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Chalet in Bas Thex, Nr. Morzine, Haute Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France - South Facing Chalet In Pretty Hamlet Near Morzine
Charming and well equipped ski chalet in the beautiful hamlet of Bas Thex, a 10 minute 6km drive from Morzine and lift access into the Portes du Soleil ski area. This lovely self catered chalet is comfortably furnished and designed to accommodate 8 with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a large open plan living area and kitchen. 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms situated on the top floor with balconies, a double bedroom and twin ground floor with shower room. Parking space for 2 cars.. It is located in a peaceful hamlet with access to mountain walks and to St Jean D'Aulps and Morzine. The whole of the Portes du Soleil ski region is in easy reach. The area is hugely popular for skiers of all abilities as the whole of the Portes Du Soleil is accessible. Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz are extensive ski areas catering for all . There are snow shoe and cross county ski trails and tuition in Morzine and Les Gets.. There are lovely mountain restaurants dotted about in the mountains and villages, and the town of Morzine in the valley is lively and interesting with a small ice rink and a larger rink with ice hockey games and a football stadium, indoor pool and sports centre. This is a wonderful area for walking in Spring and Summer with many marked trails and walking routes. The elephant rock close to the chalet is popular with climbers. There is tropical themed Water Park at Avoriaz and lake swimming and canoeing at Lac Montriond in the summer. Please note that the garden is small and there is no lawned area for young children to play. There is a small terrace at first floor level but it is not fenced so unsuitable for toddlers.
Travel: Geneva airport is approx 1 hour 15 minutes drive. There are many companies offering a transport service from Geneva to Bas Thex.
Distances: St Jean D'Aulps is just over 1 km with restaurants and shopping. Morzine is approx 8 km with many bars and restaurants and shopping. Les Gets is approx 11km drive. Thonan on Lake Geneva is approx 20 mins drive. Geneva is 38 miles. There is a small Carrefour supermarket in St Jean and a very large Carrefour on the way into Morzine, less than a 10 minute drive.
Further Details: Fantastic Summer destination too, wealth of activity for the adrenalin junkies and those who just want to relax and enjoy the mountains and lakes. Lifts stay open to give access for amazing mountain biking and hiking. There are specific mountain bike trails. Water sports include rafting and canoeing, hydrospeeding and a new indoor swimming pool. There is an Olympic size swimming pool in Morzine. There is an 18 hole Golf course at Evian. There are 200km of sign posted footpaths through stunning countryside which can take you up to the mountain tops. The chalet is situated in the very pretty hamlet of Bas Thex. Use of a car is essential at this property. The free ski Navette or shuttle bus runs from the centre of St Jean D'Aulps, 1.5 km a 15 minute walk away, however a car is needed to get around with skis, shopping etc. Outside: Small South facing garden and outside terrace area with dining furniture and BBQ. Balconies on both floors with superb views over the valley and mountains. Parking for 2 cars in front of chalet. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble drier, wash basin, clothes airer. Linen and towels are included. Allowance for electricity for normal usage, only if heating is left on excessively is there extra charge. Other outside shed for skis and bicycles. Sauna ground floor.
Fantastic Comfortable Chalet
By Don F on 11-Oct-2017
This property is situated in the small hamlet a few minutes from the charming village of St Jean d'Aulp and about 10 minutes’ drive from Morzine.
The property is beautifully laid out in a very traditional chalet style with a wonderful log fire in the lounge area and large well equipped and modern kitchen. The bedrooms are large and very comfortable and all have wonderful balcony views of the mountains across the valley.
Skiing is available very nearby in the charming area accessible from the St Jean d'Aulp or a short drive will take you to the well know resorts of Morzine and the other resorts of the Haute Savoy and the Portes de Soleil.
All in all a wonderful relaxing and excellent place to stay in luxurious chalet in a tranquil setting but within easy reach of major skiing resorts.
By Angela N on 08-May-2017
This chalet combines modern conveniences and comfort with traditional charm and cosiness. The bedrooms are all of good size and we found the beds very comfortable. In addition, the kitchen is well equipped with everything we needed for a two week stay. Crucially, there was enough hot water for 5 of us to have hot showers/baths at the end of a days' skiing.
A car is recommended, but the chalet is close to the main road and there's a good-sized supermarket a short drive away.
The hamlet is quiet and the ideal place to get a good night's sleep after a long day on the slopes.
We didn't encounter any problems when making our booking or during our stay.
Wonderful Chalet Perfectly Located.
By Sally J on 21-Feb-2017
We had a fabulous ski holiday (with our extended family of all sizes and ages coming and going) in this lovely place. We especially liked; the amazingly comfortable beds, the classic wooden ski chalet feel, the real log fire, the short drive from Geneva airport, being able to easily access (by car & free bus) different parts of the massive Portes du Soleil ski area depending on weather and whim, the wonderful cuisine in the many mountain restaurants, the short walk to St Jean d'Aulps- a friendly village with bars and a Carrefour Express. We would definitely recommend it.
Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017 Date of Stay: Feb 2017
A Lovely Stay In A Lovely Chalet.
By Alice H on 15-Feb-2017
A very pretty chalet in a rustic French village. Nice spacious living area with open fire and well kitted out kitchen. All bedrooms are stylishly decorated and the beds are extremely comfortable!
Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017 Date of Stay: Feb 2017
Spacious And Cosy
By George And Sally K on 09-Feb-2017
This was a fabulous chalet, very attractively presented, fresh and clean, well equipped and maintained. The bedrooms were all a very good size and the beds were comfortable. The open plan kitchen dining and seating area meant that all members of the party could join in whether preparing the meal or sipping drinks by the fire.
The short drive to the slopes meant that we explored different options for skiing areas and had no trouble parking or returning to the car at the end of the day. The local supermarket was very well stocked and nearby.
We would recommend this chalet, particularly for a group of adults who are looking for comfort at the end of the day's skiing or want alternatives for non skiing such as mountain hiking of biking.
Real Home From Home And Very Comfy
By Hilary Cromwell on 24-Aug-2016
Everything from the initial booking with Vicky to the arrival went smoothly . the house is really comfortable and very well equipped. it was clean and tidy with everything to make your stay a real home from home feel.
Bas Thex is a little way out of the main action , which is what we wanted yet worth mentioning if renting this chalet you may need to hire a car.
Thanks Vicky for all the advise and help along the way ,
Charming Mountain Chalet In Great Location.
By Sally on 13-Oct-2015
Several ski areas are easily accessible by car including delightful Morzine.
The chalet is a proper wooden chalet with a real log fire in a spacious living area, it is exceptionally stylish & comfortable inside. There are lovely views across the valley. We would go again!