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Chalet | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Chalet Wheatley is a privately let, self-catering chalet situated in St Gervais France.
The is set in the idyllic mountain town of St Gervais near Chamonix, only 40 minutes drive from Geneva.
There are 3 bedrooms, comprising 1 double bed and 2 rooms with 2 * single beds. A travel cot is available if required.
The chalet is ideally situated for skiing holidays or to sample the various activities the area has to offer such as climbing, paragliding, mountain biking and the Spa Baths - Les Thermes Saint-Gervais-Les-Bains - renowned for their relaxing and therapeutic properties.
The chalet is right next to the Evasion ski domain (Bettex ski lift is 10 mins walk, 1 min walk to bus stop, or 2 mins drive to free parking area), which consists of over 500km of mainly tree-lined runs serviced by 125 ski lifts. Ski domain includes areas of St Gervais, Les Contamimes, Les Houches and Megeve.
Perfect for skiing in winter and family holidays in spring, summer and autumn. Wonderful resort for exploring the beauty of the French Alps.
Skiing: There is an amazing 500kms of piste throughout the Evasion ski domain which includes St Gervais, Les Contamimes and Megeve. The lift system is highly efficient. Runs to suit all abilities, from wide open greens and blues to steep narrow blacks. There are 3 half pipes and 2 'fun-parks' as well as flood-lit skiing facilities. Off-piste skiing is abundant and possibilities for ski-touring are endless!
Paragliding/Hang-gliding: The ultimate challenge in paragliding and hang-gliding flight has to be the mountains where perhaps the best thermal-ling and cross country flying is found and there is no place like the 'Chamonix Valley' and its surrounding area for superb year-round flying. The sheer altitudes, the stunning views and the tranquillity of what must be Europe's most extensive alpine area, make it a pleasure to visit.
Take-off sites nearby are Le Brevent (15km), Plan Praz (15km), Les Grands Montets (15km), Plan L'Aiguille (15km), Aigille du Midi (15km), Plaine Joux (5km) and many others. There is even a landing site 0.5km from the chalet.
Cycling: The new Diamant Verte circuits make this area a brilliant place for mountain biker beginners, novices, or just plain lazy bikers who want the thrills without all the hard work. The Diamant Verte website is currently only in French, however it gives you a map of the circuits and photos. The lift system only runs in the summer month, however there are numerous cycle tracks available for mountain biking all year round for those prepared to put the effort into cycling up hill as well.
Nearby Megeve/Combloux (easily accessible by 1 cable car up and a downhill) give 100s km downhill rides all serviced by cable cars to take the strain.
In July each year are the world famous mountain bike races (20/50/100/140km) http://www.combloux.com/en/events/mb-race-vtt.html
For road cyclists there are some excellent training rides within the valley with climbs and descents of varying severity. It's also easy to nip down to the open expanse of the Arve valley floor to put in some longer mileages. And from St Gervais it's quite possible to take in classic Tour de France routes such as the Col de Aravis and Col de Colombiere.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 80 km, Nearest railway: Le Fayet 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Rhône-Alpes region
St Gervais is a mountain village situated in the French Alps bordering Switzerland and Italy, near to Chamonix, Megève resort and Mont Blanc and under an hours drive from Geneva airport. The chalet is well positioned in St Gervais village being close to the spa baths, all shops and amenities and only 10-15 minutes walk from ski lifts giving easy access to some of the best skiing, hiking and mountain biking in Europe.
The chalet is ideal for both summer vacations and winter skiing holidays in the French Alps. Situated in a suberb location in the mountain village of St Gervais close to ski lifts, local amenities and the Spa Baths. Mountain biking and walking in the Summer
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18 Sep 2014
"Well maintained chalet in a convenient location."
We really enjoyed our time here, the chalet was amazing and all the comforts such.The house is spacious, even for 6 people, and is well cleaned. The chalet is a good base for your ski or summerholiday. We made trips to several places and we really loved the view over the Mont Blanc Massif at Aiguille du Midi.
The contact with the owner went well, he reacts quickly to your mail and is friendly. The owner gives additional information, tips about the route and other useful information.
The Wi-Fi in the house works perfectly, and we were very happy with the present equipment and cables. (HDMI cable, SMART TV, etc.)
We had our dog with us, who amused himself well in the garden. In the immediate vicinity there are plenty of places to walk with him. In a number of restaurants in the village, it was allowed to take him inside.
On the whole therefore an ideal chalet, in an even more ideal environment!!
4 Sep 2014
"Fabulous location: a home from home"
We stayed at the chalet for a summer holiday with our children aged 12 and 7, having previously skied in St Gervais. The chalet is very comfortable with underfloor heating and a wood burner ( the beginning of the week was cool so this was lovely in the evening) and is open plan in the kitchen / living areas - so ideal for a family. It was great to eat breakfast on the decking in the garden when the sun shone - a real sun trap- with a view of Mt Blanc - essential as we looked every day to decide the best day to travel up the mountain by cable car from Chamonix. This is stunning and well worth the 162 euros for a family ticket - includes 'step into the void' a glass 'box' over the mountains. The chalet is a short walk from the town of St Gervais with restaurants and shops and also to the indoor/outdoor swimming pool ( opened this year) with its fabulous backdrop of the mountains. We would love to stay in the chalet again soon! Thank you to Alex ( the owner) for a great place to stay.
12 Aug 2014
"A beautiful chalet genuinely deserving of high praise!"
This chalet really is spacious with large rooms and plenty of open living areas making it ideal for a large family. Then there is the outside area which is perfect for dining outside whilst taking in the breathtaking views. Well equipped with great facilities. It really feels like you have been welcomed into a well-loved home. The perfect base for a fantastic holiday, we would love to come here again.
21 Mar 2014
"Excellent chalet in great location"
Well appointed chalet in central location for ski-ing and sight seeing. Great facilities including very useful garage. Excellent support for questions and practical issues from the owner. Would defini… More
3 Mar 2014
"Perfect family chalet"
Spacious property in perfect location for telecabine and town. Free bus at the end of the road to the telecabine but we either walked (10 mins) or took the car (plenty of parking even in half term holiday). Easy walking distance to town for local supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and bars. Chalet also has its own driveway with plenty of parking. Wonderful garden perfect for children to play in and build snowmen. UK FreeSat and Wifi were really useful, making our friends jealous when uploading our holiday photos. Listing description very accurate. Lovely and warm and clean. This was our 4th visit to Saint Gervais and this was the best Chalet we have stayed in.
2 Mar 2014
"Excellent location and facilities."
I stayed here in August 2010, however the drop down menu wouldn't allow me to choose 2010, hence it says August 2012!
We spent 2 weeks at this lovely chalet and in my opinion, it is ideally located for anyone seeking an Alpine holiday. Chamonix and all it's many attractions are within an easy drive and the chalet is just a short stroll away from the shops and restaurants of St Gervais itself, which was a very friendly and welcoming town. The chalet is very well equipped, comfortable and clean and the owner provides a helpful file of information and local maps in the chalet, regarding activites/sights of interest in the area. The owner was also extremely helpful and prompt in answering queries before we travelled. A lasting memory of the chalet will be sitting on the patio in the evenings looking at the Alpenglow on the mountains - what a fantastic sight.
Following our lovely summer holiday in the chalet, we have just re-booked for a winter holiday later this year. Once again, the owner has been extremely helpful in answering my queries.
2 Mar 2014
Fantastic chalet everything was tiptop,easy to find and great owners that know what they are doing,highly recommended as well equipped and really nice touch with free wifi and English tv ,underfloor heating was lovely after a days skiing and only a 4-5 min walk to town and bubble,we will be back
25 Feb 2014
"Tranquil place with fantastic views"
Spent a wonderful week in St Gervais in Summer. The chalet was comfortable and roomy enough for all us with a nice garden where we spent several evenings contemplating Mont Blanc, quite spectacular. We found a variety of activities for all of us, from horse riding to tennis, walking and swimming, even an evening out watching an ice-hockey match. It is an easy walk from the chalet into town where there is a weekly market. There is a pottery nearby with some beautiful (although quite pricey) items, well worth splashing out on. Highly recommended, planning another stay next Summer.
5 Feb 2014
"Comfortable and spacious with a great view of the mountains."
Stayed here with a buddy and liked it a lot. It's quite spacious and clean, pretty much everything you need is there. Big sofas, Freesat TV, Broadband. Good sized kitchen area, comfortable beds, and the underfloor heating in the main living area is very handy for drying out gloves and boots overnight. It's also not far from the stop for the free shuttle bus to the gondola. I had to take a day off from snowboarding and the chalet was still a very nice place to be. Sun was shining, chilled out on the deck looking out over the mountains - bliss! I'd definitely go again.
29 Jan 2014
"Highly recommend this chalet/location for a great holiday."
This chalet is lovely. It is warm (with its log burner) relaxing and luxurious. I would rate it as 4 to 5 stars. It has everything you need. You can drive in the garage, close the doors behind you, un… More
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