Maison du Torrent, Vallorcine
About the home
Vallorcine itself is a relatively quiet village and so if you are looking for throbbing nightlife, cinema, bowling and Michelin starred restaurants, then you are looking at getting the train into Chamonix and a €40 taxi home.
That said there are a number of great places to eat in the Vallorcine valley ranging from Ferme des Trois Ours to the Hotel Le Buet, the Gite Bellevue and the Arret Bougnete by the lifts. There is also a super village shop 200 metres from the house from which you can buy your freshly baked croissants every day.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seating for 11, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ, Shared tennis court on site|
Further details indoors:
The Maison Le Torrent is more of a stone village house than a classic wooden chalet. It has a playroom (with lots of toys and games, a baby-foot table and English TV), downstairs loo and ski-room on the ground floor, an open-plan kitchen, dining room and sitting room with a very cosy wood burning stove on the first floor, two double/twin bedrooms, a bathroom and shower room on the second floor, and a further two double bedrooms, a bathroom and a children's room (which currently contains one single bed and one child's bed) on the top floor. So to say that it can accommodate 9-10 comfortably is about right. We also have wifi for those who can't tear themselves away from work.
Further details outdoors:
We have two parking spaces across the road from the house and an informal garden which is great for building snowmen in during the winter and having barbecues and a paddling pool in during the summer
Chamonix and Vallorcine are brilliant destinations for long weekends. Do contact us if you are interested in a long weekend.
The Rhone / French Alps / Haute-Savoie region
The house is (we think) very well located, being:
less than 5 minutes walk from the lifts at Vallorcine (which links in to the Le Tour ski area);
15 minutes drive or train ride to Argentiere (the famous, challenging Chamonix ski area);
20 minutes train/drive from the Flegere/Brevent ski area
45 minutes drive to Verbier in Switzerland
45 minutes drive to Courmayeur in Italy
The Chamonix / Vallorcine area
How to get there
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In terms of getting there, the closest airports are Geneva and Milan. We usually fly easyjet, BA or Swiss from London to Geneva. Once at Geneva, either rent a car or get a transfer with one of the many shuttle services (Alpybus, Chamvan, Mountain Drop-offs are our favourites), which in peak season will cost you around 25 euros per person one way. The journey takes about 1.5 hours, which makes it a fantastic destination for weekends.
Activities near Chamonix
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 9|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|early season (winter)||2 Dec 12||23 Dec 12||£ 1800||£ 175||£ 200||3 Nights|
|High Season - Christmas||23 Dec 12||7 Jan 13||£ 2550||-||-||1 Week|
|mid-season (winter)||7 Jan 13||11 Feb 13||£ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season (half term)||11 Feb 13||4 Mar 13||£ 2500||£ 250||£ 300||3 Nights|
|spring rates||4 Mar 13||6 May 13||£ 2100||£ 220||£ 250||3 Nights|
|early summer||6 May 13||8 Jul 13||£ 1500||£ 175||£ 200||3 Nights|
|high season summer||8 Jul 13||9 Sep 13||£ 1800||£ 175||£ 200||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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