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Overview

Property

Updated: 19-May-2015
Chalet next to nursery slope, Les Contamines, Haute Savoie - Decorated To Very High And Personal Standards And Surrounded By Large Garden

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.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Scandinavian /French couple who met in London, 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 :

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2 Reviews

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Next to nursery slope and garderie (nursery).
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8053273
+1473 -4536785
Les Contamines St. Gervais - Megeve area
Rainow, Cheshire UK
5

The best chalet....

  • 5 out of 5
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...
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Next to nursery slope and garderie (nursery).
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8053273
+1473 -4536785
Les Contamines St. Gervais - Megeve area
london
5

Unforgettable getaway

  • 5 out of 5
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!
  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Wonderful mountain stuff -walking, hiking, riding, climbing, biking etc, and as we're located on the the Mont Blanc Trail,the refuges of La Miage,Le Truc,La Balme,Tre la Tete,La Croix de la Col de Bonhomme, Roselette,La Mottet- 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.

Coast/Beach:

The village has a 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) and Megeve also has an allround excellent sports centre with spa facility,climbing wall,outdoor pool etc etc.

Travel:

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.

Availability

From €1,200 Weekly

Rental rates

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
11 Apr 2015 - 12 Jun 2015
1 night minimum stay
€1,350
 
 
13 Jun 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
1 night minimum stay
€1,450
 
 
4 Jul 2015 - 24 Jul 2015
1 night minimum stay
€1,550
 
 
25 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
1 night minimum stay
€1,650
 
 
29 Aug 2015 - 18 Sep 2015
1 night minimum stay
€1,400
 
 
19 Sep 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
1 night minimum stay
€1,200
 
 
19 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
1 night minimum stay
€3,500
 
 
2 Jan 2016 - 29 Jan 2016
1 night minimum stay
€1,900
 
 
30 Jan 2016 - 12 Feb 2016
1 night minimum stay
€2,200
 
 
13 Feb 2016 - 19 Feb 2016
1 night minimum stay
€3,200
 
 
20 Feb 2016 - 26 Feb 2016
1 night minimum stay
€2,700
 
 
27 Feb 2016 - 25 Mar 2016
1 night minimum stay
€2,000
 
 
26 Mar 2016 - 1 Apr 2016
1 night minimum stay
€2,800
 
 
2 Apr 2016 - 8 Apr 2016
1 night minimum stay
€2,200
 
 
9 Apr 2016 - 22 Apr 2016
1 night minimum stay
€1,600
 

Notes

  • 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.

    Changeover Day:
    Normally Saturday

    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.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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 possibly distinguishing ourselves from the mass market rental chalets which are often purchased for investment purposes, on tight budgets and with little attention to detail. In addition- we 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 a stone throw away, a hideaway in the attic for children of all ages, a game room with DVD in the basement, plus de pied de resistance in the form of a big social dining table with stunning views.

Property Type

  • chalet

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Two bathrooms (shower). Separate sauna and toilet.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4x2 + 2x1) Notes on bedrooms: Four double bedrooms,plus separate attic with two additional single beds and recreational space.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Suitable for toddlers (safety guards available). Cot and highchair also 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) with the garden providing a good backdrop for summer games. 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. Utility Room: Games room/bar in basement plus ski/changing room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels,linen and weekly cleaning included in the price. Other: Dedicated parking (2x) for chalet. Winter tyres recommended strongly during ski season.

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