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Chamonix Argentiere Le Tour, Wonderful Chalet At Foot Of Ski Slopes

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
chalet
People
12
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday chalet in Le Tour - Chalet Ferme du Tour

Modernised Traditional Farmhouse Chalet 8 - 10 Beds On Ski Slopes

Beautiful self catered chalet comprising major part (220m2) of a traditional renovated stone farmhouse. Perfect location spring, summer,autumn and winter family home situated in the old village of Le Tour, the chalet provides perfect access for extensive and exciting winter and summer activities for which the region is renowned. Ski back to the door & it is a minutes walk to the Vormaine nursery slopes and 3 min to the telecabine, and only 5 minutes drive or bus journey to Argentiere. In the winter season there is a regular complimentary bus service to & from the village during the day.

The large windows and huge balconies allow stunning views up to the Le Tour Glacier and down the valley. The interior of the old chalet has been refurbished, furnished and decorated to the highest standard, whilst maintaining its traditional features and charm. It has been variously described as 'fun family home' and 'wonderfully romantic' so seems to suit most scenarios for self catered holiday

Summer in the Chamonix valley: Summer in the Chamonix valley can be action packed or relaxing as you wish. The hiking & walking is absolutely stunning & you can find walks of a length & gradient to suit most ages. Longer walks can include a night in a hut & it is definitely worth glacier walking with a mountain guide. For the more adventurous, there is rock climbing for every standard, ice climbing, white water rafting, hydroglyse, canoeing, mountain biking, parapenting, a high ropes course & summer luge.

Gentler sports include riding, tennis, swimming, cycling, fishing & golf.

For a less energetic time: For those wishing to take things a bit more gently, an extensive network of lifts & tramways operate in the summer. The cable cars to the top of the Aiguille du Midi & to Brevent give breathtaking views to Mont Blanc & a massive panorama of rugged peaks. The train to the Mer de Glace & the St Gervais Tramway are both scenic trips that can be enjoyed by all. The Aiguilles Rouges Nature Reserve is a fascinating place to visit for those interested in mountain plants & animals. The Animal Parc Merlet in Les Houches gives a great opportunity to see the animals in their natural habitat.

Detailed 'what to do' notes are emailed to all clients prior to their departure.

Culture, shopping & dining: There are numerous museums & places of interest & Le Tour is well positioned for easy day trips to Switzerland & Italy (via the Mont Blanc tunnel or Helbronner telecabine).

For those who enjoy shopping Chamonix offers a widely diverse & exciting array of shops from traditional arts & crafts to wonderful foods & clothes. The weekend markets in both Argentiere & Chamonix are fabulous.

For eating out, there is a massive range of restaurants & cafes to suit everyone.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Philip Farrer (owner)
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
5 November, 2016
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Why Philip Farrer (owner) chose Chamonix - Mont Blanc area

Wonderfully quite village at the top end of the Chamonix valley with skiing and walking on the door step

Guestbook comments from the owner

'its with tears in our eyes that we are almost on the point of leaving this wonderful place, we had a really great time living here......





'just to say that the chalet was delightful, agreed by all as the nicest place we have yet stayed in the Alps.......awonderful chalet in a magnificent location...'



'It was a real privilege to stay at your lovely home these last 2 weeks we had a great time.The weather was great up to the last 2 days but by then the children had walked enough in the mountains and were happy to have a rest'.



'Just to say the chalet was delightful, agreed by all as the nicest place we have yet stayed in the Alps.'
Nov 2007
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Location

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Chamonix
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Montroc
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Chamonix
Car: recommended

The peaceful mountain ski village of Le Tour lies at the head of the valley about 2.5 km from Argentiere which in turn is approximately 10 km from Chamonix Mt Blanc. The drive from Geneva airport takes about 1 1/4 hours, there are many transfer minibus companies who operate a regular service to and from the airport. The chalet is situated right at the base of the nursery slopes and a 3 minute walk to the telecabine that serves the Le Tour ski area with it link to Vallorcine in the next valley.

There is fantastic mountain biking and walking in the summer with all the main lifts open making the uphill a bit easier!

Golf: Chamonix golf course is an 18 hole, par 72 & is 6076m long. It is open from 1st May to 11th November. The river L'Arve runs through the middle of the course bisecting several holes. There are some wonderful holes with magnificent views of Mt Blanc. Megeve golf course is an hours drive away situated on a plateau above Megeve. It has 18 holes, par 72 & is 6100m long. Flaine golf course is a spectacular course set at an altitude of 1900m. It is a par 63, 18 holes & 4063m long. Further afield there is the Evian Masters Golf Club near Lake Geneva & 2 courses on Lac Annecy.

Ski: The Chamonix valley boasts some of the finest skiing & snowboarding in the world, offering unrivalled choice for skiers & boarders of all levels. For intermediates & experts it has some of the longest & steepest runs in Europe. The altitude & exposure of areas like the Grand Montets (3200m) in Argentiere & the Aiguille du Midi (3825m) guarantee snow of exceptional quality late into the season. Le Tour is an excellent area for family skiing as well as having some challenging off piste. There are good cross country trails for those who prefer ski de fond.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Le Tour, Chamonix - Mont Blanc area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
low
26 Nov 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,261
for 7 nights
£1,261
 
 
low 2
10 Dec 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,724
for 7 nights
£1,724
 
 
pre xmas
20 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£3,784
for 7 nights
£3,784
 
 
xmas and new year
27 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,952
for 7 nights
£3,952
 
 
jan
3 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,144
for 7 nights
£2,144
 
 
early feb
28 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,775
for 7 nights
£2,775
 
 
peak
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,405
for 7 nights
£3,405
 
 
mid 1
25 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,775
for 7 nights
£2,775
 
 
mid 2
8 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,144
for 7 nights
£2,144
 
 
low
15 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,724
for 7 nights
£1,724
 
 
spring
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,514
for 7 nights
£1,514
 
 
summer low
6 May 2017 - 12 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,093
for 7 nights
£1,093
 
 
summer mid
27 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,303
for 7 nights
£1,303
 
 
summer high
8 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,514
for 7 nights
£1,514
 
 
summer low
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,303
for 7 nights
£1,303
 
 
autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,093
for 7 nights
£1,093
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,514
for 7 nights
£1,514
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

For all bookings we ask for a 25% non refundable deposit on booking, the balance to be settled 8 weeks prior to start date. If payment is not received by the due date we reserve the right to cancel the arrangements as per the terms on the booking agreement form. Change over day is Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Le Tour in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • chalet (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 220 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • upstairs loo - Toilet
    Downstairs loo - Toilet , single basin
    Bathroom - Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , twin basins
    ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , twin basins
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master ensuite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Double or twin - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The double bed can be separated into twin beds
    Double - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Mezzanine - 2 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed , the 2 child beds are bunk style but go head to toe
  • Maximum occupancy 8 adults or 6 adults and 4 children. 2 doubles (one en suite), 1 twin, plus a mezzanine with 4 singles (2 of these are small and suitable for children)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The chalet is on two levels plus a mezzanine floor. Downstairs is open plan with huge sitting room with open fire and large, comfortable sofas and chairs. There is a second living area upstairs with beanbags, 32 inch television, DVD player and a good selection of games. The kitchen is spacious and well-equipped. Double rooms have queen sized beds and good quality bed-linen is provided. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with bath, twin basins and WC. The second bathroom has a large spa bath, twin basins and separate shower area. The mezzanine is designed primarily as a fun sleeping area for children. Please note that it is accessed by a steep, wooden step-ladder so may not be appropriate for very young children (under 5). There are two bunks (not suitable for large adults) and two single futons. A lot of the original wood was used in the restoration & refurbishment of the proper

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