La Maison du Rocher

5 bedrooms for 8-10 guests
5 baths, 1 shower

YSE private Land Rover shuttle

“Seamless, great staff, wonderful chalet – a perfect holiday

Rooms

Bedrooms in order of preference (in our opinion)

Bedroom 1
Double (13′ x 10′) on second floor. Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 2
Twin (12′ x 11′) on ground floor. Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 3
Twin/double (10′ x 14′) on second floor. Bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 4
Single (9′ x 11′) on second floor, split-level (a further 3′ x 12′ beneath). Bathroom with wc. This room contains two beds, the second of which can be used when one party books the whole chalet. The beds can be made up as a twin or double.

Bedroom 5
Single (12′ x 11′) under eaves on second floor containing a double bed. Split-level (a further 7′ x 7′ beneath). Spectacular views in wall-to-wall mirrors!! Bathroom with wc. Two people can occupy this room when one party books the whole chalet.

Sitting Room
(20′ x 23′) On first floor. Fireplace, DVD, satellite TV (all major channels), fridge for your drinks. South-facing balcony. WiFi.

Dining Room
(13’6″ x 10′) Next to sitting room. The open-plan kitchen is not included in measurements.

Sauna
On ground floor with further shower.

Extra Beds
Rooms 4 and 5 have space for additional people. The cost for these extra beds is half the quoted Maison du Rocher price (not including any transport) or 85% 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. Extra beds can only be used when one party books the whole chalet. Please note that there are minimum charges applicable – click here for more information

La Maison du Rocher Highlights

  • Part of a beautifully refurbished 1620s farmhouse
  • En-suite facilities throughout
  • Some rooms give option of twin beds or six-foot doubles (please specify which you prefer when booking)
  • Vast sitting room with log fire, satellite TV, DVD, surround sound
  • WiFi
  • Separate dining room
  • Private sauna and shower
  • Boot warmers, garden
  • Silent, sunny position on edge of Val d’Isère village, ten minutes’ walk from centre or Funival
  • Private Land Rover shuttle shared with next-door chalets Le Vieux Crêt and La Croix
  • A chef and an assistant, one of whom lives in self-contained ground-floor studio
  • Damage deposit for all bookings

Description

The Maison du Rocher is part of a lovely stone farmhouse in that little enclave of stone chalets on the left as you reach Val d’Isère proper from La Daille. This is the chalet you may have read about once in the Telegraph, in an article so enthusiastic people thought we must have written it ourselves.

Perfectly situated in a large garden just above the main road, the chalet is totally insulated from the sound of passing traffic or people, yet close to the bus and just one stop from the funicular or three from the village centre. Not that its guests count bus stops: our Land Rover shuttle takes them straight to the lifts in the morning, and brings them home in the afternoon.

The building dates back to the 1620s, so its walls are deep and solid, its roof of granite slabs and whole trees robust enough to support the weight of Val d’Isère’s heavy snowfall (and a satellite dish).

Fortunately, the five bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms don’t date back to the 1620s. They are all individual, but all warm, welcoming and very comfortable, well fitted-out with lights and cupboards. Two of them (4 and 5) are split-level single rooms, with the bathrooms below and the beds above, under the eaves.

Bedroom 3 has twin beds, which we can fit together to make into a 6ft double (please specify which you’d prefer when you book).

There is a separate dining room, where food is served which we defy any restaurant in Val d’Isère to match (the chef lives in the basement).

The vast sitting room is one of those rooms that feel right, perhaps because of the log fire, the bottomless hand-made British sofas (with duck-down cushions, so guests can spend hours wallowing in them, and chalet staff can spend hours plumping them back up again!) or just the stone walls and wood ceiling. And perhaps in spite of the home cinema system and all-channel satellite…

On the ground floor is a sauna. If you really want to do the thing properly, you can make the short sprint through the front door, roll in the snow in the garden, beat yourself with larch branches (beware – they’re spiky!) and sprint back into the sauna. But most guests seem just to chastise their bodies with a glass or two of bubbly.

The Land Rover is shared with the neighbours, YSE chalets Le Vieux Crêt and La Croix, and is available to ferry you to or from any point in Val d’Isère between 8.30 and 10am, then from 3.30 to 5.30pm.

(Please note that the use of the sauna in Maison du Rocher is at your own risk and that of your party members. YSE cannot accept responsibility for any accidents/injuries that occur during the use of the sauna. Children must be supervised when using the sauna.)

Floor Plans

2019-20 Prices for La Maison du Rocher

Prices for Winter 2019-20 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. Return flights (from Gatwick) and transfers are provided for all holidays commencing 15 December 2019 to 12 April 2020. Please note the transport arrangements for holidays commencing 8 December 2019 and 19 April 2020.

Prices are per person per week in sterling.

 
Dec £ Jan £ Feb £ Mar £ Apr £
8 - 5 985 2 1135 1 1210 5 1325
15 1000 12 1035 9 1135 8 1250 12 910
22 1375 19 1035 16 1935 15 1235 19 615
29 1935 26 1125 23 1160 22 1210
29 1475
 

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