Amazing Deal – Go this weekend!

June 9, 2016 at 12:27 pm

Cha;et Deals Summer 2016 Samoens
Very quick post to let you know about this quite amazing deal in the French Alps if you can drop everything and go this weekend!

Chalet Moccand is in the picturesque historic town of Samoens – officially recognised as one of the prettiest villages in France, set in the heart of the Grand Massif mountain region, just one hour from Geneva. Just 5 minutes from the centre of the town, the chalet sleeps 10/12 people, and 1 week commencing Saturday 11th June is now on offer for €1138 – a saving of over 40% on the usual price of €2027. For more details and to book, visit Chalet Moccand Samoens

French Snow Report w/c 5 Jan 16

January 6, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Snow Reports France
Christmas and New Year might have been a bit of a wash-out for many resorts this year, but the great news is that it’s now snowing BIGTIME in the French Alps! Unfortunately in a lot of cases this new snow is falling on a pretty thin base, so the above summary of snow depths from J2Ski should prove useful if you’re trying to decide where to go.

Having just returned from Sainte Foy Tarentaise ourselves, where we also skied Les Arcs, we can confirm that the conditions are now pretty good, as they seem to be generally in the Tarentaise.

Chamonix however remains firmly at the top of the pile, as in fact it was over Christmas and New Year, reporting a very welcome 3m snow depth currently, with another 9cms on the way soon.

Long may it continue!!!!

Stunning chalet in Samoens, French Alps

July 13, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Summer Accommodation Samoens France

Just picture yourselves in the hot tub watching the sun go down!

We’ve always loved Samoens, so we’re especially delighted to let you know about the latest addition to our Samoens accommodation listings – Chalet Toubkal – from our friends at

As it’s summer, let’s start with the setting, and that lovely looking hot tub! It is set back from a quiet road on the edge of Samoens village, bordering the idyllic farming hamlets of Les Vallons, and just a 10 minute level walk from Samoens centre. The setting is truly spectacular – and was the original reason the owners fell in love with it themselves. Acres of open land surround the chalet, with direct access to some of the areas most breathtaking walking and cycling trails. Another major benefit to the chalet is the wonderful large terrace area leading to the bubbly hot tub. The sunset views from the tub are beautiful.

The chalet was completely renovated in Spring this year, and offers 140m2 of accommodation arranged over 3 floors, creating a light and spacious, yet wonderfully cosy atmosphere with the blend of different woods, mixed with chic and contemporary alpine style.

Through the entrance level, you are greeted by the light and spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The living area boats plenty of seating with a large corner sofa and a separate sofa, so groups don’t need to fight for a comfy spot by the log burner. The lounge is equipped with HD TV with French and UK satellite channels. The kitchen offers ample space for entertaining large groups, with a large wooden table seating 10 people comfortably situated with corner bench and cushions, plus 4 funky black chairs.

The kitchen is superbly equipped and offers a hob in the central island, meaning the chef can still socialise with the rest of the group, plus there’s plenty of workspace for others to join in with all the food prep! There is a mid-height full sized oven with microwave above, a large fridge freezer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and NESPRESSO machine with starter capsules. There is ample crockery and dishes, plus extras such as a fondue and raclette machine for cheese lovers. As a luxurious touch in the kitchen is equipped with locally sourced black granite worktops.

Glass french doors lead onto the huge south facing terrace equipped with dining and lounging furniture. Steps lead down to the extensive garden area, which is home to the hot tub.

Chalets for rent Samoens

There are 4 highly appointed bedrooms, where the owners have used a mix of modern alpine furnishings, including furry rugs, cowhide cushions, crisp fresh white linen, oak flooring and a range of locally sourced chic furnishings.

Sound interesting? Then read more at Chalet Toukbal Samoens And if you’re a small group of 6 people or less, get 10% off for all remaining summer and autumn weeks.

Apartment For Sale Sainte Foy Tarentaise €250,000

June 8, 2015 at 5:25 pm

Apartment for sale Sainte Foy

Double bedroom with balcony views of Mont Pourri

Sainte Foy is one of the big secrets of the skiing world, featuring at various times in journalists’ Top 5 or 10 top ski resorts in the world, yet still retaining a small, friendly feel, without the crowds of nearby Tignes, Val d’Isere & Les Arcs.

We’re delighted therefore to be able to offer this lovely bright two bedroom apartment for sale in Sainte Foy, built by traditional French construction company MGM, and situated in the original Savoyard village of Ste Foy itself. With underground parking, ski locker and cave (storage room), it would be perfect as your little home in the mountains, or likewise as a rental property in a great location for keen skiers.

The apartment is on the top floor of the building, and reached by two lifts. The open plan living / dining area / kitchen is double height extending into the eaves, thus providing a wonderful bright and airy feel, with a balcony looking up to famous Mont Pourri, the highest peak in the region. Above the living area is a mezzanine – currently used as office space, but could accommodate a put-me-up bed if required.

2 bed apartments Ste Foy

Open plan living / kitchen / dining room

Off the living area is the main bedroom, which is a double, again with balcony, and a hallway leading to the second bedroom, a smaller double. The hallway also provides access to the family bathroom and separate wc.

Apartment for sale Sainte Foy

Second bedroom in 2 bedroom apartment for sale in Sainte Foy

Overall, the apartment has a very authentic Alpine feel, with lots of wood, and the views from the balconies are to die for!

Apartment for sale with 2 balconies Ste Foy Tarentaise

Double height windows leading to front balcony

The apartment is offered for sale at €250,000 excluding Notaires Fees. More details…

Swiss Car Hire Deals in Holiday Autos Sale Today

January 7, 2014 at 12:39 pm

It’s Tuesday, so it must be Switzerland in the Holiday Autos car hire sale – so skiers, grab yourself the best price on your hire car for your skiing trip from Geneva and other Swiss airports.
Holiday Autos Sale