MONT BLANC, FRANCE
Hidden away in private forests near Mont Blanc, Chalet F'Net is a secluded contemporary mountain retreat. The chalet is an exclusive mountain home for those with a spirit of adventure who seek a new type of luxury: beautifully designed spaces, delicious food and Alpine escapism.
Chalet F'Net in brief
Beautifully restored chalet d'alpage
2 double bedrooms
Optional private cordon bleu trained chef resident during the Winter season
Located a short ATV ride from the ski lifts
Concierge on site
Wood-fired hot tub
This 19th-century chalet d’alpage was recently renovated by David and Anjana Devoy, best-known for their Curved House project in Clapham, London, featured on the TV show, Grand Designs. They have brought the same sense of passion and style to this project. The chalet has been featured in Marie Claire Maison, Grazie and Biba, as well as on French design show, La maison.
Saint Gervais-les-Bains is one of the most elegant resort towns in the French Alps, evoking memories of Audrey Hepburn drinking kir royales in Charade or perhaps David Niven racing an open-top car in calfskin gloves round switchback turns.
PRIVATE CHEF AND CONCIERGE
The cabin is managed by a concierge, who lives in a small, picturesque mazot, or mini-chalet, adjacent to the property. Your concierge can help with luggage and provisions.
New for the 2018-19 Winter season, you have the option of choosing bespoke private dining prepared by a resident cordon bleu trained chef, in partnership with Jacqueline Wise Chefs: you can view the sample menus for Chalet F’Net, or contact Jacqueline for a very special personalised menu. You can, of course, also opt for self-catering.
Around the chalet in St Gervais, there is excellent skiing and adventures to be had. We have prepared a list of things to do, including skiing and much more besides.
'The chalet on the edge of the world'
Cosy Mountain Magazine
A RETREAT DE LUXE: OUTSIDE
The outside of the chalet has been sensitively restored with antique Alpine timbers and stonework. Inside, old world wood and furs, stoves and bathtubs have been given a quirky modern spin, while retaining their romantic charm.
The cabin has two bedrooms, one in the former hayloft with a free-standing copper bath, and the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom on the ground floor. There’s also a wood-clad hot tub, perfect for romantic winter evenings.
CONTEMPORARY LUXURY: INSIDE
The chalet has a bio-ethanol fireplace in the master bedroom suite, a revolving wood-burning stove and additional heating, including underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. Amenities include a hairdryer, iron and board, linens and towels.
The kitchen has a Nespresso capsule coffee maker, double Miele oven, refrigerator, gas hob and toaster, with a selection of basic pantry items. The dining area has a monumental wooden table.
There is a growing selection of books and games and DVDs, as well as a television with DVD player on which to play these films. Please be advised that there is no television network and intermittent internet in the cabin, though 3G works reasonably well.
Location and getting there
The chalet is located above the village of Saint Gervais-les-Bains, close to Chamonix and only 15 minutes’ drive from the A40 autoroute.
During deep winter, snow chains are highly recommended for the journey from St Gervais to the car park below the chalet.
You are welcome to walk or sledge the remaining 400m up and down the hill to the chalet. Your host can help you with luggage.