Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 11
Superb high quality ground floor apartment, wonderful in Summer and Winter - spacious (124 m2 - bigger than your average chalet ) but with comfortable appeal. It will accommodate up to 10/11 people (8 comfortably) but smaller groups would also love its relaxing feel. A long wide entrance hall. Two balconies leading from the sitting room are both south/west facing with outstandingly beautiful views over the mountain range of the Aravis, and are fully equipped with garden furniture. The larger balcony would accommodate 10/11 people to dine in summer or for a play area for children (small ones supervised). There is a double glazed verandah with a stunning panorama over the Aravis range and the Chamonix valley. The apartment is in a very quiet part of St Gervais overlooking the garden, you feel in the heart of the mountains but only 5 mins walk from cafés, restaurants and shops. The rack railway is 3 mins walk and the ski shuttle to the cabins (5 mins) stop outside. The best of everything!
Three bedrooms and an enclosed space for the fourth. One double which opens onto the balcony, you wake to morning birdsong and a view of the mountains. A further double (single could be added) with washbasin which opens onto the enclosed veranda and a further bdrm with 3 singles plus two folding beds with a washbasin and french doors which also open onto the veranda. An area off the dining room which is semi private, has a double sofabed as the fourth sleeping place. A dining area which will accommodate up to 12 people. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans to cook for 11/12. Perfect for 2 families, or room to spread for smaller groups.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Beach on Lake Geneva 70 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 70 km, Nearest railway: Le Fayet 4 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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 11|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
The bathroom has a very powerful shower over the bath. There are basins in each of two bedrooms and an extra large hot water tank. Two WCs, one is in the bathroom, the other is separate.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a garden and in addition the large balcony has space to use a small barbecue. Plenty of parking at the tramway station (3mins) or across the road from the apartment or in the covered municipal carpark about 200m from the apartment. Also there is a small cul de sac at the rear. You may be able to park there and it is visible from the apartment building.
Changeover day is Saturday
The Rhone/French Alps region
The Haute Savoie is one of the most magnificent mountain regions of France with stunning natural beauty. The region is dominated by the grandiose massif of Mont Blanc. The area is lovely in all seasons for skiers walkers and climbers.There are many places to visit, Chamonix is alive in summer and in winter. Take the breathtaking cable car trip to the summit of the Aiguille du Midi in the Mt Blanc range and over the Vallee Blanche - a valley of eternal snow- and on to Italy. Start the renown Tour de Mont Blanc trek to the Swiss alps.Travel to the elegant Italian town of Courmayer, or alternatively Annecy with its tranquil lake flowing into the heart of the town, said to be one of the most beautiful in all France. Geneva and its 'grand lac' is only 3/4 hour away, if you have children there is a sandy beach on the lake and a large waterpark for hours of fun. The whole region is noted for its famous Savoyard cheeses and wines and most towns have a market selling local produce.
St Gervais Les Bains
ST GERVAIS Is an elegant spa town popular in the '30s. In the heart of the mountains but large enough to have some good restaurants, bars, quality shops and a lovely (Thursday) market selling local produce.
In SUMMER: The possibilities for walking, climbing, riding, mountain biking (on marked trails), ballooning, canoeing etc are endless. There are 184 km of marked walks around St Gervais alone. There are championship golf courses at Megeve and Chamonix. The town boasts a lovely open air swimming pool and tennis complex, The Spa offers health and beauty treatments and its natural waters have attracted people since the turn of the century. There is an indoor swimming pool in the park surrounding the Spa and a lovely walk from here takes you to the wonderful cascade pouring into the gorge which runs through the town. An ice rink and equitation centre at Bettex for riding in the mountains. Guided walks are arranged at the ‘Cimes’ or at the tourist centre which take you into the beautiful countryside to view the wildlife.
The cable cars and tramway run from mid June to mid Sept for walks high in the mountains. Mont Blanc tramway is one of the oldest rack railways in France and worth the trip. You can climb to the glacier (or the summit if you are so minded!). More gentle walks in the lovely meadows full of wild flowers in spring at Bellevue, or stop at the Col de Voza. The cabins take you to the summit of Mont D'Arbois where you can walk to old Savoyard villages or the more sophisticated Megeve, with its fashionable shops and delicious restaurants (at least one Michelin starred) Try the local village of Cordon, truly the ‘balcon du Mont Blanc’, its overwhelming view of the whole range including the Aiguille. Just stand and stare as the mountain turn pink in the sunset.
WINTER SKI-ING: There is a huge ski area above the town which links by a simple green run into wealthy Megeve, (mix with the rich and famous) 500 km of pistes and 125 lifts. A paradise of varied skiing from absolute beginners, family runs and some testing runs on the slopes of Mont Joly and up to Cote 2000 in Megeve. Ski over to the baroque village of St Nicolas for a good lunch. The ski pass covers St Gervais,St Nicolas, Megeve, Combloux (heavenly after heavy snow with the sun on its tree lined slopes), Jaillet and Les Contamines. Pay a small supplement and go to Chamonix for the day (25mins) -for an adrenalin rush and skiing well into May. There is also Flaine up the road (25mins) Morzine (35mins) and many lovely smaller resorts.
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