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“Up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire” – sleep soundly in the land of luxury chalets

Wake up to a mountain view in a super cosy bedroom in a luxury ski chalet

Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles. Having enough sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and has benefits for your heart, weight, mind, and well-being.

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And do bear in mind that if the average night's sleep is eight hours (i.e. one third of a day), you sleep for approximately one third of your life.  So if you live until the age of 75, that's 25 years asleep, or 9,125 days. So getting a good night’s sleep is important.

There are hundreds of myths and stories about sleep, which have for centuries affected our bedtime rituals and routines.  From various foods and drinks such as the camomile tea favoured by the ancient Egyptians to finishing a meal with lettuce which the ancient Greeks & Romans believed would ensure a good night’s sleep. In Guatemala children are given small dolls to whom they tell their worries and they then place the dolls under their pillows. The theory being that during the night the “worry dolls” fret while the children sleep peacefully. While the North American Lakota tribe believe that dreams float through the air and so made ‘dream-catchers’ to hang above their beds, allowing the good dreams to pass through but catching the bad dreams in the nets. In Mongolia, it is tradition for people to sleep with their feet towards the door, while rather confusingly under the rules of Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese believed that feet should face away from the door to avoid loosing energy and life force.

Whatever you believe about the myths and stories, it is true that essentials for a good night are a comfortable bed and a peaceful, dark and calm room. Our portfolio of luxury chalets have everything from Hypnos beds to fine Egyptian cotton sheets with high thread counts, lavender pillow sprays and even some with a pillow menu so that you can find your perfect match. Many of the luxury chalets offer a turndown service so that you return to a calm, tidy room ready for a restful night. Just one of the little extra, luxury touches to ensure that you have a great night’s sleep. 

Choose from a four poster bed in a chocolate box pretty chalet or a modern room in a designer pad with Sonos system to soothe you to sleep but whatever your style, there is nothing to beat waking up to a magnificent view of the mountains in the knowledge that someone is making breakfast for you!

But remember, in the words of Anthony Burgess - “Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.”