Luxury apartment combines farmhouse character with contemporary style
Old-world charm and charisma go head-to-head with funky design in this spectacular property. Just 50 metres from the pistes and 3km from the bustling village of La Clusaz, this spacious loft apartment is the largest of four in an old farmhouse which has been skilfully converted, so that each one has its own very unique character. A garage and ski store are also provided - nothing has been left to chance in this well-equipped chalet. The helpful management team can arrange cleaning, ski guides, activities and even a massage, making sure your holiday is one you remember for all the right reasons.
High-spec apartment has everything you need for a care-free holiday
A lot of care and attention has gone into creating this light and airy apartment, and the use of reclaimed wood gives it a very special character. It sleeps 8 people (six adults) in four bedrooms, each with its own elegant bathroom - children will love the room with built-in beds under the eaves! Luxury fabrics, stylish fittings and top quality materials make this a very special base for a perfect La Clusaz holiday. The bright contemporary kitchen is a joy to cook in, and the open-plan dining and living area with flat screen TV, DVD player and wifi is a great place for family or friends to get together for meals and cosy evenings around the fire. On sunny days, open the patio doors on to the large south-facing covered balcony where you can sit and admire the views over the pistes.
Ski all day and into the night with 200km of pristine pistes at your feet
Keen skiers and boarders need waste no time getting to the slopes from this La Clusaz chalet - the ski lift is just 50m from your door! From here you have the fabulous ski fields of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand at your disposal - more than 200km of pistes. Floodlights mean you can ski into the night, and the weekly torchlit descent into La Clusaz is unforgettable! A wide selection of trails means cross-country skiers will be spoilt for choice, while non-skiers can try the local ice rink, swimming pool and sledging run, or strap on some snowshoes and take to the mountain paths. With all this on your doorstep there’s no need to venture further, but if you want to, Chamonix is within easy reach for a day out.
Action-packed days and relaxing evenings at your luxury La Clusaz chalet
Edelweiss is the perfect base for an action-packed summer holiday in La Clusaz. Hike into the Col des Aravis, or let the telecabine ferry you and your bike into the mountains, so you can come back down at your own pace. Other local activities include horse-riding, climbing, via ferrata and paragliding - there is always something new to try. Just 30 minutes away, the medieval city of Annecy offers a great choice of shops, restaurants, galleries and museums, as well as swimming, boating and water sports in the cleanest lake in Europe. At the end of the day you’ll love returning to your luxury apartment, perhaps for a meal and a glass of wine on the balcony as the sun goes down behind the mountains.
Luxury chalet is the perfect base to explore delights of the mountains
This luxury apartment is in a quiet location just a few minutes drive from the traditional Savoyard village of La Clusaz, which has a great choice of cafes, bars and restaurants as well as ski hire and shops. Pick up fresh local produce and crafts at the weekly market, and pop in to the tourist office, which offers a full programme of events throughout the year. Larger supermarkets can be found in Thônes, just 10 minutes drive away, and the medieval city of Annecy with its network of canals and beautiful lakeside setting is a great destination for a day out, as are the world-class resorts of Chamonix, Megeve and St Gervais.
“Now converted into four magnificent apartments, Chalet de la Pernat, which was built in 1828, was the family home where I grew up. This large farmhouse was our winter home – from October to May we lived and worked here, and it was where my parents looked after the cows and made cheese.
When we stopped farming in 1989, I wanted to give the house another role which preserved all the family values and authenticity of our home. By turning it into holiday apartments, I wanted to offer our guests a warm welcome, somewhere where families could enjoy each other’s company all year round.
With the help of several local craftsmen, we have created four charming apartments in traditional Savoyard style, where modern materials and appliances sit happily with the original wood.
Careful renovation and quality workmanship meant we were able to retain many of the original features, for example the wooden interior walls, and the manger under the covered terrace in Sabot de Venus apartment. And guess what – the bunk bed in Gentiane is made with wood from the same manger! In one apartment you can take a bath in what was once the cheese cellar, and in another you can spend your holiday in the old feed barn!
Accomplished skiers will love being able to ski from the door to the Etale or Aiguille pistes, which connect with all the region’s ski fields. In summer, enjoy a hike in the Col des Aravis, from where you can get a great view of Mont Blanc. There is so much to do in this area all year round – you’ll never get bored in La Clusaz!
Since we opened the chalet to visitors, they have told us how much they appreciate the high quality of the apartments and the services we offer, as well as their character and user-friendliness. As proof, many of them have become regular customers and we look forward to seeing them every year.
We hope you love Chalet de la Pernat as much as we do – have a great holiday!