Chalet | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A detached 3 bedroom chalet with 2 bathrooms built in the traditional alpine style it is ideally suited to the family group wishing to explore the wonderful Chamonix Valley and beyond. The large garden which is fully enclosed is ideal for the younger members of the family. Situated just off the Route du Bois Rond, the chalet is only a few minutes drive from the village of Les Houches with its easy access to the Bellevue cable car and lifts. Les Houches also offers a full programme of childrens activities.
The chalet is also just a few minutes drive to the historic and more vibrant town of Chamonix with its many shops, bars and restaurants. There are numerous activities in the area for all ages with Switzerland and Italy (via Mont Blanc Tunnel) also easily reached for day trips.
Any equipment such as mountain bikes, golf clubs, skis etc can be stored in the lock up garage and there is ample safe parking beside the chalet.
The chalet has electric heating and a log fire in the sitting area for cosy winter evenings. The dining area has french doors to the terrace and garden for summer relaxation.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake at Passy|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 80 km, Nearest railway: Stop at Taconnaz. Main station Chamonix. 2.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Furnished to a high standard with very comfortable sofas and good quality dining furniture for 6 people.
Good size seperate kitchen fully equipped with all the necessary white goods, crockery and cooking utensils.
Good quality beds, bed linens and towels.
Spacious family bathroom on 1st floor.
Shower room and seperate wc on ground floor.
Selection of DVDs, books and board games.
English satellite and French TV.
|Further details outdoors||
Ample parking for two cars. Snow tyres or chains advised for wintertime (can be booked with car hire).
Lock up garage for storage of skis, mountain bikes and other equipment.
Magnificent views from chalet and garden to Mont Blanc and Aguille du Midi.
Large fully enclosed garden.
BBQ and garden furniture for 6 people.
Sun loungers and garden chairs.
Changeover day normally Saturday but flexible. Arrival time 4.00 pm. Departure time 10.00 am.
Owner also speaks French.
The Rhone/French Alps region
The Haute Savoie region borders Switzerland to the north and Italy to the east. Geneva is the closest major city being one hour easy driving from Les Houches. Italy is easily accessible through the Mont Blanc Tunnel for a day skiing or site seeing. The old town of Aosta is worth a visit for a leisurely day out either by Tunnel or the more scenic route through Switzerland. An easy drive of about an hour will take you to the pretty French town of Annecy with its old town and beautiful lake. A 10 minute drive takes you to the charming town of Chamonix or a scenic 20 minute walk takes you to Les Houches.
The Chamonix Valley, lying at the foot of europe's highest mountain, Mont Blanc, has a number of very attractive traditional towns and villages. Les Houches, only 10 minutes drive from Chamonix, is a traditional Haute Savoie village just a few minutes off the main motorway from Geneva. It offers a wide range of activities for all the family including the Parc de Merlet, swinging through the trees at L'Arbre Adventure, Paradis des Enfants at Les Praz, St Bernard dogs and many more. The local shops provide a range of regional products and sports equipment. Chamonix is the main town in the valley and has a vibrant and lively centre with bars, restaurants and shops. The spectacular mountain range surrounding the towns charming narrow streets and traditional alpine architecture give it a unique and distinctive quality. For breathtaking views the Montenvers train to the Mer de Glace or a trip on the Aiguille du Midi cable car are highly recommended.
A Mecca for sports enthusiasts of all ages, the first Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix in 1924. Skiing and mountaineering have been the main economy of Chamonix for many years with the Vallée Blanche giving a memorable excursion through glaciers and magnificent scenery. (Guide needed) The Kandahar World Cup ski race is held on the Piste Verte in Les Houches and ends in the village.
Summer in the valley offers a variety of activities for all age groups. As well as walking, hiking and mountain biking through spectacular mountain scenery the lakes in the area provide swimming and watersports. Tennis and golf are also close at hand along with mountain museums giving an historic account of the area.