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 Hi, we're Kate and Dave, welcome to Chalet Abbaye.
Ten years ago we moved to the French Alps with the dream of converting our battered old farmhouse into a home for us and a beautiful chalet for guests. 
Still living the dream, we welcome guests in Chalet Abbaye with the same enthusiasm as when we first opened our doors for business. Though the chalet is completely separate from our living space, our front door is just
around the corner and we are always happy to help with the smooth running of your holiday.

We are based in the friendly village of St Jean d’Aulps which is near the well renowned ski resort Morzine. From Chalet Abbaye you can ski in our local ski area, La Grande Terche which is a 5 minute drive away. Alteratively you can explore the enormous Portes du Soleil network which can be accessed from Morzine or Ardent, 15 minutes in the car. Les Gets is 5 minutes past Morzine.


The Chalet sleeps ten people very comfortably and has everything you need for a perfect stay including a hot tub on the terrace allowing you to enjoy the mountain views. Click on the video for a quick tour.

Chalet Abbaye is rented as self catered although we can organise breakfast deliveries from the local boulangerie and provide afternoon tea. We provide a meet and greet service and leave you a bundle of goodies in the chalet to start off your holiday.

There are dozens of things to do in the area throughout the year. We've gathered some information about the main
Winter and Summer activities as a starting point for exploring.
 
 
 
What you had to say...
 

2012-13

    “We have had an amazing 16 days in your lovely chalet. Hoping to escape the heat of the Middle East it’s been topping 32ºc here too!! Wonderful biking and hiking and catching up with friends whilst watching the Olympics over a glass or two of vino! Perfect! We will be back“ Carolyn, John, Lottie and Ollie.

 

     “Yet another fantastic stay. Thank you so much for making us feel SO welcome. The walks were wonderful, a very restive time. Looking forward to coming back again in the future. Thank you for a fantastic stay as always“ Sally, Liz, Anne, Jill, Marina and Sarah.

     “Another great week at Chalet Abbaye. Thank you Kate and Dave for such a fantastic chalet – 3 visits in 2 years! Next year already reserved! Great position and the kids agree with us, feels like a second home“ Sarah, Stuart, Toni, Greg and the kids.
 

2010-11

    "Third boys trip and it was as good as it always is - fabulous food and great chalet - thanks for looking after us so well". Gary, Chris, Steve, Chris, Jon, Nick and Glenn.

     "Warm, welcoming and comfortable chalet - everyone found it very homely even our 2 year old called it our holiday home. The facilities are great and everything available pretty much on your doorstep. The skiing was great, now the end of the week and very tired! Thank you for your warm welcome and helpful information and guidance throughout."  The Cheeseman and the Davis'.

 

    "We felt at home right away. It's a warm and cosy home. We enjoyed the hot tub! Everything was just perfect and we hope to come back next year. Thank you so much!" Melisa, Daan, Marielle, Coen, Emiel, Jesse, Peter, Jacqueline, Erick, Yuri and Sheila.

    "Thank you Kate and Dave for a wonderful week in your lovely chalet again (our 6th year now!). Your cooking is amazing, your welcome is warm - we love it all, thank you." Philippa and Dave.
 
2009-10
    “We have had a great week, the chalet is fantastic, real home from home and everything you could need. Thanks for being there when we needed you. The bubbles went down really well, just what I needed for my 40th!”  Tracy, Chris, Lucy & William. 
    “What a fabulous holiday we have just had in your lovely chalet. Thank you so much for being so helpful and thoughtful, not to mention the great cooking. We had a fantastic time and look forward to next year.”  Ali and Geoff.
    “Have just spent one of the finest weeks of my life in the sun, forests and fields of St Jean. Thank you both for wonderful hospitality, delicious food, frightening ‘Pointe de Vorlaz’ and the best company. I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather spend my birthday. Love and all thanks and thoughts of cold snow”.  James.
 

2008-9
    “Your chalet and hospitality have been superb which has contributed tremendously to an amazing skiing holiday. Having plenty of hot water and brilliant breakfasts and evening meals ensures happy times. Nothing has been too much trouble and we leave with fantastic memories.” Jo, Charlotte, Julian, Gill, Rob, James & James.

    “We have had a fabulous time in this chalet. All the beds are comfy and the Jacuzzi is relaxing and funny. Thank you for the sledges they were great fun, I would say that it  was our best year yet!”  Kate, aged 9.

    “The kids loved the hot tub and we all really enjoyed the activities, scenery, walks, the people, food and drink! Thank you for organising everything for us.”  Polly, Andy, Abbey, Anne, Eileen, Keith, Cath, Daniel and Ben.

    “Many thanks for all your help with the fantastic stag do. We all had a very sober time and at no point did Ben spend an evening in a wedding dress dancing in a cage, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!”  Marcus.