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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Snowgums is situated in a quiet village on the edge of Briancon. Wonderful group or family accomodation in beautiful 240 year 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 boot 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 bedrooms
Nearest beach Villeneuve (lake) 4 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Turin 150 km, Nearest railway: Briancon 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
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.

Microwave available on request.

Natural air conditioning in the hot summer months with original walls of the house over one metre thick keeping you very cool.

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.

Further details

All linen included except swimming towels. Tourist tax and all fuel and electricity use included.

The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur 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'.

Serre Chevalier

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!

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19 Aug 2014

5/5

"Loved our stay at Snowgums"

We had a wonderful two days at Snowgums. We loved the apartment - very spacious , with everything we needed. Pippa, Becky, the puppies and the cat were all great hosts and so welcoming. Briancon wi… More

It was such a pleasure introducing you to the mountains here, and to share it with you. We hope to welcome you back for more delights in the future.

27 Jul 2014

5/5

"Pippa and Becky were so friendly and welcoming plus place is brilliant."

Pippa was really prompt in her replies when making initial enquiries and on booking sent helpful information. On arrival she was warm and welcoming and gave us a gorgeous selection of food local produ… More

It was really a pleasure having you both here with us this summer. We look forward to welcoming you back another time, summer or winter. Best wishes

27 Jul 2014

5/5

"Joie de Vivre"

We came for the Alps, the mountains and the biking, but what we found was much better - the two of you! What a joy to have been able - no lucky! - to experience the welcoming atmosphere you have creat… More

It was really a Joie de Vivre moment hosting you both too! See you again soon; in two days time in fact!

12 Jul 2014

5/5

"Gorgeous apartment with lovely hosts"

We had a brilliant time at Snowgums, intended to stay for three nights but ended up staying the whole week as we loved it so much. The apartment had everything we needed and the huge garden with moun… More

It was lovely helping you discover the Alps Katie. There is so much to do here, for all ages, and it was a pleasure sharing it with you all. We hope to welcome you back here in the future.

28 Apr 2014

5/5

"A blissful time spent at Snowgums....simply sublime!"

My 5 year old son and I had a truly wonderful time at Snowgums. The accommodation within Pippa and Becky's beautifully renovated farmhouse is homely, authentic and practical. The love, thought a… More

We look forward to welcoming you back to make the most of the area another time, whether summer, winter or both!

24 Sep 2013

5/5

"What a great place!"

The Briancon area is a beautiful network of valleys high up in the Alps, with easy access to the peaks and the glaciers. In summer, there are hundreds of beautiful walks, from a gentle saunter along … More

It was a pleasure having you both here, and helping you get the most from your time in the area. We look forward to welcoming you back another time, whichever season you come for! Cheers

18 Sep 2013

5/5

"Briancon is a wonderful place to visit both for winter skiing and summer hiking and we love staying at Snowgums."

We have already enjoyed two visits to Snowgums in winter for family skiing holidays but Pippa encouraged us to try Snowgums in the summer and boy are we glad we did! Coming in September the weather w… More

As ever, it was a pleasure having you stay with us. We love it when clients really explore the area and see so much of what is on offer, and you did. The autumn, particularly September, is a fantastic time to come here, still hot, but with schools having gone back most visitors are back at work. If you're not tied to school holidays, it's a great time to come. We look forward to welcoming you again in the winter. Cheers

10 Sep 2013

5/5

"A wonderful apartment that's full of character with great access to the mountains."

We spent a fantastic two weeks at Snowgums and would definitely recommend it to others. The owner, Pippa, couldn't have been more welcoming and her knowledge of the area was really helpful as she… More

It is such a pleasure for us having folk to stay who really explore the area and all its charms. We had a great time getting to know you and hope to welcome you back before long. Cheers

10 Sep 2013

4/5

"Spot on stay"

Great place to stay in a fantastic region. Pippa was able to provide us with current information about open roads and recommend good hikes and walks. The apartment was fantastic with good views. My sp… More

We really appreciate having clients who love exploring the area. It is a pleasure to help you make the most of your stay. We look forward to welcoming you here again another time. Pippa

10 Sep 2013

4/5

"A great and unique location for outdoor activites"

Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful house. The girls loved to play in the Wendy house and we enjoyed hikes and runs in the mountains!… More

It was great seeing the girls enjoy the garden and Wendy house, and it was inspiring that you did the whole trip with three young children and no car! Hope to see you here again another year. Cheers

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Calendar last updated:07 Aug 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
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  • French

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