Chalet La Foret

Les Praz, Chamonix

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Date Available: Available all Year
  • Floors: 2
  • Standard: 1950

Luxury catered or self-catered chalet in Les Praz, Chamonix

The chalet, which faces south, was originally built in 1950. Now completely renovated, it retains the warm feel of the mountain guide’s home it once was. Built of granite and tradi­tional river-sand render on the ground floor, with solid larch wood on the top and a tradi­tional cedar-tiled roof, it’s a wonder­fully welcom­ing house.

The hot tub is a perfect place to enjoy an Alpine sunset on the surround­ing peaks. The owners refill with fresh water for each set of guests, so it’s sparkling and clean.

The wood-burning barrel sauna is a wonder­ful way to relax. Put three logs in the stove, light it and return in 20 minutes time for the most calming sauna imagin­able — listen­ing to the crackle of the fire as the heat soothes your muscles…

The spacious and beauti­ful living room has squashy and very comfort­able sofas, a widescreen TV with DVD player and Nintendo Wii, Wi-fi, BOSE stereo with iPod dock and a bar with plenty of glasses.
 There are games includ­ing Risk, backgam­mon, drafts and chess, mah jongg, Jenga, cards and a Scalex­tric set.

There is no Sky, but provide an exten­sive DVD collec­tion (over 150, from classics & comedy to the latest ski & snowboard movies) and a selec­tion of books includ­ing plenty about the mountains.

The covered balcony is a lovely place to listen to the river and watch the snow and has tables and chairs. You are welcome to smoke on the balcony (though not elsewhere in the chalet). There’s an upstairs mezza­nine den with seats and cushions, where you can retreat and laze if you’d like some peace.

The tradi­tional tiled kitchen is fully equipped with modern appli­ances — there’s a four ring halogen hob and fan oven, microwave, dishwasher and washer-dryer. There’s plenty of quality crock­ery and cutlery, cast iron pans and good kitchen knives, jugs and ice trays for the wonder­ful Alpine water and a raclette and fondue set for cheesy nights in.

All the bedrooms have comfort­able, full size mattresses (2m long, no footboards), which can be made up as doubles or twins accord­ing to your group.


Les Praz, Chamonix

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