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Beautiful 3 bedroom apartment in Sainte-Foy Station.

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Large and luxurious apartment - a real home-from-home.

A fully renovated 3 bedroom apartment in an old farmhouse in the ski resort of Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, Chalet de l'Ours is spread over 2 floors and also benefits from a mezzanine area off the main living/dining area.

At 115sqm Chalet de l'Ours is considerably larger than most 3 bedroom apartments. The spacious living and dining areas will comfortably accommodate 8 people and benefit from stunning mountain views whilst the mezzanine offers an extra space for relaxation or for the children to play.

The living area has 2 large, extremely comfortable Chesterfield sofas, a matching club chair, west-facing balcony, log fire and a large smart TV. There is also a mezzanine area with a Chesterfield sofa-bed and expansive views to the north. Large windows facing north also offer fantastic, uninterrupted mountain views. These windows and the balcony offer a huge amount of natural light.

The main bedroom offers en-suite facilities and also benefits from a west-facing balcony. There is ample room for a cot should that be necessary. The second and third bedrooms have uninterrupted mountain views to the north whilst all 3 bedrooms have extremely comfortable double beds and hand-crafted, made-to-measure storage built in. The 3rd bedroom can be offered as a twin rather than a double.

Both the en-suite and family bathrooms offer bath, shower and wc facilities and have large, well lit mirrors over the sink and there is a 3rd wc. The large boilers will support two people running a bath simultaneously.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a butler sink, 110cm range-style cooker featuring a double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and a Nespresso coffee maker.

Sainte Foy is a great resort for children. The village is small and very safe and there is a lot of outdoor space for them to run around. The apartment has plenty of space for baby items such as push chairs and cots. However, if you have toddlers please be aware that we have 2 open staircases and none of the drawers or cupboards are currently child-proofed.

For larger groups we also have a second property - https://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8153984 - below Chalet de l'Ours that sleeps 2-4. We do not make this apartment permanently available - preferring to keep it available for our own use outside the peak weeks - so please contact us if you are interested in reserving this property for additional members of your group.

The Winter season:

We operate a Sunday changeover for most of the Winter season. This offers clients the dual benefits of travelling to and from the resort when the roads are quiet (the main changeover day in the wider area is Saturday and traffic can be extremely heavy, especially during the peak weeks) and being able to enjoy a Saturday on the slopes as the final day of their holiday (as most people are either leaving or arriving on a Saturday the slopes are generally very quiet on a Saturday).

May & October half-term:

As these are generally quiet booking periods we can offer the May & October half-term weeks with a Friday check-in and Sunday check-out for the price of a standard week. We are also open to extending this offer to other weeks outside the peak Winter and Summer seasons.

Outside the ski season:

Chalet de l’Ours offers great walking, hiking and mountain biking opportunities direct from the front door.

During the summer holidays the resort's Grand Plan lift opens for foot passengers and mountain bikers.

The wider Haute Tarentaise and Savoie area has a rich and varied history having been ruled at various times by both Italy and France. The resort itself shares a 25km border Italy and several historic fortifications are within an easy drive. These include the Fort de la Platte, Fort du Truc and Fort de la Redoute Ruinee.

There are several nature reserves in the area with the Réserve Naturelle des Hauts de Villaroger being a 15 minute drive away. Please be aware that this area serves as a refuge of the Tetras-Lyre and can only be accessed with an approved guide.

The apartment contains several maps and books detailing local walks for all levels of fitness. The walk to the hamlet of Le Monal is easily achievable whilst the return hike to Lac Noir is likely to take most of the day but is well worth the effort. May and June are particularly colourful months as the meadow flowers are in full bloom.

More Details

Owner
Lee Copson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

About Lee Copson

Lee first discovered Sainte Foy in 2007 and was taken in by the uniqueness of the resort holidaying there regularly. He introduced Rhiannon to the resort a few years later and it had the same effect. In 2012 they bought a 4-story house in an old farm building on the edge of the resort. The property has been professionally renovated using local craftsmen and traditional materials and now consists of 2 very comfortable duplex apartments. We plan to rent the larger of the 2 apartments - Chalet de l'Ours - on an ongoing basis, while making the smaller apartment our permanent home when circumstances permit.

Lee Copson purchased this chalet in 2012

Why Lee Copson chose Val d'Isere - Tignes - Sainte Foy

Sainte Foy Tarentaise is a gorgeous little ski resort. In contrast to its larger neighbours (Val d'Isere, Tignes, the Paradiski area and La Rosiere are all within 20 minutes drive) there is a pronounced lack of large concrete buildings. It retains a lovely village atmosphere.

The resort has only 4 lifts but queues are almost unheard of and the lifts open up an incredible amount of off-piste terrain for the advanced or expert skier and rider.

The lack of crowds and relaxed atmosphere also make Sainte Foy an ideal place for beginners or for families.

The resort has some fantastic restaurants and there are a couple of small but lively bars in the central square but those looking for a party atmosphere will be better served elsewhere.

What makes this chalet unique

Chalet de l'Ours sits on the northerly edge of the resort in the old hamlet of La Bataillette yet the centre of the village and all amenities are an easy 5 minute walk away.

The apartment is part of an old traditional farmhouse and has been renovated to retain much of the charm of the original property.

La Bataillette borders a national park. The proximity of the national park also guarantees uninterrupted mountain views to the north from the main living/dining area and from the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms. The living area and main bedroom both have balcony views across the valley to the west.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise in Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet
Building Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Features period style taps and sinks and quality detailing.
    Separate wc - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite. Quality detailing and period style
  • En-suite bath/shower/wc in bedroom 1. Separate bath/shower/wc and a 3rd wc. Bathrooms contain heated towel rails and well lit mirrors above the sinks. The boiler is comfortably large enough to fill both baths simultaneously.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Balcony and stunning mountain views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Stunning mountain views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Stunning mountain views
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Mezzanine
  • Sleeps 8 (3 double bedrooms + a sofa bed on a mezzanine) All bedrooms feature beautiful stone floors, hand-crafted detailing and bespoke storage. Bedroom 1 has a double bed and westerly balcony with stunning mountain views. Bedroom 2 has a double bed and northerly mountain views. Bedroom 3 has a double bed (which can be split into twins) and northerly mountain views and features underfloor heating.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • ski
Notes:
Outside: The apartment benefits from 2 west-facing balconies. The first adjoins the living area whilst the second adjoins the main bedroom. There is a also large ski/snowboard locker. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided. The apartment is thoroughly cleaned and linen/towels are changed following each weekly rental. Other: The mezzanine area has a Chesterfield sofa bed and great northerly mountain views from the very large windows. The dining area has a hand-crafted dining table in wood with 8 comfortable leather chairs and a rustic overhanging light.

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Beautiful 3 bedroom apartment in Sainte-Foy Station.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Wonderful stay in a beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed in this beautifully charming property and we had a wonderful time.

It is conveniently located a three-minute walk from the slopes or a twenty-minute drive to Val d'Isere. The surroundings are as picturesque as the photos depict.

There were enough shops and ski hire equipment located nearby and the supermarket is a short drive away also.

The owner was incredibly helpful and there were detailed instructions sent beforehand so we knew what we should bring and what to expect.

This was, without a doubt, the best place I have ever stayed and I could not recommend nicer people to deal with. We would definitely book our stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

I am not sure I want to share how nice this was.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay. Booking was easy, communication was very good, and the arrival instructions were very clear. There is plenty of room, it is very well appointed, it has everything you need, from hairdryer, to glove dryers. We immediately felt at home. The residence enjoys lovely views down the valley and is close to the town where you will find a small selection of bars, restaurants, ski hire shops, and supermarket. Everything is within walking distance. The small bus service collects from the door, which takes you the short ride where you can access the lift station. We loved this place and will be coming back for sure, hence not wanting to shout out too much as we don't it to get too busy!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for self-catering with kids

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet location right on the edge of the resort, but access to the slopes offers all the convenience of a genuine ski-out location - an important consideration for us parent types. We even skied to the front door a couple of times via a short bit of off-piste. For the more adventurous you can apparently ski to the front door from the base of the Marquise lift too. The living/dining area is much larger than the norm and the views are fantastic. Kitchen has everything you could need and more. Owner communication was fast and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Manchester, UK
5

Five Star!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Chalet de L'Ours a few times - we keep returning as it has everything we need for a perfect ski break. Location wise its got fabulous views of the Alps and being at the quieter side of the resort its only a 10 seconds (yep seconds!) walk to a regular mini bus facility that takes a minute up to the ski lift / equipment shop area. On the way back there is handy red run which takes you back near enough to the front door (snow permitting of course!). The bus driver will recognise and stop even if you start walking which is fab.

The property itself is tastefully furnished and decorated to a high standard. Enough room for couples and families alike - everything you need for a self catering set is available. Its clean and warm. What's not to like here...the owners are friendly and respond to any requests quickly. Will be returning...

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lowestoft
5

Lovely chalet in a pretty village

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Chalet de l'Ours for a week to walk the hills and enjoy the quiet and colours of autumn. The chalet is well laid out, full of rustic charm but with all modern comforts and conveniences. Excellent views from the chalet. Well-equipped, very clean and cosy, would happily come again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent luxury chalet in good location

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely laid out and decorated - clean, comfortable and with great views. Just a couple of minutes walk from the main village - with a very regular shuttle bus to the slopes if you are carrying skis as the walk is uphill. Our friends were leaving at quarter to nine for a lesson that started at ten to nine every day and were never late. (They claim!)

Lovely 'roaring log fire' and rustic style make this chalet very atmospheric and pleasant in the evenings.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Location

Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Black Diamond Lodge
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Bourg Sainte Maurice
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Black Diamond Lodge
Nearest Ski
In resort - Sainte Foy Tarentaise
Car: recommended

Travel:

By car Chambery airport is a 1.5 hours drive, Grenoble airport is a 2 hour drive and Geneva and Lyon are 2.5 hours drive. The train station in Bourg Saint Maurice is a 20 minute taxi journey away.

Further Details:

All the restaurants - whether on the slopes or in the resort - are excellent. The village of Sainte Foy Tarentaise is a 5 minute drive from the resort and has 2 excellent restaurants in Le Monal and The Grange. It is advisable to book in advance for all restaurants.

There is limited shopping available in the resort although it is possible to obtain the basics, fresh vegetables and nice wines. Some may find this adequate for a week long holiday but for those who are more adventurous in the kitchen we recommend the supermarkets in Bourg Saint Maurice for a larger shop.

We highly recommend SnoCool for children's group lessons, private instruction or guiding throughout the Haute Tarentaise. They can even arrange a helicopter drop in Italy and can guide you back down to the village of Sainte Foy Tarentaise from where a free bus will return you to the resort.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, Savoie

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
pre-Xmas
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,575
for 5 nights
From
£270
£1,575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas
22 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£3,425
for 5 nights
From
£640
£3,425
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£3,625
for 5 nights
From
£680
£3,725
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
7 Jan 2018 - 3 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,575
for 5 nights
From
£270
£1,575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
pre-HT
4 Feb 2018 - 10 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,775
for 5 nights
From
£510
£2,775
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
HT-UK
11 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
£3,725
for 5 nights
From
£700
£3,725
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
HT-UK2/Paris/NL
18 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
£3,425
for 5 nights
From
£640
£3,425
 
 
HT-Paris/NL
25 Feb 2018 - 3 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,725
for 5 nights
From
£500
£2,725
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
4 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,675
for 5 nights
From
£290
£1,675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
End of Season
8 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,675
for 5 nights
From
£290
£1,675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
6 Jul 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,025
for 7 nights
£1,025
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas
22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£3,425
for 4 nights
From
£800
£3,425
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£4,625
for 4 nights
From
£1,100
£5,025
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£925
for 4 nights
From
£175
£925
£2,325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Concierge & Cleaning £225

Changeover Day:
During the ski season changeover day is normally Sunday. Saturday is very quiet in resort making for a great last day on the slopes whilst Sunday is quiet on the roads which can ease the stress of an airport run especially during peak (Xmas/NY/HT) holiday periods. Outside the ski season we normally operate a Saturday changeover day.

Summer/Autumn Half Term
Check-in is available on Friday evening with check-out 9 days later on the Sunday for the prevailing weekly price. We cannot offer this promotion during the Winter season or during Summer school holidays.

Cleaning charge
As we are not present in resort we must employ a cleaning service to clean and prepare the apartment. We apply this charge separately to each booking so that clients will only pay this fee once regardless of the length of the booking.

Longer Term Lets
We are open to discussing longer term lets. Just drop us a note and let us know what you are looking for and we will see if we can help. However, please be aware that Chalet de l'Ours is located in a ski resort and has been renovated to a very high standard as a holiday rental so we are limited in what we can offer during the winter season, especially over the peak weeks of Xmas, New Year and the UK half term which we rely on very heavily for a large part of our annual income.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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