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
Ferry Included
No Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Overview - chalet description - Chalet L’Ancolie description

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. The ski bus stop is just 50 metres away below the chalet, with regular services throughout the day and evening, and extra services at peak times.

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.

For whole chalet bookings we can offer a ‘cook your own supper option’ on the chalet staff nights’ off. This can be added when you book or just give us a call if you have already booked.


Facilities - Chalet L’Ancolie features

  • Less than a minute's walk to the ski bus stop
  • Beautifully fitted and furnished throughout and one of our most popular chalets in Méribel
  • Wonderful views from sun-terrace and balconies
  • Sauna
  • Log fire
  • Free WiFi
  • Exclusive ski/boot hire service
  • Substantial breakfast - continental breakfast on 7 mornings with hot option provided on 5 days
  • Afternoon tea/coffee with cake on 5 days
  • 3-course dinners on 5 evenings including a prosecco apéritif, choice of complimentary quality wines and tea or 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. There is a continental breakfast is every morning and a breakfast hot option, afternoon tea and evening dinners are provided for six days of the week in both chalets and Chalet Hotels.

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 day off, only the continental breakfast will be provided.

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 day off. A good cup of tea or coffee is the perfect accompaniment to a delicious slice of cake and keeps hungry skiers happy until dinner is ready.

Children's High Tea

In chalets and Chalet Hotels with family guests, High Tea provides children under 11 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.

Dinner in Chalets

In the evenings our hosts will cook you a three-course adult only meal six nights a week. This starts with a glass of prosecco followed by an appetiser, main course and dessert – with unlimited complimentary red, white and rosé wine during service! There is also an option for vegetarians, please warn us in advance.

One of these meals will be a regional meal with the menu depending on which country you are staying in.

On the staff one night off per week just a continental breakfast is provided and it’s a great opportunity for you to experience some local restaurants in your resort. Speak to your resort representative for recommendations and help with reservations.

Vegetarian and Special Diets

Vegetarian options are available in our properties – 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. Our Chalet Hosts will discuss your dietary requirements with you upon arrival to the chalet or Chalet Hotel.

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!

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. 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!

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.

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This package holiday to Chalet L’Ancolie in Meribel & Mottaret, France departs Saturday 19th December 2020, 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

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Snow History: December average depth 61.5cm

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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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