Maison du Ciel, nestled in the hamlet of La Nouvaz, less than 2km from the ski station of Le Praz in Courchevel is best described as a hidden gem. The barn conversion with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (sleeping up to 7 adults or 8 with children) has been lovingly restored keeping a sense of nostalgia and modern touches add glamour and comfort. The open plan sitting/dining/kitchen area is dominated by an enormous glass wall offering breath taking views across and down the valley - every hour of every day offers a changing landscape.
The spacious master suite is situated on the lower entrance level, with ensuite bathroom featuring large tub bath and separate shower (accessed by steps) and has wonderful views from the sumptuous Super Kingsize bed.
Three further bedrooms; one double with 160cm bed, one dual aspect with double/twin zip 160cm bed and a small bunk room are situated on the first floor along with a bathroom with bath and shower.
There is also a mezzanine office space off the main living area, an entrance hall and a laundry room on the lower ground floor with butler sink, washer and dryer - all bedding, linen, towels and slippers are provided. For connecting and entertainment Wifi, Sonos, Sky free view, Apple TV and a selection of games and books are also included.
La Nouvaz is a highly desired hamlet close to the main ski lifts of Le Praz Courchevel, part of the extensive Three Valleys ski domaine. The village is blissfully car-free but you can drive into the village to drop off luggage and shopping etc then park in the free car park around 50 metres away. From the drop off point, the house is accessed by foot and includes steps up beside an ancient chapel and a delightful archway and tunnel - it's a fairytale location. The village is unspoilt and a haven of peace right on the edge of the forest. The ski resort of La Tania is directly above La Nouvaz and the intrepid can ski back to the door when snow permits.
There is a free bus (although infrequent) from La Nouvaz to Le Praz and back but we would highly recommend that guests bring a car (equipped for snow) for more flexibility and independence. The underground car park Alpinium in Le Praz is where the ski lifts run from and you can also rent heated ski lockers to save carrying ski gear to and from the house daily.
Le Praz offers a high speed télécabine to Courchevel 1850 and a fast chairlift to above La Tania (and easy links to Meribel) and is part of the immense Three Valleys ski area. It is a charming, lively village with lovely restaurants including one with a Michelin star, bars, boutiques and delis - it has a very French vibe unlike some of the other levels of Courchevel.