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Ski / Summer Apartment With South Facing Balcony, Satellite And FREE Wifi

Bedrooms 2
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Indoor Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Samoens, French Alps - Ski Bus Stop Outside, 2 Mins To Gondola - 265km of Pistes!

Les Fermes de Samoens is in the beautiful village of Samoens in the Giffre Valley. Our apartment sleeps 4 people comfortably with a south facing balcony looking at a waterfall over the River Giffre. The complex includes 2 swimming pools, jacuzzi, steam and sauna rooms. The apartment has a lounge area with leather sofa, dining table and chairs, kitchenette with 4 ring hob, small microwave oven, dishwasher and fridge. Bunk room with full size adult bunks, mezzanine giving a spacious feel with double bedroom upstairs, bathroom with shower and separate toilet. Balcony with fantastic views. Ski bus stops just outside the complex, the gondola is only a 2 min. ride (or by car with free car park). Satellite TV with free to air channels. Linen, towels and final clean included. Free Wi-fi internet access in apartment. Ski-locker on ground floor free use of our sledge! There is a small pizza hut around the corner and other restaurants, shops and cafe's/bars are within easy walking distance as are supermarkets.

Steve Rushton
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2017

About Steve Rushton

My name is Steve Rushton, I own the property along with my wife Helen and we have 2 children 19 and 14. This is our only holiday property, we use it regularly ourselves as we love Samoens in both summer and winter. We do not run our apartment as a business, merely a way to share our property whilst covering some of the costs.

Please feel free to ask questions, I will always be honest in my responses and if you raise something that makes me worry about our apartments suitability for you - I will tell you.

Steve Rushton purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Steve Rushton chose Flaine - Grand Massif

Samoens is ideal as it is so close to Geneva airport. We love the fact that the village is "real" and not just purpose built resort as many are. We usually drive now (its only 7-8 hours from Calais), but flights are easy to find to Geneva from most parts of the UK and Europe.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Samoens is idylic, you apartment was warm and cosy and very conveniently placed, thanks again for allowing us to rent it." Jayne P.

"And thanks for allowing us the flexibility of Thurs changeover, it saved us a packet on the flights." Steve E

"Wow, what a view from your balcony - nice way to while away the summer evening". Alan R.

"Thanks again, the skiing was great, good choice of restaurants and a warm cosy apartment to come home to. Kids loved the swimming pool too!". John K and Family.

"Although it was February - we were amazed by how little queuing we had on the ski lifts.' Simon R.
Sep 2006
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
La Louisianne
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Grand Massif Ski area
Car: recommended


There are many lakes to swim in, some even have man-made sandy beaches. However, if you want the sea - expect a 4-5 hour drive!


Geneva airport is only 1 hour's drive. Lyon, Chambrey, Grenoble and Turin all within approx 2-3 hours drive. Calais-Samoens is 545 miles and can be driven in 7-8 hours without breaking any speed limits!


Other places to visit include; Chamonix (approx 50 mins drive), Morzine and Les Gets (20-25 mins drive), Annecy and Evian (1 hours drive).

Further Details:

The village is 5 minutes walk and includes many shops, restaurants and bars. Local supermarket is the first shop you come across - for more choice there is a large supermarket on the edge of the village. Plenty of banks with ATMs, gift shops, market on wednesdays. Ski-school and lots of hire shops. In the summer, the hire shops rent out mountain bikes and arrange rafting etc too. New this year - a small pizza chalet around the corner. There are so many things to do in and around Samoens in summer and winter. Winter includes skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ice-rink for ice-skating, dog sled trips, parapenting, show-shoe walks. Summer includes rafting on the river Giffre, outdoor swimming lakes, walking, climbing, botanical gardens, free fireworks weekly in July/August and many other free events. Wednesday is market day all year round.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Samoëns in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bath with shower and sink. Storage cupboards. Separate WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bed, wardrobe, bedside table and plentiful cupboard space. Bedroom 2 (small) - bunk beds, adult sized (not the small ones!), sprung matresses, storage cupboards and hangers provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Underfloor heating with added wall heaters in all rooms if required. *Sky Satellite TV with free to air channels including BBC, ITV, C4, Sky News and dozens of others you will never watch. Wifi* (4G sim device) is provided free of charge. Paid for wifi is also available via building management. *Our satellite TV and wifi are provided as a bonus and do not make up part of the cost of your stay. We cannot guarantee they work 100% of the time, please treat them as a bonus, no reductions in the event of unavailability. Outside: Reception area with pool table (extra charge), indoor and outdoor (summer) swimming pools (shared), jacuzzi, stream and sauna room (extra charge), fitness equipment. Reception also offer bread/pastry ordering service - but the small supermarket is only 5 mins walk. The pools will not be available during 'closed' season - ask for details if unsure. Utility Room: Large ski locker in entrance hall. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are provided. Cleaning is also included. Other: French windows open up onto balcony which has table and chairs and is south facing.


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Ski / Summer Apartment With South Facing Balcony, Satellite And FREE Wifi
average rating of 4.5 based on 5 reviews

Good value

  • 3 of 5

The property is well kept and good value. Its in a good location and beds were very comfortable. We couldn't get the WiFi to work (leading to pub trips to check email) but all in all, we all enjoyed our stay here and had another wonderful week's skiing in samoens.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Family friendly apartment in a quiet part of Samoens

  • 5 of 5

A clean and well appointed apartment a short walk from town and conveniently placed for the local ski bus.

WiFi and SKY TV where an added bonus to keep teenage children 'connected'.

On site facilities are good, the 'petit' pool does get busy but is a nice option to relax after a day on the slopes. Sauna and Hammam are available if booked in advance.

The local area is worth exploring with the local river an ideal spot for a picnic and 'messing' about by the water. We have been lucky on both of our visits to have good skiing conditions in the mountains and hot weather in the valley, the best of both worlds!

Samoens is charming and refreshingly 'undeveloped' unlike some other Alpine resorts, we look forward to our next holiday there. Thank you Steve for the use of your apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Excellent location and a great apartment

  • 5 of 5

A good quality and clean apartment ideal for a family of 4 with growing teenagers.

Easy walk into the village and amenities. Ski bus stops outside the complex which was perfect after a long day on the slopes ! Hope to revisit next year!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hearing from you again sometime.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, nice location, compact accommodation (as ski accommodation tends to be). Everything we needed was there, nice and clean, comfortable beds....

Only a short walk into the loveley town centre, ski bus stop outside or short drive to ski lift (although we prefered slightly longer drive -5 mins- to Morillon).

Thank you!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review Simon. Glad you enjoyed.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Samoëns, Haute-Savoie

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Deposit of £150 secures booking and is returned on safe return of keys and cleaners report on any damages etc. Full balance required 8 weeks prior to departure. Cancellation Policy: We reserve the right to keep the deposit if cancelled prior to paying full balance. Once full balance is paid, if you cancel we will return your deposit and will try to re-book. If unsuccessful we reserve the right to keep the full amount. Please ensure you have insurance cover.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days to take advantage of cheap flights, extended stays or weekend breaks. Preferred changeover is Saturday/Sunday.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. We are open to any ideas of longer/shorter stays and our changeover days are flexible, please email or call for pricing and availability before booking your flights. Discounts on 2 week stays, ask for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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