Nestled high up at an altitude of 1650 m in this secluded ancient and protected village, a stunning south facing mountain retreat with views overlooking the slate rooftops and pine forests. The stone house dates back to medieval times and has been recently restored as a chic alpine summer-winter holiday home with modern technology at your fingertips.
With incredible summer alpine walks up to the Grand St Bernard lakes and famous cycle routes, mountain biking opportunities and horse riding the village sits on the ancient 'Via Francigena' path which runs from Constantinople ( Istanbul) via Rome to Canterbury and is the last village in Italy before ascending the Grand Saint Bernard pass to Switzerland (only open in summer).
The house is a short drive to the south facing ski slopes of St Rhemy-Crevacol with reasonably priced ski rental, ski school and free parking. A small local ski resort with plenty of off-piste skiing and non existent queues. Cross country skiing and a ski fun park and tennis courts are also close by and variety of more extensive skiing ( For example Cervinia//Zermatt, La Thuile/La Rosiere or Courmayeur) is within an hours drive. (please see Activity information).
A unique and beautifully designed restorative spa room in the original cellar includes a 5x2 m stone hot pool with cascade and massage jets, sauna and shower, underfloor heating and reclaimed beams with original hand carvings said to be left by Napoleons soldiers during their passage over the pass in 1803. There are 4 bedrooms, 3 with ensuite shower rooms and the 4th opposite the family bathroom/laundry room (with washing machine and drying facilities). One bedroom has its own private balcony. The ground floor TV/family room has a sofa bed with an adjacent 5th shower room. The entire 1st floor with main balcony is now a spacious open plan kitchen-dining room with cosy chairs and a sofa around the Charnwood wood burner. Bose Sound system with docking station, USB charging sockets and internet access in every room, thermostatically controlled heating throughout and a ready supply of hot water ensuring your absolute comfort throughout your stay. UK freesat reception with 60" flat screen and blu-ray disk player in the TV room. DVDs and family games available.
2 sunny balconies with lovely views. A small sunny garden with large table and benches to seat 12 or more and deckchairs in summer. There is a village bar and restaurant serving local and continental cuisine- children very welcome.
The nearest airport is Turin, just over 1 hours drive. Easy parking in the village. Petrol station, small shop and pizzeria with cash machine 5 minutes drive or within walking distance in summer. Plenty more restaurants, pharmacy and local supermarket in the nearby villages of Etroubles.
For further information about the area visit http://aosta-valley.co.uk/