Chalet Les Vigneaux - description
Situated on the edge of Écrins National Park offering easy access to the top rated family ski resort of Puy St Vincent, and the vast Grande Serre Chevalier in sunny Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. Ideal for exploring the best ski resorts in the Southern Alps in the winter, and for climbing, cycling, kayaking, walking in the summer.
* 8 BEDROOMS ON THREE FLOORS - NO SOFA BEDS!
* LARGE BAR ROOM IN THE BASEMENT AWAY FROM THE EARLY TO BED.
* 360 DEGREE VIEWS OF MOUNTAINS AND GLACIER FROM THE SUNNY BALCONIES
* MODERN FACILITIES - UNLIMITED WI-FI, 7 TV'S WITH UK SATELLITE, 4 HI-FI'S, 2 COMPUTERS
* FULLY UK EQUIPPED KITCHEN WITH AMERICAN FRIDGE, GAS AND ELECTRIC OVENS
* LOG FIRE IN COMFORTABLE LOUNGE WITH FLAT SCREEN HDTV / LARGE WOOD DINING TABLE FOR 16
* CHILDREN'S FACILITIES - COTS, TODDLER BED, HIGHCHAIRS, TOYS, GAMES AND BOOKS ALL SUPPLIED
* PARKING RIGHT BY THE FRONT DOOR AND EASY SKI STORAGE
* NO EXTRA FEES - LINENS, TOWELS, UTILITIES, LOGS, LOCAL TAXES, AND CLEANING AT THE END, ALL INCLUDED
* UNCROWDED PISTES AND GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY!
Chalet Les Vigneaux is perfect for one or more families to share or for a large group with plenty of space inside and out to relax in after your wonderful days out in the mountains.
Puy Saint Vincent is a renowned, but virtually unknown resort offering with 75km of pistes, an excellent snow record and 300 days of sunshine a year, just a seven minute drive from the chalet, with easy parking right on the slopes, whilst the Serre Chevalier lifts can be reached in around twelve minutes. The small 'secret' resort of Pelvoux is at the end of the Valley, also just twelve minutes away and is perfect for beginners with free nursery runs, and also with parking right by the slopes, so no walking with skis!
Also within easy reach are the resorts of Montgenèvre, Claviere & Sestriere in the Italian Milky Way, Risoul / Var, and La Grave. A weeks adult ski pass at Puy St Vincent is just €150 and gives you a day in each of the above resorts, plus a day in Alpe d'Huez and Les 2 Alpes! - The best value skiing around!
All the local ski resorts have English and English speaking ski instructors, creche facilities, and a wide choice of ski hire outlets (right on the slopes). Discounted ski hire deals are provided.
Off the slopes you will find dedicated Toboggon and Sledging areas at Puy St Vincent and Pelvoux and free ice skating, whilst Briançon offers indoor ice skating in the ice hockey arena used by the famous 'Diables Rouges' team. The sports centre here also has a great swimming pool centre with slides, or for a more relaxing apres-ski soak try the renowned baths and spa at 'Les Grands Bains du Monêtier' in Serre Chevalier.
If you seek at little more adventure the comprehensive guide book at the chalet has all the details for skidoo hire, ski parapente, husky rides, ice climbing and even ice driving!
The small town of L'Argentiere la Bessée is less than 1km from the chalet with supermarkets, bars, and restuarants and everything needed for a weeks holiday.
Briançon, the highest (and 300 days a year!) sunniest town in Europe is just over 10 mins away with large supermarkets, casino, a beautiful Unesco Heritage old town, and an abundance of restuarants from simple mountain fayre to Michelin star establishments, full details of which are provided in our comprehensive guide book.
The chalet can sleep up to sixteen adults in its eight bedrooms. All sleeping is on beds - There are no sofa beds here!
The chalet can sleep up to sixteen adults in its eight bedrooms. For family groups with younger children the chalet can accommodate up to eighteen.
Private parking for three cars right by the front door. Opens to a large hallway from with an open-plan kitchen, dining area, utility room and access to the apartment / 4th en-suite bedroom to the right. W.C, door to basement and arch into the lounge / dining area.
Kitchen - Window to the south. Large American style fridge freezer with water / ice on tap. Breakfast bar, double sink, dishwasher, large gas stove and oven, separate electric combi oven, additional microwave. Two double toasters, kettle, Senseo coffee machine. Fully equipped with cutlery, crockery, glasses etc. PC with internet access, massive 60GB iTunes Library, connected to Hi-Fi with UK Radio via satellite, MP3 / iPod input, speakers in Kitchen and Living Room. Second access to Lounge / Dining area.
Utility Room - Shelves offering storage, washing machine, tumble dryer and second freezer.
Breakfast Area - Adjacent to kitchen across hallway from front door. Kitchen table with bench and four chairs. Ideal for casual breakfast and feeding children. TV with UK Sat channels. Highchairs available. Coat hooks and shoe rack.Door to apartment / 4th bedroom and Utility Room.
Lounge / Dining Area - Large open plan space, the width of the entire chalet with three sets of double french doors which lead on to a wide wooden balcony, with picnic table and chairs which wraps the house facing south and west, giving views of Pelvoux glacier and the surrounding valley. The L-shaped open plan lounge / dining area has a large wooden dining table for 16+. Lounge area has large working fireplace, three large sofas and an armchair. LCD HD TV with Sky box, UK & French digital channels, Blue-Ray / DVD player. Media player with massive library of over 200 classic and recent films in all genres, including all Disney films. Polished solid wooden floor with rugs. Solid wooden staircase up to gallery style hallway to top floor.
Self Contained Attached Apartment / 4th double Bedroom (Bed 6) - Small self contained apartment. Access either from the breakfast area, or French doors to front of chalet, private parking. Kitchenette with sink, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, two ring hob. Double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables. CD/Radio Stereo with MP3 / iPod input.TV with DVD and Sky box UK & French channels. WIFI. Independent electric heating to main house. Sliding door to shower room with cubical shower, small sink and toilet, and heated electric towel rail.
Upper Floor Hall - Open hall with wooden floors and staircase and stacked bookshelf with reading for all tastes. Door to five bedrooms, bathroom, and separate toilet.
Bedroom 1 - King size double bed, dressing table, two built in wardrobes, one narrow full length built in wardrobe. Chest of drawers and French doors to gorgeous small balcony looking south. Perfect for morning coffee or catching the last of the day's sunshine with a book. Small flat screen TV with UK Sky box and CD Stereo with MP3 / iPod input. English and French plug sockets.
Bedroom 2 -Standard double bed, cot, changing table, desk, wardrobe, chest of drawers, south facing window. Additional travel cot, if required.
Bedroom 3 - Two single beds, large built in wardrobe, Velux window with blackout blind.
Bedroom 4 -One single sleigh bed, one toddler bed, small wardrobe, Velux window with blackout blind.
Bedroom 5 -Bunk bed for two plus single with a truckle bed underneath (sleeps four).
Large family bathroom -Jack and Jill double sinks, Shower, Bath, Velux window. Storage, drawers. Supplied with towels, flannels, bath and shower mats. Separate Toilet
Basement Hall - Door from kitchen hallway on middle floor leading to oak covered staircase which opens up to 3.5m high ceilings into basement hallway. Hallway in basement has a window and under stair mini gym, door to Shower room, Bedroom 7, Bedroom 8, and open archway to bar and recreation area. Independent electric heating in each room.
Bedroom 7 - Large bedroom with King Size double bed, window with magnificent views to the west and lower large sunny terrace. Dressing table, wardrobe, chest of drawers, TV with English and French channels.
Bedroom 8 - Two single beds. Wardrobe, window with views to the west and lower large sunny terrace.
Shower Room -Large shower, fully tiled room with sink and toilet.
Bar Area -Large open plan room with carved wooden bar, bar stools, fridge and fully equipped with glasses and bar accessories. A dart board and an acoustic guitar adorn the walls along with with vintage ski's, skiing photographs and all the local piste maps. Two large three seater leather sofas, with coffee table. Wooden fitted desk at far end. PC with Internet and massive 60GB iTunes library connected to Hi-Fi at bar. CD player and MP3 / iPod input. Speakers inside and outside to garden. Bar also has large TV with sky box (UK channels), DVD player. Nintendo Wii games consule. Access to boiler and electrics room. At the other end there is a ski storage area, coat rack, and double glass doors with shutters leading out to the garden and sunny terrace, BBQ, outdoor table and benches.
Exterior - South facing garden with large outside table, bench and seating for 12 under canopy. Partly slate and decked area leads onto artificial grass garden 5mX4m and swings and slide play area. Small sandpit and wendy house. Large open sunny terrace with picnic table. Concrete stairway giving access up to the front of the house and parking. Private parking for three cars on the gravel driveway.
A child friendly environment that is also perfect for adult entertaining!
GETTING TO LES VIGNEAUX
The nearest major airport is Turin in Italy situated approximately one and a half hours / two hours drive away.
The nearest French airport is at Grenoble and is approximately two and a quarter hours drive from the airport to the chalet. Whilst the airports at Marseille and Lyon can be easily reached in under three hours by motorway / autoroute.
British Airways fly daily to Turin from London Gatwick from £40 each way. BA also fly to Lyon & Marseille.
Easyjet has just announced a new winter weekend route from Gatwick to Turin, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Easyjet also fly to Grenoble, Lyon and Marseille.
Ryanair offer flights to Grenoble, Lyon and Marseille from Stanstead, and also to Cuneo from Dublin.
The train station in L'Argentiere la Bessée less than 1km away runs services to Briançon, Gap and Valance, and also has an overnight service to Paris. There are connections at Paris to Lille, Calais and the Eurostar to the UK.
Les Vigneaux is approximately 660 miles from Calais and can be reached by car in around 10 hours.
15 minutes from St Crepin airport which services the huge Gliding Community who choose the Hautes Alpes for their sport with stunning views.
In the summer the area offers every alpine adventure possible!
Via Ferrata - The nearest Via Ferrata is visible from the property and just a few hundred metres away where there is also a zip line across the Durance gorge.
Climbing - Some of the most popular and famous climbing areas such as Ailefroide and Freissinières are just a few km's away.
Rafting and Kayaking - The chalet is just above the point where the Durance and Gyronde rivers meet, and only a kilometre from L’Argentière la Bessée where the European Championships are held.
Canyoning - Fournel, Tramouillon, Eychauda & Pra Reboul Canyon's all within a few km's.
Mountain Biking / VTT - Tracks and parks throughout the Vallouise valley for professionals and children alike.
Road Biking - The Hautes-Alpes department offers the most incredible selection of road biking for the real enthusiast. This area has many of the most celebrated climbs and descents in road biking history.
LE TOUR DE FRANCE 2014 - SATURDAY, JULY 19TH - STAGE 14 - From Grenoble to Risoul. Over the Col du Lautaret, passing through Briancon, then the Col d'Izoard, down to Guillestre, and up to Risoul. See the race at Briancon, or the finishing stage from Guillestre to Risoul both just 10 minutes away from the chalet! (Contact us for special rental periods and rates).
Family Activities - Adventure Parcs, Horse Riding, Paragliding, Quad Biking, Summer Tobboggan, Lakes with beaches and pedalos, Indoor and outdoor swimming pools with slides, and even year round Ice Skating. No one gets bored here!
Payment accepted in £ or Euro by bank transfer. Credit card payments also possible.
To secure the booking, we require 25% of the total booking cost, with the remainder due one month before arrival. There is a £100 security deposit but no additional charges.
Cleaning at the end of your stay is included in the rental rate.
Towels and Bed Linens are included in the rental rate.