Chalet Fleur des Roches
Chalet | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
A traditionally built, modern Savoyard chalet located at the end of a quiet lane above the alpine village of St Gervais les Bains, Chalet Fleur des Roches is only ten mins walk from shops and restaurants - perfect for the morning croissant run or an evening meal out.
The chalet is furnished to a high standard with a traditional fireplace, electric and underfloor heating with modern fitted appliances in a handcrafted kitchen equipped with Denby/Le Creuset crockery and pans.
Sleeping ten people in five bedrooms, Chalet Fleur des Roches accommodates one or two families with plenty of room for everyone to eat, rest and play.
A large, sunny, enclosed garden with views out towards the Aravis chain of mountains and Mt d'Arbois which accesses the extensive St Gervais/Megeve ski area. The ski lift of St Gervais is five mins away by car.
The chalet is child friendly with safety gates, high chair and travel cot provided on request making it an ideal holiday venue for families.
Walking distance from the Tramway Mt Blanc station in St Gervais and the centre of town, in summer the chalet offers access to the walking and climbing around the Mt Blanc and Megeve region.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 70 km, Nearest railway: Le Fayet 6 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, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Bedroom 1: double and 2 single sofa beds - first floor
Bedroom 2: double or two singles - first floor
Bedroom 3: double or two singles - first floor
These bedrooms share the upstairs bathroom and toilet
Bedroom 4: double or two singles - ground floor
Bedroom 5: mezzanine over the second lounge - ground floor
These bedrooms share a ground floor bathroom
The main lounge has sofas around the open fire, UK TV, and the dining table and chairs for eating. The stairs to the upper floor lead up from here.
The kitchen forms an L-shape from the living area allowing you to prepare meals in the company of the rest of the family.
The second lounge leads off the kitchen and also has UK TV and a video/DVD player giving the kids (or adults) their own annex.
Baby sitting services can be booked on request. Local creche and child minding facilities available.
|Further details outdoors|
Chalet Fleur des Roches lies on a very quiet cul-de-sac with no through traffic and the garden is enclosed making it a great place for young children to play.
There are garden games (goal/football set, badminton rackets etc) and various toys (aged approx. 1-5 yrs) are on-site and available to keep the children occupied during the summer.
Rental is arranged through Mont Blanc Retreats Ltd - www.montblanc-retreats.com
Bookings are secured upon a 25% deposit. The balance is due 8 weeks before your arrival date
Payment is made through bank transfer to a UK account
Booking terms and conditions are included with the booking forms
Travel cot and pushchair free of charge
A security deposit of €1,000 is taken via an authorised credit card payment. Charges are only levied if there is damage to the chalet or if excessive cleaning is required. No charge is made without prior consultation with the card holder
The Rhone/French Alps region
50 minutes from Geneva airport by car
Only 4kms from the motorway exit and TGV train station.
Amazing scenery at the very foot of Europe's highest peak, Mt Blanc
Massive and diverse ski area linked with Megève
A year round, traditional French savoyard town with spa baths
Excellent local restaurants and shops
Easy access for summer day trips within France, Switzerland and Italy!
Wide variety of winter and summer activities for all the family
The spa resort of Saint-Gervais is situated at the foot of Mont Blanc and has attracted tourists since 1806 for its therapeutic waters. At an altitude of 850 metres, St Gervais’ first ski lifts were installed in the 1930’s. With access into its own ski area linked with Megeve, it has recently found new popularity, particularly with families. Set in a narrow river gorge halfway between Megève and Chamonix, the landscape is impressive wherever you look and a trip up the mountain on the Mont-Blanc Tramway is not to be missed. There’s a good choice of bars, restaurants, bakeries & creperies (not to mention the chocolate!) and several supermarkets to use for everyday essentials. The local market comes to town on a Thursday with a range of Savoyard treats.
St Gervais Les Bains
The main ski area of Saint-Gervais is vast and forms part of the Evasion ski domain and its 420 kms of slopes. It offers truly breathtaking views of Mont-Blanc and is linked with Megeve from the slopes of Mont d'Arbois, accessed by 20-person gondola from the edge of the village.
This area is particularly recommended in winter for intermediates and snowboarders can enjoy one of the best snow parks in the region. The Mont-Joly and Mont-Joux sections offer the steepest slopes where some good off-piste can also be found. There are some excellent mountain restaurants!!
Skiing on the Mont Blanc side of Saint-Gervais is served by the Tramway Mt Blanc, a rack-and-pinion 1904 railway that takes you to the slopes of Les Houches in the winter, and the foot of Mt Blanc for walking in the summer.
Other local ski areas:
20 minutes from Chamonix or Megeve villages
15 minutes to Les Contamines, Combloux, Praz-sur-Arly & Flumet ski areas
30-50 minutes to Argentiere, La Flegere, Le Tour, Le Brevent, Flaine and Les Gets ski areas
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28 Jan 2012
"Our Second Home"
We have stayed at chalet “Fleur de Roches” on many occasions over the past 6 years, especially out of season. Our parties have ranged from 2-6 adults, but there is ample room for 8 adults and 2 children. The accommodation is a traditional mountain chalet of high standard and is extremely well equipped and comfortable for the maximum number of guests. All equipment is of good quality and the chalet is always warm with plenty of hot water. The garden makes an ideal suntrap in either summer or winter months and gives spectacular views of the mountains and valley. St Gervais has many good restaurants and shops to meet all your needs and 15mins by car (Le Fayet) gives you access to large Intermarche and SuperU stores which have a wider selection of goods.
There is plenty to do in the surrounding area including mountain walks, lake swimming, wind surfing, sightseeing, spa, etc. A car is a real bonus, especially if you wish to travel any distance. Megeve, Chamonix, Annecy, Geneva and Italy are within easy reach. For a real multinational day you can have croissants in France, Pasta/Pizza in Italy (via Mont Blanc tunnel) and crepes in Switzerland (via St Gothard tunnel).
The caretaker is very friendly and always available if needed, we would not hesitate in recommending this chalet.
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