Described by many as a ‘James Bond pad’, that’s a fair description. In fact, we’re pretty sure 007 would be very impressed with this luxury ski chalet, nestled into the mountain in Morzine, which you enter via a 15-metre underground tunnel.
Beautifully crafted inside and out, one end is constructed almost entirely from glass, making the most of the fabulous views over the valley. A glass atrium, warm, grainy woods and contemporary but super comfy fixtures and fittings make Chalet Joux Plane a study in using natural materials to create cutting edge design.
As well as all the high-spec fixtures you’d expect from one of the best ski properties in Europe, this exclusive luxury chalet always goes the extra mile. Want a stunning mountain view? Have it from an adult swing seat. In need of a relaxing bath? Slip into one of the freestanding tubs. This property really has everything you could wish for and a few things you’ve probably never considered.
The wellbeing facilities are second to none, with a private gym, Bamford spa with a hammam and treatment room where Bamford practitioners can pamper you after a morning on the slopes, and of course, the spectacular 23 metre indoor-outdoor swimming pool, a highlight of the house. Swim from the chalet out into the open air under the watch of the mountains – or close the pool off and enjoy an invigorating jet experience sure to soothe away any skiing aches and pains.
A cinema, art gallery, library and children’s playroom means there is always somewhere beautiful to play, lounge or just cocoon yourself with a book and take in your surroundings.
The dedicated and talented staff are practically invisible but always on hand to ensure everything runs like clockwork for you. In the evenings, enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the mezzanine bar area or gathered around the statement fire with friends, sprawled on the oh-so-comfy sofas. Whether your chef is cooking for you to eat in the ‘floating’ mezzanine dining room, you’re enjoying warm comfort food in front of the TV or sitting down to experience the unforgettable Chef’s Table tasting menu or Kaiseki dining, every meal here is one to remember.
In fact, the Breakfast Club is famed for its very fine starts to the day too.
Drivers will drop you wherever you need to be and at the end of the skiing day an apres-ski concierge will meet you to whisk away your ski gear. After all, it’s hard to dance on tables when you’re still wearing ski boots!