The Farmhouse

Morzine, Haute-Savoie

Warm wood interiors, crackling log fires whenever the weather dips to ‘chilly’ and mountain views from some of the big bedrooms - magical


11 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome

The Experience

The day starts with a breakfast spread in the cattle shed – now a deeply atmospheric dining room – and ends with a slap-up dinner hosted by Dorrien. Many years ago he gave up England for the oldest farmhouse in Morzine – the lovely, steeply pitched Mas de la Coutettaz at the peaceful end of town. Push open the mellow carved door to find a 1771 interior of dark chunky beams, huge Morzine slate flags and patina’d pine doors with original mouldings. Big, characterful, comfortable bedrooms, whose bathrooms promise white robes and lavish lotions, are reached via a central stone stair; some have mountain views. At the end of the garden is an exquisite little mazot, its bedroom up a steep outside stair. Morzine is the perfect staging post for Avoriaz and the Portes du Soleil, so come for hiking, biking, swimming in the lakes followed by lively dinners. Return to a hot toddy in the bar and a crackling log fire, lit at the merest hint of chill, even in summer. Final proof (as if you needed it) that you will adore The Farmhouse and long to return.


  • Swimming pool
  • 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
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • 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
  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Please refer to the Chalet page for winter prices. Short breaks available, please enquire with owner.
7 April - 15 June, 17 September - 15 December.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner, 4 courses with wine, €50.


Nightly price
from €160
Singles from 80€.
2 Family rooms for 4
From €160
1 Family room for 3
From €160
3 Doubles
From €160
3 Cottages for 2
From €160
2 Suites for 2
From €160



The Farmhouse is a fabulous place and James, Dorrien and Di are super, warm hosts. The whole place, from bedrooms to bar to living room, is comfy, cosy and relaxed. A perfect base from which to cycle and explore the area!

Patrick, Bristol

This was another fantastic experience at The Farmhouse. I have visited on and off since Dorrien first opened in 1993 or 1994. I keep going back because I find the service and quality of accommodation at The Farmhouse very difficult to beat. Great rooms with a unique style, outstanding food every evening and friendly, well trained staff who cannot do enough for you. This year was another very successful holiday and guarantees my return in future.

Jeremy, Bristol

I loved our stay at the Farmhouse. It has the feel of a dear old friend's house party and we always meet fun guests when we go there. Dorrien, Di and James are wonderful hosts and the staff tend to have done interesting things before working at the Farmhouse. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Edward, Canterbury

A little bit of heaven in the Alps! Have visited many times and are always looked after brilliantly. Nothing is too much trouble. The staff are fabulous and the food is amazing.

Ellie, Leicester

What a great place. Very kind hosts. Nothing is too much and all the staff are very friendly and professional. Could not recommend the Farmhouse enough. The food is out of this world and can cater for all needs. I enjoyed the stay so much I have already booked again.

Stephen, Newark

very different from a conventional hotel superb service from all the staff all the way from pick ups and returns to the airport, at all times at the hotel, and taking us to and picking us up from the lifts throughought the holiday great food at breakfast and evening meal in unique atmospheric surroundings convivial bar really friendly and super helpful staff throughout

Philip, Pontefract

A special place in the heart of the French Alps. We were a large group of 10 and were accommodated in 3 lovely rooms. The beds were especially comfortable after a long day's driving and the staff were all exceptionally helpful. We will definitely be back!


Fantastic rooms with very comfortable beds and endless hot water. Food was, generally, very good. Excellent breakfasts to set you up for a days skiing. Tea and cakes to welcome you back in the afternoon. A wonderful dinner in great company around a long polished table. Very special. Dorian and James are skilled in recruiting the best staff. Friendly and helpful and fun. I can be critical having been in the business but there is nothing to criticise at The Farmhouse and I would definitely recommend it for an extra special ski holiday.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Dorrien Ricardo

  • Mountain biking and Road biking are the major sports in Morzine and the surrounding areas in the summer months. The Tour de France last visited in 2010 and July 2016.
  • The Morzine leisure centre is just down the road from us. This is an Olympic size swimming pool, giant 80 metre water slide, bouncy castle, beach volley ball, indoor pool and spa with saunas and Turkish baths.
  • Fantasticable: This is the only zip wire of its kind in the Alps. Two 1,200 metres cables which shoot you across the Plaine Dranse valley and back again. At one point you are 240 metres from the valley floor! A must for any adrenaline junkie!
  • The beautiful lake Montriond is well worth visiting. Whether it be to walk around it, swim in it, paddle through it or just soak up the sunshine.
  • Mountain walks and hiking are very popular with stunning views to be had at every twist and turn. Day trips can start from The Farmhouse doorstep and there are different grades of difficultly for all walkers.
  • The Portes du Soleil region is one of the biggest and best in the world for skiing. 650km of pistes, 13 interconnecting resorts and fantastic off piste back country you have everything at your fingertips. The Farmhouse is a perfect base to explore the area