Step through the door of Domaine de l’Orme and you enter a magical winter wonderland. Vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows offer magnificent views of the snowy mountainside, while you remain cosied up in front of a flickering wood fire. It’s hard to imagine somewhere more inviting.
The living space is at the heart of this modern-rustic property with rough-hewn woods, neutral shades and an autumnal palette of slubby fabrics used for furnishings all combining for an enchanted forest feel. With the enormous, cathedral-style windows looking out onto the picture-postcard scenery, there’s really no need for artworks to catch your eye, but tastefully chosen pieces are dotted about, making this house a real home. A statement chandelier, huge fireplace and carefully designed lighting give the whole living space a cosy glow and, in the daytime, sunlight floods in.
Adjacent to the living area is an intimate dining room, seating 14, where you will enjoy gourmet food, cooked by your private chef. Mellow woods and huge, rattan pendant lights make this a room where it’s easy to relax and happily spend several hours enjoying good food, fine wines and excellent company.
There’s plenty to keep everyone entertained on snowy afternoons, too. The chalet’s private spa is a stunning space, with indoor pool, Hammam, massage room and restful relaxation area. Don’t miss the opportunity to relax with a glass of something bubbly in the sunken outdoor hot tub, surrounded by snowy forest but warm as toast. Then, for a truly lazy afternoon, hunker down in the cinema room with blankets and popcorn in front of a film.
This beautiful property offers wonderful additional spaces such as the library, an office space, if you need to catch up on a few emails, as well as a lounge area with foosball table and some carefully chosen toys and games for children. Then there’s the cosy TV snug on the mezzanine level where you might like to chill out with snacks and your favourite Netflix boxset.
With the chalet’s staff always on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly, every pillow plumped and every drink topped up, your only job is to exhale deeply and make the most of every moment in this magical retreat in Meribel.