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La Baume near Morzine, French Alps

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View of the house and front garden
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Very good
7 reviews
View of the house and front garden
Front view of the house in summer
View of house from the front
View of house and farm track
View of house and access road
The house in february snow
The valley and hamlet -- house is on the right
The valley in mist
House and garden from above (centre of picture)
House and Garden --elevated view
The fully equipped modern fitted kitchen
Kitchen close up
View through kitchen of snow covered garden
The sitting room upstairs
The sitting room from other side
The sitting room again
The upstairs bathroom
The large triple bedroom
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Overview
Farmhouse -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
La Baume, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
This traditional alpine farmhouse is surrounded by beautiful mountains and magnificent scenery. It has been extended and modernised to provide basic but comfortable accommodation in a very peaceful setting. The location is rural amongst working farms with views across the valley and mountain walks on the doorstep. The quiet location is ideal for families with children, or for adults/couples seeking peace and tranquility.

There is easy access to the beaches of Lac Leman and the various sporting facilities in Morzine and The Dranse Valley. For winter skiing, there is access to 600 kilometres of pistes in the Portes du Soleil area and some smaller local ski resorts. It takes about 15-20 minutes to drive to the main ski lifts.

The large kitchen has modern fitted cupboards, tiled worktops, gas hob with cooker hood, electric built in fan ove...
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About the Owner, Peter G
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 5 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2005
Overall rating: 4.4 / 5.0
Based on 12 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
We are not resident locally but can be contacted if necessary through Trip Advisor to answer any questions you may have before booking. Detailed directions will be provided to enable you to find the property and the door keys. This will include our personal contact details and those of our caretaker in case of problems. Some tourist information on local places to visit is kept in one of the drawers in the dresser in the kitchen..

Guests need to take their own sheets, duvet covers, pillow cases and towells.
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Very good - based on 7 reviews
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Reviewed February 28, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
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Reviewed January 14, 2017 for a stay in December 2016
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Excellent accommodation, beautiful peaceful setting.The owner was extremely helpful before our visit,and even called us during our stay to check that all was well.Easy access to Thonon and Evian,also Ski slopes. Would definitely book again.

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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed August 22, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Good enough chalet in very nice surroundings in typical French hamlet. Needs bigger beds to accommodate most guests, though. Rooms are adequate but sparsely furnished.

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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
We feel that the house is best suited to families with children. There are no specific house rules but we do ask that all guests take care of the property, fixtures, fittings and...
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 4 nights
$122
£90
$135
£100
$643
£475
Sep 1, 2017 -
Sep 30, 2017
September 2017
3 nights
$102
£75
$115
£85
$569
£420
Oct 1, 2017 -
Oct 20, 2017
October 2017
3 nights
$95
£70
$108
£80
$508
£375
Oct 21, 2017 -
Oct 29, 2017
October half term
4 nights
$115
£85
$129
£95
$596
£440
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Fees
  • Heating (up to one week) : $169 / stay - Fee
  • Hot water ( up to one week): $68 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Prices shown are averages across the whole month -- hence individual weeks may be lower or higher depending on the usual demand for that particular week. Discounts may be offered for bookings of 2 or more weeks and possibly for smaller parties.Larger parties above 6 guest may be subject to an additional charge. There are additional costs for electricity and heating oil dependent on usage -- these are typically about £25 per week in summer and about £150 per week in winter. As we are not resident nearby, guests need to provide their own sheets, pillow cases and towells.
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About the neighborhood
The Portes du Soleil (doors of the sun) is an area of mountains in France and Switzerland just south of Lac Leman (Lake Geneva). The house is within this region and is located in a small hamlet just above the village of La Baume. It is situated overlooking the valley of the river Dranse which runs from the Haute Savoie mountains into Lac Leman.

The house faces south-east into the valley and gets the morning sun. Its altitude is approx. 800 metres above sea level and local mountains are typically 1800 to 2000 metres high. There are interesting places to vist nearby, including the Gorge du Pont de Diable at Le Jotty, a medieval abbey at St Jean D'Aulps, and the incredible mountain setting of Lac du Montriond. There are many local walks or alternatively you can just relax and enjoy th...
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Getting around
You really do need a car as the location is very rural, though not really isolated. There are no shops in the village so you to drive for basic shopping, though it is possible to walk/run the 3km across the valley to Le Biot (it is double the distance by road). A car is essential to make the most of your visit to this outstandingly beautiful area.
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Geneva: 31.1 mi
Railway: Thonon Les Bains: 12.4 mi
Ferry: Calais: 497.1 mi
Fly to Geneva (e.g. with British Airways, Easyjet etc.), then I hour by car -- good car hire facilities in Geneva airport, cheaper on french side of airport. Try Airline Network, Car Hire 3000 or maybe Expedia. Alternatively, take the ferry, seacat or eurotunnel to Calais, then 8 or 9 hours by car via A26 to Dijon and across the Jura mountains to Geneva, then take N5 to Thonon Les Bains and D902 towards Morzine -- La Baume is approximately two thirds of the way from Thonon to Morzine.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 12.4 mi.
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