A11 Les Fermes de Jules
About the home
Completed in 2010, Les Fermes de Jules is one of two chalet buildings housing a small number of luxury apartments. Built in a traditional style but incorporating the latest technology to provide a secure, cosy home with wonderful views in a quiet yet accessible location.
Situated next to the church in the centre of the village, less than a minutes walk to the shops. In summer you can relax on the balcony listening to the tinkling of the cows as they graze in the meadow in front of the apartment. In winter watch the skiers on the local slope or the husky dogs pulling their sleds vying for space with the cross-country skiers.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, 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:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
The apartment has underfloor heating and is furnished in a relaxed but luxurious style. With firm but comfortable beds, dressed in beautiful soft bedding, and thick cosy towels to encase you after that long lingering soak, or hot steamy shower.
The living area has a very spacious and contemporary feel to it with a soft leather L shaped sofa bed, relaxing chairs and a stunning glass table and chairs. The kitchen is cleverly fitted in white gloss units with contrasting dark worktops providing all the essentials you need in a very workable design. Equipment includes a fridge/freezer, oven, hob, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher and washing machine/dryer. A comprehensive range of smaller equipment and tools fills the drawers to ensure you have everything necessary to feel at home. As well as a TV with ....channels, we have a DVD, CD, radio and I-pod dock, there is also a telephone with free calls to English landlines to complete the luxuries. We cannot list everything but as this is our second home we've tried to ensure absolutely everything you need is to hand, including walking poles and rucksack!
Further details outdoors:
The corner balcony affords wonderful views in all directions and ensures sunshine all day long. It is well equipped with a table and four comfortable chairs and two relaxer chairs with footstools. Some candles, for that romantic lighting. (There are two outside electric lights as well) and a secure underground garage, complete with 2 sledges for the adventurous among you!
Local ski slope opposite apt (5 min walk or skiable when weather permits) or for larger area - bus stops outside church (2 min walk) Or short drive.
Strictly no smoking
Not suitable for children under 5
The Rhone / French Alps / Haute-Savoie region
This area of the Rhone Alps (The Abondance Valley) is famed for it's beautiful scenery. Half an hour in the car and you can be on the beach at Thonon-les-Bains on Lake Geneva. Here you can sail, shop in the medieval town centre or have supper by the waterfront. Ten minutes drive along the lake brings you to the pretty town of Evian, famous for its spa water. Another 20 minutes and you’re in Geneva itself where you can shop till you drop in the designer boutiques or sit back and watch the world go by on one of the paddle steamer trips.
In the other direction (through Chatel) you are just 20 minutes drive over the mountains to Switzerland. There are lots of pretty villages and interesting towns within easy reach. Montreaux is worth a visit with a pretty waterfront and beautiful situation with the mountains as a backdrop – don’t forget to visit the statue of Freddie Mercury in his beloved town.
Further afield but still within a couple of hours you can visit Chamonix and Mont Blanc and the beautiful towns of Annecy and Lausanne.
The La Chapelle-d'Abondance area
La Chapelle is an unspoilt traditional Savoyard village in the heart of the Port du Soleil ski area. With a varied selection of shops, bars, restaurants, tourist information and even a cinema you should find your needs met within a few minutes walk of the apartment. In summer there are numerous walks on the doorstep (both gentle and strenuous) and for the more energetic there is via-ferata, horse riding, mountain biking, several types of water-sport and paragliding. In winter there is cross country skiing, snow-shoeing, dog-sleds (right outside the apartment) and of course 650km of downhill skiing spanning both France and Switzerland.
The nearest town is Chatel, only 5 minutes drive up the valley. Here you will find a busy, vibrant atmosphere with a wonderful selection of shops, restaurants, large supermarket, bowling alley, ice rink in winter, and outdoor swimming pool and tennis in summer. Plus open air concerts.
The area has all the facilities of a large resort, but without the package holidays and coach parties. The skiing is fantastic, catering for all abilities with good ski schools and mountain restaurants. The Port du Soliel covers Chatel, La Chapelle, Les Gets, Morzine and Avoriaz. as well as several small resorts in Switzerland.
How to get there
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Just over an hour from Geneva airport, with cheap flights all year round from airlines including: EasyJet, Jet 2, bmi, BA and Air France. Pick up a hire car at the airport or catch a train to Thonon les Bains, then bus to Chatel. You can drive from the south of England in a day, or the north in two. (Reims, Beaune or Dijon are lovely places to stay over) For more details on travel please contact us.
Activities near La Chapelle-d'Abondance
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
23 Feb 2013
Situated in an idyllic, picturesque town we fully enjoyed our stay in this stunning apartment. It was incredibly well equipped, comfortable and spacious. The local amenities were perfect. We loved... more
30 Oct 2012
This has to be the best equipped self catering apartment we have stayed in - everything has been thought of right down to shopping bags and walking poles! The accommodation is well laid out and very comfortable. The location is very convenient for the village centre, yet is very quiet and the views from the windows are wonderful.
October is very much out of season in the Val d'Abondance, which was perfect for a peaceful holiday enjoying the walks in the surrounding countryside. It did mean the choice of restaurants was limited, but with an excellent bread and delicatessen shop just round the corner and excellent cooking facilities in the apartment this was not a problem.
21 Apr 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed a late ski week. The local free bus (and our hire car) took us to a variety of ski points - gave access to many walks and villages. A good choice of lrestaurants with and local dishes at reasonable cost - and a massive supermarket at Chatel should you need it.A gem of a location especially in full season (or I imagine in summer).
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Christmas/New Year||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Ski||5 Jan 13||9 Feb 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak ski||9 Feb 13||2 Mar 13||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Late ski||2 Mar 13||23 Mar 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter||23 Mar 13||12 Apr 13||£ 900||£ 175||£ 200||3 Nights|
|Early summer||20 Apr 13||6 Jul 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|Late summer||6 Jul 13||7 Sep 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||7 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas/New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|Early ski||4 Jan 14||8 Feb 14||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak Ski||8 Feb 14||8 Mar 14||£ 900||£ 175||£ 200||1 Week|
|Late Ski||8 Mar 14||12 Apr 14||£ 750||£ 125||£ 150||1 Week|
|Easter||12 Apr 14||26 Apr 14||£ 900||-||-||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.
Prices include : All bed linen, bath and hand towels, tea towels, electricity and heating. There is an additional cleaning fee of £75. Payment is accepted by Pay Pal, Cheque or Bank Transfer in GBP or Euros. A deposit of 25% is required at the time of booking. A security deposit of £250 is required with the balance of your fee 6 weeks before your due date, this will be returned within two weeks of your holiday.Book
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