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 (3m80 x 3m40) on ground floor with en-suite bathroom with bath and rainhead shower plus separate en-suite wc, and a private balcony.

Bedroom 2
Twin (3m70 x 3m10) on the ground floor, en-suite bathroom with wc.

Bedroom 3
Double (3m10 x 2m90) on ground floor, with en-suite shower and basin.

Bedroom 4
Twin (3m10 x 2m90) on the first floor. Sweet room tucked under the eaves.

Bedroom 5
Twin (2m80 x 2m90) 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
(6m90 x 4m10) Long and high, with sofas around the fireplace. The kitchen (not included in measurements) is off the dining area. Mezzanine (4m x 4m). WiFi.

Optional extra beds
Two single beds on the mezzanine are available.

Chalet les Gnellets Highlights

  • Very popular ski chalet, spacious and full of atmosphere
  • Long, high living room with log fire, verandah and mezzanine with two optional 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 optional beds on the big mezzanine above the living room.

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 Winter 2023-24 prices (updated May 2023) are shown below. Holidays run from Sunday to Sunday. We have moved to whole-chalet pricing, with the exception of Chalet Les Chardons which is still priced per person. There are no discounts or supplements for groups, children, infants, extra beds or empty beds. The price shown in the grid is the price we charge for the chalet, including any optional extra beds if you choose to use them. The standard number of beds shown is, in our opinion, the optimum number, and optional extra beds may be a third bed in a room, beds on a mezzanine or in a room without a window, or even the other half of a double bed. Please read the chalet description carefully if you are using the extra bed(s).

Prices are per chalet per week in sterling.

Dec 2023 £ Jan 2024 £ Feb 2024 £ Mar 2024 £ Apr 2024 £
3 - 7 booked 4  booked 3 booked 7 booked
10 £7300 14 booked 11 booked 10 booked 14 booked
17 booked 21 booked 18 booked 17 booked 21 £6500
24 booked 28 booked 25 booked 24 booked
31 booked 31 booked

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