Guestbook quotes to follow – winter 2018/19 is the chalet’s first winter.
Stunningly elegant, painstakingly restored 19th century farmhouse
Low season: £895pp; Mid: £949pp; Peak: £1,095pp catered
Samoens, Grand Massif
Samoens is a genuinely charming little medieval village fully linked in to the Grand Massif ski area, and Ferme St Christophe is a shining jewel of a chalet tucked away just 10 minutes from the centre of town. It has immense style and offers huge, 500m2 of internal space — all for a very reasonable price.
Exquisitely restored 19th century elegance. This luxury ski chalet was built in 1810 but has been painstakingly renovated over a three-year period and brought back to its original glory by expert craftsmen. The ground floor consists of a beautiful sitting room with an extensive library and lovely open fire. If you want to watch a movie, a large flat screen TV appears at the touch of a button. There is also a separate bureau, perfect for reading a book or playing a board game. The separate dining room is light, spacious and south-facing, with another fireplace and two enormous oak tables as well as fabulous views.
There is also another great entertaining space which is totally separate to the main house, called The Barn – ideal for children to play away from the adults.
This luxury Samoens ski chalet has eight en suite bedrooms sleeping up to 16 people. Seven can be configured as either twins or super king size doubles, while the eighth can only be a standard double. Each is equipped with luxurious award-winning wool and cashmere mattresses and all bathrooms have a lovely range of Cole and Lewis bathroom products, as well as mirror de-mister pads, no less.
Four of the bedrooms also have south-facing balconies to enjoy the afternoon and evening sunshine.
Ferme St Christophe is part of a collection of luxury catered ski chalets owned by a former chef of 3 Michelin star The Fat Duck restaurant. As a result, food and drink is the chalet’s big thing. Its chef has heaps of experience in top restaurants back in the UK and the chalet champions the very best local produce.
Breakfast comes with a daily hot special, afternoon tea includes yummy freshly baked cakes, and dinner consists of a four-course feast. Four whites and four red wines accompany the impeccable evening meals, together with a choice of complimentary soft drinks.
This beautiful, luxury ski chalet has a separate Mazot Spa which houses a traditional Swedish sauna that is big enough for 16. It has wonderful views of the mountains. Next to this is an outdoor hot tub for 8 people.
This luxury Samoens ski chalet is great for children. There is The Barn, the separate entertainment area which is perfect for them to play in, plus there is the large garden, and heaps of board games and children’s DVD’s in the library.
The elegant décor and supremely tasteful interiors, plus the space and the Mazot Spa.
It’s genuinely hard to think of any!
Ferme St Christophe is just a 3-minute drive from the Samoens cable car, and it is just a 10-minute stroll into the centre of the medieval village of Samoens itself.
Samoens is in the Grand Massif ski domain, just over an hour from Geneva. Airport transfers can be arranged by the chalet, at extra cost.