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Full Property Details
- Rate: €1,490 to €3,990 per week
- Location: Manigod - La Clusaz
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 1100 m
- Outlook: South
- Sleeps: 10
- Official classification: 4
- Animals welcome
- Main rooms: 8
- Number of bedrooms: 5
- Number of double beds: 3
- Number of single beds: 4
- Bath/shower rooms: 5
- Bath(s): 1
- Shower(s): 4
- Separate toilet(s): 3
- Floor area: 250 m2
- Open-plan kitchen
- Number of floors: 3
- Dining seating for: 10
- Parking spaces available: 4
- Distance to the town centre: 4 km
- Distance to the ski slopes: 10 km
- Distance to the bus stop: 4 km
- Hot tub
- Boot warming rack
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Electric
- Dining seating for: 10
- Place settings for: 12
- Baby's high chair
- Coffee machine: Filter
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
- Outdoor dining table for: 6
- BBQ: Charcoal
- Outdoor dining seating for: 6
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 6
- Garden surface area: 1260 m2
- Terrace: 20 m2
- Outdoor hot tub
- Capacity: 5
- Temperature: 32 ºC
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- French TV
- Total TV screens: 1
- DVD player + films
- Sound system
- Wood burning stove
- Vacuum cleaner
- Boot warming rack
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Lakeside: 24 km
- Supermarket: 10 km
- Night club
- Heritage sites
- Horse riding
- Road biking
- Ice skating
- Adventure park
- Mountain biking
- Water sports
Inclusions & Restrictions
- Linen provided
- Bath mats provided
- Bath towels provided
- Hand towels provided
- Tea towels provided
- Elec, heat, water provided
- Firewood provided
- Available catered (by prior arrangement)
- Car recommended
- Non-smoking rental
Please be aware that this property is not ideal for toddlers due to the suspended fireplace and the open-tread stairs.
Please note: There is a metal "floating" fireplace in the main living space, and open tread staircases therefore the chalet is perhaps not ideal for toddlers.
You MUST have a vehicle which is properly equipped for driving in the Alps in winter.
The chalet is for 10 persons, please note we won't accept more than 1 baby (under 2) on top of the total capacity.
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About Chalet La Croix Meridionale ...
This secluded 4 star chalet just minutes from the excellent ski slopes of the Manigod/La Clusaz region offers stunning views over the Thones valley and Aravis mountains, but is just five minutes from Manigod village, where you can pick up fresh bread from the boulangerie or enjoy an excellent meal at Val Sulens restaurant.
The spacious south-facing ski chalet has a wrap-around veranda on three sides, so there is always a sunny spot to relax over a glass of wine, read a book, or catch up with friends. Wifi, a flat-screen TV and plenty of books and DVDs help to make the chalet the perfect place to relax after an energetic day in the mountains.
A sauna and jacuzzi complete the package, to ensure you get the stress-free holiday you deserve.
Larger groups of up to 19 wishing to stay in this area might wish to consider booking Chalet La Croix Meridionale with Chalet Jeremie, which sleeps nine.
The property ...
You’ll love coming home to the beautiful Chalet La Croix Meridionale after a day on the slopes. With five bedrooms, five bathrooms and generous living space, this contemporary chalet comfortably accommodates 10 people.
Wind down on the leather sofas in front of the suspended fireplace in the beautiful open-plan living area, while the kids chill out in the second lounge or in the TV room upstairs. The large dining area means you can all get together to eat, and a granite breakfast bar links the well-equipped kitchen to the lounge, so the cook doesn’t miss out on the conversation.
Three of the bedrooms (one double and two twin) are the lower ground floor, and two of them are en suite. The laundry room and sauna are on this floor too. There are two more double bedrooms (one en suite) as well as a large bathroom, separate toilet and a TV/games room on the top floor. Both of these bedrooms open on to the upper balcony, which is a great place to start your day with a coffee!
At the end of a busy day, relax with a drink on the veranda, which makes the most of the stunning mountain views, or soothe aching legs in the sauna and jacuzzi.
About the area ...
You’ve got the whole of the La Clusaz/Le Grand Bornand ski area at your disposal when you stay at Chalet La Croix Meridionale.
Equipment can be hired in Manigod, and there is an ESF ski school base at the nearby Croix Fry sector of the La Clusaz pistes (altitude 1500m), where parents can enjoy lunch or a drink while youngsters build confidence on the nursery slopes. Floodlights mean you can ski until 1am in La Clusaz on certain dates, and the weekly torchlit descent is an experience you’ll not forget.
Cross-country skiers will find plenty of trails to choose from on the nearby Beauregard plateau (a world cup cross country location), and non-skiers are not forgotten, with a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, ice skating rink and cinema, as well as sledging, snow-shoe walking, dog-sledding and sleigh rides.
There is plenty to do in the summer months, too, with no shortage of walks right from the door of Chalet La Croix Meridional - take a picnic or eat al fresco at one of the mountain restaurants. The ski lifts will take walkers or cyclists and their bikes up the mountains, so they can come down at their own pace, and adrenalin junkies can try paragliding, canyoning, climbing, via ferrata or white-water rafting within a few miles of Manigod.
There’s a great swimming pool and fitness centre at La Clusaz, and lots to discover in the medieval town of Annecy, where lovers of water sports will find plenty to occupy them on the cleanest lake in Europe. Back at the chalet, you’ll want to catch the sunset from the fabulous terrace.
This delightful chalet is very popular with OVO guests, so if it ticks all your boxes, don't waste any time in checking our availability calendar. If you like, we can hold the property for you for 24 hours while you make your plans with the rest of your party. But don't leave it too long - we'd hate you to miss out on this great property.
Manigod - La Clusaz
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The OVO Network Review
“...perfect for those wanting to recharge their batteries while relaxing in a comfortable spacious chalet with stunning views.”
Chalet La Croix Méridionale is a 5 bedroom 5 bathroom chalet for 10, spread over 3 floors and across 250m2.
Situated in Combource at the end of the beautiful Manigod valley, Chalet La Croix Méridionale is perfect for those wanting to recharge their batteries while relaxing in a comfortable, spacious chalet with stunning views.
With an exterior hot tub. a sauna, two lounges, and a separate TV lounge, there are plenty of great facilities, and lots of space throughout for all to enjoy.
Any chefs in the group will enjoy working in the well-equipped open plan kitchen. The shaded outdoor terrace, accessible from the chalet or the balcony, is ideal for alfresco dining in warmer weather, for taking coffee while watching the snow fall, breathing in the fresh air after a spectacular summer storm, or appreciating the sunsets. The Alps are a weather watcher's paradise all year round!
Four of the five spacious bedrooms have ensuite shower rooms; the fifth is also a double room. If you prefer taking a bath, there is a luxurious roll top bath in the fifth bathroom. On a practical note each floor has an independent wc.
Out of doors there are walks from the door, open views and very few neighbours.
Some may see the splendid isolation as a drawback - shops, restaurants, and the slopes are a drive away. Others will enjoy the privilege of being able to enjoy the Alpine countryside at it's best.
The roads are cleared during the winter by the local commune, cars must be appropriately equipped for winter weather conditions.
Guests with toddlers might prefer to wait until the little ones are asleep before using the contemporary suspended fireplace. Very young children may need extra supervision on the open tread stairs.
To round off the experience of staying at La Croix Meridionale - we know from peronnal experience and from client feedback that Corinne is a treasure of a manager! With lots of local knowledge to share, Corinne looks after her clients really well whilst remaining discreet and professional.
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From the Owner
We feel truly privileged to be the owners of La Croix Méridionale.
“ We feel truly privileged to be the owners of La Croix Meridionale.
When the opportunity arose for us to purchase land upon which we could build a chalet to our specification we were delighted. While we wanted a chalet which from the outside looked like a traditional chalet, we were very keen indeed that it was modern, open and captured as much as was possible of the fantastic views. It was important to us that on the main floor of the chalet, the living area was open plan and had a wrap around veranda in order to maximise the natural light and the views of the valley and mountains. The chalet faces south and is bathed in light all day. The galley kitchen and breakfast bench was designed to enable those doing the cooking to socialise as well. We decided to purchase leather sofas and chairs and place them in two specific areas so those that wanted to chat could while those who wanted to curl up with a book and a drink by the suspended fireplace were also able to do so on the main floor.
The undercover balcony on the main floor faces west so that in the summer, we are able to be under cover during the heat of the day while lunching yet have the evening sun shining in as guests either have drinks or dinner outside as the sun sets behind Tournette, the mountain that separates the valley from the Annecy lake. As the chalet was designed to be a comfortable family home we were keen that each of the bedrooms was of good size.
Upstairs we have two double bedrooms. One has a shower room and the other has use of a large bathroom. The oversized bath is placed under the skylight so you can soak away the day while watching the stars. Both share a small balcony with great views. A perfect parents' retreat ! Also upstairs is the games room with a TV connected to a DVD player with lots of films. We spend many a happy family evening after dinner spread out on the leather sofa and bean bags watching comedies. On the lower level we have 3 bedrooms. The largest double bedroom in the chalet and the room with two single beds both have their own shower rooms. The 5th bedroom has twin beds and the occupants are able to use the shower in the jacuzzi room along the corridor. The jacuzzi can hold 5 people in comfortable and is a great way of winding down after a day of skiing or walking. Our personal preference is to use the sauna to soothe tired legs. The main entry to the chalet is into an entrance hall where we have a placed a bench so you can remove outdoor shoes and boots. We have a boot warmer here so that wet ski boots and gloves can be dried (and then warmed up again the following morning before heading off to the slopes).
The chalet was finished in 2006 and we have been so happy with it ever since. We love it in all seasons and are only saddened by the fact that with busy professional lives, we are not able to be there nearly as much as we would like. We have skiied at La Clusaz for 10 years. As a family we have had some truly memorable days traversing the 5 mountains that make up the La Clusaz ski area. Starting from La Croix Fry, the closest station to the chalet, we usually ski a complete loop taking in all the ski areas including the Aiguille and Le Balme. Over the years alot of improvements have occurred with high speed chairs and telecabines being introduced throughout the area. We also regularly head over to Le Grand Bornand which has some wide open pistes, perfect for younger children, as well as some large mogul runs. We always hire whatever equipment we need from the friendly staff at Intersport at Croix Fry.
In the summer there are a lot of fantastic walks from the chalet. Our favourite is the walk up Mt Charvin to the lake just beneath the summit. We always take a picnic. From just above the lake you have a fantastic view across the Megeve valley to the Mt Blanc range. Truly stunning on a clear day. Another favourite walk from the chalet is up through the trees above to either Croix Fry or Merdassier for a well deserved lunch at one of the restaurants. Our kids, now teenagers, still love the lake at Annecy in the summer. We usually hire a pedalo and head out to the middle of the lake to swim in the pure and amazingly warm water. Annecy itself is wonderful and we inevitably end up coming back home to the chalet with fantastic cakes and tarts. While it is a family ritual to eat at least once at the Hotel du Commerce in Thones on every visit, and always have the gastronomique menu too, we prefer to spend most nights at the chalet enjoying the views.
We have hung in the chalet a large number of paintings we have purchased while travelling the world including paintings from Cuba and Bali. A number of the paintings in the chalet are by Australian Aborigines, purchased in Australia while visiting relatives. This is the reason why we decided to name the chalet La Croix Meridionale, the Southern Cross, after the constellation of stars seen only in the southern hemisphere and on the Australian flag. We do hope you love our Manigod home as much as we do. ”
Tess and Matt McGrath
“Beautiful chalet in a great setting. ”
The view of the mountains from the jacuzzi is wonderful! Corinne is a great host and is available to help out with any queries / requests you may have. We would recommend this chalet for serenity, calm and tranquillity with beautiful views either with friends or family.
Orla M. - 21/07/2018
“A really lovely holiday in a superb setting”
Thank you very much for this superb holiday. The chalet was clean and very well equipped. We loved the beds, the spa, the kitchen and the living room. We made the most of the spa and the sledges! The road going up is a little narrow, but the setting is ideal and we really loved the view, the peace and the walks.
Laura M. - 17/03/2018
“Very comfortable chalet”
My family all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Croix Meridionale, all the facilities were great.
Very comfortable and warm chalet.
We really liked the fantastic views and being close to ski resorts.
Jane H. - 30/12/2017
“ A very good stay”
We had a great Christmas in this chalet.
We enjoyed the hot tub, and the interior space of the chalet.
Everything is very well designed: the bedrooms are large, the bathrooms are convenient and comfy, the kitchen is practical, and the outside space is well-designed for kids.
Many thanks to the very efficient OVO Network team, and to the manager who was very helpful.
Catherine F. - 22/12/2017
The chalet is very nicely set up and equipped. Very charming place. We spent an excellent week and we will never forget the beautiful view.
Luc B. - 01/04/2017
“Very nice chalet”
Fantastic weather, lots of snow. We'll probably come back.
Antoine B. - 11/03/2017
“A good stay”
The chalet is very nice with a great location. And we enjoyed blue sky + snow !
Christophe A. - 04/03/2017
Our holiday in this spacious chalet was faultless. We made the most of the sauna and jacuzzi, the well equipped kitchen and the fabulous view of the mountains.
Verena B. - 25/02/2017
“Fabulous time !”
Two families from Sevenoaks (UK) came to stay and ended up having a fabulous stay! The jacuzzi was a real treat.
Alison D. - 11/02/2017
“Very good stay”
Comfortable chalet with breathtaking views. Plus a great welcome from chalet manager Corinne!
Jonathan S. - 21/01/2017
“Ideal place to wait for Santa !”
Our grand children made the most of this spacious chalet where everyone found his own place, outside as well as inside. We loved gathering around the big table at night. Thank you Corinne (the manager), for your availability.
Catherine F. - 16/12/2016
“A rare panoramic view”
A traditional chalet in a lovely peaceful setting, with a rare panoramic view. The perfect place to recharge your batteries and stretch your legs!
Jean-Claude M. - 13/08/2016
“Stunning area, excellent chalet”
We spent a marvellous week, the Manigod area is stunning, the chalet was excellent with stunning views & easy access to skiing. The seating areas for relaxing in groups, and the separate television room were a plus. Our family of 6 and a couple of plus ones were a perfect group size for the chalet.Thank you very much indeed.
Andrew F. - 19/03/2016
“Comfortable chalet in quiet location”
Well organised chalet, comfortable, with quality material. Beautiful view and quiet location.
Jacques N. - 02/01/2016
“Quiet location, great views”
Beautiful setting, stunning views over the mountains. Interior spaces very well designed.
Denis G. - 19/12/2015
“A fabulous time... as usual!”
Everytime we stay here it is as good as the first time. We love this chalet where it is set and the splendid surrounding countryside, with Lake Annecy just 20 minutes away. The weather has been glorious and the whole family has had a fabulous time. Thank you so much for letting us stay. And thank you to Corinne for preparing it so well and looking after us during our stay.
John A. - 05/09/2015
We spent two amazing weeks with our family in this superb chalet, waking up to a magnificent view and with amazing sunsets every evening. Thank you to Corinne for the welcome and the kindness.
Philippe A. - 08/08/2015
“One word: fantastic!”
We were delighted to spend time in this great chalet!
Axelle F. - 18/07/2015
“Really enjoyed our stay”
We had a fabulous stay at the chalet and found it warm and comfortable.
Rebecca H. - 28/03/2015
“Thank you for a lovely stay in your chalet. ”
It is one of the nicest we have ever stayed in and was very well equipped. The layout of the chalet meant that everyone had plenty of space. The boys adopted the upstairs sitting room as their den for the week whilst the adults tended to use the middle floor living area, around the lovely woodburner. The sauna and jacuzzi were appreciated when we came in from ski-ing too! The view from the chalet is beautiful and we even spotted deers up towards the woodland to the side of the chalet.
Caroline G. - 14/02/2015
“Everything was perfect!”
We had a lovely holiday in your chalet - space, comfort, stunning views and breath-taking nature.
Nicolas T. - 07/02/2015
“An authentic chalet...”
... beautifully decorated and well managed. The sauna and the jacuzzi are a bonus. It's worth exploring the peaceful setting of the Aravis.
Julien D. - 31/01/2015
“Exactly like on the website”
We loved everything at Chalet Croix Méridionale! The booking process was very easy and quick, and when we arrived, the chalet was exactly like it's presented on the website. No bad hidden surprise! And the surroundings are fantastic....
Henk G. - 23/08/2014
We enjoyed the comfort and the facilities at the chalet, which had everything we needed.
Robert B. - 28/06/2014
“Very good value for money”
This chalet is very nice, and the area extremely picturesque.
Nicolas D. - 15/03/2014
“Our favourite holiday spot!”
We have had another wonderfully relaxing holiday at La Croix Meridionale. We look forward to future holidays in this super chalet in a beautiful area.
Helen S. - 25/05/2013
“Quiet location ”
A beautiful chalet in a quiet location, well equipped and very comfortable. Many things to do in the area.
Jean-Bernard P. - 23/02/2013
“Gread chalet, splendid location...”
... and a warm welcome from Miriam and Raph who told us so many interesting stories about the place! We loved the fireplace for cosy evenings, the breathtaking view, the silence of the place, the sheer comfort of the chalet... We enjoyed visiting the local farmers (yummy cheese!) and we've brought home with us some fantastic memories like our long walks in the countryside, and encounters at dusk with wild animals (deers, wild bores...). Pure Bliss!
Annick R. - 12/01/2013
We spent a great weekend with friends at chalet La Croix Méridionale. The property is really well set up, comfortable, nicely heated (underfloor heating is a must!), in a quiet location with amazing views over the mountains. We loved the sauna and the hot tub! Other positive points were: really good beds, fast wifi connexion, and the spacious kitchen with lots of dishes, plates, crockery etc.
Thomas R. - 07/12/2012
We had a lovely stay, with the surprise of SNOW which fell on 30th August!! Location is fantastic, really quiet, with quick access to mountains and Lake Annecy.
Sharon B. - 25/08/2012
The views are great. Nice that it has a number of levels for people who want to sleep and those that want to chat.
Elisabeth M. - 09/06/2012
“A wonderful holiday”
We have had another wonderful holiday at La Croix Meridionale! Although the weather was indifferent we still got out walking both favourite treks and new ones. The wild flowers were wonderful and we were lucky enough to see very shy chamois and a pine martin, as well as many other animals and birds.
Helen S. - 02/06/2012
“The chalet was more spacious and luxurious than we thought...”
The chalet was more spacious and luxurious than we thought based on the photo's on the Internet. So that was a pleasant surprise! It was all very well organised (key-collection, route-description, contact details). It's a very nice place to stay with a large group (7 adults, 1 one-year old). We liked the Jacuzzi, fire-place in the middle of the living room, nice comfortable couches. We liked Grand Bornand ski area best: long ski-slopes and lots of off-piste opportunity.
Jos D. - 21/01/2012
Set in one of the most beautiful Alpine valleys, the village of Manigod is a mountain secret that is a delight to discover. With its own ski area linking into the famed La Clusaz ski resort, Manigod offers fabulous skiing in winter and world class cycling in the summer.
Beautiful chalets are dotted around the mountains, restaurants range from local auberges to Michelin starred, and you can buy locally made pottery and cheeses fresh from the farm.