Perfect haven for a quiet break set in beautiful scenery
- english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
I am an English lady who has always loved France and after living the majority of my life on the small British Island of Jersey, was thrilled to find my perfect home in the Chartreuse mountains. I moved here with my fiance, Mitch in October 2018 and we have been lovingly decorating this beautiful Savoyarde chalet, since our move. We both love the outdoor life and enjoy long distance cycle rides in the area, walking along the nearby paths and skiing at our local ski station which is only 15 minutes drive from our home during the winter months. I used to work in hospitality and the tourism sector, spending the last 10 years running an outdoor activity business, whilst my fiance spent 37 years in the British army. We are both outgoing and enjoy meeting new people and have a passion for foreign languages and new cultures. We also are keen cooks and I specialize in chocolate making and used to teach chocolate making courses for adults and children.
Owner purchased this Chalet in 2018
Why Owner chose Entre-deux-Guiers
We always wanted to move to France and when we saw this gorgeous chalet we knew it was going to be a fantastic home and also the perfect location to invite guests and friends to stay. The area is ideally situated close to a number of small and large ski stations for winter sports and also only a short drive to Lac d'Aiguebelette known for its thermal spa waters for swimming and many watersports. We are a short train trip away from Lyon, the city of gastronomic delights and an hour away from the historical town of Annecy. The famous Chartreuse monastery is 10 minutes up the road from our home and the distillery where the Chartreuse liquer is bottled is 5 minutes walk away. There are two pretty french towns with weekly markets 20 minutes walk from the house and Chambery is very close for a longer shopping day out. We are also only 2 hours drive away from Turin in Italy, so if planning a break to include driving to other areas we are perfectly located as a comfortable base.
What makes this Chalet unique
There are very few places in the world where you can wake up to see the ever changing colours of the light and mist on the mountains surrounding our pretty chalet. Each season gives a new feel to the area from snowy peaks in the winter, stunning orange and red leaves of the autumn and the vibrant greens and colouful blooms of spring and summer. Our unique attraction is that no guest has left without filling their cameras with photos of the scenery on our doorstep and genuinely being blown away by it's beauty. The house brings out a calmness and peace for all who stay with us and often inspires guests to paint, or turn their hand at something creative during their time here.
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Our location is ideal for nature lovers and people looking for a number of outdoor leisure pursuits. We live close to a natural thermal lake where it is possible to hire kayaks, pedalos, or book a boat tour. This lake is wonderful to swim in as the water is kept warm by thermal currents and surrounded by stunning mountains. There are many hiking routes and cycle paths on our doorstep ideal to explore the beautiful scenery of the Chartreuse National Park. During the winter months we are a 15 minute drive to a number of regional ski resorts renowned for it's numerous nordic ski paths and snow shoe forest walks. For downhill skiers or snow boarders there are plenty of pistes from green to black for all levels and abilities. The lift passes are fantastic value starting at 10 euros per day, and it is possible to hire skis and boots at very reasonable rates.
If you are looking to find a peaceful location for birdwatching you will love this property as we see a huge variety of birds happy in their environment, and many other species of wildlife living within the natural park and forest. Perfect also for the keen photographers or artists.