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.