Chalet Lydie is one of a pair of 4 star semi-detached chalets close to the charming village of Manigod and just 1km from some great skiing at Croix Fry.
Set over three floors, it is ideal for families wishing to holiday together. Larger groups can also be accommodated by renting Chalet Lydie with the next door Chalet de Paul et Marie - together the two properties sleep up to 16 people comfortably.
Chalet Lydie has a large living area to accommodate everyone, and there's also room for 16 people to eat together by putting the two tables together. Access between the chalets is via the balcony off the main area - convenient for groups but if you only want to book one of the chalets, the access can be locked off and your privacy guaranteed.
The views from this south-facing chalet are incredible - from your terrace you can admire the stunning Aravis valley, framed by Etale, Sulens and Mont Charvin.
Despite its traditional appearance from outside, Chalet Lydie's stunning contemporary interior is designed to make the most of the mountain views and light.
Bleached woods and neutral tones perfectly complement faux fur and wool textiles and splashes of colour. The property is set over two floors, with access to the basement where you can store ski equipment or bikes.
The spacious open-plan living area is on the ground floor, with a well-equipped kitchen and dining table for eight people. A large corner sofa and pouffes provide the perfect place to watch television or gather around the log burner, and sliding double doors open on to the balcony, which overlooks the valley.
There's a double bedroom on this floor, as well as a toilet and a bathroom. There are three more bedrooms upstairs, all of which have double or ziplink beds which can be made into twins. The two bedrooms at the front of the property open on to a balcony - the perfect place for your first morning coffee! There is also a second bathroom and wc on this floor.
There are plenty of trails for cross-country skiers on the nearby Beauregard plateau, where you an also enjoy snow shoe trails, with views across to Mont Blanc. If there are non-skiers in your party, there are heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools at La Clusaz as well as an ice-skating rink and cinema.
You could also try dog-sledding, sleigh rides or the local specialty - paret sledging!
You'll never be stuck for something to do in the Aravis valley in the summer, either. There's no shortage of walks, from mountain trails to hiking on the Gliéres plateau, the scene of the Resistance's campaign against the German army in World War II.
The ski lifts will take walkers or cyclists and their bikes up the mountains, so they can come down at their own pace, and adrenalin junkies can try paragliding, canyoning, climbing, or white-water rafting within a few miles of Manigod. Via ferrata is another great family day out, with children as young as eight able to explore the mountains secured to a harness.
You'll have plenty of experiences to share back at the chalet, perhaps over a beer and a barbecue on the terrace as the sun sets.
Please note this property is a semi detached property. IMPORTANT : during winter season please make sure to have snow tires + chains for your vehicles since the access to the chalet is quite steep.
Skiers and boarders will love Chalet Lydie, just a few minutes' drive from the lifts at Croix Fry.
If you'd rather not take the car out, the ski bus stops just 100m from your door. There's an ESF ski school base at Croix Fry, where beginners can find their feet on the gentle nursery slopes. Those with more experience can ski from here or explore the 220km of pistes between La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand, which are all covered by the Aravis ski pass. Competent skiers can even ski back to the chalet!
100 m2, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Sleeps 8 (max 1 baby)
Slopes 1 km, Village 5.6 km
Ski bus 350 m
Stunning mountain views
Balcony, terrace and garden
Free wifi. Cleaning, linen and towels included!