Grange au Merle - A new luxury chalet in Châtel
A traditional farm chalet in the vast Portes du Soleil ski area, La Grange au Merle has been completely renovated ahead of the winter season 2016/17. The chalet's new design welcomes guests into a retreat full of warmth, comfort atnd style set in traditional Savoyard character.
The chalet's original charm and ambiance is retained throughout, maintaining La Grange au Merle's authentic atmosphere. However the renovations have added all the home comforts you could wish for. From a steamy hot tub and sauna to roaring fires in the grate, La Grange au Merle will ease your mind and relax your body. See our creation in the Gallery.
Open plan living
The first floor is the heart of the chalet, with a south facing and open plan living space. Take in the amazing alpine views while you enjoy the cocktail bar, feature log burning fire or settle in the dining area to eat and drink with friends and family. Open the Sonos music app on your smart phone and set the background ambience in any of the rooms.
Kitchen and Dining
Our bespoke crafted larch dining table comfortably seats a party of twelve while also remaining intimate with two adults either side. There is a lovely ‘chef's table’ beside the kitchen which is great if children need to be fed separately. The kitchen itself overlooks the living area with rustic wooden panelled drawers and black granite work surface surrounding a substantial traditional style range. Modern amenities are not forgotten - microwave, double door fridge freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, dish washer and wine cooler are all present.
Each of the five tastefully decorated bedrooms and family suites have access to an en-suite bathroom. All open on to the southerly balcony or a garden terrace with the exception of the mezzanine bedroomwhich sits beside the library and children's den. Throughout you will find Egyptian cotton bedlinen, fluffy towels, bathrobes and luxurious toiletries.
TV snug and library
A dedicated TV snug is home to a large television with a selection of DVDs, games, toys and craft supplies. On the mezzanine a library offers a peaceful space to select a book or magazine and access the internet.
Relaxation and play
For relaxation after a hard day on the slopes soak in the outdoor hot-tub, unwind in the sauna or indulge in a massage. For those wishing outdoor fun, gardens surround the chalet with our alpine playhouse, ‘Crystal de Neige’, being irresistible to those with a sense of play and imagination. Follow the link for the full Clarian Chalets Experience.
Along with spacious accommodation over four floors and garden, there is also a convenient covered garage for two cars located beside the property.
The centre of the bustling village of Châtel is a two minute drive by our chauffeur or pleasant stroll away, with a tempting selection of aprés-ski bars, shops and restaurants. Surrounded by majestic scenery and alpine architecture it is an ideal location for an unforgettable holiday experience.
Le Grenier - A warm and spacious double bedroom with en-suite.
Library - A retreat offering a selection of books, magazines and iPad dock station with printer.