This summer we decided to take our first non-beach family holiday. There was slight trepidation from all quarters of our family, we were giving up the scorching hot temperatures, private pool and sea views! Well fear not family this turned out to be one of the best family trips we have ever taken.
Masion D’Hiver is perched perfectly giving 180 degree views up and down the valley containing the three ski resorts of Porte du Soleil, also from its highest point you get a c100km view across the French Alps with the snow-capped glacier of Mont Blanc framing the horizon. Without doubt the property has the best views of any destination we have stayed in, I became addicted to cooking on the industrial sized BBQ in the garden, looking down the valley.
I for one love the Alps in winter, but there really is something magical about the Alps in summer and Maison D’Hhiver is perfectly placed to take advantage of it all. Whether its crystal clear water lakes to swim in, go ape style tree climbing, road or downhill biking (only if your bike fit, a stage of Le Tour finishes here!) or following the various levels of difficulty walks, it’s all here. There is something for everyone right on the door step of Masion D’Hiver.
Then there is inside! Wow Mrs Miles revelled in the pure luxury of the property, the two junior Miles’ hit the ‘den’ to cosy up and increase their addiction to the massive screen entertainment. Whilst I took in those views from the vast range of vantage points.
Each room makes the occupants feel like they are living somewhere special, there are so many small beautiful finishing touches, this makes you feel you are somewhere homely and not in a ‘rental’. My personal favourite design point is the lighting, when the sun goes down you get the chance to set the numerous lighting configurations to the mood you are looking for. It’s like getting a big hug off the lights!!