This chalet is only available to guests booking the whole chalet for sole use.
Chalet Thomily, Val D'Isere
Thomily is quite unique. How many chalets have their front door at the top, their bedrooms below their sitting room, and a dining room where you can wave to passing skiers?
The top-floor sitting room is roomy and high, with huge windows and a wraparound balcony giving wraparound views of Bellevarde and the Charvet. When the sun goes down, there are DVDs and WiFi.
On the next level down are the five excellent bedrooms, with their rather opulent marble bathrooms. Three bedrooms have balconies with the views, while two offer extra beds for half-price children or relatives, subject to flight seats.
The lowest floor is where the amazing dining room is. If you are the keen sort who’s on the first and last lifts, you’ll miss the slightly surreal experience of waving your toast at skiers just a few feet away. By the end of the week, you’ll probably decide that starting later is more civilised.
Next to the dining room are the kitchen, where one of our top chefs will be getting hot and stressed, and a sauna for you to get hot and de-stressed.
If you’re coming to Val d’Isère for the nightlife, art galleries or church, we do have chalets in more convenient locations. The main village is twelve minutes’ walk across the nursery slopes or fifteen by road, though there’s a free and frequent bus service for anyone too skied-out to walk.
But if you’re coming for the skiing, look no further: Thomily is very well situated. You could set off from the dining room, though it’s easier to collect your skis and boots from the ski locker and boot warmer on the top floor and walk the hundred metres or so to the M. From there you zoom down to the village centre, nursery slopes and main lifts. At the end of the day, most guests ski back across the M from the Rogoney chair. It is the last lift to close. Guests at Thomily certainly get their money’s worth from their lift pass… .
Features - Chalet Thomily, Val D'Isere
- Sumptuous chalet on the pistes
- Super bedrooms with en-suite facilities throughout
- Piste-side dining room, top-floor sitting room
- Balconies, views, sauna, boot warmers, TV, DVD
- Wi-Fi access
- Village centre twelve minutes’ brisk walk
- Resort minibus service from Rond Point to chalet
- A chef and an assistant, who live in
The chalet has excellent hot water, more than adequate heating, CD players, radios, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, chess, backgammon, Scrabble and cards. Each chalet has a mobile phone for emergency and incoming calls. Guests wishing to use it for outgoing calls can buy credit from the shops. No chalet has a land line. Guests wishing to use the internet need mobile connection or to visit one of the several internet cafes.
Please Note: For all parties booking, we levy a damage deposit of £1,000. This is payable by credit card prior to departure, and refunded after the end of the holiday upon satisfactory inspection of the chalet.
Accommodation - Chalet Thomily, Val D'Isere
5 bedrooms for 10/14 guests, with 3 baths, 2 showers
- Bedroom 1:(16’4” x 13’) Very large south-facing double with balconies on two sides, a pair of fitted bunks, bathroom & wc.
- Bedroom 2: Twin (12’ x 9’) with balcony and view up Face de Bellevarde, and bathroom & wc.
- Bedroom 3: Double (18’ x 8’) looking west, divided in half by fitted cupboards, bunks on one side of them. Bathroom & wc.
- Bedroom 4: Double (10’ x 8’) facing west, balcony, shower & wc.
- Bedroom 5: Twin (11’ x 8’6”) with shower-room & wc and a small window looking south.
- Dining Room: (16’ x 10’) Light and spacious. Skiers pass as you eat breakfast and tea. The kitchen is off this room.
- Sitting Room: (19’ x 14’) with 16’ high ceiling! Very comfortable with lots of armchairs, log fire, TV and DVD, and vast balcony. WiFi.
- Extra Beds: In rooms 1 and 3, which can be used at half price when one party fills the ten main beds.
- Sauna:(9’ x 4’) Next to dining room.
Meals - Chalet Thomily, Val D'Isere
We start with a proper breakfast. Fruit juice, porridge, Dorset cereals, bacon, eggs, baguettes straight from the famous local bakery, a croissant or pain au chocolat if you like, yogurts, British tea and fresh coffee from Italian espresso pots (with Nescafé and bizarre infusions for those who prefer them). A Cooked Breakfast option is also available.
You return from the slopes to find bread and jam, a freshly-baked cake, hot chocolate etc. left out for you.
Nightly canapés are followed by 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. (Foreign, in other words.) With dinner, we serve free unlimited quantities of a selection of very drinkable French AOC wines and vins de pays.
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.