What Our Customers Say

Reviews

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“Bart/Jake, Thanks so much for looking after us all week. Great service all round.Great chats, lovely meals, plenty to drink and all together just a fantastic, easy going stay with 8 children and 7 kids. Top week, be nice always, take care”

Matt March 2019

A brilliant ski holiday

“"Laura and Michael were fabulous hosts - the food was superb (Laura you are an amazing chef), lots of it and accompanied by wonderful wines (all introduced and wonderfully poured by Michael). We were all made to feel at home straight away and directed to all the services we required to have a brilliant holiday." ”

Mr Sadler Chalet Chartreux

A brilliant week

“Sophie, Lilly, India & Luke Thank you all for being so helpful & lovely. We had a brilliant week and have been totally spoilt!! Enjoy the rest of your season - see you next year. xxx”

Mo, Graham, George, Rob & Sophie March 2019

A brilliant week

“Jake & Bart, thanks for a brilliant week! You looked after us very well - wine, beer and food were all great. Hope you enjoy the rest of your season + take away brilliant lifetime memories xxx”

The Freemantles, Bowmers & James families February 2019

A fantastic holiday and excellent accommodation.

“ The chalet hosts were friendly, professional and good company. A real credit to the company. We will definitely return. Thanks to Pete (the chef), Michelle and Andre for making us feel so welcome. ”

Mr Marriott Chalet Mont Blanc

A fantastic week

“Guy and Georgie - thank you so much fora fantastic week! Every meal was completely delicious - especially on Christmas Day. The chalet was always spotless and you really looked after us, thinking of everything, beginning and ending each day with a huge smile. Looking forward to returning again one day!”

The Murrays X Christmas 2018

A fantastic week

“A fantastic week at La Rosiere with Snowchateaux! Kitty has been a wonderful host at Penthouse Chalet with her delicious cooking, lovely personality and personal touches. The young kids loved Kitty’s bubbly and playful nature and we will all miss her dearly. Well done Snowchateaux for your great service and fantastic team. We hope to return next year!!!”

Bianca, Juansi, Marta, Felipe, Noah & Renée xxx March 2019

A great family ski holiday

“"A great Christmas family skiing holiday in Chalet Perrier at La Plagne 1800. The other family staying in the chalet were great company so much laughter was had of an evening. We made great use of the hot tub outside to relax after a hard days skiing." ”

Phillips Family Chalet Perrier, 24 Dec 2016

A great holiday with great staff!

“"First time in Tignes and with SnowChateaux but definitely not the last! Chalet Valerie may not look much on the outside but more than makes up for it on the inside, really comfortable and our hosts Marcy and Cath were great, the food was superb, along with the wine, it was really a great holiday and we look forward to returning soon." ”

Mrs Widdows Chalet Valerie

A great start to the new year

“Dear Guy and Ffion, Thank you so much for a lovely week and a great start to the new year! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the chalet - the food was particularly great. Wishing you both the best for 2019.”

Jess, Sally, Rob,Will, Charlotte, Maddy, Mel, Caitlin, Rich, Emily and Rosie January 2019

A great week of skiing

“A great week of skiing, weather, food, relaxing and hurting! Thanks Ffion and Georgie for being great hosts and making our stay in this lovely chalet even more enjoyable. We don't want to have to wait until next year to go skiing again!”

Max and Jodie Feb 2019

A lovely chalet with very friendly and helpful staff.

“"The food was wonderful and both the house and dinner wines were of a good quality. I would definitely come with SnowChateaux again."”

Mrs Bowyer Chalet Jonquille

A lovely stay

“Bart, Jake + James, thank you for your efforts, it was a lovely stay, best of luck for the future”

Adam & Katie March 2019

A perfect family holiday

“Just returned from a family holiday with our 3 adult children after a wonderful week at Chalet Grace in La Rosière. All staff friendly and helpful, but a big thank you must go to our chalet host - you were fabulous Ollie. A final word about the weather and skiing conditions which were fantastic - all in all a perfect holiday - thank you”

Jane Mcfarlane January 2019

A second fabulous holiday at Chalet Mont d’Or

“"Second time here, fab food, fab hospitality. We'll be back again!" ”

Mrs Plank Chalet Mont d'Or, 21 Jan 2017

a wonderful chalet, beautifully presented and made special by the fabulous hosts

“ Mich and Mark really did make the holiday. An exceptionally warm welcome and would love to revisit this season if possible. ”

Mrs Warren Chalet Alpinium

A wonderful experience

“To Bart & Jake, thank you for a wonderful experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Chalet Retreat - food, drink, hot tub, transfers and everything else! Many thanks and I hope the rest of the season goes well.”

Cath, Al March 2019

Absolutely amazing

“Had a wonderful stay at the farmhouse with snow chateaux. Clive and Elsa were the most amazing hosts - so friendly and such tasty food. They made our stay just perfect! Couldn’t recommend it enough. It was my first chalet experience and definitely not my last. The location of the farmhouse was great, literally right by the ski lift.”

swoo1222333 February 2019

Absolutely fab-u-lous

“Absolutely fab-u-lous, An excellent balance between work, information & coaching Don't think we could have had a better course, really enjoyed it throughout. Thanks to Clive, Ils & Pete”

Andy Baker

Absolutely loved it

“Jakey + Bartey thanks for such a wonderful week + for looking after us so brilliantly - absolutely loved it, hosting, food, wine, driving etc. Thanks so much - wish we were here longer xxx”

Poppy March 2019

Accommodating hosts, lovely food

“Dear Gill, Garry and Team, thank you so much for a wonderful week in Chalet Bergerie. You have been fantastic hosts, looking after us all so well and extremely accommodating to all our needs. All the food has been lovely and very welcome after a day on the slopes, best wishes”

Simon, Nikki, Emily, Thomas February 2019

Accommodation is of a very high standard

“"We had a fantastic holiday at Alpinium 2 in Tignes les Boisses. The accommodation is of a very high standard and Lars, our chalet host, is a superb chef and cooked delicious meals every day." ”

Mr and Mrs Gilman CHALET ALPINIUM 2

Amazing chalet host

“We stayed at chalet Arnica in Montchavin & we all had a fab week. Keanu the chalet host was amazing & look after us so well & cooked some lovely dinners for the adults & the children. Lovely homely clean chalet would definitely recommend. Hoping to return next year!”

Joanna Nerkowski February 2019

Amazing chalet with views across the valley

“"As a group we can't praise Alex and Sadie enough. They have been truly excellent without exaggeration they have been the best chalet hosts any one of our group have had. Thank you to you both." ”

Mrs Hughes Chalet Perrier, Jan 2017

Amazing food

“Just returned from a week at the Retreat, such a wonderful place and a great location. Our hosts Jake and Bart made our stay so enjoyable and so easy, also serving up some amazing food for us all. Would totally recommend!! X”

Vicky Tormey Godfrey January 2019

Amazing food, flowing wine

“We have just come from spending a week in Morzine and Snow Chateaux did everything possible to ensure we had a great week, which we did. Our hosts, Liam and Alex, were incredible. They cooked amazing food, the wine was flowing and looked after us very well. We had drivers to take us to and from the slopes/town who were very flexible for us. I highly recommend this company for your ski holiday and we will certainly be using them again. Thanks to the whole team for a fantastic week!”

Dan Ellery January 2019

Amazing Hosts

“We have had the most amazing time, with the most amazing hosts Thank you so much - hope the season is good and we will see you soon ”

Tim and Debs December 2017

Amazing hosts and great location!

“Our stay in this chalet was above our expectations, thanks to Mairi and Blair that where super friendly, always glad to help and amazing hosts. The food was superb! Breakfast and Dinner menus where the best way to start and end our days, specially after fantastic days skiing and relaxing in the sauna and jacuzzi. This chalet is a few steps away from the lift, and there’s also a restaurant close by. Perfect for enjoying the pleasures of a ski holiday and the company of friends! Snowchateaux takes care of the ski passes and equipment, and transfer from and to Geneva airport was also provided. It’s definitely a stress free solution, and communication was very easy before our arrival. Highly recommended! Tip for those that are planning a trip: if you’re a beginner skier book individual lessons with a local teacher (there’s no ski schools near the chalet and you’ll need to catch a lift to go up to arc 2000).”

Catarina S January 2019

Amazing location

“We are a group of 6 adults and 2 children. The location is a amazing, the lift is on the door step and ski school for the children just as close. The chalet is cosy, homely and very inviting. Jacqui our host was great, the food was lovely and my fussy children tried everything and ate most!! The special touch for us was the afternoon cake, the pre-dinner canapes and of course, the unlimited beer and wine. We have not yet left and we are already planning next year. Thank you Jacqui and Snowchateaux. ”

Mrs Haley Chalet Arnica, 31 Dec 2016

Amazing week of skiing

“The chalet was excellent, clean warm and cosy atmosphere. The lounge area is big enough to enjoy a few drinks and card games. The dinner table is a lovely feature. The bedrooms are comfortable and warm and the bathrooms are gorgeous. The addition of a sauna and hottub are lovely additions after a day of skiing. The hosts are amazing and know when to engage / leave us to our own group. The food was exquisite! Not only delicious and tasty but good sized portions. The wine and beer was a welcome addition allowing us to thoroughly enjoy ourselves without additional bills at the end of the holiday. The ski in ski out was truly ski in ski out. A 30s walk to the slope with a lift from the bottom of villaroger up. You catch 3 lifts to get to Arc2000 from which you can access the rest of the Paradaski valley. Villaroger is a quiet town but that suited our group fine. Overall, I couldn't recommend it enough, amazing food, amazing rooms, good location and amazing hosts!”

Ben P March 2019

An absolutely fantastic holiday

“"Beautiful chalet in lovely quiet area. Staff were exceptional in accommodating our every need. Toweling robes, hairdryer and plenty of toiletries meant less for us to pack." ”

Mrs Still Chalet Alpinium 2

An amazing week

“Jake and Bart. Thanks so much to you and the crew for an amazing week! I don't know how you arranged for all that frothy powder on the slopes but we all appreciated it. We're also glad we caused less damage than the dentists. Until next time”

Rob, Jack, Tom, Rob M, Matt, Lewis, Emily, Chloe, Gig, Charlotte February 2019

An amazing week

“Just returned from an amazing week in Snoweden 3 Montchavin! The conditions were perfect with lots of snow and stunning scenery. We were well looked after by Ffion & Georgie with some lovely food and also great company. We made new friends and enjoyed some card games with all the guests. A hop step and a jump from both the ski lifts and the basecamp bar make this chalet a perfect spot to stay. Would definitely recommend this location as easy to get to La Plagne or Les Arcs yet some great runs on your doorstep. Thanks for a great holiday looking forward to our next one in March”

Beth Palmer February 2019

An awesome stay

“Guys, thanks for an awesome stay. You've all gone over and above what I expected to make my trip a memorable one.”

January 2019

An epic week

“Thank you for making our week such an Epic one!! The food was super. Looking forward to the restaurant opening soon! Enjoy the rest of your season. All the best”

Annie, Beth, Bez, Grace, James, Lucy, Matt, Rory, Rosie, Rich, Sophie & Will January 2019

An exceptional reception

“Thank you Ffion and Georgie for an amazing week! We had a brilliant time skiing, made even better by the exceptional reception we had on our return each day. We have been thoroughly converted to chalet holidays.”

David & Naomi February 2019

An experience beyond our expectations

“Just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone at SnowChateaux for an awesome holiday! You guys were amazing helping us get out there (it's not easy organising 14 people for a skiing holiday!), and I especially want to say thank you to the team at the Retreat - the experience was way beyond our expectations! The chalet was beautiful, food was absolutely delicious, and couldn't have asked for better hosts. Will 100% be recommending you to all our friends :)”

Chloe x February 2019

An impeccable service

“One of the best chalets and chalet hosts we have ever experienced. Food and wine was top notch and the service impeccable. We will definitely be using SnowChateaux again. ”

Mr & Mrs Harris Chalet Alpinium 1

Awesome hospitality

“Chris and Kat you were awesome! Thanks for the hosting in La Thuile and your yummy food. Dinner at home will never be the same again! ”

– Dawn and Stewart, Leeds

Beautiful chalet …

“A home from home the chalet is beautiful Food gorgeous and plenty of it ... Emma & Mike and the team are the best hosts and nothing is too much trouble, a totally chilled out treat Thank you all ..... ”

Adele, Dale and Gang x February 2018

Better than ever

“I thought last year’s holiday was epic. Snowchateoux has raised the bar again with some of the best powder days and scrummy food. See you next year!!! ”

– Sam and Edel, Liverpool.

Breathtaking views

“Oliver was the hostest with the mostest. Very spoilt with his culinary skills. Lovely company and good skiing tips of where to go etc. Me being a learner enjoyed the resort has panoramic views as most days having lunch on the balcony with breathtaking views. Not only is there skiing here but golf, bowling and long walks which I would like to try if lucky enough to return to La Rosiere. Fantastic holiday will be even better once I have more experience of skiing under my belt. Thank you Ollie xx”

Turbutt + Roberts Clan February 2019

Brilliant holiday!

“"Thank you for making our holiday so great. Megan and Tim were brilliant." ”

Mrs Thompson Chalet Mont d'Or, 31 Dec 2016

Brilliant hosts and a lovely chalet

“A great stay in Montchavin with Ffion and Georgie - brilliant hosts and a lovely chalet. Thanks guys”

Liz Horler March 2019

Cannot wait to return

“We could not have been more welcome. I loved the food, the camaraderie dinner and relaxation areas, the friendly and helpful staff, the hot tub and sauna. We also appreciate skilful placement of skis and boots, thank you all! I can not wait to return. Keep up the good work guys!”

Toni Bovis

Chalet filled with fun and laughter

“Stayed in the beautiful Montchavin in March 2019. We were looked after so well by the very fabulous Georgie and Ffion which added to the success of the holiday. The chalet was filled with fun and laughter for the entire week. Add six children (8 and under) and it is a real testimony to the chalet staff that the holiday went so well. Thank you for providing us all with some very precious and lasting memories”

Jonathon Rushton March 2019

Constantly surprised by the top class service

“Dear Amy and George, Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality this week. This was our first taste of a catered chalet and we were constantly surprised by the top class service and lovely food. We have been very impressed with Snow Chateaux as a company - very helpful group of people! Thanks too to Nadia for our raclette night! With best wishes”

Ski party Wood & Co March 2019

Delicious food

“Thank you Jake & Bart, for being absolutely wonderful hosts! The food was absolutely delicious and well presented every day!”

The dentists part 2 March 2019

Delicious food; lots of wine

“Dear Jake + Bart, great week of delicious food, lots of wine + warm welcome. Thank you and enjoy the rest of the season. Hope you get some snow?? Also thanks James for the excellent raclette evening and driving.”

Tim, Lucy, Anna March 2019

Delicious meals, great local tips

“Thank you Ollie for lovely relaxing stay with delicious meals and great local tips. We had fantastic skiing conditions and sunshine every day - La Rosiere at its best. Great food every day, varied, tasty & all served in a fun environment, thanks Ollie”

Chris & Heidi Welsh February 2019

Do you Snow Chateaux?

“If the answer to the above question is no, then you must visit The Farmhouse. The chalet is situated in the quaint village of Villaroger and provides ski-in, ski-out access to the Paradski resort (Les Arcs and La Plagne). Having just returned from a week staying in The Farmhouse, life will not quite be the same. The chalet itself is stunning and Clive and Else run are the most friendly, easy-going hosts. Each meal whether it was breakfast, dinner or afternoon tea was great and the bottomless supply of beer and wine helped add to what was a magnificent trip. As many have previously mentioned, the kit/boot room is very convenient and fact that your skis and boots are ready and waiting for your arrival is a really great touch. If that was not enough, the hot tub and sauna were just what the doctor ordered after a hard day skiing. If you're lucky you might even get a glimpse of the chalet donkey, Edelweiss, from the hot tub as he plans on how to guilt trip you into feeding him more apples. Overall, a fantastic week with great skiing, superb chalet, even better food and top notch hosts. See you next year!”

Thomas M February 2019

Everything has been brilliant

“What a place! Everything has been brilliant, right down to the last detail. See you next year! ”

– George and Megs, Edinburgh

Exceeded expectations

“"Excellent chalet and fantastic staff made our holiday unforgettable." ”

Mrs & Mrs Turner Chalet Castor, Jan 2017

Exceeded our expectations

“Jake & Bart, we've all had a fantastic week skiing, thank you so much for being such great hosts. You definitely exceeded our expectations & looked after us so well in such a beautiful chalet.”

Sandey, Tormey & Godfrey January 2019

Excellent food and plenty of it

“Thanks for making us so welcome and looking after us so well all week. Food was excellent and plenty of it. If you sorted the weather - thank you., what a week. Had a fab time”

Anton and Caroline Scott February 2019

Excellent hosts, delicious food

“Adam + Tom were excellent hosts and couldn't have done more for us! All food was delicious + afternoon cakes are a real treat. Only improvement would be to add some facilities to dry wet ski clothing + perhaps some heated boot warmers”

Duncan Eley January 2019

Excellent location for plagne and les arcs

“Our second year with snow chateaux, an excellent company. The Ancolies Lodge is an excellent location in La Plagne and Les Arcs. Our hosts have been fantastic and the food has been amazing! Would definitely recommend!”

Mrs Heath Chalet Ancolies, March 2016

Excellent, varied food

“Came for a short break, the chalet is beautiful, the food was excellent and varied. Jake, Bart and Lily were fantastic hosts who went above and beyond to make our time as easy and enjoyable as possible. Would highly recommend both this chalet and Snowchateaux. I hope everyone has as good a time as we did”

Henry & Katharine December 2018

Extremely special Christmas Day

“We can't thank you enough for such an amazing week. You've looked after us so well from the incredible food to the lovely hospitality. You made our holiday relaxed and homely, which made Christmas Day extremely special! You're such amazing hosts and we are eternally grateful for our memorable experience in the chalet. Thanks again Georgie and Guy. Have a wonderful rest of the season, and we hope to see you again”

Mike, Ambre and Scott xx December 2018

Fab Chalet with great facilities

“"Fab chalet fab hosts fab food. Don't hesitate- book it now." ”

Mr & Mrs Davies Chalet Parellou, 7 Jan 2017

Fabulous hosts

“Thank you for being fabulous hosts. Bart's food was delicious and Jake has been an excellent front of house - nothing ever seemed like too much trouble & wine glasses were always kept full. Have a wonderful rest of the season.”

Lizzied & Dave February 2019

Fabulous hosts

“Jake & Bart, Thank you for being fabulous hosts. Barts food was delicious and Jake has been an excellent front of house - nothing ever seemed like too much trouble & wine glasses were always kept full. Have a wonderful rest of the season.”

Lizzie and Dave March 2019

Fabulous Snow Chateaux

“We have just returned from the most incredible week at the Farmhouse! Clive and Elsa were the highlight of our week providing everything from skiing (and apres-ski) tips to homemade chocolates. The chalet was beautiful and had everything we needed (including Alexa, Netflix, towels, hairdryers, a hot tub, and beer and wine on tap!). The food was incredible (even considering the range of dietary requirements we challenged them with) and the cake waiting for us every day after racing down the Aiguille Rouge was just perfect! The location was great with ski-in/ski-out two minutes away from the Replat lift in Villaroger (another perk was having skis and boots brought to the Chalet so you literally didn't have to walk anywhere at all). We hope we can come back and Snow Chateaux again next year (or even in the summer!)”

Tatty314 February 2019

Facilities in the chalet were great

“"Our chalet hosts made us extremely welcome and really made the holiday for us" ”

Mr Barclay Chalet Perrier, Dec 2016

Fantastic chalet

“"Fantastic chalet, good location and very comfortable. great chalet hosts, good cooks, friendly and accommodating. Thanks for a great week." ”

Mrs Rattray Chalet Valerie

Fantastic chalet for family or large groups

“"Great friendly service. Great food. Really enjoyed the week." ”

Mr & Mrs Kirk Chalet Mont Blanc, 31 Dec 2016

Fantastic chalet hosts

“"The chalet hosts were about the best I have experienced in 20 years of ski chalet holidays. The food was outstanding and their general demeanour wonderful. Great people and a credit to your company." ”

Mr Tayler Chalet Peisey, 21 Jan 2017

Fantastic chalet staff

“The chalet hosts were about the best I have experienced in 20 years of ski chalet holidays. The food was outstanding and their general demeanour wonderful. Great people and a credit to your company. ”

Mr & Mrs Tayler Chalet Peisey

Fantastic food

“We have just returned from a great week at The Retreat in Morzine. Big thanks to Jake and Bart for looking after us, food was fantastic, the team ensured we had a great week and nothing was too much trouble.”

Andy Cowling February 2019

Fantastic Hosts !

“fantastic hosts ... we really felt at home for our stay. Thank you for all your all of your kindness The food was fantastic and stay unforgettable ”

R & J January 2018

Fantastic location for La Plagne and Les Arcs

“"We had a great week in Chalet Peisey. The chalet was lovely and homely with the open fire and the food created by Lyn and Mike was superb. The chalet is well placed to ski both Les Arcs and La Plagne. Can't wait to go back." ”

Mrs Middleton Chalet Peisey, 28 Jan 2017

Fantastic mountain view

“Excellent breakfast and Internet included. Located in the middle of town where you can walk everywhere. Ski lifts nearby. Wonderful, helpful hosts. Lovely room with a view of the mountains, ski areas, and town.”

Whoever 447

Fantastic set up for three families

“We had a memorable stay at Snoweden 3. The chalet had a fantastic set up for three families. The layout worked very well. The location, in relation to the lifts and ski school was excellent, very convenient. As a group we had a variety of diverse requirements, especially food. Our chalet hosts, Georgie and Ffion, accommodated for all our needs. Ffion's duck curry, all keto dishes at tea and post-ski cakes were real winners. Georgie has been so warm, welcoming and helpful. Gareth held brilliant raclette evening. His attention to detail really stood out. We would definitely come back! Thanks all!”

McGregors, Copelands, Boothes February 2019

Fantastic Spacious Chalet, Super Location

“A fantastic spacious chalet in a super location with 2 of the best, most thoughtful chalet hosts I have ever encountered - and I have been on a lot of chalet holidays. 5* all round.”

Mr Anwyl April 2016

Fantastic vacation, we can not wait to go back

“We have just returned from a wonderful ski trip. The food was excellent, as was the staff. It is a great place to meet new friends and lots of fun was had during the dinner. The rooms were spacious and clean, with fantastic facilities. I would recommend the mountain sun and staff to all my skiing friends. Fantastic vacation we can not wait to go back”

Diane & Dave

Fantastic week with Liam and Alex

“I just wanted to thank you for your tireless assistance with booking our holiday........ work was proving very difficult in order to make our commitment. We returned Sunday from a fantastic week with Liam and Alex at Chelmer. That week was EPIC !! I have to say that I have used your company since 2013 on 3 occasions and appear to have always struck it lucky with regards to the hosts (last year being the king and queen of chalet hosting- Mark and Mich). I'm aware that there has been a robust shake up over the past 12 months ( my sister was one that suffered some of the inconsistency between Snowedens last year - I think she was in 3 or 8 then came back a few weeks later to 4 (M&M) and noticed a marked difference. Anyway I wanted to say ..... it has been great again, whatever you're doing it's working. Liam and Alex are doing a marvellous job. ”

Cath March 2019

Fed like Kings

“Dear Guy, Ffion & Georgie, Thank you so much for making our stay so amazing. You've been so helpful and accommodating, as well as feeding us like Kings. We hope you enjoy the rest of the season. All the best,”

Nathan, Kourosh, Alex, Tom, Ed, Shannon, Ellen, Zara & Becca xx January 2019

Felt so at ease

“Any, George and Nadja, Thankyou so much for your hospitality this week. The food was amazing and you all made us feel so at ease. We had a great time here and would love to return. This is a small token to say thankyou to you three. Thanks”

Kate, Josh, Tony, Sher, George, Tony, Lisa, Rich & Helena x March 2019

Few steps away from the centre of La Tania

“"What a fabulous week we had in Chalet Jonquille! The holiday was perfected by the welcoming, helpful hosting of Hannah and the delicious food of Dave. Many thanks to both of them who made our stay there as wonderful as it could have been - even a ski injury wasn't enough to dampen our spirits, as the stay with Snow Chateaux was a fantastic experience. We would highly recommend this chalet and hope to return and re-live our holiday again." ”

Mrs Ritchie Chalet Jonquille, 24 Dec 2016

First class food and fun at The Farmhouse

“We are still coming down from the high of a week in the company of the most hospitable of hosts Ilse and Clive at The Farmhouse. From the minute we walked in the door of the impressive french chalet with its sauna, hot tub and resident donkey, we knew we were in for a wonderful time - long before a ski boot had even been squeezed into! Slow -cooked beef cheeks, duck thai curry, homemade cakes and Belgian chocolates are just a taste of what shaped a fabulous stay and all washed down with a generous supply of wine and fizz. We had a relaxed time meeting new chalet mates and their families and were struck by the ability of our hosts, who always made time for us all, to provide first class cuisine and care with a seamingly effortless style. The only downside was having to find the incentive to leave the breakfast banquet each morning to go hit the slopes while braving the smell of warm croissants and the updated dinner menu on the black board. The skiing under blue skies was something else too but Snow Chateaux’s service from start to finish was excellent and nothing seemed too much trouble. The ski home may be a challenge for some (particularly after apres on the slopes) but it’s not insurmountable and there’s always the option to thumb a lift or stay put, snuggled up in the luxury of The Farmhouse instead. Thanks again ”

Ilse and Clive from John, Jackie, Anna, Heather, Keana, Lachlan, Cairn, Mike and Andrew. XX February 2019

Flawless!

“What to say....WOW!!!!! super impressed by your somewhat smaller than the usual holiday beasts, which makes you, in our minds, such a fabulous company. From start to finish the experience was somewhat flawless. Our host Kitty was simply the sweetest and most lovely chalet host we’ve ever encountered and she has restored our faith in the catered chalet market along with the wonderful Peter our host for an evening and driver on return transfer. Both were a perfect accompaniment and credit to your company. Jack from La Plagne was super efficient and really helpful as our arrival transfer driver too. I must mention at this point, that the respect that both Kitty and Peter displayed for your company and the members of which was evident by the way in which the expressed themselves as employees about you all and your care for them. I have to say that we have not experienced this before. You are doing everything right by your employees it would seem and that is worth noting and retaining as you expand and move forward as a company. ”

Sarah Taylor March 2019

Food and chalet exceeded our expectations

“Amy, George and Nadia, thankyou all for your hospitality at Chalet Caspar, you made our stay most enjoyable - the food exceeded our expectations as did the chalet. The resort and skiing was great and wed would definitely look to return next year. All the best for the rest of the season. + Thankyou for making Hannah's birthday so special - decorations & cake.”

Chris, Donna, Ryan, Amy + Hannah + Pete X Imeldo, Andrew + Niamh X March 2019

Good facilities and well-equipped

“"Simply the best service I have ever received in a chalet. The hosts were incredibly attentive and welcoming and the food was second to none. I would certainly book with SnowChateaux again." ”

Mr Graham Chalet Jonquille, 24 Dec 2016

Great chalet and location

“Great chalet and a fabulous location. Our hosts, Georgie and Ffion, were welcoming and friendly and looked after us all week. We had a great week celebrating my Wife's Birthday.”

Dan and Sarah February 2019

Great chalet hosts – impressive cooking

“Bart & Jake, thank you very much for being great chalet hosts - impressive cooking Bart. Really would like to stay longer. Thank you very much,”

Suzanne March 2019

Great chalet, amazing views & fantastic staff.

“"Fantastic chalet holiday!! Food and service were brilliant." ”

Mr Cowan 2018

Great food and hospitality

“Hey guys, thanks for making our stay at The Retreat such a nice one. We were all made to feel welcome and the food and hospitality were great.Enjoy the rest of the season and we look forward to seeing you again in March!”

Richard January 2019

Great hosts, beautiful food

“Dear Amy and George, we have had a fabulous holiday with you guys looking after us. You have been such great hosts, made beautiful food and made us feel very welcome. Many thanks to you both from us all and especially from the children who loved you!! I can recommend a visit to the medical centre. They are hilarious.”

Tim, Sara, Edward & Henry + Simon, Victoria, Henry & Hatty March 2019

Great location and close to the ski lift

“"One of the best chalets and chalet hosts we have ever experienced. Food and wine was top notch and the service impeccable. We will definitely be using SnowChateaux again." ”

Mr Harris Chalet Chardon, Jan 2017

Great location for the lifts

“"Chalet Arnica has a lovely homely feel and is well located for the lift up the mountain. In all a great trip and big thanks to our host Jackie." ”

Mr & Mrs Dodgson Chalet Arnica

Great with the kids

“Dear Jake, Bart and James, thanks so much for a lovely week in a very spacious chalet. The food was really good - far too copious! Thanks for being so kind with the kids.”

The Amolts March 2019

Highly recommended!

“"Fabulous chalet, very spacious. Host and Chef fabulous and very welcoming. Food was to die for, especially the cakes!" ”

Mr Ball 2018

Hors d’oeuvre’s and bubbly on arrival

“We have just returned from a week in Meribel staying at Mezon Des Aloes. The staff were amazing and nothing was too much trouble. From the moment we were picked up from Geneva everything was taken care of. After arriving at the chalet we were offered hors d'oeuvre's with a glass of bubbly. The ski technicians arrived at the chalet and fitted us all with boots and skis. Every day we were taken to the bubble lift promptly at a time we chose. Rob even loaded the van with our skis. Pick up was just as efficient. The food was amazing prepared by George and Holly and nothing was too much trouble. They were very attentive throughout the evening meal. To top it all the weather and snow was amazing and we had a fantastic week. We will definitely be using snow chateaux for our next ski holiday.”

Adam Speight-Hulme February 2019

Hot tub was just lovely and used every day

“"A lovely chalet in a great position, Rosie and Alex did a brilliant job." ”

Mr & Mrs Wright Chalet Ancolies, 28 Jan 2017

Impressive

“Fantastic service in a world Class resort. All very impressive and easy to enjoy. ”

J.Higgs and Family

Incredible chalet, fantastic cooking

“Fantastic week hosted by Jake and Bart at The Retreat! The chalet was incredible, and the short ride to the gondola was ideal! Bart’s cooking was fantastic, and made it so easy to cater for all the kids in our group Jake pulled through with the kinder buenos every day, and always kept an eye out for an empty glass to top up! Would recommend The Retreat to anybody!”

Sam Sanders January 2019

just had a fantastic weeks skiing in tignes val d’isere with amazing snow and weather.

“"Just had a fantastic weeks skiing in Tignes with amazing snow and weather. However, the chalet was the icing on the cake. Our chalet hosts Mitch and Mark really made our week special. The food was fantastic and they were very knowledgeable about the wines we drank and the cheeses. Nothing was too much trouble and they made all our party (24 of us ranging from 18 months to 70) very welcome."”

Mr Fairbrother Chalet Alpinium 1

Laughter, skiing and fun

“What a fabulous week of laughter, skiing and fun. Thank you to our wonderful chalet hosts and to all the brilliant new friends we have met, for making this such a great holiday”

Liz & Jo

Legendary hosts

“Jake and Bart, Legendary hosts. Thanks for making our stay so special. All the delegates had a great time as did Ash and myself. Enjoy the rest of the season and keep in touch.”

Richard and Ash March 2019

Looked after all week

“Dear Jake and Bart, thankyou for looking after us all this week and making us porridge each morning!. Best wishes for the rest of your season,”

The Andersons February 2019

Looked after brilliantly

“Just come back from a wonderful week in La Rosière with our friends. We were looked after brilliantly by George and Amy and loved Chalet Caspar for its location and facilities. Thanks to the SnowChateaux team!”

Anthony Snape January 2019

Looked forward to our daily cakes

“Jake and Bart, thanks for a fantastic week in such an amazing chalet. The food and wine have been just perfect. Looked forward to our daily cakes. Enjoy the rest of your season, best wishes”

Jayne, Andy, Megan & Alex Feb 2019

Loved the resort

“We loved the resort and our first experience of a catered chalet was fantastic. The food was lovely -especially after a great day skiing. We would highly recommend Snow Chateau. ”

Mrs Atkinson Chalet Parellou, March 2016

Lovely chalet, fabulous hosts, great company

“Lovely chalet, fabulous hosts, couldn't have done more for us and great company. On top of that, the skiing and weather were fantastic. Very many thanks for a fantastic holiday.”

George Crawford February 2019

Lovely chalet, great location

“"SnowChateaux staff above and beyond with their commitment to ensure every guest in our chalet had the most wonderful holiday." ”

Mr Hughes Chalet Castor, 28 Jan 2017

Lovely food, excellent cakes

“Many thanks for a great week. Lovely food, excellent cakes and plenty of wine and beer. You even gave us sun for 6 days in a row (maybe 5). Keep up the good work and good luck in your future ventures.”

Pete, Nina and Daisy February 2019

Lovely homely feel

“"Chalet Arnica has a lovely homely feel and is well located for the lift up the mountain. In all a great trip and big thanks to our host Jackie." ”

Mrs Dodgson Chalet Mont Arnica, 24 Dec 2016

Made our holiday an epic one

“I appreciate the hard work and efforts into making my holiday an epic one and going over and above and socialising with our rowdy group. Wish you all the best in the future and thanks for your help when I felt unwell.”

Bobby Singh June 2018

Most popular

“Chalet Dominique will be one of our most popular options in 2018.”

-Mike

Nothing too much trouble

“We stayed at Snoweden 4 in Montchavin Connie, Riona and Jack have been amazing great food, nothing too much trouble and an amazing view from the lounge dinner I really can’t fault them at all Thanks for making us soo welcome ”

Chris and Lyn February 2019

Nothing too much trouble

“We have just returned from a great week at The Retreat in Morzine. Big thanks to Jake and Bart for looking after us, food was fantastic, the team ensured we had a great week and nothing was too much trouble.”

Andy Cowling February 2019

Nothing too much trouble

“Had a fab week hosted by George and Amy, food was lovely and nothing was too much trouble. As a celebrity chef, really was impressed by the culinary level - almost expert”

Gordon and Tana March 2019

Nothing was too much trouble

“"I would like to thank everybody involved in making our week in the chalet so enjoyable, from the moment we landed in Grenoble we were looked after and made to feel like nothing was any trouble. This chalet is a ski in ski out as advertised but due to the lack of snow around the chalet we were picked up and dropped off at the ski lift every morning and collected in the late afternoon, all in all a fabulous week and well organised. Thanks SnowChateaux and the amazing team." ”

Mr Myles Chalet Ancolies, 28 Jan 2017

One of the best skiing holidays we have ever had

“"One of the best skiing holidays we’ve ever had. The chalet was right on the slopes. The social space in the chalet was perfect for us, plenty of comfortable space for us all to chill out at the end of the day. Amazing meals with plenty of wine and beer. Friendly and helpful staff. Great for families and groups. ”

Mrs Stone Chalet Renard

Our Chalet Hosts were fantastic

“Really friendly and helpful and they looked after us very well masses of hot water, never any concern over getting a deep hot bath”

Mr Patteson Chalet Aurelia

Our first holiday with SnowChateaux and we could not of hoped for better.

“"The food and hosting at our chalet was absolutely first class. We were well looked after as soon as we as arrived until the moment we left. We will definitely book again with SnowChateaux."”

Mr Thompson Chalet Mont d'Or

Perfect, from start to finish

“We loved everything about our week in Chalet Perle des Neiges. Dave drove us from Geneva to the door of the chalet, with time for a comfort stop in a lovely boulangerie half way. Blair & Mairi were fantastic hosts. Very attentive; nothing was too much trouble; great chefs; fun and understated and mindful not to intrude. Breakfasts were fab - we hit the slopes full of fruit, cereal, yoghurts, porridge, a hot option, croissants and bread. Dinner was flavoursome, beautifully presented and good portion size. Blair and Mairi looked after 3 pescatarians very well with lovely fish/vegetarian options. The chalet is modern whilst built in a traditional style. It is 30 metres from the lift and very peaceful. This is our 20th ski holiday but our first with Snow Chateaux - we will definitely book with you again!”

Zoe March 2019

Popular chalet choice

“As with The Farmhouse, we are sure that chalet Roundstone will be a popular chalet choice for our returning and new guests.”

Popular chalet choice

“We are sure that chalet Leon will be a popular chalet choice for our returning and new guests.”

Popular chalet choice

“As with The Farmhouse, we are sure that the Perle des Neige will be a popular chalet choice for our returning and new guests.”

Really enjoyed our stay

“Thank you for a great week guys, fab food, very welcoming and you couldn't have done more to make us feel comfortable or accommodate our every request. Really enjoyed our stay, would recommend Snow Chateaux to all our friends and look forward to coming back to les Gets n the future.”

Joe, Hayley and Peter February 2019

Really impressed with all aspects of Snowchateaux.

“Fantastic staff, great chalet. Could have done with a bit more snow, but we still had a wonderful week. ”

Dr O'Hara Chalet Mont Blanc

Really impressed with SnowChateaux

“"Really impressed with all aspects of Snowchateaux. Fantastic staff, great chalet. Could have done with a bit more snow, but we still had a wonderful week." ”

Mr O'Hara Chalet Parellou, 24 Dec 2016

Relaxing, stress free ski holiday

“We have had such a wonderful ski holiday. This has been the most relaxing, stress free ski holiday ever. Thank you for looking after us so well. The food has been amazing. We hope you guys enjoy the rest of your ski season. Best wishes”

Dunc, Becca, Bella & Reuben February 2019

Second time with Snowchateaux

“This is our second time with Snowchateaux and Georgie and Ffion haven't disappointed. The food provided has been well thought through and they have managed to adapt toour individual needs with ease. Both ladies have been extremely attentive and welcoming and we couldn't recommend them more. We will definitely be visiting again in the future”

Abbas + Naz January 2019

Second to none

“Thankyou all so much we had a great time in La Rosiere & in Chalet Caspar. The food/service/resort/skiing was second to none! We had a great holiday”

The Bakers March 2019

Simply superb

“The Penthouse was simply superb. Can we book for next year please? ”

– Michael & Mary

Simply the best

“"What an incredible trip! Tim and Megan have absolutely made it for us, they have been the most perfect, accommodating hosts! Tim is a chef and has made gourmet food every day, and Megan's cakes are to die for! They have consistently gone above and beyond in their duties and made this the perfect holiday for us. A million thanks to them both!" ”

Mrs Timbrell Chalet Mont d'Or, 28 Jan 2017

Skills, tips and fun too!

“Marilyn and I had a fantastic week at the Ultimate Chalet Cookery Course. Ilse, Clive and Pete did a great job in teaching us the skills and tips required to successfully run a chalet this coming winter as well as passing on loads of useful tips. And it was a lot of fun too in the most perfect location. If you're planning on doing a ski season or just curious about what might be involved we cant recommend this course highly enough. Thanks guys.”

Ian Fisher

Such a great stay

“You are all very great + have made this such a great stay! ”

Anil June 2018

Superb holiday!

“We have had a superb holiday and loved every minute. Thank you team Chateaux – same week next year please! ”

– Lorna, Gerry and family.

Terrific time

“Terrific time, thanks”

Linda, Julian, Hugo x February 2019

The best chalet I have ever experienced.

“"A skier of many years with a vast experience of hotels and apartments, I can honestly say that Chalet Alpinium 1 is the best Chalet I have ever experienced in my 44 years of skiing." ”

Mr Romanski Chalet Alpinium 1

The best holiday ever!!

“We have had the best holiday ever!! Thanks to Keanu for looking after us! Cooking us fab meals! Loved the hot tub and sauna. We would love to come back! We felt very much at home”

Carl, Richard, Emma, Jake, Cyndie, Alfie & Megan March 2019

The best week

“I have just returned from a week staying in the farmhouse. I can honestly say it was an AMAZING week. The food is unbelievable, Clive and Elsa are the perfect hosts and the Chalet is incredible. The jacuzzi has perfect views of the mountains, the chalet decor is utterly fabulous. There were 16 of us and we honestly had the best week and couldn’t thank our hosts enough. We had our skis delivered to us on arrival. Heated boot warmers, cake on return off the slopes followed by a quick pre dinner dip in the Jacuzzi and steam. Unlimited alcohol, a couple of fabulous bubble receptions. Clive made us chocolates one evening which were delicious and Elsa is an incredible cook/baker. The ski lift is also right by the chalet. You aren’t right in the hustle and bustle of les arcs, but for a large group it worked perfect and taxis are easy enough to get hold of. Small groups it’s also fine as you need not go anywhere when everything is back in the comfort of the Chalet. We would 100% return and fully plan to next year. Thanks guys, we had the best time. ”

Megan February 2019

The chalet and facilities were excellent

“"This was a fabulous holiday. The chalet was lovely, always warm and clean and the view from the hot tub was stunning! All the chalet hosts were so welcoming and the food was great. We would highly recommend." ”

Mrs Clark Chalet Castor, 28 Jan 2017

The chalet staff were fantastic.

“"The food was excellent, and chalet staff Marcy and Kath are fantastic"”

Mr Gillard Chalet Valerie

The chalet was lovely, very welcoming, warm and nicely furnished

“"This is our second year with Snow Chateaux, so good we will be back! Michael and Laura were fantastic hosts and made our stay extra special, quality from start to finish from cleanliness to wonderful food. We were all impressed with Tignes as a resort, from novice skiers to experienced skiers." ”

Ms Sinclair Chalet Chartreux, 31 Dec 2016

The Farmhouse Villaroger

“Amazing Chalet. Fantastic views across the valley. Rooms are generously sized. The chefs/hosts are exceptional in both their meal preparation and presentation. Ideal location 50m from lift. I highly recommend this chalet if you wish to be located away from the main resort. There is a great blue run that takes you back to within 20m of the chalet door.”

Ade March 2019

The resort was extremely family friendly

“"Had a fab holiday with great friends. Chalet staff are very friendly and helpful. Beautiful chalet and enjoyed the hot tub and sauna." ”

Mr Edwards Chalet Renard, 28 Jan 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable

“We’ve just finished our stay in #Tignes and thoroughly enjoyed our six days of skiing and 7 days of catered accommodation. Many thanks to Dave and Ed for negotiating our transfer back to Chambéry airport this morning - cool heads in a potentially tricky situation...! Cheers and see you next year,”

The family Smith December 2018

Thoughtful and hospitable in every way

“Huge thanks to Olly for all his hard work looking after us all - he's a fantastic host and chef + tour guide and very thoughtful and hospitable in every way. La Rosiere is a brilliant resort for skiers and non-skiers (love the forest walk) and it was a luxury to have equipment delivered downstairs. Lots of fun and good humour all round. Thank you Olly and all at Snowchateaux”

The Bradleys February 2019

Treated like Royalty

“We stayed at Chalet Chelmer in Feb 2019 (our 2nd year in a row) The trip started off a bit rocky due to limited hot water and heating. However, Snow Chateaux took every action to fix this promptly and compensated us with a dinner out. The highlight of the trip were our hosts: Alex and Liam. This young couple treated us like Royalty with Liam's superb culinary creations and Alex's baking which put any pastry shop to shame. They basically made the difference between a 'good' to 'excellent' stay - I would come back a 3rd time only if these two were our hosts again :-)”

Donald Gong February 2019

Truly Amazing week at The Farmhouse!

“All started with a really easy booking process with Emma at Snowchateaux, provided me with all the info I needed and even during our stay facilitated a late night aprés evening and was able to pick up and drive us back to the chalet. The chalet it’s self is stunning, loads of space in the rooms and communal areas and the added bonus of a hot tub and a very friendly donkey outside definitely added to the experience! Though truly what made this week perfect and why I’d recommend this chalet all day long, was the amazing and lovely clive and Ilse! Both the breakfasts and dinners were superb, with one of the nights having our own chocolate selection made for us! Not to mention my glass of fizz was never empty and there hosting skills were second to none! Extra Info: ski lift right outside, ski hire was taken to our chalet and everything fitted perfect, really nice bar/restaurant right next door, and a long but rewarding run back to the chalet every night! And transfers from and to Geneva were seamless.”

Keana J March 2019

Unforgettable

“Clive and Ilse, thank you so much. You have made our first visit to Les Arcs just unforgettable. Skiing and choccie heaven!” ”

John, Emmanuelle and Family, Dublin.

Very comfortable chalet, excellent food

“Thanks to everyone for a couple of days, Laura, Charlie, James & Dave - very comfortable chalet, excellent food, I felt at home. The hot tub was only the ticket in the afternoons, and luckily we had perfect weather, well organized Mountain sun!”

Pushkin

Very comfortable stay

“Thank you for making my stay very comfortable. All of you guys went above and beyond to make the group skis memorable.”

Vishal December 2018

Very well looked after

“"Excellent chalet hosts, great food and service, made to feel at home." ”

Mrs Barker Chalet Chartreux

Very, very good location

“Our chalet host was superb. Very efficient and conscientious. Was warm and friendly but didn't impose on us. Jacqui was an excellent cook and very diligent! Having stayed in many catered chalets over the years Jacqui is by far the best host we have experienced. ”

Mr & Mrs Pitt Chalet Arnica, 18 Feb 2017

Warm and cosy

“Fabulous chalet, excellent hosts and delicious food! Thank you SnowChateaux for a brilliant ski holiday." ”

Mr & Mrs Hicks Chalet Peisey, 14 Jan 2017

Warm and friendly

“Our chalet host was superb. Very efficient and conscientious. Was warm and friendly but didn't impose on us. Jacqui was an excellent cook and very diligent! Having stayed in many catered chalets over the years Jacqui is by far the best host we have experienced. ”

Mr & Mrs Pitt Chalet Arnica, 18 Feb 2017

We could not have hoped for better

“Our first stay with SnowChateaux and we could not have hoped for better. The food and hosting was absolutely first class. We were looked after from the minute we arrived until the moment we left. We will definitely book again with SnowChateaux. ”

Mr & Mrs Thompson

We will definitely recommend SnowChateaux and book again.

“"SnowChateaux are eager to please their clients with integrity. On arriving we found a warm happy atmosphere with helpful, friendly staff and nothing was too much trouble for the SnowChateaux team. We would definitely recommend them and book again, without hesitation. Their personal acknowledgement of our recent engagement was a thoughtful touch." ”

Ms Burton Chalet Aurelia

Well located hotel with amazing view

“The people who run the hotel are very friendly and helpful. Its located very close to shops and restaurants as well as the ski-lift. The rooms are clean and with all necessary appliances. My room had the most amazing view! Very good breakfast! A great place to stay while skiing!”

Iselin A 16 March 2016

What an amazing experience!

“"Pretty sure we must be in the wrong chalet, this one is far too nice for the likes of us!" ”

Du Preez family Chalet Alpinium 1, 14 Jan 2017

What an amazing week…..!!!!!

“Absolutely fabulous. Beautiful Chalet with the perfect hosts (Blair and Mairi) that accommodated our every need. Nothing was ever too much. They were constantly listening and addressed anything that needed to be done. Mairi found me a Yoga class to attend in Boug St Maurice and said she would join me so she could drive me there. Above and beyond the call of duty. Thanks Mairi. Facilities were great. Hot tub and sauna was very welcome after a day of skiing. Boot room spacious and everything worked and felt organised. Food and Drinks was plentiful and delicious. 3 of us are pescatarian which never felt a problem and was accommodated very well. You never felt you were a second thought or had to make do. Rooms we lovely. Great space for me to practice my Yoga everyday without disturbing my husband. Bathrooms were done to a high standard and cleaned regularly. Living space was modern and very comfortable for us to chill at night. Dining area was very social for both the guests and hosts. Having Netflix, Alexa and good WiFi were handy. Location was quite but ideal for us. Great ski in ski out scenario. Lift was on the doorstep almost. In the 17 years we have been skiing this is by far the best holiday to date for the accommodation and hosts. It will take some beating. Thanks guys for your great hospitality.”

Helen and Andy Roe March 2019

Without doubt this is the best chalet and host combination we have ever experienced

“"The quality of the chalet and the little things like heated boot room, walk in showers, open fire and usb chargers make all the difference. That said, none of that works without chalet hosts who are attentive and bring the whole experience together. The food is excellent, the courses are well balanced, well thought out with great consideration for all dietary requirements and extremely tasty. The cheese board was extremely popular as was the wine information provided every evening. Mich and Mark's hosting skills are in our experience beyond that which we have had before and they are both a pleasure and a credit to the company, thank you both very much."”

Mr Hazlett Chalet Alpinium

Wonderful family run hotel

“Stayed here for 4 nights between Christmas and New Year. Lovely hotel run by a very kind, friendly and welcoming family - when I arrived they were just installing new heated ski boot racks for the ski room, and they came down to help me pick up my luggage with the electric bus. Room was clean, warm and comfy, with a balcony and nice view of the mountains. Located just off the main street, close to shops and ski hire places, about 5-10 mins walk to the ski slopes. The breakfast buffet is really great. Already planning my next trip here - it's a great place to stay.”

Foha 30 December 2016

Wonderful hosting

“Thankyou for your wonderful hosting and the extra-special care from Jake.... the salts and honey and lemon were much appreciated. Was cool chatting with you as well, two absolute gems of guys. Best of luck”

Neel and Lily January 2019

Wonderful tutors, breathtaking location

“I had an absolutely brilliant week! The course is excellent for teaching you all you need to know for a winter season, the tutors (Clive and Ilse) were wonderful and the location is breathtaking. The only downside was I didn't want to leave.”

Jon Fielding