Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The property is situated in the small village of Menthon Saint Bernard on the east side of the beautiful Lac d' Annecy, and offers a superb base to explore a wide range of outdoor activities or just to relax. It is only 5 minutes walk to the main part of the village, 15 minutes walk to the shores of the Lake, and a few minutes drive from the famous Chateau de Menthon.
The property is a typical Savoyard house on 3 levels with a small outdoor decked terrace area. The lower floor consists of a large lounge, utility room /walk in shower, and a double bedroom. On the middle level is a kitchen/ dining room, and on the third floor there is a twin bedroom (with a view of the Chateau), a bathroom with bath and overhead shower, and a separate WC.
Suitable for families, small groups or individuals.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Menthon (lakeside) 1.5 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 40 km, Nearest railway: Annecy 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Bed Linen is provided
English and French speaking representative on hand to meet on arrival / departure and to deal with any issues arising during your stay
The Rhone/French Alps region
Annecy is situated at the North West corner of the lake. Geneva is 50 km due north, Chamonix 70km due East, Lyon 120km south west, Albertville 50km south. The first thing you notice about Annecy is its vast turquoise lake. Its beauty has attracted people for centuries - there's been a settlement here since prehistoric times. Annecy lake feeds into a network of canals and the waterways lead you straight into the compact old town, which is overlooked by the towering Annecy Château. Following the canals is a good way of navigating the winding cobbled streets, which have hidden in their depths a 12th century palace, churches from the 15th and 17th centuries, and many cafés and restaurants.
Promenade, port, museums, castle, cinema, railway station, parks, bus station, 2 public beaches, casino, galleries, boat trips on the lake, coach excursions to local places of interest.
Festivals Fete du Lac (1st Saturday in August), Music Festival (Old town early July) Animation film festival (late May), Bastille Day celebrations 14th July.
Guided tours of Annecy
Annecy Castle and Museum
Alpine Lake Museum
Palais de l'Ile
Alpine Miniature Museum
Saint-François de Sales Mémorial
Haute-Savoie Conservatory of Art and History
Cruises on the lake
Markets in the Old Town
Menthon Saint Bernard
The village is positioned on the east shore of Lake Annecy 9 km from Annecy. The village is overlooked by the impressive Chateau du Menthon and the twin peaks of “Dents de Lanfon”. Much of the village itself is built on the relatively flat area by the lake making it easy for getting about on foot. Nearby places include Veyrier du Lac 3 km, Talloires 3 km, Roc du Cher 2 km, La Clusaz 22 km, Col de la Forclaz 10km.
Shops include a Boulangerie, Patisserie, General store, Newsagents, Pharmacie, Café de la Place, Supermarket, gift shops, bus stops and a petrol station. Eating out. Auberge des Dents de Lanfon, Chalet du Port, Vieux Savoyard, Pizzeria.
Promenade, port, boat stop, public beach, sailing club, tennis courts, cycle hire, hiking and mountain bike trails, tourist information, Chateau du Menthon, golf course at Roc du Cher, pony trekking.
Ferme de Charbonnière (farmhouse),
Cruises on Lake Annecy
The property is ideally placed with easy access to major ski resorts. The resort towns of Grand Bournard and La Clusaz are within 20 minutes drive of Maison Menthon, whilst Chamonix and Val D’Isere can be reached within an hour. Both Menthon and Annecy offer more relaxing evenings than the adrenaline fuelled après ski evenings traditionally associated with alpine resorts, and you can relax in the quiet bars and restaurants or even in the house itself which offers far more spacious accommodation than the typical alpine chalet.
Much of the skiing in La Clusaz is suited to beginners and intermediates, with Beauregard particularly suited to beginners and young children.
Advanced skiers will want to spend most of their time at La Balme, with its extensive off-piste opportunities.
There is also the Asics Trail, a night-time downhill snow trail over the pistes of La Clusaz which is lit by torches.