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Summer exterior
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The cosy lounge
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The spacious bathroom
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The sleeping platform
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Winter exterior
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Winter view
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The cosy dining area
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The kitchen/diner
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Summer view
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Off-piste skiing
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Sainte Foy resort
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Local area in summer
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The Bubble House


Sainte Foy Tarentaise, Rhone Alps,


  One-off feature  
  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.  
  Property Info  
  Accommodation Type: Chalet / Lodge  
  Property Setting: Mountainous / Village / Rural  
  Holiday Type: Relaxing / Sports & activity  
  Bedrooms: 1  
  Guests: 2  
  Catering: self-catering  
  General Info  
  If you’re a couple looking for the perfect mountain retreat, the Bubble House is for you. It’s 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.  
  Details on the area surrounding the property/accommodation  
  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.  
  Getting there & away/local amenities  
  Getting There: 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 airports: Chambery 125kms  
  Nearest train station: Bourg St Maurice 15kms  
  Nearest ferry terminal: Calais 970kms  
  Nearest bus stop: Maisons Dessous 200m  
  Car Hire: Advised  
  Nearest restaurant: Auberge sur la Montagne, 1 km  
  Nearest beach: N/A  
  Nearest shop: Sainte Foy resort or village, 3kms  
  Nearest market: Sainte Foy resort or village, 3kms  
  More info Enquiry info
  Name Sue MacInnes
  Contact Phone No. 0033479069583
  Accommodation details
  Activities Nearby Birdwatching / Canoeing / Climbing / Courses Available / Cycling / Fishing / Flying / Golf within 30km / Horse Riding / Skiing / Tennis / Therapies / Walking / Watersports  
  Interior Facilities Dishwasher / DVD player / Linen provided / Log Fire / Television  
  Interior Details The Bubble House is a non-smoking house and we regret that we are unable to accept pets.  
  Exterior Facilities BBQ / Parking / Terrace  
  Exterior Details 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
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.  
  Other Information Babysitting available / Ideal for honeymoons / Short breaks available  
  What visitors have said about The Bubble House
“Our first winter sports holiday, days of fantastic snow & even better boarding were made perfect by such a fantastic place to stay. Beautiful bathroom, comfy bed & stylish decoration. Sad to go but will definitely be back ad will be highly recommending it!”
James & Chloe 

“What an incredible relaxing place you have here. We loved every minute of our stay. We found out here in the Bubble that we will become parents in December! We will never forget this place. Thank you so much.”
Rene & Christine 

“Wonderful time. Summer boarding awesome. Great walks, views, food and lodging. Many thanks.”
Euan & Beth 

“Wonderful location, lovely house. Perfect sunny weather, just needed some fresh snow, but still managed to ski. A perfect retreat. Thank you.”
Rachel & Daniel 

“A perfect hideaway – close enough to enjoy the ski atmosphere & après-ski, but away from it all at the same time. Love the Bubble & plan to come back soon. Awesome powder & off-piste too.”
Tam & Pete 

“We had a wonderful, romantic honeymoon in the Bubble House! One question: can we stay forever?!”
David & Mandy 

“Had a fantastic time and got engaged so will never forget our stay in the Bubble. Thank you.”
Luke & Dee 

“Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality at the Auberge & the Bubble House is fantastic! Great skiing & we love the Tarentaise valley – we’ll be back!!”
Amanda & Al 

“We will definitely be coming back to the amazing Bubble House! We have enjoyed every minute of our holiday, and are very sad to leave.”
Florence & Martin 

“Fantastic week, great location & we loved the walk to Le Monal. Sad to leave.”
Gillian & Alex 

“Lovely place to stay & we proved a full Xmas dinner can be cooked in the Bubble!”
Tania & Dom 

“It was about time this beautiful little cabin was discovered by the krauts! (I will not spoil the secret, keine Angst!)

“Lovely place, relaxing days in the Bubble.”
Marion & Uwe 

“We have had the most fantastic time staying here at the Bubble. The skiing is wonderful and staff exceptional. To complete this magical trip my boyfriend proposed at the top of the mountain, so I leave as an engaged lady! Thank you all.”
Jo & Paul 

“We have had a wonderful time. We loved the skiing and had great fun in the Bubble House. The staff were very patient with us as we were always late & losing everything! A big thank you to Debs for all her help.”
Victoria, Isabella & Grace 

« Un petit nid d’amour pour 2 avec un superbe paysage et un calme doux et coloré! On s’est senti en vacances, ailleurs … grasses matinées, belles randonnées dans la vallée du Crôt. Et bien sur parfait les routes pour nos découvertes en Moto Guzzi ! Merci et à bientôt dans la Savoie. »
Rachel & Thomas 

“Amazing place to get engaged! There’s nothing like waking up & seeing the mountains every morning either!”
Jess & Massimo 

“Perfect mini break away. The Bubble House is absolutely beautiful, I couldn’t have stayed anywhere better. I love the Bubble! Thank you so much.”

“Such a beautiful place, what scenery! It is such a wonderful holiday place we’ll come back for sure. Awesome service, everyone is so friendly. One of the best places in Europe I’ve been to. Thanks to all the team.”
Callen & Liam 

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