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Beautiful Alpine Chalet with the best views in France

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's2
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedroom, sleeps up to 12, 4 bathrooms

The property is set in the largest national park in Europe & offers probably the best alpine views in France, set in 2 acres & running into a forest it is an adventure wonderland. At 1000 metres it is snow bound all winter and a glorious temperature all summer.

The house is full of books films toys puzzles & games for both adults and kids.

For the winter there is the beautiful resort of Gresse only 10 minutes away with a full English speaking ski school.

For the summer there is a beautiful Alpine lake with every water sport facility, restaurants, and again views to die for.

The area offers fantastic restaurants at unbelievable pricing & some of the worlds best wines on your doorstep. At only 30 minutes to Grenoble you can sample the culture of Frances 2nd biggest cities.

Activities on your doorstep.

Walking, Trekking, Mountain Biking (you can take chairlifts up !), Rock Climbing, Parasailing, Canoeing, Fishing, All water sports, Skiing, Horse riding, Caving or just relaxing.

For the summer, the alpine lake; Lac du Montenaurd is a must, with an afternoon thermal wind guaranteed the lake is full of windsurfers, kite surfers and sailors. There are sailing schools on site and hiring kit is not expensive. There are a number of eateries around the lake as well as a cruising boat rides with an on board restaurant. There are kids playgrounds as well as a small swimming pool with water slides, and lots of perminant barbeques, all you need to do is collect some sticks and away you go.

More Details

Peter Joseph
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

Why Peter Joseph chose Saint-Andéol

I have travelled extensively and without exeption the views from this house are by far the best I have ever seen.

The house in itself is beautiful and it is impossible not to relax.

There is so much to do in the area and from the village is some of the best canyoning in France and about 15 minutes away is europes largest monkey trail.

The lake in the summer is stunning and spending your days down there and barbecuing are a perfect way to spend your days.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cottage is situated in an idyllic location. It is well equipped, spacious 12 (3 bathrooms / 3 toilets) with a large living room with fireplace. I recommend without hesitation the cottage of Peter especially with sunny days because the view is magnificent!
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Andéol in Isere

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
  • There are 3 bathrooms and one en suite
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • 3 doubles, 3 twins, 1 cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Alpine Chalet with the best views in France
average rating of 4.375 based on 14 reviews

Brilliant, worked well for us

  • 5 of 5

Great house, lots of bedrooms lots of room, great location for touring the Vercors National Park

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic family holiday

  • 5 of 5

My kids prompted me to write this. This was the perfect family holiday. There were 3 families and plenty of space for all 12 of us.

we spent so many days relaxing and having barbies down at the lake (along with some lovely red wine !!) The kids just played in the pool or swam in the lake.

There is so many amazing activities on your doorstep and all so reasonable. Not a playstation or phone in sight as simply the kids turned into being kids again. We loved this holiday. Thank you to Peter and his lovely housekeeper. xx

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic family holiday

  • 5 of 5

wow, what can I say, we were warmly welcomed by Peters house keeper and immediately fell in love with the view. Trust me they are truly breath taking.

The house is huge and beautiful. we went to the Lake which is fantastic, went money trailing which was a full exhausting but gratifying day. Canyoning which was the best. There is just so much to do. Great local restaurants at cheap prices. WE WILL BE COMING BACK. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are so glad you had such a great time. Yep there is loads to do and next time I can give you a list of some other amazing activities. Thanks again and say hi to your lovely family. Peter
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Summer delight

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent three weeks in this stunning house. Waking up every morning and seeing probably one of the most breathtaking views we have ever seen was truely amazing. It sits high on the mountainside overlooking a charming hamlet surrounded by an incredibly mountain range.

The house is beautifully decorated and there was plenty to ocuppy our fout children.

Truely reccommended and we hope to come back and see it in the snow.


  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2008
  • Date of Stay: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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St Andeol Alpine Chalet

  • 3 of 5

Without doubt this property is positioned in some of the most spectacular scenery France has to offer. Set high in the mountains, its overlooked by rugged peaks and looks down in turn on villages in the valleys below. It is breath-taking. In our opinion the property is not well suited for a large group - it has numerous bedrooms but restricted living room and quiet areas for a large party with boisterous children for example. Its well equipped although we found the showers to be temperamental. A car capable of climbing sustained gradients is essential. Ensure you bring sufficient supplies - there is no supermarket nearby!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2008
  • Date of Stay: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grande maison très agréable

  • 5 of 5

Nous étions jusqu'à 12 et vraiment pas les uns sur les autres, chalet vaste et fonctionnel.

(mais quelques équipements seraient à rafraîchir).

L'environnement est magnifique, parfait pour profiter d'un hiver en montagne sans subir la vie d'une station. Station de ski de piste à 20 mn.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Grenoble or Lyon
Nearest Ferry
550 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Monestier de Cleremont
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
st guilliem
Nearest Ski
10 Kilometres
gresse en vecors
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
lac du montenard
Car: necessary

Other Activities: canoeing, caving,

Ski: The Resort of Gresse en Vercors is a beautiful little ski resort with approx 20 runs of all levels.

The costs for ski sckool and lift passes are a fraction of the prices you would normally pay at some of the bigger resorts. For the more demanding skier you have a short drive to the resort of Chatreuse (1968 winter olympic resort) or slightly further away you have all year round skiing at Les Deux Alps.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £170
Pet Fee £30
Damage Deposit £100

Hello, I have kept these rates as keen as I can for our house and we have deducted the fees below from the rates to give you the flexibility to keep your costs down.

It seems normal in Europe to have the below costs, but please let me know if you need any further details.

The house will be cleaned for when you arrive. When you leave we can clean for you.There is also a small charge for fire wood

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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