Apartment Buddha Briancon
Great for spending quality time with friends or family this bright, modern & comfortable three bedroom Briancon apartment is walking distance to almost everything including the Serre Chevalier ski lifts, swimming pool complex, bars restaurants, shops, supermarket & all summer activities.
The property has just been built by the owner and boasts tasteful larch-wood floors, rain showers, underfloor heating, towel heaters, lots of hot water, giant picture windows, mountain views, WIFI-internet, a large terrace, BBQ, Full Sky package with Films/SKY/BT Sport & Orange French TV channels as well as the owner's personal guide to the best of everything in the area.
There are 3 double bedrooms with a pull out bed in one room, plus a comfy double sofa bed. There is a fireplace which uses bio-fuel, fully equipped kitchen & secure parking at 100 metres.
The owner or the apartment/manager is local and will welcome you and can help you with any excursions or choices of places to go if requested.
Bright, modern & comfortable apartments ideally located close to Serre Chevalier Ski lifts and swimming pool/spa/ice rink complex (La piscine du parc 1326). They are perfectly situated in the heart of Briancon town centre. These modern 3-bedroom apartments boast panoramic views of the mountains, and the night sky.
All include stunning and spacious south facing terraces offering amazing views over the UNESCO forts and the Melezen, each terrace comes with outdoor furniture, BBQs, and sun shades.
Apartment Klimt and Buddha are 1st floor apartments, both with direct access on to their terraces.
Klimt contains 2 bathrooms one with bath/shower, 3 bedrooms: 2 double rooms and 1 bedroom with 2 lots of bunk beds sleeping 4 and an additional single pull out bed.
Apartment Buddha comprises 2 bathrooms, 3 double bedrooms plus a pull out bed.
Both apartments have bed settees in the lounge.
Apartment Maia is our latest apartment and is above the other two. Inside it is very cozy built into the eves of the building with the old beams showing. It contains 3 double bedrooms (2 with ensuite bathrooms and 1 contains a shower pod then separate WC opposite. Large velux windows boast views of the ski lifts and the UNESCO forts from every room, bedroom and bathroom. Maia also has internet, LED TV, French satellite TV and an awesome sound system. Bedrooms are relaxing with guaranteed views of the stars and constellations on a clear night.
All apartments have fully equipped kitchens including nespresso coffee machines, fondu and raclette sets.
Apartment Briancon is close to ski lifts, bars, restos, shops,and the ski slopes. Indoor secure parking is at 100m and costs about 22€/week but there is also a loading space outside and free parking close by. This central location allows you to leave the car all week, and for your ski group to be independent and go skiing when they want, benefit from all the activities that are close by, and get home easily from bars, restaurants, Casino and supermarkets (don't worry if you forget the milk). If someone doesn't ski they are perfectly placed to enjoy the town without being secluded. Briancon is probably THE Sunniest ski resort in France and our giant picture windows and huge terraces are perfect to enjoy the snow, as well as making a snowman.
Our apartments include linen and towels plus cleaning with every week stay.
About the Owner
About Kathryn Coddington
Ski enthusiast with 10 years in the Chamonix valley, moving to Briancon 5 years ago. Love to ski in the Serre Chevalier Valley with 220 km of pistes and great off piste descents and lots of tree runs. Briancon and the Serre Chevalier Valley offers so much for both sporting enthusiasts, and those who just want to relax. Sunshine 300 days a year makes Briancon one of the most sunny resorts in France - nice to have sun on your face.
Interactive piste map: http://plandespistes.serre-chevalier.com
Kathryn Coddington purchased this apartment in 2013
Why Kathryn Coddington chose Briancon region
350 metres from lifts - 250km of pistes (beginner to advanced) - Interactive piste map here: http://plandespistes.serre-chevalier.com
300 days of sunshine per year - best French resort for sun.
Central location in Briancon: bars, restaurants, apres ski, leisure facilities nearby include ice rink/indoor and outdoor swimming pool/spa complex, supermarket, train station, Italian ice cream parlour all within walking distance.
Payable secure indoor parking facility 100m away (22€ per week).
Bright, modern & comfortable apartment.
Professional kitchen - great for entertaining family friends and guests.
What makes this apartment unique
1) Central Location: 350m to lifts, and on Rue Centrale in Briancon - main shopping street.
2) Brand new build with towel heaters, professional kitchen, 300l water tank, wooden floors, good mattresses.
3) Amazing roof terraces and outside space for sunbathing, making snowmen, having BBQs, plus awesome panoramic mountain views including views of the slopes and of three UNESCO forts.
4) Mountain views from pretty much every window.
5) Partnerships with transfer company and ski rental shop for deals and best brands.
6) Sky TV and stronger WIFI due to central location.
7) Ample outside space on roof terrace for storage of bikes, kayaks, skis etc.
8) Next to bakery and great cafe for breakfasts.
Ski Hire - www.skisserrechevalier.com
Ski School - www.ski-school-connections.co.uk
From the Owner
“350 metres from lifts - 250km of pistes (beginner to advanced) - Interactive piste map here: http://plandespistes.serre-chevalier.com 300 days of sunshine per year - best French resort for sun. Central location in Briancon: bars, restaurants, apres ski, leisure facilities nearby include ice rink/indoor and outdoor swimming pool/spa complex, supermarket, train station, Italian ice cream parlour all within walking distance. Payable secure indoor parking facility 100m away (22€ per week). Bright, modern & comfortable apartment. Professional kitchen - great for entertaining family friends and guests.”
Activity and Interests
Modern apartment walking distance to the Briancon Serre Chevalier ski lift - access to 220 km of pistes Serre Chevalier plus snowboard parks, many tree runs, off piste routes, and lots of red, green, blue, and black pistes.
We are partners with local ski hire and Burton snowboards rental centre and ski and snowboard school.
We are partners with friendly and safe airport transfer company - pick ups in Grenoble, Turin, Lyon, Chamberry from all BA, Ryan Air, Easyjet, and other airlines - please organise with us.
La Grave - freeride mecca - 30 minutes drive - hire guide with us.
Great cycling - Col de Izoard, Col de Telegraph, Col de Granon, Col de L'Echelle, Col de Galibier
Mountain biking trails and downhill park in Villeneuve La Salle.
Grade 4 River - La Durance - rafting and kayaking.
Golf Course and summer luge at Montgenevre - 15 minutes.
Many climbing routes all around the valley.
Excellent local produce street markets outside apartment (Italian/French) and 5 mins walk to delicious 'artisanal' Italian ice cream bar.
Clean lakes to swim in plus the thermal spas in Monetier or Montgenevre (15 minutes).
Lac Embrun or Savine has sailing, kite surfing, windsurfing, water skiing (45 minutes).
Close to two fantastic bakeries one with the best wood burning stove baguettes and other with amazing cakes.
Real Italian Pizza Place - Mamma Mia- 6-10€/wood burning stove pizza - fantastic value and fun Italian atmosphere all welcome.
Italian cafe close by - best Italian cappuccinos.
Friendly mountain restaurants close to apartment for fondue, and other cheese feasts (20€/fondu). Restaurant where you catch your own trout and then they cook it for you (summer only).
Planetarium and Observatory Ecrins for star watching.
Airport at Taillard (1 hour) for paragliding, skydiving, and gliding.
Briancon indoor purpose built Skate Park.
Amazing indoor and outdoor swimming pool with water slide and sun bathing gardens within walking distance of the apartment as well as tennis, squash and badminton courts. Professional gym close by.
All shops and main shopping street (Rue Centrale) next to the apartment.
Casino, Cinema and Theatre all within walking distance (5 mins).
Lots of events throughout the year:
Medieval Festival - 1st weekend of July
Many Cycling races including the Tour de France (some years), Luc Alphand.
Snow Kite Masters
Freestyle Dirt Bike Event
International Climbing Competition
Rock On Snowboard Tour
Serre Chevalier Derby
From the Owner
“1) Central Location: 350m to lifts, and on Rue Centrale in Briancon - main shopping street. 2) Brand new build with towel heaters, professional kitchen, 300l water tank, wooden floors, good mattresses. 3) Amazing roof terraces and outside space for sunbathing, making snowmen, having BBQs, plus awesome panoramic mountain views including views of the slopes and of three UNESCO forts. 4) Mountain views from pretty much every window. 5) Partnerships with transfer company and ski rental shop for deals and best brands. 6) Sky TV and stronger WIFI due to central location. 7) Ample outside space on roof terrace for storage of bikes, kayaks, skis etc. 8) Next to bakery and great cafe for breakfasts.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Garage ...
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Stereo ...
- Television ...
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- Heated Pool
- Hot Tub ...
- Indoor Pool
- Sauna ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- live theatre
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- gambling casinos
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- hunting big game
- hunting small game
- ice skating
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- ski pass optional
- water skiing
- water tubing
- whitewater rafting
- 80 m²
- Ensuite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Large Rain Shower
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
- Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
- Boat ...
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Tennis ...