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Farmhouse Apartment in centre of Termignon a very friendly French ski village

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Modernised 2 Bedroom apt. sleeps 6 comfortably another 4 beds available

This ground floor apartment is large a full 60 sq. metres. It has easy access through a large hallway where you can change from outdoor wear to more comfortable indoor slippers. All the rooms have traditional French wooden shutters on the windows. There are 2 bedrooms - 1 with double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables and lamps. Second bedroom has 2 single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside table and lamps.There is a double bed settee (with sprung mattress) in the large living room. The big shower room has a wash hand basin and a w.c. There is also a separate w.c. with wash hand basin. This makes life a bit easier when everyone comes home at once! The hot water tank is large and efficient and you can easily have 7/8 showers in succession. The kitchen is very well equipped for up to 8 people. There is lots of storage for skis, boots and bikes . You can park your car just outside. We have Wi - Fi installed with British TV (bring your own computer) TV, DVD Player and sound system. The comfortable seating includes 2 sofas so you can all watch TV in comfort. Bed linen and tea towels are supplied. You only need to bring towels. There is a wood burning stove with logs. The whole apartment is warm and spacious yet with a cosy feel. All the rooms have electric radiators with thermostatic control. The apartment is on the ground floor with all rooms on the same level. The bedrooms and the hallway are carpeted and there is a coat rack for all your jackets. The main room has laminated floor which is makes it easier to clean. We have a vacuum cleaner for the bedrooms.


Owner
Mona Fairholme
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Mona Fairholme

I live in England with my wife Mona who teaches yoga. I retired early in 2008 after 40 years at Yorkshire TV. I've been involved with mountain activities nearly all my life. I have climbed in Britain, the Alps and the Dolomites. 30 years ago I took up skiing and fell in love with the French alps. I have skied and walked all over France Austria Italy and Andorra. My wife our 2 daughters and their partners also ski and walk. We all get together when we can. The girls bring their friends. It's the best kind of holiday, lots of fresh air, activity, and then to relax in a nice friendly bar before coming home to a nice warm fire! I have converted the cellar into a smaller apartment and I am now in the process of renovating/restructuring the barn into living accommodation. So watch this space. We will be able to have bigger groups.

Mona Fairholme purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Mona Fairholme chose Termignon

I visited Val Cenis twelve years ago. We had a fantastic week with lots of new snow and hardly any lift queues! I'd been looking for somewhere to buy in the Alps for a while. The Maurienne Valley is perfect. For skiing in winter and walking in summer. This plus the friendly atmosphere and fantastic Alpine scenery made Val Cenis my 'first choice' holiday venue. Termignon is a little known gem, yet is easy to get to; no traffic jams at peak times! The National Parc is one of the largest protected areas in Europe. The Ski pass is "cheap" You are allowed one day extension to visit Val Thoren & 3 valleys. Its position produces its own microclimate and has an excellent snow record. It has everything I want yet is still a very traditional farming village. The local produce is fantastic.

What makes this apartment unique

Termignon is a relatively undiscovered area. It's small and friendly, near to the Italian border. Compared to other alpine towns, great value for money. The skiing is uncrowded. The spectacular mountains are just the place to find peace and quiet if that is what you want. There is enough locally to keep everyone happy. The ski area includes Termignon, Lanslebourg and Lanslevillard, each with its own area but all linked together.

Unlike the custom built ski flats that each area has, our apartment is in the middle of the village whilst the ski slopes are only 6 or 7 minutes walk away.

Typically on Thursday evening, we stroll up to the slopes to watch the weekly descent au flambeaux and have a hot wine or chocolate and a bit of cheese before walking back to the flat via a bar or two!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The apartment was great, very comfortable, warm, spacious and a great shower - we felt very at home. Will definately be back to Termignon Jayne

This is our 4th Christmas here We love it Jayne

Great value, great skiing and we got free ski guiding thrown in!

Terry

Friendly village, stunning scenery, extremely good value for money. Patti.

Fantastic apartment, fantastic skiing. Steve is brilliant. Can I book again next year. Zoe
Jul 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Termignon in Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , 2nd separate toilet with wash basin
  • 1 large shower room with large powerful shower, toilet and wash hand basin, heated towel rail. 1 separate toilet with wash hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Large sprung sofa bed in Living area Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds. + extra room (at extra cost) with 1 double bed and bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Prices quoted are for 4 people sharing. £50.00 per week is payable for each additional adult occupying the apartment. The apartment is available from 4.00 pm on the day of arrival. If you arrive early and want to walk or ski you may leave your belongings at the apartment. The apartment must be vacated by 10.00am on day of departure. Outside: There is a small terrace outside where you can sit in the sun. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 1 set of linen supplied per week. Tea towels provided. Please bring your own towels. If you clean the property at the end of your stay there is no extra charge. Otherwise £50.00 charge to have apartment cleaned. Other: Internal storage area for skis, bikes etc.

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Farmhouse Apartment in centre of Termignon a very friendly French ski village
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 4 reviews
5

Comfortable and conveniently located apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here before and having two double bedrooms it's ideal for two adult couples - difficult to find apartments that aren't purely geared towards families. It's well equipped, a real home from home with uk tv, dvd and wi-fi. The ski lift is just a short trudge and gives access to a large ski area. I'm sure we'll return.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely people, lovely setting.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect base for our ski holiday. Plenty of lovely skiing in a lovely genuine resort. All that you need at hand, a small supermarket, bigger one down the road, lovely restaurants, friendly people. Steve and Mona have been helpful and brilliant. Thank you for making our week lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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appartement spacieux

  • 3 of 5

appartement agréabe car spacieux, bien situé à Termignon. Equipement de la cuisine insuffisant pour 6 personnes : on aimerait grande poêle et casseroles, cocotte minute, micro onde, gril pain... bonne literie

Propiétaire très serviable .

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous sommes désolés que vous ne trouvez pas tous la grande casserole etc. qui était disponible dans les placards de cuisine. Vous avez dit Steve comme vous étaient en train de quitter. Il a trouvé tout inutilisées. J’espère que vous avez apprécié votre séjour dans le cas contraire il doit avoir été très frustrant. Nous souhaitons vous avez parlé plus tôt et tout aurait été révélé que nous avons souvent des réunions de famille et cuire pour 10 personnes !
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Location

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Chambery
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
La Turra
Nearest Ferry
900 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Modane
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Auto route Towards Turin
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
La Turra
Nearest Ski
300 Metres
Termignon
Car: not necessary

Ski School is 200 metres from the apartment. Local supermarket and the bakery are 35metres from the apartment .

Car recommended in summer not necessary in winter

Torchlight skiing every Thursday

Music Festival in January

Husky dog races in February

Tour de France nearby most years sometimes comes through the village. The villages have their own chairlift and they open 1 day a week during the summer so you can get quite high before you start cycling or walking. In summer the roads are open and you can experience an amazing car ride down to Suza. in Italy, and have lunch in one of the many restaurants. Beautiful old Italian town full of character.

Special interest holidays:

Combined Yoga and Walking Holiday.

Daily morning yoga sessions

Stunning mountain or valley walking

Evening meditation and relaxation. max 6 people £500.00pp

all inclusive of all accommodation, meals and tuition (excludes transport) please contact Mona for further details dates

Travel:

Nearest airport is Chambery (120km).

Turin (80km).

Railway station is Modane (12km) local bus from Modane to Termignon

From Calais 612 miles. (8 hr 45 min). Car useful but not necessary.

Fly to Geneva Airport Bus direct to chamber and Train to Modane

Distances:

Suza Italy 25km.

Col de l'Iserian (highest pass in the alps) 20km.

Lanslebourge 6km.

Further Details:

Things to do. In Summer. The mountains provide a great setting for fantastic walking. The mountain sides are well provided with footpaths. The slopes of our nearest mountain (Pointe de Cugne 2,984 metres) starts just five minutes walk from the apartment. Mountain biking, climbing and Via Ferrata are very popular in the valley. Other activities include fishing, horse riding, parapenting and water sports, like white water rafting are available on the River Arc. The Italian border is 15 minute by car and the historic town of Suze is a 45 minute drive away. En route there is the stunning Lac de Cenis 15 min. drive. The Col De Cenis is the mountain pass which was used by Hannibal with his forty elephants in 218 BCE. The area abounds with Roman remains and the region's tortuous history continued over the centuries as borders changed. Nearby villages include Bonneval, Solliere Sardiere and Bramans, all typical Alpine communities steeped in history and mountain farming. At the head of the valley lies the col d'Iseran. At over 2800 metres this is the highest pass in the Alps and its road leads to Val D'Isere. It is one of the popular cols often used for the Tour De France. The village has a useful small supermarket and there is a very large supermarket 1 km away. There is a village bakery/patissiere a selection of local produce shops selling cheeses, hams and saucissons. There is a large very helpful Tourist Information Office 30 yards from the house which has an ATM cash machine. There are a variety of bars and restaurants serving local specialities. In Lanslebourge there is a cinema. The area has many festivals throughout the year. There is always something to delight the visitors. From huskies team racing in January, A big Musical festival end of January. Accordion festivals and music festival in summer.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Termignon, Savoie

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High
27 Jan 2019 - 10 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£780
for 7 nights
£780
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£590
for 7 nights
£590
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Breakages deposit £50.00 returnable at end.
Deposit 50% on booking.
Full payment 6 weeks before.

Changeover Day:
Saturday (may be flexible)

Notes on prices:
Skiing starts 19th December. The resort usually has good snow from November so should be absolutely perfect for the start of the season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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