Chalet next to nursery slope, Les Contamines, Haute Savoie

Next to nursery slope and garderie (nursery).

Decorated To Very High And Personal Standards And Surrounded By Large Garden

Sleeps 10 (4x2 + 2x1)

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    1250 - 2900WEEKLY
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    • Property type:Chalet
    • Sleeps:10 (5 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:2
    • Internet access
    • Pets accepted
    • Close to ski

    Location:

    Property description

    A traditional chalet with an extension added in 2008, overlooking the village from the side of the nursery slope.Furniture has been sourced from around France to soften up the heavier Savoyard style,giving the house a bit of 'woah "factor, and has plenty of recreational space ,including multiple sofa sections,large television area,quiet zone in the attic,as well as a basement game room with separate TV screen and babyfussball. For summer visitors, there is a big terrace with good sun coverage, a large garden to play and relax in, and also parking for two cars in what is otherwise a very sparsely trafficked part of Conta. Just down on the main road is O a La Bouche- the best eatery in the village and the shops just follow on from there.

    Accommodation description

    Bedrooms:
    Four double bedrooms,plus separate attic with two additional single beds and recreational space.

    Bathrooms:
    Two bathrooms (shower).
    Separate sauna and toilet.

    Kitchen:
    Properly fitted kitchen (contemporary) with dishwasher/juice blender/toaster- there is also a washing machine in the changing room in the basement.

    Utility Room:
    Games room/bar in basement plus ski/changing room.

    Living Rooms:
    Large living room with separate dining are with panelled window opening out to terrace with uninterrupted mountain view and seasonal outdoor seating.The television area has widescreen and a contemporary jøtul fireplace.

    Other:
    Dedicated parking (2x) for chalet. Recommend winter tyres in the ski season.

    Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
    Towels,linen and weekly cleaning included in the price.

    Amenities/Facilities:
    Barbecue, Parking, Garden.

    Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Oven, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine.

    Central Heating, Cot, High Chair, Internet Access, Satellite, TV.

    Location Type:
    Mountain, Village.

    Outside
    Good sized garden facing the mountain / nursery slope and with a nice sun-filled terrace with space for outdoor eating and a solid outdoor dining table.There is a barbecue provided for those long summer nights.

    Important notes on accommodation

    Suitable for toddlers (house has safety guards available). Cot and highchair can be provided - and EXTREMELY suitable for children given the proximity to nursery slope as well as nursery (which takes children for short periods and from a young age).Also a good environment for older children/teenagers due to the amount of private space (attic and basement).

    Rates

    Prices

    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    28 June 2014 - 19 July 2014 1400.00 -
    19 July 2014 - 30 August 2014 1600.00 -
    30 August 2014 - 13 December 2014 1250.00 -
    13 December 2014 - 20 December 2014 1800.00 -
    20 December 2014 - 3 January 2015 2900.00 -
    3 January 2015 - 17 January 2015 1950.00 -
    24 January 2015 - 7 February 2015 2300.00 -
    7 February 2015 - 14 February 2015 2500.00 -
    14 February 2015 - 21 February 2015 2900.00 -
    21 February 2015 - 28 February 2015 2900.00 -
    28 February 2015 - 28 March 2015 2600.00 -
    28 March 2015 - 4 April 2015 2500.00 -
    4 April 2015 - 11 April 2015 2300.00 -
    11 April 2015 - 13 June 2015 1350.00 -
    13 June 2015 - 4 July 2015 1450.00 -
    4 July 2015 - 25 July 2015 1550.00 -
    25 July 2015 - 29 August 2015 1650.00 -

    Notes on prices
    Prices per week in euros. Shorter periods/ different starting dates by agreement. -also to mention: Our local connections are good after 10 years in the village, and we can often provide independent ski instructors less rigid than ESF, private chefs delivering dinner on the door (to be heated) and reliable babysitters.

    Changeover day
    Normally Saturday

    Booking notes
    We would normally ask for a deposit of 30 % with the balance payable approximately 6 weeks prior to stay.Payments either to UK or french bank account.

    Location

    Chalet next to nursery slope, Les Contamines, Haute Savoie

    About the area

    Coast/Beach
    The village has newly constructed artificial swimming lake with beach, and riding,tennis,climbing and restaurant facilities nearby (ATP tournament in July).plus a network of mountain bike trails reachable from the gondola which is open in the summer. Down in neighbouring St Gervais,a large swimming pool complex opened in the spring of 2014 (indoor).

    Golf
    Various golf courses -all suitable for great driving averages given the thinner air but normally with narrow fairways (Megeve, Chamonix).

    Skiing
    Lovely for skiing, both for beginners / intermediaries, as well as for the most ambitious- the Parque Naturelle with its many randonee routes,is a heaven for serious powder hounds. The ski pass (for a small supplement), also covers neighbouring Megeve and Saint Gervais, between the three,sharing nearly 100 ski lifts and a myriad of restaurants.In 2013/2014 Contamines also boasts a new speedy lift- adding to the terrain and opportunities.

    Special Interest Holidays
    Wonderful mountain stuff -walking, hiking, riding, climbing, biking etc, and as we are on the the Mont Blanc Trail,the well known refuges of La Miage,Le Truc,La Balme,Tre la Tete,La Croix de la Col de Bonhomme, Roselette,La Mottet- are all within a few hours hike, and all serving good food and offering beds during the summer season.A number of these refuges are within reach of smaller children and we see a lot of parents bringing their little ones along.There are cows to watch,fondues to eat,flowers to pick etc which makes for a lovely day out.

    How to get there
    Geneva 70 minutes - mostly on motorway. Lyon 2 hours. Chamberey 1½ hour. Le Fayet train station 20 minutes (Paris-4h48m direct).Also good access to Turin Airport from the A40 motorway through the Mont Blanc tunnel.

    Distances
    Just a few minutes walk from the main street/shopping/restaurants.

    Further Details
    Main french supermarkets (Carrefour,Casino) operate in the village,and we also have a dedicated butcher and two boulangeries, in addition to the typical ski shops (8) and the interior decoration outfits.nmThe hypermarkets are located down in the valley (25 minutes) and Contamines has its own outdoor market every Tuesday with fresh produce on offer.

    House swap
    Definitely to be considered, preferably big city.

    Guest reviews

    2 reviews
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    Guest
    rating

    5/5

    Reviewed by: Suzy, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 16 January 2014

    Date of stay: July 2013

    "The best chalet...."

    We have now spent two summer holidays in Les Contamines at this chalet and I have to say it is the best chalet we have ever stayed in. The photos do not do it justice. It's a beautiful characterful chalet that is deceptively big. The bedrooms are beautiful and clean and have amazing views of the valley - I loved my morning cup of tea looking at the mountains! The open plan living room has ample space for everyone to chill out on comfy sofas and the dining area is fantastic with a massive rustic table that swallows up two big families. But definitely the best bit is the garden/patio area. The views are breathtaking and for me there was no better way to start my evening than with a gin and tonic soaking up the alps. The chalet is also in a really good position, within easy walking distance of the village which has great restaurants (the fondues are addictive) and a very special local bar! One of our favourite things to do was to take the cable car (with our dogs) and go walking, or swimming in the mountain lake. Most of my family are cyclists and they raved about the great rides but my sister and I took it easier and hired electric bikes from the village bike shop - really recommend it, masses of fun. Further afield, if you ever make it, there is Megeve, Saint Gervais Les Bains and Chamonix - all beautiful french towns well worth exploring. It's not often that we return to the same place, let alone the same chalet but for sure we will be returning again to this one...

    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, pet friendly, sightseeing, families with teenagers and families with young children

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    5/5

    Reviewed by: juj, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 30 November 2013

    Date of stay: March 2013

    "Unforgettable getaway"

    Been here a few times now, and undoubtedly a great stay every time... A pleasant drive from Geneva airport without any fiddly roads to deal with is always a great way to start any break... A very homely feel but with enough room for 10 people, can make it as quiet & cosey or as fun as you like... and only a walk away from great food / drink so no need for the hassle of a designated driver... As for the slopes, they're phenomenal, and never had the displeasure of qeues or crowds to deal with!! would choose this spot every year without a doubt!

    Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children and romantic getaway

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    About the Owner

    Norwegian/French couple who met in London, and feeling privileged to be part of this small alpine community. We started visiting Conta at the turn of the century, and after a long search,we finally found the chalet of our dreams, located next to the nursery slope (as well as the nursery itself),which was important given the amount of children of all ages in our families, and also very close to some of our best friends (who started coming here for many of the same reasons).
    Over the years,we have learned to love not only the immediate ski terrain but also the wider national park with its endless alpine opportunities in both summer and winter- and also taken up some new sports with some reluctance.We never expected to be practising alpine climbing or mountain biking when we first arrived :-

    Year property purchased: 2005

    Why this location?

    Les Contamines is located amidst the most beautiful mountain scenery, watched over by the imposing Mont Blanc,but yet sheltered from mass tourism. The 700 inhabitants are protective about the way of life and have yet to surrender to modern day industrial tourism. Despite that, Contamines is amongst the most welcoming ski and summer sport destinations anywhere in the alps and the quality of skiing and hiking leaves nothing to be desired.The fact that we are one hour from Geneva and yet so unspoilt and literally at the end of the road, is a huge plus.

    What are the unique benefits of the property?

    We've been roaming around France and Italy, picking up furniture from countless brocantes and flea markets, endeavouring to create our perfect living space, and in the process probably distinguishing ourselves from the mass market rental chalets that are often being bought for investment purposes, with thight budgets and little attention to detail.In addition- we specifically sought a location that would be perfect for children and parents alike- with the nursery slope being 50 yards away (we created our own entrance in the fence), the garderie for small children also within a stone throw,a hide-away in the attic for children of all ages, a game room with DVD in the basement, and a big table for everyone to come together at breakfast and dinner time.

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    Contact Name: Ysabel Neuhaus

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