1 Bedroom Traditional Alpine Chalet in France, Rhone Alps, Sainte Foy Tarentaise
The Bubble House is a charming, ancient stone-built cottage in the French Alps. It has been entirely re-decorated and furnished with a delightful mix of the traditional and modern to make a cosy, romantic hideaway.
If youre a couple looking for the perfect mountain retreat, the Bubble House is for you. Its a traditionally built Alpine chalet in a tranquil mountain hamlet designed just for two - a welcome change from the identikit shoebox-sized studios couples are usually forced to choose. The state-of-the-art appliances in the ground floor kitchen/diner are coupled with clean white walls set off by the ancient timbered ceiling, oak door and tiled floor. The full length tub in the spacious bathroom is perfect for soaking away aches and pains at the end of the day. Dry off with a huge white towel and wrap yourself in a fluffy bathrobe before heading upstairs to curl up on the cushion-strewn leather sofa in front of the roaring log fire in the cosy lounge. Wake up to the stunning mountain views from the mezzanine sleeping platform before heading off for an active day skiing or snowboarding in winter, or mountain biking or hiking in summer.
We are in one of the most easterly and spectacularly beautiful parts of France, in the Alps right up against the Italian border. In the winter, the powder paradise of Sainte Foy ski resort is just 3kms away and is served by a free shuttle bus, or there's free parking if you prefer to drive. Val d'Isere, Tignes, Les Arcs and La Rosiere are all less than 25 minutes drive so there's plenty of choice of ski terrain for all ability levels and tastes. You can start walks and cycle rides from the house in the summer. You can also visit the nearby Vanoise National Park for its outstanding flora and fauna (Golden Eagles, marmottes, bouquetin and chamois are regularly spotted). Or why not take a picnic to the charming listed village of Le Monal, a picturesque, restored traditional Alpine farming hamlet.
We're an easy drive from the channel ports. Our nearest railway station is Bourg St Maurice, which is served by a direct Eurostar service in winter. In winter and summer you can take the regular Eurostar service to Paris or Lille and change to a French railways train. Our nearest airports are all served by the low-cost and regular airlines.
Nearest Train Station:
Bourg St Maurice 15kms
Nearest Bus Stop:
Maisons Dessous 200m
Auberge sur la Montagne, 1 km
Sainte Foy resort or village, 3kms
Sainte Foy resort or village, 3kms
The Bubble House is a non-smoking house and we regret that we are unable to accept pets.
The raised wooden deck to the side of the house and the terrace behind the house both offer breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains. It's the ideal spot for a sundowner, or barbecue in warmer weather. As the village is vehicle free you're sure of not being disturbed by passing traffic. There's free parking just at the entrance to the village about 50m from the Bubble House.
Conditions of Rental
Normal changeover day is Saturday but we're usually able to be flexible if that doesn't suit you. We ask for a 25% deposit at the time of booking and the balance 8 weeks before your arrival. We accept credit cards and bank transfers.
- Village / Rural
- Sports & activity
- DVD player
- Linen provided
- Log Fire
- Courses Available
- Golf within 30km
- Horse Riding
- Babysitting available
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Short breaks available