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Gerry and Carol Walsh

Member since: 2009
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Traditional Ski Chalet with Stunning Views

17 Reviews
People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday chalet in Sixt-Fer-à-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)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
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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Reviews

4.9
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Traditional Ski Chalet with Stunning Views
average rating of 4.882353 based on 19 reviews
5

Family time well spent

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to spend quality family time with those you love in our busy lives. We took a week out as a family at this residence and it was the best tjing we ever did.. The place is awesome and has everything you need. It's in a quiet hamlet and when it's snowing, we saw people go past on ski's outside the window! Brilliant accommodation and excellent owners. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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5

alternative winter sports

  • 5 of 5

I'm not the best downhill skier, so Sixt is a perfect venue for me!

There is gentle downhill skiing at Morillon - a long green slope through the forest with great views over the valley as well as the green & blue slopes at Sixt.

But even better, there are some great cross country skiing tracks, which are quiet, and take you through stunning scenary. From the "Cirque Fer à Cheval" down the valley, through forests and along the river. It was magical in January; pristine snow, snow clad trees, the icy river and hardly anyone around! (& of course much cheaper than downhill skiing !)

As well as cross contry skiing, we tried walking with "raquettes" (snow shoes). Another great way to take in the stunning scenary in a truly peaceful environnment, and in the thick snow they are really necessary if you want to explore off the beaten track!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The scenery is very beautiful and cross country skiing or snow shoeing is the way to see it.
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5

Super séjour!!

  • 5 of 5

Le châlet est vraiment bien équipé et très agréable! Il nous a permis de nous ressourcer et de profiter de la nature. Gerry et Carol Walsh, les propriétaires sont très sympathiques et sont restés à notre disposotion lorsque nous avions besoin de renseignements.

Les randonnées en octobre sont superbes et l'automne donne de la couleur! (Je vous conseille la balade du fond de la combe à deux pas de là!).

Au mois d'octobre il n'est pas évident de trouver des restaurants ouverts mais il en reste cependant d'excellents! Comme le restaurant "La Crémaillère" à Taninge ou la pizzeria "La Potet" à Verchaix.

Séjour et châlet que je conseille à tous!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your review we are pleased you enjoyed your stay
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5

Skiing Two Families

  • 5 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: Feb 29, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
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5

Cosy winter family holiday

  • 5 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: Feb 13, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2012
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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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Skiholiday with two families

  • 5 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: Jan 13, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, Flaine - Grand Massif

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
late summer
28 Aug 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£555
for 7 nights
£555
 
 
autumn
30 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
Winter
19 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
£1,196
for 7 nights
£1,196
 
 
Winter
27 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
£1,196
for 7 nights
£1,196
 
 
Winter
3 Jan 2017 - 29 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
£683
for 7 nights
£683
 
 
Winter
30 Jan 2017 - 5 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£726
for 7 nights
£726
 
 
Winter
6 Feb 2017 - 5 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,196
for 7 nights
£1,196
 
 
Winter
6 Mar 2017 - 26 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£726
for 7 nights
£726
 
 
winter
27 Mar 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£555
for 7 nights
£555
 
 
Spring
24 Apr 2017 - 28 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£534
for 7 nights
£534
 
 
Early Summer
29 May 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£577
for 7 nights
£577
 
 
Summer
3 Jul 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£662
for 7 nights
£662
 
 
Late summer
28 Aug 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£555
for 7 nights
£555
 
 
Autumn
30 Oct 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
Winter
18 Dec 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
£458
for 6 nights
£534
 
 
Winter
24 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,196
for 7 nights
£1,196
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£513
for 7 nights
£513
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £256

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.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • 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
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • 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
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • 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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