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Something for everyone - Hiking, Cycling, Watersports, Skiing, Markets, Nature.

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WCs1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Welcome to the Hautes-Alpes and 300 days of sunshine per year...

Our lovely holiday rental apartment (110m2) with stunning views offers spacious accommodation for up to six/seven people. We are situated in a small hamlet just 4kms from the thriving market town of Chorges, an easy two hour drive from Marseille airport. For other transport options see below.

The apartment is on the upper floor of what was originally a working sheep farm. It consists of one large light and airy open-plan living/dining/kitchen area, three bedrooms, a large bathroom and a separate toilet. The outside space is a balcony (4.55m2) leading from the living room and, at the bottom of the wooden stairs that lead to the apartment, a large covered wooden terrace (55m2) exclusively for guests' use; a perfect spot for lazing on the garden furniture, dining 'al fresco' and simply looking at the breathtaking views! For the more energetic there is a table tennis table - popular with young and old alike!

The living area has two large comfy sofas, either side of a central coffee table, and large french doors leading onto the balcony. There is a flat screen 32 inch HD television and unlimited internet access, as well as a variety of games.

The kitchen is fully equipped and has a fridge freezer, dishwasher, electric fan oven and induction hob, microwave oven, toaster, electric hand mixer, liquidiser, coffee machine and kettle. The oak dining table comfortably seats six people.

High chairs are available on request.

Bedroom 1 has a standard double bed (140 x 190cm). Bedrooms 2 and 3 each have two single beds (90 x 190cm) which can be joined together to create large king size beds (180 x 190cm) if required. If there are 7 in your group, there is plenty of space to put an additional single bed into one of the bedrooms. We can provide a cot for a baby. All bed linen, tea towels and bath towels are included, and you will find all the beds made up when you arrive.

The spacious, modern bathroom offers a large walk-in shower, twin wash basins, a heated towel rail and a double-ended bath tub that is just perfect for soaking 'à deux'! Also in the bathroom you will find a laundry corner neatly housing a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a separate toilet (a true 'loo with a view'!) and hand wash basin.

Animals are welcome for a small additional fee of 25 € per animal (payable in cash on arrival).

Heating is by means of a wood pellet burner (pellets provided) and electric radiators.

There is covered parking for two cars and we have plenty of secure storage space for bikes and skis, etc.

The summer months offer markets, live music in the streets and swimming and water sports at the Lac de Serre Ponçon (10 mins). In winter you have a choice of ski resorts in close proximity. Our personal favourite is the family-friendly resort of Réallon (20 mins) though if you are looking for something more extensive then we recommend Les Orres at 40 mins away, Vars/Risoul at 55 mins or Serre Chevalier at 60 mins. There is also good cross-country skiing nearby.

Throughout the year there are villages to explore, good food to eat and great walking/cycling/mountain biking, with trails direct from the front door. For the more adventurous there is white water rafting and kayaking on the Durance river, as well as paragliding and climbing.

A three-course supper with wine can be provided on the day of arrival at a cost of 15€ per person. We can also do a shop for you before your arrival - we will charge you the cost of the provisions plus a 5€ service fee.

We are on hand and happy to assist as required. We access our living space from the other side of the house and so your privacy is guaranteed. We speak English, French and Spanish - and a little Italian!

Getting here:

By Car

If you are driving out from the UK you can take the AutoRoute all the way to Grenoble from most of the coastal ports. From Grenoble you have two choices; the N85, Route de Napoléon, which winds across the mountains to Gap, or take the A51 and then the N75 south from Grenoble (along the edge of the Vercours in the direction of Sisteron) to Aspres-sur-Buech, then the D994 east to Gap.

By Plane

Marseille is the closest airport. When hiring a car, take the A51 motorway north towards Gap. After the end of the motorway, just south of Gap, follow directions to Tallard and after Tallard take the D942 north to join the N94. Turn east, direction Briançon to Chorges. 

Other airport options are Avignon (2h 16m), Grenoble (2h 20m), Nimes (2h 37m), Chambery (2h 37m), Turin (2h 45m), Toulon-Hyeres (2h 51m), Lyon-Saint Exupery (2h 52m), Nice (3h) and Geneva (3h 30m).

It is also possible to fly into Grenoble with Easy Jet or Ryan Air, or Lyon with scheduled or budget airlines.  If you fly into Nice it is faster to drive along the coastal motorway then north up the A 51 rather than taking the ‘short cut’ across the mountains.

By Train

For overnight travel, take the London to Paris Eurostar train, arriving at the Gare du Nord station. Transfer by Metro to the Gare Austerlitz station (about 20 min.)

Take the night train to Gap or Chorges (marked as the Briançon train) departing approx 22:00 and arriving at about 07:00 next morning.

Eurostar also now offer a service from London to Aix en Provence or Marseille, you will need to hire a car from either of these destinations.

Alternatively for daytime travel take the TGV from Paris or Lille to Valence and then a local train to Gap or Chorges. In Gap, you can hire a car from several agents located 100 metres from the train station.

More Details

Owner
Mary Kenny
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Mary Kenny

We live in a part of France that is simply too beautiful to keep to ourselves and so we have converted the upper level of our house into a spacious holiday apartment, perfect for families and groups pf friends alike. The views are truly breathtaking!

We speak English, French and Spanish. We have negotiated discounts for ski and cycle hire and we can direct you to good walking and mountain bike trails, good lakeside beaches, historical sites and villages/towns of interest - and of course to the best restaurants!

Mary Kenny purchased this apartment in 2012

What makes this apartment unique

The views from the house are truly stunning and are the reason we decided to go ahead and buy in this beautiful part of France.

All our visitors comment on how instantly relaxed they feel once they arrive. Sitting on the terrace with a drink - be it a mug of tea or a glass of Côtes de Rhone - in hand, it is easy to lose oneself in the beauty of the area. The mountain air, the uninterrupted views towards the lake, and the mountain panorama make for endless hours of sitting and relaxation.

For the more adventurous there are plenty of activities on offer; walking, mountain biking and cycling trails lead straight from the front door! There is white water rafting and kayaking on offer on the Durance and Ubaye rivers, both of which feed into the lake - Lac Serre Ponçon.

In summer months the lake is a hive of activity with all water sports on offer - or pleasure boat excursions for the less adventurous. Swimming in the fresh water of the lake is always a pleasure.

There are nearby towns and villages to explore - many with their local 'fete' in the summer months - as well as flea markets, 'braderie' and car boot ('vide grenier') sales where one can pick up items at good prices.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Chorges in Hautes-Alpes

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Separate toilet with hand wash basin - Toilet , Toilet with hand wash basin
    Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Two hand wash basins, washing machine & tumble dryer
  • The spacious, modern bathroom offers a large walk-in shower, twin wash basins, a heated towel rail and a double-ended bath tub that is just perfect for soaking 'a deux'! Also in the bathroom you will find a laundry corner neatly housing a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a separate toilet (a true 'loo with a view'!) with hand wash basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , The single beds can be joined to make a large king size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , The single beds can be joined to make a large king size bed
  • Bedroom 1 has a double bed and Bedrooms 2 and 3 each have two single beds which can be joined together to make a large king-size bed if preferred. For a small additional charge of 20€ there is the possibility of putting an additional (full size) single bed into one of the bedrooms and we can provide cots for babies on request. All bed linen and towels are included. All beds will be made up for your arrival. All we ask of you is that at the end of your stay you strip the beds and place the laundry in the bathroom. Each room has bedside tables with reading lamps, a chest of drawers, a mirror and a rail for hanging clothes. In Bedroom 1 you will also find a handy hair dryer. Each bedroom has a large velux window fitted with a black-out blind. Heating in the bedrooms is by means of electric radiators.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are on hand and happy to assist as required. We access our living space from the other side of the house and so your privacy is guaranteed. A three-course supper with wine can be provided on the day of arrival at a cost of 20€ per person. We can also do a shop for you before your arrival - we will charge you the cost of the provisions plus a 10€ service fee. We speak English, French and Spanish - and a little Italian!

Reviews

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Something for everyone - Hiking, Cycling, Watersports, Skiing, Markets, Nature.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Une des plus belle vue des Hautes-Alpes

  • 5 of 5

A 1100 m d’altitude dans un cadre idyllique, la maison de Mary offre une vue exceptionnelle sur les montagnes et le lac de Serre-Ponçon. Assurément une des plus jolie vue du département. Au pied des Aiguilles de Chabrieres, à l’entrée du col de la Gardette, vous serez face au pic du Grand Morgon. La maison dispose de tous le confort, décoration soignée et propreté irréprochable. Elle est également idéalement située entre nature et commodités proches (a 5min de Chorges et 25min de Gap).

Mary et Simon sont des hôtes adorables.

Bref nous espérons revenir très prochainement :)

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The best holiday home we have ever stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in this beautiful part of France. The apartment is spacious and very well equipped (with fabulous views) and Mary was extremely helpful with everything.

The skiing at Reallon was good - it's a small resort with friendly people so perfect for us as a family. Not too expensive either!

We would love to come back in the summer so that we can enjoy the lake and all the water sports, as well as the summer hiking.

Merci Mary! À bientôt !

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mary, for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in this beautiful region of France and that you felt it was well worth the effort of getting here! We do hope the snow did not make your journey back to the UK too arduous!
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Nos plus belles vacances

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé chez Mary et Simon un séjour "au top" à tous les points de vue. La location est volumineuse, d'une propreté irréprochable, fonctionnelle et dotée d'une vue panoramique exceptionnelle. Un environnement calme, silencieux et très reposant. Mary et Simon sont disponibles, agréables et d'une gentillesse remarquable. Un grand merci à eux qui ont participés à la réussite de notre séjour.

La Famille CH'TI Flo,Gége,Jojo,Nathan et Jack

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup cette appréciation très chaleureuse. C’était vraiement un plaisir vous accueillir dans la région. Nous avons vraiment apprécié votre gentilesse et nous garderons des beaux souvenirs de votre séjour.
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Perfect appartment with all you need for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Situated to give you fantastic views from the veranda, spacious also for a family of five, this apartment offers a complete kitchen equipment, has a cosy decorated interieur and has everything close by: supermarket etc. in Chorges, the lake for any kind of activities and a wonderful landscape for hiking, starting off from the front door if you like. Mary and Simone are very friendly hosts, gave us a warm welcome and will help you willingly for any question you have. We all have enjoyed the stay there very much and can definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your holiday in this beautiful region of France.
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5

fabuleux appartement chalet avec vues imprenables sur les montagnes et le lac

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons eu la chance de passer une semaine en famille dans ce merveilleux gite bien chaleureux bien équipé. Nous y retournerons certainement. De plus la propriétaire des lieux Mary est d'une extrême bienveillance.

Alain & Aline

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour vos commentaires chaleureux. Mois aussi je ne peux que vous remercier pour tout et votre gentillesse. Je garderai un excellent souvenir de votre séjour et c'est avec grand plaisir que je vous reçevrai à nouveau.
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très joli appartement

  • 5 of 5

Agréablement surpris, l'appartement est plus beau en vrai que sur les photos. Confortable, les pièces sont spacieuses et claires. La vue est magnifique. Accueil très chaleureux par Mary. Appartement bien équipé également. Je vous recommande cette location.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup. Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez apprécié le calme et le confort de l'appartement ainsi que cette magnifique région. Au plaisir de vous accueillir à nouveau.
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Location

Nearest Airport
198 Kilometres
Marseille Provence
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Chorges
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Gap
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Chorges
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A51
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Chorges
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Reallon
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Baie St Michel
Car: necessary

The beauty of the area is that there is something for everyone and you can be as active or as lazy as you please!

During summer months Chorges has a twice weekly market with live music in the streets, and there is plenty going on in either Embrun or Gap (both an easy 25 min drive away).

The Baie St Michel and the Baie de Chanteloube are situated just 10 mins away and are great places for swimming and watersports on the 17km long Lake Serre Poncon.

Winter brings the snow but often sunny days and you have a choice of ski resorts in close proximity. We are within an hour of about 11 different resorts but our personal favourite is the family-friendly resort of Reallon, an easy 20 min drive away. If you are looking for something more extensive then we recommend Les Orres at 40 mins away or Serre Chevalier at 60 mins. There is also good cross-country skiing nearby.

Walking is a popular year-round activity, with many trails leading direct from the front door.

For the more adventurous there are great cycling and mountain biking trails, also white water rafting and kayaking on the Durance river, as well as paragliding and climbing.

For those who like to explore, there are easy visits to mediaeval towns/villages and castles, wine tasting at local vineyards, and great local food at a variety of restaurants.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £17.86 per person per night

A damage deposit of 200 € is payable (in cash) at the time of arrival.
Avant le remise des cléfs une caution de 200€ est payable (en espèces).
Animals are accepted. 25 € per animal payable on arrival.
Animaux acceptées. 25 € chaque animal, payable le jour de votre arrivée.

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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