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New bioclimatic house in Montagnole (73000, Chambery) - La Grange aux Ecureuils 4P

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

Description

Montagnole Cottage Rental Photos and Description

New house with a wooden framework built with healthy materials

New charming gite, labelled 'Ecogite' (healthy materials, renewable energies), ranked 4 stars in the furnished category 'meublé de tourisme' and 4 stars by 'Gites de France'. It is located 7 km away from the centre of Chambery, historic capital of the Dukes of Savoy, city of art and history.

The gite is in the Parc Naturel Regional de Chartreuse in Savoy (73).

Very peaceful hamlet in the middle of nature, on a 20 hectare family property. Great unspoilt setting with meadows, forests and mountains.

Ideally located between lakes and mountains, for a sporting stay, nature or retreat with family or for businessmen.

Family resort of Le Granier 11 km away and of Le Desert d'Entremont 19 km away.

30 min away from the Nordic Plateau of Le Revard (Parc Naturel Regional des Bauges), Lac du Bourget and Lac d'Aiguebelette.

Also close to the Challes-les-Eaux and Aix-les-Bains spas.

Very comfortable gite with a living area of 170 sq.m that can accommodate 10 people.

It enjoys extraordinary views over the sea and the mountains.

With a worm mountain style, it fits perfectly into this privileged natural site.

Fully equipped:

2 fitted kitchens with dishwasher, freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, Hi-Fi system, flat screen television, DVD player, Internet connection, etc.

5 bedrooms (2 90x200 cm beds that can be joined in 4 bedrooms, 1 bedroom with a 160x200 bed) with very comfortable mattresses in latex.

3 bathrooms (walk-in showers).

The gite can be divided into 2 parts:

Gite for 6 people (100 sq.m with 3 bedrooms)

Gite for 4 people (70 sq.m with 2 bedrooms)

This is a bio gite with positive energy.

The goal of the project is to prove that you can build a house while respecting the principles of sustainable development, with a high requirement in the search for the better solutions by using local materials, local workforce. The social links being preserved, they enable to redynamise a local economy.

Therefore, the project is based on the following points:

1/ Use of healthy products such as hemp wool, wood wool, cork, clay coating...

2/ A particular effort is made to use the materials which are the closest to the building construction, as well as the local workforce:

- The 60 spruces necessary for the construction of the gite with the design post and beam coming from a family forest located less than 1 km away,

- the framing is in Maurienne larch,

- the hemp bricks come from La Mure,

- the 110 sq.m of photovoltaic sensors were bought at Photowatt in Bourgoin-Jallieu; they produce 14000 kWh per year.

3/ The bioclimatic aspect needed particular attention:

The main front as well as the roofing are south oriented and at 15º to the West. This orientation was chosen by taking the existing obstructions into account (mountain to the South East).

The roofing overhang was calculated to bring maximum comfort in summer without hiding the solar intake in winter.

4/ The insulation was carefully done, the walls are isolated with 20 cm of wood wool between the posts, covered by 15 cm of hemp bricks outside, coated with lime or covered by a local larch framing.

The roofing, made of terracotta tiles, is isolated with 32 cm of wood wool and hemp wool. 20 cm of cork were used to isolate the floor.

The windows and bay windows are double or triple glazed with an Argon glazing with low emissivity.

5/ Creation of a building with a simple design that would be reproducible and allow self-construction.

6/Design of a zero-point energy house or even a positive energy house.

7/ The water management was particularly well done thanks to the water-saver placed on the taps, the dual-flush system and water-saver shower heads. Moreover, the chalet is equipped with a rainwater harvesting system integrated in a circuit supplying the toilets.

Therefore, the global water economy rises to 50%.

8/ The house is equipped with a heating and an hydraulic heating floor supplied by a heat pump that works to CO² with a COP of 3.3 completed by 12 sq.m of solar sensors (not installed yet, in June 2012) also providing the bathroom's hot water.

The washing machine and tumble dryer are equipped with a double entry of hot water/cold water.

The house is equipped with energy-saving bulbs to consume less energy.

9/ Create a wastewater treatment through a reed bed, which will collect the waste water of 3 houses.

10/ Implementation of the waste management, with waste sorting.

11/ The bio gite, in addition to the fact that it is rented to environment-friendly people, will also be used as an educational tool.

Indeed, it will be the main example for the general contractor when he intervenes for public institutions (holiday makers, schools, architects, organisations, individuals, companies, etc.) about bio construction, bioclimatic design...

Very comfortable gite with a living area of 170 sq.m that can accommodate 10 people.

It enjoys extraordinary views over the sea and the mountains.

In a warm mountain style, it fits perfectly into this privileged natural site.

Fully equipped:

2 Fitted kitchens with dishwasher, freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, hi-fi system, flat screen television, DVD player, Internet connection, etc.

5 Bedrooms (2 90x200 cm beds that can be joined for 4 bedrooms, 1 bedroom with a 160x200 bed) with very comfortable mattresses in latex.

3 Bathrooms (walk-in showers).

The gite can be divided into 2 parts:

Gite for 6 people (100 sq.m with 3 bedrooms).

Gite for 4 people (70 sq.m with 2 bedrooms).

This is a bio gite with positive energy.

The goal of the project is to prove that you can build a house while respecting the principles of sustainable development, with a high requirement in the search for the better solutions by using local materials, local workforce. The social links being preserved, they enable to redynamise a local economy.

Therefore, the project is based on the following points:

1/ Use of healthy products such as hemp wool, wood wool, cork, clay coating...

2/ A particular effort is made to use the materials which are the closest to the building construction, as well as the local workforce:

- The 60 spruces necessary for the construction of the gite with the design post and beam come from a family forest located less than 1 km away,

- the framing is in Maurienne larch,

- the hemp bricks come from La Mure,

- the 110 sq.m of photovoltaic sensors were bought at Photowatt in Bourgoin-Jallieu; they produce 14000 kWh per year.

3/ The bioclimatic aspect needed a particular attention:

The main front as well as the roofing are south oriented and 15º to the West. This orientation was chosen by taking the existing obstructions into account (mountain to the South East).

The roofing overhang was calculated to bring maximum comfort in summer without hiding the solar intake in winter.

4/ The insulation was carefully done, the walls are isolated with 20 cm of wood wool between the posts, covered by 15 cm of hemp bricks outside, coated with lime or covered by a local larch framing.

The roofing, made of terracotta tiles, is isolated with 32 cm of wood wool and hemp wool. 20 cm of cork were used to isolate the floor.

The windows and bay windows are double or triple glazed with an Argon glazing with low emissivity.

5/ Creation of a building with a simple design that would be reproducible and allow self-construction.

6/Design of a zero-point energy house or even a positive energy house.

7/ The water management was particularly well done thanks to the water-saver placed on the taps, the dual-flush system and water-saver shower heads. Moreover, the chalet is equipped with a rainwater harvesting system integrated in a circuit supplying the toilets.

Therefore, the global water economy rises to 50%.

8/ The house is equipped with a heating and an hydraulic heating floor supplied by a heat pump that works to CO² with a COP of 3.3 completed by 12 sq.m of solar sensors (not installed yet, in June 2012) also providing the bathroom's hot water.

The washing machine and tumble dryer are equipped with a double entry of hot water/cold water.

The house is equipped with energy-saving bulbs to consume less energy.

9/ Create a wastewater treatment through a reed bed, which will collect the waste water of 3 houses.

10/ Implementation of the waste management, with waste sorting.

11/ The bio gite, in addition to the fact that it is rented to environment-friendly people, will also be used as an educational tool.

Indeed, it will be the main example for the general contractor when he intervenes for public institutions (holiday makers, schools, architects, organisations, individuals, companies, etc.) about bio construction, bioclimatic design...

More Details

Details for La Grange aux Ecureuils 4P 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Very comfortable gite with a living area of 70 sq.m that can accommodate 4 people.

It enjoys extraordinary views over the sea and the mountains.

In a warm mountain style, it fits perfectly into this privileged natural site.

Fully equipped:

Fitted kitchen with dishwasher, freezer, combi oven microwave and grill, washing machine, tumble dryer, Hi-Fi system, flat screen television, DVD player, Internet connection, etc.

2 bedrooms (2 90x200 cm beds that can be joined) with very comfortable mattresses 19 cm thick in latex.

1 Bathroom (walk-in shower).

A 75 sq.m terrace built in grey flagstone (imitation of local stone) and teak garden furniture.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Ancenay Stephanie
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

La Grange aux Ecureuils 4P
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
San Francisco, California, USA
5

Wonderful home, tranquil, relaxing, and gorgeous views.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this cabin in the French Alps for 3 days, on the way from Chambéry to Geneva. After traveling from Paris, Dijon, Lyon, and Chambéry by train, we were ready for a few days of tranquility and quiet. This cabin was exactly what we needed. It is modern, super clean, well equipped, and full of amenities. It was built by the owner, Stéphane, from local trees, with great attention to details and intelligent design. It is bright, quiet, and very comfortable all the time. The cabin is powered entirely by solar panels (seen in the photos) and by a solar water heating system. Stéphane is very environmentally conscious, used all natural materials in the building, but with no sacrifice of any quality or comfort. He recycles everything. The pictures listed here don't actually show how spacious and efficient the space is, it just feels extremely inviting and relaxing to be inside. We (with my wife and 11 year old daughter) actually spent much of our time in the cabin or walking up and down the narrow road nearby. Lots of cherry and apple trees around. However, there is plenty to see and do around the area, but you need a car. Although we had rented a car in Chambéry, it broke down a few minutes after we picked it up. We had it towed and had to wait until the next day evening to get a replacement. Stéphane was kind enough to drive to town from the cabin (about 13 km, he lives just across the road from the cabin) to pick us up and take us to the cabin, then drove us the next morning to a nearby town, Barberaz, to pick up some food and groceries from a local market and boulangerie, where we got the best butter and baguette we had throughout our trip in France. Ask for the "Traditionelle" baguette. Stéphane was super helpful throughout our stay and made himself available at all times. Since we did not have a car, he drove us back to the train station on the day we left.

The surroundings of the cabin are absolutely spectacular, with gorgeous views in all directions, and especially as the sun sets over the mountain, relatively late (around 9:30pm). The barn next door added to the rustic atmosphere.

We will definitely return for a longer stay, 1-2 weeks, do more hiking, biking, and exploring the mountains. There are fromageries to visit, Beaufort cheese is known locally, and a lake nearby for water activities. The attached larger cabin accommodates 6-8, making it ideal for two families to travel together and rent both cabins. Our stay was simply very memorable.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

super Familiendomizil

  • 5 of 5

Das Ferienhaus liegt etwas außerhalb, isoliert (in toller Natur und Ruhe) und die Zufahrtsstraße ist schmal und kurvenreich und gewöhnungsbedürftig. Davon abgesehen ist aber alles vom feinsten: sehr schöne Einrichtung / Ausstattung, alles in allem 5 Sterne!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Aussergewönliich

  • 5 of 5

Die Umgebung und d1ie Unterkunft sind traumhaft.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Un gite et un paysage merveilleux

  • 5 of 5

Notre famille a eu la chance de séjourner deux semaines dans ce gîte.

Le gite est très spacieux et lumineux (nous y étions a 11 un moment).

De construction récente il offre un très grand confort.

La vue sur le lac du Bourget ainsi que le grand jardin sont absolument fantastique.

La ville de Chambéry est juste a coté avec tous ces commerces.

Je recommande chaudement ce gite.

JB

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Voglans airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Barberaz
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Aix les Bains
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Chambéry
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Barberaz
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Montagnole
Nearest Ski
12 Kilometres
Le Granier
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Le Bourget-du-Lac
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Montagnole Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
BASSE SAISON
Nov 14 2016 - Dec 16 2016
1 night minimum stay
$152
$523
 
 
NOEL JOUR DE L'AN
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,201
 
 
BASSE SAISON
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
$152
$523
 
 
HAUTE SAISON
Feb 4 2017 - Mar 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$734
 
 
MOYENNE SAISON
Mar 6 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$116
$628
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$105
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Ajouter 2.2 % pour les frais de transactions si règlement avec carte bancaire
Pas de frais si paiement par chèque.

Les 2 gites sont regroupables pour 12 personnes, il peut ainsi accueillir les personnes à mobilité réduite.
Période de NOEL et JOUR DE L'AN : Location uniquement des 2 gîtes réunis (Gîte de 170 m² pour 12 personnes).

Les locations peuvent se faire du samedi au samedi ou du dimanche au dimanche.
Pour des périodes particulières, n’hésitez pas à questionner.

Le forfait ménage n'est pas obligatoire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Montagnole Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a walk-in shower, 2 bowl sinks suitable for mobility-impaired people, a large mirror and a raised toilet. The furniture is made of local spruce and chestnut.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , 90 X 200
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 90 X 200
  • The floor covering is chestnut wooden flooring, the walls are coated with clay or local spruce. Each bedroom has: 2 90x200 cm beds that can be joined, a wardrobe, 2 side tables and a desk. The furniture is built out of local spruce.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Cellar
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bowling center
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sledding
  • thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
You can rent the sheets for €10 per person.

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