Chalet Abode, St Martin de Belleville, France

The essence of luxury Chalet Abode is the meeting of ancient and modern to create an architectural showpiece of the highest standards. Lovingly converted in 2009, Abode is the epitome of a Savoyard farmhouse; whilst the renovation has retained the spirit & feel, contemporary interiors, designer furniture and oodles of creature comforts bring style & sophistication.

A few hundred people live in the timeless Savoyard village of St Martin de Belleville, a glittering jewel in the world famous 3 valleys. At the same height as Meribel, and with an 8-person gondola whisking you into the heart of the 3 valleys immense ski area, it is almost impossible not to fall in love with this area.

Abode's stunning open-plan living room is a feast of original beams, stonewalls and wall-to-wall windows with spectacular panoramic mountain views - the perfect sanctuary for winding down and relaxing after a day on the slopes.

Under-stated chic continues the sophisticated style downstairs. 1 family suite & 3 king/twin bedrooms comfortably sleep 8-10 guests; imagine the comfort of Hypnos beds, Egyptian linen, feather duvets & cosy bathrobes. Thoroughly contemporary en-suite bathrooms feature deep baths with showers, designer taps, under floor heating & White Company products to ensure the very best of bath times.

Sumptuous food naturally, is a key ingredient for the perfect holiday. You will experience 5 course dinners prepared and beautifully presented by passionate, qualified chefs who have a background in fine dining restaurants and a flair for sumptuous food.

Nestled in the hamlet of Villarabout, Abode is in a very private location, yet just a four-minute chauffeured drive from the centre of St Martin de Belleville and the main lift hub.

Luxury chalet Abode is available for exclusive bookings, families or smaller groups looking to join like-minded guests.

"This chalet has everything you would expect - comfort, convenience and haute cuisine - except a premium price tag". Conde Nast Traveller October 2010.

St Martin de Belleville has been voted a "Top 10 Picture Postcard Resort" by Peter Hardy (travel journalist).It is a very traditional Savoyard village with an old church, small square, pleasant buildings and very easy links into the entire Three Valleys ski area. St Martin de Belleville is also known for its traditional restaurants which serve local Savoyarde dishes with a smile and 4 of which are listed in the Michelin guide. One of these is the famous La Bouitte Restaurant (2 Michelin stars!) which is located in the neighbouring hamlet - perfect for the chalet staff night off as the restaurant has it's own shuttle service!

There are two spa centres (one that is part of La Bouitte restaurant) with Jacuzzi and sauna as well as treatments so there is something to do for non skiers. Right next to the main lift station is ESF Piou Piou creche that takes children from 2,5 to 6 years and can look after kids all day and provide lunch.

We say...
Stunning conversion with every little detail taken care of. In our opinion the large open plan living/dining space on the top level sets this chalet apart. The operator only runs two chalets and the owners live in the resort so standards of food and service are impeccable.

Chalet Abode

St Martin de Belleville, France

Prices from £1,421 per person

  • 8 - 10 Guests
  • No travel included
  • 400 - 800 metres

  • Gourmet Food
  • Fireplace
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To piste / lift 400 - 800 metres
To centre 400 - 800 metres
Bathroom ratio Fully ensuite
Ski hosting No
Sauna No
Hot tub No
Fireplace Yes
Childcare No child care available
Departure day Sunday
Travel options No travel included

Additional details

    • Separate TV room/children's playroom.
    • Boot warmers and drying facilities.
    • Satellite TV, DVD, Wi-Fi, iPod dock.
    • Professional Chef and Host.
    • Complimentary bar, Champagne reception.
    • Driver service from 8.30am to 10.00pm daily.

Room Layout

  • Room 1: double with separate bunk room. En-suite bath & wc. Balcony
  • Room 2: twin/double with en-suite bath and wc.
  • Room 3: twin/double with en-suite bath and wc.
  • Room 4: twin/double with en-suite bath and wc.


  • Daily on-demand transfers (available until 11pm) between the chalet and the main lift/village
  • Alpine Answers CONCIERGE SERVICE - assistance with booking lessons, equipment hire & travel
  • Four course dinner with carefully selected choice of premium complimentary wines followed by cheeseboard (6 nights)
  • Afternoon tea (7 afternoons)
  • Apéritifs and canapés around the fireplace (6 evenings)
  • Champagne reception on your first evening in the chalet
  • Breakfast (7 mornings). There will be a cooked option on 6 mornings
  • Complimentary bar (wine, sparkling wine, spirits, beers, soft drinks and mixers)
  • Egyptian cotton linen, towels, bathrobes and slippers (towel change mid week)


Weekly per person

Departure Current Price Saving Standard Price Beds Flights  
06 - 12 - 2019 £850 pp - - 10 NO Enquire Now
13 - 12 - 2019 £950 pp - - 10 NO Enquire Now
20 - 12 - 2019 Fully Booked
28 - 12 - 2019 £2,200 pp £400 pp £2,600 pp 10 NO Enquire Now
05 - 01 - 2020 £1,200 pp - - 4 NO Enquire Now
12 - 01 - 2020 £1,300 pp - - 10 NO Enquire Now
19 - 01 - 2020 £1,350 pp - - 10 NO Enquire Now
26 - 01 - 2020 Fully Booked
02 - 02 - 2020 Fully Booked
09 - 02 - 2020 £1,450 pp - - 6 NO Enquire Now
16 - 02 - 2020 £2,600 pp - - 10 NO Enquire Now
23 - 02 - 2020 £1,350 pp - - 4 NO Enquire Now
01 - 03 - 2020 £1,350 pp - - 4 NO Enquire Now
08 - 03 - 2020 £1,350 pp - - 4 NO Enquire Now
15 - 03 - 2020 £1,350 pp - - 6 NO Enquire Now
22 - 03 - 2020 £1,500 pp - - 6 NO Enquire Now
29 - 03 - 2020 Fully Booked
05 - 04 - 2020 £1,450 pp - - 10 NO Enquire Now
12 - 04 - 2020 £1,200 pp - - 10 NO Enquire Now
19 - 04 - 2020 £900 pp - - 10 NO Enquire Now

Prices per person for 7 nights (based on two people sharing a bedroom). Please note the ‘flights’ column above shows the UK airports that may be used (subject to availability) when the property is booked as a ‘package’ (flights, transfers, and accommodation purchased as one ATOL protected bundle) as offered by the respective tour operator.

Prices and availability are subject to change. The price of your holiday can only be confirmed at time of booking. Bookings are subject to the relevant tour operator’s terms and conditions. Supplements for rooms, flights, transfers, last minute ticket delivery and other tour operator charges may apply. Please contact our team for a full price.


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Client Reviews


Please note that the comments made by our clients below are not endorsed by Alpine Answers. However, we include them (both good and bad) to help make your choice of property more informed. We have passed on any negative comment made to the holiday company concerned and hope that most, if not all, issues have been addressed for any future clients.

Helen and her staff excelled at every turn. Rich and Jess were fabulous hosts. Rich's cooking was second to none. Jess was on hand to satisfy every whim and helped turn a bunch of strangers into a very happy, well acquainted crowd by week's end (or maybe it was her surreptitious use of the genepi). Driver Vito made thorough sloths of us - ferrying us around and tending to our skis and boots every day. No one else of the slopes had their skis delivered inside the lift area! Helen's thoughtfulness with the quality and style of the decor of the chalets make for a luxurious break In addition to all of the above Saint Martin is central to all the key ski areas whilst being a thoroughly charming village - well away from the mayhem that is the rest of the valley.

Ms E   

It is one of the best Alpine chalet experiences we have ever had. The food and wine are superb, of course, but what really sets this chalet apart from other luxury chalets (and we've been to a lot!) is the warmth of the personal welcome from owner Helen and the quality and team work of the staff. They all work together to deliver a fantastic experience for the guests, exceeding our expectations in all areas - even extending to seamless relationships with the Twinner ski hire shop (which must be the friendliest in France), mountain guides (ask for Didier), and airport transfers.

Mr R   

Our chalet couple were outstanding. Friendly, helpful. Will, the driver, offered a superb service and I didn't lift a ski all week. It was easy to get to the main 3 Vallees ski area. Little needed in village itself. The transport service provided made the distance out an irrelevance.

Mr N P