CHALET LE MOULIN, Mieussy, Haute-savoie
If you are looking for an intimate winter holiday for the family, renting an entire property might be the best option. This traditional Alpine chalet, a mile above the village of Mieussy, has three double bedrooms, two new bathrooms and a modern granite kitchen, and enjoys breathtaking views over the Samoëns Valley from its south-facing terrace.
The atmosphere is luxurious but cosy, with wood-panelling, log fires and large rooms. It is the small details that make it more of a ‘home from home’ than a simple holiday rental: owners Nigel and Irene provide sledges for guests to borrow, as well as a raclette maker and a library.
All you need for a self-catering stay is within a five-minute drive. The ski bus stops at the bottom of the road, taking you to the 60 kilometres of slopes in the nearby Praz de Lys-sommand resort; a family-friendly and quieter alternative to other winter destinations in the area. Sleeps up to eight, from £850 a week. Tel: 0778 570 6212 chaletlemoulin.co.uk