This chalet is only available to guests booking the whole chalet for sole use.
Chalet Chez Savoy - Val D'Isere, France
Built especially for us a decade ago, Chez Savoy is in many ways the ideal chalet. Nothing too flash. No gold taps or heated loo seats. The chalet is on four floors, with underfloor heating throughout. The boot warmer is on the ground floor, in the boot room shared with our adjoining Chalet La Moraine.
It is a local tradition to get planning permission for three floors and squeeze in a fourth. This may explain why although the top floor of Chez Savoy is perfectly high enough, you’ll knock yourself out on the low ceiling over the stairs. Or perhaps it’s the owner’s trademark: he also built Les Gnellets, next door, where you knock yourself out twice.
You can see the first-floor sitting room in our rotating photos. It’s a good room, with its log fire and mural showing how the site once looked, and views up Solaise. There are five comfortable bedrooms, one rather larger than the others, one slightly smaller, one with a double bed on a sort of platform round the corner from an extra single bed that can be taken at half price (flight seats may be limited), and five decent bathrooms (three showers, two baths, three en-suite wcs, two extra wcs).
Chez Savoy’s position is excellent: in the little farming hamlet of Le Joseray, sharing an entrance with chalet La Moraine and opposite chalet Les Gnellets, three minutes from the edge of the piste and Solaise cable car, six from the village centre. You can ski back to about 100m away.
Please note: Charter flights from Gatwick to Grenoble including ski carriage (except 8 December 2013 and 27 April 2014.
Features - Chalet Chez Savoy, Val D'Isere
- Very comfortable ski chalet built
- Excellent sitting-dining room with log fire, wide balcony and view up Solaise, even bigger sofas this season.
- En-suite baths or showers throughout, five wcs.
- Boot warmers in boot room shared with chalet La Moraine.
- In hamlet of Le Joseray, sharing an entrance with La Moraine, next to Gnellets, three minutes’ walk from lifts, pistes and bus, six from centre.
- A chef and an assistant, who live out.
- Damage deposit for all bookings.
Accommodation - Chalet Chez Savoy, Val D'Isere
Twin (14' x 9') on second floor, with en-suite bathroom with wc. French window onto balcony.
Double (11'2" x 8'6") on second floor, with en-suite shower and wc and french window to balcony.
Twin/double (17'3" x 11'2"). A large, L-shaped room on the second floor with a double bed up a few steps, away from the single. En-suite shower with wc.
Largish (11'4" x 10'6" plus more under eaves) with one double bed (200x160cm) and one single (200x90) on third floor with its own little balcony, en-suite bath and basin.
Twin (12'7" x 9'6") on third floor, much of it very low, being tucked under the eaves. En-suite shower and basin. The window in this room does not open.
(21' x 14') Occupies the whole first floor, with open-plan kitchen, log fire and doors to wide balcony. WiFi.
Two – one outside living room, one on third floor.
Double/single combination in Bedrooms 3 or 4 (only one "extra bed" can be used).
Meals - Chalet Chez Savoy, Val D'Isere
We start with a proper breakfast: fruit juice, porridge, cereals, bacon, eggs, baguettes straight from the famous local bakery, a croissant or pain au chocolat if you like, yogurt, Twinings tea and fresh coffee from Italian espresso pots (with Nescafé and bizarre infusions for those who prefer them).
Afternoon tea & cake: on your return from the slopes to find bread and jam, a freshly-baked cake, hot chocolate etc. left out for you.
Most people are very happy with our normal formula of canapés followed by dinner with a three-course, fixed-menu, dinner-party-style meal. The cuisine is largely French, though with a fusion of other influences – what Londoners call Modern British. With dinner, we serve free unlimited quantities of a selection of very drinkable French AOC wines and vins de pays. This is, unfortunately, only with dinner, not breakfast, and we stop serving the wine when the coffee appears.
Please note: The chalet host will have a day off during the course of the week, during which you will be required to eat out.