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Six of the best hidden summer chalets from OVO Network

Exclusive Chalet Rental Specialist, OVO Network, boasts over 150 high-end chalets across the French and Swiss Alps – including the Aravis, Espace Diamant, Evasion Mont Blanc, Grand Massif, Chamonix Mont Blanc and for the first time this summer, in the Valais, Switzerland.

OVO Network has selected six of these chalets, for their stunning, off the beaten track alpine locations -perfect for a summer get-away.

Louis Andrews, Director of OVO Network, said: “The Alps are no longer just for winter holidays. Almost every alpine village offers an incredible range of summer activities, from hiking and cycling to wild swimming and paddle boarding.

“Between 2018 and 2022 our summer business has grown by 49%, as holidaymakers look to escape the city and busy beach resorts and try somewhere a little different. Here they get a mountain escape where they can completely ‘switch off’, be close to nature and try sports and activities that offer special memories such as paragliding, canyoning or following in the tracks of the Tour de France.

“All of our chalets offer plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy precious family time. Our owners pride themselves on the facilities they provide for their guests – everything from hot tubs and cinema rooms to swimming pools are on offer. And for those guests that have to work during their holiday, many of our properties offer dedicated work spaces.”

HIGH ALPINE CHIC AT CHALET VICTORINA

Guests at Chalet Victorina, set in secluded woodland, can enjoy sleek and ultra-modern living with upscale alpine style, against a palate of slate greys. Six bedrooms, sleeping 12, arranged over two floors offer surrounding views of the Aravis mountains, allowing unlimited adventure as you step outside the front door. 5km from the village of Le Giettaz, this is a luxury chalet that offers great value for money in a beautiful, secluded location.

OVO Network offers 7 nights self-catering rental from 1990 euros at Chalet Victorina from 24th June [sleeps 12].

https://www.ovonetwork.com/en/chalets/france/la-giettaz/chalet-victorina

POOL, HOT TUB & FAST WIFI AT CHALET BEAU CAILLOU

At the top of a hill, between Saint Gervais and Les Contamines, chalet facilities do not get much better than at the vast Beau Caillou, where a hot tub, sauna and summer pool await. Up to 14 guests [11 adults] are accommodated across five sumptuous bedrooms and bathrooms. Soak up the warm summer rays while enjoying breakfast on the sun terrace, before discovering the Baroque footpath – a 20km trail from Combloux to Les Contamines-Montjoie, passing some of the finest Baroque buildings in the Alps.  Superfast Wi-Fi access at this chalet provides a great base to work and relax and there are also Cool for Kids facilities including table tennis and children’s games, as well as a cinema room and pétanque court.

OVO Network offer 7 nights self-catering rental at Chalet Beau Caillou from 5990 euros from 17th June.

https://www.ovonetwork.com/en/chalets/france/saint-gervais/chalet-beau-caillou

ALPINE PARADISE AT CHALET SISAR

High up on the Beauregard Plateau, 10km above La Clusaz and just 35 minutes from Annecy, Chalet Sisar is a short hop from unlimited watersports on the cleanest lake in Europe. Swim, boat, paddleboard on the turquoise waters of Lake Annecy, or relax at the chalet with its south facing terrace and fabulous views of the Aravis peaks. Guests are accommodated over five gorgeous bedrooms and four bathrooms and its incredible location perched on the side of the mountain, means guests can really get away from it all. A perfect base for the La Clusaz Summer Yoga Festival, 6-9th July 2023.

OVO Network offer 7 nights self-catering rental at Chalet Sisar from 2590 euros from 1st July. [Sleeps12]

https://www.ovonetwork.com/en/chalets/france/la-clusaz/chalet-sisar

SWISS SECLUSION AT CHALET CINQ MOUTONS: IDEAL FOR MULTI-GEN GROUPS

Just 30 minutes from Verbier, Chalet Cinq Moutons is set in a terraced garden with its own organic edible summer kitchen – guests are free to pick, consume or cook all produce. A glacial river weaves its way along the foot of the garden, past unique sculptures and through alpine forest.  Spend a day exploring part of the 170km famous Mont Blanc Trail and return to the seven-bedroom Chalet Cinq Moutons, which is ideal for mixed generation groups with plenty of space for all as well as facilities including a gym, sauna and sunken indoor hot tub. Enjoy close by events such as the Montreux Jazz Festival from 30th June – 15th July and the Verbier classical music festival from 14th  – 30th July.

OVO Network offer 7 nights self-catering rental at Chalet Cinq Moutons from 5,990 euros from 22nd July [Sleeps 16]

https://www.ovonetwork.com/en/chalets/switzerland/val-ferret/chalet-cinq-moutons

LAKESIDE VIEWS AT CHALET LOMATIKA

Chalet Lomatika sits just above Lake Annecy, with 360-degree views of the crystal turquoise waters. Expansive gardens, a Nordic bath and a vast dining terrace are just some of the delights on offer here, where Scandi vibes meet French flair. Sleeping eight guests over four bedrooms, guests can experience lakeside life at Chalet Lomatika, a 2km stroll from the nearest beach and jetty, while being in a secluded, not-overlooked location. Cyclists can bike the ‘Voie Verte’, green path, which passes in front of the chalet and runs along the length of the lake to the old town of Annecy.

OVO Network offer 7 nights self-catering rental at Chalet Lomatika from 3231 euros from 24th June.

https://www.ovonetwork.com/en/villas/france/lake-annecy/chalet-lomatika

CHALET HAPPYVIEW: BEST FOR LARGE GROUPS, SLEEPS 23

Large, stunning Chalet Happyview, located above the picture postcard village of Le Grand Bornand, leaves no expense spared with a sunken pool, luxurious home cinema, gym and sauna. Sleeping up to 23 guests, over eight bedrooms, this chalet is perfect for several families looking for a summer alps escape. Le Grand Bornand has all the outdoor activities you would expect; a climbing school, via ferrata routes, mountain biking, canyoning and paragliding, as well as a fantastic outdoor swimming pool complex, tennis courts and lovely river for picnics. The village is also host to the international children’s festival “Au Bonheur des Mômes “ from 20th to 25th August – a week of magic shows, circus acts, theatre, games and workshops with a firework finale.

OVO Network offer 7 nights self-catering rental at Chalet Happyview from 8,690 euros from 8th July.

https://www.ovonetwork.com/en/chalets/france/le-grand-bornand/chalet-happyview

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