La Ferme du Soleil

Le Grand Bornand, Haute-Savoie

Bike, climb, ramble, swim, buy cheese from the neighbour next door! Live the Heidi dream in a very atmospheric chalet in the Haute Savoie


7 bedrooms


Sleeps 14


The hamlet is high, impossibly pretty, with views to lift spirits and silence to soothe the soul. La Ferme is divided into two – upstairs with space for families and friends, and a studio below; if you’re a party, take both. Inside, at the top, is a wonderful sitting room with rustic walls, a big fireplace, thick red curtains at windows and a cow hide on the floor; enjoy books, games, DVDs. Bedrooms and bathrooms are encased in new pine, doors are painted with alpine motifs. Down below, the Writer’s Retreat is as snug as can be: you have a cosy mountain bed and a bunk room for kids, splashes of gingham, the scent of pine, and French windows to a little terrace for the morning’s rays. Down steps, across the lawn, is a pool heated by the sun (not always open). All year the views are a glory; from late May to late June the wild flowers are at their peak. You overlook the village of Chinaillon, one of the best preserved in the Haute Savoie, with restaurants you can walk to and a market once a week. To complete the dream, you have cows for neighbours – listen to the cow bells, buy the Reblochon cheese!


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


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

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. See chalet page for Winter prices.
May to early June; Nov to early Dec.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from €241
Weekly price
from €1690
1 Chalet for 14
From €2417 bedrooms


I write to you on a very rainy day in the Alps, but do not be disappointed as the rain brings with it a new spectacle and mood with every blink of an eye. Above me is broken cloud with the threat that the sun may shine her fingers upon us and below me is lovely fluffy cloud caressing the side of every alp as it makes its way to pastures new. I wonder if this is how the gods lived on Mount Olympus!! I thank you kindly for accommodating us, my spirit is refreshed and my soul is charged.


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