Bright and comfortable home is ideal for a family break in the mountains
Full Property Details
- Rate: €1,690 to €4,590 per week
- Location: Le Grand Bornand
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 1200 m
- Outlook: South-East
- Sleeps: 12
- Official classification: 4
- Animals not welcome
- Main rooms: 7
- Number of bedrooms: 5
- Number of double beds: 4 (2 of the doubles can be 4 singles)
- Number of bunk beds: 2
- Bath/shower rooms: 3
- Bath(s): 1
- Shower(s): 2
- Separate toilet(s): 3
- Floor area: 140 m2
- Open-plan kitchen
- Number of floors: 3
- Dining seating for: 12
- Parking spaces available: 3
- Town centre: 4 km
- Ski slopes: 2 km
- Nearest ski bus stop: 150 m
- Ski store
- Garden / Surrounding Land
- Oven: Fan-assisted
- Hob: Induction
- Dining seating for: 12
- Place settings for: 12
- Children’s crockery / tableware
- Baby's high chair
- Bottle warmer
- Coffee Machine: Moka pot, Pods (Nespresso)
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
- Baby bath
- Baby bath seat
- Baby step
- Baby changing table / mat
- Non slip mat
- Toilet seat adaptor
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
- Baby/children’s bed linen
- Night light
Garden / Surrounding Land
- Children's garden toys
- Outdoor dining table for: 12
- Outdoor dining seating for: 12
- BBQ: Charcoal
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 6
- Garden / Surrounding Land: 400 m2
- Terrace: 60 m2
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- Home cinema
- French Television (paid & international)
- DVD player + films
- High-end sound system
- Vacuum cleaner
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
- Stair gates
- Electrical outlet covers / safety sockets
- Locked cupboard for cleaning products
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Lake: 29 km
- Train station: 35 km
- Nearest supermarket: 2 km
- Night club
- Heritage sites
- Horse riding
- Road biking
- Ice skating
- Adventure park
- Mountain biking
- Water sports
Inclusions & Restrictions
- Linen provided
- Bath mats provided
- Bath towels provided
- Hand towels provided
- Tea towels provided
- Elec, heat, water provided
- Firewood provided
- Car recommended
- Animals not welcome
- Non-smoking rental
Please note that this property is not recommended to people with reduced mobility.
We do not accept animals at our property. Thank you for your cooperation.
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About Chalet Le Charmieux ...
Sitting above the beautiful village of Le Grand Bornand, the four-star Chalet Le Charmieux is a great choice for an Alpine holiday, whatever the time of year.
With panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, it's just 2km from the ski slopes and shops, and the shuttle bus stops just 150m from the door, so you'll have no problem getting around. The chalet is between Le Grand Bornand and the village of Chinaillon, so you'll have plenty of choice when it comes to shops, bars and restaurants.
Although it is built in traditional style, this is a contemporary chalet which offers the best of modern comforts and everything you need for a care-free stay in the French Alps.
The property ...
Built over three floors, this sunny west-facing chalet has plenty of room for 12 people (maximum eight adults).
The ground floor is dedicated to younger visitors - there's a bedroom with two sets of bunk beds as well as a home cinema and games room, a shower room and a toilet. There's also a laundry and storage room on this level.
Upstairs, you'll find the open plan living area, with a well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar, the dining table and benches and a sunny sitting area. There are plenty of windows to make the most of those stunning views and an open fire. This area also opens on to two large furnished terraces which are connected by a balcony, so that you can follow the sun from morning to evening.
And when the sun goes down, why not try a bit of star-gazing? The owners have thoughtfully provided a telescope so that you can get a really good look at the dark night sky.
There are four more bedrooms on the top floor, two of which have large double beds. The other two each have two twin beds, that can be put together if you wish. This floor also has a bathroom, a shower room and a separate toilet to keep queues to a minimum.
About the area ...
Ideally located between Le Grand Bornand and Chinaillon, and with the ski bus stopping just 150m from your chalet, you'll have plenty of choice of where to ski.
An Aravis ski pass gives you access to 220km of well-groomed pistes covering these two resorts as well as La Clusaz and Manigod, which are all served by the bus network, so skiers and boarders of all abilities are well catered for. Boarders will also find plenty of challenge at Le Grand Bornand's snowpark, which is rated amongst the top five in France.
Any non-skiers in your party will find plenty to do - try snowshoeing, ice-skating, horse-drawn carriage rides, paragliding, swimming or pamper yourself at one of the area's spas.
Le Grand Bornand boasts Famille Plus status, thanks to its great programme of activities for younger visitors, making it the perfect choice for family holidays.
In the summer, the snow melts leaving bright green pastures in its place, Le Grand Bornand is a great choice for a holiday at the heart of nature.
Chalet Le Charmieux is particularly well-placed to make the most of the mountain trails which are popular with walkers and cyclists, and guide books and maps are provided so that you will never be stuck for somewhere to go. If you don't fancy the uphill hike, take the lift and come back down at your own pace.
If you're visiting with small children, there's a lovely stream and a small pool just below the chalet, where they can play safely with supervision. It's a great place to cool off in the heat of the summer and only a short walk away - look out for wild strawberries and raspberries on the way!
Le Grand Bornand is also home to a nine-hole golf course and an open-air swimming complex with grassy areas perfect for picnics. If you fancy more of a challenge there's also a climbing school, a tree-top adventure park, via ferrata, canyoning, white-water rafting and paragliding nearby.
In August, the International Children's Festival takes over the town, when the fun includes puppet shows, circus workshops and a grand firework finale - book early to avoid disappointment!
If Chalet Le Charmieux ticks all your boxes, check your dates against our availability calendar - if you need some more time, we can hold the property for you for 24 hours. But don't wait too long, as this property is very popular with our guests.
- Check-in: after 17h00
- Check-out: before 10h00
Full list of features, inclusions, activities, nearby points of interest and special conditions:
For bookings cancelled at least 6 months before the start of the stay, the deposit will be refunded. For a cancellation after this, any amounts already paid will be forfeited.
COVID-19 Cancellation Protection included
In the event of COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property includes cancellation protection - get a credit note for 100% of the amount paid, valid for 27 months.
Le Grand Bornand
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Why Le Grand Bornand?
Le Grand Bornand is an idyllic Alpine village which happens to be surrounded by some great skiing and in summer, a superb mountain playground.
There are none of the huge hotel complexes you'll find in other ski resorts – just a friendly welcome all year round.
Families are particularly welcome, with a great programme of activities to keep kids of all ages busy and happy.
- Ski slopes2 km
- Nearest ski bus stop150 m
- Town centre4 km
- Nearest supermarket2 km
From the owner
When we built it we had the beauty of the natural environment in mind
We are originally from Lyon and Le Charmieux is our family chalet. I am a widower with three children and eight grandchildren - all wonderful of course! Bertrand lives in Paris, Charlotte in Hong Kong and Audrey is in Versailles.
We chose the Aravis area because it is close to Lyon, easy to reach by TGV via Annemasse or Annecy and by air via Geneva. Also in its favour is the skiing in winter, and the walks and golf in summer, as well as swimming in the nearby lakes and all the activities organised by the village of Le Grand Bornand, especially for children.
Megeve, Chamonix and Switzerland are also very close.
We chose the site of the chalet for its magnificent views of the mountains and neighbouring chalets, and its sunny south-facing position. It is close to the village and the ski slopes, which can be reached by ski bus.
As for the chalet, we wanted to make it simple and comfortable, and the many windows mean it is flooded with light. When we built it we had the beauty of the natural environment in mind.
We hope you will be as happy there as we are and wish you a wonderful holiday in our chalet.
“Very nice stay in your chalet”
The chalet is well located with a superb view. It's very well equipped, and decorated. The chalet was clean when we arrived. The children really enjoyed the space reserved for them on the ground floor. Perhaps there should be more storage in the kitchen for food?
The resort is welcoming and family friendly and the service offer is good. Home delivery of bread from a local bakery would be a must!
We never met the manager who was ill with COVID, but he managed our stay very well from a distance!
He allowed us to take possession before the scheduled time, thank you again Nathan! We all enjoyed your chalet very much and had a great and relaxing holiday.
— Anne Laure D. Dec 2021
Our stay in this chalet was extremely pleasant. The magnificent snow, the blue sky during the whole stay certainly contributed. But the comfort and beauty of this modern chalet are its main assets. We were there to work at the biathlon, but we still managed to use our free time to do some skiing. Thanks to Nathan our host and to OVO Network for great services.
— Steeve H. Dec 2021
“Thank you Nathan”
Magnificent chalet. Very comfortable and well equipped. We had a pleasant stay. We had a great time and we thank Nathan for his availability and kindness.
— Stanislas R. Dec 2021
“Great views in a superb chalet”
It was my 7th trip to the Alps but by far this is the nicest place I had the chance to experience. I hope to come back soon.
Perfect location with a great view. A lot of light from all the windows. Simply sublime. All the necessary equipment was available and more. Superb chalet and very warm. One of the best views we have have ever seen, but also all the equipment one might need. Everything was perfect and we will be back very soon.
— Yannick B. Oct 2021
Thank you for this wonderful stay at Chalet Charmieux. We felt at home in this property. We appreciated the comfort, the view, the decoration, the location, and the warm welcome. Everything was perfect, even the weather! The projection room was very much appreciated when we returned from our hikes. We hope that future guests have as much of an enjoyable and relaxing stay as we did.
— Antoine & Amandine P. Aug 2021
“A beautiful week”
We had a very good week in your chalet, and we would come back with pleasure. We particularly appreciated the view from the mountains in the main room and the neat decoration which brings a lot of warmth to the chalet. It is not an impersonal place like so often in rentals. Congrats on the choice of the very beautiful and numerous sources of lighting. This week was the occasion for us of beautiful family hikes in the surroundings. The manager fulfilled his role perfectly.
— Frederique B. Jul 2021
“It was perfect!”
Ideally located with a magnificent view and a perfect equipment. We had a great stay in your chalet despite the capricious weather. We only got to enjoy one hike on and under the snow! But this allowed us to take advantage of this very welcoming chalet by the fire, with a play area on the ground floor which is very appreciable for children. The welcome was also very professional.
— Mickael R. May 2021
“Thank you so much for your warm welcome!”
The chalet was lovely, we will certainly recommend it to all of our friends.Manuel (the manager) was so nice and helpful.Thank you again!
— Carolita U. Oct 2020
“Very nice stay”
Beautiful chalet with nice deco and great equipment. Fantastic view. Good beds. The resort is pretty, with lots of activities to enjoy in summer period.
— Marie C. Jul 2020
“Perfect from A to Z”
Huge thanks for letting us stay in this lovely chalet, with all its equipment and a fantastic home cinema. Congratulations to the local manager who was perfect from check in to check out, and who even prepared a great log fire for our arrival!
— François D. Mar 2020
The chalet is in a beautiful and convenient location, and is very well-equipped. It feels like stying in a home rather than a seasonal rental. The ski bus could not be better located, and inside the chalet there is everything for a large family - from the brilliantly equipped kitchen to the home cinema and children's books and games. Manuel the chalet manager was very friendly and ensured we had everything we needed. We had a wonderful week and did not want to leave!
— Rebecca S. Feb 2020
This chalet is superb, it's one of those properties you would dream to buy. Excellent quality of service and welcome.
— Guy B. Jan 2020
“A lovely stay”
Thanks you very much for letting me and my family stay in your lovely chalet.We had a lovely week walking in the mountains and exploring the local towns and villages.The chalet was amazing, we could tell that you have put a lot of thought and care into it. My daughter was very happy playing with all the toys!
— Simon P. Jan 2020
We left the chalet this mornig. Many thanks for organisation of our arrival and departure with M Bernal. He was very welcoming. We enjoyed the great location of the chalet and the magnificent scenery. It's the first time we have visited this area and we will take home wonderful memories.
— Jelena O. Jan 2020
“A house where we felt just right”
Great chalet, nicely decorated. Nothing is missing here! We had a great stay. Thank you for the warm welcome. We really felt at home. Ski, biathlon... so much to do around here!
— Thierry M. Dec 2019
“A very well equiped chalet”
A magnificent chalet with a fabulous view of the Aravis. Well decorated and original. The welcome and the neighbourhood were very warm. We had an exceptional wee with family and friends.
— Virginie J. May 2019
“An exceptional holiday”
Our holiday is coming to an end and we have had an exceptional time in your chalet. The design, the decor and the location make it a great place to relax with the family. The seminar part was also a success. We really appreciated all the equipment. Thank you again.
— Philippe L. Apr 2019
“A perfect stay”
The holiday was perfect. The ski resort is very well equipped and easy to get to from the chalet. The chalet is very nice, very bright and the kitchen is well equipped. The welcome was excellent - a call in advance, and the manager was very polite and helpful, the chalet was very clean. All good!
— Jean-Bernard M. Mar 2019
“Beautiful chalet, well equipped and cosy”
We had a good stay at this beautiful chalet. Nice decoration, very comfortable. The weather wasn't great but we enjoyed all the facilities of the chalet, especially the home cinema.
— Pascale P. Mar 2019
“Great stay, lovely chalet”
It was our first visit to Le Grand Bornand and we really liked it. Very pretty, not too busy and good skiing. We also had a fabulous ESF instructor, Angele, who really helped us all improve.Your chalet was very nice, very nicely decorated, comfortable, warm and welcoming!
— Katie M. Feb 2019
“A very good family holiday in this superb chalet”
We really had a good time and were delighted with our holiday. Everything met our expectations and we won't hesitate to come back. Your chalet is magnificent!
— Brigitte D. Dec 2018
“Great 2 weeks in your beautiful chalet”
The views are wonderful!
— Philippe B. Jul 2018
An excellent holiday. We will have fond memories of this chalet and its surroundings.
— Geraldine L. Jul 2018
“A fantastic area and a very good welcome”
We had discovered Chinaillon in summer about 20 years ago, but had never been back, so it was a real delight to re-discover this area. The very friendly atmosphere is a change from the ski factories. The traditional way of life has been preserved for the most part, and it's a pleasure to stroll around the narrow streets of old Chinaillon, for example. We are very familiar with the Trois Vallées, and particularly Méribel, but we now have a soft spot for Chinaillon! We have been Alpine and cross-country skiers for many years (almost 60!), and found downhill runs in Chinaillon which were perfect for our level, and weren't full of crazy skiers. The slopes in the Bouchet valley are a delight for cross-country skiers. We found that Chinaillon had everything you could need for a sporting and rural holiday. As for the rental service, it met all our expectations. Thank you to the manager! Everything was perfect and the chalet had everything we could possibly need. The architecture and the layout of the chalet meant it was perfectly comfortable for every member of our group. It was shame that we did not have time to make the most of the eclectic library. We seemed to have very similar tastes to the owner (architecture, Italy, deserts, mountains and nature in general). We will be back - thank you Monsieur Dolbeau!
— Jean & Marie-Hélène B. Mar 2018
We've enjoyed a great week here with our family (4 adults and 7 children). Endless skiing and games of Uno around your lovely table (which we've looked after). The children have enjoyed sledging in the garden and the adults enjoyed lots of glasses of "vin chaud"!
— Abigail P. Feb 2018
“A very nice holiday”
We had a very nice holiday in your chalet. It is really a beautiful and also practical and comfortable chalet! We also enjoyed the area very much. There was a lot of snow and not so much sun. But it was great! Definetely an area and place we want to come back to!
— Lisa V. Jan 2018
“So hard to go back to Paris!”
Everything went perfectly smoothly in this superb chalet, which is very well equipped. The view is splendid, the layout is ideal, the underfloor heating great! We'll be back with pleasure and we would have liked to stay longer. Congratulations on such a great rental.
— Celine P. Jan 2018
“A good stay”
We really liked the fact the chalet was 5 minutes away from everything! Its equipment, deco and warm welcome from the manager were perfect.
— Sylviane F. Dec 2017
We had two wonderful weeks in the chalet and enjoyed very much all of its facilities and the recreational services of the area. We spent a lot of times hiking in the mountains, bicycling up and down the Col de la Colombiere and Col de Aravis and visited Annecy where we had some pleasant days on the lake. We did also use the swimming pool down at Le Grand-Bornand and the kids of course, had a thrill swimming around in the cooling water. Le Grand-Bornand itself, did offer several activities for us to enjoy; the market, the restaurants, the tourist information and of course on Bastille day, there were several activities to participate in. Very friendly people and although our French is very limited, we were met with understanding and willingness to help us wherever we went. The chalet was equipped with everything we would ever need, and we never found us in a situation where we needed something. We loved the chalet very much and it was especially wonderful, to feel the atmosphere of a real house being used by a real family and not just a rent-out-only chalet.We enjoyed the balcony and the breathtaking view, which was a wonderful scene to enjoy every days breakfast. The welcoming from the conciergerie was outstanding and we felt welcomed from the first minute we met. And we were left with no unanswered questions.
— Nicolas L. Jul 2017
“A great success”
This holiday was great for my children and for me. What could be better for us, who come from the "Low Country (Belgium)", than the snow-covered mountains in the sunshine with family. The ski station is lovely and the choice is varied (Nordic skiing, snow-shoeing, hiking etc). I had already been here in the summer. I really love tis chalet - the decor is simple but elegant and the architecture is wonderful. The rhythmic spacing of the windows in the living room made me feel like I was in an art gallery. At the end of the day, the setting sun changes the angle of the light and these pictures change, giving an evolving view of the valley. It is a great success. As for the facilities, we had everything we needed. The home cinema in the basement is great and means you can keep the living room for getting together without the television. I hope I get the chance to return to your chalet. Thanks to the owner and to Denys, the manager.
— Jehane K. Mar 2017
“A dream chalet”
We spent a lovely family holiday in your dream chalet with a superb view of the mountains. It is charmingly laid out and we felt immediately at home. Thank you to the owner and the team.
— Daniel G. Jan 2017
“We really enjoyed your house.”
The facilities were great for two families of four and the view was magnificent. I could definitely see myself return to your chalet at some point! With respect to the skiing we had a preference for the La Clusaz resort, where the other family preferred Le Grand Bornand! So i guess that is just a matter of opinion. Either way, both areas are very nice (although i think we were extremely lucky with the weather and snow). We were welcomed very friendly by the concierge too. Thanks again for having us!
— Jacobus G. Jan 2017
“Ten out of ten!”
Everything was perfect and the whole family congratulates you on the quality of the chalet, the management and the superb decoration. The snow was missing, but that's not your fault! We were sad to leave the chalet. We all really loved our holiday and no matter how hard we tried, we couldn't fault it in any way. Everything really was perfect - the equipment, the bed linen, the decor, the location ... a real delight! Thank you for everything, we will defiinitely tell others about your chalet. Our best wishes for the coming year.
— Jacques R. Dec 2016
“Our stay in your chalet was wonderful!”
Your chalet is very nice and we enjoyed watching the EU football championchip on your great home cinema.We were able to climb several mountains with our racing bikes as the weather was beautiful the whole week. The view and location were also very nice, we took lots of pictures! The equipment is perfect too.The manager Mr Girerd did welcome us and we had a very nice contact with him. He is a very kind person. There was nothing that we missed, everything was as expected.We had a great time and who knows, maybe we will come again.Thank you for everything.
— Chrit H. Jun 2016
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