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Where fantasy village meets fairy grotto, tree-house meets the ultimate in modern luxury and incredible fine dining meets cosy evenings by the fire, this hotel is a mix of delightful contradictions which are really rather clever.
We stayed in the three story, 2 bedroom Les Barattes chalet. The front door opens into charming domestic bliss, hand selected crockery, antique furniture and an inviting wood burner. If it wasn’t for the cleverly hidden mod cons you might feel like you’d stepped back in time.
The stairs represent the sort of challenge kids will love and will make parents regret having that last glass of wine, but nothing else would work quite as well. You’ll love the carefully chosen small touches like the heart-shaped coat hooks, the basin carved from a slab of wood and the giant iron keys to let you out onto the balconies wrapped around each floor. Upstairs, the bedroom is heavenly, beautifully cushioned and decorated with furry rugs, creaky floorboards and an incongruous flat screen TV/ DVD player.
The food is incredible- crafted with the sort of light-touch and finesse only a French chef can do properly. The team deliver each course to your chalet with a smile and quick explanation before leaving you to your romantic evening. In summer there’s an abundance of pink and red flowers wherever you look; in winter the pristine snow combined with the ethereal blue night lights must create an atmosphere of almost supernatural stillness and beauty. I can’t wait to come back then.