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.