|Space||699 sq. ft.|
Bedroom 1, ground floor with double bed & built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 2 on1st floor with twin beds & built in wardrobes.
Mezzanine level: Single bed
Shower room on ground floor with wash basin and heated towel rails.
Well equipped kitchen with electric hob, microwave oven/grill, fridge, dishwasher along with a full set of cooking and eating utensils.
Living Rooms: Living room includes sofa and chairs along with a selection of cushions and dining table. The living area also has a TV & DVD player.
The apartments are totally self contained and located in the main chalet, the slopes are easily accessible by ski, foot or free shuttle bus. Valmeinier centre and its facilities can be reached in 2 min via the free shuttle bus or 15 mins by foot. The Inversins quad chair and piste to the 6 man Grandes Drozes chair are close by and it's possible to ski back very close to the chalet at the end of the day. The living and dining areas in both apartments are comfortable and furnished with traditional alpine furniture in keeping with both the chalet and surrounding area. The apartments benefit from spectacular views across the valley and are situated at 1700m in altitude. There are 2 shower rooms and a separate toilet in apartment 1 and a bathroom and toilet in apartment 2. The living and dining area in both apartments is on ground level benefiting from underfloor heating, all other rooms having central heating. Both apartments are well maintained by ourselves and are bigger than the usual!
Skiing: The Valmeinier/Valloire ski area has 150km of pistes to offer with resorts being linked and easily accessible from the apartment. Heavy investment in new chairlifts over the past few years has made this even quicker than before. The skiing is suited to all with lots of good cruising runs along with more challenging and off piste opportunities for those that seek it. Seventy percent of the ski area is located above 2000 meters and all lower slopes are covered by snow cannons just in case.
Walk 150 metres up the road and you can ski to the Inversins chair lift and piste allowing you easy access to Valmeinier or Valloire via high speed 4 and 6 seater chairs. The pistes are very well maintained in the area and lift queues are rarely a problem here as the resort is small in comparison to the size of the ski area.
For those wishing to have access to even more skiing there is Val Thorens accessible via Orelle in around 20-25 minutes by car.
Cycling: The apartments are ideally situated for cyclists being 10KM from the summit of the Col du Telegraph. Many of the mountain Col's used in the Tour de France can be accessed from our location, Galibier, Alp D'Huez, Glandon, Crox de Fer, Col D'liserian to name but a few.
Our garage provides suitable storage for bikes and limited maintenance equipment is available (Stand, basic tools, pumps, etc...) During the summer months we are able to provide more flexibility around our accommodation schedule so rule nothing out!
Mountain Bike: Valloire/Valmeinier has good lift served downhill mountain bike trails along with some cross country options. If you feel adventurous you can do both as it's possible to cycle to Valloire on a mountain bike via marked trails and then take the gondola to the top of some downhill trails!
As a family we have spent lots of time in Valmeinier over the past 10 years. We finally bought the house and apartments after deciding we just wouldn't find anywhere better to live or play.
We all now live and work in Valmeinier full time.
Robert Hawkins purchased this apartment in 2006
We loved it enough to give up our life in the UK for.
Quiet location just outside of the resort center with the slopes just a few hundred meters up the road and for most of winter we can ski back to the door. Our apartments are significantly larger than those found in the resort center and as we live here all year round we're always willing to help you get the most from your holiday so feel free to ask. There's always a great feeling of being in the mountains when you stay with us...
25% deposit will be required to secure a booking.
Lovely apartment with everything necessary for a family of 5. Situated slightly out of town (which was fine for access) and meant easy parking. Rob & Karen were extremely friendly & helpful with lots of local knowledge. We will be back!
Really good week spent here, it's a lovely apartment. It is easy to locate and sits near the helicopter pad under Val 1800 on the piste map. It was clean and tidy and perfectly warm throughout the week. The owner was welcoming and helpful with the odd question we had. The only downside for this chalet is the location. It is about a 5 minute walk from access to the slopes but this access includes a lot of trudging on the skis rather than skiing! If the snow is bad you can ski back very close but only if you are prepared to ski down the road. (Which I was!) We had a new skier with us so took to dropping them off at Val in the car before coming back and making the trudge to the lift daily. The parking situation is a bit odd with not being allowed to park in the ample spaces due to the snow plough potentially blocking you in. That being said we were able to park about 100m away in a layby. All that being said I would still come here again as I have never stayed in a more spacious apartment, particularly for this good price. Overall we had a great week and I'd recommend it to competent fit skiiers!
Having stayed with Rob and Karen in the Summer for 2 cycling holiday, when booking a ski-ing holiday for my family, they were my first choice. The chalet is a short drive down the mountain from the main resort, and there's a regular bus up the hill if you've not hired a car. The chalet itself is great - the views are spectacular, the rooms are spacious enough for a family of 4, and could easily accommodate 6, the dishwasher is a definite bonus, and it's lovely and warm inside!
Rob and Karen are friendly and helpful, always ready of offer some advice on where to head to in order to get great snow, great food, great entertainment.
The resort is fantastic for families - there's plenty of wide, open blue runs, and green 'return to base' runs for the kids, along with some really quick red runs, and challenging black runs, particularly if you head over towards Valoire (The ski pass covers the valleys to the East and West, all the way up to the Galibier valley).
The bars and restaurants are good value, particularly the pizza place, with a mind boggling selection of pizza options! There's a reasonable selection of food to buy in the Spar up in the resort, and if you take a car you can drop down the Telegraphe for a better selection in Le Carrefour in St Michel de Maurienne.
Overall, a great holiday destination, in a great location, away from the crowds of Meribel/Courcheval/Chamonix, with amenities close by, and underfloor heating! Highly recommended.
Grange Bernard is a great place to stay in the relatively unknown resort of Valmeinier. Located in a quiet location with unspoilt views across the valley and easy access to both the 1800 resort via car or ski bus (2mins) and the slopes via a pisted path at the end of the road. Myself and some friends stayed in Apartment 1 in January and will definitely be back again in 2009.
The owners Rob and Karen are great hosts and the resort is excellent for all levels of skier, with easy access to the neighbouring town of Valloire via a modern lift system.
Superbe chalet avec une vue magnifique sur les montagnes et piste de ski, l'accueil est tres chaleureux, Robert le proprietaire est tres serviable et toujours à disposition. le chlet est grand et propre un depaysement total.
le centre de Valmeinier est pas tres loin à pied et permet de faire une petite balade sympathique en famille