Saint-Arey Villa Rental Photos and Description
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Villa, sleeps 10, Floor area = 200 m²
South facing with a large terrace and private heated swimming pool, summers are spent outdoors in the sun drenched mountains with pleasant Alpine breezes.
Two games rooms with Playstation, pool table, and table tennis give ample space for children and young people to play.
Winters indoors are warm and inviting in the large open plan living area with wood burning stove.
The area is full of activities for adults and children alike from extreme sports, winter and summer activities, museums, boat trips, and mountain railways. Some unforgettable trips include visiting ice sculptures on a glacier, a boat trip through a gorge, botanical gardens with petrifying waters, the fort of St Eynard overlooking the city of Grenoble and the famous Chateau of Vizille and gardens, and of course world-famous ski-ing in the French Alps.
Wonderful Destination: Summer activities: windsurfing, jet ski, bungee-jumping, rafting, paragliding, fishing, walking, cycling, rock climbing, tennis, swimming, golf, horse riding, skating. Visits: boat trips, mountain railway, route of napoleon, miniature railway garden, wine tasting, funicular railway, market days, festivals. Winter activities: ski slopes 40 mins drive, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sledging, night skiing, races down the ski runs on giant rubber rings. Museums: alpine hunters, art, archaeology, automaton, history, hydroelectric, mining, natural history, resistance, science, sports/culture. Visits: famous caves, chateau, chartreuse liqueur making/tasting. Golfing: Isere/Grenoble boast 3 of the top 15 golf courses in France. Windsurfing: Lac Monteynard is famous for its thermal winds (10 mins drive). Ski: ideal family resort (40 mins drive) or 250km of France’s best ski-ing (60 mins drive). Bungee-jumping: ponsonnas bridge is Europe’s first bungee-jumping centre (20 mins drive).
Local Knowledge: - with family living in the Grenoble region for many generations our local knowledge is excellent and we would be happy to provide further information on any of the activities mentioned, or any others that you are interested in. When you book with us, we will provide you with a map of the area, further details of local activities (and distances), and detailed directions.
Family Friendly: - the house is child friendly with two cots, baby sleeping bag, highchair, baby backpack, fire guard, changing mat, baby monitor, toys, games and nothing breakable at floor level ! If anything else is needed, please ask, as we can usually provide additional equipment / facilities on request. The terrace, grounds and swimming pool are fenced and safe for children. The swimming pool is below the terrace and can be accessed by a locked gate, so that only adults with the key can enter.
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Low Allergen Environment
- non smoking only
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- pets not allowed
Anne & Pascal Dannerolle
Although we ourselves live in the UK with our three children, we have family that has been in the Grenoble region for many generations. So when we came to look for a property nearby in the mountains, we instantly fell in love with this villa, which was sold to us by one of our relatives.
The views from this house are particularly spectacular, and standing on the balcony, whatever the season, will take your breath away. South facing, we have been known to wear T-shirts outdoors in November!
Surprisingly, even in the Alps it is rare to find a house with superb views, but this house looks down to the valley below, and across to three different ranges of mountains. We have often wished we were photographers, because guests usually tell us that our photos have not done the property justice. How frustrating! If only we could capture the beauty and tranquility of the place!
Having three children growing up in the house, we have been very conscious of making the property fun and enjoyable for them. So we have installed a games room in the main house, as well as turning the downstairs garage into a big area for table tennis and football.