Chalet Ubud, Tignes, France
Choosing between self-catered or catered chalets can often be the first big decision you will need to make when booking your skiing holiday. Although catered might be the obvious choice, there are lots of exquisite chalets to choose from that only offer self-catered accommodation, so it makes sense to take a look. Not only are these wonderful places to stay, but self-catering offers its own benefits including complete privacy for you and your family or group. To help make the decision even easier, we have selected 6 of the best self-catered chalets for you to choose from. Do let us know if you have any questions about any of them.
Chalet Imry, Val d'Isere, France
A fantastic addition to The Oxford Ski Company portfolio, Chalet Imry is a brand new self-catered property located in the legendary Val d'Isere ski resort. Furnished in a luxury alpine style, the quality of the interior finish is high, and pleasing decorative touches (including some great wall art) lend a classy feel to this chalet.
As you would expect in a self-catered apartment, the kitchen has been equipped to a high standard with modern appliances and plenty of space to whip up a gourmet meal or two.
The living and dining area is open plan with a large wood fireplace as a focal point. Double doors open onto the balcony from which you can soak up the Val d'Isere atmosphere. The chalet sleeps up to 8, with two of the bedrooms including en-suite bathrooms. You are a short walk from the main lift stations in the centre of Val d'Isere including the nursery slopes. A lovely chalet and perfect for a family holiday.
Don’t want to cook one night? Head into the middle of town to the main street in Val d'Isere to Sur La Montagne. Extremely popular with the locals, you will need to book well in advance for dinner. Enjoy Thai bouillon with shrimps, fondue, steaks and pasta.
Apartment Rosa, Méribel, France
The perfect property for small families or a group of friends. This luxury self-catered ski chalet is located in the heart of Méribel village - perfect for accessing the ski lifts and village amenities including a small supermarket, bar and restaurants.
The chalet has a sociable open plan living and dining area which opens out onto a large balcony with spectacular views. There are three bedrooms accommodating a total of 6 people. You can also fit a cot in two of these rooms if you are holidaying with a little one.
When you are not skiing you can also take advantage of the shared heated swimming pool which gives your stay the feel of a luxury ski holiday. As a further bonus, a driving service is also included in the package for morning and afternoon lifts to the main ski area if you would rather not walk.
Not sure what to do for lunch? Rumoured to be the best bakery in the Trois Vallées, Les Glaciers, found at the top of Route de la Montée, sell some delicious sandwiches and cakes which are perfect for a picnic lunch when you don’t want to come off the slopes to eat.
Chalet Ubud, Tignes, France
Designed by a former pro freeride skier, this self-catered chalet fulfils all the desires of the most demanding skier. Not only is it technically well designed but it packs a ‘wow’ on the aesthetic front as well with lots of iconic pieces of furniture (just look at that dining table!).
This luxury chalet comfortably sleeps 10 adults and 4 children across 6 en-suite bedrooms so it really is the perfect choice for a large family or group. Two of the bedrooms contain almost unbelievably large feature beds – perfect for those that wriggle in their sleep! The open plan living area is set around a central fireplace and has access to two balconies which overlook the pretty village of Tignes les Brévières. There is also access to a large hot tub, which is shared with three other apartments, perfect for relaxing in after a day on the slopes.
This lovely resort has all the benefits of easy access to the Espace Killy ski area whilst still having a quiet, family friendly feel.
Fancy pizza for supper? Take the night off and head to L’Armailly, located on the main road near the piste. Very popular with both locals and tourists, they do some great pizzas as well as pasta and steaks. Reasonably priced and family friendly.
Etoile Filante, Val d'Isere, France
A super stylish luxury ski duplex apartment, Etoile Filante is perfect for a self-catered skiing holiday offering affordable luxury for up to 9 guests. Located in hugely desirable Val d'Isere, you’ll enjoy a warm welcome along with a chilled bottle of Perrier Jouet champagne in the fridge on arrival.
Spread over two floors, the apartment has 4 luxury bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathroom. The master bedroom also boasts its own dressing room and balcony with views over Val d'Isere and the Solaise ski area. The main living area is open plan with an impressive fireplace taking centre stage. Adjoining this is a well-proportioned dining room and a separate, modern kitchen, perfect for cooking some lovely meals during your holiday.
The apartment is just a short walk from Val d'Isere’s lifts and the resort centre. Alternatively, take a two minute stroll to the free resort bus which will whisk you off to the piste. Back at the apartment you can safely lock your boots and skis away in the lockers at the entrance of the apartment building, and for those of you that drive down, there is an allocated underground parking space for the car.
How about breakfast out? If you are looking for a healthy start to the day then head to Artic Café, on Avenue Olympique for Organic coffees, super juice drinks and ‘Pre Mountain’ breakfast snacks including Superfood Oat & Quinoa Porridge Pots with Berries, Almonds & Seeds. You will feel energised and raring to hit the slopes after your visit.
This luxury, self-catered ski chalet was completed in 2016 and offers exceptional levels of comfort for up to 10 guests. Spread over three floors, there’s plenty of room for everyone. Located in the middle of Morzine, it offers easy access to both the Pleney lift and Super Morzine lift, both of which are just a short walk away.
To ensure your holiday gets off to a perfect start you will find a luxury hamper waiting for you upon arrival, packed with goodies including champagne and breakfast for your first morning. Prior to arrival you can also arrange for ski passes and your equipment hire to be delivered to the chalet.
The main living area of the chalet is located on the top floor. A modern and open plan living and entertainment space with double height floor to ceiling windows frame the stunning Morzine valley below. Adjoining kitchen and dining areas complete this floor of the chalet. Downstairs you’ll find en-suite luxury bedrooms. Beds are fitted with high quality mattresses and Egyptian cotton linen and towels are provided. Enjoy the complimentary White Company bath products in the well-appointed bathrooms.
Self-catered but don’t want to cook? That’s no problem. Morzine offers a wide variety of restaurants which cater for different tastes and budgets. Try La Rotonde for a great selection of pastas, risottos and typical Alpine dishes such as fondue or charcuterie. A varied menu and great wine list. For more of a treat, then L’Atelier, located in the Le Samoyede hotel offers delectable dishes including its speciality, lobster ravioli flavoured with ginger.
Whatever your tastes and preferences may be, we are here to help you decide on the best chalet for you. Call us on +44 1993 899 420 or click here for more contact information and we will be delighted to walk you through the options for your next holiday.