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La Baume near Morzine, French Alps

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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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Listing #HL5042
About the Owner
Peter G
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2005
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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Reviewed 14 January 2017

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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Reviewed 23 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
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
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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Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
Bedrooms
    3 Fulls
    4 Twins
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Fees
  • Heating (up to one week) : AU$225 / stay - Fee
  • Hot water ( up to one week): AU$90 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: AU$180 / stay - Deposit
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 neighbourhood
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: 50.0 km
Railway: Thonon Les Bains: 20.0 km
Ferry: Calais: 800.0 km
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: 20.0 km.
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