Gites in St. Pierre d'Entremont ,Rhone Alps that sleeps 10 available for self catering holiday rentals in St. Pierre d'Entremont.
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St. Pierre d'Entremont Holiday Home

Gites in St. Pierre d'Entremont , Rhone Alps, France
La Grange
(Sleeps: 10, 3 bedrooms, Rhone Alps)

La Grange

La Grange



La Grange is a recently renovated alpine barn superbly situated in the heart of the Chartreuse Regional Nature Park in France. We offer self-catering accommodation and all-inclusive self-guided walking holidays. ... Full Property Description

Our self catering accommodation is in a recently renovated barn superbly situated in the heart of the Chartreuse Regional Nature Park at 1000 metres altitude. We are part of a small collection of barns and houses comprising Les Claret, one of 52 traditional Alpine farming hamlets named after the families who farmed the Entremont valleys. The Chartreuse Regional Nature Park is one of the best areas for summer hill walking in France and is an excellent and undiscovered venue for winter skiing, snow-show tours and winter sports - in short, all sorts of outdoor activities, all year round. Little known to English tourists, La Chartreuse offers the authentic alpine experience. We are situated just a short distance from the spectacular Cirque de St. Même with it’s 300 metre high cliffs and tumbling waterfalls. St. Pierre d'Entremont, the local town, is 5 kms distance and has a wide range of shops including an organic butchers, a superb cheese shop, a well-stocked mini supermarket, two cash machines, a post office and petrol station. Other sites of interest include the original Monastery of the Cartusian Order from which the Park takes its name and the Church at St. Hugue decorated by the artist Acabas. The historic cities of Grenoble, Chambery and Annecy are also close by. The local 'Route de Savoie Faire' takes in the Savoie vineyards, a strong tradition of local cuisine and visits to the workshops of local craftsmen and artists. Classified 3 star by the préfecture, the accommodation has three bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms and can accommodate up to 12 people if required. Accommodation is flexible as two of the bedrooms feature mezzanine floors and one is also equipped with a small couchette under the eaves. There is a large well equipped kitchen & dining's area with many original features and seating for up to 12 people. There is also a comfortable and cosy living room with a wood-burning stove, TV, free WiFi network and DVD collection. This room also has a double bed settee for use if required. Double doors lead to a sunny first floor terrace for dining outside and sun-bathing. Outside the property, there is a garden of some 500 sq. mts. and private parking. The accommodation is ideal for families (with or without children) or groups of friends. Since we are very much off the beaten track, there is very little danger from passing traffic. Children and dogs (which we welcome) are therefore free to roam, play and meet our excellent neighbours! The area is a paradise for walkers since several excellent trails depart directly from the accommodation. We are happy to provide trail guides, expert local knowledge of flora, fauna and traditions As an Englishman living in France, I've very much fallen in love with this little known and scenically stunning region of France. Having married a local girl, I started visiting the Chartreuse frequently in the 90's. By 2000, we'd found a suitable old barn to convert into a rural gite... a long held ambition. By the end of 2003, we'd completed the conversion and we're keen to launch the gite as a very special holiday destination. Our accommodation now boasts a very international clientele. Many of our guests have now become firm friends and return each year to sample further delights of the region. The accommodation is available for let as self-catering accommodation for weekly lets and is also available during weekends out of season. We also offer self-guided walking tours on a full-board basis out of high season. [Hide Description]

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Source: Exchange Rates Today
Rate Period StartRate Period EndRate
30 June 2012 01 September 2012 € 860.00 per week
01 September 2012 22 December 2012 € 760.00 per week
22 December 2012 05 January 2013 € 950.00 per week
05 January 2013 09 February 2013 € 775.00 per week
09 February 2013 09 March 2013 € 875.00 per week

Booking Procedure

Send an enquiry with your Arrival & Departure dates, and we will reply as soon as possible. To confirm a reservation, we will send two copies of a contract to your postal address and ask you to sign them and return one copy to us with a 25% deposit. Rentals are normally from Saturday to Saturday. Clients are expected to vacate La Grange by 10.00 am on Saturday morning to allow time for new arrivals after 4.00 pm.The rental prices includes: electricity, wood supply for wood burning stove, towels (1 large and 1 towel small per person per week), bed linen (one sheet per bed per week). We reserve the right to ask for a security deposit (against breakages). Small breakages such as plates, cups and glasses are regarded as a normal running expense. In the event of major breakages, we undertake to negotiate a reasonable settlement of expenses. Article 8 of the General Conditions (see contract) states that clients are expected to leave La Grange in the same state as it was found on arrival. A cleaning service is available at an extra cost of 45 € and can be chosen as an option on the contract. A meal on arrival - For arrival day, we can now arrange for an evening meal of three courses plus continental breakfast the following morning. The cost for this service will be 22 € per person and 15 € per child. This can be very convenient if you are due to arrive late on Saturday evening. Please contact us for further details. Please note that we will require advance notice for this service and the relevant box should be ticked on the contract. Weekends and short stays (3 nights) are also available out of high season for 340 € and 425 € respectively or 250 € and 340 € without sheets & towels. Please contact us for further details.

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Let Types: Short-term

Rentals are normally from Saturday to Saturday. Clients are expected to vacate La Grange by 10.00 am on Saturday morning to allow time for new arrivals after 4.00 pm. However, subject to availability, there is some flexibility in this. Especially out of high season.

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Property Type



Pets Welcome, Ideal for children, Smoking Permitted, No Smoking Preferred, Suitable for couples, Quiet Location,

General Facilities

Air Conditioning, Child Safety Gate, Linen Provided, Towels Provided, Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Cot available, Sofa-bed , Fireplace,


Toaster, Oven, Fridge, Microwave, Freezer, 4-Ring Hob, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Grill, Table & Chairs,

Reception Rooms
Reception Rooms: 2
Dining Seats: 12

Sleeping Capacity: 10
Double Beds: 2
Single Beds: 6
Twin Rooms: 0
Family Rooms: 2

Bathrooms: 0
Shower Rooms: 3
WC's: 4


TV, CD Player, DVD Player, Satellite TV, Internet Access,

Pool Details

Outside Facilities

Garden, Parking, Patio Area, Barbeque, Sun Loungers, Garden Furniture, Outdoor Lighting,

Local Activities

Canoeing, Cookery Tuition, Cycling, Hang Gliding, Hiking, Horse Riding, Lake Fishing, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Para Gliding, River Fishing, Sailing, Tennis, Walking, Wind Surfing, Wine Tasting,

In addition to self-catering accommodation, we offer all-inclusive self-guided walking holidays. This package includes full-board, transfer to and from the airport and accommodation. Our programme is suited to small groups of friends or couples who enjoy the challenge of meeting like-minded people in shared activity. With 3 double en-suite bedrooms, we can accommodate up to 6 people in complete privacy (in double or twin beds). However. if privacy is not an issue, we have the capacity to accommodate an additional 8 people. Our minimum group size is 4.

Our typical self-guided programme is designed to give you the freedom to wander and explore at your own pace and is suitable for anyone with an average level of fitness. However, subject to group discussion, we are happy to provide more or less challenging itineraries. Equally, if you would like to include additional activities, we'd be happy to organise this with our local contacts.

The Chartreuse Nature Park in general is a mecca for outdoor activities both during the Summer and Winter. Consequently, there are a wide range of companies offering guided hikes; climbing schools; acrobatic forest adventure parks; via ferrata; orientation trails; trail running; caving; mountain biking; hang gliding and parapente; horse riding and many others. There are also a number of private individuals who are qualified as mountain guides. One of the largest companies is situated in our local town of St. Pierre d'Entremont. Others are accesible within half an hour by car. Additional activities such as the above are not included in the rental price. However, we are happy to book for you in advance of your arrival.

Cleaning Services / Towels and Linen

Sheets and towels are included (1 large and 1 face towel) and are changed weekly. Guests are expected to leave the gite in the state that it was found on arrival. However, a cleaning service is available for an additional cost of 45 euros.

Extra Notes on Accommodation

Sometimes called the 'Emerald Mountains', the Chartreuse region borrowed it's name
from the world famous Carthusian Order founded in 1084 and has long been a source
of inspiration for artists and writers. Stendhal referred to the area as 'The Jewel of the
Alps'. The monastery was also immortalized by the poet Wordsworth in his poem 'The
Grande Chartreuse'. More recently, the iconic 20th century musician Jacques Brel lived
in St. Pierre de Chartreuse. Today, St. Pierre hosts an annual festival to celebrate his life and work.

At the crossroads of the Alps and the Jura Mountains, the Chartreuse Massif looks out over Grenoble to the south and Chambery to the north. A varied landscape and an abundant water supply have created a multitude of microclimates in the area, and make for lush vegetation. The Chartreuse Regional Nature Park’s originality stems from this constantly changing and fascinating natural environment. The diverse nature of its three regions makes the Chartreuse

How to get there

By air: fly to Geneva, Lyon, Chambery or Grenoble (transfer times vary from 30 mins to 1 hr 15 mins. By train: TGV/SNCF to Chambery Gare
By Ferry: to Calais; Dunkirk; Le Havre; Caen or Cherbourg - Les Claret is a good day's drive from ferry ports in the North of France. Normally it takes 8-10 hours (including an hour for lunch).
Distance of main cities- Geneva: 70 mls, Chambery: 16 mls, Annecy: 48 mls, Chamonix: 107 mls,
Grenoble: 22 mls, Lyon: 66 mls, Paris: 356 mls, Calais: 543 mls, Le Havre: 475 mls.


From Les Entremonts to les Petites Roches, there are nine village resorts and snow
zones which are the perfect venue for a trip or a reunion, whether you are coming for a
weekend or your winter holidays. 64 ski runs and 255 km of cross-country skiing and
snowshoe trails await lovers of boardsports and cross-country skiing. Whether you
prefer sporting or more reflective pleasures, solo breakaways or downhill skiing with
your family, you will appreciate the warm welcome offered by the Chartreuse Region.

The main resort is:

• Downhill skiing : 35km of pistes, a slalom stadium,an officially approved mogul piste, 2 nursery slopes, 2 kids’ clubs, a freestyle course (ski jumps, slides, mini boarder cross), a cable car, a chairlift with a release mechanism, a chairlift, 12 ski lifts, 2 ESF ski
tows, an altitude restaurant, and a paragliding take-off area at the top of the pistes.
Information : +33 (0)4 76 88 68 71

Website :
E-mail :
• Snowshoes : 33.5 km of marked trails – get the lowdown from the Tourist Office.

Horse Riding

38 950 St-Martin-le-Vinoux
Tel. +33 (0)4 76 87 73 76
Donkey hire for treks in the Chartreuse Region.

Estate al Col de Marcieu
Tel. +33 (0)6 22 31 28 66
Rides and treks.

Chemin du Polonais 38 660 Lumbin
Tel. +33 (0)4 76 08 78 60
Western-style riding centre.

38 660 St-Hilaire-du-Touvet
Tel. +33 (0)4 76 33 30 47
Find out about donkeys and how they live.
Mountain pack transfers.

38 380 St-Pierre-de-Chartreuse
Tel. +33 (0)4 79 62 04 28
Accommodation for horses and riders.
Explore the Chartreuse Region.

38 960 St-Etienne-de-Crossey
Tel. +33 (0)6 22 39 61 37
Riding lessons, trekking. Rides, pony
rides for complete beginners.

Disabled Access

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