La Grange au Merle

Châtel, Haute-Savoie
Chalet


An old farmhouse beautifully transformed into a stylish spot for superb catered chalet holidays, exploring the Portes du Soleil ski area

Bedroom

6 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 12

The
Experience

This lovely chalet is close to the traditional village of Châtel, so you have easy access to skiing in twelve linked resorts in France and over the border into Switzerland. Everything is made easy – ski kit is fitted at the chalet, transport provided to and from the slopes, and you will be superbly catered for by the chef. Recent renovations blend old wooden walls with newer wood interiors; there are elegant copper chandeliers and a long table with soft blue and grey plaid chairs, just right for convivial meals. Latticework balconies and huge windows give you wonderful views of valley and mountains. Two bedrooms (including a family suite) open on to the lower balcony, two to the garden, the fifth is up in the eaves; bathrooms have fabulous funky tiles and big showers or baths. An inside sauna and outdoor hot tub will ease aching muscles; massages can be organised if you like. There’s plenty for smaller guests here too – toys, DVDs, a wooden playhouse in the garden, plus high chair, buggies and cots. Different childcare options and ski lessons are on offer to help guests of all ages enjoy family-friendly Châtel.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

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

Booking restrictions
La Grange au Merle can be booked as a self-catering chalet outside the ski season. Parking on-site.
Closed
Rarely.
Meals
Fully catered chalet.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £1070
Surcharges
Whole chalet, fully catered price £7,500-£16,000. Logs provided at no extra cost.
1 Chalet for 12
From £1070

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Clare & Iain Galloway

  • The Portes du Soleil is one of the largest ski domains in Europe, giving access to unrivalled skiing on and off piste for all abilities.
  • A charming resort, Châtel has maintained all its French charm while developing into a thriving resort with traditional architecture and no tour operators.
  • Mountain restaurants are scattered across the pistes providing hearty Savoyard cuisine, vin chaud and stunning views over dramatic mountains.
  • For non-skiers there is a wealth of activities to enjoy. Snowshoeing, exploring the shops selling local produce and sledging in all its various guises keeps everyone entertained.
  • Savoie wines are growing in character and style. Enjoy a private wine tasting in the atmospheric carnotzet (wine cellar) of La Grange au Merle to taste and savour a selection of the finest.
  • Châtel holds the 'Family Plus Award' for continued dedication to enhancing the family experience. This includes children's menus, professional childcare, dedicated activities and sledging runs. British and French Ski Schools adds to its appeal for families