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 fine restaurants, bars and shops. It’s also a sophisticated 21st- century build, yet traditional-looking, with masses of Savoyard timber, big windows onto the sun-drenched terrace, a large, lawned garden and a whole raft of summer activities to choose from. You’re surrounded by fine walking trails and can go climbing, caving, paragliding riding… and do take the pinion railway to see the Mer de Glace glacier. Self-caterers have the run of the professionally equipped kitchen as well as the open-plan living area with its minstrel’s gallery, dramatically high vaulted ceiling, deep sofas and convivial dining table The family bedroom is huge, all are handsome with dark wood, white linen, good art and smart, modern bathrooms with fluffy towels and robes. Transfers from Geneva airport can be arranged (there’s parking too), and helpful staff on hand. A real treat.