Chalet L’Ancolie, Meribel & Mottaret

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4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
The chalet itself was fine, and the chalet hosts were tremendous. The food was fine, though I’m not sure about the twiddly bits / hors-d'oeuvre which were built up as being special but weren’t really. They bothered to do a turkey on Christmas day though which was nice. Main feedback, and the thing that we d... + more
David, Aberdeen
4 out of 5
Lovely chalet, really spacious and big with enough room in the bedrooms. Everyone really liked it! We had a very good cook who produced excellent evening meals, they were so nice we all wanted the recipes of what he’d made! He did nice cakes for afternoon tea, though we didn’t always make it back in time for... + more
Rachael, Cumbria
4 out of 5
Chalet l’Ancolie was excellent, we have already booked it again for next year! The actual living area relative to the number of guests is big, with room for everyone to sit in complete comfort – which isn’t something you hear about in most chalets! The location is fine, with the minibus picking us up. The me... + more
Bill S.
5 out of 5
One of our favourites because it’s situated in a lovely elevated position and with the added benefit of free transportation, giving this high quality chalet some of the best views of Meribel and the 3 valleys. This chalet benefits from the peace and quiet of being slightly elevated above the main drag and this... + more
Richard, Sno Staff
5 out of 5
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Accommodation
Catered Chalet
Flights Included
Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Overview - chalet description - Chalet L’Ancolie description

NB: Next year chalet catering will be 5 nights catered not 6, for winter 2018/2019 (i.e. guests eat out 2 nights, if staying in this property).

Chalet L’Ancolie was built in traditional Savoyard style, in a quiet location, set back and slightly above the main road.

The owner, an expert carpenter, has lovingly done much of the interior wood panelling himself, ensuring a high degree of care and attention to detail, with many delightful features. The five comfortable bedrooms are all en suite with TV, music system and a balcony too.

The sauna on the ground floor is a perfect way to relax after a day on the slopes and the living/dining-room with its log fire and comfy seating provides a haven in which to unwind.

The resort centre and ski slopes are approximately 10 minutes walk from Chalet L’Ancolie, however our complimentary minibus service whisks you to and from the lifts, morning and afternoons, so there is no need to walk far, except the final 50 metre incline to the ski chalet.

For your added convenience, our ski hire partners provide a transfer to and from the shop for the fitting and collection of skis, boots and boards.


Facilities - Chalet L’Ancolie features

  • One of our most popular chalets
  • Complimentary minibus service to and from the ski-lifts
  • Beautifully fitted and furnished throughout
  • Wonderful views from sun-terrace and balconies
  • Sauna
  • Log fire
  • Free WiFi
  • Exclusive ski/boot hire service
  • Cooked and continental breakfast
  • Afternoon tea and cake
  • 3-course dinners including prosecco apéritif and a choice of complimentary wines followed by coffee

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

Ground Floor

  • Entrance via terrace, sauna and shower, ski/boot room (with boot heaters)
  • Room 1
    Twin with TV, balcony and shower/wc
  • Room 2
    Twin/Triple with TV, balcony and shower/wc

First Floor

    • Kitchen, lounge/dining room, balcony on two sides, fireplace and satellite TV/DVD, separate wc

Second Floor

      • Room 3
        Twin with TV, balcony and shower/wc
      • Room 4
        Twin with TV, balcony and shower/wc
      • Room 5
        Twin with TV, balcony and shower/wc

    Additional Information

        • Floor plans are for guidance only and may not be to scale

Meals - food and drink in Chalet L’Ancolie

We set very high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that you will thoroughly enjoy every meal on your holiday with us. We also take our Health and Safety responsibilities extremely seriously, so all our chalet and Chalet Hotel staff involved in food preparation are trained to the City & Guilds qualification – Level 2 in Food Safety during the pre-season training course. For six days of the week for our 2017/18 season, and five days of the week for 2018/19, our staff prepare all your meals, as described below.

Breakfast

A good breakfast is essential on a ski holiday, so we provide both a hot option, as well as a continental selection with a choice of cereals or porridge, fruit juices, plentiful tea, coffee and bread (and croissants in France), cold meats, cheese and preserves, which is normally presented buffet-style for you to help yourself. On our staff's day(s) off, only the continental breakfast will be provided.

Piste Picnics

Our Chalet Hotels can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge. For skiers keen to keep their Euro-spending to an absolute minimum, this is the ideal way to keep your costs down!

Afternoon Tea

The traditional 'welcome home' after a day on the slopes will be laid out for you in your chalet or Chalet Hotel, ready for your return, every day except on the staff's day(s) off. A good cup of tea or coffee is the perfect accompaniment to a delicious slice of freshly home-baked cake and keeps hungry skiers happy until dinner is ready.

Dinner

2017/18 season cuisine

A three-course adult-only chalet dinner starts with Prosseco, followed by an appetiser, main course and dessert, and completed by coffee to round off your evening. Your choice of complimentary quality red and white wines is unlimited during the meal service, and chilled water is also of course always available.

2018/19 season cuisine

Our hosts will cook you a three-course adult only meal 5 nights a week. Consisting of an appetiser, main course and dessert – with unlimited complimentary red, white and rosé wine during service! The staff nights off are a great opportunity to experience some local restaurents and cuisine. Speak to your resort representative for recommendations and help with reservations.

Our Quality Wines

We are very proud of our wine selection for chalets and Chalet Hotels, which combines crisp and fruity whites with medium to full bodied reds, for a variety of palates. In our Chalet Hotels we also offer an additional light fresh rosé to our guests’ choice. We select our wines in conjunction with our good friends Nicolas and Véronique – the third generation in the Perret family’s fine wine business based in the Savoie. Nicolas is a qualified wine expert, having trained at the prestigious Burgundy Wine University in Beaune. Each season in October, Nicolas & Véronique bring over a new selection for us to sample (someone has to do it!) and together we choose our wines for the coming season, based on our menus and their pure enjoyment factor. Wine is an incredibly subjective and emotive subject, however the feedback we have received from our guests over recent seasons endorses our aims of providing wines to enhance your meal and to suit most tastes. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do!

Children's High Tea

In Chalets and Chalet Hotels with family guests, High Tea provides children under 13 years with a healthy menu, tailored more towards children's tastes and puréed food is available for infants on request. High Tea is at 5.30pm, and children do not join the main adult-only dinner.

Children's High Tea in Chalet Hotels

Families staying in one of our Chalet Hotels may choose to eat separately (High Tea at 5:30pm) or all dine together at the later adult dinner time if children who have received a child discount pay the meal upgrade charge of £39 at the time of booking only.

Vegetarian and Special Diets

Vegetarian options are always on our 'Culinary Choice' menu in our Chalet Hotels, and are available in our chalets - just advise us at time of bookings so that we can ensure that our staff can prepare. Other special diets can generally be catered for at a cost of £35 per person per week. Any dietary requirements must be advised to us at the time of booking in order for us to be fully prepared.

Christmas and New Year

All of our chalets and Chalet Hotels will serve a traditional Christmas dinner with a glass of Champagne to start off the evening. This will include roast turkey with all of the trimmings, Christmas pudding, mince pies, crackers and party hats plus a fantastic Alpine atmosphere in which to enjoy the day.
A special festive menu will also be served on New Year’s Eve, alongside the added bonus that many resorts put on fantastic firework displays. A glass of fizz, whilst watching fireworks over the snow-capped peaks of the Alps.. what better way to bring in the New Year!

NB: Next year chalet catering will be 5 nights catered not 6, for winter 2018/2019 (i.e. guests eat out 2 nights, if staying in this property).

We update Chalet L’Ancolie's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Availability - dates & airports - dates & departure airports - chalet dates & departure airports - Chalet L’Ancolie dates & departure airports

Price per person with: Prices shown are per person based on: Prices shown are per person based on: The prices shown here are per person and based on the following criteria:
Sun 16 Dec 201816/12/18
£678
Sun 23 Dec 201823/12/18
Sold Out 
Sun 30 Dec 201830/12/18
Sold Out 
Sun 06 Jan 201906/01/19
£938
Sun 13 Jan 201913/01/19
£958
Sun 20 Jan 201920/01/19
£1043£1008
Sun 27 Jan 201927/01/19
Sold Out 
Sun 03 Feb 201903/02/19
£1098
Sun 10 Feb 201910/02/19
£1128
Sun 17 Feb 201917/02/19
£1658
Sun 24 Feb 201924/02/19
Sold Out 
Sun 03 Mar 201903/03/19
Sold Out 
Sun 10 Mar 201910/03/19
£1088
Sun 17 Mar 201917/03/19
Sold Out 
Sun 24 Mar 201924/03/19
£998
Sun 31 Mar 201931/03/19
£1168
Sun 07 Apr 201907/04/19
£1288
Sun 14 Apr 201914/04/19
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This package holiday to Chalet L’Ancolie in Meribel & Mottaret, France departs Tuesday 26th December 2017, for a 7 night stay on a "catered chalet" board basis. A local tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour or Kurtaxe) is levied by many councils in European ski resorts. It varies by standard and type of accommodation and is age dependent, so not everyone is charged. It's not included in the basic price of your holiday and is usually paid locally. For reference, the average charged in winter 15/16 was between 50p and £2 per person, per night.
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Resort - about Meribel & Mottaret - about holidays in Meribel & Mottaret - about ski holidays in Meribel & Mottaret - about ski holidays in Meribel & Mottaret France

3 Valleys ski area Excellent ski schools Lively après ski

Meribel has a special place in many Brit's hearts – not simply because it’s right in the middle of the biggest ski area on Earth. A resort for long ski days, ski-boot-stomping après and cosy chalets, there’s a great deal to do and ski here, which is why many of us have been coming back for decades.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Families Groups Non skiers

Meribel & Mottaret webcam

Snow Report: Top 0cm, Bottom 0cm

Snow Forecast: 2cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 61.5cm

Meribel & Mottaret trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Chambéry (CMF)95km 1h20
Grenoble (GNB)120km, 2h
Geneva (GVA)135km, 2h
Region:France, Alps.
First opened:1938

Meribel & Mottaret lift pass price last reported as €212 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet L’Ancolie.
Night skiing: Torchlit descents available
Meribel & Mottaret has SE, E, NW facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December - April.

Town altitude: 1500m
Top of slopes: 2952m
Bottom of piste: 1450m
Vertical drop: 2509m
Total length of trails:150km
Longest piste:3.6km
Meribel's location is tricky to beat, slap bang in the centre of the mammoth Three Valleys ski area. British made and largely Brit run, it's a destination we flock to year after year for a homely atmosphere in a good looking resort with more than enough pistes for a week (or three). It's made up of a huddle of gorgeous hamlets, built in traditional wood and stone and surrounded by thick woodland. The main area is Meribel Centre (usually known just as Meribel). A trad alpine village with choc-box chalets, th...
With three beginner areas known as ‘Zen Zones' plus some good greens to practice on including Le Foret, Altiport and the Cool Moon area (carefully planned out so you can practice at your own pace in quiet surroundings), Meribel's one of the best ski resorts to learn in. If you're skiing with little ones there are fantastic ski schools and child-orientated areas, including animal sculptures scattered around the trees. Moon Wild is a special area where children can learn about local wildlife as they enjoy the s...
Whether your day on the hill leaves you wanting to relax with a vin chaud, have a pint and play pool, or party the night away, your time off the slopes can be as varied as the day spent cruising the incredible Trois Vallees. It’s said that you haven't experienced après ski here (or anywhere for that matter) until you've sampled toffee vodka in Le Rond Point, which is easily one of the most famous après ski bars in the world - complete with a slide down to the toilets! Meribel's rightly famous for its night...

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"Mixed group in Meribel"

David, Aberdeen
4/ out of 5
The chalet itself was fine, and the chalet hosts were tremendous. The food was fine, though I’m not sure about the twiddly bits / hors-d'oeuvre which were built up as being special but weren’t really. They bothered to do a turkey on Christmas day though which was nice. Main feedback, and the thing that we didn’t like about it was the bus transfer. And we wouldn’t book it again if we couldn’t easily walk back within around 200 yards. We were a mixed group and it was all slightly uncoordinated in terms of buses. I suppose the journey itself took about 10 minutes, but waiting for the chalet bus in the mornings as a big group sometimes took 20 minutes. The village bus was totally useless – at the end of the ski day you would be waiting for 30 minutes to get on it. Then once you had scrambled on, you couldn’t get off at your stop because it was so packed!

"Lovely and spacious"

Rachael, Cumbria
4/ out of 5
Lovely chalet, really spacious and big with enough room in the bedrooms. Everyone really liked it! We had a very good cook who produced excellent evening meals, they were so nice we all wanted the recipes of what he’d made! He did nice cakes for afternoon tea, though we didn’t always make it back in time for them. When it came to getting around Meribel the location was good as you could walk everywhere. Only improvement would have been a hot tub!

"Excellent and already rebooked"

Bill S.
5/ out of 5
Chalet l’Ancolie was excellent, we have already booked it again for next year! The actual living area relative to the number of guests is big, with room for everyone to sit in complete comfort – which isn’t something you hear about in most chalets! The location is fine, with the minibus picking us up. The meals were very good. Our only complaint is that there was no room security as there are no keys for the doors and the safe had been permanently locked by previous guests. Overall, with no hesitations I would give it a 5/5.

"A cosy haven of peace after skiing"

Richard, Sno Staff
5/ out of 5
One of our favourites because it’s situated in a lovely elevated position and with the added benefit of free transportation, giving this high quality chalet some of the best views of Meribel and the 3 valleys. This chalet benefits from the peace and quiet of being slightly elevated above the main drag and this is made even more enjoyable by the free shuttle service to the lifts and back. We love the friendly hosts and their higher quality of wines than is normal for chalet catering.
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