Welcome to Savoie Faire Holidays & La Ferme du Chateau.

If you are looking for a holiday experience which encompasses the spirit of good food & wine, good service & good company in very comfortable surroundings within a relaxed and fun atmosphere then look no further, La Ferme du Chateau offers all of this and more.....

Oh and you also need to know that a very loveable and friendly but large dog called Max lives here too!

La Ferme du Chateau is an owner run chalet in the Portes du Soleil, we are located in the centre of La Chapelle d'Abondance, which is 1hr 30 mins from Geneva airport. La Ferme du Chateau offers unprecedentdly spacious accommodation not usually associated with ski chalets and our regular guests really appreciate the comfort & service we offer without charging a fortune!

Savoie Faire Holidays has been offering holidays in this area for over 12 years and I have been here for 17 years, having come out here for 1 season I never quite made it back to corporate land. Back in 2006 a friend and I purchased La Ferme du Chateau and set about the renovation of this lovely old farmhouse and we opened in 2008. Hopefully we have achieved the balance between traditonal and modern, comfort and style and most of all we hope we can offer you a holiday that you will enjoy so much you too will want to come back year after year!


Chatel & the Portes du Soleil offer some of the best winter and summer activities in Europe.

'I really like Chatel... I like it because you can stay in a small town with a relaxed atmosphere, but still have access to enough runs to ski/ride all day & never do the same run twice.... The area also has an excellent snow record due to it's location between Mont Blanc & Lake Geneva, this creates an environment which means the region tends to get significant snowfall from the start of December to the end of April'. Zoe Gillings - professional snow sportswoman

 In the winter the Portes du Soleil boasts 650 km of pisted runs, 204 lifts, 12 linked resorts in 2 countries (France & Switzerland), 89 mountain restaurants & 623 snow canons. It also has a great snow record which can be verified by the Ski Club of Great Britain.

The Abondance valley is stunning and there are no high rise buildings or large tour operators. Chatel and La Chapelle are very friendly & relaxed resorts with great skiing on offer and La Chapelle, in particular, still has a very French feel to it.

In the summer the whole area has become very popular in the UK for mountain bikers but is equally renowned in France for its well signed and varied walking trails including the GR 5. However there is much more to the mountains in the summer than just biking and walking – please see the summer section.

Our philosophy

Holidays are precious and at Savoie Faire the team is focused on offering the best experience possible from the comfort of the chalet, the quality of our food & wine, to the chauffeured drop off and pick up service we offer to and from the slopes and apres ski. We will organize everything so that you can relax and enjoy your time with us.


I love this area and am sure that you will too…





Summer 2016

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Summer breaks for £45 B&B pppn or £65 for half board, stay for 7 nights and only pay for 6. Any length of stay welcome.

Photo Gallery of the farmhouse

Click here: Photos of La Ferme du Chateau

Check out what our other guests think...

'One of the best skiing trips ever...'

'Stunning chalet, warmest of welcomes, thoroughly recommended.....'

'Fabulous chalet and people'

'What a gem!'



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Savoie Faire Holidays Ltd: Telephone +44(0)844 2325724 - Fax +44(0)7092 885736 - Mobile: +33(0)6 81 40 80 26 - Terms & Conditions
Thanks to La Chapelle D'Abondance and Chatel Tourist Offices for supplying some of the photographs on this website.
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