Enjoy the mountain sunshine and stunning views from the fabulous furnished terrace
- Manigod - La Clusaz
- Slopes 5 km, Village 1 km
- Ski bus 150 m
- 4 star official classification
- Contemporary log fire
- Great views from terrace
Full Property Details
- Location: Manigod - La Clusaz
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 1100 m
- Outlook: South
- Sleeps: 8
- Official classification: 4
- Animals welcome
- Main rooms: 5
- Number of bedrooms: 4
- Number of double beds: 2
- Number of single beds: 4
- Bath/shower rooms: 2
- Bath(s): 1
- Shower(s): 2
- Toilet(s) in bathroom(s): 1
- Separate toilet(s): 1
- Floor area: 170 m2
- Open-plan kitchen
- Number of floors: 3
- Dining seating for: 8
- Garage spaces available: 1
- Parking spaces available: 3
- Town centre: 1 km
- Ski slopes: 5 km
- Nearest ski bus stop: 150 m
- Ski store
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Electric
- Dining seating for: 8
- Place settings for: 12
- Children’s crockery / tableware
- Baby's high chair
- Bottle warmer
- Booster/junior seat for use at a dining table
- Coffee Machine
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
- Baby bath
- Baby bath seat
- Baby step
- Baby changing table / mat
- Bath toys
- Non slip mat
- Toilet seat adaptor
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
- Baby intercom
- Baby/children’s bed linen
- Night light
Garden / Surrounding Land
- Enclosed children's play area
- Outdoor dining table for: 8
- Outdoor dining seating for: 8
- BBQ: Gas
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 4
- Terrace: 20 m2
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- French TV
- Total TV screens: 1
- French satellite
- English satellite
- DVD player + films
- 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: 21 km
- Nearest supermarket: 8 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 welcome
- Non-smoking rental
Please note: there is no flat garden at the chalet. There is a sloping field to the west and a large furnished terrace and balcony.
IMPORTANT: if you decide to book Chalet Chocolat together with Chalet Parakima located nearby, please be aware that none of the property's dining table can accomodate more than the capacity of each rental.
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About Chalet Chocolat ...
The incredible views from Chalet Chocolat will take your breath away. Perched above the village of Manigod, which is just a 10-minute walk away, this 4 star accommodation makes the most of its spectacular south-facing position.
Picture windows on three sides of the open-plan living area mean it is filled with light from morning to evening, and a wraparound balcony and huge terrace, complete with comfortable sofas and dining furniture, means you won’t have to miss a minute of the sunshine, whatever the season. There's a shower room and toilet on this floor, too.
Two families or a group of friends will find this the perfect place for an unforgettable holiday in the stunning La Clusaz region.
Larger groups of up to 19 wishing to stay in this area might wish to consider booking Chalet Chocolat with Chalet Parakima, which sleeps eleven.
The property ...
Chalet Chocolat is the perfect refuge after a day in the mountains. Stretch out on the huge sofa, piled high with cushions and watch the sun set behind the mountains.
A log fire means you won’t feel the chill, whatever the weather, and there’s room for everyone to eat together at the large dining table. The kitchen has everything you need to rustle up a fondue or raclette, so you can really live like the locals.
After dinner, curl up in front of the TV, which has French and English satellite, listen to some music or check up on the latest from home with wifi and internet access.
There's a twin bedroom on the lower ground floor, where you will also find the boiler and laundry room. The other three bedrooms - two doubles and a twin - are on the top floor, where there is a bathroom and a separate toilet. Crisp white linen makes all the bedrooms equally inviting, and the bathroom and shower room are spacious and modern – fluffy towels complete the experience.
About the area ...
With the ski bus stopping almost outside Chalet Chocolat you’ve got the whole of the La Clusaz/Le Grand Bornand ski area at your disposal.
Equipment can be hired in Manigod, and there’s a handy ski store back at the chalet. Floodlights on some of the pistes mean you can even ski until 1am in La Clusaz, on certain dates throughout the year, and the weekly torchlit descent is an experience you’ll never forget.
Cross-country skiers will find plenty of trails to choose from, and non-skiers are not forgotten, with a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, ice skating rink and cinema, as well as sledging, show-shoe walking, dog-sledding and horse-drawn sleigh rides.
For the ultimate in winter fun, try paragliding on skis or ski joering – skiing while towed by a horse!
In the summer, you’ll want to spend all your time on the beautiful terrace at Chalet Chocolat, and with comfortable sofas, sun beds, a large dining table and a gas barbecue, there’s no reason to leave!
But if you can tear yourself away, you’ll find plenty to do in the La Clusaz region. There’s no shortage of walks, from mountain trails to hiking on the Gliéres plateau, the scene of the Resistance’s campaign during World War II.
Adrenalin junkies can try paragliding, canyoning, climbing, mountain-biking or white-water rafting - just some of the activities on offer within a few miles of Manigod. Via ferrata is a great family day out, with children as young as eight able to explore the mountains on iron walkways, secured to a harness.
Less than an hour from Geneva, and just 30 minutes from the beautiful lakeside town of Annecy, Chalet Chocolat is the perfect year-round base from which to explore the region.
If you like the idea of exploring the mountains from Chalet Chocolat, check your holiday dates against our calendar - we can hold them for you for 24 hours for you if you need a bit of time to finalise your plans. But don't leave it too long - this chalet is booking up fast.
- Check-in: after 16h00
- 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.
Manigod - La Clusaz
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Set in one of the most beautiful Alpine valleys, the village of Manigod is a mountain secret that is a delight to discover.
With its own ski area linking into the famed La Clusaz ski resort, Manigod offers fabulous skiing in winter and world class cycling in the summer.
Beautiful chalets are dotted around the mountains, restaurants range from local auberges to Michelin starred, and you can buy locally made pottery and cheeses fresh from the farm.
- Ski slopes5 km
- Nearest ski bus stop150 m
- Town centre1 km
- Nearest supermarket8 km
The OVO Network Review
Chalet Chocolat is a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom chalet for 8 spread over 3 floors, and 170 M2 of floor space.
With floor to ceiling windows all around the main living floor, the views, scenery, and weather are as much a part of the internal landscape of the chalet as the furniture!
Chalet Chocolat is popular with OVO Network guests, who appreciate in particular the comfort, the decor, the views, and, the proximity to Manigod village, the ski fields, and La Clusaz.
There is no flat garden at Chalet Chocolat, which let’s face it, is not unusual in this part of the world. The grassy terrain around the chalet is very steep.
There is a large, well set up terrace and balcony with BBQ, dining area, lounge area, private sunbathing possibilities, and best of all, views to die for! Guests staying at the property during Tour de France week have a ringside view, as the chalet is adjacent to the main road. There is no problem accessing the property even in snowy weather, there is quick access to the ski bus, Manigod Village, the Col de la Croix Fry and beyond.
Parking is in the garage or in front of the chalet. The neighbours share the same drive to reach Chalet Parakima, also on the OVO Network.
If you are looking to spend time in Manigod as part of a large group, why not book both chalets?
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From the owner
We were immediately drawn to the chalet's incredible views...
“We were immediately drawn to the chalet’s incredible views and fell in love with its location and stylish modern interiors. Having looked at a huge number of chalets, what sets Chalet Chocolat apart for us are its floor to ceiling windows which fill the living spaces with sunlight and, more importantly, provide 180-degree views across the mountain from every angle.
This means that the chalet has all the advantages of a traditional chalet while also being bright, modern and spacious. The location is superb, situated within walking distance of the village, for morning bread and croissants or an afternoon beer. In winter we spend our holidays skiing.
The views of the Manigod valley are spectacular with uninterrupted views of La Sulens and La Tournette, which seem to change every day.
Although the ski bus stops at the end of the drive we normally just jump into the car for the short drive to the slopes, as the parking is so easy at Col de la Croix Fry. The Manigod ski area is an excellent place for family skiing, with a ski school and slopes for all standards.
We typically drop the children off at the Ecole de Ski and then ski in either the Manigod/Merdassier areas or ski down into La Clusaz from where we can goup to L’Aiguille or over to Col de Balme. After a morning spent skiing we’ll meet up with the children for lunch with friends on the slopes, U Freddy at the Etale lift is a particular favourite but there is a huge choice of high quality mountain eateries.
After lunch we’ll spend another couple of hours skiing together before returning to the chalet for vin chaud on the terrace.
Although Manigod is an excellent location for a skiing holiday, we first discovered the area in the summer, when we were staying in a nearby valley. The amazing range of summer activities were what really sold the area, and Manigod in particular, to us.
We couldn’t believe that one area could offer such a variety of things to do, from tennis and golf to horse riding and mountain biking. Once we saw Lake Annecy we were hooked! In summer, we spend time walking the many mountain trails.
Walking in Croix Fry up to Beauregard offers amazing views of Mont Blanc – indeed any of the mountains near the chalet give views of the great peak. The cycling is varied from mountain to road biking.
We enjoy cycling the iconic Tour de France climbs (Col des Aravis, Col de la Forclaz and the Col de la Colombiere) and are waiting until our children are old enough to start mountain biking with us. Our current favourite summer activity is visiting the “beaches” (grassy areas on the shore for bathing, patrolled by lifeguards and offering pedalos, canoes and motor launches for hire) of Lake Annecy.
We especially like to take a boat out from Talloires into the lake, which allows swimming in a tranquil location with amazing views up into the high Alps. For something less tranquil the children love to take part in the many summer activities that La Clusaz has to offer (ice skating, summer luge and horse riding to name but a few), while we all love climbing in the Aravis Park of Adventures in Thones.
We enjoy buying the local produce.
The farm across the road makes beautiful Reblochon and Tomme cheeses while local goat and ewes’ cheeses are available from other farms on the mountain.
A local market can be found on most days of the week to stock up on meats, cheese and fruits and vegetables. For more sophisticated shopping Annecy is a short drive away.
We love the fact that there are so many high quality places to eat in the area, which range from everyday Savoyard to Michelin starred restaurants. We always take friends to La Ferme on the road into La Clusaz as nothing beats their top quality traditional meals in a fantastic setting.
They certainly serve up food that we would never experience in England! As a treat, we can think of nothing better than to book a table at Yoann Conte, on the shore of Lake Annecy – this matches anything on offer in London or New York and is for us is one of the best restaurants in the world right now. Chalet Chocolat is our home away from home and we have chosen to rent it out as we would like it to be enjoyed when we cannot be there.
We hope that it is as relaxing for you as it for us and that you enjoy everything that the area has to offer.
Vicki and David LEE
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