Les Fermes de Val
Val d'Isère, France - Sleeps 42+2
At a Glance
Altogether chalets sleep over 40, ideal for corporate groups, special occasions and family reunions
Private and peaceful location, with views down the Isère and a short walk to the village center
Scott Dunn in-resort driver service
Scott Dunn nanny or our exclusive Explorers kids club
Freestanding chalets on a private estate
All chalets have indoor swimming pools / hot tub and steam rooms
Best time to Visit
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Val d’Isère boasts one of the longest ski seasons in the world because, unlike other resorts above 1800m, 80% of the skiing happens above 2000 meters. As a result, early and late season offer reliable great conditions. Being high, it is cold though and we think March and April are the best times to visit Val.
The private estate of Les Fermes de Val in Val d'Isere accommodates over 40 guests in a group of fully serviced, luxury chalets, making it ideal for large gatherings such as corporate groups, special events and family reunions.
By combining Chalet Le Lievre Blanc and the four 'sisters'; Chalet Alice, Chalet Marie , Chalet Mathilda and Chalet Pauline this private and peaceful estate can easily accommodate large groups of guests for corporate events, special occasions and family reunions. All chalets have their own indoor pools or hot tubs and en-suite bedrooms.
All the chalets combine a Savoyard authenticity mixed with contemporary luxury and comfortable, social open plan living areas. The service in the chalets is personal yet professional and our team will go out of their way to ensure you have the perfect get together. The food will be tailored to your personal tastes by your private chef and will be well matched to our delicious house wines.
Since we began offering the very best luxury chalet vacations in 1986, our service has continually to set the standard to which other chalet companies aspire. The chefs, hosts, drivers, nannies and managers who work with Scott Dunn are professionals who take pride in wanting to make sure that this will be the best vacation you have ever had. Our revered Scott Dunn chalet service combines a personal, friendly approach with a complete commitment to ensuring that your vacation is everything you could want.
For the ideal pampering we can also arrange for a beauty therapist or physiotherapist to come to the chalet for a treatment or massage.
Located only a short walk or very short drive from the center of Val d'Isère, yet in a private and peaceful estate, the Fermes de Val chalets offer the very best in chalet skiing vacations and will suit both adult groups and families perfectly. All of our chalets are non-smoking inside.
With 5 chalets in the Fermes de Val estate, all rooms are en-suite and the chalets all have at least a swimming pool and steam room apart from Le Lievre Blanc which has an outdoor hot tub and a hammam instead. The chalets are all lovely and spacious, accommodating between eight to eleven guests each.
|Chalet Le Lievre Blanc||
Chalet Le Lievre Blanc is a beautiful and traditionally rustic chalet which sleeps 6+2 in a space of 168m². It has contemporary touches and is decorated in vibrant colors. Equipped with luxurious extras including a hammam and comfortable living areas.
There are two double bedrooms on the ground floor, a master bedroom on the first floor which has a bath in the en suite and a small walk-in wardrobe.
The second floor has an open plan living area complete with its very own bar and double height ceiling which lets in lots of natural light from the surrounding windows. The kitchen is on this level and is separate from guests' living space. The mezzanine level above the kitchen is a separate TV area and a perfect place for any younger members of the party.
Chalet Mathilda accommodates 10+1 in 280m and features an indoor swimming pool with jet stream and a hammam in its wellness area. The open plan living and dining areas are complemented by an authentic stone fireplace and a large sun terrace adds to this already impressive area. The panoramic windows make the most of the dazzling alpine scenery.
The five double / twin bedrooms all feature traditional wooden beams and Moroccan style ceilings. Four of the five bedrooms are on the first floor, making life easier for families as parents and children can have neighboring rooms. All bedrooms have TVs with UK channels, and the spacious master suite benefits from both bath and separate shower. The lovely fifth room on the third floor under the eaves is also worthy of the "master" title. Each room has an en-suite bath or shower room decorated with a mixture of wood and modern slate tiles. All bedrooms have electronic safes.
There is also a TV room / study / playroom which adds a useful degree of versatility and can even be used for an extra occasional bed.
Chalet Marie is 250m2 and accommodates 8 in four double / twin en-suite bedrooms. This chic chalet has a swimming pool with jet stream and a hammam as well as a large balcony and ski-boot room.
The open plan living area is on the second floor, making the most of the gorgeous views with the long windows that stretch the length of the room.
All the bedrooms feature traditional wooden beams and Moroccan style ceilings. Each room has an en-suite bathroom decorated with a mixture of wood and modern slate tiles. All bedrooms have electronic safes.
Chalet Alice is 300m2 and features four twin/double bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. The master suite is particularly spacious and occupies the 3rd floor mezzanine guaranteeing privacy and all rooms stylishly combine alpine rusticity with eclectic modern touches. All rooms have safes.
The living space is double height with huge windows making the most of the valley views and the open fireplace and large south facing terrace mean that you need never lack for warmth whatever the weather.
The indoor swimming pool features a jet stream and there is also a hammam
The ground floor has a ski-boot room with heated boot warmers.
Chalet Pauline is 280m2 and accommodated ten in five double / twin bedrooms, all featuring traditional wooden beams and Moroccan style ceilings. Three of the five bedrooms are large, making them ideal for sitting in peace and quiet and reading a book (or accommodating a cot or an extra bed).
Room 5 has a South facing balcony and is particularly spacious but Room 2 has a cosy sofa corner and a view of the Isère valley.
Each room has an en-suite bath or shower room decorated with a mixture of wood and modern slate tiles. All bedrooms have electronic safes.
The second floor open plan living room is dominated by the open fireplace and panoramic windows.
The Wellness Area is on the fifth floor and has an indoor swimming pool and steam room with room to relax.
Scott Dunn pioneered skiing vacations with childcare, allowing parents the freedom to ski whilst their children are expertly looked after by a qualified private nanny. Our handpicked childcare team are qualified professionals, whose enthusiasm and nurturing abilities are in abundance, so much so that both parents and children often ask to take them home. In Val d’Isère our chalet guests have the choice of a private nanny or our exclusive Explorers kids club .
We look after children from as young as four months, making sure the entire family has a relaxed, fun and memorable vacation. Our team organize age appropriate activities and can take the older ones to and from ski school, allowing you to spend all day on the slopes. A nutritious lunch is served each day, as well as healthy snacks, with any dietary requirements taken into account and your child’s routine will be strictly adhered to. We can also provide a wide range of equipment for babies and toddlers on request, including nappies and wipes, usually free of charge. And if you’d like to go out in the evening, we can provide babysitting.
Babysitting can be arranged in the evenings and is chargeable by the hour (€20 for the first hour, then €10 per hour until midnight, and €20 per hour thereafter).
|Explorers kids club||
Run by qualified nannies, our purpose built kids club in Val d’Isere is available exclusively to Scott Dunn guests and is open seven days a week. Each day promises an imaginative and entertaining program of both indoor and outdoor activities, so parents can spend the day on the slopes knowing your children are in expert hands. Snacks and lunches are freshly made each day and we also operate a driver service that can take your children to and from ski school.
All our Scott Dunn nannies are fully qualified (CACHE trained or similar) and are carefully selected for their natural ability with children and their nurturing and fun approach. We provide rigorous pre-season training which includes a paediatric first aid course, water safety and spending time with our chefs learning how to prepare nutritious snacks and lunches. Available for five days a week, they ensure your children enjoy a range of activities, whilst adhering to their home routines. They can also take children to, and collect from ski school each day.
All the chalets in Les Fermes de Val are complemented by our chalet service. Our team pride themselves on ensuring that service is seamless and anticipating your groups every need. With a private chef for each chalet, they will serve mouth-watering dishes from a menu tailored to your tastes. Your hosts will manage your whole vacation, from restaurant bookings to ensuring a smart 4 wheel drive vehicle is ready to take you skiing and keeping your glass topped up with a carefully chosen wine or a perfectly mixed gin & tonic.
Breakfast and afternoon tea is served daily with pre-dinner champagne and spirits followed by gourmet dinners on six nights with wine. Our driver service offers a fleet of vehicles to whisk you to and from the slopes.
Above all, our chalet service is personal and we will do everything we can to make your stay perfect.
Chalet chefs will be qualified, experienced and have a passion for great food. He/she will design a menu to suit your tastes and dietary requirements and will deliver beautifully presented, balanced and varied dishes prepared with the best ingredients. If there are children in your group chefs are given specific training to ensure children's food is imaginative, healthy and well received.
Our friendly chalet hosts are hospitality professionals, carefully selected for their service skills and charm and are trained to exacting standards. From bringing you tea in bed in the morning, to entertaining your children and serving you canapés and Champagne, their role is to ensure your chalet is delightful and welcoming home from home.
Your Chalet Manager will be an experienced hospitality professional who will take responsibility for ensuring that your skiing vacation meets and exceeds your expectations. They will arrange transfers, lift passes, ski guiding and tuition, advise you on where to ski, where to have lunch and where not to and address any problems that come up.
Our trained drivers offer a prompt and pleasant service delivering you to and from the slopes each day to start your skiing in style. On your chef's night off the driver can collect you from your restaurant until 11.00pm. Our 4x4 vehicles are the most comfortable and safest means of transport available.
|Beauty treatments and Massage||
Qualified physiotherapists and beauty therapists, can come to the chalet to provide treatments.
|In chalet ski fitting service||
On arrival, our recommended supplier will come to the chalet or look after you at their shop. They are specialists in ski equipment and will provide high quality skis and boots together with the best possible service and advice to guarantee you the most comfortable and most appropriate equipment to enable you to get the most from your skiing.
|Ski lessons & guiding||
Years of experience have enabled us to identify the best ski schools and guides who combine local knowledge, technical expertise and excellent communication to enable you to make the most of your skiing vacation, whether you are a beginner seeking confidence, an intermediate wanting to improve or an advanced skier looking to go off piste or heliskiing. NB book early in school vacation weeks.
Facilities in the chalets include indoor swimming pools, some with jet stream, steam rooms, ski/boot rooms with boot warmers. Smart TV with UK channels, DVD player, Apple TV, bluetooth soundbar, WiFi and telephone.
All chalets have a boot room with boot warmers and space for ski and snowboard equipment and personal belongings.
There is a safe in each bedroom
|South facing balcony||
All chalets have a balcony outside - a great place to soak up the sun in March and April.
All chalets have a steam room / hammam which is ideal for soothing aching limbs after a long day of skiing.
Indoor swimming pools in the 'sisters' chalets, some with a jet stream
All chalets have a large flatscreen TV with UK channels
All chalets have broadband wi-fi
Val d’Isère is a mecca for downhill skiing for good reason. It has enough to keep skiers of all standards challenged and entertained for a lifetime, let alone a week. The off piste potential is limitless and the snow record enviable.
Val d'Isère has plenty to offer less enthusiastic skiers too. The Center Aquasportif has fantastic facilities including 2 swimming pools, climbing wall, multi activity sports hall, fitness suite, gym, squash courts and a Wellness area with sauna, steam bath, spa, cold baths and hydro-massage.
Designated walking trails are a great way of appreciating the scenery and there is an ice rink, husky riding, parapenting, skidooing, cross country skiing and much more.
There is a wealth of quality restaurants in the village and on the mountain (many of which are accessible to non skiers). The shops and galleries offer some great shopping (both the window and the real varieties).
Bring out the winter Olympian in yourself with this energetic but classic Alpine pursuit.
Bun J Ride
Experience Tignes' latest thrill seeking adventure - ski, board or toboggan attached to a harness with two bunjee ropes.
Dog Sledding in Val d'Isère
Mush! And you're off! Drive your own dog sled, or take a guide and just sit and enjoy the ride.
Heli-skiing in Val d'Isère
Whether you're a competent off-piste skier looking to heli-ski, or a piste skier looking to ski a wide variety of resorts, Val Heli-ski can create an itinerary that will take into account your preferences, your ski ability and the snow conditions.
Ice driving in Val d'Isère
One of the most thrilling experiences in a ski resort, ice driving is especially fun with a group of friends.
Ice skating in Val d'Isère
No Alpine vacation is complete without a session on the ice rink. The one in the center of Val d'Isère is particularly good fun as well as being conveniently located. It is always a winner with children too.
Ski Explorers, Val d'Isère
Designed for 3 to 4 year olds to have a taste of skiing the Ski Explorers is an ideal way of introducing them to the joy of being on skis without the pressure of a structured lesson.
Swimming in Val d'Isère
Val d'Isère has fantastic swimming facilities at the Center Aquasportif Leisure Center, and is well worth a trip if you're not skiing, or if you fancy a more relaxing bit of exercise after a day on the slopes.
Location & directions
Val d'Isère, France - Sleeps 42+2
the peaceful, private Fermes de Val estate is a 10 minute walk from the center of Val d'Isère and a 8-10 minute walk to the Bellevarde Express lift. Geneva 170km, Chambery 135km, Lyon 234km.
How to get there
Scott Dunn offers scheduled British Airways flights from London to Geneva followed by shared transfers (2-hour 30-minute). Regional and private flights and private and helicopter transfers can also be arranged. Alternative airports include Lyon (2-hour 45-minute transfer) or Chambery (1-hr 30-minute transfer). Helicopter transfers take around 30 minutes.