The apartment is on the 5th (top floor) of a recently renovated residence in the spa town Brides Les Bains. Only 300m from the town centre and 600m from the Gondola, which gives direct access to Meribel and the whole of the three Valleys - the largest ski area in the world.
The apartment is a generous 56m2 which includes a large living and dining area, kitchen, one double bedroom (King size bed) with ensuite shower room, a second bedroom with bunkbeds, one bathroom with bath and shower and a separate toilet. There is also a cabin area with bunk beds in the hallway, this is a cosy area separated from the main living room by a curtain for privacy to create a 3rd bedroom. There is a large balcony with seating for 6 and lovely views of the mountains.
The apartment sleeps 6 adults comfortably but we can accomodate a maximum of 7 ( by using the sofa bed or travel cot) if some guests are children.
The apartment is well equipped for a self catering holiday with many extras that you may not always find in a rented apartment including our own unlimited free wifi for our guests. We also have a private parking space in the underground garage.
The kitchen is well equipped with microwave, a separate large (52 litre) oven, 4 ceramic hobs, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, dishwasher, fridgefreezer and plenty of kitchenware to self cater for 6-7 people.
There is also a washing machine ( very useful for guests with children or guests staying for several weeks).
In the lounge you will find a large wall mounted TV with DVD player. The TV is 'SMART' allowing guests to make use of netflix, utube etc. French TV channels are also available. There is also smaller TV and DVD player in the bedroom. A selection of Dvds and boardgames are also available.
There is a shared indoor swimming pool with an adjacent hot tube that is free for guests to use. The Intersport ski rental shop situated in the residence makes hiring ski equipment very convenient and our guests benefit from discounted prices.
Fresh bread and croissants and are sold in reception every morning throughout the winter season. The closest restuarant is just 100m away.
Our apartment has its own washing machine but there is also a shared 'pay as you go' laundry room in the residence which has tumble driers if needed.
We have a local English couple (French speakers) who manage and clean the apartment and they are there to help you should any emergencies arise - contact details will be supplied when you book. They can supply extra cleaning, linen and many other services if requested. They can also arrange a food and or wine pack to be in the apartment on arrival on request.
We have negotiated various discounts for our guests: the Inter-sport ski hire shop situated in the residence will give you a 40% discount off equipment hire and there is 5% off lessons with 'Magic in Motion' & New Generation ski schools in Meribel.
We can also arrange for discounted ski passes to be purchased before you arrive - these will be waiting in the apartment for you when you arrive. All details when you book.
Keys will be in a key safe outside the apartment, including a fob to open the underground garage. You will be given a security number for the key safe when you book and pay your deposit. You can therefore arrive as late as you like with no fear of not getting in!
The Three Valleys, in the heart of the French Alps has rightly earned its name as the largest integrated skiing area in the world. 330 marked ski-slopes offer a total of 600 kilometres of pure skiing enjoyment. Thanks to around 180 ski-lifts, the ski-slopes (between 1300m and 3200 m) are reached quickly and easily, including glacier areas. The enormous infrastructure of ski-runs and lifts connects not only the large ski stations at Val Thorens, Les Menuires, Meribel-Mottaret and Courchevel with one another but also the up-and-coming smaller skiing locations at Saint Martin and La Tania.
The Belleville valley, with the ski stations St. Martin, Les Menuires and Val Thorens, the Courchevel valley with its tiered landscape districts of Courchevel 1300, 1550, 1650 and 1850 are all connected together with the centrally situated Méribel valley into a massive skiing area. Good Skiers can experience all three valleys of the skiing area in a single day, having the choice of countless ski-runs. However there is something for everyone from easy to difficult runs, so that experienced skiers as well as beginners can enjoy the three Valleys.
The Olympic Centre in Meribel has an ice rink, Olympic size pool with kids pool and slides, and crèche facilities. All just at the top of the Gondola from Brides Les Bain. Meribel itself also offers an impressive choice of Apres-Ski, cafes, restaurants and shops. There are free shuttle buses up to Meribel one evening a week (look on ski.Brides-les-Bain website for up the up-to-date time table).
Brides Les Bains is also famous for its spa and thermal bathing facilities. In the summer it is as lively as in the winter and is a great base to explore the Alps (walking, mountain biking, horseriding, white water rafting, kayaking etc). It is a very pretty town with a central central river, lots of lovely shops, bars and restaurants, but without the high prices of the rest of the three valleys.
INFORMATION SKI AREA 3 VALLÉES
Length of ski slopes 600km
Number of ski slopes 330
Ski lifts 180
Ski tows 107
Cable cars 35
Snow cannons 2000
Floodlight slopes 1
Cross-country skiing 118km
Toboggan runs 4