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.”


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 half the quoted Les Gnellets 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. Please note that there are minimum charges applicable – click here for more information

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 warmer
  • In the hamlet of Le Joseray, next to La Moraine, three minutes’ walk from lifts, pistes and bus, six from centre
  • No near neighbours, so insomniac clog-dancers welcome
  • A chef and an assistant, who live out
  • Damage deposit for all bookings


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 twentieth most expensive chalet out of twenty, 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 half price, although we cannot guarantee flight seats for these two extra beds.

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, six 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 120m 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, while less hearty souls finish back at the Rond Point, with the added attraction of a couple of small, friendly bars, and the same 120m walk home.

Floor Plans

2019-20 Prices for Les Gnellets

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.

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