You will find our apartment sitting beneath the imposing Mont Blanc in the Haute Savoie region of France, in a beautiful hamlet situated half way between St Gervais-le-Bains and Les Contamines Montjoie.
The apartment is one of 4 that make up a modern but traditional looking chalet. It has a total floor area of 106 sq m, sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms and has 2 bathrooms. 2 of the bedrooms have doors directly onto the terrace.
The garden extends to 750m sq and includes a large (100m sq) south and west facing terrace with amazing views. On the south side it is bordered by a stream.
In the summer we take most of our meals outdoors. Why deprive yourself of those wonderful views?
Our home is at 1056m and is a 5min drive to the ski resorts of St Gervais les Bains & Les Contamines Montjoie which operate from Dec - Apr.
Our immediate neighbourhood is rural - the nearest shops are a 5 min drive. We have a lot of wildlife for neighbours and the most amazing views! St Gervais is a year round spa town with plenty of bars and restaurants. There are hiking trails starting right outside our front door if you're feeling energetic or you can drive to Italy (Courmayeur) in 45mins (Turin 2hrs, Milan 3hrs), Switzerland in 1hr. Chamonix & Mont Blanc are a 30min drive away.
We are a married couple aged 51 & 58, 2 married children,3 grandchildren. She's in admin and He's something in the automotive business.
We are an active family & all love to ski, & between us we cover mountain biking, road biking, swimming, hiking, skydiving, canoeing, waterskiing, rollerblading, ice skating, football (I'm sure there are more, but you get the picture) & then at the end of the day we all appreciate resting those aching limbs, glass of chilled wine in hand whilst sitting on the terrace soaking up the scenery. All that said though, it doesn't mean we don't appreciate some inertia from time to time
Our first language is English, we both speak Italian (we used to live in Italy) and then some French.