About the home
Snowgums is situated in a quiet village on the edge of Briancon. Wonderful group or family accomodation in beautiful old farmhouse, right in the heart of Serre Chevalier! 300 days of sunshine a year! 2 minutes from Chantemerle cablecar and the pistes. 10 minutes to thermal spa baths with sauna, hamam, flotation tank, indoor/outdoor pools etc. Easy access to all mountain sports, skiing, boarding, cycling, mountain biking, hiking, rafting, canoeing and lots more! In a village on the edge of Briancon, UNESCO world heritage listed fortified old town, with all amenities, just 5 minutes away. Apartments are very spacious, and there's an excellent ski room and a great games cupboard for all ages. All linen provided, including feather pillows and duvets. Free local bus takes you direct to Chantemerle cable car and the pistes. Self-catering accomodation but optional fine in-house evening meals by local chef Nathalie may be pre-ordered for one or as many days as you choose, from 25 euros per head per meal for four courses plus wine.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Villeneuve (lake), 4km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Staffed Property|
|General:||Central heating, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
20% discount for 'couple only' bookings, or 'young families' (where there are a maximum or 2 persons aged 12 or over). Up to 40% discount for ski hire for Snowgums clients. In-house childcare available, optional catering for evening meals by local chef Nathalie - highly recommended! Sleeps 4, 2 adults and 2 young children, or 3 adults.
Further details outdoors:
Large walled garden with swings, Wendy/ cubby house, BBQ, paddling pool, sandpit and lots of room for children to run around in. In front of the house is a large field which is great for walking dogs down to the river, and for sledging in winter. Thermal baths/ spa is 10 minutes drive and excellent public swimming pool 5 minutes away. Also lakes with beaches for children 5 minutes away.
All linen included except swimming towels. Tourist tax and all fuel and electricity use included.
Monthly from 1215 euros. Minimum stay 3 nights.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur / Hautes-Alpes region
300 days of sunshine a year, a lesser known gem and less expensive than the savoire, the Hautes-Alpes has all you need for a wonderful holiday - relaxing, cultural, hiking, kayaking, climbing, skiing, adventure holiday or just relaxing. 15 minutes from the Italian border so you can enjoy the Italian mountains too. Lots to do in a wonderful climate where the locals are 'more friendly than in other ski areas in France'.
The Serre Chevalier / Briancon area
Every visit should include seeing the UNESCO World Heritage Listed old town of Briancon, and the thermal baths/spa at Monetier les Bains. Beyond that you have national parks, mountains, rivers, villages, lakes and so much within half an hour of Snowgums. This area is a well-kept secret, and you will be delighted with what you find here!
How to get there
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Excellent flight connections from UK to Turin, Grenoble, or Chambery, Nice, Geneva, TGV train from Paris or Milan to 35kms away (with connecting bus), overnight train from Paris
Activities near Serre Chevalier
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
04 May 2013
We'd been to Serre Chevalier before and really liked it, but this time we managed to stay for a bit longer. Perhaps because it is slightly further away from the main airports in the area, it's managed to retain a bit more of its local charm.
The apartment was great. We needed to do a bit of work while we were away, and there was adequate wifi and plenty of table space to set up our laptops. Halfway through the week a couple of friends joined us and there was certainly plenty of space for the four of us. The kitchen was well equipped and we felt completely at home in the place.
We are snowboarders and had a brilliant time on the slopes - there were no queues, the sno-park is a lot of fun, and there are lots of places to go off-piste.
The owner was really friendly and made us feel very welcome.
08 Apr 2013
The property is full of character with a large garden and plenty of toys if you have children. It's in a quiet rural setting, so don't expect local services right on your doorstep, but with good access to other towns and villages by bus you won't have any difficulty getting what you need. The owner has a wealth of knowledge about possible trips to mountains, thermal pools and the beautiful old town of Briancon. The views to the mountains are spectacular and the skiing is really extensive in winter, with cross country skiing and ski touring available if you get bored with miles of pistes.
01 Mar 2013
If you are looking for bland, characterless accomodation, then Snowgums is not for you. The floors maybe uneven but round every corner there is something new to look at. In the apartment I stayed in this time, you can sit in the thickness of the walls in a window seat with the sunlight falling gently onto the book you are reading. It is beautifully quiet but easy for everyone to get to the ski slopes, as well as lovely Briancon, on buses. This was my 4th visit and I still found new walks by the river, & cafes I had not been to. Great for all ages.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|New Year||30 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 755||-||-||1 Week|
|early January||6 Jan 13||13 Jan 13||£ 570||-||-||3 Nights|
|January||13 Jan 13||3 Feb 13||£ 530||-||-||3 Nights|
|early February||3 Feb 13||17 Feb 13||£ 590||-||-||3 Nights|
|UK mid-term||17 Feb 13||24 Feb 13||£ 785||-||-||1 Week|
|late February||24 Feb 13||10 Mar 13||£ 595||£ 125||£ 125||3 Nights|
|March||10 Mar 13||24 Mar 13||£ 530||£ 115||£ 115||3 Nights|
|Easter||24 Mar 13||7 Apr 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|April||7 Apr 13||28 Apr 13||£ 530||£ 115||£ 115||3 Nights|
|spring||28 Apr 13||30 Jun 13||£ 480||£ 105||£ 105||3 Nights|
|early summer||30 Jun 13||7 Jul 13||£ 530||£ 115||£ 115||3 Nights|
|fete medieval||7 Jul 13||14 Jul 13||£ 595||£ 125||£ 125||3 Nights|
|le Tour||14 Jul 13||4 Aug 13||£ 710||-||-||1 Week|
|summer||4 Aug 13||18 Aug 13||£ 595||£ 125||£ 125||3 Nights|
|late summer||18 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 530||£ 115||£ 115||3 Nights|
|indian summer||1 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||£ 480||£ 105||£ 105||3 Nights|
|autumn||29 Sep 13||15 Dec 13||£ 425||£ 95||£ 95||3 Nights|
|start ski season||15 Dec 13||22 Dec 13||£ 480||£ 105||£ 105||3 Nights|
|Christmas||22 Dec 13||29 Dec 13||£ 570||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|New Year||30 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 980||-||-||1 Week|
|early January||6 Jan 13||13 Jan 13||£ 710||-||-||3 Nights|
|January||13 Jan 13||3 Feb 13||£ 665||-||-||3 Nights|
|early February||3 Feb 13||17 Feb 13||£ 740||-||-||3 Nights|
|UK mid-term||17 Feb 13||24 Feb 13||£ 980||-||-||1 Week|
|late February||24 Feb 13||10 Mar 13||£ 740||£ 160||£ 160||3 Nights|
|March||10 Mar 13||24 Mar 13||£ 665||£ 145||£ 145||3 Nights|
|Easter||24 Mar 13||7 Apr 13||£ 740||-||-||1 Week|
|April||7 Apr 13||28 Apr 13||£ 665||£ 145||£ 145||3 Nights|
|spring||28 Apr 13||30 Jun 13||£ 595||£ 125||£ 125||3 Nights|
|early summer||30 Jun 13||7 Jul 13||£ 665||£ 145||£ 145||3 Nights|
|fete medieval||7 Jul 13||14 Jul 13||£ 740||£ 160||£ 160||3 Nights|
|le Tour||14 Jul 13||4 Aug 13||£ 880||-||-||1 Week|
|summer||4 Aug 13||18 Aug 13||£ 740||£ 160||£ 160||3 Nights|
|late summer||18 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 665||£ 145||£ 145||3 Nights|
|indian summer||1 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||£ 595||£ 125||£ 125||3 Nights|
|autumn||29 Sep 13||15 Dec 13||£ 530||£ 115||£ 115||3 Nights|
|start ski season||15 Dec 13||22 Dec 13||£ 595||£ 125||£ 125||3 Nights|
|Christmas||22 Dec 13||29 Dec 13||£ 710||-||-||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.
Full capacity is 2 adults + 2 young children in built-in childlren's bunk beds, or 3 adults. The 20% discounted 'rental rates for 2 people' applies to a 'couple only' AND to 'young families' (maximum 2 persons age 12 or over per apartment) eg could be a couple and two young children.Enquire now
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