We have just returned from a week in this beautiful house. As everyone else has mentioned the view is absolutely stunning, I cannot express how our breath was taken away walking up the steps and looking out from the terrace. The view never gets boring and opening the bedroom shutters every morning was a pure joy. Catherine met us as arranged and was very friendly and showed us everything we needed to know about the house. A lot of our time was spent in the heated pool which was wonderful. There is also a trampoline and swing set which was well used by our four year old. The house has lots of rooms so everyone can get their own space and time when they want to. The kitchen is well equipped and has everything you could ever need. There are lots of bedrooms in the house, all of ours were set up on the top floor and although two have en suite bathrooms only one of them has a toilet so everyone else used the toilet along the corridor. There is one other bathroom on the top floor with a lovely big shower and bath. The ground floor was a lovely addition which has beds in (which we didn’t need) along with a kids play kitchen which was played with a lot. A short walk down the hill is the lovely village of Talloires which has a very nice bakery, cafe, restaurant etc. It also has a small supermarket for essentials. We loved watching the paragliding and all the other activities on the lake and in the skies above it from the terrace. As mentioned in the previous review this house is on the main road around the lake so you can hear traffic most of the time, it is also situated on a tight corner so traffic slows down and people even sound their horns so it can be noisy. If all the doors are shut you can’t hear it inside but when it’s hot and you want to sleep with the windows open you can hear the traffic. This doesn’t take away from the beauty of the house but it is good to know it can be noisy. Annecy is a 15-20 minute drive away or you can catch a boat from Talloires. We had a wonderful holiday in this beautiful house, hopefully one day we will return and would choose this house again and again. Catherine was wonderful at the house and the communication with Philippe has been superb. I would recommended this house to anyone who wants to stay near Annecy and have the best views of this beautiful lake in a very nice home.
The house was a great choice for our family holiday with our 2 daughters and their husbands/partners and 4 young grandchildren. The owners David and Renee live in the adjacent property and are very friendly and helpful. The house is only a short walk to the lake for launching canoes/paddle boards which could then be paddled to the public beach - which is a 10-15 minute walk away. The pool was great fun for the family and extensively used during our stay - the sliding cover meant it was warm enough to use in late May. The large patio (with sliding sun canopy) and many windows in the conservatory-style dining area facilitated enjoyment of the superb lake and mountain views. The bike path runs by the back of the house and we enjoyed riding with the children to/from the boulangerie at Doussard most mornings. We used the table tennis most evenings - an unexpected bonus. We usually cooked evening meals on the patio barbecue, after overcoming an initial problem of finding somewhere to exchange the empty gas cylinder on a Sunday. I feel sure David will make arrangements to ensure that problem is a one-off . We also enjoyed very good takeaway pizzas from Bob's Pizza which is a short drive away.
Overall, a very good, well-equipped family house in an excellent location close to the lake. We would certainly try to rebook for any future family holiday in this lovely area.