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Fabulous 5-star uber-chalet in plum Courchevel location
Low season: £12,400; Mid: £18,000; Peak: £24,000 whole chalet catered

Courchevel Le Praz
Sleeps: 10-12

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Courchevel is usually crazily expensive, but as soon as you come down the hill a little from eye-watering 1850 the prices begin to drop. This is the case with Le Praz, which is a lovely, proper village below 1850 fully linked in to all the fabulous skiing but is not overrun with Russians and VIPs. And Dulcis Casu is a truly knock-out, wow factor designer chalet, located right in the heart of the village, within walking distance of everything.

This luxury Courchevel ski chalet is seriously stylish and groovy, the creation of an award-winning interior designer. It’s a sort of combo of luxe Aspen ski lodge and eclectic Manhattan hideout, featuring lots of chunky reclaimed timber, giant metal bistro lights, distressed concrete and velvet designer chairs. There’s even a big bull’s head stuck on a wall in the living area.  The living and dining area is being refurbished for the 24/25 season with the central fireplace moved to the corner to create more space with new brighter lighting scheme throughout and a new kitchen.   There will also be a new large TV/bureau room added with direct access to the hot tub on a new terrace on the ground floor.

The living room is spectacular and double-height, with squishy leather sofas, loft style lighting and central giant log fire, as well as fabulous views of the snow-clad peaks of the Grand Bec. Huge contemporary artworks adorn the walls, and there are even signed Matisse prints which add an injection of colour.

There are five en-suite bedrooms at this Courchevel ski chalet – two master doubles with free-standing bath and dressing area, two doubles with en-suite showers and double basins and a 4-berth family room with a mezzanine with bunks. The rooms are all spacious and beautiful, featuring fabulous designer pieces such as chrome luggage-case chest of drawers, fur throws and sheepskin rugs.

The beds are dressed with crisp, quality bed linen, and fluffy towels and robes are provided, as well as slippers. There are also 100% natural botanical toiletries from Green & Spring as well as complimentary Albus & Flora lip balms.

Food and drink at this luxury catered ski chalet is five star. Champagne and canapés are served each evening, there is an open bar with house wines, prosecco, beers and soft drinks, and dinner wines are specially handpicked by the chalet’s sommelier. Breakfasts are healthy, hearty and varied, afternoon tea is served daily with delicious homemade bakes, and dinner consists of four delicious and imaginative courses – all with real wow factor. There are even Nespresso coffees on tap.

Sample menus might include pan fried red mullet with Thai green curry sauce, homemade vegetable dumpling and baby corn tempura, followed by slow-cooked pork belly with black olive and shiitake mushrooms, poached rhubarb and carrot puree, with mango and passionfruit mousse for pud. Or you might have smoked haddock soufflé followed by green tea-infused guinea fowl supreme with sautéed pak-choi and ginger lemongrass consommé.

Chalet Dulcis Casu has fantastic spa facilities. It comes with an indoor swimming pool with current flow, an outdoor hydrotherapy spa in the courtyard, a hammam and a private massage room.  And as if there wasn’t enough – new for the 24/25 season is a sauna in the swim spa and hammam area!

Little ones are most welcome. Early children’s suppers are served  plus there is plenty to entertain them – from a separate TV room with full Sky package, Apple TV, and iPads with a wifi Sonos sound system. The chalet also comes with a media drive of 400 films and games, as well as an iPod docking system. Equipment for babies can also be provided on request: travel cots, highchairs, bed-guards, bottle sterilisers etc.

The knock-out designer interiors, the handy village location, and all the spa facilities.

The outdoor hydrotheraphy spa is so private, tucked away in the courtyard at the back of the chalet, that it doesn’t have any views. Still fabulous though!

LOCATION

This luxury catered Courchevel ski chalet is tucked away behind the locally renowned eaterie Bistrot du Praz in the heart of Le Praz and is a mere 150m to the main gondola and new high-speed chair.  An all day driver service whisks guests around resort.

GETTING THERE

The nearest airports are either Geneva, Chambery, Lyon or Grenoble, while Moutiers is the nearest train station.

AT A GLANCE
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Available Winter only
  • Location: 150m from the main gondola; one minute from the centre of Le Praz
  • Outdoor hydrotherapy spa
  • Hammam
  • Flat screen TV with full Sky package and Apple TV
  • Wifi
  • Ski room with bootwarmers
  • Log Fire
  • Off-road parking
EXTRAS

Extras galore. There is a separate study/TV room, electronic safes in all rooms, drying facilities for clothing, Apple TV, a media drive of 400 films and games, iPod docking system, Sonos sound system and guest iPads.

MY TOP TIP

Don’t miss lunch or dinner on chef’s night off at the nearby, delicious, buzzing Bistrot du Praz, just a few steps away from the chalet. Or a vin chaud at La Table de Mon Grand-Pere. And my favourite run in Le Praz is Foret, first thing on a powder day – glorious, untouched snow all the way to the bottom!

GUESTBOOK

“We had such a memorable and wonderful trip once again. Thank you so much to you and your great team. I’d love to know when we can book the chalet again for next year as we are so very happy with your company and the accommodation.”

“We had amazing snow including four days of sun, but I have to say all our expectations of the chalet and the chalet team were surpassed. From pickup to drop off and all in between, nothing was too much trouble. My brother and I wanted a special week for our 50th and it totally delivered.”

ENQUIRIES

If you would like to make an enquiry or a booking, please telephone –  +44 (0)7772 853996 or click here to send me a message.

Remember, I have visited all the chalets we feature so can give you totally unbiased, independent advice on all of them. The prices I quote are also the list prices quoted by the chalets themselves, so there is no advantage in going to the chalets direct.

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