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Rare self-catered luxury with easy access to Chamonix centre and skiing
Low season: £5,000; Mid season: £6,000; Peak season: £9,900 on a self-catered basis.
Summer:  from £5,500 self-catered

Sleeps: 12


Chamonix Chalet Sous Les Bois Living Area
Chamonix Chalet Sous Les Bois Second Living Area
Chamonix Chalet Sous Les Bois Cosy Dark Wood Bedroom
Chamonix Chalet Sous Les Bois Dining Table
Chamonix Chalet Sous Les Bois Exterior In Summer
Chamonix Chalet Sous Les Bois Old Wooden Hallway
Luxury Chamonix Chalet Sous Les Bois Bedroom With Spotty Curtains
Chamonix Chalet Sous Les Bois Sofas
Chamonix Chalet Sous Les Bois Luxury Bathroom
Chamonix Chalet Sous Les Bois Living AreaChamonix Chalet Sous Les Bois Second Living AreaChamonix Chalet Sous Les Bois Cosy Dark Wood BedroomChamonix Chalet Sous Les Bois Dining TableChamonix Chalet Sous Les Bois Exterior In SummerChamonix Chalet Sous Les Bois Old Wooden HallwayLuxury Chamonix Chalet Sous Les Bois Bedroom With Spotty CurtainsChamonix Chalet Sous Les Bois SofasChamonix Chalet Sous Les Bois Luxury Bathroom

The Les Houches end of the Chamonix valley is prettier and less challenging than up by Grand Montets or Le Tour, and this lovely ski chalet sits in a little hamlet just five minutes from Les Houches. It is also really close to the centre of town, making shopping and extensive après-ing very easy. A real gem.

This luxury Chamonix chalet is bright, spacious, contemporary, and put together with love. It is also extremely comfortable and has a real home from home feel — unsurprisingly, given that it is the operator’s home through the summer so is appointed with every possible creature comfort and amenity. It is also decorated not just to serve a purpose but with love and thought, and is beautifully stylish (the owner is an interiors photographer so loves all things interior!).

Chalet Sous les Bois has five large en suite bedrooms. They are all slightly different in style but all have baths and showers so there’s never any fighting over the best room! The chalet provides L’Occitane and Molton Brown toiletries, as well as all linen and towels, but they don’t provide slippers or dressing gowns.


All 3 floors


The chalet is primarily a self-catered chalet, but they can hire in a professional chef if a client requires catering. You can discuss the menu with the chef to check it suits your requirements/tastes. The cost is approximately £3,300 for the week.

There is a seven-man hot tub and this luxury ski chalet also has a wonderful barrel sauna in the garden.

Chalet Sous les Bois is very child-friendly. There is an extremely large living area, one side of which is dedicated to lounging in front of the fire or watching a film, the other side of which features a bar (with a beer keg), a pool table and a chill-out/reading area. There is also a big, safe garden away from any road and a private drive-way, plus piles of books and board games, a tv and dvd player, sunken trampoline in summer, high chairs, cots, toys for younger children, as well as the pool table for teenagers.  This luxury chalet has lots of space so kids and adults can be together but not on top of each other.

The superb, enormous lounge, the beer keg, and the views of Mont Blanc.

The fact that an in-resort driver service is not included, but the ski bus stops close by or you can drive and park outside the chalet easily. A driving service can be arranged by the chalet at an additional cost, however, if you require it.


This Chamonix ski chalet is set in a little hamlet of picturesque chalets near Les Houches which are accessed via a private drive-way. It has stunning views of Mont Blanc, a large garden and is just five minutes’ drive from Chamonix town centre. There are a couple of bars within a few minutes’ walk and the ski bus stops just 600 metres from the chalet’s front door.


Transfers are not included in the price but the owner can help arrange transfers. The nearest airport is Gevena, which is just an hour away.

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Available Summer (three weeks only) and Winter
  • Location: 5 minutes to Chamonix town centre and to three of Chamonix’s ski areas (Les Houches and the linked ski areas of Brévent/La Flégère); 15-20 minutes to Grand Montets, 25 minutes to Le Tour, and 30 minutes to Courmayeur in Italy
  • Jacuzzi hot-tub
  • Barrel sauna coming for winter 2017/18
  • Mont Blanc Views
  • Flat screen TV
  • Wifi
  • No boot warmers, but underfloor heating in the boot room
  • Log Fire
  • Parking

The pool table and the beer keg! There is also a Nespresso machine (you have to bring your own capsules).


Visit Chamonix town – it’s exceptionally pretty and there’s heaps of good shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy. Also, go up the vertiginous Aiguille du Midi cable car to get a closer look at Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain. Chamonix has some of the most spectacular views in the French Alps and this is the spot to get the best!


“This was a wonderful place and we received the best support from the hosts. The chalet had every ammenity and felt very much like a home away from home. Very easy access to everything local. If you’re looking for a large ski chalet in Chamonix, this is highly recommended!”

“A truly stunning ski chalet – better than the pictures, if that’s possible! Delicious hot fires – great living room and five minutes to the slopes – couldn’t have been more perfect. Bathrooms of an exceptionally high standard and comfy beds – great room for ski gear and a hot jacuzzi for sore legs. Thank you for the most wonderful long weekend.”

“This place is wonderful! We had a great stay for a couple of days….we wanted to stay longer! Well laid-out, lovely decor, and very homely… we loved the little touches with the soaps and bottle of wine in the kitchen. Charlotte was a great host, friendly and very helpful. Thanks again!”

“Our experience of this luxury ski chalet exceeded our expectations, even after reading all the positive reviews. It was spacious, clean, very comfortable, warm and had all the amenities we could need. All rooms were big, each with its own bathroom, and the beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was large and had all the cooking utensils we required. The chalet had great living rooms, especially on the highest floor – it was super cosy with lots of books, games and dvds! The owner greeted us upon arriving and gave us a chalet manual with everything we needed to know – from electricity to taxis, food delivery and activities in the area. Highly recommended!”


If you would like to make an enquiry or a booking of this luxury ski chalet, 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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