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La Bonne Vie

26 reviews
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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La Bonne Vie - 'The Good Life' describes perfectly the experience of your holiday at our chalet in the heart of the Massif des Bauges Regional Park. Les Bauges is an area of unspoilt and natural beauty, perfect for walking, cycling and skiing, with up to 5 local ski resorts offering low cost skiing to families, beginners and intermediate skiers. It is the perfect place for anyone looking for a holiday away from the crowds, traditional villages, outstanding scenery, markets, crafts, relaxation and active adventure pursuits for all the family. We are situated only an hour's drive from Geneva airport. Summer time offers a wonderful choice of activities including mountain walks to suit all levels, cycle heaven – both mountain and road, horse riding, canyoning, swimming, hiking, climbing, ...La Bonne Vie - 'The Good Life' describes perfectly the experience of your holiday at our chalet in the heart of the Massif des Bauges Regional Park. Les Bauges is an area of unspoilt and natural beauty, perfect for walking, cycling and skiing, with up to 5 local ski resorts offering low cost skiing to families, beginners and intermediate skiers. It is the perfect place for anyone looking for a holiday away from the crowds, traditional villages, outstanding scenery, markets, crafts, relaxation and active adventure pursuits for all the family. We are situated only an hour's drive from Geneva airport. Summer time offers a wonderful choice of activities including mountain walks to suit all levels, cycle heaven – both mountain and road, horse riding, canyoning, swimming, hiking, climbing, via ferrata, fishing, horse riding, lake swimming, hiking with donkeys and paragliding. If you wish to leave the mountains then there are 4 towns all about 30 minutes drive away. The medieval town of Annecy with its beautiful lake, beaches, shopping and restaurants, Chambery the historical capital of the Savoie with its beautiful architecture, good food and wine from the many vineyards in the area. Aix les Bains, the beautiful thermal spa town with its thermal bath treatments and Lac Bourget for swimming, sailing, fishing, water skiing or a cruise. Finally Albertville, the town of art and history with its medieval village of Conflans, well worth a visit. A day trip to Mont Blanc is also worth considering and many of our guests have taken the cable car to Aiguille du Midi to see the breathtaking views of the Alps or the scenic cog railway to Montenvers to see the most famous glacier in France, the Mer de Glace. In the winter, Les Massif des Bauges has some pretty tree lined ski resorts frequented by the local villagers and those in the know, that's you! Les Aillons and Margeriaz are prime examples offering 43km of piste, great off piste skiing, lunch on the slopes at the friendly Le Bergerie. If skiing not your thing then try snowshoe walking or dog-sledding. Another ski resort, Le Revard is the base for the French national Nordic ski team and offers 240km of trials and routes. Our chalet is a spacious 3 bedroomed, 2 bathroom, open plan chalet, sleeping 6. The interior is contemporary in design with a wood burning stove, spacious open plan dining and lounge area with a terrace and sunny balcony offering stunning and ever changing views of Mount Colombier and the valley below. If you want the Good Life, come and discover La Bonne Vie in the real Alps any time of the year. Free WiFi via ADSL (12mB) Satellite TV with all the free UK channels. Linen and cleaning included. Logs for the wood burning stove are included. Discounts for 2 week bookings in low season. Discounts for couples. Hand towel and tea towels provided. Bath towels can be provided at £2.50 each.More
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About the Owner
Ian M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2011
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

The house is great with all you need. Stunning views from the balcony. There is lots to do and see within easy reach.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank BackPacker794363
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Owner great to deal with. Good communication. Property clean and Modern and well appointed. Would recommend. Good location for walking, Proximity to Ski resorts, Supermarket, Aix-Les-Bains and Annecy.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Andrew T
Management response:Responded September 3, 2018

Hi Andy & Helen. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your review. We hope to hear from you again. Kind regards, Ian & Katie

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Reviewed August 14, 2018

A great location for walking in the mountains with a huge range of marked trails. Also a popular location for cyclists. Very well equipped chalet with great views balcony and patio for outside dining. Nice local restaurant servicing pizza as well as a wide range...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Travel801278
Reviewed August 13, 2018

My wife and I spent the better part of three months living in La Bonne Vie. As others have written, it is a very well presented chalet with everything that one can need in a vacation home. It is a warm and inviting place to...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank beethoven1812
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Our first stay in Le Chatelard, and both village and chalet couldn't have been better, quiet but not remote. La Bonne Vie is just immaculate; extremely well equipped, beautifully furnished, and just made our holiday. Memories of sitting on the balcony in the evening will...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank sarahperkins1973
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
House Swap
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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On the ground level is a double length garage and mezzanine with washing machine, tumble dryer and plenty of storage space for sports equipment, boots, bikes and skis (racks provided). Free Wifi via ADSL (12MB). Fresh linen and bedding are provided. Hand & tea towels provided. Bath towels available for a small additional charge. Cleaning at the end of your stay is included. No smoking or pets please.
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About the neighborhood
Le Chatelard is perched on the side of a valley and is easily accessible by road but still remains unspoilt and retains a certain charm with its old store fronts and little alleys leading up towards the church. It is a quiet, friendly village with a good size Carrefour supermarket, bakery, bar and hotel/restaurant, tourist information, bank and post office and a local food market every Friday morning. It is at the heart of Les Bauges mountains, an area of outstanding natural beauty, heritage and tradition and it makes a great base to explore a wide range of outdoor activities or to simply relax. We would like to share with you this little explored part of France, an area we think is a hidden gem! Winter Ski Aillons-Margeriaz is only 20 minutes drive from La Bonne Vie and opens the week...
How to get there
We have found that Easyjet to Geneva and hiring a car from the Swiss side is the most economical way of getting here. Our chalet is only 1 hour from Geneva airport. Depending on the time of year and the number of people, going by ferry and driving from Calais can work out cheaper. It takes around 9 hours allowing for comfort breaks. Flying to Grenoble or Lyon are also options worth considering.
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