#0813: France, Haute Savoie

home exchange #0813: France, Haute Savoie
home exchange #0813: France, Haute Savoie
home exchange #0813: France, Haute Savoie
home exchange #0813: France, Haute Savoie
home exchange #0813: France, Haute Savoie
home exchange #0813: France, Haute Savoie
home exchange #0813: France, Haute Savoie
home exchange #0813: France, Haute Savoie
home exchange #0813: France, Haute Savoie
home exchange #0813: France, Haute Savoie
home exchange #0813: France, Haute Savoie
home exchange #0813: France, Haute Savoie
home exchange #0813: France, Haute Savoie
home exchange #0813: France, Haute Savoie

    Description

    Spacious, modern studio measuring 27 sq. meters with large balcony ( 8 sq. m) facing south.

    The studio was renovated in 2010 and very well designed with many space-saving features, like a proper double bed which can be folded away in the morning, resulting in a spacious living room. Also tucked away out of sight ample closet space. 

    Open-plan kitchen with fridge and dishwasher. Living area with French windows to the sunny balcony with stunning views.

    Just 300 m east from the center of the lovely, scenic village of Samoens and 5 minutes by car from the cable to the Grand Massif skiing arena (Ski bus stop in front of the property).

    In summer it is only a brief walk to the open-air swimming pool of Samoens and the lake (Lac aux dames) and recreational facilities there.

    The property is easily accessed - only an hour away by car from Geneva, Annecy and Chamonix, and just 20 minutes from the A40 motorway.

    Cellar of 1 x 2 meters

    Outside, private parking.

    Location

    Car needed no
    Car useful yes
    Car available no

    Our studio is just 300 m from the village square. Samoens is the only French ski resort proudly described as one of their monuments historiques, that just happens to be attached to a great ski area. An hour by car from Geneva, this ancient village, famed for its stonemasons, is part of the Grand Massif ski domain and is connected to high-altitude, snowsure Flaine. Consisting of five resorts – Flaine, Samoëns, Morillon, Sixt and Les Carroz. The Grand Massif offers 265km of piste; 80 per cent of the slopes are north facing, so hold the snow well, and the majority of the clientele is French, but English is widely spoken here. The centre of Samoëns is traffic free, and has a beautiful square dominated by a magnificent lime tree. For the self-caterer, the main street is a delight, full of gourmet shops offering mountain ham, local cheese and mouth-watering pâtisserie. Every Wednesday there is a wonderful market selling local produce. There is also a handful of gorgeous Savoyard interior designer shops offering Alpine bric-a-brac: old skis, retro skiing photographs, antler lamps, "polar bear" skin rugs, and pretty china decorated with hearts.  

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    studio 1: 1 x queen double, 1 x sofa bed

    Bathrooms

    bathroom 1: bath with overhead shower

    wc 2: toilet

    The toilet is separate

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 8 to 15
    seasonal changes
    Cleaning included yes

    No Smoking inside

    No wheelchair access

    Activities

    Sports

    Swimming (5 minutes walk)

    Horse riding (10 minutes walk)

    Fishing (10 minutes walk)

    Downhillskiing (5 minutes drive)

    Hiking / Walking (0 minutes walk)

    Bicycling (0 minutes walk)

    Cross country skiing (5 minutes drive)

    Canoe/Kayaking (5 minutes drive)

    Other

    Shops (5 minutes walk)

    Restaurants (5 minutes walk)

    Culture (5 minutes walk)

    Wildlife Viewing (10 minutes walk)

    Public transport (1 minutes walk)

    Town (3 minutes walk)

    Getting there

    Take exit Cluses and follow directions to Samoens. In the village of Morillon take a left after passing past the wooden arch when entering the village. The sign says Samoens for vehicles over 3,5 tons. Follow the signs to Samoens for trucks over 3,5 tons(take a left at the Y-crossing. The road takes you to Verchaix, at the roundabout take the first right to Samoens.   Follow the road to Samoens when in Samoens, there is a small chapel on your left, slow down and take the next road to the left (opposite Hotel Neige et Roc) there is a sign going left to the Hotel Renardiere (Fox). 

    The skibus stops in front of our building and the shops are only 300 m away. 

    Guestbook

    Excellent location on the edge of the village Samoens in the Haute Savoie region.  We enjoyed skiing Grand Massif.  We rented a car at Geneva airport (just over an hour away).  Though once in Saomens, a car is not really necessary, there is a ski bus stop just opposite the apartment that gets you to the cable car in around 5 minutes.  It is a pleasure to have a real town of Samoens (not just a ski resort) with a nice selection of local shops - plenty of meats and cheeses and a quant market hall and pedestrian walking area.  We were fortunate to visit the Wednesday morning market - bought enough meets to last well past our visit.  Oh yes, we pickup what must be the most tasty olives ever.  Plenty of other treats to select from.   The studio apartment is good for the two of us, nice to have a rachlette and fondue maker (instantly enjoying our cheeses!).  Nice holiday!

    Lawrence K (11 Jan 2015)

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    At a glance

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    Credits 8 to 15 per week
    Bedrooms 0
    Guests 4
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