La Grange au Merle

Châtel, Haute-Savoie
+44 131 285 5645
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An old farmhouse beautifully transformed into a stylish spot for superb catered chalet holidays, exploring the Portes du Soleil ski area


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 12

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This lovely chalet is close to the centre of 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.


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub/bar 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
Whole chalet, fully catered price £7,500-£16,000 per week. La Grange au Merle can be booked as a self-catering chalet outside the ski season. Parking on-site.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Fully catered chalet.


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


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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