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Stunning, light & bright Apartment - Briancon/ Serre Chevalier

Bedrooms Studio
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious apt, for 4 ad. + 2 kids; easy access to ski lift and all amenities

We would be delighted to welcome you to Snowgums and Serre Chevalier. We are a quirky chalet with heaps of character, ideally situated at the heart of Serre Chevalier, midway between Briancon and Chantemerle ski stations in winter, and in the middle of everything the region has to offer - hiking, cycling, swimming, history, and so much more, in the summer.

Snowgums has a great ski boot room, wifi throughout, excellent showers, and a cool sledging slope opposite the house. We have two beautiful, spacious apartments, sleeping 6 and 6, in our wonderful, old farmhouse. There is lots to do here, skiing, snowboarding, sledging, relaxing, snow-shoeing, thermal spa, visiting the UNESCO world heritage listed old town etc. We are in a quiet village but 5 minutes from everything you could need.

All linen is provided, including feather pillows and duvets. We are very family oriented with a great games cupboard for all ages, from babies, through toddlers and children to adults, and books and magazines to read. Babies and toddler’s cot, highchair, bath etc available on request.

We are just two minutes by car to the Chantemerle cable-car, or you can take the free local bus direct to the cablecar from near the house – saves dealing with snow chains, digging the car out of the snow first thing and parking! There is 25-40% discount on ski hire for our clients at our favourite local ski hire shop.

Accommodation is self-catering but you may choose to have some or all of your evening meals prepared here for you by excellent local chef Nathalie. Meals are then ready for you to have at a time that is convenient to you, without having to go out to restaurants, or to spend a lot of time food shopping, and leaves you free to grab a pastry or prepare your own choice for breakfasts and have your lunches on the slopes, for one or as many of your days here as you choose, from 22 euros per head per meal for four courses plus wine. Highly recommended.

This is a really special part of the world, rustic, and not over-developed. We hope you choose to visit us here. Happy to help with other information if needed, just let me know if you have any questions about the area or the apartments.

More Details

Property Manager
Pippa Curtis
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 January, 2018

About Pippa Curtis

Previously worked in senior management as head of communcations in London, primarily in sustainable development, now loving living in the mountains of the southern French Alps.

Pippa Curtis purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Pippa Curtis chose Forville

Our house, Snowgums is a wonderful old farmhouse which has been renovated authentically and environmentally. Heaps of character, kids love the staircase and shelves spilling over with toys and games, and parents love its charm. The walled garden gives calm and privacy, and we are located between Briancon and Serre Chevalier, so only 5 minutes to everything you need!

What makes this apartment unique

A really authentic old building in a quiet village, with huge empty field in front of the house which slopes down to the glacial river, the Guisane. We hear cow bells in summer, as well as the torrent of the river, the Tour de France comes past our door, there are wild boar in the forest on the other side of the valley, and there's a free ski bus to the Chantemerle cablecar. Perfect.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Forville in Briançon

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • chalet
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , original vaulted ceiling & mountain views
  • Bright & light with mountain views, heated towel rail central heating radiator. Towels, toilet paper and organic hand soap provided. Huge boiler and lots of solar panels so plenty of hot water for good showers.
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , cot on request
  • Main room - 2 single beds and double sofa bed, 2 built-in bunk beds for two young children, beautiful en suite shower room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Optional: Local chef prepared fine evening meals, in-house childcare, cleaning after departure. Washing machine available with drying facilities. Extensive games cupboard for children and adults. Ski/ boot room.


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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Briancon or Chantemerle
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Briancon or Chantemerle
Nearest Ski
2 Kilometres
Briancon or Chantemerle
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Villeneuve (lake)
Car: not necessary

Historic fortified Unesco listed old town of Briancon, ski valley of Serre Chevalier, 15 minutes to Italy, thermal baths at Monetier les Bains, 10 minutes, kayaking, rafting, climbing, hiking, mountain biking, cycle touring, lake and beach, horse-riding, pool, ice rink, restaurants, shops, all 5 minutes away.

Other Activities: Rafting, kayaking, climbing

Ski: We are in the ski valley of Serre Chevalier, 2 minutes from the main cable car at Chantemerle. Serre Chevalier is one of the biggest ski resorts in Europe. Serre Chevalier covers 250 kilometres of pistes, at altitudes of between 1200 and 2800 metres, for everyone from beginners to expert skiers! Serre Chevalier, in the Alps, is a long south-facing valley between the Col du Lautaret and Briançon with 16 villages and hamlets dotted along the way, ranging from the ultra modern to the most traditional. Highest point served by lift - 2830m.

Free shuttle bus takes you from near the house direct to Chantemerle cable car, without snow chains, digging car out of snow etc.

Montgenevre skiing is 15 minutes drive away, Claviere in Italy 20 minutes, The Milky Way (400kms of pistes) in Italy 30 minutes, Puy St VIncent 40 minutes, La Grave 40 minutes, Les Deux Alpes 1 hr 15 minutes, and Alpes Duez 1 hr 30 minutes - so there is lots to go at!!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Discounts for young families, 20/10%, and couple only, 20%, bookings. Dogs are free of charge where there are no more than 2 persons aged 12 or over per apartment.

50€ per apartment for cleaning, deducted from cleaning and damage deposit before departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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