Chalet apartment to let near Gap - CH006233

4km from Chorges, Hautes Alpes, Provence Cote d'Azur Reference: CH006233 Advertiser since: 8 March 2018
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Gite Chez Mary Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1 King size bed & sofa bed & bathroom in annexe - 4

About this property

Welcome To 300 Days Of Sunshine Per Year.... This apartment is in a rural setting.

Our lovely holiday rental apartment (110m2) with stunning views offers spacious accommodation for up to six/seven people. We are situated in a small hamlet just 4kms from the thriving market town of Chorges, an easy two hour drive from Marseille airport. For other transport options see below.

The apartment is on the upper floor of what was originally a working sheep farm. It consists of one large light and airy open-plan living/dining/kitchen area, three bedrooms, a large bathroom and a separate toilet. The outside space is a balcony (4.55m2) leading from the living room and, at the bottom of the wooden stairs that lead to the apartment, a large covered wooden terrace (55m2) exclusively for guests' use; a perfect spot for lazing on the garden furniture, dining 'al fresco' and simply looking at the breathtaking views! For the more energetic there is a table tennis table - popular with young and old alike!

The living area has two large comfy sofas, either side of a central coffee table, and large french doors leading onto the balcony. There is a flat screen 32 inch HD television and unlimited internet access, as well as a variety of games.

The kitchen is fully equipped and has a fridge freezer, dishwasher, electric fan oven and induction hob, microwave oven, toaster, electric hand mixer, liquidiser, coffee machine and kettle. The oak dining table comfortably seats six people.
High chairs are available on request.

Bedroom 1 has a standard double bed (140 x 190cm). Bedrooms 2 and 3 each have two single beds (90 x 190cm) which can be joined together to create large king size beds (180 x 190cm) if required. There is the possibility of putting an additional single bed into one of the bedrooms (for a small additional fee of 20€) and we can provide cots for babies on request. All bed linen, tea towels and bath towels are included, and you will find all the beds made up when you arrive.

The spacious, modern bathroom offers a large walk-in shower, twin wash basins, a heated towel rail and a double-ended bath tub that is just perfect for soaking 'à deux'! Also in the bathroom you will find a laundry corner neatly housing a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a separate toilet (a true 'loo with a view'!) and hand wash basin.

Heating is by means of a wood pellet burner (pellets provided) and electric radiators.

There is covered parking for two cars and we have plenty of secure storage space for bikes and skis, etc.

The summer months offer markets, live music in the streets and swimming and water sports at the Lac de Serre Ponçon (10 mins). In winter you have a choice of ski resorts in close proximity. Our personal favourite is the family-friendly resort of Réallon (20 mins) though if you are looking for something more extensive then we recommend Les Orres at 40 mins away, Vars/Risoul at 55 mins or Serre Chevalier at 60 mins. There is also good cross-country skiing nearby.

Throughout the year there are villages to explore, good food to eat and great walking/cycling/mountain biking, with trails direct from the front door. For the more adventurous there is white water rafting and kayaking on the Durance river, as well as paragliding and climbing.

A three-course supper with wine can be provided on the day of arrival at a cost of 20 € per person. We can also do a shop for you before your arrival - we will charge you the cost of the provisions plus a 5 € service fee.

We are on hand and happy to assist as required. We access our living space from the other side of the house and so your privacy is guaranteed. We speak English, French and Spanish - and a little Italian!

Getting here:
By Car

If you are driving out from the UK you can take the AutoRoute all the way to Grenoble from most of the coastal ports. From Grenoble you have two choices; the N85, Route de Napoléon, which winds across the mountains to Gap, or take the A51 and then the N75 south from Grenoble (along the edge of the Vercours in the direction of Sisteron) to Aspres-sur-Buech, then the D994 east to Gap.

By Plane
Marseille is the closest airport. When hiring a car, take the A51 motorway north towards Gap. After the end of the motorway, just south of Gap, follow directions to Tallard and after Tallard take the D942 north to join the N94. Turn east, direction Briançon to Chorges. 

Other airport options are Avignon (2h 16m), Grenoble (2h 20m), Nimes (2h 37m), Chambery (2h 37m), Turin (2h 45m), Toulon-Hyeres (2h 51m), Lyon-Saint Exupery (2h 52m), Nice (3h) and Geneva (3h 30m).

It is also possible to fly into Grenoble with Easy Jet or Ryan Air, or Lyon with scheduled or budget airlines. If you fly into Nice it is faster to drive along the coastal motorway then north up the A 51 rather than taking the ‘short cut’ across the mountains.

Type

Apartment

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is fully equipped and has a fridge freezer, dishwasher, electric fan oven and induction hob, microwave oven, toaster, electric hand mixer, liquidiser, coffee machine and kettle. The oak dining table comfortably seats six/seven people.
High chairs are available.

Living rooms

The living area has two large comfy sofas, either side of a central coffee table, and large french doors leading onto the balcony. There is a flat screen 32 inch HD television and unlimited internet access, as well as a variety of games.

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1 has a standard double bed (140 x 190cm).
Bedrooms 2 and 3 each have two single beds (90 x 190cm) which can be joined together to create large king size beds (180 x 190cm) if required.
There is the possibility of putting an additional single bed into one of the bedrooms (for a small additional fee of 20€) and we can provide cots for babies on request.
All bed linen, tea towels and bath towels are included, and you will find all the beds made up when you arrive.

We also have "Studio Chez Mary" on the ground floor of the property which can accommodate up to an additional 3 (if all adult) or 4 (if two adults and two children) guests, in a king size bed and a sofa bed.
Studio Chez Mary has a small 'coin cuisine' (electric cooker, induction hob, microwave, under-counter fridge with freezer compartment, etc) and its own bathroom and toilet.

Bathrooms

The spacious, modern bathroom offers a large walk-in shower, twin wash basins, a heated towel rail and a double-ended bath tub that is just perfect for soaking 'à deux'!

Also in the bathroom you will find a laundry corner neatly housing a washing machine and tumble dryer.

There is a separate toilet (a true 'loo with a view'!) and hand wash basin.

Heating

Heating is by means of a wood pellet burner and electric radiators.

Entertainment

The summer months offer markets, live music in the streets and swimming and water sports at the Lac de Serre Ponçon (10 mins). In winter you have a choice of ski resorts in close proximity. Our personal favourite is the family-friendly resort of Réallon (20 mins) though if you are looking for something more extensive then we recommend Les Orres at 40 mins away, Vars/Risoul at 55 mins or Serre Chevalier at 60 mins. There is also good cross-country skiing nearby.

Throughout the year there are villages to explore, good food to eat and great walking/cycling/mountain biking, with trails direct from the front door. For the more adventurous there is white water rafting and kayaking on the Durance river, as well as paragliding and climbing.

Garden and outside

The outside space is a balcony (4.55m2) leading from the living room and, at the bottom of the wooden stairs that lead to the apartment, a large covered wooden terrace (55m2) exclusively for guests' use; a perfect spot for lazing on the garden furniture, dining 'al fresco' and simply looking at the breathtaking views!

On the terrace you will find a large dining table and chairs, a gas barbecue and a sideboard containing plates, glasses and cutlery.

For the more energetic there is a table tennis table - popular with young and old alike!

Parking and garages

There is covered parking for two cars and we have plenty of secure storage space for bikes and skis, etc.

Visitor suitability

Gite Chez Mary is not suitable for disabled visitors or those with reduced mobility as the access is via two staircases.
We do have Studio Chez Mary on the ground floor of the property (which can be rented along with Gite Chez Mary) and is suitable for those with reduced mobility.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

* Vet details: Cabinet Vétérinaire des Ecrins Route National 94 Chorges Tél: 04 92 20 26 40

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Gap
Distance: 15 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 2 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Lake fish
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac Serre Ponçon
Distance: 8 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Col Bayard
Distance: 19 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les Bernards
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Skiing

Name of nearest resort: Réallon
Distance: 15 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Route 10

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Coopérative des Vins, Tallard
Distance: 20 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Mary Kenny

With our children now grown up, we are now living permanently here in the Hautes-Alpes.<br/>We love to welcome guests to the area - it is well-known by the French and most of our guests are French, Belgian or Dutch. The Brits who have ventured this far have loved the area and the range of activities on offer - as well as the mediterranean climate!

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? The views from the house are truly stunning and are the reason we decided to go ahead and buy. We had initially been looking for a "lock-up and go" type of house but the minute we viewed the house we knew it was the place for us....
All our visitors comment on how instantly relaxed they feel once they arrive. Sitting on the terrace with a drink - be it a mug of tea or a glass of Côtes de Rhone - in hand, it is easy to lose oneself in the beauty of the area. The mountain air, the uninterrupted views towards the lake, and the mountain panorama make for endless hours of sitting and relaxation.
For the more adventurous there are plenty of activities on offer; walking, mountain biking and cycling trails lead straight from the front door! There is white water rafting and kayaking on offer on the Durance and Ubaye rivers, both of which feed into the Lac Serre Ponçon.
Unique benefits of property The beauty of the area is that there is something for everyone and you can be as active or as lazy as you please! During summer months Chorges has a twice weekly market with live music in the streets, and there is plenty going on in either Embrun or Gap (both an easy 20 min drive away). The beaches are situated just 10 mins away and are great places for swimming and watersports on the 17km long Lake Serre Ponçon. Winter brings the snow but often sunny days and you have a choice of ski resorts in close proximity. We are within an hour of about 11 different resorts but our personal favourite is the family-friendly resort of Reallon, an easy 20 min drive away. If you are looking for something more extensive then Les Orres is at 40mins & Serre Chevalier at 60mins. There is also good cross-country skiing nearby. Walking is a popular year-round activity, with many trails leading direct from the front door. For the more adventurous there are great cycling and mountain biking trails.

The Owner Recommends

Restaurants

Restaurants in Chorges :
Le 6ème Sens; The food is delicious (there are daily specials using local produce) and the price is very good given the quality of the food. The only downside is the lukewarm welcome! Tel: 04 92 50 54 14
Le Café de la Gare; fish and meat dishes served on slate platters. Live music on a Thursday night and on Sunday mornings in summer months. The food is good and one feels welcome there. Tel: 06 62 20 31 80
Le Brasserie des Alpes; traditional food, excellent welcome. Tel: 04 92 50 60 08
L’Ecurie (in the main square); excellent pizzas and local dishes. Tel: 04 92 50 60 43
Bar le France; in the main square (Place Lesdiguières)
Chez Mimi; pizza and traditional menu. Tel: 04 92 50 60 04 or 06 83 38 13 08
La Tarantella; (take away pizza). Tel: 04 92 50 90 57 or 07 81 13 18 60.
Le Sans Nom; crêperie. Tel: 04 92 51 60 18
Vietnamese Restaurant - new and not yet tested!

In Gourniers (Réallon valley): restaurant Le Mélèzin. Tel: 04 92 50 07 78

In Rousset (on the road towards Espinasses): restaurant Le Belvédère, above the dam. The terrace at this restaurant has magnificent views across the lake. Tél: 06 75 68 00 33 – make a reservation.

At Larche (In the Lauzan/Ubaye valley): Gîte Auberge du Lauzanier. Tel: 04 92 84 35 93

At the Col de Restefond: Restaurant d’Altitude, La Halte 2000. Tel: 06 71 36 28 09

At Montgardin: L’Auberge du Moulin is a table d’hôte - you will be served a menu of the day (there is no choice of dishes). This charming restaurant is run by two sisters. You have to make a reservation as they only cater to a very limited number. Tel: 04 92 50 32 98 www.auberge-montgardin.fr

At Rabou: L'Auberge de Moissière - only accessible on foot (a 20-30 min walk from the car). Again, you have to make a reservation. Open from Friday night to Sunday lunchtime. Tel: 04 92 57 95 85. www.auberge-moissiere.fr