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Charming, restored cottage sleeps 6

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 people, high ceilings, exposed architecture, garden for BBQ’s & deer watching

La Maisonette has been lovingly restored around an old chapel. High ceilings provide excellent natural light and highlight a stylish blend of contemporary living with many original architectural features. The cottage sits at the back of a sleepy hamlet where an ancient mule track winds into the forests behind. The woodland can also be enjoyed from the comfort of the garden as guests can expect to see local fauna whilst barbecuing in the open air. The cottage affords spectacular views of the valley where homesteads and hamlets nestle in distant escarpments.


La Maisonette is replete with two bedrooms. The master offers the possibility of a twin or double bed. We can also add a cot if requested. This room offers direct access to the garden and woodland beyond. The second double is characterized by its exposed timbers, stone and mezzanine.


The fully furnished kitchen blends stylish and spacious living with many rustic touches. It is well equipped and perfect for family dining. The open plan design incorporates a living room complete with double sofa bed and large mezzanine


The bathroom is chic, complete with a roomy walk-in power-shower, bidet and all the essentials.

Whilst the back garden looks out over woodland, the front terrace offers a covered seating area with views over the hamlet and formidable precipices beyond.  Perhaps the quirkiest feature is the statue of 'The Black Madonna di Oropa', upon which La Maisonette is built around.


We want guests to feel completely at home and encourage you to enjoy all our facilities.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Silvia

I'm Silvia, I have a passion for wilderness trekking, adventure and foreign travel. I love meeting new people and cultures, especially those with little contact of the “outside world”; it can be like opening a new book. Some of my favourite places include the Andes, the Gran Sabana in Venezuela and the great Tibetan Plateau. I also love to return home and feel lucky to be blessed with such a backyard.

Languages are another passion of mine and I've been dragging out a linguistics course over the past decade. If you speak Spanish, French or English, then I would love to learn a few more useful phrases.

I live near to La Maisonette, one floor above my mother, a true Valdostana. Unlike me, she is indestructible, feels no cold and can be seen daily tending to her vegetable gardens or cooking polenta over a hot fire. Mariuccia, aka “Patch” has a wealth of stories, knowledge and experiences passed down through the generations.


Fontainemore Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • The bathroom is chic, complete with a roomy walk-in power-shower, bidet and all the essentials. The second bathroom is external and easily accessible from the garden.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    - 1 double
    Front room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The master offers the possibility of a twin or double bed. This room offers direct access to the garden and woodland beyond. There is also a cot. The second double is characterized by its exposed timbers, stone and mezzanine. In the front room there is a comfortable sofa bed that can be unfolded.
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming, restored cottage sleeps 6
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Wunderschönes Chalet in idyllischem Bergdorf

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten eine Woche in Fontainemore und fühlten uns sehr wohl in dem geschmackvoll eingerichteten und sehr gemütlichen Ferienhaus "La Maisonette". Das Haus ist ideal als Ausgangspunkt für unterschiedliche Aktivitäten, wie Skifahren, Wandern oder Klettern. Besonders hervorzuheben ist auch die absolut ruhige Lage am Waldesrand. Die Vermieter Sylvia und Billy sind unglaublich nett und gaben uns ein paar gute Tipps, was wir in der Faschingswoche machen können.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Capodanno a Fontainemore

  • 5 of 5

Casa davvero accogliente e molto pulita. Spaziosa per 6 persone. Le camere sono grandi e comode, il bagno e’ nuovo e la cucina e’ ampia e ben attrezzata (manca solo il forno). Nel cortile dietro la casa c'è un grande tavolo per mangiare all’aperto e un pezzo di terra che da proprio sul bosco e sul parco. La zona e’ tranquilla ma a due passi dal paese. Fontainemore e’ un piccolo paese molto carino e caratteristico. Siamo stati qui nella settimana di capodanno e abbiamo partecipato agli eventi organizzati dalla pro loco. Davvero tutto spettacolare!

Menzione speciale va alle padrone di casa: Silvia e Mariuccia, gentilissime, sempre disponibili, attente a tutte le esigente e molto affettuose. Ci hanno dato ottimi suggerimenti sulle gite da fare, i luoghi da visitare e i posti dove mangiare.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Ferry
210 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
19 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
16 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
210 Kilometres
Car: recommended

At 760m, Fontainemore is a year round destination and its idyllic riverside setting makes a great base to explore the Gressoney Valley, the largest in the province. The historic centre feels timeless as the Lys tumbles under the extraordinary ponte Romano on its journey down from the imposing Monte Rosa glaciers. Around the church and plaza the chatter of Patois can be still heard above the villages many fountains. From here, a myriad of ancient pathways connect nearby hamlets with breathtaking architecture – Chemp, Perloz, Farettaz – and fairytale design - houses built into the rock or atop ‘mushroom stilts'.

Nature here has also left its indelible mark as the Lys carves its way through some of the valley's narrowest parts. Dramatic bridges like Ponte di Moretta span tight gorges and canyons (Orrido di Guillemore) and have carved out rock pools perfect for summer bathing.

The ingenuity of man can be admired via spectacular 'Incan-style' stone terraces that counter the steep sided valley; mule trails pass through and beyond to abandoned ‘ghost villages’. Many still house furniture and tools, acting like museums to a bygone era. Successive generations descended the hardships of the higher slopes, leaving there legacies and livelihoods behind.

The forests, however, are still foraged by locals and animals alike. Here you can find precious porcini mushrooms or witness wild boar and deer in their natural habitat. Most days you can expect to see 'cerbiatti' from your garden. By November, leaves change colour and the scent of roasted chestnuts infuse with conifer on the breeze. It is the last chance to stock the larders before the first snows arrive.

In the higher pastures, shepherds cling to an ancient way of life where cheese and dairy can still be bought at source. With the snow-melt, spring flowers return along with the cattle. By season’s end, the Desarpa (returning from the mountains) is one of the most spectacular Valdostanan sights.

Beyond the pastures lies a wonderland of Alpine lakes and access to some of the best long distance trails in Italy – Alta Via, Tor des Géants, etc. The nearby Monte Mars Reserve and Coumarial provide some of the best back-country skiing, trekking (including a Via Ferrata), snow shoeing and mountain biking in the region.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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