|Sixt Alpine Chalet||Self Catering||Saturday||4||10||4||Z-bed available in one room|
Sixt Alpine Chalet occupies a unique position above the village of Sixt Fer a Cheval - one of only '200 most beautiful villages' in France. Benefiting from sun all year around, the chalet has become a haven of peace and tranquillity for our guests who come back year after year to unwind and be spoilt. With no noise other than the church bells, Sixt Alpine Chalet is the perfect location for a relaxing and reviving break in the mountains - 12 months of the year.
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Located within the Grand Massif ski area, the chalet is perfectly located for accessing the lifts at Sixt or Samoens for skiing the 265km of piste. There is Nordic skiing just a few minutes walk from the chalet with a network of pistes running from the Fer a Cheval to Morillon. For non-skiers, there are several snow-shoe trails accessible directly from the chalet, with plenty more within a 30 minute drive.
Spring and Summer
The village of Sixt becomes a mountain sport heaven in the spring, summer and autumn! River rafting and canoeing start 2 minutes walk from the chalet, running through the impressive Gorge des Tines to Samoens. Rock climbing and a Via Ferrata are located just 2 minutes drive from the chalet and numerous mountain walks start from the village. The network of mountain refuges are open from June to September where you can stop for coffee, lunch or B&B!! There is road and mountain biking on the doorstep and some of the ski lifts are open in July & August for walkers and mountain bikers.
Outside of the school holidays, the mountains are quiet and offer stunning solitude and peace. The weather in May, June and September is often perfect for mountain sports with cooler temperatures than July and August.
The chalet has a separate, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave. As we offer catered ski holidays in the winter, the kitchen is equipped to an exceptional level.
The dining area is within the lounge area and just a few steps from the kitchen.
The heart of the chalet is the amazing 50m2 open plan lounge and dining area, with a cosy wood burner (winter only) and superb views of the valley and village below. Equipped with tv, dvd and UK tv as well as PlayStation, hi-fi seperates and home cinema, the lounge is the ideal place to relax after a day of mountain activities. There are 3 big, comfy sofas so plenty of seating for all our guests.
There are 4 bedrooms as follows;
Bedroom 1: 2 80cm single beds which can form a king size bed as required. En suite bathroom with bath and over-shower, toilet and sink.
Bedroom 2: 2 90cm single beds. En suite bathroom with shower, toilet and sink.
Bedroom 3: 2 90cm single bunk beds and 1 double bed. En suite bathroom with shower, toilet and sink.
Bedroom 4: 2 90cm single beds. En suite bathroom with bath and over-shower, toilet and sink. Room for an extra Z-bed
En suite bathrooms as described above.
Oil fired central heating.
Wood burning stove (winter only)
The large (flat!) garden is secluded and private with sun all day in the summer - perfect for evening bbqs after sunbathing! There is a gazebo offering shade and a decking area with outdoor furniture at the end of the garden. Just outside the French doors at the rear of the lounge is a gravelled area with outdoor dining table and chairs.
The chalet is not suitable for wheelchair users. The access is not easy for those who cannot walk very well.
Sean has lived in Sixt since October 2005 and has skied, climbed and hiked the surrounding mountains ever since. A keen mountaineer, it was his love of mountains that brought him to Sixt and this passion lead him to undertake training as a ski instructor which culminated in obtaining the BASI Level 2 qualification.<br/>Julia is a relative newcomer to the Alps but has taken to to the mountain life effortlessly! She has turned her hand to skiing, climbing, hiking and cycling – all with great success.
|Year property purchased||2004|
|Why this location?||We describe Sixt as 'the secret Alps' - with good reason! Relatively unexplored and unspoilt, Sixt is a true working Alpine village but with amazing mountain sports on the doorstep. Part of the Grand Massif ski area, France's 4th largest, winter means world class skiing for all abilities in a stunning mountain landscape. One of the most family-friendly resorts in France, the Grand Massif brings families back year after year to progress and explore the mountains.
Sixt becomes an outdoor playground in the spring, summer and autumn with amazing hiking, rock climbing, white water rafting and canoeing. Ride the Tour de France route or explore the mountains on mountain bike - there is something for everyone. With numerous activities available from the chalet, Sixt is the perfect place to base yourself for a summer activity holiday.
For days out, Chamonix, Annecy and Geneva are all around an hour away and easily accessible.
|Unique benefits of property||Our chalet was once part of a Colonie de Vacances - welcoming children to the Alps from the cities. This unique, welcoming ambience continues today and is felt by everyone who stays here. We personally spent 18 months on the initial renovation and have continued the improvements ever since. These two factors have created a real home-from-home and is a major reason why people come back year after year.
The chalet is in an unbeatable location, sitting above the village with uninterrupted views of the mountains. There are no roads nearby creating a tranquil haven to escape to. If you want to unwind from the stresses of modern life, this is the place to come.
Each Wednesday there is a market in Samoens where you can try and buy local produce such as cheese, saucisson and dairy products.
We are just over an hours drive from Chamonix, Annecy and Lake Geneva - including Thonon les Bains, Evian and Yvoire.
There are numerous walks in the immediate area that take in a mountain refuge. These offer great home-cooked meals in stunning mountain settings. You can also stay overnight and extend your walk