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

Overview

Property

Updated: 19-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

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!

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About the Owner

Mary Kirkbride
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2017

About Mary Kirkbride

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.

Mary Kirkbride purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Mary Kirkbride chose Morillon

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

9 Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

5

Perfect for our needs!

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a fabulous week at this apartment, it was great value for money and had everything we needed as a base for a great week skiing. Mary was really helpful and welcoming. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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4

Nice, comfortable stay, plenty of room, excellent hot shower and well furnished kitchen

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time in Morillon and were made to feel very welcome by Mary and family. We were less than 10 minutes walk (carrying skis) to the cable car in Morillon itself, which connected us to plenty of skiing. And less than 5 minutes by car to the lift at Verclan, which gave us an easier afternoon ski back from Flaine - the sun shone for most of our stay which made the views over the mountains and valleys outstanding. We were even in reach, by car, of the cross country ski area at Joux Plan above Samoëns, meaning the lack of snow in resort didn't stop us from doing all of the activities we'd hoped to. Would be very happy to stay in the apartment again if we revisit the area

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

Very clean, spacious and great location. Excellent owners too

  • 5 of 5

Very happy with our stay at the property. Arrived late on the Friday and everything was set up for us. Beds made with two towels each on the bed (also a little bonus chocolate treat). Every inch of the property was very clean and tidy and spacious throughout. Beds were very comfy and bathroom facilities were small but very clean. Shower room is seperate from the toilet which is ideal in many ways. Location is just a 5 minute walk to the main lift. Shops, bars, restaurants and ski hire facilities are all very on route to the lifts also. Overall stay was excellent. Very ideal position in the village and the price is very good for its location. Would highly recommend for a family of 4 but can easily stay 6 people. Fantastic weekend of skiing and made even better by our accomodation. Many thanks to Mary and Jamie

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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4

Traditionally functional ski apartment

  • 4 of 5

Accomodation:

We stayed here with 3 adults, double bed in the main bedroom was comfortable and big enough certainly for 2 people, the bunk room was as you would expect with a chest of drawers for storage. The pull out bed in the living room was comfortable and easy to put away good kitchen oven/grill/microwave/kettle and fridge freezer. There is a storage cupboard with washing machine if extra space is needed in the toilet and shower room the are heated towel rails for drying ski gear which is useful.

Location:

The apartment is a 5-10 minute walk downhill to the Morillon village cable car various hire shops on route we used twinner near the lift as they were English speaking and very helpful ski hire for 5 days including helmet come to 110 euros each. Its not so fun up the hill on the way back but it is after a day skiing so I wouldn't read into that too much. However you can get the red route ski bus from the gondola to the apartment as it stops outside, this same bus also takes you to samoens from outside the apartment.

Nightlife:

It is a pretty sleepy village, the bar le bon coin opposite the gondola is pretty much the only place with music if you like euro pop or heavy metal! we spent most of our nights in the snack bar at the side of the gondola they showed football for us and were very welcoming on our last day they let us charge our phone etc before the journey home price of beer was about 5 euros so wasn't too bad at all.

The owners:

We didn't really see much of them but they welcomed us and pretty much let us get on with it which was nice for us as we were in and out quite a bit, full of info if needed and happy to help where they can.

Overall great place great trip and great owners,

Thanks,

Jamie

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from Morillon after staying in this lovely apartment. Everything said in previous reviews absolutely true. Clean, warm, comfortable, well equipped with easy access to village and ski lifts etc. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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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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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
 
May and June
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£126
for 2 nights
From
£63
£316
£1,011
 
 
Summer high season
1 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£189
for 3 nights
From
£63
£379
£1,263
 
 
Autumn
4 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£126
for 2 nights
From
£63
£316
£1,011
 
 
pre-Christmas week
16 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£202
for 3 nights
From
£67
£379
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£303
for 4 nights
From
£76
£463
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£842
for 7 nights
£842
 
 
January and early February
7 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£202
for 3 nights
From
£67
£379
 
 
February half terms
10 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£842
for 7 nights
£842
 
 
Late February and March 2018
26 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£202
for 3 nights
From
£67
£337
 
 
April - end of season
31 Mar 2018 - 22 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£202
for 3 nights
From
£67
£337
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£126
for 2 nights
From
£63
£337
£1,263
 

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
  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Suitability

  • 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 ...

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome

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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