L'Ancienne Fromagerie is a beautiful warm and welcoming chalet perfectly placed just a couple of minutes walk from the centre of the pretty village of Samoens, in a quiet location. A wonderful home to return to after a long days skiing. The chalet is very well equipped and spacious but cosy too and the wood burner is lovely. Every detail has been carefully thought out.
We enjoyed brilliant ski conditions with lots of varied options and great connections onto the whole Grand Massif area. There is even a ski bus stop at the top of the road.
Samoens is a foodie heaven - check out the wonderful bakeries and Deli!
We'll definitely look to return here for skiing and possibly in the summer too to take advantage of the great scenery again!
In spite of horrible weather ( unprecedented weather! ) we still had a lovely time.
La Vieille Fromagerie was a welcome retreat after a days skiing or avoiding the rain.
We found the place to be truly fully equipped. Not just the kitchen with the great welcome basket, but also a high chair and cot for the baby, full library of books and dvds and more.
The location is great, 1 minute walk from the village center (but not too close, so it is quiet when busy). The background scenery to the chalet is wonderful.
The place was very clean, tidy, and very comfortable.
We are a family of 5 with children aged 9, 7 and 5 who had a fantastic stay at L'ancienne Fromagerie. We discovered and fell in love with Samoens the year before, wanted to be central and the chalet was perfect. Bethan looked after us brilliantly on arrival, we drove easily to the ski lifts and loved the flexibility of a two minute walk into the incredibly pretty centre of Samoens. The chalet was pretty, we enjoyed lighting the wood burner upon our return from skiing and it was well equipped, with comfortable furniture, lots of games and toys for the children and atmospheric.
We hope to return to Samoens and would definitely book L'ancienne Fromagerie again!
Jayne & Richard, the owners of this lovely chalet, could not be more helpful - really easy to book, lots of information about the chalet and the area before we arrived, great directions and efficient booking. The welcome pack was a lovely touch. My husband and I are now looking forward to our 3rd visit!
Our next visit, coming up in January 2017, will be our 2nd winter trip and will again be an ideal venue for us to meet up with family and share the fun of the Alps and the comforts of lovely chalet with them. Our earlier summer visit in 2011 introduced us to the beautiful countryside the property enjoys along with the chalet itself which is ideally located and equipped for both winter and summer holidays.
The chalet continues to be beautifully presented and last January we were able to enjoy using the extensively refurbished kitchen, perfect for serving hot soup and warm bread following a trip to the slopes (or if you feel really inspired you could easily cook gourmet food for 9 hungry mouths – every necessary kitchen utensil and equipment is available!). However, it's also great to have so many restaurant, bars, a wonderful pâtisserie and boulangerie within walking distance in the town and the deli’s only minutes walk away for delicious croissants for breakfast.
Proving you're "never too old to learn" my husband is insisting he will have some sking lessons to celebrate his 70th birthday whilst we are there this coming January!!!! However, if he does change his mind the chalet is located on the flat, with no hills but has fantastic views of mountains and traditional chalets from the windows!
Thanks again for giving us great memories and good times to look forward to.
we stayed for one week with grand children's , total 8 people
very well equipped ,, location in the center of Samoans village
Suitable also for small children's
This was our second visit to La Fromagarie. It was like returning home. Jayne and Richard maintain their property to a very high standard. They have provided everything you would require for a wonderful holiday. Beautiful modern kitchen with open plan living/dining area, which retains the wonderful character of L'Ancienne Fromagarie. Extremely comfortable beds and quality bed linen. The water pressure is very powerful, which provides excellent showers. Modern appliances, washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility room. The property is situated in a quiet residential area, with spectacular views of the mountains. Just a very short, flat stroll to the stunning centre of Samoens, where their are a wonderful selection of shops, restaurants and bars, market days are wonderful. My husband is a very keen cyclist, he loves the challenge of the mountains and stunning countryside. The icing on the cake was seeing La Tour de France come through Samoens.....amazing!! Jayne and Richard are very accommodating and went out of their way to ensure my stay was more comfortable this year as I had broken my ankle prior to our holiday, thank you both so much. I would not hesitate in recommending this chalet, the area provides everything for a wonderful holiday for all ages. We are counting down the days until we can return next year.
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