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Chalet Skean-Dhu - Samoens

Superbly located 5 bedroom Savoyard farmhouse with hot tub, fireplace & magnificent views, just metres from the lift and piste.  (Français)

At a glance





Ski lift / piste opposite. Hot tub.

Log fire. Luxury farmhouse conversion.

Wi-Fi. TV room.

Terrace. Private parking.

Chalet Skean Dhu Samoens The very spacious ensuite family room with luxurious king size bed and 2 twin beds.

The superbly located Skean-Dhu, a stunning 5 bedroom farmhouse built in traditional Savoyard style is the closest chalet to a ski lift and piste you can find in Samoens!  Featuring a luxurious hot tub, 4 bathrooms plus additional WC, fireplace, secure ski locker with boot warmer, private off-road parking, pleasant outdoor space, and magnificent views, sits just metres from the pistes and brand new 10 seat telecabine of Vercland. A winter holidaymaker’s dream, you’ll be on your way to accessing the vast Grand Massif ski domain in less than one minute from stepping out your front door!

The lovingly restored Skean-Dhu has been in the owners’ family for four generations. Its impressive design combines years of family history with modern luxury and style, providing a glorious accommodation for up to 12 guests. With an impressive living space of approximately 259m2 and built across 3-levels, Skean-Dhu features underfloor heating on the lower level, Wi-Fi throughout, a magnificent country kitchen with American-style fridge/freezer, double full-size ovens, induction hob, dishwasher, huge ‘island’ worktop, and divine furnishings and décor throughout.

Skean-Dhu is perfectly located for a holiday to the Alps at any time of year. It provides direct access to nearby walking and mountain bike trails, a fantastic family restaurant and bar are located less than 2-minutes’ walk from the chalet, and the village centres of Samoëns and Morillon are a mere 5-minute drive. Or in the winter take the free and regular ski-bus, which leaves just 50m away.

Please note that the Vercland ski lift is subject to a closure date one week prior to the Samoens ski lifts, with a replacement ski bus service in place to the Samoens telecabine.

This property is privately owned, and it is our pleasure to include it in the Alps Accommodation portfolio. It has a Friday changeover day, however in low season and for last minute bookings, flexible arrival day and length of stay may be available. Please contact us for more information.



Enter Skean-Dhu via the carved, wooden front door and pass under centuries old stonework into a warm and welcoming foyer. Hang your coat on any one of the many intricately patterned hooks, the attention to design detail, stunning old-wood surrounds and gorgeous stonework a hint of the grandeur within. To your right is the first of 5 well-appointed bedrooms, with its private bathroom - one of four – located to your left. Step through into the main sitting room, a sensational space with double height ceilings, and two large windows looking out over the valley. Three beautiful navy sofas sit before a gorgeous stone fireplace and surround a magnificent glass-topped coffee table. Made from a recycled Luge a Foin (hay sledge), a similar item once belonging to the owners’ grandfather was inspiration for this piece, a central feature of the room. Unique and quality furniture, exquisite soft furnishings and beautiful décor provide a luxurious feel, coupled with all the mod-cons, such as underfloor heating on the lower level, large flat-screen TV, additional TV and entertainment area, and Wi-Fi Internet throughout.

Another highlight, also located on the ground floor, is the beautiful open-plan kitchen and dining room. Burnt wood beams, exposed stonework, an ornamental fireplace, and large solid wood dining table provide a real farm-stay feel, yet the space is refreshingly modern and bright. Expertly fitted, the kitchen features an American-style fridge/freezer, double full-size ovens, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, huge ‘island’ worktop and additional antique workbench. You also have all the cooking and serving utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware you could ever need, including a deluxe Nespresso coffee machine. The kitchen opens out onto the chalet’s sunny terrace, a pleasant space to dine al fresco or simply sit and watch the skiers glide down the slopes opposite. An outdoor dining table and chairs, plus BBQ are provided for your use.

Climb the wide wooden staircase to the chalet’s second floor where floor to ceiling glass windows afford spectacular views over Samoens and its many peaks. A stylishly modern chaise longue takes centre stage on this landing, the perfect place to take in the breath-taking views or relax with a book. English and French titles are provided for your reading leisure and there is also a desk and chair should you need to bring any work from home. The hallway behind you leads to the second and third bedrooms, a shared bathroom and separate WC. This level also features the entertainment room, where you can lounge in the large corner couch before a TV equipped with PlayStation 3 for your film and gaming pleasure. PS3 games, DVDs, additional books, and board games are provided for your entertainment. Continue upstairs to the third floor, and you will find the chalet’s two remaining bedrooms, each featuring an ensuite bathroom. This magnificent space, with its high, sloped ceilings and third lounge area, is the perfect place to escape to when you simply need to relax.

Skean-Dhu also benefits from a private ski locker and laundry room, located at the chalet’s entrance, and there is ample off-road parking in front of the chalet.



Bedroom 1

Sleeps 2, private bathroom opposite (shower, WC), 1 x king bed (160cm wide).

Bedroom 2

Sleeps 2, shared bathroom (separate bath & shower, WC), 2 x single beds (80cm wide) or 1 x king (160cm wide).

Bedroom 3

Sleeps 2, shared bathroom (separate bath & shower, WC), 1 x king bed (160cm wide).

Bedroom 4

Sleeps 2, ensuite (shower, WC), 1 x king bed (160cm wide).

Bedroom 5

Sleeps 4, ensuite (shower, WC), 1 x king bed (160cm wide) & 2 x single beds (80cm wide).

Skean-Dhu boasts 5 glorious bedrooms, each individually styled to provide a unique charm. Subtle colour schemes, exquisite soft furnishings, and the highest quality beds and linens ensure comfort, while ample storage, bedside tables and reading lamps in every room are a practical touch. All bedrooms are centrally heated for your comfort and the modern bathrooms are sleek in their design yet maintain a classic alpine charm.

Bedroom 1 on the entrance level, is a spacious king room with beautiful double bay windows. Its private bathroom, featuring a classic Savoyard arched doorway, shower with luxury ‘rain-shower’ head, and custom-made wooden vanity unit with porcelain basin and sleek chrome fittings, is located across the hall.

Bedroom 2 on the chalet’s second-floor is a lovely twin room, which can be arranged as a super-king on prior request. This lovely room affords views of the pistes just across the road and benefits from a built-in corner wardrobe and its own private balcony. Bedroom 3 sits adjacent in the hall and is a thoughtfully designed king room. It features built-in wardrobe and modern slim-line desk, and has its own private balcony, with views across chalet rooftops to the mighty Criou mountain. Bedrooms 2 & 3 share a bathroom. Located just along the hall, it features gorgeous standalone tub (175cm x 75cm), large shower (90cm x 75cm) fitted with luxury oversized ‘rain-shower’ head, a vanity unit and additional ‘nook’ for storage. A heated towel rail is also fitted for your comfort. A separate WC is located across the hall.

The remaining two bedrooms are on the chalet’s third floor, a magnificent space with high, slope-ceilings. Bedroom 4, the master room, with private dressing room and ensuite luxury bathroom is simply stunning. The views through the near floor to ceiling glass windows are breath-taking, and the king-size bed features a gorgeous fabric upholstered headboard. The bedroom has its own large chest of drawers, with additional smaller chest of drawers and hanging space available in the adjoining walk-in wardrobe/ dressing room. The large ensuite bathroom features another custom-made solid wood vanity unit, WC and large corner shower (95cm wide).

Across the landing is Bedroom 5, the family suite, with king-size bed and 2x singles. A large built-in wardrobe provides ample storage and divides the immense space into two private sleeping quarters. The adjoining ensuite bathroom features large shower (100cm x 95cm), WC and luxury wooden vanity unit.



An undoubted highlight of Chalet Skean-Dhu is the luxurious hot tub. Located on a covered balcony, and with stunning views over the Vercland piste to the mountains beyond, it's the perfect place to unwind and take in a beautiful sunset!

A sunny terrace at the chalet’s entrance is the perfect place to dine alfresco in the warmer months and can be accessed directly from the kitchen for utter convenience. Fire up the BBQ, or simply sit in this pleasant space and enjoy the fresh mountain air as you look across to the ski slopes just metres away. There are also two private balconies on the chalet’s second floor, which can be accessed from Bedrooms 2 and 3.

The chalet’s secure ski locker/ laundry room is conveniently located at the chalet’s entrance. Featuring a separate washer and dryer, this large space is also fitted with ski racks and a boot warmer, bench seats, storage shelves and plenty of coat hooks. The chalet also benefits from private, off-road parking, with space for up to 4 cars immediately adjacent. The owners of Skean-Dhu live in the chalet next door and are available to offer on-site assistance should the need ever arise.


  • Double full-size ovens
  • Induction hob
  • Microwave
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
    Raclette machine (12 person)
    2 x fondue sets
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Electric filter coffee machine
  • Tea pot
  • Selection of pots & pans
  • Selection of bakeware
  • Electric whisk
  • Serving bowls/platters & utensils
  • Assortment of glassware, crockery & cutlery
  • Sharp knives
  • Peeler & grater
  • Chopping boards
  • ‘Island’ kitchen work bench & additional antique workbench
  • Dining table & chairs
  • 2x breakfast bar stools
  • Outdoor dining table & chairs
  • BBQ
  • 3x sofas
  • Chaise-longue
  • Desk
  • LG TV (French & English channels)
  • Philips TV (DVD viewing & games console)
  • PS3 games console
  • Selection of books, board games, DVDs, PS3 games
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Wood-burning stove (lounge)
  • Ornamental fireplace (kitchen)
  • 7kg washing machine
  • 8kg dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • 4x hairdryers
  • Secure ski locker with racks and boot warmer
  • Jacuzzi
  • Exercise bike



Situated in a superb location in the peaceful hamlet of Vercland, just 1.6 KMs from Samoens, Skean-Dhu is your perfect year-round holiday destination. In the winter months, you’ll enjoy direct access to Vercland’s brand new 10 seat telecabine. Literally step out your front door and in less than a minute you’ll be on your way to accessing the vast Grand Massif ski domain! Our recommended ski hire shop, where guests benefit from a 20% discount is directly opposite the top of this ski lift. Alternatively, catch the ski bus from just 50m away. Throughout winter, free and regular services operate between Vercland, Samoëns and Morillon. In the warmer months enjoy the nearby walking and mountain biking trails. Road cyclists can enjoy the challenging climb from the chalet to Samoens 1600 or descend into Samoens to attempt the gruelling Col de Joux Plane of Tour de France fame.

A fantastic family restaurant and bar is located just a short walk from the chalet’s front door, or head to Samoens or Morillon a mere 5-minute drive away. The valley’s villages boast many shops, bars and restaurants, and you won’t want to miss Samoens’ picturesque Jaÿsinia Botanical Gardens and wonderful medieval town square, or Morillon’s spectacular Lac Bleu. It’s also possible to walk to Samoëns. The village centre is about a 25-minute walk and the Grand Massif Express lift, which opens from mid-June to the end of August is only 20-minutes.

GPS Coordinates for this property: 46.072611, 6.700428


Very nice chalet, ideal location near the cable car, very good welcome.

Descroix, Chalet Skean Dhu, February 2023

The chalet is beautiful, luxurious, very tastefully decorated and furnished, love the new hot tub too. Superb location for new gondola and the amazing Reposette. A superb holiday was had by all, and we loved the chalet, hence rebooking for next Easter! Thank you!

Watson family, Chalet Skean Dhu, April 2022

This chalet was fabulous so nice that we booked again for next year before we’d even left. Annie went above and beyond to help especially when we needed transport from medical centre. Much appreciated. Location is so great and the Vercland bubble is quaint but such quick access to slopes. Great run home also.

Ryan, Chalet Skean Dhu, February 2019

We always love renting from you as you are so efficient and have brilliant accommodation! Many thanks and see you again I hope.

Campbell party, Chalet Skean Dhu, February 2019

Premier Services - What's included?

This property is booked directly with the owner and their pricing includes:

¤ Towels and linen provided ¤ 20% discount on ski hire, 10% on lessons
¤ Beds made for your arrival ¤ Welcome basket of food and drink
¤ End of stay cleaning included ¤ Sample selection of toiletries (often Eco)
¤ Payment by card or bank transfer ¤ Utility bills and Tourist Tax included
¤ Firewood included in properties with fires ¤ Provision of cleaning products
¤ Discounted ski passes most weeks, up to 20%
¤ Washing up liquid, and a starter pack of bin liners and dishwasher tablets