Peace and quiet, luxury interiors, gourmet food, and some of the world’s best skiing right on your doorstep… Chalet Iona certainly ticks a lot of boxes. This luxury ski chalet is located in a charming hamlet of Le Villard, a stunning base for a family holiday or a group of friends.
Standing in a private orchard, this chalet offers bags of privacy. For those who like to party, the vibrant resort of Meribel is approximately 20 minutes drive away but once you’re back at your chalet, fire roaring, glass of Champagne in hand, you get a real sense of calm out here in Le Villard.
A large, suspended fireplace makes a dramatic focal point for the open-plan main floor. There are two relaxed seating areas close to the fire, a light, bright kitchen where you can watch your chef at work in the evenings, and a long, refectory-style dining table, handmade in oak, just made for leisurely meals that stretch long into the evening.
On the next floor you’ll find a cinema room, where you and your party can get together for a film, or any children can entertain themselves happily while the grown-ups chat downstairs. Apple TV, Sky and a DVD library all mean that you’ll never be short of viewing material here. There are also stacks of board games if you fancy a more traditional evening of fun around the fire, and lots of reading nooks where you can enjoy a quiet moment to yourself. This floor also opens out onto the Jacuzzi terrace, the perfect place to spend the late afternoon, soaking in the hot tub soothing aching limbs.
Each of the bedrooms is individually designed for a luxury home-from-home feel and each has its own private or en-suite bathroom stocked with Neal’s Yard goodies, to make every bath or shower a bit of a treat.
In the evenings, after dinner, we thoroughly recommend you take your digestifs out onto the balcony to enjoy the mountain air and fabulous views – the lights twinkling in the little villages around you and the looming shape of the Grand Bec mountain range in the distance. Simply breathtaking.