Luxury chalet Charr was completed in early 2010. The chalet was designed in a partnership between the UK architect and owner, and a local Swiss architect - the chalet is built and finished to the highest possible standards. This luxury property is constructed over three floors with the main entrance, via a raised bridge, at the upper level. The central oak and granite staircase, around which the interior is designed, provides a clear visual link between the levels and leads invitingly to the floors below. The open plan living room, dining and study are at the upper level, bedrooms at the central level and leisure below.
Due to the design of the chalet, which is constructed over three floors on a steeply sloping site, with extensive areas of full height glass and external balconies, it is not ideally suited to young children. The chalet can accommodate up to two babies - travel cots and high chairs are available - and children over the age of ten, who will be charged for as adults.
Most of the furniture, rugs, fabrics and art are unique to the chalet and form a part of a much loved family home. The clients will enjoy the setting, the architecture and the contents, and care for things as if they were their own. Where furnishings have been purchased, care has been taken to incorporate the best available. Dining chairs are by Knoll of Italy, cutlery from David Mellor in Derbyshire and tweeds from the House of Bruar.
The owners will personally look after every aspect of your stay, from arrival to departure including cooking, hosting, chauffeuring and managing all domestic work at the chalet, as well as helping with local contacts to ensure that ski passes, lessons, hire equipment and any special requirements are met. Chris and Clare are passionate about their chalet and the service that they provide, have years of experience of hosting large private house parties and pride themselves on their ability to provide great food and wine in a fabulous setting. Menus will be discussed with the party leader prior to their arrival.
The chalet has its own 4x4 Land Rover Discovery and private chauffeuring by the chalet hosts will be available within the resort of St Luc and Chandolin. The staff will endeavour to meet all personal requirements in respect of pick-up and drop-off throughout your holiday. The chalet vehicle may not be driven by anyone other than the chalet staff and all guests travelling in the vehicle do so at their own risk. The Land Rover will not take eight people at a time and for maximum flexibility during your stay, the chalet company recommends that you hire a private car at the airport.
A free ski bus service operates within the village and to all other resorts within the Val d'Anniviers area. The Navette bus operates continually around the village. Please note that although the bus timetable to other villages is reliable it is also infrequent.
Chalet Charr is constructed in a forest clearing on a steeply sloping mountainside site. Access is unfortunately not suitable for disabled, or those with mobility problems. There is a 'no pets' and 'no smoking' policy at the chalet.
St Luc is just one of the five resorts which make up the beautiful area known as the Val d'Anniviers and it remains an undiscovered gem. The resort is easily reached from Geneva in 2 hours (by car) or 2.5 hours by train. The whole area has 220km, so there is plenty to ski and board. The skiing in this area will suit either families with young children, beginner and low intermediate adults and also those who like their off-piste untracked all week! The village is charming, picture-perfect and largely made up of traditional mazots, century old chalets and a few small hotels. Valaisan food is world renowned and it is a delight to sample the raclette and fondues with plenty of choice among the local restaurants but the night life is pretty quiet. The village is also blessed with a variety of shops from traditional patisserie to supermarkets.
|To piste / lift||More than 800 metres|
|To centre||More than 800 metres|
|Bathroom ratio||Very good|
|Childcare||No child care available|
|Travel options||No travel included|
- Wide screen TV (UK channels) surround sound & Blu-ray DVD.
- iPod docking station and Wi-Fi.
- Sauna and wet room.
- Utility, Technical and Laundry room. Wine Cellar.
- Shuttle service for 6 guests (restricted service for 8).
- Ski and boot room with heated racks.
- Room 1: double with en-suite bath and wc. Shared balcony
- Room 2: double with en-suite shower and wc. Shared balcony
- Room 3: twin/double with private bath and wc.
- Room 4: twin/double with en-suite shower and wc.
- 4x4 Land Rover Chauffeur service to St Luc, Chandolin and other nearby resorts such as Grimentz
- Artisan soaps and toiletries
- Four course dinner with good quality complimentary French wines especially selected for each meal (6 nights)
- Pre dinner drinks and canapés (6 evenings)
- Note: For parties of 8 there are no return transfers and the in-resort shuttle is restricted to St Luc & Chandolin
- Egyptian cotton bed linen, bathrobes, slippers and fluffy bath towels
- Afternoon tea: selection of teas and delicious cake (6 afternoons). Herbal teas and cold drinks are always available.
- First night champagne reception / welcome
- Swiss Breakfast: muesli or porridge, fresh fruit, bread & croissants (7 mornings)
Weekly per person
|Departure||Current Price||Saving||Standard Price||Beds||Flights|
|07 - 12 - 2019||£1,200 pp||-||-||8||NO||Enquire Now|
|14 - 12 - 2019||£1,200 pp||-||-||8||NO||Enquire Now|
|21 - 12 - 2019||£1,600 pp||-||-||8||NO||Enquire Now|
|28 - 12 - 2019||£1,600 pp||-||-||8||NO||Enquire Now|
|04 - 01 - 2020||£1,200 pp||-||-||8||NO||Enquire Now|
|11 - 01 - 2020||£1,200 pp||-||-||8||NO||Enquire Now|
|18 - 01 - 2020||£1,200 pp||-||-||8||NO||Enquire Now|
|25 - 01 - 2020||£1,200 pp||-||-||8||NO||Enquire Now|
|01 - 02 - 2020||£1,200 pp||-||-||8||NO||Enquire Now|
|08 - 02 - 2020||£1,200 pp||-||-||8||NO||Enquire Now|
|15 - 02 - 2020||£1,600 pp||-||-||8||NO||Enquire Now|
|22 - 02 - 2020||£1,600 pp||-||-||8||NO||Enquire Now|
|29 - 02 - 2020||£1,200 pp||-||-||8||NO||Enquire Now|
|07 - 03 - 2020||£1,200 pp||-||-||8||NO||Enquire Now|
|14 - 03 - 2020||£1,200 pp||-||-||8||NO||Enquire Now|
|21 - 03 - 2020||£1,200 pp||-||-||8||NO||Enquire Now|
|28 - 03 - 2020||£1,200 pp||-||-||8||NO||Enquire Now|
|04 - 04 - 2020||Fully Booked|
|11 - 04 - 2020||Fully Booked|
|18 - 04 - 2020||Fully Booked|
Prices per person for 7 nights (based on two people sharing a bedroom). Please note the ‘flights’ column above shows the UK airports that may be used (subject to availability) when the property is booked as a ‘package’ (flights, transfers, and accommodation purchased as one ATOL protected bundle) as offered by the respective tour operator.
Prices and availability are subject to change. The price of your holiday can only be confirmed at time of booking. Bookings are subject to the relevant tour operator’s terms and conditions. Supplements for rooms, flights, transfers, last minute ticket delivery and other tour operator charges may apply. Please contact our team for a full price.
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We've had a fabulous week - wonderful, warm and welcoming hosts and chalet. Delicious food and wine. The skiing's been a wonderful surprise - beautiful, almost empty slopes surrounded by incredible scenery. St Luc is just so pretty and interesting. Many, many thanks for spoiling us so beautifully.
We had no idea what to expect having never heard of St Luc but have fallen in love with the area. Having our own 'private' ski lift above the chalet has been a revelation and the uncrowded pistes and non-existent lift queues are bliss! The chalet is spectacular and all the extras you have thought of (hand warmers, chocolates, tissues by the door...) have really spoiled us. The food has been delicious. It will be hard to keep this place a secret from our friends but we don't really want to share it!! Thank you so much.
Absolutely fabulous location, chalet, hospitality, skiing, food and wine. The perfect skiing holiday with fantastic skiing, no queues and breath-taking scenery. Chris and Clare were absolutely fabulous throughout the holiday helping us plan our skiing and picking us up and delivering us wherever we wanted. Their hospitality, food, wine and general assistance throughout the holiday was simply sensational with everything that we could possibly want provided in spades. Chalet Charr itself is a stunning architectural gem with everything thought about in the beautiful design which was full of light and fantastic views of the valley during the day and at night and provided the most beautiful base for the party of eight during the holiday. The Val d'Anniviers skiing was absolutely stunning with no queuing, virtually our own piste, stunning scenery and beautiful mountain restaurants providing everything you could possibly want. Skiing every day with the Imperial Crown and the stunning Matterhorn in particular as your back-drop was sensational. In summary - it was simply the best skiing holiday we have ever experienced in 33 years. Truly a gem of a holiday and location and if ever your clients need an impartial review of Chalet Charr I would be more than happy to give a glowing response. Many thanks to Alice (Howard) at Alpine Answers for her recommendation.
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