Balmat Cottage is a quaint and cozy, two-bedroom Chamonix house available for weekly holiday rental.
The building is on the edge of town and built from traditional stone and wood in one of the valley’s oldest buildings. Balmat Cottage is part of the original home of Jacques Balmat, the first man to climb Mont Blanc.
Balmat Cottage is close to the highway, so access is easy even in snowy conditions and the ski bus stops 100m from the front door and will take you to every lift in the valley.
Being part of an old restored building, Balmat Cottage is quirky and engaging in its look and design, something both the layout and furnishings only add too. It is far from ‘just another’ alpine ski apartment. Instead you have the feeling you are staying in a genuine piece of alpine history, which in many ways you are.
Built around the building’s central stairwell, the ground-floor is open plan and split into three areas: the kitchen, living and dining room.
The kitchen has a fully-equipped, modern kitchen with a four ring induction hob, a full-size oven, dishwasher, washing machine and plenty of crockery and utensils.
The dining room is reached either through a doorway and the dining table seats six people. The doorway allows you step directly from the kitchen into the dining room and serve dinner without having to walk through the living room.
The living room has a large sofa that converts in to a comfortable bed for two people, an open fire place next to a fire place, and a low level coffee table making it a lovely place to relax in the evening and watch a movie or just the crackling flames. Logs are supplied.
The toilet is tucked away under the stairwell.
Upstairs lie two bedrooms, both of which can be doubles or twins, one of which contains a shower and the other a bath, allowing you to shower or bath in the privacy of your own bedroom.