About the property
- Chalet2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Character quality chalet close to major French ski resorts
Stunning sunny position, character interiors:
· Large living room/kitchen
· Satellite TV/DVD
· Breathtaking balconies
· Village location, 10mins from Bourg St Maurice
· Quick access to a range of ski areas
· Nearest ski lift 6km - funicular to Les Arcs
· Fantastic views of Les Arcs and La Plagne
. Summer and Winter holiday location.
Skiing/Snowboarding. The funicular up to Les Arcs 1600 which connects to the enormous Paradiski is only 10-12 minutes drive down the mountain from the Chalet.
Also within about a half hour drive there’s access to many of the best resorts in the Tarentaise Valley, Les Arcs, La Plagne, La Rosière, St Foy and even Val d'Isère and Tignes.
In Summer, with mountain biking, horse riding, canoeing, golf, hiking, white water rafting, climbing, paragliding and even Summer Skiing, the Tarentaise should appeal to the most active person.
The unique charm and character of the mountain villages makes them a truly magical place to simply relax and soak up the atmosphere. They're not purpose built holiday resorts; they are living, breathing villages where traditional alpine lifestyle's survive. The breath taking '5 Lakes' walk starts from the fort and takes around 2 hours
The Cormet de Roseland, which passes below the village, provides the spectacular setting for a famous stage of 'The Tour De France'. Along this route towards Beaufort lies the extaordinary L'aiguille des glaciers, part of the Tour du Mont-Blanc, a protected vallee only accessible in Summer that retains it's glacier snow thoughout the year.
Please note: The fireplace is not available for use, but the chalet is lovely and warm without it.
Tom & Sandie Wontner
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- english, french, Kiwi
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 23, 2018
About Tom & Sandie Wontner
We live in Kent in the UK and travel to the Tarentaise several times a year.
Tom & Sandie Wontner purchased this Chalet in 2005
Why Tom & Sandie Wontner chose Bourg-Saint-Maurice
We enjoyed several holidays in the Tarentaise. During one Summer holiday we looked for something special to purchase and an old farm house in the heart of Les Echines caught our imagination. We were attracted by its rugged character of the house and the mountains, the fantastic skiing in Les Arcs and the possibility of having a place we could use in both Summer and Winter. A few years of graft later, the chalet was complete, much to the delight of locals who had seen it uninhabited for nearly 50 years.
What makes this Chalet unique
Totally unique winter holidays in a real alpine village with access to some of the best ski resorts in France, all a relatively short drive. An opportunity to see a real Alpine village that hasn't been 'disney-fied'. (Many of the village house still have traditional alpine central heating....cows.) The locals all know that south facing slopes are by far the best place to live, providing lovely warm days in Summer and a protected a comfortable climate in Winter. Most bedrooms have their own sunny balcony and it's not unusual to sit on one in your t-shirt in the middle of January. Its big enough for the whole family to visit, and still has room for extra friends.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
We booked the chalet for a weeks Easter skiing and were delighted on all fronts. A wonderful property all very well laid out with a fantastic all round entertainment area on the top floor. We drove to the les Arc funicular to access some really good snow in the upper levels and it proved a really easy process as we were able to park alongside the platform. The beauty of the chalet was also the fact that it is in a genuine rural farming community and we were also able to take in some stunning walks.
Charming holiday in Chalet Tarine!
Chalet Tarine apsistojome slidinėjimo atostogų metu.
Labai nudžiugome, kai įėję apžiūrėjome namą. Jame buvo labai šilta, bendra atmosfera labai jauki.
Namas didelis ir puikiai įrengtas. Vyrauja žavus autentiškas interjeras, jautiesi visai kaip namie. Čia yra viskas ko reikia: penki atskiri miegamieji, keturi vonios kambariai, pilnai įrengta virtuvė su indais, puodais ir visais įmanomais įrenginiais. Puikūs vaizdai iš terasų. Namas tvarkingas ir prižiūrėtas.
Savininkas labai malonus žmogus, suteikė visą reikalingą informaciją, patarė įvairiais klausimais.
Puiki vieta apsistoti atostogoms!
We stayed in Chalet Tarine during our ski holidays.
We were really excited when we first came into the chalet. It was very warm and cosy inside.
The chalet is huge and decorated in a very nice authentic style. The overall feeling is just like home. The house has everything you might need: five separate bedrooms, four bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, amazing seating area and marvellous view from terraces.
Beside all that, the owner was very helpful and provided us with all the information that might be needed.
I highly recommend this place!
Настоящее французское шале!
Впервые нам довелось жить в настоящей французской деревне. Высоко в горах, где кроме нас никаких туристов, только крестьяне и коровы. Добрые соседи разрешили нам посмотреть как они доят своих коров. Для жителей больших городов это уже становится экзотикой. Прекрасно спроектированный, дом в стиле Шале отлично оснащен для полноценного отдыха. С балкона открываются чудесные виды на курорт Лез Арк, до которого всего 17 км на автомобиле (или до фуникулера всего 6 км.) место для уединенного отдыха для большой семьи или дружной компании. Тут можно и просто побродить по горам либо почитать книгу любуясь на горы. Прекрасный отдых сезона 2014-15 для нас был омрачен лишь малым количеством снега. Но в этом есть свои плюсы, нам не пришлось ни разу использовать цепи для наших автомобилей. Если станет скучно можно съездить на экскурсии в ближайшие города (мы к примеру посетили Анси -просто чудо) спасибо Тому за отличный лыжный сезон. Лез Арк один из лучших курортов для лыжников и сноубордистов.
Très beau chalet
Le chalet est très cosy et agréable. Pas de fausse note. Aucun problème pour 8 adultes et 4 enfants. Très proche de Bourg Saint Maurice et pratique pour monter aux Arc par le funiculaire. Prévoir pour la voiture un équipement adapte car la route des Echines peut être assez glissante!
amazing chalet with incredible views
we had a fantastic honeymoon, the chalet was amazing with an incredible interior so much time must have been spent on all the decor. The views are brilliant you could see right across the valley to the vanois express. We wanted a very active holiday and the chalet is really well placed to get to all the activities we wanted to do like Downhill mountain biking, Canyoning, and climbing and my personal favorite which was the Hydro boarding on the river Isere from bourg down to aime. We had a great time, it really is a special place!
Prekrasna ku?a i najbolje skijanje u Europi!
Chalet Terine je prekrasna ku?a ure?ene u rustikalnom stilu. Nalazi se u brdima iznad gradi?a Bourg St. Maurice, s pogledom na skijalište Paradiski, koje je sigurno jedno od najljepših u Europi.
Ku?a je vrlo prostrana i omogu?uje udobann smještaj za nekoliko obitelji. Sve sobe imaju pripadaju?e kupaonice, a posebno oduševljava velika dnevna soba s kuhinjom i blagovaonicom na vrhu ku?e. Nakon izvanrednog skijanja na osun?anim stazama Paradiskija tamo bismo provodili divne ve?eri uz kamin.
Tom je odli?an doma?in koji je bio od pomo?i za sve što nam je trebalo.
Od srca preporu?ujemo Chalet Terine i Toma kao doma?ina.
Les Échines-Dessous (Alt.1230m) is on the sunny north side (facing south) of the Tarentaise valley, a 10 minute drive (6km) from BOURG SAINT MAURICE, which provides numerous shops and restaurants, several large supermarkets, the international railway station with adjacent funicular to LES ARCS, and a lovely pedestrian high street with a colourful Saturday morning outdoor street market. In Winter the chalet provides high quality character accommodation with easy access to LES ARCS, and the adventurous skier has the flexibility to ski several other top French ski resorts all in the same week. In Summer, the village provides the perfect base for numerous alpine activities, everything from white water rafting, parapenting, kayaking, cycling, climbing or hiking. Or simply savour the relaxed picturesque mountain village with its local traditions and way of life. Les Echines is a genuine Tarentaise village where traditional alpine lifestyles survive. Other Activities: White Water Rafting, Canoe, Canyoning, Paragliding, Walking Golf: Golf is available from late June till early September Mountain golf course at Arc 1800 on the mountainside facing Les Echines Dessous. Whether a skilled golfer or just a beginner, the Golf course in Arc 1800 was designed so that everyone can enjoy themselves. There are professionally run three or five day courses throughout the summer. Ski: Chalet Tarine is situated in beautiful Les Échines-Dessous (alt.1230M). A sunny south facing Tarentaise village overlooking the ski resort of LES ARCS. The bottom of the Les Arcs funicular is in Bourg Saint Maurice, a 6km drive from Chalet Tarine, which takes between 10-15 minutes. This is where you park and buy your ski pass and begin and end your days skiing. The funicular itself takes 7 minutes and at the top of the funicular is Arcs '1600' from where you can ski the huge Les Arcs ski area, this includes the villages of Villaroger, Peisney Vallendry, plus Les Arcs 1800, 1950, and 2000. Les Arcs is easily big enough to keep you busy all week, but the extraordinary Vanoise Express cable car connects Les Arcs directly to the 10 resorts and villages that form the huge LA PLAGNE ski area. Together 'Les Arcs' and 'La Plagne' form a 400KM ski area know as 'PARADISKI,' one of the largest ski areas in the world. The ski resorts of La Rosiere and St Foy are also easily accessible.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Basic Rates are for up to 10 guests; then add £7.00 per night, per additional guest. Maximum number of guests is 14. Tax de Sejour is added at 0.8€ or £0.72GBP per person per night, shown in Quote. Maximum All Adult Occupancy 10 Arrival after 16.00 Departure before 09.00