5 bedrooms for 10-12 guests
3 bath(s), 2 shower(s)
Les Gnellets was built a couple of decades ago in the time-honoured local way, all wood and stone, with some of the rooms tucked in under the massive roof timbers. It is a pretty, comfortable and welcoming chalet.
The room the time-honoured locals obviously planned to spend most of their time in is the spacious, high-ceilinged, open-plan dining-sitting-room-kitchen, with its log fire surrounded by sofas, terrace, mezzanine etc.
Not to say that the bedrooms aren’t comfortable. There’s a super master bedroom with a balcony overlooking the Calabourdane stream, and both a bath and a very indulgent rain-head shower. Two other bedrooms have en-suite facilities, while the last two share a bathroom and separate loo. These two rooms are tucked under the rafters, up a staircase with not one but two low beams to test sobriety.
There are two more beds on the big mezzanine above the living room, which children or friends can take at half price, although we cannot guarantee flight seats for these two extra beds.
For some reason, Les Gnellets has always generated a particularly laid-back and contented atmosphere, possibly because it feels good, with all the larch and granite, perhaps because it is so convenient for skiing, with the cable car station and pistes not three minutes away. At night the loudest sound from without is the babble of the stream or the occasional lowing of Val d’Isère’s milk supply in the nearby farm. From within, there is occasionally a lot more noise, but Les Gnellets is one of our few chalets with no near neighours to worry about.
The chalet is in the lovely hamlet of Le Joseray, six minutes’ walk from the village centre, though there are shops, bars and restaurants closer by, just two or three minutes away.
Double (12'6" x 11') on ground floor with en-suite bathroom with bath and rainhead shower plus separate en-suite wc, and a private balcony.
Twin (12' x 10') on the ground floor, en-suite bathroom with wc.
Double (10' x 9'6") on ground floor, with en-suite shower and basin.
Twin (10' x 9'6") on the first floor. Sweet room tucked under the eaves.
Twin (9' x 9'6") next door to and rather like Bedroom 4. It is larger than the measurements given, but part is not very accessible owing to the low beams.
As well as the en-suite facilities there is a wc on the ground floor. On the first floor there is a bathroom with bath and basin and a small separate wc for rooms 4 and 5.
(22'6" x 13'6") Long and high, with sofas around the fireplace. The kitchen (not included in measurements) is off the dining area. Mezzanine (13' x 13'). WiFi.
Two single beds on the mezzanine are available if one party books the whole chalet. The cost for these extra beds is half the quoted Les Gnellets price (not including any transport) and 80% of the quoted price if a flight and transfer are required. On certain dates we may not be able to provide a flight for an extra bed.
These prices are per person per week in sterling.