La Bonne Vie - our chalet is exactly that -'The Good Life'. Situated on a quiet hilltop location with beautiful views across the valley and mountains, the chalet is on the outskirts of the village of Le Chatelard in the Massif des Bauges Regional Park. Le Chatelard is easily accessible by road but still remains unspoilt and retains a certain old world charm and authenticity. It is a quiet, friendly village with a supermarket, restaurant, tourist information, bank and post office and a small local food market every Friday morning held in the summer months selling locally produced cheeses, vegetables, linens and crafts. Les Bauges is an area of outstanding natural beauty, heritage and tradition and our chalet is the perfect base to explore a wide range of outdoor activities or to simply sit back and relax. If you are an adventure seeker, nature lover, walker, skier or cyclist you will find plenty to do in both the summer and winter months. The towns of Annecy, Aix-les-Bains, Chambery and Albertville are all within 30 minutes drive and whether you want to explore the many historical and cultural attractions in these nearby towns or you would rather explore the wine list at one of the local restaurants, La Bonne Vie strikes the perfect holiday balance and makes an idyllic escape for couples, friends and families alike.
In winter enjoy low cost skiing at the local ski resorts of Les Aillons / Margeriaz and Le Revard and La Felcaz. These traditional resorts are perfect for families, beginners and intermediates or off-piste skiing for the more advanced.
The chalet has a comfortable, contemporary open plan interior which easily accommodates 6 people.
Entering the property through the front door you will find yourself in the hallway. There is a shower room off the hallway with shower, basin and WC.
Moving through, you enter a fully equipped modern kitchen with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, oven and induction hob, combination microwave and all the usual cooking utensils and crockery. The kitchen looks out on the garden, fields and forest and the French doors open out onto a decking area which enjoys the sun from early afternoon until sunset, perfect for relaxing and enjoying al fresco dining.
As you move towards the front of the property, the dining area to your right with its picture window, large birch dining table and chairs.
To the left is the lounge with its ample seating including a large L-shaped sofa. The large floor to ceiling glass sliding doors have built in electric shutters. During the day the natural light floods in giving the room a bright and airy atmosphere. At night the shutters can feel closed and in winter a wood burning fire and under floor heating keeps you comfortably warm. Come down in the morning and, at the touch of a button, allow the light and views to flood in: what a way to start the day!
The lounge / dining area open onto a balcony, the perfect place to sit and enjoy the great views across the valley and of the I imposing mountain Dent de Rossanaz.
The chalet is equipped with a flat screen TV/DVD/Satellite for free UK channels & an iPod docking station with speakers. A selection of DVD's, board games and books are there for your entertainment.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms, one double and two twin bedded rooms. The front bedrooms have superb views over the valley and the bedroom at the back overlooks the fields and forest. There is a bathroom with bath, overhead shower, basin and WC and heated towel rail. All rooms have electric heaters.
On the ground level is a double length garage and ‘cave' with washing machine, tumble dryer and plenty of storage space for sports equipment, boots, bikes and skis (racks provided). We also have badminton rackets, beach rounders, frisbees etc for you to use.
Relax on the sunny decking area in the garden and enjoy a barbecue, (garden furniture seats 6) or just watch the sun go down with a drink on the balcony.
Free WiFi. Free logs, Bed linen is supplied. Cleaning at the end of your stay included. Bath towels available at £2.50 each. No smoking or pets please.
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