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3 bed Ski Apartment, Le Bettaix, Trois Vallees, Savoie

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 775 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Le Bettaix, 1556m, near St Martin de Belleville, Savoie, France - Chairlift Within Easy Walking Distance, Mountain Views, Overlooking River In Peaceful Old Hamle

Les Chalets du Doron lie at 1556m in the beautiful hamlet of le Bettaix, 300m from a chair lift which gives direct access to the Trois Vallées' 600 miles of pistes. Apartment B2 has 72sqm of habitable space and south west facing balconies overlooking the river Doron. There is ample parking by the chairlift, which was upgraded to a fast 4 man chair from Dec 15. An easy blue run, with snow cannons, ensures that beginners can return home safely all season. The apartment has its own marked car space within a secure garage underneath the accommodation, with lift access. There are 3 similar size double bedrooms, all with under floor heating. One has an en suite shower room. There is also a bathroom with bath, shower attachment and 2 wcs. The lounge, with comfortable sofa, has TV/CD/DVD and ipod docking music system and free wi-fi. The secure ski locker has ample room for storing skis and poles with heated boot warmers.

Colm Doran
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About Colm Doran

The owners, a married couple, a chartered accountant and former science teacher, are directors of a process improvement consulting company.

We advertise two properties through Owners Direct:

Primrose Cottage, a 17th century thatched cottage near Salcombe in South Devon, UK (Owners Direct ref: E13319) has been owned since 2001. We spend several visits each year walking round the South Devon Coastal path and visiting the villages and resorts in The South Hams.

We have also owned a ski apartment, at 1575m height in Les Trois Vallees, France (Owners Direct ref: FR20590) since 2007. We spend several weeks in Le Bettaix skiing and walking in the mountains. We seek to defray costs whilst allowing guests to enjoy winter and summer in a peaceful hamlet by Le Doron river.

Colm Doran purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Colm Doran chose Le Bettaix

We have skied in the Trois Vallees for many years. In 2007 we were delighted to discover the hamlet of Le Bettaix, hiding at 1575m below La Masse and Les Menuires. It has a river, no through traffic, with chair lift access to the Three Valleys ski circuit but without any crowds. We have discovered a ready made social life, with ski companions and friends who enjoy walking in the mountains in summer. We keep finding out more about life in the Vallee des Belleville, which is enchanting.

What makes this apartment unique

Our village is quiet and traditional, with no through traffic, just lovely views, a river and fast chair lift access to the entire Trois Vallees circuit, which allows us to enjoy a very comfortable warm chalet with easy access along the riverbank to the ski slopes and mountain walks. There are no disturbed nights caused by revellers and we like it that way. We hope you will too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Colm,

Hope you are keeping well,

Your apartment is beautiful and very cosy, we especially liked the underfloor heating in the main living area and agree that 20c is the optimal setting. We didn’t have to use the wall heaters as the warmth from the living area kept the bedrooms warm/ comfortable.

Quality cotton bedding and comfy beds made for a good nights sleep (nothing to do with the exercise of skiing), pictures and paintings on the walls created a relaxing and homely ambience, Coupled with high quality furnishings.

We liked your painting of mount Blanc in the kitchen, Julie appreciated this as she does paintings herself.

The lift, boot room and garage is a good set up and works really well, leaving the apartment in the morning, down a floor, boots on, down a floor out through the garage, easy, peasy !

The walk to the chairlift was further than expected in the ski boots, however after 2 days it was fine and in fact it was good to stretch the legs and use other muscles after a full days skiing.

We were averaging 16-18 runs a day – courteous of my son who pushed us all- we did 80km of skiing most days, no relaxing lunches for us.

Le Bettaix is very peaceful and has a nice charm.

We really enjoyed our stay and it made a refreshing change from the ugly concrete hotels/apartments that are normally provided in French ski resorts.

The new ski shop in Le Bettaix inter-sport gave me a flyer regarding a bread delivery service to the apartment each morning.

I left the leaflet in the apartment.

In terms of eating out, we can recommend the “Au Village” in Les Menuires, They specialise in Savoyard cuisine.

Raclette and Fondue. Good quality food, service is excellent and is reasonable priced average 25 euros PP for Dinner.

Their is also a nice little wine bar/shop directly facing the restaurant which we visited a couple times.

Thanks for all of your help in making the experience pleasurable.


Neil, Julie, Tom and Robert
Feb 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Le Bettaix in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Sports & Activities
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 has an en-suite shower and vanity unit. There is a separate bathroom with WC, bath with shower attachment, vanity unit and heated towel rail. There is also a separate WC and wash basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: 3.00m by 3.00m, double bed (160 x 200 cm) en-suite shower room. bedroom 2: 3.00m by 2. 91m, double bed (180 x 200 cm) or two (90 x 200) single beds bedroom 3: 3.00m by 2. 80m, double bed (180 x 200 cm) or two (90 x 200)single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Free secure garage car parking, lift, under floor heating, oversize water heater, ski locker with boot warmers, dishwasher, satellite, TV, DVD, free Wi-Fi. Outside: There is a large south facing balcony accessible from the lounge and another balcony accessible from the main bedroom Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The apartment is cleaned after departure. Linen, towels and electricity up to 600kw are included in the price. Other: On the floor below the apartment, accessible by lift or stairs, is a ski room, with benches. B2 has a secure ski locker with heated boot warmers for 8 pairs of ski/snow boots. Please do not bring skis, snowboards or ski boots into the apartment.


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3 bed Ski Apartment, Le Bettaix, Trois Vallees, Savoie
average rating of 4.7 based on 12 reviews

Great week at Les 3Vallées

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for the very confortable and nice flat ! Everything was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it. Great snow this year.
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A stunning appartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family holiday in this appartment. The owner had sent us very detailed directions, entry instructions and info about local amenities, all of which were both accurate and useful.

The appartment is extremely homely and well furnished and is close enough to walk to the chair lift (5 mins)

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your kind comments. Pleased the local amenity information was helpful.
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Parfait / Perfect

  • 5 of 5

L'appartement est très luxueux : literie de qualité, propre et spacieux. Le sèche-chaussures intégré au casier à ski est très appréciable. Le garage est un vrai plus compte tenu des chutes de neige durant la semaine. Très bon contact avec le propriétaire (parle français). Nous avons passé un très bon séjour au bettex, nous y reviendrons avec plaisir. Pour information, les informations présentes sur place sont en anglais.

The apartment is very luxurious : very good bedding, spacious and clean apartment. The boot warmer into the ski locker and the garage are usefull.

The owner, Colm is very helpful and pleasant.

It was a great holiday in les Bettex. We hope come back.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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where to ski late season

  • 4 of 5

The chalet was lovely and le Bettaix is a great base. L’Ours Blanc was our favourite place to eat – as you said great service!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments. We're pleased you enjoyed our home and found Le Bettaix a suitable place for a late season holiday.
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Lovely family apartment

  • 4 of 5

Lovely homely family apartment that is just right for 6 people. Close to the chairlift that takes you right into Les Menuires and Trois Vallees. So glad we found it!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you found the proximity to the lifts, access to Les Menuires and Val Thorens easy and the size of accommodation suitable for your party of six. Glad you enjoyed your holiday.
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Ski Hoilday's in France

  • 4 of 5

We have found a nice apartment and all instructions are detailed described so that there was any issue over the day’s.

Yes you are right that the snow was not so match as it was forecasted, however it was possible to go from Bettex to Menuires, Merribel, Val Thorens or to Courchevele.

So everything was good prepared under this conditions and the ski arena is really beautiful. We enjoyed the stay and the nice area around. We went 2 times in a restaurant one time in Courchevelle, they have made the beef in the chimney nice place and high quality of food. The second time we went to Reberty close to the speed mountain and also there we have got an excellent Dinner.

At the end it was a great holiday.

Thanks for the nice time, I believe that we will come back in the next season.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday and wish to return next year.
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Nearest Airport
190 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Les Menuires
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Les Menuires
Nearest Ski
300 Metres
Le Bettaix
Car: necessary


Geneva, Lyon and Grenoble/Isere airports are all 2.5 hours’ drive from Le Bettaix. Chambery is 1.5 hours away.The N90 dual carriageway from Albertville to Moutiers takes 30 minutes. Exit at sortie 40 (signposted Val Thorens/Les Menuires/St. Martin) and drive up the mountain on D117, which takes 30 minutes - longer on Saturday afternoons. Turn off at Praranger for Le Bettaix. Calais to Le Bettaix is 595 miles.


The nearest villages, for shopping, groceries, concerts, bars, restaurants, are Les Menuires and St. Martin de Belleville, both of which are 10 minutes drive.

The Baroque church of Notre Dame de la Vie is also a 10 minute drive.

Val Thorens at 2300m is accessible by car in 20 minutes.

Moutiers is 30 minutes drive and provides access to Meribel, Courchevel, the ski resorts of the Tarentaise and Annecy.

Praranger, which houses sheep in winter, is a short walk as is a working mill museum

Further Details:

The ski shop in Le Bettaix operates a fresh bread service each morning.

There are 2 Carrefour supermarkets in Les Menuires and other supermarkets. Carrefour Montagne is open 8am until 8pm. There are several appealing typically French food shops and the range of other shops is extensive.

In Les Menuires the tourist office provides helpful information and Le Skilt bar shows Sky TV sports matches. The Pourquoi Pas piano bar, behind the church in St. Martin, is well frequented in early evening with weekly live music.

Les Menuires has an excellent indoor sports centre with pool.

Garage des Menuires deals with any vehicle related incidents.

There are several cross country ski trails around Le Bettaix. The 2010 Olympic biathlon champion grew up in the village. Equipment hire and lessons can be arranged in Les Menuires or St. Martin. Planning permission has been granted to upgrade Le Bettaix chairlift from Dec 2015.

Les Menuires and Val Thorens have long toboggan trails. Tickets can be purchased in both resorts. Snowshoe excursions are held throughout the season. "Speed Mountain" toboggan roller coaster at Les Bruyeres is open daily from noon.

Free concerts are held regularly in Les Menuires and St. Martin featuring classical music, blues and jazz ensembles.

Summer activities

Walking / mountain bike piste maps are printed each summer showing daily lift access points to the high mountains. Many spectacularly beautiful walks are accessible on foot or by car from old Savoyard villages in the Belleville valley.

Les Menuires was the 2013 venue for the French national mountain bike championships whilst Meribel was the 2012 venue. Mountain bikes can be rented in les Menuires.

Cycles can be hired at St. Jorioz on a picturesque cycle trail near lake Annecy, and on the Aime to Bourg St. Maurice Isere valley route, which ends at the French national kayak centre. White water rafting is also possible from Macot. Several lakes have safe swimming.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Le Bettaix, The Three Valleys

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
early Dec 18
8 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas New Year 18
23 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Jan 18
5 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Feb 19
2 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mar 19
2 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A booking deposit of £300 is required, paid by bank transfer, to secure a booking with the balance payable eight weeks before arrival. A £300 security deposit to cover possible damage is also payable, refunded within fourteen days of departure.

Cancellation fees are:
More than 8 weeks before arrival: £300
4-8 weeks before arrival: 50% of rental value
2-4 weeks before arrival: 70% of rental value
Less than 2 weeks before arrival: 90% of rental value

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday with arrival after 3 pm and departure before 10 am.

Notes on prices:
In winter change over dates are typically Saturday to Saturday.
In summer it may be possible to consider different lengths of stay.
A £300 deposit is required to secure the booking. Cancellation fees apply.
A security deposit of £300 is levied, refundable within fourteen days of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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