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Apartment with Mountain Views, Great Summer Location

Bedrooms 3
Space 775 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment in La Grande Terche, Nr. Morzine, Portes Du Soleil, France - Peaceful Location at the Bottom of a Ski Piste

La Grand Cerf is a spacious family owned apartment, comprising of 3 bedrooms, two double and one twin and a pullout sofa bed. There are two bathrooms both with showers. Fully fitted kitchen with microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. The living area and one of the double bedrooms open out onto a large balcony which overlooks the piste, at La Grand Terche. The hall way us spacious the with plenty of room coats and boots etc

sophie spencer
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About sophie spencer

I am Sophie, I am married to Andrew and we have two children Mollie 16 and Will 8 - we have a dachshund dog called Dexter. We live in beautiful York where Andrew has his own business. We are skiing and boarding addicts and love everything about the winter season in France, although summer in the alps is beautiful too, and we always take Dexter on his holidays too, as he has his own passport. La Grand Terche is a very friendly family orientated resort, predominantly French up until a few years ago, everyone knows one another and it feels like a very safe place to ski with children. We have made some great new friends in the short time we have owned the property, both business owners in the village and also fellow owners in our block.

sophie spencer purchased this apartment in 2004

What makes this apartment unique

La Grand Terche, is 10 minutes away from Morzine either by bus or car, once in Morzine the links are available to Avoriaz, Switzerland and Les Gets, La Grand Terche itself boasts some great skiing with a circuit called teh Roc d'enfer which takes you through the forest on a 12km red run. We are 55 kilometers away from Geneva, which is great for easy transfers and we have easy access to Chamonix, Annecy and the Mount Blanc tunnel through into Italy. This is a home from home to us, we feel and hope that others do to. We feel that after a hard days skiing, there is nothing better than pyjamas on and cosying up with a DVD and/or wine. Although if its atmosphere you crave the bars and restaurants in the village can supply this with traditional french flavour.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a lovely week in your apartment, it was absolutely gorgeous - We really enjoyed the skiing. The local ski school was great - The highlight for my son must have been your scrabble game! He loved playing scrabble desperate to beat his Dad every night. The kids also appreciated your vast DVD collection.

We had a fantastic week thank you. The weather was great -barely saw a cloud and really the snow held up pretty well. The apartment was great. The two motorbike enthusiasts we had in the group wanted to know where the photo of Barry Sheen was taken?

Hi Sophie,

Had a fantastic time, got back on Wednesday in one piece! The apartment is great, really homely, and what a view!

We all said that we would love to go back to La Grande Terche, so may contact you again in the future.
Sep 2005
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Les Gets
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Thonon plage
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The Portes du Soleil area has 20 ski lifts open in the summer, leaving from the various resorts. These take out a lot of the effort of mountain-biking, giving you the time to admire the scenery and get your breath back: 380km of paths between France and Switzerland are accessible via the ski lifts.

Les Gets is 10kms away and sometimes plays host to the down hill mountain bike championships.

With its fresh air, warm sun, natural beauty and a multitude of sports and activities, the French Alps are perfect for everyone to enjoy a summer break whether your on your bike, walking or driving.

For those of you who want to enjoy some less energetic activities there are some beautiful traditional French and Swiss villages around Lac Laman (lake Geneva) with many local delights for you to sample, alternatively you could head into Geneva for some serious shopping.


The lake at Montriond is approximately 5 km away and there is a plage in Thonon on the shore of lake Geneva which is very popular


Geneva Aiport is the nearest and is approximately 55 kilometeres away.


Morzine is the nearest town, 6km. The Swiss border town of Thonon, on the shores of lake Geneva is 25km, and Annecy is approximately 88km.

Further Details:

La Grande Terche is a small and increasingly popular holiday region. At an altitude of 1000m it sits overlooking the small town of St Jean d'Aulps which itself is about 5km west of Morzine / Avoriaz and 10km from Les Gets.

Neither La Grande Terche, nor the village of St Jean d'Aulps in the valley below, has any British "packaged" accommodation, a significant attraction for some. Instead, its surprisingly international clientele is dotted around in private chalets and apartments, and the resort is run by locals who are genuinely welcoming and friendly. Most of the apartment buildings are modern, but low-rise, and of traditional style. A number of genuine old Savoyard barns survive to add to the charm.

Apres-ski is relaxed and friendly with some excellent bars and restaurants reasonably priced. The village regularly puts on events, including a weekly torchlight descent by the ski instructors and special celebrations at Christmas, New Year and Easter.

The village is a small, friendly community with 4 bars, 4 restaurants, ski hire shops, supermarket, a ski school and a launderette. Fresh bread and croissants are supplied via a depot de pain in the supermarket.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint-Jean-d'Aulps in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Lift
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom 1, shower over bath, WC and wash basin. Bathroom 2, shower over bath, wash basin. Separate WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, with double bed. Bedroom 2, with double bed. Bedroom 3, with twin beds Sofa bed - double
  • limited accessibility
  • caves
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: In addition to the bedrooms and bunk beds there is an additional double bed/sofa bed, which can be used for guests, which is in the living area. Outside: The property has a large balcony, with doors that open from the living area and from bedroom one. We have an electric barbecue which can be used on the balcony. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Guests are expected to clean the apartment prior to leaving, Linen is included in stated price. Towels are not included. All pillows, duvets and cleaning materials are included. Other: Dining area to one end with large table and chairs, with matching dresser unit.


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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Saint-Jean-d'Aulps, Haute-Savoie

Rental Basis:
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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £85
Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A deposit of (25% of the total rent), will be taken at the time of booking and full payment is to be made 8 weeks before departure. Bookings less than 8 weeks before departure full payment must be made. A refundable deposit of £150 will be required with the balance, by separate cheque. This will be refunded in full providing that there is no damage to the property and it is to be left clean and tidy.
Refunds can only be made if the cancellation is made 8 weeks before departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeovers are flexible let us know which you would prefer. To allow for cleaning and change overs the apartment is available from 14.30 on the day of arrival, we like people to vacate by 10.30am on the day of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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