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Talloires village house - perfectly located. Stroll to Lake Annecy. Sleeps 8.

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's2
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with mountain views and walking distance to the lake

Le Cormoran - Talloires (also searchable as Our French Village House www.ourfrenchvillagehouse.com) is perfect for large families, two families travelling together, small groups of cyclists (the garage with easy access to the street is perfect for storing bikes when not in use), girls' special trips away or even writers' retreats. The metre-thick inside walls, sturdy exposed wooden beams and stone garden walls leave no doubt that this is a house that has a history and has welcomed many generations of families. Set in the middle of the village of Talloires and with great access to all amenities it nonetheless has been decorated with an eye to retaining elements of the past but providing comfort in the present. Light-filled all year round, it offers a double bedroom with direct access to the garden and separate shower and toilet on the ground floor, an open dining area and morning coffee corner on the first floor plus a separate loungeroom which leads out to the terrace and the enclosed back garden. The kitchen, a shower room and a separate toilet are also on this level. The three other bedrooms (one queen and two with two single beds in each) are located on the top floor along with a third bathroom (under the eaves) and a separate toilet. You can choose to dine at either the long wooden table in the dining area inside or the outside table on the terrace, both intended to favour long lunches and festive dinners. A BBQ and some additional outdoor seating has been provided for you to relax and enjoy the mountain vista on offer.

Property Manager
Catherine Berry
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2017

About Catherine Berry

My husband and I headed to France with our three children several years ago to live for a year. Our original choice of destination, the Annecy area, was a lucky fluke arrived at after flicking through the pages of the Lonely Planet Guide, stopping on Annecy and reading not only of the beauty of the lake and the proximity to multiple ski stations but also the international airport of Geneva and Italy a hop, skip and jump away. With our interest piqued, we made enquiries, enrolled the children in local schools and decided after a month of living à la française that a year away would be way too short.

If you would like to find out more about us please don't hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to forward additional information and photos to you. If you are really curious, you might like to read 'But you are in France, Madame' - our story. Kindle and paperback editions available on Amazon (search by title).

Catherine Berry purchased this house in 2015

Why Catherine Berry chose Annecy - Lake Annecy area

We lived for several years in Menthon-St-Bernard, the next village around the lake and the children attended the local primary school Le Clos Chevalier. Over the years we welcomed many visitors to our simple French life and began to laughingly comment on the increasing pride with which we did so. It was as if we were becoming French ourselves. A place to call home - in France - became our goal and armed with a list of criteria ( close to a bakery being number one! ) and after several years of serious looking we were amazed to be able to finally purchase such a house in the heart of Talloires.

What makes this house unique

The location of the property in the heart of the village of Talloires, only 150m or so from the Lake shore, is second to none. Additional to this is the charm and history of the house itself, complete with a fully enclosed garden and magnificent views. The daily ritual of opening and closing the shutters with lake and mountain glimpses is a pleasure to be savoured as is quiet contemplation from the terrace or beside the lake watching the sun go down.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Talloires in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A rental agreement specific to each group will be drawn up at time of booking. Acceptance of house rules includes agreement of rental contract.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 5 - Bath with Shower
  • Ground floor - shower and toilet, First floor - shower plus separate toilet, Second floor - bathroom plus separate toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - queen bed - ground floor, Bedroom 2 - 2 single beds - second floor, Bedroom 3 - 2 single beds - second floor, Bedroom 4 - queen bed - second floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(15 traveller reviews)

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Talloires village house - perfectly located. Stroll to Lake Annecy. Sleeps 8.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Lovely house in s stunning area

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here and couldn't have wished for more. The house has everything you need and more. The area is stunning and we loved swimming and sunbathing next to the lake as did our 2 yr old. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is interested in going to tallories.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It always makes me so happy to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay in Talloires and in our home. Thank-you so much for taking the time to write us a review. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back.
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Seattle, WA

The best location in Talloires for 8 people

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in this house. It is perfectly located for parents and kids so you don't have to take the car for any activity. The house is recently remodeled and well equipped. We were 2 families and everyone is thrilled to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Pascal, it was a pleasure to welcome you to our home in Talloires and to hear that you enjoyed your week with friends. I hope we can meet some time in the future and welcome you back to this very special village.
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Talloires. The accommodation is well appointed, modern, clean and comfortable. It is in a great location very close to the lake and in the village where we found great restaurants, bakery and local produce shops. There is so much to see and experience in the area we could have spent months there.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure to welcome you to Talloires for your family holiday. Thank-you for choosing to stay at Le Cormoran. I hope that your plans bring you back to our beautiful little corner of France. Kind regards, Catherine
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Perfect Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We are a semi retired couple taking my son, wife and 3 young children on their first holiday outside Australia

This apartment was an inspired/perfect choice - it simply met and easily exceeded all of our hopes

The greeter was easily to talk to and very helpful

The location was fantastic - easy walking distance for a swim at the lake, they got the experience of a French village even a small market on one morning and SAFE. Naturally my son's family were nervous on their first overseas trip. Should also mention the boat trip to Annecy

My son was able to hire a nearby tennis court for his tennis mad kids

The apartment had everything - very comfortable and we even able to find space from my very active grandchildren. The garden was ideal and we had several unforgettable evening BBQ's admiring the scenery not to mention lunches looking at the multi coloured hang gliders

In summary faultless!!!!


  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome you to our house in Talloires and I am delighted that you were all able to relax and have a wonderful holiday, making the most of our proximity to the lake, the tennis courts and being in the heart of the village. Thank-you, too, for keeping in touch throughout the booking and stay and for taking the time to write a review. I hope that the memories of your time away stay strong for a long time. Don't hesitate to let us know if we can assist you in the future. Kind regards, Catherine
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West Midlands

Perfect location for a wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, quirky village house and it is in the perfect location. Walking distance to a supermarket, a bakery and the lake. The views in the garden are stunning and the whole family spent hours sitting watching the paragliders soaring over the mountains.

My husband said to me one morning, " Did we die in the aeroplane and land in heaven? " He's pretty hard to please so let's just say....if you want to recharge and remember what life is all about, reconnect with family and nature, then this house in Talloire will give you all of that and more.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for your lovely comments and for taking the time to write us a review. I am always so pleased when our guests have a real holiday and, as you say, the location, does lend itself to that. I hope that you will come back. Kind regards, Catherine
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A very beautiful Old village House

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 weeks with our children and grand children who enjoyed very much the beautiful

Village of Talloires and we had ample room in the house. The grand children enjoyed the

Garden for play and we did for bbq and drinks while enjoying the view and change od colors

Over the mountains. We all enjoyed the lake and did a lot of swimming, canoeing etc. we

Would recommend the Cormoran to anyone who want a beautiful holiday near the lake and

If we go back to Talloires we would try to go back to the Cormoran. Thank you very much

For the beautiful holidays.

Annic from Mauritius

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for choosing to stay at Le Cormoran Talloires. It makes me so happy to know that you had a beautiful holiday with your children and grandchildren and that you were able to enjoy all the lake activities plus the garden. Please do let me know if we are able to welcome you back. It would be our pleasure.
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Centre of village, Talloires
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Autoroute to Geneva
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Talloires Beau Site
Nearest Ski
9 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Car: recommended

Le Cormoran -

Once settled in your light-filled beautiful home in the middle of the Talloires village you could choose to leave your car parked for the duration of your visit and do everything by foot, bike, ferry or bus.

In summer grab your bathers and picnic and head to the grassy lake edge, commonly referred to as the beach. It is just a few minutes walk away, so returning home for a lazy afternoon siesta by some or all of your group is an option to be considered. The more energetic could hop onto a cruising ferry and head into Annecy, known as the Venise des Alpes, after its picturesque waterways, passing by the castles of Duingt and Menthon-St-Bernard en route. Once in Annecy, shopping, strolling, stopping occasionally to read the inscribed plaques detailing persons and events of time gone by, eating on the balconies, in the laneways or in the cosy nooks of the cute cafés and up-market restaurants (take your pick!) or sitting and taking in the mountains from Le Pâquier lawns are all tempting options. If you have even more energy to burn then walking, tennis, cycling, paragliding or water-skiing might be next on your list of local activities.

The remaining seasons of the year do not disappoint. In winter a quick glance outside whilst listening to or reading the weather forecast will determine which of the close-by ski stations you might head to. Closest to home at ten minutes away is the small resort of Talloires-Montmin. This is ideal for the beginner or intermediate skier and perfect for those who only want a quick two hour experience before stopping for lunch or an afternoon drink. In another direction Le Grand Bornand, La Clusaz and La Croix Fry will provide you with days of fun on slopes of varying difficulty. Megève, La Rosière, Semnoz and Crest Voland are just a few of the resorts that are also well and truly accessible.

Food lovers could choose to try a different restaurant in Talloires each day. L'Abbeye de Talloires and Le Père Bise both offer very fine dining experiences but for an informal French café ambience you cannot go past Le café de la Place. The beauty of being in the centre of the village then comes into its own as all of these options are just a walk away.

For other entertainment possibilities Talloires also has its own cinema, located underneath the 8 à 8 grocery store. It shows a range of movies including some selected specifically for children.

To find out more about concerts and other local events we would invite you to flick through the brochures that we have left for you in the lounge room cabinet or wander up to the Talloires 'mairie' or tourist information office, both a few doors away to ask for specific and updated times and details.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Talloires, Haute-Savoie

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
3 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £445.11

Please enquire for rates specific to your needs. Long term rentals are possible. The cleaning fee of 100 euro (per week of stay) is to be left with the manager on arrival. Please note, too, that linen for bathroom and kitchen is included. Beach towels are available for hire at 10 euro per towel, if required. Signature of rental contract and payment of rental will confirm booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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