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Charming chalet in unspoilt peaceful mountain location.



Updated: 21-Nov-2016
Chalet in Le Grand Valtin, Vosges, Alsace Lorraine, France - Peaceful Location, Forests And Lakes

The house is located in the NE of France about 6 hours drive from Calais, 1 hour 30 mins from Basel, Strasbourg and Nancy. The main town Gerardmer is 15 mins away, it offers everything: shops, restaurants, skiing, lake etc. The accommodation is cosy and comfortable: radiators and a fire place keep it warm in the winter. It has got 3 bedrooms: 1 double room on the ground floor and 1 double and 1 twin on the first floor; a fully fitted kitchen; 1 bathroom, and a large enclosed veranda.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am French and Iain Scottish. We live in the UK. Le Grand Valtin is a very special place for me as I spent all my childhood holidays there at my grandfathers farm ; it was idyllic...We have been coming every year as a family and our children love it as well.

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The chalet location is in a very quiet and peaceful spot beside a small tinkling stream, on the edge of the village. It has all modern amenities to make our stay pleasant, easy and relaxing. We found the beds very comfortable and the chalet cosy and homely. We enjoyed sitting in the garden which is a little sun trap and has several different seating areas to sit and enjoy the view and the fresh air of the French countryside. The chalet's location is ideal for exploring the local area, the lakes and for some great walks in the Les Vosges mountains."

Eilleen Rutherford, Aug 2013
Sep 2013
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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely chalet in beautiful rural location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in this very comfortable chalet. It is situated in a quiet and beautiful village. It's a perfect place for walking, swimming in nearby lakes and local sight seeing. We would highly recommend it and hope to return one day. Tanner family, London

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a good time and enjoyed staying in our chalet. I hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Lydie.
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A great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Lovely chalet, comfortable, clean and contemporary while maintaining an authentic feel. Everything at hand that you should need.


We had a really relaxing and enjoyable stay. Loved the wood-burner!

A great holiday

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The area has a lot to offer : stunning scenery, lovely food, plenty to do : skiing,walking, water sports, cycling amongst others. The property is in a super location, not far from the main road-easier in winter-. It is a quiet little village but only 10 mins away from shops ( there is a wonderful baker 5 mins away). The skiing domaine is 20 mins away as is the lake. Walking and cycling tracks on the doorsteps.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Auberge du Gd Valtin at 0.8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Saint Dié at 17 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : auberge du Gd Valtin at 0.8 Kilometres Nearest Ski : teleski du Gd V at 0.8 Kilometres Car: necessary


Use of car essential.

1h30mins from Basel airport (Easyjet)

1h30 from Strasbourg airport (Ryanair)

TGV train from Paris to St Dié (20 kms from Gd V)


2 kms to Le Valtin, picturesque village with a baker, 2 restaurants.

15 mins drive to the town of Gerardmer with all amenities : shops, lake, skiing.

30 mins drive to Munster and plain of Alsace : lovely Christmas market, wine route and beautiful villages.

1 hour to Colmar.

1h30 mins to Strasbourg, Freiburg, Basel and the black forest region.

Further Details:

In summer you can walk on "The Chaumes"/ Parc du ballon des Vosges ( extensive network of walks on top of the mountains). Drive to La Schlucht then take La Route des Cretes, 30 mins away. And after a long walk nothing better than eating a meal at one of the "fermes auberges". The nearby lakes of Longemer and Gerardmer attract tourists for swimming, windsurfing, kayaking amongst others.

Lydie can provide extensive info on local things to do and visit. Just ask !

In the chalet there is a lot of leaflets re the area, also local shops and restaurants cards.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
12 Sep 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas & New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
winter low season
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
winter high season
11 Feb 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Stay tax £0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Booking Notes:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Firewood included, electricity is included in July and August.
A 30% deposit is required to secure the booking; the full balance must be paid 4 weeks before your arrival.
electricity will be paid to the caretaker on departure - meter reading

Changeover Day:
Usually Saturday is the changeover day but we are flexible and can change the day if possible.
Saturday 4pm - Saturday 10 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The property is comfortable and can easily accommodate 6 persons. We have lovingly improved it, adding a new kitchen, a new bathroom whilst keeping its French charm ; it is a family home.

Property Type

  • chalet


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


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor bathroom with wet room shower, toilet and wash hand basin


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed (ground floor) bedroom 2 with double bed (1st floor) bedroom 3 with 2 single beds bedroom 3 with twin beds (1st floor)


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Sorry no pets allowed and no smoking inside. Outside: Terrace surrounds all the property. Tables and chairs, hammock and BBQ provided Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property cleaned before arrival and upon departure but must be left generally clean and tidy with rubbish removed. Bed linen supplied for stays over 1 week but towels are responsibility of the guests. Other: Large enclosed veranda with storage space for skis, coats, boots in winter ; otherwise sun room with day bed and table and chairs. Snow shovel provided and driveway cleared of snow before arrival.

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