La Rochetaz

Les Villards sur Thones, Haute-Savoie

High in the Alps, this generous handsome apartment is instantly welcoming for families wanting a relaxed skiing or mountain hiking holiday


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


You’ll feel high up here. The splendid Alps lie below you, the air glistens with purity and you can see for miles. In its pristine setting, this place is unusual in being a lovely old farmhouse rather than a new chalet like any other. In the eaves above the main house, your big apartment has been completely renovated – and most sympathetically decorated. In the open-plan living room, logs burn in the original wood-clad fireplace, colourful rugs and comfy leather sofas with throws and cushions draw you in, there are DVDs, telly, books and games. Nothing is too precious – just cosy, comfortable and rustic. Light floods in to the good functional kitchen – not state of the art but with everything you need and an island work surface. The warmly welcoming bedrooms, all timber like the rest, lead off this central space, with soft duvets, lace pillowcases and painted furniture. Set off from the house for summer hiking, cross-country skiing or snowshoe walks, or drive just ten minutes to the wonderful slopes of La Clusaz. A day in pretty, water-laced Annecy is a must – and perhaps a boat trip on the lake.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights on weekdays. 5 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season.
Restaurant 1.5km.


Nightly price
from £121
Weekly price
from £850
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available £30 per person per week. Security deposit £200.
1 Apartment for 6
From £1213 bedrooms


La Rochetaz is a magical place. We fell in love with it as soon as we arrived. The view really is breathtaking, and inside is just gorgeous - you just feel at home as soon as you set foot inside. We holidayed there in August - it was 30 degrees every day so we just relaxed by the turquoise and warm Lake Annecy, the children swam in the lake. Annecy is just stunning to wander around and the nearby La Clusaz is great for families in Summer with iceskating, a luge, an outdoor swimming pool, the list goes on. The walks in the area are superb. You will not regret booking La Rochetaz.

Catherine, North yorkshire

The chalet is in a wonderful location and is beautifully done up. It is extremely comfortable and well equipped. There is plenty to do in the area for everyone, whatever your interests. We loved our time there and hope to go back again!

Mark, London

This was our third trip to La Rochetaz and we had another wonderful holiday. The accommodation is beautifully presented and is spacious and clean. We skied at Manigod for La Clusaz which is easily accessible by road although Le Grand Bornard is closer by. Flossy and Neil are wonderful hosts and have always welcomed my large family to the property. We've already booked for next year and cannot wait. Although we have always visited in the winter months, I can imagine it to be a fantastic spot to stay in the summer. Annecy is just a short car ride away

Rebecca, Chichester

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Neil & Flossy Dixon

  • Excellent winter activities .210km skiing in la Clusaz and le Grand Bornand 10 minute drive.. Megeve ski system accessible in 30 mins drive .Many marked snow shoeing (raquette) trails nearby. Ice skating rinks. Geneva 1hr drive.
  • Perfect summer retreat. Lake Annecy for swimming and sailing 20 minute drive. Cleanest lake in Europe. Cycling including Tour de France goes through the village. Climbing via Feratta.
  • Heidi country. Perfect for mountain or lakeside walks. Alpine cows in the meadows with cow bells resonating across the valley.. Meadows filled with wild flowers in May and June.
  • Home of Reblochon cheese for delicious tartiflette for lunch or supper.
  • Old town of Annecy with its canals and lakes nearby. Known as the Venice of France.
  • A perfect place to stay in our beautiful renovated 1838 farmhouse with stunning views across the Aravis mountains. The most beautiful part of the French Alps.