L' Ancienne Fromagerie

Samoens, Grand Massif, France: self catered, sleeps 2/9 Featured in the Where to Ski and Snowboard Guide, quoted as ‘cosy well restored traditional'

L' Ancienne Fromagerie

L’Ancienne Fromagerie is a unique and beautiful character house that forms part of the old nineteenth century cheese dairy. The property has been entirely renovated and light and spacious throughout; with a generous 83m2 of accommodation cleverly laid out over 3 floors, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, sleeping 9 people and ideal for two families sharing, as each level has its own bedrooms and contemporary bathrooms.  

Ideally situated, it is just 200m from the historic village centre and its shops, cafe's, bars and restaurants. In winter the free ski bus is 2 minutes walk away, which takes you directly to the Grand Massif Express lift in just 6 minutes.

Featured in the Where to Ski and Snowboard 2013 Guide, quoted as ‘cosy well restored traditional'. 

Open plan living area with large wood burner, has a large dining table and wonderful views of the village and mountains.  Equipped with Smart TV, toy box, board games, books, & maps.  

Well equipped kitchen 

The laundry/ drying room, has washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board, storage space and freezer. 

A high chair, travel cot, bed guard and safety gate available.

Pets allowed on request

Off road parking for two cars.  South facing enclosed terrace /garden to the side of the property provides ample space for outside dining and relaxation to soak up the alpine atmosphere of the village. Enjoy Al fresco dining - table, chairs, parasol, relaxers and BBQ provided.

There is secure storage for equipment such as bikes, pushchairs, ski’s. Tennis rackets, table tennis bats and sledges all available to use.




Stairs lead off the living area to the lower and upper floors. The lower floor has a spacious family bedroom with double bed, bunk beds, hand basin and a french door to to the lower terrace.  There is also a newly reburbished bathroom on this level with a shower, hand basin, toliet and heated towel rail.

On the upper level there are a further two bedrooms, one with a double bed, and the other with twin /triple beds. The bedrooms and bathroom have velux windows, providing ample natural light and wonderful views.

The bathroom is newly reburbished with bath and integrated rain head shower, hand basin, toilet and heated towel rail. Velux window. Hairdryers are available.


The accommodation has off-road parking for two cars and outside secure storage for equipment such as bikes and skis. To the side of the property there is an enclosed and gated terrace for outside dining equipped with table and chairs, relaxers, BBQ, perfect for relaxing and soaking up the alpine atmosphere of the village.


barbecue,  cot/highchair,  garden,  laundry facilities,  pets allowed,  private parking (open),  satellite/cable TV,  terrace,  wifi (free in-room),  wifi (free public area),  wifi/internet access,  wood burning stove


Well equipped kitchen with plenty of work space and all new appliances including a ceramic hob, dishwasher, full size fan oven, fridge, microwave, toaster, filter coffee machine, raclette and fondue, steamer and wide range of cooking utensils and crockery; complete for producing gourmet cuisine!


We offer the following services for all of our guests at no extra charge
  • Towels and linen provided
  • Beds made on arrival
  • Complimentary end of stay cleaning
  • Welcome basket
  • Firewood included
  • Utility bills and Tourist Tax included
  • Provision of cleaning products
 Pets - on request please, additonal cost payable

Plan your trip to combine exciting festivals and events 
The Christmas Village,  December 2024

La Grand Odyssée Savoie Mont-Blanc, January 2025 tbc

Hivernales du Haut-Giffre, Free Nordic activities - January 2025

Ice Swimming Open, January 2025

Criou blues and rock festival, March  2024

Le Festival de parapente,  April 2024

Vélo Vert Festival, 2–4 Jun 2023

Ultra-trail® du Haut-Giffre, 14–16 June 2024

Samoëns American Festival, 27-30 June 2024

 Mont-Blanc Morzine Rally /  Mont-Blanc Morzine VHC Rally,  5-7 September 2024

Resort & location information:

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Resort name: Samoens

Ski area: Grand Massif Country: France Amenities: accrobranche,  adventure park,  bars and restaurants,  beauticians,  bowling,  bus station,  bus stop,  canoeing,  canyoning,  cash withdrawal facility,  childcare,  cinema,  climbing wall,  cross country skiing,  cycling,  doctor,  dog sled rides,  fishing,  fitness centre,  free shuttle bus,  freelance catering,  golf,  hairdressers,  high altitude restaurants,  high ropes course,  hiking,  horse driven sleigh rides,  horse riding,  huski dogs,  ice driving,  ice fall climbing,  ice rink,  lake,  massage,  micro brewery/restaurant,  mini golf,  mountain biking,  mountaineering,  off piste guiding,  paragliding,  parapenting,  pilates classes,  rafting,  ski school,  ski touring,  skidoo safaris,  skiing,  skiing/snowboarding,  sledging pistes,  snow mobiling,  snowboard school,  snowshoe walking,  spa,  supermarket,  swimming pool (indoor),  swimming pool (outdoor),  tennis,  toboganning,  torch lit descents,  tourist office,  via ferrata,  wine tasting,  yoga classes
mob: UK - 07584341160
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Guest reviews:

Review posted online by Craig family, Middlesex

"“Great chalet and situated in a lovely area convenient for all activities”
4 of 5 stars We found the chalet ideal as we had my eldest (1 and his girlfriend (17) staying in the downstairs which meant they had their own area and bathroom etc. Chalet is situated a 2 min walk into Samoens main part and handy for all bars and shops. The Casino supermarket was very handy when needing small bits and Carrefour only a 5 min drive for bigger shop - just watch opening times as we got up late a few times and had to wait until afternoon for it to open. The wifi was great for all kids (12, 14, 17,1 and kept them happy along with some basic English TV channels ...never knew Travel channel was so interesting !! Nice outside area where we had a couple of BBQ's and great outside table and chairs. All very clean and good to arrive to clean beds all made. Very cosy lounge and open plan kitchen layout...love the rugs and cushions :-)
Recommend the rafting with Ecolorado ...we had David and he was a great host and really made the trip an adventure We have rafting before and this was by far the best time we have had. - I still know how I jumped of that high pipe -- GREAT FUN !!
The local outside pools were a favourite and we spent 2 days there and we all loved it. Great to have the pool where I can swim some lanes and work off the cheese and wine ! and what views while swimming … spectacular.
Overall a great holiday and loved the mountains although we never managed to get up there...still a great reason to return as there is so much to do.”
August 2014 "
20 Sep 14

Review sent by email/letter by Marianne & family from Ticino, Switzerland

"“The chalet was lovely and lots of small details covered off to make for a very relaxing stay.”
December 2013
20 Sep 14

Review sent by email/letter by Handski

"“Just a quick email to let you know that our clients were delighted by the accommodation offered by your chalet and commented how beautiful both the building and Samoens were and how much they were impressed by the skiing offered in The Grand Massif.”
January 2014
20 Sep 14

Review written in the guestbook by eorgina, aged 10 & family, Weston, Cheshire

"“It was an excellent stay here in this wonderful chalet. It felt ever so homely, there was so much to do. Plenty of games and plenty of books. We wish to stay here again it was lovely. The mountain view was delightful to wake up to, to see the lovely snowy trees every single morning. Samoens is a wonderful town with amazing chalets, but this one is by far the best we have been too. We all can’t wait to come to this joyful friendly town ‘Samoens’ again.”
February 2014
20 Sep 14

Review posted online by Jolliffe, Ayrshire, Scotland

"“Positively Perfect Chalet for a Family holiday” “This beautiful chalet is full of character and so comfortable we didn't want to come home. All the original exposed beams give it charm and atmosphere. It heats up quickly and stays warm. Excellent inventory of equipment, games and dvd's and perfect for our extended family holiday with a Mum Dad two small children and two grandmothers. Everyone had their own space. Enjoyed it so much really want to go back there. Situated in a charming village with short walk to the ski bus which takes 10 minutes to the Grand Massif Express. Lovely shops and interesting history, and stunning scenery. “
January 2014 Posted on Tripadviser 5* Rating
20 Sep 14

Review posted online by Florence, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

"“Very cozy chalet in Samoens” “We were very happy staying at "La Fromagerie",the chalet is very nicely decorated and provides everything you need. The wood burner is a lovely feature. The bedrooms are also very pleasant.It was really good to be so near the historic village and just a few minutes car ride to the nearest ski lift. We would recommend La Fromagerie as an excellent mountain getaway.”
February 2014. Posted on Tripadviser 5* Rating
20 Sep 14

Review posted online by Eakin, Belfast

"“A lovely, tradional style chalet.” “ We had a great time, Bethan and Lucas were there when we arrived and were very welcoming and pleasant. The cake was delicious and bottle of wine very welcome....one of many we consumed during the week. It was a nice little touch on arrival. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and we thought it had very nice decor - traditional and pretty but not in a too fussy way. The large number of board games and playing cards were good, we cooked two nights and had great craic playing various games. There was plenty of information contained in the file on the coffee table about accessing everything in the village for someone who had never been there before. Bethan had given us her details if we needed to know anything but as some of us had been to Samoens before we were fine. We would consider renting the Fromagerie again and would recommend it.”
March 2014. Posted on Tripadviser 5*Rating "
20 Sep 14

Review written in the guestbook by Paige, Aged 10 & family, Toronto, Canada.

""Me and my family loved this beautiful chalet. The town of Samoens is amazing. The skiing is great, to food was spectacular. We hope to visit again. PS The mountain hill is amazing, I loved running up it every day.”
March 2014 "
20 Sep 14

Review written in the guestbook by Treble family & friends

""We enjoyed your lovely, comfy and homely chalet as much as we enjoyed the skiing and that was a lot! Samoens is charming too and the people we met seemed very welcoming". " 20 Sep 14