Notre Rêve is our traditional cosy but spacious Savoyard wooden built Chalet located in the authentic village resort of Bernex, France. Ideally located for both Summer and Winter pursuits for young and old alike. Ideal for 2 families, sleeps 10/12.
Bernex is situated in the northern mountains of the Haute Savoie area of the Alps known as the Chablais Region or Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes. It is just over 1 hour from Geneva Airport (60km) or a 12 hour drive from the UK (depending on where you're based!).
Our detached Chalet is in a fantastic location with stunning views. It is well equipped for adults, families and children. It is within walking distance of restaurants, bars, local shops and Tourist Office, not to mention the Pizza takeaway too!
The Chalet comprises of 5 double bedrooms spanning 3 floors sleeping 10 on beds and comfortably fitting 2 more on a sofabed in the Sitting Room and/or the moveable single Futon in one of the bedrooms, there is also a travel cot if required. Three bedrooms are on the Second floor, one on the First and one on the Ground Floor.
There is a separate Kitchen on the First floor and a linked open plan Sitting Room and Dining Room which has double doors to a spacious balcony with fantastic views.
There is a Bathroom on the Second floor, with separate loo. On the First Floor there is a Shower Room and a separate loo. On the Ground Floor there is a Shower Room with a loo.
In the Garage there is a Utility Area with a washing machine and dryer, also a Table Tennis Table! There is plenty of space for you to keep skis, ski boots, sledges, mountain bikes, walking boots etc. here. There is outside parking for a couple of cars on the drive or on the hard-standing area in the grass. The Chalet has a private fenced garden with a double gate.
In the Summer Bernex offers plenty of activities – tennis, petanque, horse riding, mountain biking, a new Bike Park through the trees/ski slopes, parapente, fishing and white water rafting, together with recreational and cultural activities. With nearby golf, sailing, swimming, climbing, paragliding, white-water rafting and canyoning and the famous Dent d’Oche at 2222 metres high for those keen for a challenge. However for those less adventurous there are many ramblers paths which accommodate all levels with Fromageries, Flora & Fauna on the way! More than enough to keep the most active of people busy on their relaxing holidays – you’ll need two weeks! There is also Lac Beunaz, a few mins by car where they have a whole host of activities; zip wires, high ropes, inflatables, trampolines etc. Also 10 Pin Bowling at Blues Rock Café in same village, in Winter too. If the local activities are not enough, Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) and Evian are 15 minutes away, have many attractions such as water sports, spa & thermal baths, beaches and bars to give you that waterside feel – not to mention Evian Mineral Water! There are various shops in Bernex which you can visit and sample some of the local products. Alternatively, just sit back, relax and enjoy the views and atmosphere of this naturally beautiful area.
In the Winter Bernex offers its own ski area comprising of 20 slopes, between 1000 and 2000 metres, with a variety of runs to suit all levels and also breath taking views of Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) and Mont Blanc. There are two restaurants at the mid-station. Generally the ski resort opens mid to late December and closes at the end of March each year. Additionally there is a 200m squared Ice Rink near the Tourist Office (easy to walk to from Chalet) in the Winter months.
Winter Walking and Cross Country skiing are further activities that the Bernex valley, plateau du Gavot, has to offer, together with sleigh rides and sledging, check with Tourist Office.
During the Christmas and February French holidays from 8.30am to close, there is a 'free' little Train which takes you to and from the ski slopes just a 3 minute walk from the Chalet, departing behind the Tourist Office.
Whilst Bernex offers sufficient skiing, there is also Thollon les Memises 15 minutes away, together with La Chapelle d’Abondance, under 30 minutes away which is linked to the vast Portes du Soleil ski area.
In Vinzier, just under a 5km drive, there is a large Super U supermarket where you can stock up on all your holiday food, wine and essentials. You can also buy petrol/diesel here.