Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
The villa offers 3 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin and a single) with additional sleeping for another 2 on a quality sofa bed, and space for a travel cot in the double or single bedroom.
The open plan downstairs opens out into a spacious living area, with comfortable seating, 32" HD TV with FreeSat HD showing all UK channels, DVD player and Sony PlayStation2 games console. A CD player/radio, and iPod docking station is available in the kitchen.
Dawn streams into the kitchen across the enclosed private garden area, which offers a wooded patio area for al fresco dining and a grassed area for children to play safely.
This villa itself is located in a secure compound shared with other residents.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bout Du Lac 2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva / Chambery 64 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
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
There is a fully equipped kitchen with double-oven, microwave, fridge, separate freezer, hob, breakfast bar and table that expands to comfortably seat eight.
Linen and towels are provided.
|Further details outdoors||
The Villa enjoys excellent uninterrupted views over the beautiful Lake Annecy and Mountains. There is a private garden and wood decked terrace with garden furniture and BBQ.
There is a large balcony upstairs which has panoramic views over the lake and mountains.
The Rhone/French Alps region
Annecy in the north of the French Alps is the Venice of Savoie and it is a well deserved title. The medieval town centre built around a 14th Century Chateau is dissected by small canals and streams running out of Lac d'Annecy, which is clean, fresh and a wonderful azure colour. Annecy is also the prefecture of the département of Haute-Savoie and only 50km south of Geneva and Switzerland.
Lake Annecy, its town and villages provide an abundance of interesting places to visit and exciting things to do. Whatever your choice - culture, fine food and wines, lazy days, sport, nature - it can be found easily in the Annecy area.
There are plenty of options for swimming. The lake is the cleanest in Europe and has many small free and public access beach areas to chill out at. The nearest swimming pool is on a private campsite in the nearby village of St Jorioz (also on the cycle path) at Camping Europa.
A visitor's charge covers the whole day and access to the two swimming pools and slide pool. There is also an excellent indoor pool with slide at Seynod, to the south-west of Annecy town.
For more details on local activities visit our own website at www.annecyvilla.com
The area is ideal for cycling, and only 50 metres from the villa you can access the purpose-built bike path that runs alongside Lake Annecy. The location offers the best of cycling options for both the casual cyclist and the more serious. If you fancy some more challenging routes then the Tour de France climbs of the Col de la Colombiere, Col des Aravis, Col des Saisies, Col de la Forclaz, Col du Cormet de Roseland are all within reach.
For those seeking a more leisurely cycle, then the bike path is ideal to get you out and about. It is also perfect for children of all ages. Plenty of locations rent bicycles, and the local cafe next to the Les Perles du Lac entrance rents bikes for a few hours or a whole week, and includes bikes with child transporters as well.
There is a huge variety of walking available in the local area, offering everything from a light stroll in forests to strenuous day hikes up some magnificent mountains.
Annecy offers both the experienced and the inexperienced paragliding (parapente) and hang-gliding (delta) pilots the best of aerial opportunities. There are numerous tandem flight companies based at the Doussard landing field only a 5 min drive from the villa, offering flights from Col d'Forclaz (which is directly opposite the villa).
For the experienced paragliding or hang-gliding pilot, Annecy is one of the best known flying sites in Europe.
La Clusaz: Mountain biking, luge, cable car, ice rink, adventure thrills, walking
Chamonix: Mountain railway, ice-caves, walking, climbing, adventure playground
Saint-Gervais: Mountain railway, glacier, walking, climbing
Walibi Amusement Park: Roller coasters and more
Aravis Aventure Parc near Thones:
La Foret de l'Aventure near Talloires:
In addition there are trampoline and bouncy castle parks as well as crazy golf.
Annecy offers a multitude of ski options. Based at the foot of the French Alps, Annecy can be a very inexpensive way to get onto some of the best slopes in Europe within an hour. Within the locality there is Le Grand Bornand, which attracts skiers and boarders of all abilities, and La Clusaz is much bigger and also includes off track ski runs. Crest Voland and les Saisies are superb for family skiing. Le Semnoz is, however, Annecy’s best kept secret, regularly being used for Traction Kite skiing and boarding competitions.