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Ferme du Ciel - Whole Chalet

French Alps, France

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The Owner / Manager

Andrew & Su Lyell

Member since Oct 2011
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BFB's Overview

Snow or no snow, for family ski-ing or recharging parental batteries, Ferme du Ciel is a spectacular mountain chalet in the breathtaking Grand Massif of the Haute Savoie Alps, available on an exclusive, fully catered basis or by the room as a boutique B&B. Samoëns a magnet for skiers and boarders but the incredible house itself and stunning Alpine scenery make Andrew and Su Lyell's ‘farm in the sky' the ultimate antidote to the daily grind all year round. Plus, the nanny on request and easy 1 hour transfer time from Geneva Airport adds to the ease of a family break.


After a winter running a ski chalet in Chamonix, Andrew and Su scoured the French Alps to find the perfect setting to start a new life and fell in love with Ferme du Ciel. Leaving behind hectic lives in the UK, their mission was to create somewhere to where worries and stresses melt away while being pampered in the lap of luxury and the result is a fabulous retreat for frazzled parents, families and good friends!


The couple have transformed the 350-year old Savoyard Barn with a savvy blend of traditional and modern styling. The exposed beams give it soul, whilst the sleek glass and stainless steel finishes give it contemporary gloss. The heart of the home is a stunning two-storey open plan living dining area, with floor to ceiling windows to gaze on the magnificent peaks and, although wonderfully spacious, the roaring fire and big squashy sofas ensure a comfy and cosy place to relax and enjoy time together. When youngsters need a distraction, there's a separate snug with state of the art home entertainment including a huge plasma TV, Sky, Xbox 3, Wi Fi and DVD library, plus each bedroom has Sky TV, DVD and CD players, an Ipod dock and Wi Fi.


Spread over 3 floors, Ferme du Ciel has plenty of room for up to 18 guests, featuring 5 generously proportioned bedroom suites and a family suite. Each one is individually and tastefully styled, with an indulgent spa-style en-suite bathroom, complete with walk in rain shower, Molton Brown toiletries, fluffy towels and robes. For après ski or simply après toddler (!), the sauna, outdoor Jacuzzi and pool are just the thing. Plus a revitalising massage or reflexology treatment can be arranged in guest's rooms, plus a nanny can be arranged on request throughout the ski season to guarantee relaxation. Outside, a wide enclosed balcony is a fabulous spot for admiring the views and the chalet also has a 150²m lawned garden, not forgetting the winter wonderland of snow fun and flower strewn spring meadows on the doorstep.


Su and Andrew believe that no one should have to worry about the cooking, so the catering is exceptional. From hearty breakfasts and home baked cakes for afternoon tea, to Champagne and canapés followed by superb three course feasts and varied children's menus, it's well worth working up an appetite!




Accommodation overview

Catered ski chalet or boutique B&B, Ferme du Ciel accommodates up to 18 guests in 6 generously proportioned bedrooms which all have room for one or more cots, with two cots provided. Four of the bedroom suites have king size beds, double sofa beds and ensuites with walk in rain showers and baths – perfect for parents with up to 2 children. One bedroom suite has a king size bed and ensuite with rain shower and bath – perfect for parents with a baby. A family suite has a king size bed, a mezzanine children's bedroom and ensuite with bath and rain shower – perfect for parents with 3 children.


Please Note: Prices are based on a group of 12 + 2 infants under 2 years old. Extra guests are charged at £500 per week and can be selected from the options and extras section when booking. The weekly price includes, breakfast and afternoon tea for 7 days, pre dinner drinks, canapes and a 4 course evening meal with wine and coffee on 6 evenings (earlier 2 course childrens dinner provided), and in resort transfers.

Location Information

Unlike some Alpine destinations, getting to Ferme du Ciel is a breeze, with Samoëns just an hour's drive from Geneva airport on easy to navigate roads. The picturesque village is located close to the Grand Massif ski slopes, with spectacular views of mighty Mont Blanc and the Giffre Valley from the chalet. There are numerous bars and restaurants to choose from and the owners will happily provide recommendations to suit ever taste.


The winter sports are an obvious attraction, with over 265km of easily accessible pistes, a reliable record for snow and pleasantly milder temperatures. Private transfers are available to and from the Grand Massif Express gondola but with youngsters in tow, there's also endless fun to be had building snow men in the garden, going ice skating and taking a sleigh ride in the village, taking the chalet's snow sleds to the children's toboggan run and going on a dog sled or snow mobile adventure.


For summer holidays, Ferme du Ciel has a whole new appeal, surrounding by the lush flower strewn Alpine meadows, with chalet balconies festooned in colourful blooms and piercing blue sky days regularly hitting temperatures into the 30's. The spectacular scenery makes the hiking second to none and a pack donkey can even be arranged to carry the picnic! There are waterslides at the local swimming pool, tours of the village on the SeptiTrain and nearby IndianaParc features high and low rope adventure courses for all


Day trips which are only an hour's drive from Ferme du Ciel include Annecy, known as The Venice of France, the medieval village of Yvoire on Lake Geneva and the bustling Alpine resort of Chamonix at the foot of Mont Blanc.


Nearest GP: Samoens village (5 mins). Nearest A&E: Cluses (25 minutes)

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 77 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 77 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Please note that the price is based on an Occupancy of 12 + 2 infants under 2 year old. For larger groups extra guests are charged at £500 per week.

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 77 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Please note that the price is based on an Occupancy of 12 + 2 infants under 2 year old. For larger groups extra guests are charged at £500 per week.

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Exclusive Use - Sleeps 12- 18+cots in 5 x kingsized double bedrooms with ensuites (several with sofa beds) & 1xfamily suite with king-size double room with ensuite & a children's mezzanine level sleeping area with twin beds and its own ensuite.

Airport under 2 hours drive

An hour from Geneva airport

Any Pool

The Chalet has an outdoor, raised swimming pool and jacuzzi.

Spa Onsite

There is a sauna and jacuzzi at the Chalet whilst massages and beauty therapies can be arranged in-house.

Private Chef

The Chalet serves up children's meals, breakfasts, afternoon tea and three course dinners with wine (dinner 6 nights a week)

Babysitting

A Nanny is available on request

Nursery Gear (additional)

Baby gear provided includes; 2 travel cots with bedding, 2 highchairs, a baby bath, baby monitors, steriliser, potty, stairgates, socket covers, plastic crockery, cutlery and sippy cups.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

For indoor play there are bath toys, kids books, a basket of toys for all ages and a selection of kids DVDs.

Outdoor Toys

Outdoor toys include snow sleds suitable for both babies and children.

Visiting Spa Therapist

Spa treatments can be booked.

Creche Facilities

The chalet can arrange a nanny on request or the crèche in Samoëns ( Les Loupiots )can provide day care for children aged three months to six years, with qualified staff and excellent facilities. (The staff speak little english)

Onsite Restaurant

The chalet provides delcious food for guests in the form of a hearty breakfast, indulgent afternoon tea and canapes followed by a three course dinner and wine. Dinners are provided 6 nights a week.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are provided.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The house has a dining terrace, small lawn and several balconies.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wifi is provided throughout the chalet.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

2 cots & highchairs are available.

Hot Tub

There's an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi


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