Great apartment all year round!
Review Submitted: 17 January 2009
Date of Stay: December 2008
HIgh quality, well equipped and maintained apartment. Ample space and storage in bedrooms. Log burner and underfloor heating were a real treat. Heated bootroom also a great plus. We consider that car hire is essential given the long hike up the hill from the village and the distance to the ski lift. There is a bus stop outside but we're not sure how often they run. The unexpected welcome food pack of essential supplies was a godsend given we arrived very late evening. Description is accurate but make sure you don't confuse the pictures/facilities of the apartment with the main chalet. We had a great holiday, good support from owner and housekeeper. We had lots of snow - Les Contamines is a great small traditional resort, plenty to do and see, lovely walks for those who do not want to ski.We would love to return and would definately recommend the property to others!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
Owner's Response: The walk down to the centre of the village (in spring & summer) takes about 5 minutes, via the Chemin du P'tou, which goes straight(-ish) down rather than via the winding road, which obviously takes longer! In the depths of winter, the Chemin is either concealed by snow or passable, but it obviously takes longer to pick your way down a snow-covered path. The walk back up to the chalet takes a bit longer, unless you're really fit. Measuring the way on Google Earth, the distance is 530 metres from the front door of the chalet to the church, which is pretty much the centre of the village!
Helpful votes: 3/4
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