A haven of peace in the heart of the French Alps

Sleeps 12 + 3

Set in its own secluded orchards where the authentic hamlet of Le Villard gives way to thick mountain forest, Chalet Iona’s remarkable sense of space, peace, and comfort makes it a one-of-a-kind summer retreat. It is blessed with breathtaking views across 13 pretty villages and settlements, stretching towards the Vanoise National Park and the magnificent Grand Bec mountain rising 3400 metres to the east, and silence here is broken only by birdsong and the chiming of cow bells.

The property comprises 2 buildings; the main chalet, completely renovated in 2017 to an exceptional standard, sleeps 12 in its two master bedrooms and 4 twin or double guest rooms. Each bedroom has its own unique style, be it art deco or Biedermeier furniture, or reflecting the seasons or the passions of the owner’s family, and each with its own bath or shower room. Next-door and with the same lovely views is the picture-postcard Chalet India, which sleeps 2-3 guests.

The chalet’s spectacular top floor features a stunning, modern open plan kitchen, a dramatic suspended fireplace, and an enormous hand-made oak dining table close to the floor-to-ceiling windows, which afford panoramic views and create a sense of harmony with the outdoor space beyond. Stairs lead down to an elegant sitting room with a cinema area, reading corners with board games, and doors opening up onto the terrace.

It’s unlikely you’ll be able to tear yourself from the chalet’s idyllic gardens, however, where deer graze in nearby meadows as you soak in the private hot tub, and three barbecue areas and sun decks provide space for unhurried breakfasts in the morning sun. Children will love the swings and treehouse, where they can play surrounded by apple, pear, plum and cherry trees and old carts from the last century.

  • Impossibly quaint location, surrounded by fruit trees, crumbling outbuildings and the ancient village bread oven
  • Arguably the best views in the Méribel Valley from the enormous dining room
  • Multiple barbecue areas, sun decks, and an outdoor hot tub


Bedroom 1 (22m²)

Emperor sized bedroom with en suite bathroom with separate shower.

Bedroom 2 (26m²)

Emperor sized bedroom with en suite shower room and direct access to jacuzzi terrace.

Bedroom 3 (12m²)

Twin or super-king bedded room with en suite bathroom with shower over.

Bedroom 4 (12m²)

King sized bedroom with en suite shower room.

Bedroom 5 (16m²)

Twin or super-king bedded room with private bathroom with shower over. Balcony (shared).

Bedroom 6 (16m²)

Twin or super-king bedded room with en suite shower room. Balcony (shared).

Infant cots

Four of the bedrooms are suitable for cots

Sitting room

With cinema area and reading corners


Fully equipped with a 6ft professional range, 2 ovens, 6 hobs and 3 fridges, as well as fondue and half-moon raclette sets, Smeg mixers, kettle and toaster.

Outdoor hot tub
Extensive terrace and gardens with wonderful views
Boot room
Car parking


Chalet India (80m²)

Mezzanine bedroom

Bedroom area with king sized bed plus single bed, open to bath and washbasin. Separate loo.

Open plan living room

With double sofa bed, armchairs, fireplace, dining and kitchen areas plus separate shower room with loo.

Purple Summer Chef


Chalet Iona is available with a choice of service level – flexible or self catered. Whatever you choose, you’ll have access to an exceptional concierge service, delicious breakfasts, daily housekeeping and one staff member to every two guests.


Flexible service

  • Comprehensive pre-arrival concierge service to help you plan your perfect holiday
  • Exclusive use of the villa and its facilities for your chosen dates
  • Dedicated service in resort from the professional villa manager
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Freshly prepared breakfast every day of your stay, including cereals, fruit salad, yoghurts, cold meats and cheeses, fresh bread and local pastries, and freshly squeezed orange juice
  • One meal per day provided by your private chef (either lunch or dinner, according to your preference for each day), on 6 days out of 7
Purple Summer champagne
  • Early children’s supper, where dinner is being provided
  • Pre-dinner canapés, where dinner is provided
  • Carefully selected wine list
  • Unlimited Veuve Clicquot or Taittinger champagne
  • Complimentary bar of beer, wines, prosecco, spirits, soft drinks and bottled water
  • Gourmet tea and coffee selection
  • Fresh fruit and flowers
  • High quality linen, towels, dressing gowns and beach towels. Mid-week towel change
  • L’Occitane toiletries
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi internet access
  • Pre-arrival menu consultation. All our chefs are professionals with a wealth of fine dining experience so will tailor their menus to suit your specific preferences and, of course, any special dietary needs.


Self catered

  • This service includes daily cleaning and breakfast, but no other meals or drinks are included. Other features such as Wi-Fi, L’Occitaine toiletries or fresh flowers are still included.

Purple Summer concierge

We understand that organising a luxury holiday isn’t just about finding the perfect villa or chalet. It’s about the professional dedicated staff, the magnificent food and wine, and all the thoughtful extra touches which make your holiday truly memorable.

Our small and select portfolio is exclusive to us, and located in only a handful of destinations we know inside-out and are immensely passionate about. The Purple Summer team will be with you every step of the way, from the moment you book your holiday and start to organise the finer details, to your arrival at the villa or chalet where you’ll receive dedicated support from our in-resort team should you need anything arranging during your stay.

We will take care of everything, from the essentials such as private airport transfers, professional childcare, chauffeured minibus service and restaurant reservations – to the unique experiences which make your holiday extra special. Are you celebrating a birthday or anniversary during your stay? We’ll gladly organise live music or a cocktail evening in the privacy of your villa or chalet, or a face-painting party for your children. Or why not make your holiday one to remember with a vineyard tour, paragliding over the Alps, a guided hiking or e-bike tour in the mountains? Whatever you’d like to do, we are ideally placed to recommend the best local operators and make any reservations on your behalf, so all that’s left for you to do is relax and enjoy the holiday of a lifetime.

Pricing and availability

Sleeps 12+3 in Le Villard, Meribel

Sleeps 12
Arrival Days Price Beds Availability
ArrivalSat 13th Jul 2024 Days7 Price€22,795 Beds12 AvailabilityAvailable
ArrivalSat 20th Jul 2024 Days7 Price€22,795 Beds12 AvailabilityAvailable
ArrivalSat 27th Jul 2024 Days7 Price€22,795 Beds12 AvailabilityAvailable
ArrivalSat 3rd Aug 2024 Days7 Price€22,795 Beds12 AvailabilityAvailable
ArrivalSat 10th Aug 2024 Days7 Price€22,795 Beds12 AvailabilityAvailable
ArrivalSat 17th Aug 2024 Days7 Price€22,795 Beds12 AvailabilityAvailable
ArrivalSat 24th Aug 2024 Days7 Price€20,995 Beds12 AvailabilityAvailable
ArrivalSat 31st Aug 2024 Days7 Price€20,995 Beds12 AvailabilityAvailable
ArrivalSat 7th Sep 2024 Days7 Price€20,995 Beds12 AvailabilityAvailable
Last updated: Mon 15th Apr 2024 06:21 GMT


The chalet is a 5 minute drive from Les Allues village, approximately an hour away from the beautiful town of Annecy and the historic town of Chambery. Lyon and Geneva airports are just over 2 hours away by car.

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