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Torrent House, Vallorcine

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5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
5 nights minimum
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Vallorcine is the 'hidden gem' of the Chamonix area. Unlike Chamonix, it is not a substantial tourist town. It is a mountain village in its own valley where the cow bells can still be heard in the summer. However, it benefits from a modern high-speed ski lift into the Le Tour/La Balme ski area which also runs in the summer for the benefit of walkers and mountain bikers. That lift is less than 5 minutes' walk from Maison du Torrent (even in ski boots!). Vallorcine is a year-round destination. Chamonix is well known for its skiing, but it is also a stunning place in the summer for walking, climbing, swimming, mountain biking and so on. Vallorcine is also within easy reach of the other Chamonix ski areas on the regular, efficient and picturesque train service, which stops at Argentier...Vallorcine is the 'hidden gem' of the Chamonix area. Unlike Chamonix, it is not a substantial tourist town. It is a mountain village in its own valley where the cow bells can still be heard in the summer. However, it benefits from a modern high-speed ski lift into the Le Tour/La Balme ski area which also runs in the summer for the benefit of walkers and mountain bikers. That lift is less than 5 minutes' walk from Maison du Torrent (even in ski boots!). Vallorcine is a year-round destination. Chamonix is well known for its skiing, but it is also a stunning place in the summer for walking, climbing, swimming, mountain biking and so on. Vallorcine is also within easy reach of the other Chamonix ski areas on the regular, efficient and picturesque train service, which stops at Argentiere, Les Praz and Chamonix itself for the Grands Montets, Flegere and Brevent respectively - along with the bright lights of Chamonix itself. For those with young families, the Vallorcine valley also contains beginners skiing behind the Hotel du Buet in the Poya ski area. There are a number of great places to eat in the Vallorcine valley including Le Cafe Comptoir, la Ferme des Trois Ours, the Hotel Le Buet, the Gite Bellevue and the Arret Bougnete. There is also a super village shop 200 metres from the house from which you can buy your freshly baked croissants every day. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 2 Full baths
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About the Owner
James F
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:91%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:October 2011
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

We stayed here for a week in June (x2 small families on holiday together). The house is very spacious and extremely well equipped, particularly for young children. There are cots, high chairs, a walking backpack to carry a baby in, a buggy and everything else...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Robz_UK
Reviewed March 9, 2015

I travelled with friends staying for a week and had it easy because I arrived after the other. Maison du Torrent is wonderful family house that has been tastefully renovated and it is very homely , warm and spacious with all the accommodation facilities you...More

Date of stay: January 2015
Thank Patrick G
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Reviewed January 18, 2015

Maison du Torrent is a beautifully renovated, spacious old French house in a quiet, traditional village yet close to everything you might need on a ski holiday. I spent a few days there with friends and it was very warm and comfortable. We could use...More

Date of stay: January 2015
Thank Ellie D
Reviewed July 20, 2014

Maison du Torrent was really a home away from home. The chalet was very comfortable and clean and included features like underfloor heating on the ground floor, which was much appreciated after a long day skiing. The downstairs drying room was useful so you could...More

Date of stay: December 2012
Thank FranBen86
Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is a fantastic property within the quiet village if Vallorcine. The Villa has a great layout particularly for a reasonably large group of skiing enthusiasts as me and my family are. At the entrance to the villa there is a comfortable room with underfloor...More

Date of stay: December 2013
Thank Benoire1x
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Microwave
Parking
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Tennis Court
Stereo System
Stove
Telephone
Toaster
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
Fantastic Chamonix
Getting around
It is possible to visit Vallorcine without a car but we think you will find life easier with one. The Mont Blanc Express (quite leisurely in fact) serves all the villages down to Chamonix in one direction and into Switzerland in the other direction. It’s a convenient and picturesque way to travel. There are regular buses between Le Tour and Chamonix (and beyond) but buses to Vallorcine are less common.
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