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Gerry and Carol Walsh

Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks English
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Gerry and Carol Walsh

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Speaks English
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TRADITIONAL SKI CHALET WITH STUNNING VIEWS

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday chalet in Sixt Fer a Cheval - Chalet L'Abri du Giffre

A 5 bedroom chalet in Sixt Fer a Cheval, sleeps 10 people with two bathrooms

L'Abri du Giffre is situated in the hamlet of Le Brairet, 1.5 km north of Sixt Fer a Cheval. Access to local lifts 1.5km from the chalet and the whole of the Grand Massif via a free ski bus from the village. Ski hire, bakery, supermarket and restaurants in Sixt.

The chalet has five bedrooms on three floors - two double, one twin, one triple and one small double. Two contemporary bathrooms, large lounge with wood burning stove, open plan dining area, fully equipped modern kitchen, mezzanine area and balcony with stunning views of the Alps. Large utility area with washing machine and storage for skis and boots. Selection of bikes for guests use.

The national park of Cirques du Fer a Cheval is at the end of the road, there is excellent walking, horse riding and white water rafting.

The town of Samoens is 5km away with an abundance of restaurants and bars, supermarket, swimming pool and leisure activities. The village of Morillon has a swimming lake only 10 minutes away.

Catering: L'Abri du Giffre is a self catering chalet, however we do have a special relationship with La Vieille Ferme Family Cuisine, a local company who can deliver fantastic foood direct to the chalet, whether you are catering for a special occassion or simply want a night off. Visit www.lvf-cuisine.co.uk and talk with Bethan.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Gerry and Carol Walsh (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have got a wonderful holidays in your chalet comfortable and splendid.

During the sunday night, the snow was fallen , so it was magic.
Nov 2013
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

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Traditional Ski Chalet with Stunning Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
business
Traditional Ski Chalet with Stunning Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p432455
-+44 01452812883
Sixt Fer a Cheval Flaine - Grand Massif
5

Skiing Two Families

  • 5 out of 5
This is a beautiful chalet set amongst glorious scenery just outside of the village of Sixt Fer A Cheval.

The chalet is well equipped with all the amenities you would expect from your own home. The set out is fantastic with a large seating and dining area on the first floor and a television area on the second floor ideal for the children to unwind before bed.

The bathrooms are of a high standard and the showers are great. The bedrooms are spread over three floors allowing families to be separate. The kitchen is of a high standard with everything you will need.

All in all this is the brilliant accommodation and I hope to be able to return again soon.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Feb-2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Traditional Ski Chalet with Stunning Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p432455
-+44 01452812883
Sixt Fer a Cheval Flaine - Grand Massif
5

Cosy winter family holiday

  • 5 out of 5
This chalet is beautiful. There was great attention to detail and every comfort was met. It was perfect for a family holiday of mixed ages with different activities planned. The chalet is very homely and cosy but also spacious and modern. It is cared for and well appointed and we would recommend it to friends and family.

It is a spectacular area that we already knew and is great for skiing, ice-climbing, snowshoeing or just relaxing in the chalet with a good book and a hot chocolate whilst admiring the spectacular views.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased to hear you had a great holiday, we think you were the first to stay who have done snowshoeing and ice climbing. The Cirque Fer a Cheval is fantastic for all other Nordic sports and on our door step. The skiing this year has been fantastic!
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Traditional Ski Chalet with Stunning Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p432455
-+44 01452812883
Sixt Fer a Cheval Flaine - Grand Massif
Köln
5

Skiholiday with two families

  • 5 out of 5
We really had a great time in this chalet, which is incredibly good equiped and spacious. We had quite different wheather situations, changing between sun, rain and snowstorm in the mountains, necessity to put on snow chains, we enjoyed everything. Our children managed to "survive" in France without french language knowledge, even in the snow/ski kindergarten there were no problems for the youngest. We would like to come back....
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Traditional Ski Chalet with Stunning Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p432455
-+44 01452812883
Sixt Fer a Cheval Flaine - Grand Massif
gloucestershire england
5

50+ first skier

  • 5 out of 5
This Chalet is excellently equiped and in a lovely spot. It is a wonderful escape from city life. The first morning we were there it was snowing and a snow plough cleared up to the driveway. The kitchen is so well supplied you can be certain someone from a professional catering background has had input here. The bathrooms are modern and stylish. There is enough space to accomadete 10 comfortably and we used the chalet to full capacity. The wood burner makes the whole place toasty and we only needed it for a few hours a day.

The ski resort a samoens at 1600m has everthing needed for a first time skier. Plenty of choices of green and blue runs. The more able skiers disappeared to greater heights and had fantastis skiing. We all lunched together some days and others we met up in smaller groups.

I will ski again and would love to return with another group to this chalet.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2011
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The skiing at Samoens 1600 is excellent for beginners and people to find there 'snow legs'. However can get busy at peak times so we recommend going a little further a field to either Les Carroz or Morillion where there are beautiful wide blue and red slopes. If Sixt is open the skiing there is very quite and you feel like you have the piste to yourself.
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Traditional Ski Chalet with Stunning Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p432455
-+44 01452812883
Sixt Fer a Cheval Flaine - Grand Massif
cheltenham
5

Blue racer

  • 5 out of 5
If you are into skiing you probably know how good the area is so I will just comment on this chalet.
The owners clearly like quality and comfort and this is reflected in all the fixtures and fittings. All the beds have high quality pillows, dovets, and mattresses enduring a really snuggly nights sleep. The two separate lounges make it ideal for adults and older children to have their own space.
The bathrooms are gorgeous with lots of glass panels and delicate tiling. There's loads of hot water which allowed all eleven of us the so necessary long hot shower after a full day skiing.

The chalet absorbed 11 of us so easily. We never felt on top of each other - we fitted around the dining table easily.

You won't find any cheap cups or glasses - the kitchen is full of good stuff from the state of the art salad spinner, the three coffee makers, sharpe professional quality knives and a great range if pots and pans. It's s pleasure to cook in that kitchen.

Loads of storage downstairs for ski stuff and room to dry everything.

Perfect!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2011
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great weeks skiing and enjoyed the chalet.
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Traditional Ski Chalet with Stunning Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p432455
-+44 01452812883
Sixt Fer a Cheval Flaine - Grand Massif
Nailsworth
5

Skiing at Sixt

  • 5 out of 5
Fantastic stay. Second time I have been there first time during the walking season excellent area for wonderful walks. Skiing was fantastic: superb choice of resorts within easy reach and Sixt has great nursery slopes for beginners with snow making machines available if the snow is not perfect. For the intermediate or expert, Flane is not far away and Morillon and Samoen are within an easy drive or ski bus away. Some of our party skiied from Flane to Sixt on the cascade run 10km long wheeeeee!

Chalet is like a home from home. Property was clean, spacious and well maintained. Lots of nice touches eg spices in the kitchen. Wonderful woodburner so toasty and comfortable. There was eleven adults and we all slept comfortably and well. Plenty of kitchen utensils and pots and pans. Also had one night of catering organised from a local chef which was wonderful and luxury.

I would thoroughly recommend this chalet. A little way outside the village but bikes are available in the chalet all different sizes and the road is cleared by snow ploughs on a very regular basis so no problem with access even after 7 inches of snow. The views from the windows are fabulous and a nice veranda to sit out in the sunshine. We hired a car from Geneva airport but there are buses available to Sixt town which has everything you need. Supermarket, Boulangerie (baker) ski hire shop and pub.

I am raving now and sorry no, nothing negative to say and from a Scot that is unusual.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2011
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments.

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
58 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Sixt
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Cluses
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Cluses
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Sixt
Nearest Ski
1.5 Kilometres
Sixt
Car: necessary

Sixt Fer a Cheval in the Northern French Alps, is between Morzine and Chamonix, 1 hour from Geneva by car. This beautiful & spectacular area is protected and unspoilt by tourism. The town of Samoens has been awarded Coq d'Or (prettiest villages in France). The area has farming at its heart, but provides the centre for most outdoor activities. Sixt is based at the heart of the Grand Massif mountain range and nestled in the stunning valley of the Giffre river. The spectacular scenery includes lakes, national parks, water falls, botanical gardens and wildlife. There are at Sixt over a dozen enormous waterfalls. The area offers families and individuals of all ages a great deal of adventure or sheer relaxation.

There are excellent restaurants in both Sixt and Samoens and many shops catering for all your needs. In Morillon & Samoens are weekly markets, ice skating, cinema, creche, swimming pools and ski hire shops.

Easy access to Mont Blanc, Annecy & Geneva.

Other Activities: Potholing, dog sledding, ice climbing, snow trekking, skating

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Rental rates for this holiday chalet in Sixt Fer a Cheval, Flaine - Grand Massif

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Autumn
22 Sep 2014 - 14 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
€400
for 7 nights
€400
 
 
Winter
15 Dec 2014 - 21 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
€850
for 7 nights
€850
 
 
winter
22 Dec 2014 - 28 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
for 7 nights
€1,400
 
 
Winter
29 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
for 7 nights
€1,400
 
 
Winter
5 Jan 2015 - 11 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
€850
for 7 nights
€850
 
 
Winter
12 Jan 2015 - 1 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
€850
for 7 nights
€850
 
 
Winter
2 Feb 2015 - 8 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,032
for 7 nights
€1,032
 
 
Winter
9 Feb 2015 - 1 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
for 7 nights
€1,400
 
 
Winter
2 Mar 2015 - 5 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,032
for 7 nights
€1,032
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit €300
Notes We require a 25% deposit on booking and the remainder of the money six weeks prior to arrival. A security deposit of £300 is also required. The cost of cleaning is included in the rental price from December 2012. WE DO NOT PROVIDE BED LINEN OR TOWELS. We are flexible about arrival days outside peak periods. normal change over day is a Sunday.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Sixt Fer a Cheval in Flaine - Grand Massif

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms are contemporary in design and offer a touch of luxury. Hair driers are provided for guest use.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
  • The bedrooms are located on three floors - one double and one small double with shared bathroom on the ground floor. The middle floor has one large double size bed and a bathroom. The top floor has two bedrooms, one Family room, with a double and single bed and one triple with access on to the mezzanine lounge area. Ideal for children and teenagers to chill out. All rooms are individually furnished with chest of drawers, bed side lights, duvets and pillows. We do not provide bed linen or towels.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
L'Abri du Giffre is situated in the hamlet of Le Brairet, 1.5 km north of Sixt Fer a Cheval. Access to local lifts 1.5km from the chalet and the whole of the Grand Massif via a free ski bus from the village. Ski hire, bakery, supermarket and restaurants in Sixt. The chalet has five bedrooms on three floors - two double, one twin, one triple and one small double. Two contemporary bathrooms, large lounge with wood burning stove, open plan dining area, fully equipped modern kitchen, mezzanine area and balcony with stunning views of the Alps. Large utility area with washing machine and storage for skis and boots. Selection of bikes for guests use. The national park of Le Cirque de Fer a Cheval is at the end of the road, there is excellent walking, horse riding and white water rafting. The town of Samoens is 5km away with an abundance of restaurants and bars, supermarket, swimming pool and leisure activities. The village of Morillon has a swimming lake only 10 minutes away.

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