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Better Than Annecy! Hidden Gem Close to Annecy, But Without All The Congestion!

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 473 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Superb 3 Bedroom House Near Annecy in a Gorgeous Village In the Bauges National Park

This lovely, 3 bedroom spacious house is ideally situated in a gem of a village – close enough to both Annecy and Aix-les-Bains to give you quick and easy access to two of France’s most popular tourist towns – but without all the expense and tourists!

Situated in peaceful village in a stunning National Park, Lescheraines is the place the French in the know go when they want to ski in winter or vacation in the summer. Little wonder, as it is the best of both worlds!

It’s calm and relaxed instead of crowded and bustling, and you get a taste of real life in the Alps, not the tourist version. But for a small picturesque village it has everything you’ll need from a fabulous bakery/cake shop, to speciality chocolate artisans, pubs, restaurants, cafes and even a post office to send your picture postcards from.

If that isn’t enough, a few minute’s walk away there are three lakes with a fantastic leisure base and activities for all the family including a play park, swimming, waters skiing, kayak, fishing, tennis, boules, cycling, horse riding and more. In high season the pub/restaurant at the base has concerts most weekends and the village’s own tourist office can advise you on local walks, activities and events. It’s a thriving local community so there’s plenty going on in and around the area for all the family.

As for the house, it’s modern and spacious but in the local Alpine style with garden, patio, parking space, lounge/kitchen/diner, TV with UK channels, 2 double bedrooms, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, an upstairs bathroom with bath and shower and another toilet downstairs. The fitted kitchen has full cooking facilities and a washing machine and dishwasher. Wifi is included and pets are welcome.

.....It's a great place for anyone, and particularly popular with families, walkers, cyclists, skiers and people who like outdoor activities or just love fantastic scenery in peaceful settings.

If you are looking for the best that France has to offer in terms of outstanding natural beauty, Alpine village charm and major league tourism - but from a more convenient, comfortable and affordable base - then this is the ideal place for you!

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About The Owner

I first came to the French Alps as part of my year abroad for my French degree and immediately fell in love with the place. So much so that I decided there and then that I would like buy a place and eventually live there. However, before I did that I thought it would be best to travel all around the world, just in case there is anywhere else I liked better. After visiting a great many countries all across the globe, I came to the conclusion that the French Alps is indeed the best place I have ever been to.

I work as a writer, and also play music. I also like sport and socialising. The French Alps is great for this, because there's always activities going on, the people are great, and there are countless walks and bike rides to do, beside which the weather here is usually brilliant.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Chambery - Aix les Bains area

The first thing which took me about the region was its towns, spectacular scenery, great weather and incredibly warm and friendly people.

Before buying I did actually travel all over France, to check out other areas. After driving the length and breadth of France I realised I would never find an area I like as much as the Alps, and so regardless of the extra cost I knew that was where I wanted to be.

It's also great all year round. I love skiing locally ski in Winter, and relax when it's warmer - which is pretty much the rest of the year! The village is small enough to have a real sense of community, yet for such a small place it also has pretty much everything you need.

I think someday I will come and retire here, but in the meantime is just great to come as often as possible.

What makes this house unique

I certainly make the most of the house.

In Winter it is very convenient for local ski resorts, which in my opinion are better than the bigger ones - the slopes are great, it is cheaper and there are less queues.

The house is also centrally located, & it's great it has pretty much everything. The village has everything you need, it is in the middle of a beautiful National Park, its bang next to a lovely leisure base which has lots of great activities, it is also convenient for Annecy & Aix les Bains which have got to be two of the best towns in Europe. On top of that there always seems to be activities going on around the region; anything from concerts to circuses. If you want to just relax and have peace & quiet it's great, but if you want to get out & have fun then it's equally as good.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Fantastic location and a wonderful time!' - Malcolm T. Burton on Trent.



'Had a great holiday in a very comfortable house in a spectacular area. Many thanks.' Terry Sunderland, North Yorks.



'The best house we have ever rented and is a great area for walking' - Ian Morrissey, Shropshire.



'Had such a great time we would like to come again next year.' Gill McDonald.



'We all had a fantastic time - great location, facilities and weather!' Jo and Keith Bailey, Wrexham.



'We had a great time in your property which is a lovely house and was perfect for our needs - we loved the area . The weather was glorious everyday. I would definitely like to come back another time.'

Ian Hughes, Shrewsbury



'Couldn't have wished for better, lovely property ideally situated.

Beautiful village and amenities,great for walking with wonderful views.

Major towns within easy reach with panoramic drives on the way.

A host of things to see and do.

Hopefully we'll return in the future'

R Hayden
Jul 2008
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lescheraines in Savoie

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 473 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom is upstairs
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , this toilet is downstairs, there is another in the bathroom
  • Upstairs bathroom with bath, shower, sink and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with child single bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • 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
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The house is in a quite residential area, and the person who was looking after it lives next door. The village is very peaceful and would suit someone quiet looking for a peaceful holiday. If you are a party animal this is not the property of the you. The house is a non-smoking house. However, smokers would be welcome to smoke in the garden. Wifi internet access available. There is a room fan. Outside: Small garden with patio area, and patio table and chairs. There is no swimming pool as such, but the house is very close to a leisure base where swimming is allowed free of charge in the beautiful lake. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and change at the end of each stay. Other: Wifi internet available throughout for a small surcharge.

Reviews

4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

5

Amazing holiday..coming back next year

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 and we had the best holiday is this house and were blown away with Lescheraines...it was simply beautiful. The house was really lovely and had everything we needed. The wifi had a good signal which was great for our teenager. I had the best sleep as our bed was soooo comfy. We really enjoyed sitting and eating in the garden at night as it was so peaceful after active days. We loved walking to the villafe each morning to buy fresh bread which was only a few minutes walk. We loved that our younger children could cycle as there were no roads so it was really safe. The locals were just so very nice and welcoming. The lakes were just a 10 min walk and swimming in the lakes surrounded by the mountains was the highlight of the holiday. The whole area was just breathtaking and we cannot wait to return. A very beautiful part of the world and the perfect location to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your of positive review of my property and the French Alps. It's a lovely house in a location all the locals know and enjoy, but it's a bit of a secret outside of France, which is one reason why, unlike some other locations, it isn't overrun with tourists. Sometimes in summer you can be the only one swimming in the lake, and in winter now and again I've been the only person on the local ski slopes. It's hard to find place like that, and I much prefer it to skiing anywhere else! Like you, I fell in love with the house, the area and the people. I like going back as often as I can, and you are welcome to come back any time you like.
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5

Real Taste of Alpine French Life

  • 5 of 5

Very much enjoyed stay at this property. The property was clean, comfortable, and tidy. Village/location is quiet but friendly, everything you need is in the village such as bars, shops, restaurants, and even its own medical centre. Beautiful lake and town of Annecy a short drive away. Great location if you're looking for a real taste of alpine french life. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Great location and lovely place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week's holiday here last year and found our stay really comfortable and relaxing. As it was October and out of season the village was quiet, but very friendly when open and we found some great local places to eat and drink, and even enjoyed breakfast in the sunshine in the lovely garden.

Great location for exploring gorgeous places like Annecy and the mountains - we were mountain biking and hillwalking and enjoyed having all of this within a short drive. Loved our stay and would recommend it to anyone who likes france or / and the outdoors!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained property situated in the beautiful Alps. Plenty of facilities within walking distance of the house, including a highly recommended Fromagerie. Stayed here a couple of times and always found plenty of things to do in both Summer and Winter time.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious mountain village chalet

  • 5 of 5

Great chalet in the beautiful area of Haute Bauges that is easy to get to from Geneva. French family ski resorts close by - great if you want to be one of the few brits or alternatively in an hour you can be at the Aravis range and one of the many brits. Chalet is in a typically French village. Would be great in summer also - mountain paths, clear lakes and beautiful meadows.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
March to June
4 Mar 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
End June
18 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£553
for 7 nights
£553
 
 
peak
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£553
for 7 nights
£553
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Stay tax £2.00 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
Payment to be split between UK and France. £150 UK deposit required in advance to confirm booking. £300 UK rental required four weeks before arrival date. Upon arrival 195 euros is payable to the person managing the house. This is to cover cleaning and admin costs that end. Any damage or breakages will be taken from the deposit. If damages exceed £150 then you will be billed for the outstanding amount. As long as there is no damage the £150 deposit will returned to you. These rates are per week.

Changeover Day:
Saturday preferred but this can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds and euros.
Part payment (of the amount shown in the advertised prices) in UK in advance + the 195 euros per week upon arrival.

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