Apartment Les Hiboux
Chalet | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Your hosts Andy & Shelley look forward to welcoming new visitors & sharing their knowledge to help make your Alpine holiday more enjoyable & memorable. Winter: A stress free skiing holiday perfect for families & friends. Take the complimentary shuttle bus from outside the chalet & be skiing the slopes of Saint-Gervais within 5 minutes. Enjoy a wonderful day in the mountains with over 445kms of 'pistes', 107 lifts & numerous charming little bars & restaurants, snow park & nearby ski school. For the non skier you can purchase the 'walkers' pass which gives you access via certain lifts to the mountain range. There are many walking & snow shoe trails all offering the wonderful breath taking scenery. Saint-Gervais offers free of charge some spectacular cross country ski tracks. Return home to the haeven of peace & quiet & ease those aching muscles in the sauna/hamman. Dinner at home may be a fondue or raclette or perhaps you would prefer to venture into town where there are many bars & restaurants. Saint-Gervais is just 8kms away. Driving on a snow scooter to a high altitude restaurant for dinner one evening & tobogganing home could be the highlight of your week!
Summer: Breath taking scenery, unpolluted fresh air, only the sound of birds, distant cow bells & water flowing in the ravine. This is 'Hiedi' country. You may even spot deer in the garden. A holiday guaranteed to recharge those batteries. A perfect retreat for all outdoor Summer persuits. There are hundreds of walking trails with beautiful wild mountain flowers. Don't forget your binoculars to spot chamois & ibex. For the budding ornothologist there golden eagles, vultures & many more. There is Horse riding, 2 golf courses & 4 beautiful lakes where you can picnic, BBQ, swim & sunbathe on a sandy beach! Annecy, Megève,Chamonix & Geneva are all interesting & worthwhile nearby towns to visit with plenty of shops, museums, bars & restaurants. Saint-Gervais is famous for its SPA with healing waters for skin disorders. The Thermal Baths are open to the public for relaxing thermal treatments. There is a lively colourful market on Thursdays where you can savour local produce & purchase gifts to take home. Return home to have drinks on your private terrasse where you can watch Mont Blanc turning pink & then red before the sun sets; the sign that tomorrow with be another beautiful day. Summer in the mountains has everything to offer except the sea!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||The Lakes 8 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 100 km, Nearest railway: Saint-Gervais/Le Fayet 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
A well appointed apartment of 60m2. Orentation South East at 1300 metres in altitude.
Seperate ground level entrance wtih a large entrance hall that is perfect for ski & boot storage.
The lovely apartment has three bedrooms which sleeps 6. A double, a twin & a small bunk bedded room. All rooms have wardrobes, bedside tables & reading lights.
The lounge/dining room is light & comfortable.
The functional fully fitted kitchen includes all modern appliances & place settings for 12 people.
The bathroom has a cast iron bath, overhead shower with glass splash guard, a large vanity unit & heated towel rail.
There is full underfloor central heating & double glazing throughout the chalet. Every window in the apartment offers the view of Mont Blanc.
There is a large communal laundry room.
Tourist Information, maps, games, a picnic basket, first aid kit & a sewing box are all available on display in the large entrance hall.
|Further details outdoors|
The lounge/dining area has french windows that open out onto a private secluded terrasse where there is a garden table & 6 chairs for your alfresco dining. A large gas Barbeque is close to the terrasse & there are 3 sun loungers with padded cushions for relaxing, sunbathing & soaking up the view of the Mont Blanc Mountain range. There is also an outside light on the terrasse for when the sun goes down.
There is off road parking available for two cars to the side of the chalet close to the seperate apartment entrance .
Arrival time should be after 4pm & departure time at 10am.
Sheets & towels will be provided & the beds will be made.
One sauna session is included in the weekly Winter rate. If required further sauna sessions can be booked at an extra cost of 30€ per session.
Although smokers are welcome we would prefer you to smoke outside on your private terrace as the chalet is mainly constructed of wood & is fitted with a smoke alarm system.
Dogs may be accepted by prior arrangement with an extra charge of €30.
The Rhone/French Alps region
Chamonix just 30 minutes away is the 'mecca' for mountain climbing. You can take the highest cable car in Europe to the Aiguille du Midi or the Train de Montevers which climbs up to the edge of the Vallée Blanche Glacier where you can view skiers & ice climbers on the Glacier. Chamonix also has an interesting Alpine Museum.
In just one hour you can visit beautiful Lake Annecy known as the 'Little Venice' for a memorable boat tour around the lake stopping off at quaint little villages along the way.
Geneva is a beautiful city with fine shops, lakeside restaurants, theatres & museums.
St Gervais Les Bains
Saint-Gervais-les-Bains is a delightful Alpine Village nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc. Enjoy a relaxing spa treatment at the Thermal Baths where the waters are famous for their healing properties. Over 480 Kms of ski slopes are available in Winter. Summers are warm & balmy & the nearby lakes are ideal for bathing & relaxing.
There is a lively colourful market on Thursdays where you can savour local produce & purchase gifts to take home
During the Summer months Saint-Gervais hosts regular craft fayres, outside antique markets, a vintage car rally & international ice skating competitions. People come from afar to watch the wonderful firework display on July 14th.
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23 Aug 2014
"Great place for an active holiday"
The chalet has 2 apartments and we occupied the bigger one, it sleeps 6 people but some of them have to be children because one of the bedrooms is a small room with 2 bunk beds. The apartment is well … More
4 Mar 2014
"The perfect week... thank you Shelley and Andy!"
We spent a fabulous week at the Apartment Les Hiboux owned by Shelly and Andy during half-term holiday. We travelled by car from the UK (4 of us + our little dog) and were greeted by Shelley and Andy … More
14 Feb 2014
"Hope we'll get to go back again!"
We loved this place, location is great, views amazing, apartment itself is lovely and owners are wonderful they couldn't be nicer.We stayed in winter, house was lovely and cosy. Bring snow chains… More
5 Nov 2013
"A beautiful appartment in an idyllic setting"
This is a really lovely appartment which surpasses all expectations. The owners are just lovely and nothing is too much trouble for them. We cannot recommend it highly enough.… More
4 Aug 2013
"Perfect family holiday"
Stayed for a 2 week summer break - 2 adults and 3 children aged 4, 6 and 7. The location is incredible with spectacular views. Weather beautiful and lovely and warm during the day and not too warm a… More
26 Mar 2013
"Le chalet de mes rêves..."
C'est dans un écrin de pure nature que se situe ce havre de paix. Le chalet est très confortable et très bien équipé , décoré avec beaucoup de goût, so british home, avec une vue magnifiq… More
18 Mar 2013
"Appartement de qualité dans chalet savoyard"
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans cet appartement spacieux et aux prestations de qualité. Shelley est une hôte très sympathique et attentionnée. L'appartement est joliment décoré et la vue directe sur le Mont Blanc est superbe. Les pistes de ski sont à 5 minutes grâce à la navette qui s'arrête près du chalet. La séance de sauna offerte est un vrai plaisir pour se relaxer après une bonne journée de ski.
19 Jan 2013
"Комфорт, дружелюбие и великолепные горы"
Мы с нашими друзьями отдыхали в Квартире Les Hiboux в начале января 2013г. При выборе места отдыха я переживала по поводу катания непосредственно рядом с жильем (Saint-Gervais-les-Bains) , но решила, что в крайнем случае будем ездить в Шамони - не далеко, около получаса езды (мы всегда арендуем машину чтобы поездить и посмотреть побольше). Могу сказать, что местный горнолыжный курорт понравился гораздо больше - народу (в т. ч. соотечественников) меньше, еда на горе вкуснее и дешевле и ландшафт более разнообразный.
Уютное жилье, постели, белье очень хорошие. Хозяева очень дружелюбные, милые люди. Удобно, что они жили рядом, поэтому в случае необходимости всегда можно было обратиться за помощью. В то же время жилье обособлено, достаточно просторно, с отдельным входом и террасой с великолепным видом. В общем, я с чистой совестью могу рекомендовать эти апартаменты для отдыха.
8 Jan 2013
"Amazing location and views"
We stayed here for Christmas and had a wonderful holiday. The apartment is on the ground floor of the chalet and is very private from the owners accomodation. The location is amazing with th views of Mont Blanc from every window. The evening light catches the mountain and gives it a pink glow! The location of the property is perfect for skiing, there is a bus but we used our car to go the 5 mins to the mid point cable car station at Le Bettex. Fantastic skiing for all abilities and friendly staff working on the lifts. Very pretty tree lined runs and lots of variety.
The apartment had a very well equipped kitchen and we had no problem preparing a full Christmas roast dinner. St Gervais is a very pretty town. A car is essential for this property. Owners were on hand to sort out any problems and were very helpful.
8 Jan 2013
"Well-equipped, comfortable, great location and an incredible view"
This was our 3rd winter visit to Les Hiboux and we hope to go back soon, perhaps in the summer. We like the location - convenient for the bus or the short drive to the lifts. Kitchen has everything you could need - including a bottle of local wine chilling in the fridge when you arrive! An impeccably clean and well-presented apartment. The hosts are charming and attentive.
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