Le Fayard is only 50 minutes drive from Geneva Airport. On the outskirts of Les Carroz there is access to the free ski bus from the apartment and the new supermarket and lift pass office are within 200 metres. The apartment is off the main road and so is quiet and peaceful. We can accommodate 5 guests in standard beds with a further 2 on a sofa-bed in the living area. Our apartment is a real home from home for busy winter or summer Alpine holidays.
- Apartment538 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay4 - 7 nights
Apartment in Les Carroz, Haute Savoie, Rhone Alpes, France - Peaceful Location, 10 Minute Walk To The Town Centre. Ski Bus Outside The Door. Many Local Shops
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- 5 Aug 2018
About Angela Ross
We are a farming family who enjoy the countryside and the very many benefits of living and working in Dumfries and Galloway. Our other passion is skiing and we have combined our ideal ski holiday destination with our holiday let experience for you also to enjoy.
Angela Ross purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Angela Ross chose Les Carroz d'Arâches
As a family who all love skiing we enjoy nothing more than skiing the Grand Massif. It has the fantastically long ski season interlinked with Flaine yet the small village feel that Les Carroz offers. The skiing has something for everyone of all abilities. The closeness of Les Carroz to Geneva is its biggest advantage. It can be driven in well under an hour and Geneva is accessible from a vast array of UK airports. During the summer months Les Carroz inhabitants really come to life. July and August sees an ever increasing amount of open air entertainment in the village and with the telecabines open, the mountains are amazingly accessible on foot or mountain bike. With local shops owned by local people (butchers, bakers, creperies) there really is no need to leave the village.
What makes this Apartment unique
Le Fayard is an ideal location for families and groups alike. It is situated on a quiet avenue just off the main road to Les Carroz and is ideal for children. A short walk will take you into the town centre where there are a number of varying bars and restaurants to choose from. The apartment is also a short walk from the new outdoor and indoor leisure centre featuring swimming pools, tennis and volleyball courts, tree trecking and many more family activities. The apartment is modern and airy and the floor to ceiling windows let in much sunshine. The two south facing balconies are ideal for summer and winter use with the wrap around bedroom balcony giving couples some space to relax.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very well set up, perfect for a family holiday in the alps
Great from the start to the end, all Angie's communications were excellent; she answered questions promptly and all the instructions were perfect. The apartment is a good size with a nice big bathroom and double bedroom with a smaller bunk room and a bed in the hallway which joins the bedrooms and bathroom. We didn't use the sofa bed in the lounge as we were just a party of 5. The lounge and kitchen are great with everything you could possibly need including WIFi and UK TV. Great selection of DVDs too. We walked into Les Carroz along the separate footpath which takes about 10 mins, the town is nice with a few good bars and restaurants. For those who prefer to travel on a budget (like us) the Spar around the corner from the apartment is big and has everything you'll need to self cater. Driving to the main lift in the morning takes about 5 mins and with 500 spaces you should be fine as long as you arrive by 9 or 10am. Overall, a lovely, quiet, clean, well appointed apartment with owners who clearly want their guests to enjoy the experience of staying in their super property. We'd love to go again.
Thank you for your lovely words. We are just glad you had a fantastic holiday and hopefully we will be able to accommodate you again in the future.
Excellent base from which to explore the French Alps
We had a great summer holiday in Les Carroz. The apartment was a great find: small but clean and well-equipped and in a great, quiet location just outside Les Carroz. There's a well-stocked shop/petrol station nearby, and it's a short (10-15 min) walk or a 2 min drive into the village where there are a range of other shops, a tourist information office, swimming pool/sports complex and cable car. We found everything we needed in the apartment for self-catering and we enjoyed relaxing in the evenings with the board games (esp. Monopoly!), the selection of DVDs, UK TV and Wi-Fi.
The British owners were very helpful in quickly answering our questions before our trip. We really appreciated the great advice about things to do, on how to find the car rental desk on the French side of Geneva airport (see below), and also the information concerning the Swiss vignette (sticker needed to drive on the Swiss motorways). Our advice: if you hire a car, check if there is already a current year sticker on the windscreen. If you're lucky as we were, you can save money and stress).
We found lots to do in the area without driving miles. We enjoy walking, so we bought a pack of local walks and maps in the Les Carroz/Araches area. Some you can do straight from the apartment, or by taking the cable car (the Telecabine) from Les Carroz. If you enjoy alpine flower meadows and butterflies, you're in for a treat! We also took the cable car from nearby Flaine up to 2500 m, from where you can enjoy an incredible view of the Mont Blanc range. We also really enjoyed walking at Sixt-fer-à-Cheval, with its amazing waterfalls. The whole valley Samöens/Sixt valley (about 30 mins by car) was beautiful and worth exploring. The more adventurous can also go paragliding, white water rafting and mountain biking, all from Les Carroz.
For the benefit of others, here's Angie's advice on finding the the car hire on the French part of Geneva airport (ignore any signs for car rental!):
'Collect luggage and exit baggage collection. Turn left and head up escalators to departures. Once at top turn right and walk to far right top corner where you will go through French security doors and you are at car hire. Collect keys and car park on bottom floor. Once in car exit airport. When you get to main road turn right and drive through Swiss border, through tunnel and then follow signs for France. On return put French side address into sat nav. It will be on car hire docs.'
Fantastic Summer Holiday
This is a great apartment for a holiday with everything you need inside. It is in a nice peaceful location but within easy walking distance to the lovely village of Les Carroz. Also within walking distance is a lovely outdoor pool and high rope activity and there is lots of other things to do for all the family. The gondola trip up the mountain in Les Carroz is also a must where you will find a number of hiking routes and a great café! The apartment is in a great location and within easy reach of Chamonix, Lake Geneva, Lake Annecy and all the beautiful mountain passes and villages. If you are into cycling (and hills), I would recommend taking or hiring a bike. We had great communication from the owner Angie, who passed on useful tips and advice on the local area before we travelled. A brilliant summer holiday which we would recommend to others.
Thank you so much for your lovely words. I just know how much we as a family love to stay there and hope that others like yourselves can get to experience all the fantastic things that the Alps in the summer have to offer.
Cosy, everything you need in a beautiful area
The apartment has everything we needed for a great week skiing in Les Carroz. Spacious for four people and fine for the five of us. Great shower, warm and very well equipped with satellite TV. The ten to fifteen minute walk to the town is pleasant and by a well lit path close to the road, supermarket close by. We did feel the benefit of having a car to get to and from car park at main cabin and to nip up to the bakery for fresh croissants.Our fourth visit to the area and would definitely stay in this apartment again. Owners very helpful too. Margaret Reid
Aw thank you for taking the time to let us know you had a great time. You are welcome anytime. xx
Unfortunately I was unable to stay at the apartment due to my flights being cancelled. However the owner (Angie) was first class in helping me with insurance claims and cancellation etc. All previous correspondence was quick and helpful and the booking process was simple. I would highly recommend booking this property as the owners were very nice and genuinely just wanted you to have a great holiday. I will definitely book again in the future.
This apartment was serene, clean and incredibly well appointed. We arrived from a hot busy Paris so the peace and quiet of the Alps was much needed and this apartment delivered everything we wanted with great views of the mountains, a small but interesting village nearby, outdoor pool with views of mountains as you swim, good places to eat, plenty of activities and best of all, a cool and quiet night's sleep!
Close enough to Annecy which is stunning and Geneva for day trips and an easy drive from Geneva airport.
We enjoyed our week-long stay so much we're considering a winter holiday next!
Perfect for a family, group of friends or anyone really who's looking for a great break in the mountains.
Special interest holidays:
Ideal for a winter skiing holiday or a hiking/biking/relaxing summer holiday the year round village of Les Carroz has it all. With amenities such as bakers, butchers, restaurants and bars there is plenty to see and do. Les Carroz has its own summer open air entertainment programme and is renowned for its hot air balloon festival.
50 minutes drive from Geneva airport
30 minutes from train station at Cluses and 1 hour from Annecy
8 hour drive from Calais
Chamonix, Samoens, Flaine and many more resorts all under 30 minutes drive
Large SPAR supermarket is a 2 minute walk. Lovely small hotel opposite the apartment for drinks, meals and extra accommodation which is open at certain times of year.
Booking Notes: Short breaks can be accommodated where possible. Please enquire for prices and availability. Changeover Day: Changeover day Saturday although this may be negotiable. Short breaks are available on request.