Le Chatox, 223 Hameau des grangette. Le Grand Pres, Le Chatelard - Le Châtelard
The alpine chatox chalet - Ski Chalet in Savoie - discount price is for couples and families of four or less, just ask! A self catered luxury cottage in the Savoie area of France near lake Annecy for low-cost skiing and alpine summer holidays superb and all this less than one hour's drive from Geneva airport - The chatox, is Situated on a hillside on the outskirts of the town of Le Chatelard in the heart of the Bauges regional park. It enjoys superb views through the valley Reviews towards the mountains and is a 30 minute drive from the beautiful and picturesque towns of Annecy and Aix-Les Bains. We would like to share with you this little Explored share of France, an area we think is a hidden gem!
Le Chatelard is perched on the side of a valley and is easily reachable by road but still remains unspoilt and has some charm with old store fronts and little alleys leading up towards the church. It is a quiet, friendly town with a 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 the Bauges mountains meaning 'the wallows', an area of outstanding natural beauty, heritage and tradition and It makes a great base to explore a wide-range of outdoor activities.
This is a great location for summer and winter activities. We have two E bikes for rental. Table Tennis in the garage and tennis equipment. The walking trails are magnificent in the mountains and we have many guide books and recommendations from guests. The lakes are nearby for swimming and sunbathing. The garden or balconies are perfect for a glass of wine and a book!
This delightful cottage comfortably accommodates 8 people.. Currently TV is English channels only. We-have a DVD player, Ipod player, games cupboard, guitar if needed (please ask) and book case. WIFI Throughout The cottage. Two well equipped bathrooms: upstairs and downstairs. 4 bedrooms. One double, 3 twin. Two with access to private balcony.. The cellar / parking can be used for storage of bikes and ski equipment. We-have for summer tennis rackets, badminton garden and beach ball. We-have a perfect pitch balls in front of the house with gravel. We-have for wet play a brand new competition table tennis table and darts. The huge terrace balcony acts as the additional dining room for alfresco dining in summer!
If you are looking for a 4-bedroom comfortable, well-equipped 'home from home' in an untouristy area of France (but only a 40-minute drive to the beautiful Annecy) then you don't need to look at any further. Le Chatox is a lovely chalet with plenty of room for us (a family of 5). It was spotlessly clean on arrival and everything is in excellent working order. We appreciated the garage with table tennis and darts, the very comfortable beds, having an upstairs and downstairs bathroom and being able to sit out on the balcony and look at the lovely view. The chalet has a few guest books which contain excellent suggestions for places to visit and the inhabitants of the village, Le Chatelard, are very friendly (many are artists who have their studios in the village). There is so much to see and do; we left very reluctantly after a week - we wished we could have stayed for longer! The weather was extremely warm during our stay and we would have appreciated a few electric fans to make sleeping a little easier (we closed the windows and shutters during the day but it was still very hot!). The communication with Paul and Wendy was extremely efficient and pleasant.
Bexley, United Kingdom
It is difficult to believe that there is a more perfect place from which to enjoy the delights of Les Bauges
Le Chatox is a beautifully appointed family home from which enjoy a beautiful and relaxing part of France. Access to skiing, cycling, walking or sightseeing in an uncrowded environment is unparalleled and at the end of the day being able to relax in the luxury of Le Chatox makes it the perfect holiday location.
Uk, United Kingdom
Fantastic accommodation in an amazing location in the Rhone-Alps
Just returned from an amazing stay at Le Chatox chalet. We have stayed all over France over the last 15 years but nothing comes close to the quality and location of "Le Chatox". The chalet is spacious and extremely comfortable with everything to make it a home from home which the owners Paul and Wendy are very keen to provide. An additional benefit is the large garage underneath the property otherwise known as the "cave" which provides ample storage space for bikes etc, but there is also a full size table tennis table and dart board which provided hours of very competitive family entertainment. The help and advice Paul and Wendy provided prior to the holiday was excellent and they genuinely want their guests to enjoy their stay. You are provided with a very informative "Le Chatox pack" prior to departure which provides all the information you require about the property and the local area. Paul and Wendy are keen cyclists and there are numerous maps and suggested rides in the chalet. My favourite ride was Paul's breakfast ride which is a 16 km ride with numerous hairpin bends with fantastic views. Top quality e-bikes are also available to hire from Paul and Wendy and are highly recommended for less serious cyclists and are also extremely useful for a quick morning trip into the local charming village (Le Chatelard) for the bread and croissant breakfast run ! The local area is stunning with numerous activities and places to visit. Lake Annecy is obviously the biggest attraction and the old town is great for wandering around with great selection of restaurants etc. and we would definitely recommend hiring a small self drive motorboat on the lake. The cycle ride around Lake Annecy is another must do as it is mostly flat and nearly all on a purpose built cycleway, mountains one side and the lake on the other, fantastic ride ! There are a number of lakeside beaches at Lake Annecy which provide access to the crystal clear waters that are wonderful to swim in. We visited a number of them but our favourites were at Talloires (small fee payable but lots of facilities including a diving board and pontoons), Sevrier and Doussard. We also visited Chatillon on Lake Bourget which is a very scenic drive from Le Chatox where we had a lovely meal at La Plage restaurant overlooking the lake. We also visited Aillions-Margeriaz which is the local ski resort in winter but in summer you can use the ski lifts to get to the top of the mountain for spectacular views. There is also a heated outdoor swimming pool at Allions which was great value and very clean. There is also a local swimming lake at Lescheraines which is about 10 mins drive from Le Chatox and has a lakeside beach and tennis courts for hire with a excellent lakeside bar and restaurant. Our teenage children also really enjoyed the canyoning which can booked through Terres d'Altitude who have an office in Le Chatelard. I cannot recommend this property enough and we will definitely return. Thank you Paul and Wendy for a fantastic and memorable holiday. We have been well and truly Chatoxed !