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In The Alps And Close To Lake Annecy

People5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom With Superb Mountain Views

Ken and Manchun welcome you to their Gite nestling on the mountainside only a short distance from Lake Annecy. With southerly panoramic views and easy access to the cycle path and mountain footpaths, you will never be short of adventures. On the other hand, if you just want to chill and take in the mountain scenery, the patio right outside your doorway gives you just that. For keen and even not so keen cyclists there are a wealth of opportunities to challenge yourself with the alpine climbs used in the Tour de France or to just saunter along the “piste cyclable” all the way along lake Annecy to Annecy itself and explore this charming old town.

Our 50m2 Gite has a bedroom with a double and single beds. The living area has a convertible sofa which is also a double so the options for a family or friends will ensure a relaxing and rewarding break. The kitchen has all the facilities you need for eating al fresco or for preparing a picnic for a day exploring the area. A separate shower and WC complete the picture.

In the winter months, it is an ideal location for exploring the area and for access to some of the best ski resorts in the Alps. The nearest is Mt Sambuy, just behind Faverges, which is only a 20 minute drive. Crest-Voland and La Clusaz/Les Saises are 35 minutes and Megeve 40 minutes. Within an hour are the rest of the Aravis area and Chamonix. For a review of the ski resorts clustered around Crest-Voland see http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/articles/family-skiing-val-d-arly-best-kept-secret-france/

More Details

Owner
Ken Wood
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2017

About Ken Wood

Ken and Manchun come from opposite sides of the world. Ken is British and Manchun Chinese so you will get a cosmopolitan welcome wherever you are from.

Ken Wood purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Ken Wood chose Haute-Savoie

Set on the mountainside at 620 metres, the Gite provides truly panoramic views of the Bauges mountains.

What makes this apartment unique

Lake Annecy. The mountains, Mont Blanc. What else could you need?

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint-Ferréol in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Washing and shower facilities
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • A spacious room with plenty of wardrobe space
Entertainment:
  • Games
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Two websites which detail all the ski resorts in the Haute Savoie and Savoie. http://www.skiinfo.fr/haute-savoie/stations-de-ski.html http://www.skiinfo.fr/savoie/stations-de-ski.html And a recent (Oct/2017) review of the Val d'Arly ski area http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/articles/family-skiing-val-d-arly-best-kept-secret-france/

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.428571 based on 21 reviews
5

Lovely place to spend a week

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had the wonderful week staying here. The apartment was spacious, well equipped and had beautiful views, with a sunny terrace. The host, Ken and Manchun, were welcoming and friendly, with plenty of helpful information about the local area. St Ferreol is a quiet village but is perfectly located for exploring the Annecy area: the lake and the old town of Annecy are not far. If you like walking or cycling, or just want to relax in the midst of stunning scenery, then this is ideal.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to receive another 5* review. It makes all the preparation worth the effort.
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4

Had a really lovely week in St Ferreol

  • 4 of 5

Beautifully positioned for a peaceful holiday..wonderful views.Ken and Manchun helped us to make the most of our stay.They even managed to organise really good weather!!And those freshly picked cherries were delicious.Thankyou.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased to see that we are maintaining our high standards ensuring our guests get the most out of their holiday time.
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5

Beautiful location and welcoming host

  • 5 of 5

The property is perfect distance away from Lake Annecy so that it is convenient to get to the lake and shops/cafes etc when you want but that it provides peace and quiet too. It is located half was up a hill and this provides you with stunning views of the surrounding area. The gite is equipped with everything you need and is comfortable and clean. There is a large main room with a sofa that can be used as a bed, comfortable chairs and a coffee table. Located the other side of this room is the kitchen area and a large kitchen table and chairs that would comfortably seat six people. There is a full sized oven and grill which you can use either as gas or electric or both and a microwave if you prefer. Also supplied is a kettle, coffee maker, toaster, iron, full sized fridge freezer and a washing machine which is extremely helpful if you cycle. The bedroom has plenty of cupboard space and there is lots of additional bedding provided to cover all temperatures. The bathroom has a shower toilet and sink. The gite is heated with adjustable radiators and the host left the heating on and left it to us to control the individual radiators. We found this provided the perfect temperature for us.

The host Ken was happy to share his knowledge of both walking and cycling with us and was kind enough to take us on a bike ride around the lake pointing out places of interest as we went. We took up a number of his suggestions including walking up nearby Col de la Forclaz, cycling up Col de l'Arpettaz with it's numerous hairpins, and catching the train to the top of Montenvers-Mer de Glace to see the glacier located in Chamonix. There are plenty of other things to do and the local area is fascinating and beautiful. Would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys a peaceful holiday, in beautiful countryside and particularly walkers and cyclists. Reading others reviews complaining about the lack of curtains and the church bells ringing - we would suggest using the traditional wooden shutters on the gite which block out all the light and we found the church bells to be unobtrusive and pleasing on the ear. If we return to this area of France would certainly use again.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can I say in response to such a detailed review! A perfect summary of the area and its attractions as well as what we try to provide in terms of accommodation.
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Gunnison, Colorado
5

Gateway to the French Alps

  • 5 of 5

This ground-level apartment has it's own parking space, fantastic views, and everything you need for an extended stay. The owner has a superb list of things to do in the area; thanks to his recommendations we had an outstanding vacation.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to make your time with us enjoyable.
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5

Beautiful place, lovely people

  • 5 of 5

The gite is picturesque with beautiful views, sitting outside of an evening eating tea looking at the mountains was fantastic. The gite was comfortable and had everything you needed. Ken and his wife were more than accommodating and always happy to help with anything that we needed. Ken has a great knowledge of the local area which was very helpful for us and even joined us on a few cycles.

Would definitely recommend and stay again. It was a pleasure.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always happy to join guests on a bike ride even if it is up one of our local cols!
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5

Beautiful spacious accommodation

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic holiday. We feel privileged to have shared this gite. The scenery is out of this world. Our hosts were fantastic, especially with daily weather and news updates. Would recommend this property to anyone who likes comfort, beautiful outlook,quiet and friendly neighbours. Thank you for having us.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to have once again ensured that our guests have made the most of their time staying with us.
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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Faverges
Nearest Ferry
760 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Giez
Nearest Train
26 Kilometres
Annecy
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
D1508
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
St Ferreol
Nearest Ski
7 Kilometres
Sambuy
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Lake Annecy
Car: recommended

Go to Annecy old town.

Take a trip on the lake ferry. The one that stops at the main villages. http://www.annecy-croisieres.com/en/general-public/discovery-cruises.html

Go to the Col du Forclaz. Walk up to the parapente take-off area. Jump!

Go up the Col de Tamie. Visit the Tamie Monastery (Great cheese). There are some nice walks in the surrounding area. Go up to the Fort de Tamie - lots of activities for kids and adults. http://www.fort-de-tamie.com

Go down the valley towards Ugine. At the first roundabout in Ugine turn left and follow the signs to go up the Col D’Arpettaz. 37 hairpins bends, 14.4 Km to the top. There is a restaurant and one of the best views of Mt Blanc.

Go to Talloires. Park in the village and walk around. Very picturesque.

Between Menthon and Annecy there is a back road which runs close to the lake. There are a number of public beaches and grass areas which are very pleasant to spend a day with a picnic. Some do not get very crowded.

Go to the Gorge du Fier which is to the west of Annecy. Go just AFTER it has rained.

Go to the Aiguille du Midi which is a cable car which gets you as close as you can be to Mt Blanc without climbing it! The cable car for two costs around 120 Euro. It is worth it. Get there as early as you can as it is very busy in summer. Best to book in advance.

Also in Chamonix is the train to the Mer de Glace. There is a tunnel into the glacier open in summer. You can combine 9 and 10 with a balcony path walk between the middle station of the Aiguille and the train station above the Mer de Glace. No. 1 on this list http://www.chamonix.net/english/summer-activities/hiking

Go over the Aravis range. Spectacular views. North west of St Ferreol via Manigod.

Take the chair lift up Mt Sambuy (July/Aug). Take the guided tour in the afternoon and see a marmot.

Drive to Mt Semnoz, above Annecy. Restaurants and walking on the plateau. Great views of the Alps.

Go down the valley and on to Albertville. Take the road to Beaufort and visit its cheese factory. Nice little viallge. Continue through the village and go up to the Cormet de Roseland. Beautiful mountain lake. Continue over the pass and down to Bourg St Maurice.

Go to the other lake - Lac du Bourget. Visit Aix-les-bains. Go round the lake, particularly the west side. Very beautiful and wonderful views.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Saint-Ferréol, Rhone-Alpes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Autumn
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£80
for 2 nights
From
£40
£267
£846
 
 
Winter
29 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£187
for 3 nights
From
£62
£445
£1,780
 
 
Spring
1 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£214
for 4 nights
From
£53
£347
£1,335
 
 
Early Summer
27 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£254
for 5 nights
£356
£1,558
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£392
for 7 nights
£392
£1,602
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£80
for 2 nights
From
£40
£258
£801
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£223
for 7 nights
£223
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £89.02
Stay tax £0.36 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 11 years.

Rates subject to change until reservation is received.
June, July and August are only bookable Saturday to Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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