A chalet-with-everything: great mountain style, space and comfort in a wonderful spot. It’s at the secluded, forested end of a no through road in the Chamonix valley, with splendid views of Mont Blanc – even from the hot tub – and within a few minutes’ walk of ski lifts, fine restaurants and shops. It’s also a sophisticated 21st- century build, yet traditional-looking, with masses of Savoyard timber, big windows onto the terrace, geothermic heating; and a first-class ski room, with boot warmers. On snowy evenings a huge log fire burns brightly in the open-plan living area with its minstrel’s gallery, dramatically high vaulted ceiling, deep sofas and dining table for memorable meals cooked to suit, with flair and local ingredients. Two of the bedrooms have wood-burning stoves – worth bagging – though all rooms are super, snug and handsome with dark wood, white linen, splashes of colour, good art and smart, modern bathrooms with fluffy towels and robes. Transfers from Geneva airport are included (there’s parking too) and friendly staff will make arrangements for all this rich mountain area has to offer. A big treat.