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Comfortable House In Beautiful National Park



Updated: 14-Apr-2016
Lovely House in Beautiful Village of Lescheraines, Nr. Annecy, Lakes, Nature And Amenities

House has small garden with patio, spacious lounge/kitchen/diner, TV with UK channels (including BBC and ITV), 2 double bedrooms, 1 single child bedroom, 1 upstairs bathroom with bath and shower. Kitchen has full cooking facilities and a washing machine and dishwasher. Wireless Internet facility available. The small quaint village has everything you could want including shop, post office, bar/restaurants, boulangerie, hairdressers, a great cheese shop and more. The surrounding scenery is among the best in Europe and is a popular tourist destination for the French in both summer and ski season. Local leisure facilities including swimming, fishing, tennis, bowls, children's play area, horse riding, walks, cycling, and more. There are also regular events and entertainment including music and children's activities around the area and at the local leisure base. The village is centrally located and less than 20 miles from the popular tourist resorts of Annecy and Aix-les-Bains.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

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.

Speaks English, French

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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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


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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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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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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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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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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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chambery at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : in the village at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Annecy at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Aix les Bain at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A41 at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : in village at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Margeriaz at 10 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Local lake beach at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended


The nearest lake with swimming available is within easy walking distance.


Geneva is a little over an hour away by motorway. Chambery airport is closer but is usually only available in winter. Annecy airport is close but is very small. Other airports include Grenoble and Lyon. These are around 90 minutes away, or more depending upon traffic. Car hire is pretty much essential.


Annecy about 18 miles. Aix-les-bains about 18 miles. Chambery about 25 miles. Geneva, just over an hour away. Mont Blanc - 90 mins away. Yvoire - just over an hour away. Cluses - just over an hour away.

Further Details:

Local shops, restaurants and leisure facilities are within easy walking distance. There is a cashpoint in the village and the nearest bank is around 5 miles away. There villages in a tourist area and there is a tourist office in the village with plenty of information on lots of things to do and see locally.


Rental rates

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

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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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 44 m²


  • 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.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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.

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