This chalet is only available to guests booking the whole chalet for sole use.
Chalet La Grande Sassiere - Val D'Isere, France
Grande Sassière has the most amazing sitting-dining room in Val d’Isère. The room itself is large and lovely with acres of parquet and panelling, and massive roof beams, and the views from it are simply extraordinary. The south wall is solid glass, and the only view as spectacular as the moon on the mountains at dinner is the sun on Solaise at breakfast. Have another look at the breakfast scene in our photos. That's exactly how it looks.
There has been no computer jiggery-pokery. The table may look as if it’s out on the balcony but it certainly isn’t – our guests don’t eat breakfast at -15º.Then there's the seven-person hot tub on the large first-floor terrace to the side of the chalet. It's the real McCoy - massaging jets, underwater lighting, waterfall! More importantly, it has 24/7 filtering, and ozone purification as well as the usual chemical disinfection, so its water is as pure as a mountain spring. There are Crocs and fluffy white robes to help you get from your bedroom to the hot tub. The only thing more fun than sitting with a few friends in warm bubbles while drinking in the view of a quintillion stars and a glass of wine might be doing it as snow falls...
Please note that the use of the hot tub in Chalet La Grande Sassière is at your own risk (and that of your party members). We cannot accept responsibility for any accidents/injuries which occur during the use of the hot tub. Children must be supervised when using this facility.
This is where Larry, our discreet bright yellow Land Rover, comes in. Between 8.30 and 10am, and 3.30 and 8pm, it runs guests from Grande Sassière (and some other chalets) to or from any point they wish in Val d’Isère. Making Grande Sassière literally a mere ten paces from the lifts!
Charter flights from Gatwick to Grenoble includes ski carriage (except 8 December 2013 and 27 April 2014.
Features - Chalet La Grande Sassiere, Val D'Isere
- Beautiful ski chalet designed
- Huge, sunny sitting-dining room with log fire, vast balcony, TV, DVD and the best views in Val d’Isère.
- En-suite facilities throughout, most rooms with spectacular views.
- Silent position, four minutes’ walk from bus, ten from centre, but not two seconds from private morning and afternoon Land Rover shuttle.
- Boot warmer and hot tub.
- A chef and an assistant who live out.
- Damage deposit for all bookings.
Accommodation - Chalet La Grande Sassiere, Val D'Isere
Double (9' x 11') on ground floor. Huge bathroom with wc. View south.
Twin (13'2" x 9'6") on first floor, with french window to south-facing balcony, views across the village. Bathroom with wc.
Twin (13'2" x 9'6") on first floor, with same excellent view south. Bathroom with wc.
Double (9'10" x 9'2") on top floor, under eaves, with partly open-plan bath and basin, and balcony facing south. Separate wc - please see floor plan.
Twin (10'8" x 10'8") on first floor, shower-room with wc. Large windows with view west.
Twin (10'8" x 10'8") on first floor, shower-room with wc. Small windows, view east up mountain.
(30' x 18') Under rafters, with log fire, balcony, TV, DVD, WiFi, and open-plan kitchen (not included in these measurements).
Meals - Chalet La Grande Sassiere, 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.