Modern ground floor studio 27m2; en suite shower room, kitchen
Ron and Eileen Goldie
- English, French, German
About Ron and Eileen Goldie
Eileen and I are Scottish. We purchased our chalet in 2006 and moved out to Thollon permanently when we retired in 2009. Eileen is a qualified nursery school teacher but most recently worked in a college in the UK supporting special needs students.Prior to retirement I worked in HR..
Why Ron and Eileen Goldie chose Thollon-les-Mémises
We had been on holiday in the area for many years so when we were looking to buy a chalet in the Alps Thollon was an obvious choice! We are so close to Lake Geneva that it is a perfect place to be in the summer! Lots of lake and mountain activities and just a smashing place to relax during those - hopefully (and so far they have been!) long hot Alpine summers. In winter we are just a very short walk (100 meters) from the telecabine which gives us access to our beautiful little family ski area at the top of the Memises mountain. And if we want to ski 'further afield' we are so close to the likes of the Port Du Soleil resorts of Chatel, Avoriaz, Morzine and Les Gets. We also ski regularly in the Swiss resorts of Villars, Les Diablerets and Verbier - all within one hour's drive from the chalet.So we find it's a perfect place both summer and winter!
What makes this Apartment unique
Rather than try to accommodate the usual 6/7 people in a studio of this size, we decided to furnish it for just two or perhaps, at the most, three visitors We feel it is ideal for a couple or for a couple with a young or teenage child. The view from the studio is spectacular right across the lake to Lausanne - it was this beautiful view that 'sold' the chalet to us when we first saw it.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
From the time we booked this trip, Ron and Eileen were very helpful, they provided information regarding transportation and places to visit which helped us decide what was better for us. We felt welcomed by the moment we arrived, they had a bottle of wine for us to celebrate and they gave us milk for coffee the next morning. The studio was very clean and provided everything we needed. Even though it was the beginning of their summer season, we found plenty of things to do and places to visit. We hope to go back one day and spend a few more days with Ron and Eileen, we highly recommend staying at their studio.
What an absolutely wonderful review. It was great having you stay at "la Petite Fleur D'Ecosse". It would be great to see you again sometime. As you say, tghere's lots to do here in the summer
What a place, fantastic brilliant and comfortable
Whent for a motorbike touring holiday around the area and Switzerland and fell in love with it. So many things to do and see a week is just not long anoth, with the ferry only a 15 minute drive to evilon hop on to go across lake Geneva. We loved sitting out side of the property and having our meal with the best views I have ever seen. Our hosts made our holiday and they could not do enough To make our holiday complete even when my bike needed a couple of new parts and we thought the holiday was going to be ruined Ron phoned some shops and even dropped us off to the lake so we go and get the parts. Truly the best peaple I have ever met. The appartment was fab with everything provided that you need.engish tv so we could just relax in front of the fire, Quiet Warm and very very comfortable I could live in it very well indeed and as I say the views ar unbelievably if you only have one holiday stop here you will not be disappointed
What absolutely lovely comments! It was great to have you both stay in our studio and a pleasure to be able to help you sort out the problems with the bike. Like you, our UK guests appreciate being able to watch UK TV programmes (although there are also French and German language stations available as well!). As you say, the views from the studio are great. Eileen and I are pleased that you thought the studio was "fab" with everything you needed. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you here again sometime in the future ( motorbike permitting ! )
Great Hosts, Great Location, Great View !
Our hosts were amazing, very helpful with suggestions. The view of Lake Geneva out our front door was great. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner with that amazing view. Great little town with easy access to the bigger cities. We highly recommend staying here ! 5 out of 5. Thanks Again
Eileen and I greatly appreciate your comments ( particularly from guests "from across the pond" - the USA) and that you enjoyed your meals with that wonderful view of Lausanne , the Lake and the Swiss mountains. It would be lovely to see you again on your next European visit
A great studio apartment in a superb location
This is a very comfortable and well appointed studio apartment. It is cosy, clean and has everything you need for an enjoyable stay in this charming village. It is just a few minutes walk from the ski lift, ski hire shops and ski school offices.It could hardly be more convenient. There are fabulous views of the lake, lots of bars and restaurants nearby and a good supermarket nearby. Our hosts Eileen and Ron were most welcoming and hospitable and looked after us so well. Ron booked our ski hire and ski school in advance for us and they both ensured we had everything we needed. I would like to thank them both for their warmth and hospitality during our stay.
Thank you so much Marylyn for your review of your stay at La Petite Fleur D'Ecosse. Eileen and I really appreciate your comments. As you said, the studio is just a short walk to the telecabine and all the local amenities - yet the setting is peaceful and calm with great uninterrupted views over the lake.
It would be great to have you stay with us again!
Fabulous snowy week!
This is a gorgeous, well equipped, cosy studio. With beautiful lake views, extremely clean and well maintained, fabulous hosts Ron and Eileen and Rosie the dog, who have thought of absolutely everything, couldnt find fault at all! We would whole heartedly recommend and have already enquired about next year
Thank you for you fabulous hospitality!
Thanks so much, Your thoughts are much appreciated, Certainly you had a great week. Blue skies and great snow! Look forward to seeing you both next year!
Warm, Cosy, Well Equipped, Tranquil and Stunning
From the moment you arrive you feel welcome in this perfect Studio, nothing is too much trouble for the hosts though they let you enjoy your break without intruding. There is everything you need in the studio and the little extra touches made it far more than we expected, super fast wifi, full english TV, DVDs and games etc. The view from the bed of the lake is stunning, I could happily spend the day in bed looking at the view. There is plenty to do outside of the studio, shops and restaurants are all within a few minutes walk. There are some fantastic walks around the village for all abilities and a trip up in the telecabine to the Pic is a must, you really feel like you're on top of the world. This truly is a hidden gem in terms of the village, the studio and the hosts combined with views that can't be beaten anywhere in the world means I would recommend this to any couple looking for a relaxing break. Thank you Ron and Eileen for a Christmas and New Year we will never forget.
Dear Julie, thank you so much for your wonderful comments. They really are appreciated . Eileen and I are pleased that you had such an enjoyable time here with us in Thollon - you clearly were able to combine a relaxing and comfortable stay at the studio with all your energetic days out on the mountain. Thank you once again. We hope to see you here at La Petite Fleur D'Ecosse sometime in the future.
Thollon sits above Evian on the 'balcony,'of Lake Leman at the base of the magnificant Pic des Memises. With superb panoramic views over Evian and the lake to Lausanne and the Swiss Jura mountains, Thollon is the perfect location for a winter skiing/activity holiday - 50 kilometres of beginner and intermediate slopes with fabulous views over the lake with easy access to the whole of the Port du Soleil ( Chatel, Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets) as well as Chamonix and a number of other Swiss resorts, eg Villars, Gstaad and Glacier 3000. For those not wanting to ski, by hiring snow shoes you can still enjoy Thollon's fabulous lake and mountain views.
In summer there are lovely alpine walks, sailing, water skiing, swimming, riding and golf (including Royal Evian, Les Gets, Avoriaz and Chatel). Montreux, Annecy, Yvoire, Evian, Geneva, Chillon Castle and Gruyeres are all within a short drive.
Winter or summer, the thermal pools at Lavey Les Bains are a 'must' - magic at night in the snow
Other Activities: Canoeing, canyoning, rafting,parapenting,jacuzzi spa, alpine cable 'gliding,mountain biking
Ski: 'The Snowpark at Thollon is ace!' That's according to young snowboarders from the local area as well as visitors who have discovered Thollon's authentic snowpark. New in 2011, it comprises a 20m wide table with jumps of 5, 10 & 17 m in length; a series of modules with Wall Ride & Eboy (a 1.5 metre boy to bounce off); and a junior park with a series of rails & boxes for all levels. There's also a 5m high half pipe and a boardercross. It's the only park of its type to be found in the area.
For the winter of 2013 a new 4 seat chair lift was installed providing speedier access to the top of the ski area. And, for the 2014 season, the old four man telecabine has been replaced by a completely new 10 place cabine. This provides rapid access to the ski slopes and runs every day throughout the winter season; every day in July and August and weekends and Wednesdays in June and September. For the 2019/20 winter season there has been a significant investment in 65 new snow cannons which will help to ensure reliable ski conditions throughout the winter ski season.
Thollon appeals to families and to experienced skiers alike. Smaller than, although close to, some of the larger resorts in the Port du Soliel, Thollon continues to invest heavily in snow cannon, which compliment this north facing resort's excellent and reliable snow record.