BRAND NEW FOR 2016 SKI SEASON. 41m2 two bedroom second floor apartment in small, picturesque new alpine style development that has been sympathetically constructed using local and traditional materials. The apartment is situated in a central but peaceful location 200m from Diable lift in the old town - the pretty end of resort. Ideal for family of 4/5 or two couples. Well appointed and high end specification throughout. Large balcony with views across the Vallée blanche. Bedroom 1: wooden triple bunk bed (double bed on bottom; single on top) and solid oak chest of drawers. Bedroom 2: rustic solid wood double bed, solid wooden shelving unit and feature sliding door to hallway. Hallway: built-in wardrobe. Kitchen/living room: sofa bed, 32-inch flat screen TV (French channels) and DVD player; pine corner bench and dining table; stylish and well equipped fitted kitchenette with high spec Bosch appliances (dishwasher; fridge; oven; induction hob; integrated microwave). Also kettle, toaster & coffee machine. Sliding double patio doors to generous balcony with rattan furniture (summer bookings only). Spacious shower room. Separate WC. Ski locker with five sets of boot warmers. Private parking space. Cots and highchairs available on request. WIFI box and towels/bed linen available at a supplement.
- Apartment441 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
2 bedroom, high end spec, 200m from Diable lift, central but peaceful location
Olive & Gareth Bigmore
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- within two days
- English, French, German
- Calendar last updated:
- 30 May 2018
About Olive & Gareth Bigmore
My husband and I fell in love with this resort when we first came here 15 years ago. Unlike many French ski resorts, which have great skiing but ugly architecture and lame après ski, it seemed to us that Les Deux-Alpes had it all - varied on- and off-piste skiing, superb mountain restaurants, lively après ski entertainment and a pretty town centre with plenty of character. After several years of renting apartments here, earlier this year we took the plunge and bought our own slice of Alpine paradise. We now have two young children (when we first came to Les Deux Alpes we were footloose and fancy-free) and cannot wait to get them on the nursery slopes. When we are not skiing I (Olive) am a journalist and my husband (Gareth) is a commercial manager. We live in Cheshire, north west England.
Olive & Gareth Bigmore purchased this Apartment in 2015
Why Olive & Gareth Bigmore chose Vénosc
As soon as Chalet de L'Olan came on the market, we knew it was the one for us. It is a small (12 apartment), charming, chalet style development on a quiet street in the old town. It's not quite ski-in, ski-out, but the Diable chair lift is a stone's throw away and the apartment is central enough to nip to the Boulangerie every morning.
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A wonderful family ski holiday
We have recently returned from a fabulous ski holiday in Les 2 Alpes. The chalet was just perfect for our needs. We were a family of four and found the chalet to have more than enough storage , something we have lacked in previous French chalets / hotels. The chalet is in a perfect location, the far end of the resort, which was our preferred location for bars / restaurants etc. In particular we loved "Crepes a Gogo" - a must visit ! One day due to high winds, avalanche risks the lifts were closed so we had an afternoon strolling around the village. We called in this place for a coffee & crepe, so impressed we booked to go back on our last night for an evening meal - fabulous ! Very busy - so I would advise booking.
We found the boot room just perfect, as the chalet block only consists of 12 apartments, every morning we had the room to ourselves, taking out the stress of getting the kids boots on etc. It was literally a few minutes walk to the Diable lift, which again was excellent for us as a family.
Coming back to a luxury chalet at the end of a days skiing was great. In particular the shower - fantastic !
The chalet was home from home, with the comforts of all the kitchen items you need, a great range of DVD's as well as board games !
Prior to our visit I messaged Lynda many times asking various questions, I can't thank you enough for your prompt replies and beneficial knowledge you shared with us.
We are already talking about returning to Les 2 Alpes and without a doubt would book this apartment again.
Thanks again Lynda & Gareth
Debbie, wow! Thanks so much for this effusive review and for being such understanding guests. We would love to welcome you again and would hope that next time there wouldn't be quite as much snow. Thanks again, Lynda and Gareth
Perfect alpine apartment
My husband & I would like to thank you for the wonderful week we have just spent in Chalets Barbar in Les Deux Alpes.
The accommodation was exactly as described online & was a true home from home, very comfortable & warm with all kitchen equipment you would need.
The apartment was literally a 2-3 min walk from the Diable chair lift which made travelling to & from the apartment with young children & ski equipment really easy. It was also 2-3mins walk from the nearest supermarket which again was a huge plus.
The town of Les Deux Alpes is just a delightful town with 4 different options of supermarket and plentiful selection of shops & restaurants. The town was just lovely in every way, much bigger than some other ski resorts we have visited & the location of the apartment is so convenient for a stroll out on an evening. We loved it so much we are planning on returning at Xmas & already thinking about next year. Thankyou to Lynda
Many thanks Sarah & Peter
Thanks very much for your kind words Sarah and Peter, and for being such lovely and appreciative guests. We look forward to welcoming you again. Lynda and Gareth
Adequate space for 4 adults, sufficient for the limited time you actually spend there. Kitchen surface space is limited for those wanting to prepare evening meals, but again, not an issue as we ate out. Breakfast was manageable. Large bathroom space and comfortable beds. Clean, tidy and great location. Booking and arrival procedures were easy and the owners were so helpful. Would definately recommend. You will not be disappointed
Thanks Janet for your kind words and helpful feedback. Hope to welcome you again in Les Deux Alpes in the future.
Great Location Appartment
Good location to the slopes and to where the main transfer buses drop off by the diable lift.
Apartment was clean modern and tidy. Good selection of bars, shops and restaurants within 5 minutes walk.
No wifi, but the Info centre in center resort allows you to rent mobile wifi with unlimited access for the week for 45 euros and this worked well in the apartment.
Good snow and icy roads meant we could ski on and off right to the boot locker room door.
Would recommend and use again.
Thanks Dominic for your taking the time to leave a review. We hope to welcome you again at some point in the future. Lynda and Gareth.
Would highly recommend this apartment, we have just spent a week there it's in a good location with great restaurants close by. Very warm which you need after a day up the mountain with an excellent power shower & wonderful views from the balcony. Would recommend & would definitely return a credit to the owners . Thanks for letting us stay Deborah & Steven Rees
Thanks so much for the lovely review - we're glad you had such a good week and hope to welcome you again in the future. Lynda and Gareth.
Well-finished and lovely apartment
The apartment is in a great location just a 2 minute walk from the Diable chairlift, making getting topside super easy. The boot room has a boot warmer, so you never have to worry about wet boots.
The apartment is lovely and very well-finished. The rainfall shower in the bathroom is exactly what you need after a long day's ski.
I can't fault the apartment at all and the service provided to us in collecting and checking out.
If you're looking for a place to stay in Les Deux Alpes this is the one!
Thanks so much for your review and for being super guests. We hope to welcome you again in Les Deux Alpes some time. Lynda and Gareth
One of the more attractive French resorts, Les Deux Alpes nestles in a valley between two mountains, which makes for impressive views and challenging skiing. The snow-sure ski area boasts 220km of marked pistes for all abilities. In summer, the resort is a magnet for adventure sport lovers, and is alive with hikers, downhill bikers, paragliders etc.
Weekly rates above include meet and greet in resort by our agent, cleaning on departure (excluding washing-up), key and security deposit handling service. Nightly rates are available on request. A security deposit of 350EUR is payable on arrival to our local agent for all bookings. This is refundable, conditional upon satisfactory inspection prior to final departure. Full booking and cancellation terms and conditions are available on request. Bedding and towels are not included in the price but are available at 15EUR per person, payable to our agent in resort. Change over day is normally Saturday, but alternative change over days may be available to allow guests to take advantage of UK budget airline timetables and fare offers. Please contact us for further details.