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Apartment in Brides les Bain, The Three Valleys

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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About the property

Beautiful, modern, homely, spacious apartment. 6th floor, FREE WIFI, balcony.

The apartment is just 300m from the centre of Brides Les Bain and 600m from the Gondola, which gives direct access to Meribel and the whole of the three Valleys - the largest ski area in the world. The apartment is massive 56m2 which includes a large living and dining area, kitchen, one double bedroom (King size bed) with ensuite shower room, one bunk room, one bathroom with bath and shower and a separate toilet. There is a cabin area with bunk beds in the hallway, this is a cosy but spacious area separated by a curtain for privacy.

The sofa bed coverts to 2 full size single beds, with good mattresses that can be put together or separated. The kitchen is well equipped with microwave/oven, an additional large (52 litre) oven/grill, 4 ceramic hobs, pressure cooker, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, dishwasher, large fridge and more kitchenware than you will need to self cater for 6-8 people. A recent addition is a good quality washing machine. The apartment Sleeps 6 comfortably but can accommodate a maximum of 8, with 2 people sleeping in the living room area. Free underground parking is provided, with easy access to the apartment lifts for unloading. FREE UNLIMITED and very reliable WIFI in the apartment (serves only our apartment) also Satellite TV with endless English and French Channels and large 32 inch screen. Fresh croissants and bread are sold in reception every morning throughout the winter season. There is a large balcony with seating and stunning views across the mountains.

We have now had the apartment for 4 years and have made many improvements and additions. If you have stayed in any Les Cybeles apartments before ours has many extras and advantages.

We have tried to keep additional costs to a minimum, secure underground parking is free, WIFI and Satellite TV are free. The apartment is equipped with everything you need. You can bring your own towels and bedding, or hire from us at just the cost for laundering. Duvets (1 king size, 6 singles), blankets and pillows are supplied. We supply tea, coffee and sugar . In addition soap, shower gel, cleaning materials, washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets will all be in the apartment. All linen you have ordered will be in the apartment so you don't need to queue at reception. There is plenty of storage space and lots of hooks for drying wet ski clothes. If you order ski passes, these will also be waiting for you in the apartment so make your first day as easy as possible.

The swimming pool and jacuzzi are free and there is a sauna and games room.

We have negotiated various discounts for our guests: the very convenient ski hire shop in the residence will give you a 40% discount , and 5% off lessons with 'Magic in Motion' ski school in Meribel. All details when you book.

Three Valleys Ski passes can be ordered in advance with a 5% discount and will be waiting for you on arrival. We can also arrange a food pack if you need.

We have a local English couple (French speakers) who manage the apartment locally and will help you if needed, contact details will be supplied when you book.

Keys will be in a key safe outside the apartment, including a fob to open the underground garage. You will be given a security number for the key safe once we have received your final payment. You can therefore arrive as late as you like with no fear of not getting in!

A car is helpful in the summer, but for the winter season everything you need is close by. The gondola is 600m away; a 10 minute walk or there is a ski bus which runs from the bottom of the drive every 15 minutes which goes directly to the gondola. All the amenities of Bride Les Bain are less than a 5 minute walk. If you have a car there is an enormous 'Super U' supermarket a few minutes away on the Moutiers road which is very good value. Without a car it would be worth a taxi trip to stock up on food for the week if you are self catering as it is much cheaper than the local small super market.

Brides-les-Bains in the Savoie region is a genuinely all-year-round resort village. It is part of the 3 Valleys, height 600 m and connects to the ski slopes by gondola located only 600 m from the apartment which takes you to the Meribel ski runs, and from there you have access to the whole of the three valleys. Brides-les-Bains is also famous for its thermal spa and bathing facilities dedicated to weight loss and muscular or joint problems. The unique 1500 m2 spa for your after ski, or summer relaxation features hammam (Turkish steam baths), sauna, body care and a relaxation room. The Spa makes the town ideal if you are a mixed group of skiers and non-skiers.

In the summer Brides les Bain is as lively as in the winter and is a great base to explore the Alps (walking, mountain biking, horse riding, white water rafting, kayaking etc). It is a very pretty town with a central river area, lots of lovely shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, but without the high prices of the rest of the three valleys. There is an excellent market every Wednesday in the summer months. Within a 5 minute walk of the apartment you will find a post office, chemist, doctors surgery, numerous and varied shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. Also a disco and casino! There is an excellent, good value pizza restaurant within 2 minutes walk of the apartment. Bride Les Bain is an incredibly pretty and friendly little town, with a beautiful central river area and everything you need for both a winter ski holiday and summer activities or Spa.

The Three Valleys, in the heart of the French Alps has rightly earned its name as the largest integrated skiing area in the world. 330 marked ski-slopes offer a total of 600 kilometres of pure skiing enjoyment. Thanks to around 180 ski-lifts, the ski-slopes (between 1300m and 3200 m) are reached quickly and easily, including glacier areas. The enormous infrastructure of ski-runs and lifts connects not only the large ski stations at Val Thorens, Les Menuires, Meribel-Mottaret and Courchevel with one another but also the up-and-coming smaller skiing locations at Saint Martin and La Tania.

The Belleville valley, with the ski stations St. Martin, Les Menuires and Val Thorens, the Courchevel valley with its tiered landscape districts of Courchevel 1300, 1550, 1650 and 1850 are all connected together with the centrally situated Méribel valley into a massive skiing area. Good Skiers can experience all three valleys of the skiing area in a single day, having the choice of countless ski-runs. However there is something for everyone from easy to difficult runs, so that experienced skiers as well as beginners can enjoy the three Valleys.


Length of ski slopes 600km

easy 171km

medium 314km

difficult 115km

Number of ski slopes 330

Green 43

blue 129

Red 125

Black 33

Ski lifts 180

Ski tows 107

Chairlifts 38

Cable cars 35

Snow cannons 2000

Glacier 6

Halfpipes 4

Snowparks 4

Floodlight slopes 1

Cross-country skiing 118km

Toboggan runs 4

Apart from the best skiing conditions, the area is also excellent for snowboarders. There are several funparks and their own area for boardercross and halfpipe in each of the three valleys. Val Thorens, (2,300m) lures 1,500 snowboarders every December from across the whole world to the legendary Boarderweek, with competitions, concerts and numerous events. Skiers are also offered extra variety with countless mogul runs, endless deep-snow slopes, demanding tours and the possibility to go heli-skiing. Cross-country skiers are well catered for with 118 kilometres of well marked trails. In addition there many snow-shoe treks on marked routes of different lengths and difficulty levels.

There are four different toboggan runs, which may also be used at night, The Tête Ronde toboggan run in Val Thorens, the highest run of its kind in Europe is 6 kilometres long; it starts at a height of 3000 metres, and ends at 700 metres. A journey that takes approximately 30 minutes. Other toboggan runs – including one for inflatable toboggans, amongst other things - can be found in Courchevel and Les Menuires.

The Three Valleys weekly pass covers a day in La Plagne (though check this with the ski pass office, to ensure it is valid for the current season). There are free shuttle buses up to Meribel every wednesday evening (look on ski.Brides-les-Bain website).

There are many ski and boarding schools in Meribel, including ESF but also several English schools. The Olympic Centre in Meribel has an ice rink, Olympic size pool with kids pool and slides, and crèche facilities, All literally just at the top of the Gondola from Brides Les Bain. Meribel offers endless more opportunities for Apres-Ski, cafes, restaurants and shops.

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Sally Derrick
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
3 February, 2017

About Sally Derrick

We bought the apartment in 2012 year, after years of looking for somewhere that we could use summer and winter, and that was large enough to accommodate our now adult-sized children. Most of the apartments we saw were claustrophobic and tiny, this is quite different. We fell in love with the location, the space, the views and the peacefulness of the place. I would live there all year if I could!

Sally Derrick purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Sally Derrick chose The Three Valleys

There are several 2 bedroom properties in Les Cybele for rental. They are amazing value; large, light and airy, but I really wanted to make ours stand out from the rest so we have added lots of extras to improve your stay and make the apartment homely and inviting, I think we have thought of everything you may need.

What makes this apartment unique

Free unlimited Wifi. Free SatelliteTV with large screen; English and French channels. 2 extra ovens, extra seating in the living area. Lots of hooks everywhere to hang wet ski clothing or just to keep the apartment tidy. All cleaning materials, dishwasher tablets, soap and body lotion provided plus 2 hairdryers. End of stay clean only £55. Newly decorated. Washing machine.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Having stayed in a number of apartments at the Residence Cybele over the last five years we found this apartment had a lot more facilities and nice little touches that the others did not. Going directly to the owner also helped us have a weeks skiing and snowboarding on what most would regard as a very tight budget for this type of holiday
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Great home from home in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

The apartment and its facilities are amazing!!!! We have stayed twice now. Both times Sally, and her manager locally Becky are amazing!!! Information on everything to make sure your stay is as easy and care free as possible !! Our lift passes are there waiting for us at the apartment so the only thing you have to do is get up and go to the lift!! The apartment itself is spacious and far larger and far more comfortable than any previous apartments we have stayed in. With English tv , dvd and wifi you have everything you need if your not a going out kind of family (we are pretty full on the evening!!) Kitchen is very well equipped so if you want to cook as we do, it's a pleasure and you don't have to make do, it's the little touches that help such as the provision of bin bags, toilet rolls, cleaning goods and lovely toiletries for you to use, tea and coffee etc so you don't have to run out and instantly do a shop!! There's a spa in BLB and a larger supermarket on the road out which is great for fresh Produce and meats etc. All in all this apartment is perfect as a base to explore the mountains and amazing surrounding areas, you'll

Definitely feel at home and relax too, our kids are now ' big' at 19 and 16 but this apartment has more than enough space for everyone!! Also as a note the apartment is really nice and quiet unlike most ski apartments we have rented with people walking round in ski boots etc or partying on the balconys, you actually get to relax!!! Can't wait to go back!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed review, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and will be delighted to welcome you back.
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Excellently Presented Spacious Flat in Brides

  • 5 of 5
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Easy access to 6th floor flat via lift. The flat is the nearest on the floor to the lifts, also the car parking space allocated to the flat is close to the lifts for moving your luggage in.

The flat was scrupulously clean and the owner Sally had even put up Christmas decorations to get us in the festive mood.

The flat could accommodate 8 people, but we were a party of 7 including 2 teenagers and one 9 year old. The layout of the flat suited us well.

Each morning we collected bread and croissants from the baker in the foyer. We timed leaving the flat in the morning based on the time the free shuttle bus would take us up to the Olympic gondola station.

The twenty minute gondola trip to and from Meribel is very relaxing!

Sally was easy to contact via email and responded promptly to any requests.

Everyone loved the flat and we will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a detailed review. The morning croissants and bread are very convenient and the croissants probably the biggest I have ever seen. It will be lovely to welcome you again. Thank you
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  • 5 of 5

Brides regarding our stay , we express our

> Satisfaction regarding the apartment , perfect location, cleanliness "

> Irreproachable , layout, perfect equipment , no negative point

> Happiness for 3 weeks. The house is not recommended

> Hesitation. More reactive you are listening off trade

> Mail , if we return to Brides we will call you


  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. Some meaning lost in translation I think! But I am very glad you were happy for your 3 week stay.
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Très bel appartement!

  • 5 of 5

Appartement très spacieux et cosy bénéficiant d'une chambre parentale et d'un très beau balcon avec vue sur les montagnes. Appartement très bien équipé.

Nous y avons passé un séjour très agréable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je suis ravi que vous avez apprécié votre séjour, l'appartement et les points de vue. J'espère que vous et votre famille pourrez visiter à nouveau un jour. X
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Très bon séjour passé à Brides les Bains

  • 5 of 5

Très bel appartement situé au dernier étage avec vue imprenable sur les montagnes. Equipement au top, rien ne manque, wifi, écran plat, four, machine à laver, lave-vaisselle, etc. Contact avec les propriétaires très chaleureux. Je recommande...

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je vous remercie de votre avis genre. La vue est certainement magnifique!
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Un appartement de charme et de confort

  • 5 of 5

Un appartement de charme où tout est pensé pour le plus grand confort du résident. Propriétaire sympathique et à l'écoute. Un réel enchantement !

Merci Sally pour votre investissement personnel qui rende cet appartement particulièrement agréable. A bientôt j'espère !


  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre avis. Il est toujours un plaisir de vous aider et je l'espère, de vous accueillir à nouveau l'année prochaine
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18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
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25 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
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4 Mar 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
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11 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
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1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
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15 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
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27 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
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8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
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Late Autumn
7 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

End of stay clean £60.
Prices are for 6 guests. Up to 8 guests £25 extra per person per week.
Booking deposit 25% - Non-refundable.
Linen hire £14 per person; towels, and bed linen and includes 2 bath mats and 2 tea towels.
Beds will not be made up, but you can request this at cost.
DISCOUNT FOR 3 WEEK CURE BOOKINGS. Spring, Summer and Autumn
£200 refundable damage deposit.
Payment in euros or sterling.
Tourist tax €0.35 pp over 13 years per day.
Stays less than a week considered.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Brides-les-Bains in Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 56 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Spacious bathroom with 2 sinks, and bath, with shower riser
    Bathroom 2 - Ensuite shower room to main bedroom with shower and sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , king size bed and en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
    cabin area - 2 Single Bed , 2 bunk beds in cabin area by the door separated by a curtain
  • 2 additional full size single beds in the living area, the sofa converts into a bed and there is another pull out mattress on a wooden frame beneath the sofa. These are both comfortable and full sized beds
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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