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Romantic Alpine Chalet

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    Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, Auvergne, France

  2. Suitcase

    4 guests

  3. BedDouble

    2 bedrooms

  4. Bath

    2 bathrooms


  • GradeComfortable
    Stylishly Comfortable
    A property designed with great style and with amenities that offer a relaxed stay.
    Chalet
    Chalet
    A wooden house or cottage, typically found in Alpine regions
    Mountain
    Mountain
    Elevated living on hills and mountains

    Mont Blanc's Romance Of A Bygone Era

    This characterful 19th-century chalet near Mont Blanc conjures up the romance of a bygone era, when movie stars in Aran sweaters relaxed by the fire after a day on the slopes. Surrounded in private woodland, it boasts spectacular views and easy access to the St Gervais ski lift. 

    Mont Blanc's Romance Of A Bygone Era

    This 19th-century chalet d'alpage was recently renovated by David and Anjana Devoy, best-known for their Curved House project in Clapham, London, featured on the TV show, Grand Designs. They have brought the same sense of passion and style to this project, and it hasn't gone unnoticed. The chalet has been featured in Marie Claire MaisonGrazie and Biba, as well as on French design show, La maison

    Located an hour's drive from Geneva, it's perched on a trail on the Prarion mountain on over a hectare of forest, with views across the pine treetops towards the Chaine D'Aravis mountain range. Surrounded by woodland and often by snow, it's reached via a spectacular tarmac road from St Gervais town center.

    We love the traditional wood and stonework of the exterior, as well as the cosy interiors. Old world wood and furs, stoves and bathtubs have been given a quirky modern spin, while retaining their romantic charm. The cabin has two bedrooms, one in the former hayloft with a free-standing copper bath, and the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom on the ground floor. There's also a wood-fired hot tub, perfect for romantic winter evenings. 

    A member of staff who is also a chef is located on site in a separate building to provide flexi catering on demand, to keep the hot tub bubbling, and to provide transport. Simple and elegantly presented home-cooked food includes mountain classics - tartiflette, raclette & fondue, spicy fusion dishes and heart-warming casseroles, together with a starter and a dessert. Good quality French wine is provided with dinner along, with plenty of interesting stories!  

    A really exceptional and romantic cabin rental in France.

    ST. GERVAIS ALPINE WONDERLAND

    St Gervais is a lovely Alpine village retaining plenty of traditional charm. Although it is best known for its winter sports and has been a popular holiday destination since the 1900s, it is bustling without being a crowded resort. A melting pot of cuisine, the town features the Michelin Starred Serac and the Taniere.

    There are 450 km of ski pistes close by. The property is located about 4km from the Le Bettex - St. Gervais ski lift, which takes about 10 minutes to reach. It's a caterpillar ride (ask the guardian) or a hike to the Les Houches area behind the chalet; weather permitting, you can ski home. The St Gervais 'domaine skiable' links in with Megeve, world-famous for its French chic. Chamonix is less than half an hour distant. 

    The area is also a great destination for summer sports like mountain biking, climbing, hiking, paragliding, lake swimming and rafting. Saint-Gervais-Les-Bains is named after its world-famous thermal spas - where guests can spend evenings soaking in a series of mineral baths and spas for about 21 euros (for three hours). They are also a lovely daytime option for non-skiers.

     

    LOCATION

    Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France. Nearest airport: Geneva (1hr by car).

     

    BEST TIME TO VISIT

    Winter for skiing, but all year round for a myriad of mountain experiences.


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    Amenities

    Here’s what you can expect during your stay:

    • Kitchen
      Kitchen
      Fully equipped
    • Wifi
      Internet
      Intermittent internet in the cabin, though 3G works perfectly well.
    • Tv
      TV
      With film library
    • Heater
      Heating
      Underfloor and bio-ethanol fireplace in the master bedroom suite, a revolving wood-burning stove and additional heating, including underfloor heating throughout the ground floor.
    • Fireplace
      Indoor Fireplace
      Bio-ethanol fireplace in the master bedroom suite, a revolving wood-burning stove
    • HotTub
      Hot Tub
      Wood-fired

    How long would you like to stay?

    Minimum 2 nights



    Location

    Discover more about where you’ll be staying.

    Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, FR

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