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If you have a love for the outdoors, fresh air, breathtaking views, long walks, skiing, resting, and amazing food in France, this is the perfect French getaway to share with your loved one. Nestled amongst the mountain tops and quaint French farming villages in the valley of Naves, Chalet Savoie Faire is a truly romantic place to spend your honeymoon. It doesn't matter what time of year you come to stay because it’s always stunning and beautiful.
Chalet Savoie Faire is romantic, a beautifully 350 square meters restored farmhouse with oak floorboards, country charm, and stunning antiques dotted around the property, making this place a cozy getaway for you and your loved one.
During the holiday, the property is for your sole use. You will be staying at a luxury master bedroom with full king size bed, cozy mattress toppers, and fluffy quilts in gorgeous linen with robes and matching slippers. There is a large separate bathroom with stone bathtub for two and a wet room, L'Occitan toiletries, large fluffy towels, music, and views to mesmerize you under the spell of naturally scented candles.
At the downstairs, there is a large cozy lounge area, open fireplace, fur throws (for winter and autumn), television, music center, Wi-Fi, movies, and deep rugs upon solid oak floors. In summer, you can dine, relax, and read in the private outdoor rose courtyard.
During this honeymoon getaway, you and your loved one will get the chance to get a personalized culinary experience and enjoy the cooking course in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Chalet Savoie Faire will enable you to understand your ingredients, the importance of the combinations of color and texture to producing an amazing array of dishes you can go away and cook for each other.
The kitchen at the chalet is beautifully appointed with plenty of room. It’s attached to a large dining room where you share the meals you have produced. The cooking course is suited to people of all cooking abilities.
Nikki was born in Melbourne, Australia and has always had a passion for food, wine, and rustic architecture. After her stint at Hotel & Catering College, she left for Europe in search of a new dream. Nikki has run training and cooking courses the last 15 years and promotes a relaxed atmosphere where she will build your confidence and knowledge through learning fundamental culinary techniques. She likes to achieve the right balance between hard work in the kitchen and enjoyment with food creativity. She prides herself in delivering a high-quality service to all her guests.
This honeymoon cooking holiday will take place at Chalet Savoie Faure, the brainchild of Nikki Shields Quinn and her husband, Hugh. With more than 20-year experience of chalet cooking and managing a chalet program for a well-respected chalet tour operator, Nikki and Hugh have transformed an abandoned barn in the beautiful village of Fontaines Naves, into a stunning luxury mountain lodge and cookery school.
Heavily involved in village life and the local community, Nikki and Hugh will welcome you into their home and introduce you to life in the Tarantaise. Fontaines Naves is a picturesque mountain hamlet situated 15 minutes from the nearby town of Moutiers and is only 30 minutes from the ski resorts of Valmorel and Meribel and Courchevel. Stunning lakeside town, Annecy, is a 50 minute drive away.
Restoring Chalet Savoie Faire has been a labor of love for Nikki and Hugh, though not without its challenges. Little more than walls and a rickety roof, Hugh has slowly transformed the building, using much of the original wood and stonework and has incorporated many traditional Savoyarde designs.
During the holiday, you will be served daily breakfast in the stunningly romantic vaulted dining hall (over the summer, on the outdoor terrace). You will also have four candle-lit dinners accompanied with soft music. Two picnic lunches served in a large wicker basket full of local goodies are also included in your holiday package. This will be dropped off in special spots and you need to follow the heart trail to find it.
Nikki and Hugh, the owners, have a cookery school above the property and you will have a cooking class with Nikki during your stay. The ingredients used for meals and in the cooking class are as fresh and organic as possible. The large kitchen is beautiful with the view of the Val Thorens glacier.
Included in your honeymoon package is a massage treatment for two at the property.
Please book your flight to arrive either at Geneva Airport (GVA) or at Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS). Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request.
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