About the home
Nestling in the Vosges Mountains and at 850m high Le Cerf is a bright, comfortable and well-equipped chalet and ideal for family activity holidays or for friends looking for a relaxing and peaceful environment.
The region offers countless possibilities:
Within minutes of the house are downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snow-shoeing, mountain biking, hiking, sailing, windsurfing, swimming, canoeing, parascending and horse-riding or simply enjoying a stroll in the relaxing countryside. Equally there are kilometres of mountain, forest and lake walks. Walking maps and laminated sheets (English and French) are available for our guests' use. They are graded according to length and difficulty.
Within only half an hour's drive, you can be wine-tasting or exploring the gorgeous villages of Alsace – a true delight all year round, but especially in Autumn or when browsing the fairytale Christmas markets.
Day visits to Strasbourg, historic Colmar, Mulhouse with its Bugatti museum amongst many others, German health spas, WW1 and WW2 historic sites, trenches and museums.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Longemer Lake, 6.4km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 6.4km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player, Staffed Property|
|General:||CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
Bright and airy
Cosy and warm
Fondue set, raclette set
Further details outdoors:
Secluded and peaceful
Sun loungers provided
See the deer on the hill opposite and in the forest
Many species of wild birds and birds of prey visible from the house and garden
Off road parking
Owners live in chalet next door and will welcome guests to Le Cerf. Paul and Dawn will happily help you to plan any day trips and pass on local knowledge, shop prior to your arrival, book restaurants and help you any way they can.
30% of total rental cost required to secure booking.
100% of rental due if booked within 8 weeks of arrival.
Balance due 8 weeks before arrival.
£150 per week damage deposit required on arrival and returned after inspection of house and no later than weeks after visit.
Electricity charged between September and May and paid in euros before departure.
The Northern France / Lorraine region
The Vosges Mountains enjoys 4 seasons: daffodils in Springtime, regular temperatures of 35deg C in summer but it is very green so we do get rain as well, beautiful autumn colours and skiing in winter. Close to Alsace and the German border the area is steeped in history of Franco-German conflicts with wonderful architecture reflecting the process. The terrain varies from gently sloping to rugged without being harsh - wonderful walks, scenery and an unspoilt natural beauty.
The Gerardmer / Le Grand Valtin area
The area has unspoilt views, great lakes and beaches with cafes, sailing and various types of boating. Local attractions include go -karting , adventure climbing , rafting, summer luges and Alpine and Cross country skiing. A sweet factory at Fraize, fascinating local museum at Xonrupt containing examples of native fauna. Gerardmer has many shops and boasts a lovely lake surrounded by many amenities including an ice rink, ten pin bowling alley, tennis courts and casino. There are numerous concerts and musical events during the year. Major events are the famous bi-annual daffodil festival (Fetes de Jonquilles) in April, the annual film festival in January and the international triathlon in September. The Tour de France passes through the area on a regular basis and many cyclists use the area as a training base.The area encourages tourists and is proud of its welcome and the diversity of what it offers to different age groups and different interests. Motorcyslists are well catered for and some brilliant touring routes are to be found in the area and indeed across the border into Germany and Switzerland.
How to get there
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Le Cerf is an easy 6.5hour car drive from Calais about 380 miles depending on route taken. EasyJet and Swiss Air operate to and from Basel/Mulhouse (1.5 hour away) and Ryan Air into Baden Baden Airport (2 hours away). Major car rental companies operate from these airports. The nearest TGV station is 30 minutes away and Paris is 2.5 hours by TGV.
En route by car you can stop off at the Reims, champagne capital of the world. It also has a magnificent cathedral. You also pass Verdun and other WW1 important battle sites.
Activities near Gerardmer
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
18 Nov 2012
We Arrived with 6" of snow to greet us but Paul and Dawn welcomed us with the log burner in full flow and the chalet warm and cosy , the cakes went down a treat as we settled down for our first night . When we woke we had crystal blue sky and with the snow glistening in the sunlight it was a sight to behold
The Chalet more than meet our expectations nestling in a valley with great views across and down the valley, Gerardmer is about 5 miles away with plenty of shops and the lake. We will be back as a week was not enough to explore the Vosges a beautiful area which seems to be off the tourist radar which makes for a peaceful and relaxed stay
28 Aug 2012
Superbly located gite allowing easy travel to mountains, lakes and beautiful and interesting towns and villages. Gerardmer very handy for shopping. Trip to Colmar worth it to see architecture, old streets and canals and on the way stop at Munster to see the storks in their nests on the tops of buildings. Buy some Munster cheese which although smelly, is delicious. Boating on Lac du Longemer and excellent hill/forest walks around Lac des Corbieres. For a rainy day the railway museum at Mulhouse is excellent.
25 May 2012
Really nice property with great views, great comfort and facilities and really helpful owners. We would certainly use again although you do need a vehicle to the nearest shops.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|21 Jan 12||11 Feb 12||£ 499||-||-||1 Week|
|11 Feb 12||3 Mar 12||£ 683||-||-||1 Week|
|16 May 12||30 Jun 12||£ 499||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Jun 12||7 Jul 12||£ 499||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Jul 12||2 Sep 12||£ 683||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Sep 12||23 Dec 12||£ 499||-||-||1 Week|
|23 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 762||-||-||1 Week|
|6 Jan 13||10 Feb 13||£ 499||£ 74||£ 74||2 Nights|
|10 Feb 13||3 Mar 13||£ 683||-||-||1 Week|
|3 Mar 13||13 Jul 13||£ 499||£ 74||£ 74||1 Week|
|13 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 683||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||21 Dec 13||£ 499||£ 74||£ 74||1 Night|
|21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 788||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
From September to June inclusive rental rates are plus electricity. It generally works at between £15-£25 per week depending on usage. Wood is supplied for the wood burner within rental cost. There is a 10% discount on the 2nd week of a two week booking. The weekly rental rate is for the house regardless of the number of people, maximum 6 people + baby. Baby equipment supplied on request and free of charge.
Payment can be made by £'s or euros and made by bank transfer, Paypal or cheque. 30% is required to confirm the booking and the balance has to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. If booking is made within 8 weeks then the total amount is to be sent to confirm booking.Book
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