Don’t be fooled by the perfectly typical exterior of this 1900s Alpine villa set back from the busy road and looking innocent behind wooden shutters and box hedges. Step inside to four floors of precisely designed rooms with unusual ornaments, feathery lampshades, bright modern colours – silver, black, lime green, bright pink. A large sitting room in cool greys and creams has plenty of comfy seating, a warming log fire, stained roses by a local artist on the floor, silvery reindeer on the walls; the sun room is off here with long views facing east. Upstairs is the dining room where you eat under the steely eye of a cow’s head sculpture, or out on the terrace in summer months. Bedrooms differ in style, but all have stunning beds, fine Italian linen and towels, robes, slippers, TVs and bathroom treats. Staff are laid-back and friendly, breakfast is flexible and includes Welsh rarebit or sausage and bacon hash, coffee and tea are available all day and there’s an honesty bar. A spoiling place from which to ski (car to main lift included of course), or enjoy summer.