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Magnificent French Alpine apartment

Bedrooms 4
Space 882 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A spacious, modern chalet apartment, in beautiful mountain village near Megeve

A beautiful spacious, modern apartment, situated in the village of Cernix, close to Crest-Voland in the Savoie region of France. The apartment enjoys stunning mountain views and is well placed in a quiet, but convenient location. Extremely well appointed, the owners have taken great care to ensure that visitors experience a high level of comfort during their stay. Offering 4 good sized bedrooms, one en suite, the apartment accommodates up to 8 people who can enjoy sitting in comfort in the spacious sejour or taking in the sun on the magnificent 145 M2 terrace. The building also contains a delightful indoor swimming pool for use of residents - what better way to relax after a day in the mountains?

Guests have use of secure underground parking, with lift access to the apartment.

Beautiful mountain village: Chalet des Oursons is situated in the pretty mountain village of Cernix where development has taken place with great care so as to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of the area which has a mixture of Alpine pastures and dense forests. The area is famed for its Beaufortain and Reblochon cheese, which is produced locally and sold from farms and in the local markets, along with sausiconns, hams, fruit and vegetables.

Nearby restaurants offer tasty meals using the finest local produce, in magical surroundings.

In winter Cernix is a ski resort whilst in summer the village is a base for walking, cycling and touring where the villages are surrounded by verdant alpine pastures, with beautiful cows and their enchanting bells adorning the landscape. Rustic Savoyard chalets are decked with stunning floral displays and mountain restaurants off delicious ice creams and refreshing drinks on sun drenched terraces.At any time of the year it provides the opportunity for a special holiday.

Excellent ski resort: Chalet des Oursons is situated very close to the lift at Cernix, which will take you up Mont Lachat - the heart of Crest-Voland slopes. These offer opportunities for new and experienced skiers, who can also enjoy lessons from the local ski school. Part of the Espace Diamant, this provides skiers with the opportunity to explore the larger ski area which includes Les Saisies, Praz sur Arly and Notre Dame de Bellacombe. This area boasts 185 km of pistes, 87 lifts, 154 different runs, 330 snow-makers, 4 boarder cross courses and 3 terrain parks. Les Saisies is a former Olympic centre for cross-country skiing with 140km of Nordic pistes. Well marked and maintained routes for snow shoeing provide another alternative for those wishing to explore the mountains in winter.

With its position close to Mont Blanc and consequent excellent snow record skiers return time and again to this gem in the ski world.

Sunshine in summer: The warmer weather transforms Crest-Voland into a summer paradise.

The mountain walking and climbing potential is endless from local walks to the toughest mountaineering challenges that Mont Blanc can offer. A popular choice in summer is to use the lifts for ascent and then enjoy the pleasure of exploring the mountains and descending at leisure.

Cernix is a superb venue for cyclists - both mountain biking and road. Cycles can be hired near the apartment and the lifts plus local buses offer endless possibilities for mountain itineraries. Road cyclists can enjoy the challenge of Tour de France climbs or gentler expeditions such as the Annecy-Albertville cycle track.

Cernix has tennis courts, a play park for young children. The local lift will take you to a plan d'eau where you can picnic or fish. The more adventurous might choose to enjoy paragliding, ballooning, Via Ferrata, rock climbing, pony trekking, Escalade, white water rafting and so much more...

More Details

Gillian Wray
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cohennoz in Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 882 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to bedroom1
  • Bedroom 1 has its own en suite shower room with shower, toilet and wash basin. The main bathroom has a bath with shower over, plus wash basin. It also contains a washer/ drier. There is a separate toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • All beds are very comfortable and suitable for adults. Singles are full sized and doubles are large. All bedrooms have spacious wardrobes and windows with views. Good quality duvets are provided with throws for extra warmth in winter. All rooms have their own, individually controlled modern electric heaters. Bedroom 1 has a en suite shower room with shower, wash basin and toilet.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The lounge area and bedroom 1 open onto a very large, sunny terrace with stunning mountain views. On the terrace there are a large table, with 8 chairs, sun loungers and a table tennis table.


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Magnificent French Alpine apartment
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Lovely chalet in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Chalet is a great size, well equipped and the sun terrace is excellent. The chalet is also in the main block with the pool which is very handy. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment and enjoyed the pool and terrace. We look forward to welcoming you back to Chalets des Oursons in the future.
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great apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We really recommend this apartment!

We stayed for 9 days. We were 6 people. The apartment was clean, tidy and very spacious. Pierre met us at our arrival and explained everything. He also helped us during our stay. He is very nice and helpful.

We had a few sunny days and fun on the terrace. We ate there and played table tennis. The kids loved it. The beds are comfortable and the apartment has everything!! Just like a real home. The place is very quiet. The village is tiny and you must have a car for good access. It's about an hour drive from Chamonix and from Annecy but we took that in mind before we reserved. Although you must know that the way to the village has many curves... There are also plenty of things to do and see nearby too. During the rainy days we went swimming in the swimming pool and it was great. The whole building is well kept and clean.

Thank you Gillian for having us there!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment and appreciated all that the apartment and the area have to offer. It is great that you valued Pierre as our excellent local representative - he works so hard to take care of our property and our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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A real home-from-home apartment in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Gillian's apartment in July 2016 and found the apartment to be spacious, high quality and well equiped. The apartment had all we needed, is very accurately described on the website and was clean and tidy for our arrival. It proved a great base for outdoor activities and sight-seeing but also has plenty of internal and external space for those stay-at-home days, and the swimming pool was the icing on the cake for an end of a hot day dip. Gillian was most responsive to queries we had and we intend to return :-)

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the apartment comfortable and well equipped. We are always delighted to receive such positive feedback because it helps us know that we are making holidays special. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Great apartment, great location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great apt and comfortably sleeps 8. Very clean and homely. It is situated minutes from the ski lifts, just a short walk in the morning and can ski back virtually to back door in the afternoons. In the evening there are a few bars/restaurant which are all friendly and food great. Ski hire shop again on the doorstep. A great find for us .

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed staying in our apartment so much that you returned and are now going to be a neighbour - the best testimony possible!
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Brilliant skiing, apartment is excellent.

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic apartment, a great find. I went with a small group of friends and certainly hope to do so again in the future. Booking was simple enough and any questions I had were answered promptly, often with a choice of solutions if applicable. Key collection was simple and the apartment was clean and tidy when we arrived. The apartment itself is well thought out with enough room so that 8 people can comfortable stay, the terrace is also an added bonus ( looked brilliant for the summer months). We had everything we needed including reliable WIFI and Uk TV. I have traditionally skied in areas such as the three valleys and later on in the season, glacier based resorts. The Espace Diament ski range was a welcome change, there is a solid variety of piste with varying style and difficulty. Most of all shorter queues !!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: December 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in or apartment and appreciated the efforts that we have made to ensure that it is comfortable and well equipped. We agree that the Espace Diament offers excellent skiing and is worth exploring if you prefer shorter queues and good value!
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Excellent sejour

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans cet appartement bien équipé et bien meublé . Il manque cependant une cafetière électrique et un appareil à raclette. Les chambres sont de bonnes tailles avec beaucoup de rangements. L’appartement est très bien situé à proximité des pistes du Cernix et du petit village de Crest-Voland. Les enfants ont beaucoup aimé la piscine chauffée. Le parking souterrain est très appréciable. Les consignes transmises par mail de l’agence qui s’occupe de l’appartement semblent un peu strictes au premier abord mais les contacts téléphoniques et à la réception de l’appartement ont été très sympathiques.

Nous recommandons vivement cet appartement ainsi que la station.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour dans notre appartement et vous remercions pour votre merveilleux commentaire. Les magasins locaux prêtent facilement des appareils à raclette, mais nous apprécions vos commentaires et nous en tiendrons certainement compte. Nous allons certainement acheter une machine à café électrique comme demandé - une excellente idée. Pierre travaille dur pour s'assurer que les arrivées sont traitées efficacement afin qu'il puisse fournir un service d'accueil fiable et personnalisé. Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez trouvé la personne amicale et serviable que nous apprécions. Nous sommes impatients de vous accueillir aux Chalets des Oursons à l'avenir.
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Nearest Airport
69 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
928 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Les Saisies
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
27 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Ski
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
34 Kilometres
Lake Annecy
Car: recommended

Le Chalet des Oursons is situated in the village of Cernix, close to the larger village of Crest-voland and is part of the Espace Diamant which includes Les Saisies, Praz-sur-Arly and Notre Dame de Bellacombe. In the winter the area is a busy ski resort, whilst in summer it offers a wonderful base from which to explore the French Alps. Cernix has restaurants, ski / sports shops and a grocers' which has a daily supply of bread and croissants, whilst Crest-voland offers a wider range of shops and facilities, including tourist information, butchers, supermarkets and a patisserie.

Nearby Megeve is a popular excursion, along with Chamonix, the famous mountaineering centre, Annecy with its lake, canals and quaint buildings and Albertville which boasts the world famous International Military Music Festival.

Skiing, mountain biking, tennis, walking, climbing, paragliding, quad biking, golf , white water rafting, pony trekking and sight seeing provide endless opportunities for your holiday.

Other Activities: Escalade, via Ferrata

Golf: Golf opportunities range from the renowned course at nearby Megeve, a variety of opportunities near Annecy, mid golf (pitch and putt) at Les Saisies and several mini (crazy) golf in the area. Courses to suit all tastes in breath taking settings!

Ski: The village of Cernix is situated at 1250m and, with a climate influenced by Mont Blanc, enjoys an excellent snow record and offers a range of pistes, from easy green runs for beginners to more challenging slopes. With its own ski school, the local slopes include a snow park and boarder cross area. More experienced skiers may wish to purchase a pass for the Espace Diamant which opens up access to some 185kms of diverse and challenging pistes, with fabulous views of Mont Blanc, The Aravis and Beaufortain mountains.

Chalet des Oursons has the advantage of being situated close to the Cernix lift and local ski hire shops. It offers a perfect base for your skiing holiday.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Cohennoz, Savoie

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018/19
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2019
26 Jan 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2019
9 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2019
30 Mar 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning on departure £116.03
Refundable Damage Deposit £446.25

A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking. The balance is due 8 weeks before the commencement if your stay. Linen (sheets and towels) is included in the price.

€100 discount for any two consecutive weeks booked together.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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