Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday chalet in Bourg St Maurice - Chalet Tarine
Character quality chalet close to major French ski resorts, lovely in Summer.
Stunning sunny position, character interiors:
· Large living room/kitchen with fireplace
· Satellite TV/DVD
· Breathtaking balconies
· Village location, 10mins from Bourg St Maurice
· Quick access to a range of ski areas
· Nearest ski lift 6km - funicular to Les Arcs
· Fantastic views of Les Arcs and La Plagne
. Summer and Winter holiday location.
Skiing/Snowboarding. The funicular up to Les Arcs 1600 which connects to the enormous Paradiski is only 10-12 minutes drive down the mountain from the Chalet.
Also within about a half hour drive there’s access to many of the best resorts in the Tarentaise Valley, Les Arcs, La Plagne, La Rosière, St Foy and even Val d'Isère and Tignes.
In Summer, with mountain biking, horse riding, canoeing, golf, hiking, white water rafting, climbing, paragliding and even Summer Skiing, the Tarentaise should appeal to the most active person.
The unique charm and character of the mountain villages makes them a truly magical place to simply relax and soak up the atmosphere. They're not purpose built holiday resorts; they are living, breathing villages where traditional alpine lifestyle's survive. The breath taking '5 Lakes' walk starts from the fort and takes around 2 hours
The Cormet de Roseland, which passes below the village, provides the spectacular setting for a famous stage of 'The Tour De France'. Along this route towards Beaufort lies the extaordinary L'aiguille des glaciers, part of the Tour du Mont-Blanc, a protected vallee only accessible in Summer that retains it's glacier snow thoughout the year.
Details for holiday chalet Chalet Tarine, 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Tom & Sandie Wontner
We live in Kent in the UK and travel to the Tarentaise several times a year.
Tom & Sandie Wontner purchased this chalet in 2005
Why Tom & Sandie Wontner chose Bourg St Maurice
We enjoyed several holidays in the Tarentaise. During one Summer holiday we looked for something special to purchase and an old farm house in the heart of Les Echines caught our imagination. We were attracted by its rugged character of the house and the mountains, the fantastic skiing in Les Arcs and the possibility of having a place we could use in both Summer and Winter. A few years of graft later, the chalet was complete, much to the delight of locals who had seen it uninhabited for nearly 50 years.
What makes this chalet unique
Totally unique winter holidays in a real alpine village with access to some of the best ski resorts in France, all a relatively short drive. An opportunity to see a real Alpine village that hasn't been 'disney-fied'. (Many of the village house still have traditional alpine central heating....cows.)
The locals all know that south facing slopes are by far the best place to live, providing lovely warm days in Summer and a protected a comfortable climate in Winter. Most bedrooms have their own sunny balcony and it's not unusual to sit on one in your t-shirt in the middle of January. Its big enough for the whole family to visit, and still has room for extra friends.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Nous avons passé une merveilleuse semaine dans votre chalet. 1 semaine de plus n'aurai pas été de trop tellement le temps passe vite.Malgré le froid, la neige été parfaite et nous avons profité en skiant tous les jours.Le soir nous allumions la cheminée pour rester au chaud tous ensemble dans votre salon très spacieux et convivial.Nous nous sommes permis de vous laisser un mot agréable dans le livre des visiteurs que nous avons trouvé sur la table. Voilà tout ça pour vous remercier de cette semaine inoubliable que nous avons partagée dans le chalet Tarine, où nous garderons des souvenirs inoubliable.
'We spent a wonderful week in your Chalet. 1 more week would not have been too much, as time flies. Despite the cold, the snow was perfect and we enjoyed skiing every day. We spent the eveing together by the fire in your living room which very spacious and friendly. We have allowed ourselves to leave you a nice word in the guest book that we found on the table. That's all but to thank you for this unforgettable week we shared at Chalet Tarine,from where we treasure unforgettable memories.'