Chalet | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Sgurr Frozen is an extremely spacious traditional French chalet situated in a fantastic location just outside the picturesque village of Crest Voland in the heart of the French Alps with easy access to the ski slopes. Built into the mountainside, it boasts fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. Living accommodation is on 3 floors and briefly comprises of an open plan living area, consisting of a well equipped modern kitchen, a comfortable lounge and dining area, four good sized bedrooms and a mezzanine floor which provides further living/sleeping accommodation. Outside is a balcony surrounding three sides of the chalet and together with a patio area on the ground floor offers amazing views of the mountains and pine forests. Amenities can be found close by in the village of Crest Voland (1km) with all its shops bars and restaurants. Crest Voland is served by several airports all within a 2 hour drive. Whether you're looking for a relaxing summer holiday in the mountains or a winter ski holiday on uncrowded slopes, this property is in a perfect getaway location. It is presented as an ideal all year round self catering holiday home for families and groups.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 105 km, Nearest railway: Albertville 23.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||4 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 10|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
This extremely spacious chalet has an open plan living area on the ground floor, comprising of a well equipped modern kitchen with everything you would need for a self catering holiday. It has a comfortable lounge area with a glass fronted log fireplace, perfect for relaxing, with plenty of seating and a good sized dining area. There are four patio doors on the ground floor all leading either to a patio or large balcony. The whole property is fully centrally heated by under floor heating.
Downstairs there are 3 double bedrooms, (2 large enough to take an additional 'z bed') and one twin bedroom, all with plenty of storage space. There are 2 modern bathrooms on this floor, one of which is wet room style with a walk-in shower and the other has a luxurious corner bath, both have large heated towel rails.
The mezzanine floor has the flexibility to be used as a cosy TV area with seating for 8 persons, equipped with a large flat screen TV and DVD player, or alternatively it can be used as a 5th bedroom with 2 single beds and a double sofa bed. There is also a bathroom on this level too. Patio doors will lead you out onto a small balcony.
The laundry room is also located downstairs which contains a washer and tumble dryer for your convenience.
|Further details outdoors||
This stunning chalet stands in its own plot of 1000m2 and is bordered by pine forests on one side and surrounded by grass. Although set into the mountainside, there are a couple of flat areas accessed from ground or lower levels which are suitable for sunbathing or snowman building depending on the weather!
Surrounding the chalet on three sides is a wooden balcony which is easily accessed by any of the 4 patio doors on the ground floor. There is also a small balcony off the mezzanine floor.
The fourth side opens onto a paved patio area, overlooking a small shrubbery, with table and chairs it is perfect for outdoor eating. This area catches the sun from early morning until after lunch, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy the mountain views. In summer it is perfect for breakfasting whilst watching the local pair of golden eagles or the hot air balloons which often fly close by. The paved area extends along the front of the chalet as far as a covered deck area which has afternoon and evening sun and a view that you'll always remember. A small barbecue is built into the rocks near the deck so you can enjoy alfresco dining in perfect surroundings.
There is a locked outdoor storage room if you need to store any ski's/snowboards etc.
A cinder drive allows off road parking for up to 4 cars.
Changeover days are flexible.
Guests are kindly asked to arrive no earlier than 3pm and vacate before 10am on the day of departure (unless otherwise agreed).
Please be aware that all mentioned facilities and amenities outside the property are subject to availability.
This is a no smoking property.
A floor plan of the chalet is available on request.
Please note: For your safety, children should be supervised at all times where there is a balcony.
The Rhone/French Alps region
At the heart of Central Europe, where untouched nature and a rich culture combine to create a true paradise for all kinds of holidays, here you will find the Alps. Sports and recreation, stunning natural sceneries, unspoiled mountain peaks, deep-blue mountain lakes, rich green plateaus and the most picturesque towns and villages can be found here. Stretching from legendary Mont Blanc to the ski areas in the Dolomites, across the colourful orchards of Lake Bodensee and the quaint vineyards of Lake Garda, the Alpine region has a lot to offer in summer and winter alike - more than you even may imagine.
The L'Espace Diamant area of the French Alps is made up of 6 village resorts: Les Saisies and Hauteluce in the Beaufortain area along with Crest-Voland/Cohennoz, Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe, Flumet and Praz sur Arly in the Arly Valley.
Crest Voland is a ski resort located in the French Alps at an elevation of 1,250 meters or about 4,100 feet, and is also an authentic Savoyard village which celebrated the 150th anniversary of the annexation of Savoy to France in 2010. Crest Voland became a ski resort in the 1950s and has since been expanding having added a luge park and a 2 snow parks. It is also one of the ski resorts close to Mont Blanc and it owns 28 snow cannons.
The Chalet is situated about a mile from Crest Voland village centre, which has a tourist office, post office, church, restaurants, bars and shops including a baker, butcher, ski/sports equipment and clothing, souvenirs and two small but well stocked supermarkets. A large "Intermarche" is at Praz d'Arly (8.5km). There is also a hotel closeby to the Chalet, which has a bar with outdoor seating for drinks in the summer and a log fire for a cosy drink in the winter months. The hotel also offers a 'fine dining' type restaurant.
In winter during the skiing season, the 'Espace Diamant' ski area offers 185km of superb linked pistes, many of which are still very much undiscovered. The nearest button lift is 0.5km (10 mins walk) from the chalet and the nearest chair lift 1.5km. All levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert, are well catered for. The ski area includes 2 snow parks with jumps and one with an inflatable air bag for practising stunts. All equipment can be hired locally with lift passes starting from £172 per person per week and Ski Hire starting from around £90 per person per week (please note that this is a guide only). Ski school is also available for adults and children. These can all be organised locally or booked in advance online.
In summer the beautiful countryside is ideal for hikers with well marked trails. A variety of good treks can be made direct from the chalet. Fantastic views, abundant wildflowers and the sound of cowbells are features of most walks and if you are really lucky you may spot the elusive marmottes. There are over 72 lifts; some of the chairlifts are modified so that people can take their mountain bikes on them in the summer or for those who prefer to enjoy the scenery without using too much energy!!
Cycle and mountain bike hire, hot air ballooning, tennis and 'escaladventure' can all be organised in the village and there is a free 'plan d'eau' (open air lake style swimming pool) with facilities at flumet (6.5km). Cycling fans may wish to watch the Tour de France competitors toiling up the nearby Col des Saisies (6km).
During July and August the tourist office organises a varied weekly program for both adults and children offering activities such as tennis, volleyball, guided hikes, trampolining, kite making and keep fit. The surrounding villages also have their individual festivals such as the not to be missed 'Fete de Boucherons' (woodcutting competition) at Cernix (2km) and a lively 'Fete du Vin'at Notre Dame de Bellecombe (3.4km). Free transport by minibus is often provided.
Other places within easy driving distance are: Megeve (14km), Col des Aravis (18km), La Clusaz (25km), Chamonix (48km) and Annecy which is 51kms away.