Mountain Woman: Nicky Dobree’s Ferme de Moudon
In 2003, Nicky Dobree, an international award-winning interior designer, converted a 300 year old alpine farmhouse for a television show airing in 2004. British audiences watch the highs and lows of the design process on the show Grand Designs Abroad as Nicky used her considerable talents to create what Kevin McCloud called the “ultimate James Bond pad.” After the show’s success, Dobree was approached by Descent International, a luxury hotel group which caters to high net worth individuals, to add to their portfolio—in 2005, Ferme de Moudon was born.
Ferme de Moudon, located in the alpine mountains of Les Gets, France is a luxury ten person ski villa for hire. The property is discretely tucked away on the mountain just three minutes from the small town of Les Gets. A staff of five, including: a personal Chef, House Manager/Concierge, Chauffeur, Valet and Household Assistant come with the chalet which rents for a cool $46,000 USD/week (winter rates).
Commanding views across the valley laced with powder fields and snow-clad trees, two spacious living rooms boast a state-of-the-art entertainment center. The restaurant-quality kitchen is open plan, so you can keep an eye on the chef while you relax with a drink. The study discreetly houses all the hi-tech you need to stay in touch. Other house features include: outdoor hot tub, sauna, massage room, heated boot racks, a la carte wine list, Nespresso machine, chauffeured 4×4, television room with giant plasma screen, dvd, video and digital satellite channels, second dining room, toys, sledges, games, books, dvds, videos and CDs, iPod docking station, fresh flowers, daily newspapers, wireless broadband, telephone, fax, personal bathrobes and more.
Dobree, who originally studied languages at Bristol University, changed gears and studied Interior Architecture & Design. After graduating she worked for Taylor Howes Designs before starting her own firm in 2003. Nicky specializes in timeless elegance for luxury ski chalets, villas, and contemporary residential interiors and works with international clients in all the leading ski resorts in Europe including: Verbier, Gstaad, Klosters, St Moritz, St Anton, Crans Montana, Val d’Isere and Megeve as well as Chamonix, Morzine, St Foy, Les Collons, Nendaz and Mieussy.
Nicky Dobree at http://nickydobree.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7627 0469
Ferme de Moudon at http://fermedemoudon.com
And for Nicky’s Alpine Home Collection at http://www.nickydobreecollection.com