About the home
Set at 1450m altitude, Les Coches is a small quiet mountain village with traditional stone and wood architecture, surrounded by pine forests.
It is conveniently situated at the centre of Paradiski, the world's 2nd largest ski area, allowing skiers to quickly and easily access all 425km of runs.
The apartment is on the ground floor and has unobstructed views of the alpine peaks, the valley below and Mt Blanc. It is possible to ski to within 50 metres of the apartment. It is well equipped, with 1 double sofa bed and 2 single sofa beds in the studio. Our quoted prices are for 3 people, although there are actually beds for 4. A £20 surcharge is charged for a 4th person.There is a small separate kitchen, with microwave, oven, hob and dishwasher. There is also a separate toilet and bathroom. There is a TV and DVD player and an electric shutter over a large patio door out onto a small terrace.
Les Coches is perfectly placed for summer holidays, when the weather is warm and the flowers burst into bloom. It is located on the edge of the Vanoise National Park and provides access to numerous activities, including hiking, mountain-biking, horse riding, swimming, fishing, canoeing and white-water rafting.
This apartment can be rented together with my brother's property, only 150m apart, which sleeps up to 8 people, giving you accommodation for a total of 11 people! His apartment can be seen on this website - home 52637.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, studio|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms:||1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (4), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
Prices are per apartment per week and include electricity, linen and final cleaning. Changeover day is Saturday, although there may be some flexibility in low season. A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking, paid in the UK to the owner. The final payment is payable 2 months before your departure date. In addition there is a damage deposit of £200, payable by cheque to the owner with the final payment. This will only be cashed if the apartment is damaged and the orriginal cheque will be returned to you after your stay, provided there are no problems. Smoking is not permitted in the property. We are that you leave the apartment clean and tidy.
Further details outdoors:
There is a small concrete terrace, providing easy access to the outdoors from the studio. It is lovely to sit on the terrace and enjoy the sun setting in the summer.
Out of season (Sept to mid Dec and May & June) the shops in Les Coches are closed. You would therefore need a car to access the shops in the valley.
The Rhone / French Alps / Savoie region
The Alps are incredible beautiful in both Winter and Summer. In winter, enjoy the snowy peaks, the 425km of ski runs and the gluvine stops!
In summer, the area is transformed into alpine meadows with flowers and cows with bells. The walking and mountain biking is quite superb, with very well laid out walking paths, on which you feel very safe.
Les Coches is right at the centre of the huge Paradiski area (Les Arcs and La Plagne) with 425 km of alpine slopes, 175 ski lifts and skiing up to 3250m on the glacier. The ski area is open from early December to the end of April. In 2004, the major ski areas of Les Arcs and La Plagne were linked by the Vanoise Express, a modern cable car on 2 floors carrying 400 people, creating a new combined area called 'Paradiski', linking the whole network in just 4 minutes. It is now one of the largest ski areas in the world and there is an extensive range of skiing and snowboarding for all abilities!
Snowboarders will enjoy the snow-park at Arc 1800, the floodlit half-pipe at Arc 2000, as well as the snow-park at La Plagne.
In addition, Val d'Isere/Tignes is 50 min away, the 3 Valleys are 45 min and St Foy (more off piste) is within 30 mins.
In the summer, we would advise visiting the beautiful town of Annecy, 1 hour away, and driving over the Petit St Bernard pass into Italy, also 1 hour away - as well as exploring the numerous small mountain villages in the valley.
The La Plagne / Les Coches area
Set at 1450m altitude, Les Coches is a small quiet mountain village with traditional stone and wood architecture, surrounded by pine forests. It is conveniently situated at the centre of Paradiski, the world's 2nd largest ski area, allowing skiers to quickly and easily access all 425km of runs.
Apres ski includes kids clubs, a winter / summer ice rink, cinema, bars and restaurants. Ski school operates within the village and there is a children's club which caters for babies up to teenagers.
Les Coches is perfectly placed for summer holidays, when the weather is warm and the flowers burst into bloom. It is located on the edge of the Vanoise National Park and provides access to numerous activities, including hiking, mountain-biking, horse riding, swimming, fishing, canoeing and white-water rafting. The options for hiking within 30 mins of Les Coches are endless, with possibilities in every direction. There is an outdoor swimming pool 3km away in the pretty traditional village of Montchavin and an 18-hole golf course in Arc 1800. Further afield, about an hour away and over the Petit St Bernard pass, lies Italy and the Italian Alps.
There is a pretty and atmospheric village square in the centre of the village, only 5 minutes walk from the apartment. The new 'Chalets De Wengen' are just 150 metres further down the hill, again 5 minutes walk away.
Just 3km down the road lies Montchavin, a traditional alpine village, offering a mixture of restaurants and apartments, set amidst local houses and hay barns. It is easy to reach Montchavin, either on skis, in the telecabine (summer and winter) or via the ski bus. Montchavin makes a lovely lunch stop in the middle of a day's skiing. Down in the valley, the nearest town is Bourg St Maurice, 17km away, offering a greater selection of shops and supermarkets.
There is plenty for non-skiers to enjoy in the winter. There are restaurants and bars, as well as a cinema (in Montchavin), an ice-rink and games room. For the more energetic there is snow-shoeing, ski-mountaineering, ice-climbing, an Olympic bobsleigh (at La Plagne) and winter hiking.
How to get there
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Les Coches lies on the border between the two fantastic ski areas of Les Arc and La Plagne.
By car, it is 930km from Calais, taking 9 hours.
The following airports are within easy reach: Chambery (1hr), Grenoble (2hr), Lyon (2hr), Geneva (2.5hr). The easiest way to get to Les Coches is to fly and then hire a car.
The nearest railway station is at Landry, only 10 km away, where both the Eurostar and the Snowtrain stop. It is very easy from there to get a taxi or a bus into the resort, and can be arranged by my agent in Les Coches. The Eurostar goes direct to Landry from Waterloo. The Snowtrain: Blue Snow train, departs from Folkstone on a Friday evening on a coach which takes you through the Channel Tunnel. On the other side you join the overnight train that takes you all the way to Landry. Or there’s the White Snow Train which is the Eurostar from Waterloo to Paris, where you pick up the Snow Train. The return is late Saturday evening.
Activities near La Plagne
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
13 May 2013
Booked through the owner via holiday Lettings, which was a very easy process. The studio apartment was as described and well equipt. A couple of minutes walk down the path to shops/ski hire/ski... more
24 Apr 2013
Very comfortable apartment. Handy just down the slope, you can ski to the door.
Nice restaurants in the little village.
Paradiski great area for skiing.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter||13 Apr 13||27 Apr 13||£ 230||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||27 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 195||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||1 Jun 13||14 Dec 13||£ 220||£ 40||£ 40||5 Nights|
|Winter||14 Dec 13||21 Dec 13||£ 220||£ 40||£ 40||5 Nights|
|Christmas||21 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|New Year||28 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 390||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||4 Jan 14||25 Jan 14||£ 220||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||25 Jan 14||8 Feb 14||£ 260||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||8 Feb 14||15 Feb 14||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||15 Feb 14||1 Mar 14||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||1 Mar 14||8 Mar 14||£ 425||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||8 Mar 14||22 Mar 14||£ 290||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||22 Mar 14||12 Apr 14||£ 260||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||12 Apr 14||26 Apr 14||£ 220||-||-||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.
Short breaks may be available during the summer and low season in the winter - please e-mail to enquire. Rates include linen and cleaning. Rates are for 4 people.
Out of season (mid April to late June and September to mid December) the shops in Les Coches are closed. You will therefore need a car to do shopping in nearby Bourg St Maurice.Book
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