of Meribel town.
With stunning views, The Orchards is unusually spacious and intimately decorated. Well-equipped and appointed, with attention to detail, everything at the chalet is designed for your comfort, enjoyment and relaxation. The Orchards comprises 2 individual chalets. The main chalet has 2 large reception rooms with fireplaces, large balconies and panoramic views, 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, sleeping 12-14 people.
Next door, the annexe chalet sleeps 4-6 people, with a double bed on the mezzanine and 2 sofa beds in the lounge with central log fire place and gorgeous morning views from the balconies.
For your comfort, The Orchards is furnished with a handmade 15ft oak dining table seating 18 guests, 42in flat screen TV, Wii games console, book collections, board games, Bose sound systems and Wi-Fi throughout.
Guests can enjoy the Jacuzzi, barbecue and sun terraces, and even the well-stocked private wine cellar.
Your stay at The Orchards also includes use of the Cadillac Escalade Cruiser, with driver at your disposal.
The Chalet sleeps 12 guests in 2 master bedrooms and 4 twin or double bedrooms. The chalet consists of a large entry hall with cloakroom and WC, spacious fully equipped kitchen with stairs up to the children's play den, 60m2 dining room with open fireplace, large 18ft oak table, flat screen satellite TV and balcony.
The stairs down lead to a spacious lounge with open fireplace, TV and sound system and a sun terrace (50m2).
- The Master Bedroom 1: Super King size bed, en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC.
- Master Bedroom 2: Super King size bed, bathroom with bath and WC.
- Bedroom 3: Twin beds, shares the bathroom with Master Bedroom 2.
- Bedroom 4: King size bed and private shower room with WC.
- Bedroom 5: Italian style twin beds (can be made into a king size double bed), private bathroom with bath and WC.
- Bedroom 6: Italian style twin beds, private bathroom with shower and WC and doors leading onto the large balcony
- Laundry room with washer, dryer, ironing board, and large drying rack.
Neighbouring the main property, annexe chalet is a quaint split level neighbouring cottage which can accommodate up to 6 guests. With a spacious lounge with armchairs and 2 double sofa beds, open fireplace, TV and French doors leading onto the 3 balconies. The mezzanine level is open plan with a large double bed (1,60m), 2 single beds, roll top bath and WC. Wi-Fi is available throughout.
The Meribel valley, including the purpose-built Mottaret area, suits skiers of all levels. Meribel is arguably the prettiest resort in the famed Three Valleys of France with its traditional Savoyard style wooden buildings, including the giant chalet-like Parc Olympique sports centre built for the 1992 Albertville Olympics.
Founded in 1939 by British Colonel Peter Lindsay (who stipulated that all buildings had to be constructed in traditional Savoyard style using only wood, stone and slate) the town offers a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants from the bustling apres-ski bar Le Rond-Point to the cosmopolitan cocktail bar La Poste.
The Meribel valley is one of the largest of the French Alps extending from Brides-les-Bains at 600m to Peclet-Polset at 3,560m. The town has 57 ski lifts in its immediate vicinity to serve 74 groomed ski runs that total 150 kilometres of pistes. One particularly popular run is the Olympic women's downhill run, and as the epicentre of the world's largest ski domain, there are endless stretches of off-piste to enjoy. Queuing is a rarity thanks to the electronic lift pass system, two 50 person cable cars, over 40 gondolas and 25 high speed chair lifts.
The Meribel ski area suits skiers of all levels. Beginners can cruise down the wide gentle slopes of the Altiport, a tree-lined area ideal for those experiencing snow for the first time. For intermediates, the range of runs is almost limitless, with 89 blue and 116 red runs. For the truly advanced skier every day here is filled with challenges and adventures, be it acres of off-piste, endless mogul runs or simply kilometres of groomed perfection!
Meribel has two areas dedicated to free-style riders. In Meribel-Mottaret there is the Plattieres snowpark with its 17 acres - over a length of 1,300 yards - of jumps, whoops, banks and two half-pipes. The Meribel Moonpark offers one competition-standard half pipe, one half-pipe for learners and a boarder cross with whoops, tables and other obstacles. Meribel, Courchevel and La Tania offer 90 km of cross-country tracks, with a combination of green and blues for beginners and reds for the more experienced Nordic skiers.
For those not skiing there are many mountain restaurants accessible by car or on foot where you can meet up with the skiing members of your party for lunch. The chalet staff can also advise you on local walks as well as other activities such as toboganning, parapenting, swimming, ice skating, tennis, squash and quad biking. In addition, the beautiful Lac de Tueda is the perfect spot from which to appreciate the snow-clad peaks without donning skis or a board.
Or visit during the summer and discover a totally different side to Meribel! Many of Chalet Mauve's guests return to our chalets during the summer months of July and August to be greeted by a totally different kind of playground. Laden with flowers, trees and dramatic landscapes the valley provides the perfect environment for hiking, mountain-biking, golf, climbing, parapenting, whitewater rafting, canyoning, horseriding, tennis and much more.
The Vanoise National Park, France's first National Park, is a boundary-less paradise of 140,000 acres, founded in 1963 to protect animal life and wild flora. Hiking levels reach up to 3,855m and include 500km of maintained and marked trails which are not difficult and are accessible to any good hiker with suitable mountain gear.
They lead through an extraordinary, natural protected open space for day walks or several day treks (lodging at one of the 50 Park refuges) and some, especially the forest trails, are very easily reached, even by young children. The ridges of Tougnete, Saulire and Mont-Vallon offer fantastic views over the Alps, from Mont-Blanc to the Les Ecrins mountain ranges. To reach the mountain summits, visitors can also use the gondola lifts which are open several days a week throughout July and August.
The Tueda Nature Reserve, located below the Vanoise National Park, was created in 1990 and stretches from Lake Tueda to the Gebroulaz glacier along the Doron stream. The Reserve encompasses 2,700 acres of natural preserved beauty including a marked botanical trail allowing visitors to discover more than 100 species of Alpine flora including Twinflower, a protected relic from the ice age, now only found in the Savoie area.
Meribel also has many lovely restaurants, from relaxed creperies to more gastronomic finds that cater for families and groups of friends. Many have flower-covered sun terraces where one can relax and enjoy the sunshine at lunchtime, or watch the sunset and indulge in some aperitifs in the evening.
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Updated 23 September 2018
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- 24 September 2018 - 23 September 2021: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
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£1,000.00 per booking, paid locally
7 bedrooms, Sleeps 16
DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, TV, Satellite / cable
Central heating, Open fire