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Morzine | Bedrooms: 4 | Sleeps: 8 + 4

Rates: Rates available on request.

One of the finest retreats the Portes du Soleil has to offer. The Nest is an exclusive, spacious, four bedroom lodge featuring a junior suite, family suite and two large bedrooms, sleeping up to eight adults and four children. A two hundred year old farmhouse, lovingly restored to the highest standard The Nest is the ultimate blend of local artisan craftsmanship and modern creature comforts.

A large open plan lounge with dining table looks out over the valley towards the slopes of the Pleney with comfy sofas around a suspended log burner, a huge rustic dining table as old as the Nest itself and separate raised snug area with bean bags, throws and furs.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:

Ground Floor:

  • Entrance hallway and boot room

First Floor:

  • The Sett – King-size bedroom with the Roost mezzanine. En suite bathroom with walk in rain shower, double sink and W.C. Sleeps up to two adults and two small children.
  • The Drey Suite – King-size bedroom. En suite bathroom with spacious bath and separate walk in rain shower, marble sink and W.C. The Junior Suite can also accommodate a child bed. Sleeps up to two adults and one child
  • Outdoor hot tub.

Second Floor:

  • The Eyrie Suite – King-size or Twin bedroom. En suite bathroom with a large bath and shower, stunning marble sink and W.C. Balcony with views across Morzine and the Pleney. The family room has a connecting room, the Warren, with three bunk beds beautifully laid out to create a cosy children’s room all of their own! Sleeps up to two adults and three children.
  • The Holt – King-size or Twin bedroom. En suite bathroom with walk in rain shower, double sink and W.C. Balcony with views across Morzine and the valley. Sleeps up to two adults.

Third Floor:

  • Snug and open plan dining and living area

December

  • The Farmhouse Christmas Fair
  • Christmas Festival
  • Ladies Night tour Alpine Ski Competition
  • X-speed Ski Tour
  • New Years Eve Festival and Fireworks

January

  • Husky Dog Sledding Competition

February

  • Carnival Day
  • Torch Lit Ski Show from ESF

March

  • Rock the Piste Music Festival

Activities in Portes du Soleil

Bowling Alley

  • A great activity to do after being on the slopes or if you have non-skiers with you it’s a mildly energetic activity for during the day

Cinema

  • You can catch up on the latest films here. On bad weather days you will find they open their doors early so you can hide out.

Helicopter rides

  • Being able to sit back, relax and take photos of the top of the mountains is not something that many get to do. The views of the snow topped Alps could be a tick off your bucket list.

Ice skating

  • As the skating rink is indoor you could use this as way to get those leg muscles burning on bad weather days.

Parapenting

  • Otherwise known as paragliding to the rest of the world this is a unique way to see the Alps and the views of the valley without really doing much at all.

Snowshoe walking

  • Perfect to do in bad weather or for non-skiers, it is a fantastic way to see the mountains and to get out and enjoy the snow.

Husky sledging

  • Being in charge of your own team of excitable dogs, flying down the forest paths following your guide, a very active couple of hours for an afternoon off the piste.

Hot-Air Ballooning

  • A truly unique experience, the views are stunning and it is such a surreal way to see the mountains. A must do here is Morzine

Ice diving

  • Take the plunge into the icy cold waters of the Lake. Get to explore the depths of the water and the ice formations. A strange underwater adventure that shouldn’t be missed.

Nightlife

  • With many cosmopolitan bars and clubs to choose from, you can keep your après going way into the early hours of the morning.

TIME ZONE
GMT + 1 hour

LANGUAGE
French

CURRENCY INFORMATION
The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent, €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

MONEY MATTERS
Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in the country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

COST OF LIFT PASSES (based on Dolomiti SuperSki pass)

  Adult Child*
Senior**
Full Day
€60 €40 €40
6 Days
€290 €210 €210
7 Days
€300 €230 €238
* Children aged 14 and under
** Seniors aged 65 and above
*** Family passes are available in some resorts
Please note that the above shows average prices, not resort specific.

TIPPING SUGGESTIONS
In restaurants a service charge is built into menu prices. However, it's customary to round up amounts when paying the waiter or waitress if you're happy with the service. This means that you might hand the server EUR 50 for a EUR 47 meal. If you're paying by credit card, hand the server a cash tip of up to 5%. For Taxis as in restaurants, round up or add 5% when you're happy with the service. Tips to your chalet staff are entirely at your discretion.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FORMALITIES
Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have: a signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points. Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

NEAREST AIRPORT
The nearest airports to Portes du Soleil are:

  • Geneva (88km)
  • Chambery (135km)
  • Grenoble (213km)
  • Lyon (210km)

WEATHER
The alpine climate is cold and visitors should wear warm, waterproof clothing at all times when outdoors during the winter. Hats and gloves are also essential to prevent frostbite. Sunglasses or ski goggles are also necessary to reduce the glare of the sun on the snow.

HEALTH
It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and imperative to take out appropriate travel and medical insurance. Winter sports involve a high degree of risk and you should be in good health and carry adequate medical insurance in case of winter sports accident, including cover for air ambulance.

LOCATION IN RESORT:

  • Distance to lifts: 5 minutes’ drive (Ardent Telecabine)
  • Distance to resort centre: 5 minutes’ drive (Morzine)

LOCATION TO AIRPORT:

  • Geneva (GVA): 1h 15m / 80km
  • Chambery (CMF): 1h 25m / 125km
  • Lyon (LYS): 2h 15m / 200km

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Availability Information

  • Chalets are normally rented on a Sunday to Sunday basis throughout the year. Christmas and New Year dates can vary, please see rates tab for further details. However, shorter breaks and/or alternative arrival days are available at some chalets during Low and Mid seasons.

  • There may be some variations on the above dates at selected hotels, details of which can be provided by your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant.

Rates Information

The above rates are on a per chalet, per week basis. For further information on Catered and Self-Catered Options please contact one of our A&K Chalet Travel Consultants who will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on 0845 618 2205.

Inclusions

  • Dedicated service from the chalet staff and welcome assistance
  • Champagne Reception on arrival
  • Daily breakfast and afternoon tea. Hot breakfast available on 6 days. Continental breakfast only on staff day off. Breakfast will always be cleared away.
  • Champagne & canapés
  • Dinner on six nights
  • Carefully selected house wines & beers
  • In resort driver service available from breakfast until post dinner service
  • Telephone/ Fax
  • Wi Fi internet
  • Luxury bath products

Extra Services

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Ski hire
  • Ski instructors/ski school
  • Any other personal expenditure not listed above

Your Villa Rental

Because everyone's concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula to offer flexibility and the freedom to design run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities.

Our Villa-Only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence whilst travelling.

Every A&K Villa Only rental includes:

  • Dedicated Pre-Arrival Concierge service
  • Villa rental on an exclusive basis
  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity), unless otherwise stated
  • Towels, pool towels and bed linen as standard
  • 1 cot & highchair (cot linen not provided)
  • An A&K Local Representative who is on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Your Local Representative will also meet you once during your stay (on your arrival weekend) to help you to settle in, explain Health & Safety and answer any questions you may have regarding the villa.

(In some cases an A&K Representative is not required as the villa will have its own competent, local manager.)

  • A 24 hour A&K Emergency Duty Manager contact service based in the UK
  • Comprehensive information book
  • VAT and administration charges
  • Villa's own services - please check what additional services are provided as standard with a particular property – such as maid service, usage of air-conditioning, central and pool heating, as these can vary from property to property. This information will be available online or via your sales representative.

Should you wish to further enhance your villa experience, our thoughtfully designed A&K Concierge Packages are the perfect solution for those seeking additional support and comfort during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered within the Villa Only rental, a large number of our properties offer the following packages of upgraded services including a knowledgeable local concierge, providing complete piece of mind whilst travelling:

Gold Concierge Package – seamless support throughout your stay...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A dedicated local A&K Concierge whose knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations

Following on from your pre-arrival Concierge team, upon arrival you will be seamlessly handed over to your local A&K Concierge who will have been briefed about all aspects of your holiday.

Your local A&K Concierge will personally welcome you to your villa and can be called upon at any time to assist you in any way throughout your stay. This can include anything from confirming itinerary arrangements; suggesting, making and booking additional services locally as required, such as restaurant reservations, visits and guided tours; trouble shooting; language assistance; providing a check-out service, and much more.

  • Introductory morning orientation tour of local area with your A&K Concierge on your arrival weekend - the best way to familiarise yourself with the local area (own transport required if villa is not within walking distance)
  • Complimentary pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Simply tell us in advance what groceries you require and your Concierge will pre-stock the villa accordingly (cost of groceries excluded)

Platinum Concierge Package – creating your ultimate stay with complete convenience...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A continental buffet-style breakfast provided on your first morning, including a selection of breads and fresh pastries, cheese, meats, fruit, yoghurts and fresh fruit juice
  • A pre-stocked drinks fridge (typically consisting of four bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, mineral water)
  • Fresh flowers and initial provisions, including jam, sugar, olive oil, tea, coffee, vinegar as well as cleaning provisions
  • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries per bathroom
  • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple week bookings
  • Mid-week linen and towel change
  • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening pre-prepared by your Concierge
  • Complimentary mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
  • Complimentary private chef service for a lunch or dinner, once during your stay (pre-booking necessary; cost of groceries excluded)

Ski runs:

Beginner

55%

Intermediate

36%

Advanced

9%

Features:

  • Balcony (Private)
  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Children's Toys
  • Computer Games Console
  • DVD Player
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • iPod Docking Station (iPod Not included)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library (CD's/DVD's)
  • Tea / Coffee Making Facilities
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)

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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

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