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  • Roof top living room with magical mountain views
    Roof top living room with magical mountain views
  • St Martin de Belleville - the jewel of the 3 valleys
    St Martin de Belleville - the jewel of the 3 valleys
  • Roof top alpine living room
    Roof top alpine living room
  • Bedroom 4 with twin/king-sized super comfy beds
    Bedroom 4 with twin/king-sized super comfy beds
  • Bedroom 3 with twin/king-sized super comfy beds
    Bedroom 3 with twin/king-sized super comfy beds
  • Bedroom 2 with twin/king-sized super comfy beds
    Bedroom 2 with twin/king-sized super comfy beds
  • Bedroom 1 - family suite with separate bunk bedroom & en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - family suite with separate bunk bedroom & en-suite bathroom
  • The en-suite bathrooms - all bathrooms the same high quality
    The en-suite bathrooms - all bathrooms the same high quality
  • Chalet Abode - 100 year old Savoie farmhouse
    Chalet Abode - 100 year old Savoie farmhouse
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    Floor plans
  • Relax on the living room balcony & enjoy the gorgeous views
    Relax on the living room balcony & enjoy the gorgeous views
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Trois Vallee Chalet

French Alps, France

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The Owner / Manager

Ruth Downey

Member since Aug 2010
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
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  • Availability Updated:4 days 19 hours

BFB's Overview

A national newspaper’s recent 'Top 10 Picture Postcard Ski Resorts' ranked charming St Martin de Belleville highly and, taking in the breathtaking view from Trois Vallee Chalet's panoramic balcony, it is not hard to see why. What is hard though, is not feeling more than a little bit smug about the cosseted luxury in which you find yourself in this truly exceptional 4-bedroom chalet, available by the room or for exclusive use during the snow-sure period from Mid December - Mid April.

For the past two years, this chalet has been a labour of love for owners and expats Helen and Chris who have pooled their joint talents in architecture and hospitality to transform the traditional Savoyard home into a charming blend of original character and contemporary style, adding a heavy dose of boutique hotel luxury along the way. It's not just the interiors that make Abode special; it's the whole experience from pre-arrival concierge service to on call driver and the amazing meals created by the talented in-house (non-resident) chef, including dedicated kids suppers.

The spacious 2-bedroom family suite is perfect for Baby-Friendly Boltholes families since it combines style, space and luxury with practicality. Best of all, guests can relax in the knowledge that Helen will take care of everything from stocks of nappies, formula, wipes, etc. to pre-booking crèche, ski school, nannies and ad hoc requirements for restaurants, spas, babysitters etc. when in resort. All of which ensures that families with young children can be confident that everything will run as smoothly as the low-traffic slopes they'll be skiing on.

Trois Vallee Chalet is surprisingly good value for money too as, included within the £745-£1195pp (see prices tab for exact prices) rates are delicious breakfasts, afternoon teas crammed with freshly baked cakes, pre-dinner canapés and 5-course dinners, plus an on-demand driver service to and from the ski lifts (4mins drive) until 10pm nightly, and a complimentary bar stocked with soft drinks, mixers and medal-winning wines. Not to mention the invaluable concierge service.


Accommodation Overview:
The chalet is set about 10-15 mins walk (4 mins by complimentary driver service) from the centre of St Martin de Belleville. The interior is split over four floors with an 'upside down' design to maximise the spectacular views.

The lower ground level is home to the cosy TV lounge/play room and boot room complete with boot warmers.

The ground houses two spacious king-sized double/twin (convertible) bedrooms each with walk-in wardrobe and luxury ensuite with bath and shower over. A cot/toddler bed can be supplied in either or both. The rooms are separated by an entrance hall, which gives them an additional level of privacy.

Upstairs, there's a third, slightly smaller double bedroom with king-size or twin convertible beds, walk-in wardrobe and luxury bathroom with bath and shower over. A cot/toddler bed would be a tighter fit here. On the opposite side of the hall is the entrance to the family suite which comprises a large walk-in wardrobe area, a spacious double bedroom with king-size/twin convertible beds and space for cot/toddler bed, a bunk room with a set of full sized bunks (two singles) and a luxury bathroom with bath and shower over. The family suite also boasts a private balcony off the double bedroom, offering lovely views.

The second floor houses the stunning communal living space with its contemporary fireplace, sociable lounge area, sophisticated dining zone and cosy reading corner. There's also a fully equipped contemporary kitchen, not that the guests see much of it with the chef and chalet host on hand to cater to their every thirst or hunger.
All handy list of useful baby gear is available on request (see 'Fast Facts' column).

Location Information

Trois Vallee is set in a hamlet of houses overlooking pretty St Martin De Belleville and 10-15 minutes walk, or 4 minutes by complimentary driver service, to the village centre. It's fair to say that those looking for all action nightlife, glitz and glamour, should probably head an hour or so (by skis) over the valley to Meribel, but for an equally snow-sure but less crowded experience, St Martin has a lot to offer. It has stunning scenery, three Michelin listed restaurants, including a 2-star winner regarded as the best in the Trois Vallee region, friendly bars and a well-run crèche and ski school.


Skiing Conditions: When at the top of the St Martin lifts, you are skiing at 2,434m, so it's snow sure from December to May. The village itself is 1450m high making it the same height as Meribel, but with the benefit of around a tenth of the ski traffic, but the same excellent piste management and snow-making on the home-runs, which is very effective at keeping them open. The Trois Vallees area has 600km of piste and 200 lifts. The village has an 8 person gondola, which is rarely busy and leads to a modern 4-person chair up to Tougnette (over 2400 feet).

Children: There's an excellent nursery slope in the village with a magic carpet lift, which is ideal for little ones. The crèche is regarded to be amongst the best in the region and popular with local residents, as well as visitors. Abode's concierge service can arrange places for BFB guests.

Activities/Spa: Trois Vallee Chalet's concierge service will effortlessly arrange activities from paragliding and snow mobiles to dog sleighs and in-house masseur therapist service. Not to be missed, 'La Bouiette' the 2-Michelin-starred restaurant has a newly opened spa with complimentary driver service. As well as a Jacuzzi and sauna, they offer specialist treatments including the unique 'Solant in the Hay' treatment which comprises a steam bath with hay cut from above 1,400 metres, and a 'Marie' bath with milk and mountain honey.

Nightlife: St Martin boasts around five bars and 10 restaurants. Dahlia, at the bottom of the lifts has a lovely sunny terrace for lunch or après ski drinks. The piano bar 'Porqui Pas' is a classic old bar in the prettiest part of town with an open fire, friendly staff and late hours. Le Billlig is a new bar and restaurant and L'Eterlou has a great location at the bottom of the poma. Whilst the chef-made meals at Abode are extremely tough to beat, for a change of scene or special lunch, there are three Michelin listed restaurants, including the 2-star La Bouiette, which is regarded as the best is the entire region. There are also a number of friendly pizzerias popular with younger guests.

Getting There: Abode is approx. 75mins drive from the airport at Chambery and 2-2.5hrs from Geneva, Grenoble and Lyon.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 70 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 70 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Whole rental rates are based on groups of 8-10.  Rates includes: • Breakfast & afternoon tea on 7 days • 6 course dinner on 6 nights • 6 pairs of wines served with dinner • Complimentary bar (house wines, beer and soft drinks)  • Champagne reception on arrival • Morning tea in bed • Children’s supper 6 days if required • On demand 4x4 chauffeur service to and from St Martin until 10.00pm • Linen, towels and dressing gowns. Mid-week towel change • Toiletries & hair dryers  • Daily housekeeping • Bathroom products • Complimentary WIFI & Ipod docking station • TV (UK freeview satellite channels) DVD, and film library • Local tourist taxes

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Discount Notes

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 70 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Whole rental rates are based on groups of 8-10.  Rates includes: • Breakfast & afternoon tea on 7 days • 6 course dinner on 6 nights • 6 pairs of wines served with dinner • Complimentary bar (house wines, beer and soft drinks)  • Champagne reception on arrival • Morning tea in bed • Children’s supper 6 days if required • On demand 4x4 chauffeur service to and from St Martin until 10.00pm • Linen, towels and dressing gowns. Mid-week towel change • Toiletries & hair dryers  • Daily housekeeping • Bathroom products • Complimentary WIFI & Ipod docking station • TV (UK freeview satellite channels) DVD, and film library • Local tourist taxes

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

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Fast Facts

The Chalet sleeps 8-10 in 4 stylish king/twin en-suite bedrooms & 1 bunk bedroom.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Chambery airport is around 1.5 hours drive away.

Airport under 3 hours drive

Geneva airport is just over 2 hours drive away

Amenities within Walking Distance

10-12 mins walk from the shops, creche, friendly bars and three Michelin listed restaurants in St Martin de Belleville. Or 4 mins by complimentary driver service (until 10pm).

Indoor Play Area

The chalet has a separate TV/play room with a selection of games and DVDs to keep children entertained in the evening - leaving parents to relax by the fire and enjoy canapés and wine.

Kids' Club

Children aged 5 & older may take up ski school classes available or the option of private instructors.

Private Chef

As described above there is a chef onsite to serve up delicious cuisine.

Babysitting

The Concierge can help organise English nannies, who will come to the chalet - the nannies are full trained and work in the Alpine Club.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Infants (0-2yrs) are charged at £100 and equipment available includes: cots, highchairs, changing mat, car seats, baby bath, a potty, stairgate, bed guard, plastic crockery, plastic cutlery & sippy cups and a microwave. A pre-arrival shopping service can provide formula, wipes, baby jars etc. at cost price.

Indoor Toys

There are toys for children under 3 years, kids books and a selection of U-rated kids DVDs.

Outdoor Toys

There are sledges for little ones.

Visiting Spa Therapist

An in-house masseuse therapist can be arranged by the concierge with rates from 45 euros for a 30min massage.

Creche Facilities

There is an excellent Creche in the village for children from 30 months providing half day courses with or without skiing. Children aged 5 & older have ski school classes available or the option of private instructors.

Onsite Restaurant

The chalet has an exceptional chef and host (live-out) who provide hearty breakfasts, indulgent afternoon teas, pre-dinner canapes and five-course dinners. There's a complimentary bar service and selection of medal winning house wines served with dinner.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The family suite has a small balcony off the double room.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided.

Ski

Set within the famous 3 valleys, the area is great for all abilities with over 600km of pistes including some of the quietest off piste in the area. There's a lovely nursery slope for kids with a magic carpet lift. As well as swift links from the village up to 2430 metres.

Daily Cleaning

Daily cleaning is provided.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

The chalet has a log fire.


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