|Minimum Stay||6 - 7 nights|
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.
We have got a wonderful holidays in your chalet comfortable and splendid.
During the sunday night, the snow was fallen , so it was magic.
We (2 families with 3 kids in total) spent the first week of 2017 in this beautiful chalet. Being inside the nature for a whole week was amazing. Luckily, it snowed for some days and we had the chance to see "Cirque Fer a Cheval" national park with its frozen waterfalls. There are ski areas for various levels.
The atmosphere inside the chalet was awesome and we enjoyed every minute of it. The log burner + electrical heaters were more than enough for heating. We wore t-shirts at all times in the chalet although it was -10 Celcius degrees outside. The kitchen was fully equipped. Having a barbecue on snow was priceless just like playing charades with the kids. Finally, the big screen TV set + games help a lot to spend time without internet.
Long story short, we all enjoyed our week in this nice place.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£257|
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.