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MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE-LOTS TO SEE & DO-WINTER-FREE SKI LESSONS! catered holidays - Middle floor, own entrance-no steps, view from large balcony/2 terrace

Bedrooms 3
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights



Middle floor, own entrance-no steps, view from large balcony/2 terrace

Aosta Valley is the most northern part of Italy 'a hidden gem'. It has the highest mountains in Europe with a wonderfully hot climate in the summer, activities in abundance & for those who want a little culture there is plenty to see, eat & drink. One of three apartments in a rustic building with an optional extra room on the same floor.

In Winter ski in Pila, just 5 mins to funivia plus on the same pass Courmayeur, La Thuile & Cervinia.

We have 2 resident cocker spaniels, who are very well behaved and very friendly with children. if you are allergic to dogs, they does not go into the upstairs accommodation and you can sleep in complete comfort.

We offer a very personal service & are able to arrange airport pickups and take you into town just 5 mins away. However you can walk to local restaurants, shops or bus stop to go into town.

You may wish to hire a car from the airport which is just 1 hour 10 minutes away to give you total freedom of this extensive outdoor and wildlife area.

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About the property

ITALIAN ALPS-acivities galore

In SUMMER-Mediterranean temperatures during the day yet cool inside this old stone building both day and night allowing you to relax and sleep without air conditioning. In this Frazione (a collection of rustic houses, a small village), there are just 7 houses in total. SPECIAL OFFER when booking one or more apartment please enquire (exclusive use of the Jacuzzi). Take the lifts up to Pila even in the summer time, for a variety of activities, restaurants and bars. Take a short walk to Chamole lake from the top of Chamole chairlift, the sense of space, tranquillity and the views are stunning, a breath-taking experience.

The chalet is a casual atmosphere, it's small and therefore we are able to gear your holiday more to your individual needs. You will be well looked after by all the staff.

IN WINTER there are beginner ski slopes, moguls, tree skiing and off piste so the resort adapts itself to all standards and FREE skiing lessons with David and Jane make a big saving for anyone wanting to improve and brush up their skills. On the one ski pass you can also have free days in other resorts such as La Thuile and Courmayeur and we are happy to take you there. THERE'S ALWAYS SOMEONE TO SKI WITH so come alone or as part of a group and you will always have someone of your standard to ski with, whether it is another guest, one of the instructor students or David and Jane. We ensure each day that if you want company you are well catered for. FREE transfers to and from the airport and to the resort of Pila each day.

ALL YEAR ROUND-The chalet overlooks the whole valley and offers both Catered (with Free wine and beer and FREE ski lessons during the winter) and Self catering (summer and off peak winter) options email us for more detailed information or have a look at our website and fill in the form.

THE CHALET - The top two floors are accessed at ground level, no steps, the lower floor has the option of seven steps or a ramp, please enquire and we can send photos if looking at wheelchair access. The Chalet can be rented as a whole for a large extended family/friends or as individual units which are all self contained all with own entrances. There are well stocked kitchens and airey bathrooms all with shower and bidet on each floor - the UPPER floor has a double and a twin with double bed settee and the double can take an extra single bed the MIDDLE floor has a double and a twin plus there is a room with outside entrance just 4 metres from the front door with a small double and single beds in it plus sink, tv/dvd player, microwave and tea and coffee making facilities the LOWER floor has a double with bunk room off it and a double/twin.

BABY EQUIPMENT - We have a variety of baby equipment (see children) for those travelling with little ones, to make your life a little more comfortable and so you don't have to lug equipment with you, including a BABY COT.

Each Frazione has it's own water trough which anyone in the village can use, the gardens are open plan (although there are temporary removable fences made because of our second little dog) and the trough is on the edge of our garden. Frazione Baravod is set amongst local vineyards and you can walk from the house up to the Frazione above and on up the mountain from there. The weather is sunny during both summer & winter. The heat rises in March and in July/August temps are 30+ degrees, cooling a little in September & in October it starts to snow on the peaks with the ski season commencing late November through till May 2nd.

THE JACUZZI is in the garden with fantastic views of the mountains on the other side of the valley. It is serviced on a daily basis by the owners so it is kept clean and hygienic with a water maintenance check each day. The garden and plants are watered also on a regular basis and can be done at the convenience of the owner and guests alike; this can be agreed on a weekly or daily basis, whichever suits.

We want you to enjoy your holiday and will try our utmost to ensure that things are how you like them, giving you ideas and advice about the local area whenever you require.

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jane stanton
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017

About jane stanton

We are David and Jane and have run a ski chalet for the last 8 winter seasons in the Aosta Valley and are BASI qualified ski instructors and we offer FREE ski lessons when booking our Ski Chalet Holidays in the winter. We also run a summer season and with the addition of the JACUZZI in the garden (refreshing in the summer and hot and steamy in the winter) we feel set for both summer and winter seasons, helping our clients with local knowledge of the area, places to visit, eat and to enjoy this vast fertile but mountainous area. This is a wonderful base for exploring the Aosta Valley with its, castles, vineyards, cheese making factories and an abundance of outdoor sports and the winter ski resort is ideal for both beginners and experienced skiers with the option of also going to La Thuile and Courmayeur all on one ski pass!!

jane stanton purchased this apartment in 2009

Why jane stanton chose Sarre

We are centrally located for exploring the whole of the Aosta Valley during the summer months plus there is brilliant skiing during winter with 3 other resorts in close proximity which you can go to all on one ski pass. We love the Italian people, the food, the ambience and the wine is of course fantastico!!

Jane is an English teacher and can offer English lessons to visitors at the chalet, David is a squash coach and is happy to play or coach anyone anytime of the year and he's also a reasonable Tennis player and always up for a game in the summer. Both David and Jane taught jive at the surrey university so if you fancy learning jive they are happy to accommodate a lesson or two!

The property is set amongst vineyards but just 5 minutes from the lovely Roman City of Aosta.

We have useful local knowledge, however the area is vast and we discover more and more each day.

The area is steeped in history & is a wine growing area, also making cheese & growing fruits of many kinds. It is very agricultural and particularly cow farming is very prevalent.

There is a huge abundance of outdoor activities which you can see listed on our website. There are castles, art galleries, concerts and wood carving is a much loved Valdostaine work

What makes this apartment unique

The chalet is in a tranquil setting but 5 minutes from the bustling town of Aosta.


Walking distance to local shops, bars & restaurants gives you a local feeling

It's a good base to discover this fantastic mountainous area, walking straight from the chalet if desired


A choice of Self Catering in the summer/off peak winter and Ski Holidays

English lessons if required.

FREE wine & beer for Ski Holidays

FREE ski lessons and we take you to the piste every morning, just 5 minutes away.

We offer help with ski pass and ski rental so you don't have to worry about anything.

FREE airport transfers

Outdoor pursuits in abundance during the summer

Something for everyone to do & see, adults and children alike

Airport transfers on request, during summer a car is an advantage, during winter it isn't necessary as we will take you to the piste and into town.

Free local transfers to town, mountain lifts etc. we'll drop you off

Excursions to places further afield in Summer

Mainline bus passes end of road 700 metres approx.

The weather is sunny summer & winter. The heat rises in March to July/August temps are 30+ cooling a little in September & in October it starts to snow on the peaks with the ski season commencing late November through til early May

During the summer the stone building of the chalet is cool inside

In Summer-Food welcome pack on arrival with wine and beer!

Available Rentals

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Notes on prices:
SUMMER - self catering per unit-there maybe consideration and a small discount some weeks if not staying a week during off peak
WINTER - catered per person-there maybe consideration and a small discount some weeks if not staying a week during off peak
WINTER CATERED PRICES PER PERSON 2 sharing-FREE SKI LESSONS-free WINE/BEER-concessions for children sharing with parents
shorter stays available WINTER and SUMMER-Flexible arrival dates off peak
email jdski@hotmail.
WINTER SELF CATERING off peak/late booking from £200 per unit
Animals welcome-please enquire-extra fee
SELF CATERING -Security deposit is paid on arrival and is for breakages and lost/damaged keys - plus end of term cleaning

Booking Notes:
Security deposit is paid on arrival and is for breakages and lost/damaged keys - plus end of term cleaning
Winter-Discounts for:- 2 or ore weeks
SPECIAL OFFER - when booking 2 or more apartments OR WEEKS

Towels & linen included -coloured towels provided for outdoor use

Changeover Day:
Summer-Saturday to Saturday
Winter-Sunday to Sunday
in peak periods
Flexible arrival dates to capture cheaper flights at other times, please enquire.
Security deposit is paid on arrival and is for breakages and lost/damaged keys - plus end of term cleaning at 40 euros


Accommodation and facilities for Middle floor, own entrance-no steps, view from large balcony/2 terracein Montan-angelin-arensod in Valle d'Aosta

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chalet
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , reasonable sized bathroom with vanity cabinet
  • there is a bathroom on each floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , this room has an outside entrance & used if required only
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , large wardrobe space & a small private terrace off this room
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , plenty of cupboard space - can be made up as a double if req
  • the third room runs along the back of the house with an outside entrance and has a window, radiator, sink, TV and microwave and is used only if there are more than 4/6 people staying on the middle floor. There are three apartments in this chalet and therefore the chalet could be booked as a whole or one or two apartments, please enquire
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
SELF CATERING during summer however we are happy to do bed and breakfast if required at a small cost CATERED in the winter includes breakfast and afternoon tea each day and 4 evening meals, off peak self catering or at short notice Housekeeping is only done on a weekly basis if staying more than a week - THERE IS A 40 EURO CLEANING COST AT THE END OF TERM English lessons available.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)


Family Skiing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic half term break with David and Jane skiing in Pila. As there were 5 of us, we had a floor to ourselves, which was really good and we made plenty of use of the Jacuzzi despite the cold - very relaxing after a days skiing. Pila was a brilliant resort, very compact, but plenty of variety on the blue and red runs and everything empties into the central area, so hard to get lost. The ski lessons that David, Jane and the crew gave were so good. We were split into small groups according to ability and given tailor made lessons, so my skills were honed and I was introduced to carving, my eldest son was also in my group, so likewise gained experience, my middle son went from a beginner to a competent skier happily skiing reds, my youngest daughter developed her skills and got moved into our group and my wife went from a nervous skier who hadn't been on the slopes for 17 years to skiing reds again.

Staying in the chalet was enjoyable with the food being served excellent and the atmosphere created by the hosts making for a very relaxing and enjoyable evening.

Cannot recommend taking this opportunity to go skiing with David and Jane enough.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really looking forward to seeing you again perhaps next season or in the summer youre a great family, its like having friends to stay!! David and Jane
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A lovely Chalet in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Pila - the chalet is in a great location for everything in the area really whether summer or winter. The owners Jane & David are very friendly and helpful and we felt our stay overall was great value for money. The Jacuzzi was a lovely touch with fabulous views! Easy drive from Calais too! Thanks for a wonderful week!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much - we hope we will see you during the winter months David and Jane
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Great place with great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 enjoyed our stay. The house was clean and comfortable with a great view across the valley. It is located a short drive from Aosta and has a grocery store and restaurants even closer. The location is ideal for getting anywhere in the Aosta Valley and even all the way to Turin. The hosts are also great and are easy to communicate with and love to share information about the valley or to assist with reserving restaurants. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. Great to have you
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Tidy renovated farmhouse in Alpine valley

  • 5 of 5

The setting is magnificent with snowcaps on all sides even in July. Monte Binaco is just out of sight. From the lodging there is a great view up and down the valley. By car it is about 10 minutes from Aosta where there are Roman walls and ruins, pedestrianised cobbled streets, and plenty of atmosphere. There are a huge number of walks and trails decorated by wildflowers while we were there.

The place itself used to be a farmhouse where animals were kept over winter on the ground floor, people lived on the second floor, and hay for the animals was stored on the third, which is graced by huge timber beams supporting a stone roof. It has been done up to a very high standard, and you wouldn't imagine it was once a barn. Flat is fabulous and kitchen has everything you need. Great jacuzzi too!

It was really hot when we were there, but cool inside with tile floors and easily ventilated by the evening breeze.

Jane and David gave us lots of friendly help regarding things to do and explore. Nothing was too much trouble.

Really pleasant stay and we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much, we hope to see you again, winter or summer!
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Fabulous Chalet with great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Can't praise Jane and David enough for a fantastic holiday, the food, accommodation, hospitality, ski lessons, food, hot tub and the company were second to none. Nothing was too much trouble from breakfast to dinner and beyond

Thank you for making our Christmas spectacular! Can't wait to see you again next year

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so hot here, Christmas seems a long way off but it will come soon enough! Can't wait to get the skis back on and looking forward to seeing you all again .David and Jane
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Amazing time. Thank you

  • 5 of 5

Great to return with my husband for an early walking and relaxing holiday. Weather was already warm and what a vast area to see, every time we come there is so much to discover. Looking forward to returning for two girlie weekends with friends in August and especially looking forward to seeing the St Bernards at the top of the pass with my friends little girl. Shall be returning some time in the winter for a weeks skiing. Such a friendly place with good hospitality and a great place with good individual advice and very welcoming. Thanks Dave and Jane.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Steve and Amanda for visiting again and looking forward Amanda to the two weekends you have booked with friends. We can definitely tailor make both of them. I understand the first will be with one of your young friends and there is plenty for the little one to do and later in the month a real girls holiday, so some adult soaking in the Jacuzzi, drinking and dancing at the local Lido sounds a good idea for you.
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