Fed up with the often dated (carpet on bathroom walls??), identikit wooden chalets that are all most ski resorts seem to offer, we decided we wanted to buy and renovate proper mountain houses in real alpine villages that don’t shut down out of season.
We searched the Tarentaise for an old house with bags of character, close to the ski lifts and in a rural village good for summer and winter holidays. We found our first chalet in 2006 – a tumbled down farmhouse in Landry, in the heart of Paradiski and part of the Peisey Vallandry ski resort, yet just 7km from Bourg Saint Maurice. Then in 2007 we came across and fell in love with Ferme Blanche, a slightly less tumbled down farmhouse in an unspoilt hamlet below Plagne Montalbert on the La Plagne side of Paradiski .
We’ve renovated both buildings with the aim of creating stylish, relaxed and comfortable mountain retreats for our guests. We’ve done our best to preserve their character and re-used the original materials where possible. At the same time we’ve insulated, double-glazed and installed heating and hot water. The result is warm and cosy farmhouses with a simple, rustic feel and lots of designer touches.