Chalet les Gnellets

5 bedrooms for 10-12 guests
3 baths, 2 showers

“Another good week – very nice chalet and efficient chalet girls: a credit to YSE.”

Chalet les Gnellets Rooms

Bedrooms in order of preference (in our opinion)

Bedroom 1
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.

Bedroom 2
Twin (12′ x 10′) on the ground floor, en-suite bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 3
Double (10′ x 9’6″) on ground floor, with en-suite shower and basin.

Bedroom 4
Twin (10′ x 9’6″) on the first floor. Sweet room tucked under the eaves.

Bedroom 5
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.

Sitting-Dining Room
(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.

Extra Beds
Two single beds on the mezzanine are available if one party books the whole chalet. The cost for these extra beds is 50% of the quoted Les Gnellets price subject to a minimum price of £450.

Chalet les Gnellets Highlights

  • Very popular ski chalet, spacious and full of atmosphere
  • Long, high living room with log fire, verandah and mezzanine with extra beds
  • WiFi
  • Three bedrooms have en-suite facilities, two share the upstairs bathroom and separate wc
  • Boot warmers
  • In the hamlet of Le Joseray, four minutes’ walk from lifts, pistes and bus, ten from centre
  • No near neighbours, so insomniac clog-dancers welcome
  • Two members of staff, who live out
  • Damage deposit for all bookings

Chalet les Gnellets Description

Les Gnellets was built a quarter of a century ago in the time-honoured local way, all wood and stone, with some of the rooms tucked under the massive roof timbers. It is a traditional, pretty and welcoming chalet. It might lack the bling of our more modern accommodation, but as our eighteenth most expensive chalet out of eighteen, it is fantastic value.

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, its terrace and mezzanine.

On the same floor is the super master-bedroom with a balcony overlooking the Calabourdane stream, and both a bath and a very indulgent rain-head shower. The two other bedrooms on this floor have en-suite facilities, while the last two, upstairs, share a bathroom and separate loo. The two upstairs 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 book at 50% of the normal price.

For whatever 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 Solaise and Bellevarde lifts 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 neighbours to worry about.

The chalet is in the lovely hamlet of Le Joseray, ten minutes’ walk from the village centre, though there are shops, bars and restaurants closer by, just two or three minutes away. The Rond Point is a 300m walk away, at which point you clip on your skis and glide down to the main Olympique and Solaise lifts. Those happy to make the Face de Bellevarde their last run of the day can ski to within a few yards of the driveway (100m from the chalet), while less hearty souls finish back at the Rond Point, with the added attraction of a couple of small, friendly bars, and a 300m walk home.

Chalet les Gnellets Floor Plans

Chalet les Gnellets Prices

Our prices for Winter 2022-23 are shown below. To compare different chalets, please see the full Prices page, and keep an eye on our occasional Special Offers for last-minute deals. Please see the What's Included page which shows what is provided by YSE for these prices. The way ski passes are purchased in Val d'Isère has changed. We have negotiated discounts on the public prices for every week of the season - see the Ski Pass and Discounts page for full details.

Prices are per person per week in sterling.

Dec £ Jan £ Feb £ Mar £ Apr £
5 595 2 815 5 945 5 1025 2 1130
12 795 9 595 12 1625 12 1025 9 795
19 1095 15 785 19 965 19 1025 16 635
26 1625 22 920 26 965 26 1075 23 575
29 945

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