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Chalet Cannelle

Châtel, Portes du Soleil, France: catered, sleeps 1/16 ✶ ✶ Once a cowshed, now a luxury chalet ✶ ✶

Chalet Cannelle

Chalet Cannelle is a spacious 200 year old cowshed and farmhouse lovingly renovated with exposed beams and original farmhouse doors as well as modern luxuries and comfort. The open plan living space with log fire and views of the Abondance valley through double height windows is a perfect spot to relax after an active day in the mountains. Located in Chatel in the magnificent Portes du Soleil,linking with Avoriaz and Morzine

The chalet offers luxury accommodation for up to 16 people.  The 5 bedrooms are individual inviting retreats with fine bed linen,fair trade fabrics and upcycled vintage pieces adding to their unique charm

Visit us in Winter and enjoy the fire with the snow all around or come in Summer when the cow bells fill the valley

Quick info
  • 4 ensuite bedrooms plus the Moo room, perfect for kids
  • All the gadgets - WiFi,TV,DVD,iPod connection,Nintendo Wii,English TV
  • Fully catered in Winter
  • B&B / half board in Summer
  • Private garden
  • Chauffeur in/out service to local ski lifts
  • Only 1hr 30 from Geneva
Portes Du Soleil
  • 650km of terrain for skiing, cycling, hiking and climbing
  • Good mix of varied skiing terrain - picturesque greens and blues, or "The Wall" for those who want a challenge
Chalet Cannelle supports planet sustainability with eco friendly heating, using fair trade furnishings, sourcing local products and supporting the local farmers, growing organic food in our garden and minimalising household waste.



Spacious living area, big log fire and comfy sofas - just what is needed after a day in the mountains. And did we mention the view? The abondance valley looks stunning through the double height windows, especially whilst enjoyng afternoon tea or maybe a glass of bubbles before dinner.


The chalet can sleep up to 14. There are 4 ensuite rooms, including a family suite, and a further children's bedroom (no ensuite).  Cots and foldaway beds can be added for young children. 

All rooms include superior beds and mattresses with non-allergenic duvets and pillows for a perfect night's sleep
  • Capra: King or twin with balcony and en suite rain shower
  • Owl: The family suite with king or twin, plus 2 singles and en suite bathroom & shower
  • Antler: Double with en suite bathroom & shower
  • Bear: King or twin with en suite shower
  • Moo: 4 single beds, perfect for children (adults are welcome in here too!)


We have a cosy playroom on the mezzanine, with toys, books and games to keep them happy.  There is a large private garden to build snowmen in the winter or play in the summer. There are no roads to worry about and the garden is overlooked by the living area and balcony for your peace of mind.

We can provide cots and high chairs and we have 3 foldaway beds suitable for young children that can be added to most of the bedrooms. 


The chalet has a large garden with terrace to enjoy the mountain back drop.

There is also free parking, and ski and bike storage


boot dryers,  cot/highchair,  games console,  garden,  hot tub (outdoor),  iPod docking station,  laundry facilities,  open fireplace,  private parking (open),  wifi (free in-room),  wifi/internet access


At Chalet Cannelle we take our passion for quality homemade food and the region's outstanding local produce seriously.  Everything is homemade and fresh, always satisfying, and occasionally indulgent...

The children aren't left out; we provide an early service for the younger ones with a menu both children and parents will love. Everything is homemade - no preservatives or additives and we sneak in as much goodness as possible without the kids knowing about it. 


For our Winter guests, we provide a fully catered stay.  This includes breakfast every day with a different hot option on 6 days.  On your return from the slopes, a freshly baked afternoon tea is served with hot drinks.

The evening starts with an aperitif and canapés, followed with a 4 course dinner including one of region's delicious cheeses and completed with tea and coffee.


In the Summer, we offer B&B with a hot breakfast option and also half-board including a 3 course dinner.  The local seasonal produce is in abundance at this time of year and we make the most of it. The summer days also allow for al fresco dining on our terrace with a backdrop of the beautiful Abondance valley.


Let us make the holiday arrangements a bit easier for you - we can help book ski passes, ski equipment and airport transfers.

We are partnered with excellent local companies to ensure you get the most out of your holiday, and with a discount too

Ski equipment - we offer an in-house ski fitting service on the evening of your arrival. Swap queuing in the ski shop for boot fittings with champagne in hand! 10% for our guests.

Airport transfers - let us book your transfer for you and get a 5% discount

We can also assist in booking childcare and ski school

Resort & location information:

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Resort name: Châtel

Ski area: Portes du Soleil Country: France Amenities: bars and restaurants,  beauticians,  bob luge,  bowling,  bus station,  bus stop,  cash withdrawal facility,  childcare,  cinema,  climbing wall,  cross country skiing,  cycling,  devil carts,  doctor,  dog sled rides,  fantasicable,  fishing,  fitness centre,  free shuttle bus,  freelance catering,  golf,  hairdressers,  half pipe,  high altitude restaurants,  hiking,  horse driven sleigh rides,  horse riding,  huski dogs,  ice diving,  ice driving,  ice fishing,  ice rink,  lake,  massage,  mini golf,  mountain biking,  mountaineering,  night skiing,  night sledging,  nightclub,  off piste guiding,  paragliding,  parapenting,  rafting,  ski school,  ski touring,  skidoo safaris,  skiing,  skiing/snowboarding,  sledging pistes,  snow tubing track,  snowboard school,  snowshoe walking,  spa,  supermarket,  swimming pool (indoor),  swimming pool (outdoor),  tennis,  toboganning,  torch lit descents,  tourist office,  trotinette,  via ferrata
tel: France - 33 450 73 30 97
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Advertiser with Chalets Direct since: December 2011

Guest reviews:

Review posted online by Sam

"My family and I stayed for a long weekend in early July and I have to say I can't wait to go back. Chalet Cannelle is like stepping into a mixed episode of Escape to the Country and Grand Designs. The chalet's gorgeous high ceilings with exposed beams, and the overall style was simply gorgeous. Our two children loved the well equipped kids room which meant my husband and I could take a bit of time out to relax." 02 Jan 16

Review posted online by Mick

"From the moment I first made an enquiry to the last day of the holiday we were looked after with effective communications and treat like the owners really care.
Often when you see pictures the reality is somewhat different - not at Chalet Cannelle - the pictures reflect it as it is - spacious, beautifully maintained, well equipped, spotlessly clean and everything functioning."
02 Jan 16

Review posted online by Sarah

"Home away from home, but with much nicer food!" 01 Jan 16

Review posted online by Nick

"“If Carlsberg did ski chalets...” We had such an amazing time here, Lorraine and Andy really are the perfect hosts and make you feel completely at home. We had the comfiest bed I think I've ever slept in and the food - out of this world!" 01 Jan 16

Review posted online by Polly

"We went with another family of five and we all thought this was our best skiing holiday ever. Andy and Lorraine run the chalet with great efficiency and looked after us brilliantly. The chalet was extremely spacious and comfortable and the food was absolutely delicious. Getting to and from the slopes was quick and easy. It was great fun but most of all incredilby relaxing." 01 Jan 16

Review posted online by Swen

"We stayed for six days with our 1,5 yr old and loved the place! Providing luxury that is to be discovered and not boasting is not only an art but also our preference. With spacious, comfortable rooms, exceptional food and service it gave us the relaxing vacation that we were looking for. More than this, the care, generosity and friendly conversations offered by Andy and Lorraine made it feel like this marvelous place was our home. Chalet Cannelle is a must for people looking for a relaxing vacation and knows how to appreciate good quality" 01 Jan 16

Review posted online by Imogen

"My husband and I spent three says at Chalet Cannelle in July for our anniversary. The Chalet was gorgeous. We slept well every night felt very refreshed after our stay. Andy and Lorraine are welcoming and amiable. They gave us lots of good ideas on things to do during our stay including swimming, day trips and walking and running routes. Lorriane booked a table for us at a gorgeous local restuarant for us for our anniversairy and even gave us a lift there and back!! We ate in on our last night and we were very impressed with Andy's food and the quality of the produce" 01 Jan 16

Review posted online by Oonagh

"We stayed at Chalet Cannelle for a week in summer as a family of 10, including a baby and two young boys. Lorraine and Andy are exceptional hosts and we felt incredibly welcome and well-looked-after. The chalet itself is stunning, with all the comforts you'd expect and more. The food served at Chalet Cannelle is of (excellent) restaurant quality - food is local, plentiful and delicious. Our baby was catered for with as much love and attention as everyone else. Lorraine and Andy gave lots of advice about the local area and made bookings on our behalf - they really couldn't have been better. Our family did lots of great walks in the surrounding mountains and would love to visit again for ski season. That said, this is much more than just a ski chalet and we wouldn't hesitate to go back for another blissful Alpine summer." 01 Jan 16