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Alpine Apartment With Stunning Mountain Views And Easy Access To Ski Pistes

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Nov-2016
Apartment in Morillon, Rhone-Alpes, France - Peaceful Location, 5-10 Minutes Walk To The Cable Car And A Ski Bus Stop Outside The Door

A recently renovated alpine apartment in a traditional Savoyard farmhouse. The apartment is in a peaceful and picturesque hamlet very close to the centre of Morillon village (10 minutes walk). Morillon is part of the Grand Massif skiing area. The apartment is 500m (5-10 minute walk) from the Morillon cable car, which operates in summer and winter for skiing, hiking and mountain biking. There is a ski bus stop outside the door. The apartment has a good sized living/dining area, 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4-6 people. There is free wi-fi internet access. Morillon village has a good range of shops, cafes/bars and restaurants. The nearby lake, beach and recreation area (10 minutes walk) are perfect for families with kids in the summer. The mountain views from the apartment are stunning and hiking and biking trails are accessible from the door. It is possible to ski to the door if you don't mind an off-piste finish!

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I live in Morillon with my partner, Jamie, and our two children, Juliet and Cameron. Jamie and I have been living in this part of the French Alps for 10 years. We live and work here all year round. In the summer we run a mountain biking holiday business, Ride the Alps. In the winter Jamie is a snowshoe guide and igloo builder.

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Speaks English, French

4 Reviews

4.3
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

4

Very pleasant apartment, good for a mountain biking holiday around Samoens

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was very clean and everything well maintained, we only used the kitchen area for breakfast but it seemed well equipped. It was very spacious as only two of us were staying there, the second bedroom has bunk beds and would be most suitable for children (or just one adult). Outdoor space is limited but we were able to keep our mountain bikes indoors overnight. The village is a short walk away and we found a couple of good restaurants (our favourite was La Puzze).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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4

Quiet and well located. Well furnished house.

  • 4 of 5

I strongly recommend the apartment, who is seeking the biking season. The owners know all about bikes, trails and paths. we find the well cleaned and prepared home with caring for our arrival.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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4

Comfortable and well sited

  • 4 of 5

Less than 10 mn walk to get everywhere (shops, restaurants, cable car, ski bus). The appartment is very comfortable with great equipment. (dishwasher !) Beds are ready when you arrive. The owners live just on the other side of the house, they are helpful but very discreet. There are 2 real bedrooms (when 4 people, no one sleeps in the kitchen). The bathroom is small but the shower is warm and delightful. Good to know: The room with bunk beds has no window (teenagers may sleep until noon). Cosy living/dining room. Tv and DVD player, Wi-fi available. Parents with 2 teenagers everyone enjoyed the stay. The area is wonderful with plenty of activities very close in all seasons.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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5

Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Loved this apartment. Great location in a traditional part of the village, yet still close to the village centre. Everything we could want was in the apartment, even good wifi reception for my computer mad son. Very comfortable beds, decent shower and very warm (a must!). Found it easier to catch the ski bus, which stops virtually outside, than drive to any ski lifts. Had a lovely holiday with some great skiing.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
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Location

From the Owner

Morillon is a village in the Haute Giffre valley, also part of the Grand Massif. This is one of the most beautiful areas in the French Alps. It has managed to maintain a traditional alpine village feel whilst also being a very successful summer and winter mountain resort. We love mountain sports - mountain biking, skiing, trail running, climbing etc. - and this is the ideal place to do all of these things. It's also a wonderful place for family life. There are heaps of activities on offer for kids all year round.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

We run Ride the Alps, which offers fully guided mountain biking holidays in the Spring, Summer and Autumn. Jamie is a fully qualified Mountain Bike Guide and has been guiding trips right across the Alps including in this area for last ten years. Some routes and tips are given free of charge if you are staying here to bike on a self-guided basis. However it is also possible to book a fully guided week of mountain biking or to book 2 or 3 days of guided riding, depending on Jamie's availability.

Jamie is a qualified International Mountain Leader and is a snowshoe guide and igloo builder in the winter months in this area. If you fancy getting away from the crowds during your stay or have non-skiers in your party then Jamie is available to take you out on a snowshoe hike and show you the natural beauty of the mountains. Or he can build you an igloo outside of the apartment!

Travel:

The nearest airport is Geneva, which is just under an hour away by car. There are several airport transfer providers who can bring you to Morillon from Geneva airport.

Morillon is 8 hours drive from Calais.

A car is not necessary in winter if you are coming on a winter sports holiday. The apartment is walking distance from the ski lifts. Ski buses stop by the door regularly. In the summer it might be a good idea to bring or hire a car if you want to explore beyond the valley.

Distances:

Morillon village centre (cable car) - 500m

Samoens village - 3km

Sixt village - 8km

Annecy (picturesque lakeside town) – 60km

Further Details:

In Morillon village there is a small supermarket, a bread shop, a cash machine, several restaurants, cafes/bars, a newsagent, a pharmacy, numerous ski hire shops and a variety of other shops. The nearest post office is 1.5km away in Verchaix. The nearest bank is 4km away in Samoens.

Just 1km from the apartment in Morillon there is the "Base de Loisirs" by a lake with a beach area, which is perfect for young children. In the summer there are a range of activities on offer including swimming, horse riding, a tree top adventure park and a children's play park, trampolining, volleyball, tennis etc. In the winter the area is set up for cross country skiing and sledging.

The nearest outdoor swimming pool complex is 3km away in Samoens. The nearest indoor pool complex is 20 mins away by car in Cluses.

The whole area - Haute Giffre and Grand Massif - is one of the best places in the Alps to go mountain biking. There is a huge network of trails including some of the finest natural singletrack you'll find anywhere. There are trails for both downhill and cross country enthusiasts. The cable cars and chairlifts take bikes in the summer months. Bike hire is available in Morillon and Samoens. We also offer guided mountain bike rides and holidays.

You can go rafting and kayaking on the river Giffre with several rafting companies based in Samoens and Sixt. We recommend "Nunayak" in Sixt.

There are excellent trails for hiking and trail running with a network of mountain refuges for refreshments or overnight adventures.

The road biking in this area is superb. The Tour de France has been through Morillon several times and one of the toughest Cols in this race - the Col de la Joux Plane - starts in Samoens village, just 4km away.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
December Pre-Christmas
3 Dec 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£134
for 2 nights
From
£67
£251
 
 
Christmas
17 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£402
for 4 nights
From
£100
£502
 
 
New Year 2017
26 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£837
for 7 nights
£837
 
 
January & Early February
2 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£134
for 2 nights
From
£67
£331
 
 
Early February
4 Feb 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£201
for 3 nights
From
£67
£377
 
 
February Half Term 1
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£837
for 7 nights
£837
 
 
February Half Term 2
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£628
for 7 nights
£628
 
 
Late February & March
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£201
for 3 nights
From
£67
£335
 
 
April - end of season
1 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£134
for 2 nights
From
£67
£314
£1,005
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£126
for 2 nights
From
£63
£335
£1,256
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are Saturday-Saturday in the winter season. We are flexible the rest of the year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The apartment is just 500m from the Morillon cable car (a 5-10 minute walk) so you can get up the mountain very easily in summer or winter with skis, mountain bikes or on foot. There is also a ski bus stop just outside the door which links you to the other villages in the valley. The village centre is also a 5 minute walk away with it's range of shops, café/bars and restaurants. The beautiful alpine village of Samoens is just 3km away. Samoens has an outdoor pool complex and plays host to the biggest market in the Haute Savoie on Wednesday mornings. You can get straight onto the hiking and biking trails from the door of the apartment and if you don't mind a bit of off-piste, you can ski back to the door.

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with sink and a separate WC with sink.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a double bed. Bedroom 2 with 1 set of bunk beds. There is a large double sofa bed in the living room.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We live in Morillon village year round so we will be able to meet you when you arrive to give you your keys and answer any questions that you might have. Outside: There is an outdoor parking area. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included. The property is cleaned weekly or at the end of each stay if this is less than a week. Towels and linen are changed weekly.

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