Le Petit Hibou

Peisey Nancroix, Savoie
Self-catering
+33 (0)6 29 88 56 61
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In a hamlet near the Vanoise National Park, a boutique chalet with a small special restaurant, and access to the Paradiski

Bed

2 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Come for the best of everything: snowfalls in winter, cow pastures in summer, and wonderful scenery always.

A shuttle bus takes guests to the pistes of Vallandry, and the world famous ski domaine of Les Arcs and La Plagne. This recently renovated chalet, ringed by beautiful larch trees, is remote, with wildlife in the forests and cross-country trails outside the door (the Centre Nordique is 30m). Eat fabulous lunches and dinners in the restaurant below; fall in love with Caz’s food. Sit out under the awning with a perfect cup of coffee – or a glass of Dave’s hoppy home brew. A smart kitchen awaits if you prefer to cook for yourselves.

When the snow melts, it’s hiker-biker heaven. Set off for Lac de la Plagne: it takes five hours. Return to bedrooms tucked under the eaves, with big comfy beds, uber-chic showers, and plenty of chunky beams.

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We think you'll love

  • Staying in a chalet surrounded by beauty and tranquillity
  • The warm, generous owners
  • Caz's fresh, seasonal, original cooking
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You should know

  • No shops within walking distance
  • The nearest late bars are in Peisey Nancroix, 4km away
  • The restaurant isn't always open - check times before booking

Essentials

  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

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

Check in
2pm
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Children over 4 welcome. Single/day bed available for a fifth guest.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Starters from €10. Mains from €18. Desserts from €10. Open in the summer for 5 lunches, 2 evenings per week. In the winter, 4/5 lunches and evenings per week.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €250
Weekly price
from €1750
1 Apartment for 4
From €2502 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

What an amazing place, and such a warm reception from Dave and Caz. We were here for a few summer nights, walking in the area. The room was extremely comfortable, and the location beautifully quiet - we had the place to ourselves at night. Dave and Caz treated us to great breakfasts, and dinner in the restaurant was most memorable. Very helpful with advice for walks etc, and accommodating to all our questions and requests. We cannot recommend highly enough.

Stephen and Jenny, Aylesbury

This is an absolute gem in the heart of the Nancroix National Park. Beautifully appointed rooms with great en-suite spaces. We were here to ski and booked two separate weeks. The host delivered us to the slopes when we did not catch the early bus. The restaurant food is amongst the best we've tasted in the Alps and is beautifully presented and well balanced. The owner has a great little micro- brewery and produces tasty beer!! Don't think twice and book it before someone else does. The owners and staff are lovely and very accommodating. The stars and quiet at night are amazing.

Len and Geraldine, Leamington Spa

A wonderful hidden gem in the heart of the Vanoise National Park. Le Petit Hibou gave us the best of both worlds. Not only were we provided with luxurious and beautiful accommodation; the room was immaculately decorated, with warm, inviting lighting and honestly one of the best bathrooms I've ever used in my life, but also food that you would most likely only ever encounter if you dined at a Michelin Star restaurant! Caz's evening meals and Dave's Breakfasts are an exciting adventure to look forward to each day. I cannot reccomend Le Hibou enough, you will NOT be disappointed!! :)

Steve, Cardiff

A wonderful spot for a holiday in the mountains, with no need to use the car one you have arrived. Venturing out for the day to explore the surroundings on skis or snow-shoes, wild-flower photography (depending on the season) and returning to dine on Caz's amazing food and sip Dave's home-brewed beer would be heaven!

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The hamlet is a short drive from the resorts of Plan Peisey and Vallandry, which offer downhill and off-piste skiing. Cross-country skiing starts 30m from your door. Tennis, swimming and fly-fishing are also very close, and cyclists are spoilt with legendary descents and climbs. For views and wildlife, hike the route Croix Bozon...spot marmots, ibex, chamois, and Bearded Vultures.

Local points of interest from Caz & Dave Clapham

  • Surrounded by cross country ski trails, towering peaks and forest, we are encompassed in nature - yet less than a 10 minute drive gives you direct access to 420kms of world class skiing in the centre of the Paradiski region (Les Arcs and La Plagne).
  • 100 metres from our door is the old mining college of France (c.1820). Go explore the old foundry and workings in the forest.
  • White transforms to Green as summer approaches. Look out for the wildlife emerging, from sleepy marmottes, ibex and chamois, to our favourite neighbours; the rare bearded vultures and wolves.
  • Take a hike up the the Chapelles des Vernettes for stunning views and lavish Baroque decor.
  • The 2 hour hike to Lac de La Plagne in the summer is a must do if you have the energy !
  • A Via Ferrata (protected climbing route) can be found 1km from the chalet offering a real adrenaline rush. Kit can be rented from the local sport shop and a guide can be arranged if necessary. Sport climbing routes and bouldering can be found very close by

Introducing

Caz & Dave Clapham

Caz from New Zealand, and Dave share a passion for travel and met in the French Alps. They cycle, hike, climb, snowboard and ski. In 2004 they started a chalet business in Peisey, and bought Le Petit Hibou in 2018. Caz, with 25 years' experience "cheffing around the world, in cafes, restaurants, villas, yachts and chateaux" uses locally sourced products and organic wines. She and Dave live nearby.