Chalet F’net

Saint Gervais Les Bains, Haute-Savoie
Self-catering


For skiers and nature lovers, a luxurious eco-retreat in private woodland with breathtaking views to the Chaîne des Aravis and Mont Blanc

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 5

The
Experience

Stomp up the hill to the Plancerts lift – or get dropped off by the concierge – and swoosh down the Megève pistes. Later (snow permitting), ski back to the door. At 1200m, this characterful old chalet sits in high pastures above St Gervais. The views from the hot tub are spectacular.

You’ll need snow tyres in winter as the road is steep and winding. Indeed, the concierge (who lives in the mazot on site) picks you up to negotiate the final track. Your reward: a charmingly executed, eco-friendly restoration that mixes old and/or reclaimed with the best of new. Rustic open-tread stairs connect the three floors, from the big master bedroom at ground level, to the living room above – with a rotating log-burner – to the romantic bed and bath under the eaves where hay was once stored. In summer, donkeys, cows, goats and sheep come to graze the pastures.

Take time out from the digital age. Instead of TV and 4G there are books, games, DVDs and a piano to play (it’s tuned!). You can eat and drink in St Gervais, or chop, chat and stir in the sociable kitchen. Catering is possible, especially in ski season.

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We think you'll love

  • The feeling of being on top of the world
  • The spaciousness of the chalet
  • The luxurious, yet quirky, rusticity
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You should know

  • You'll need to give 24h notice before using the hot tub in summer
  • Having a 4x4 is necessary in summer for making it up the last part of the track
  • The stairs are unsuitable for the very young or very old

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4.30pm
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Mininum stay: 7 nights in ski season (£2400 flexi-catered). Concierge offers drop-off for skiing.
Closed
Rarely.
Meals
Catering available by arrangement. Restaurants 15-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £200
Weekly price
from £1000
Surcharges
£2400 per week in ski season, £2750 at Christmas. Extra beds available by arrangement. Surcharge for hot tub in summer.
1 Chalet for 5
From £2003 beds2 bedrooms

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Location

The neighbourhood

In summer there are wild walks and wildlife; in winter, ski sports and uncrowded pistes. From the chalet you can walk uphill to the drag lift, or drive downhill to the Folie Douce for a beer (it gets lively). Drop down further to the charming spa town of St Gervais-les-Bains, and mingle with the Alpine cognoscenti. After a snowfall, freeriders can head for Chamonix.

Local points of interest from Anjana Devoy

  • Take Jeanne or Marie the Frenchwoman's answer to Thomas the tank engine, to the top of the Prarion mountain on which the chalet sits, to see the most spectacular and close up views of Mont Blanc and the dents du midi . Pretty wow year round.
  • Or hike up there - only the moderate to fit need apply but certainly good walkers will make it. Super fit and you can drop over the top and walk to the vielles luges in winter - a super genuine savoyard restaurant in Les Houches. [3-4 hours]
  • The rest of us can further fail to lose calories by meeting the hiking party in les Houches and snow shoeing up to the resto { 2o-3o mins}. Further adipose can be gained by picking up the most divine custards at the patissier at the Bellevue lift.
  • St gervais - -delightful traditional but cosmopolitan spa town in Parisian Belle époque style. Unspoiled, untouristy not cutesy but elegant and functional. Plenty of restaurants inc Michelin starred serac and market on Thursday. Raclette cheese from Leon!
  • The obvious draw apart from the huge domaine skiable st gervais and les Houches are the thermal spas . Allow three hours to complete the parcours and have a really good recuperative soak. Massages are also available. Nocturnes are particularly agreeable.
  • If all the nature is doing your head in - pop over the bridge or ski to Megeve. Famous resort started by the Rothschilds, home still to the bling and fur brigade, Hermes, medieval churches, horse drawn sleds and lots of fur. Good indoor sport centre too.

Introducing

Anjana Devoy

Ex barristers Anjana and David, are lovers of the slow life and passionate about design. For three years they lived with their family in Samoens then hand-constructed a curved house in Clapham, made famous by Grand Designs. Their Alpine chalet has also been featured in Marie Claire, Biba, and Grazia Magazine. Now based in London they concentrate on the hospitality business, creating unique retreats in the Alps and in Wales.