In the heart of Les Bois, the centre of the Chamonix valley, Chalet Cerise is at once both secluded and in perfect proximity to ski lifts, to summer trails, and to every convenience of Chamonix town. Sleeping 10-12 with 5 ensuite bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, and with every room designed to accentuate light and space, we believe Chalet Cerise is hard to match in the luxury market, both for the experience that the luxury chalet provides and for its competitive pricing. Chalet Cerise has a large open plan living space, and truly is a luxury chalet as it also comprises a games room, cinema room, hot tub, sauna, large flat open garden and parking for 3 cars. In additional to all of this, there is also a self-contained 1 bedroom apartment with its own kitchen and living room.
You can see Mont Blanc from everywhere, of course, but the real attraction in Les Bois is the Drus, and the large living area in Chalet Cerise has picture windows which give stunning views of Les Drus and Mont Blanc, as well as a dining table which comfortably seats 10 people. The wraparound balcony is also equipped with tables and chairs so that you can make the most of the views and the sunshine, or sunset! The bedrooms of this luxury chalet are airy and spacious, creating a feeling of relaxation throughout, and you will find no clutter and nothing squeezed into corners. Light wood, large windows and satellite television are standard to every room and cosy comfort is in abundant supply. The garden of Chalet Cerise is large and flat, making it perfect for building snowmen in winter or for enjoying a game of cricket in the summer, and with a BBQ too for sunny evenings. There is also a large hot tub in the grounds of the luxury chalet from which to enjoy the staggering views of Les Drus. Downstairs is a hidden gem - the cinema room - the only room without windows which makes the perfect TV snug, either for playing on the XBox 360 or for snuggling up to watch a film. There is also a games room where you can enjoy a friendly bout of competition over pool or darts.
Dominating the main floor is Cerise living area: sofa and armchair space for your entire party, a log fire, a projection screen for late night DVDs - all of it under one of the largest windows you are ever likely to see, with what is perhaps one of Chamonix's most striking and unusual views: looking straight up at the twin peaks of Les Drus.
The chalet's dining space sits in the centre of the huge open plan middle floor. Right next to the kitchen area and seating 10 with plenty of elbow room, the broad and solid wooden table is perfect for lazy breakfasts, sit-down dinners or even a little work on the laptop. There are tables and chairs on the wrap-around balcony too, should you fancy a bit of sunrise freshness - or sunset romance - with your meal.
The bedrooms are as airy and spacious as the rest of the chalet - the intent when building Cerisier was to create a feeling of relaxation throughout, and you will find no clutter and nothing squeezed into corners.
There are five bathrooms, of which three are ensuite, including the superb main ensuite bathroom with walkthrough dressing room. The top two bedrooms are serviced by two separate bathrooms, each equipped with shower (one with a bath) and sinks. The basement also boasts a sauna for you to ease away any tensions you might have build up over the pool table.
The exterior of Chalet Cerisier is just as strikingly spacious as its interior. The wrap-around balcony has tables, chairs and enough room for an outdoor dinner, the enormous garden is bordered by gentle woodland, and unusually for Chamonix, it is flat, resources for snowman building are considerable, and in the summer there's plenty of room for an impromptu game of cricket.
TV Snug / Cinema room
Downstairs in the chalet there is a hidden gem - the only room without windows makes the perfect snug escape, whether you're leaving the kids with the X-Box 360 or if you're finding a hidden and intimate space for snoozing in front of a film.
Though many chalets have outdoor hot tubs, few are complimented either by the space of the huge garden or by the dominating and awe-inspiring sight of Les Drus towering above you.
Another uncommon aspect of the chalet is its games room: a simple space but perfect for something different; for an evening of family competition at pool or darts, or for a quick bet to decide who is cooking dinner.
If you've been to Chamonix before you'll have noticed at least two things: firstly that there isn't much flat ground, and secondly that almost every bit of flat ground has either a tree or a building on it. Chalet Cerise is a very rare exception to this. On the edge of the woods in the heart of Les Bois, the four-floor chalet is set in a huge, flat, open garden, perhaps as perfect a location as you can find in the valley. Close to the golf course, about 2 minutes' drive from the nearest cable car , and 10 minutes by car from the centre of Chamonix for supermarkets, restaurants and bars, you could hardly be better placed to access everything you will want, winter or summer.
Quiet, tranquil location in Les Bois
Chalet sleeps 10-12
5 bedrooms, 3 with ensuite bathrooms
2 other family bathrooms
Self-contained 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment
Hot tub & large garden with BBQ
Projection screen & Netflix
Wifi internet access
Open plan living area with wraparound balcony
Parking for 3 cars
Washing Machine/Tumble Dryer
Normal check-in time is from 5pm to 9pm.
Normal check-out time is by 10am.
Flexible check-in / check-out times
If these times donâ€™t suit your holiday arrangements, you can book our flexible early check-in / late check-out service (subject to availability). This must be booked with us in advance, and may be subject to a fee of â‚¬25 for apartments and â‚¬50 for chalets so that we can prepare the property in time.
Late check-in after hours
If you need to check-in after 9pm this may be subject to a â‚¬30 late check-in fee, or â‚¬50 late check-in fee if youâ€™re arriving after midnight, which must be paid on arrival at your Chamonix Accommodation.
Travel cots & high chairs / booster seats can be hired through us for Â£35 to include cot mattress, bed linen and a towel. You can add this to your booking at the time of booking.
Pets are unfortunately not allowed at this property.
One set of bed linen and towels is provided at your accommodation for your stay. If you are staying for 2 weeks or more you will have a mid-stay linen change.
Tourist guest cards will be given to you on arrival to give you free travel on the local train and buses and more.
End of stay cleaning is included at your accommodation, but we do expect you to follow our check out instructions on departure. If you prefer you can book an additional cleaning service.
We are also happy to arrange the following on your behalf:
Geneva Airport transfers
Chamonix lift passes
Activities and guides
Additional housekeeping or private chefs at this accommodation