Live the dream in chic, luxury chalet La Ferme Du Lac Vert

A magnet for Montriond, La Ferme Du Lac Vert, has all the trimmings of five-star treats wrapped up inside a traditional farm setting – with a twist.

And guests have given its artistic owners, Rob and Lucy Mundell, their firm backing, as they’ve just scooped the 2018 Great Review Award.

The couple bought the place in 2010, embracing its 1800s Savoyard architecture and bringing it back to life as an 11-bedroom boutique-style chalet, with bounteous benefits (another luxury double room will be added soon).

The chalet has lots of appeal for skiers and boarders – a walk-in boot room, a hot tub – and new for this season – a sauna, but it’s the sense of space, the warm welcome and the indulgent interiors that make the farm feel like a home from home.

I think of Lucy as Ms Mountain Chic as her artistic skills are omnipresent!! And you can’t but notice her colourful cow paintings, which pay homage to the buildings former use.

In the bedrooms wooden floors hold dark wood antique furnishings, offset by stylish Swiss army blankets, used as curtains, and to reupholster antique chairs and headboards.

Sink into the comfy lounge sofas and you’ll be cosseted by a real log fire, cuddled by a furry cushion with your feet caressed by a cow-skin rug.

Glance up and you’ll see a bike hanging from the ceiling, along with large metal and glass chandeliers, all placed in the evening spotlight by candles and lamps a glow.

It’s a fine setting for communal dining, with everyone around the large wooden table, feasting on finely prepared food and plentiful wine.

The couple also owns a second chalet, the three-bedroom La Petite Ferme, which sleeps 4-6 guests. 

Both properties are close to the Ardent bubble (around five minutes by the chalet’s private transport), which links to the Portes du Soleil ski area, and five minutes from Morzine. Geneva Airport is just over an hour away.

The owners offer their guests a flexible service, from short breaks, to long weekends, weekly bookings and private hire.