Maison du Viognier has been created out of a sensitive restoration of an ancient grange. It retains the original huge beams and wide smooth floorboards underfoot in a huge open upper level incorporating separate lounge,dining and kitchen areas, and all with stunning views down the Belleville valley and over to the white mountain peaks above St Martin de Belleville. Original features have been enhanced with modern touches. Roof beams are picked out with uplighters which makes the lounge into a magical space at night.During the day the huge triangular windows with their enormous beams frame the gorgeous colours of the trees outside. It is a ever changing vista with fresh spring greens and the snow sitting high up on the mountains in spring, through to a tapestry of reds and golds as autumn sets in.
Large lounge area with comfy sofas and throws, double sided wood stove, TV, DVD player and iPod dock, books and games. Tall triangular windows under the huge beams offer lovely views. You can even see the raptors gliding over the trees below.
Dining area which can easily seat 8. Two new high chairs so the whole family can enjoy meals together.
Large kitchen area with full size hob and multifunction oven, microwave, dishwasher, Nespresso maker, large fridge freezer and all of the kitchenware and crockery you could need to prepare anything from a baguette and coffee to enjoy on the terrace to a full meal. Good selection of children's plates and cutlery. Breakfast bar and bar stools for conversations whilst meals are prepared.
Spacious balcony separated from lounge via large sliding glass doors with seating and table and again the stunning views out over the valley. A favourite spot to sit with a glass of wine and watch the sun setting behind the peaks up at St Martin - usually still covered in snow in June - simply gorgeous.
Additional shower room and toilet
Entrance area with space to store boots and equipment and extra sofa to use whilst kitting up.
Outside there is also a good covered entrance area for storage.
All of the sleeping accommodation and the main bathrooms are on the one lower level which is very light and also enjoys gorgeous views over the valley.
2 spacious bedrooms with king sized beds, wardrobe, storage and long mirror and fabulous views.
1 bedroom with two single beds and two further singles up on mezzanine with restricted headspace (suitable for children over 6) .
2 additional cots for babies - 1 large wooden and 1 travel
Additional sofabed converting to a comfortable double bed.
Each bedroom is tastefully decorated and you will find beds made up on arrival with high quality crisp pure cotton bedlinen.
Two newly fitted bathrooms on this level - one with bath, basin and toilet and the other with a walk in shower, basin and toilet.
The chalet is located in the small friendly hamlet of Le Villard above St Jean de Belleville and enjoys stunning views of the mountains and gorgeous Belleville valley. Situated so high, it is frequently above the rainbows and you can watch birds even from the lounge. The chalet is located right on one of the many local walks or "sentiers". Graded for ability in the same way as the ski pistes, it is a lovely "blue" walk, which links within a few 100m to "red" and "blue" choices and is very close to the Tour de Tarentaise long distance walk. Hypermarkets and shops are easily accessible in Moutiers, just 15km away in the valley, whilst St Martin de Belleville is just 12km with direct lift access to the Three Valleys with fabulous VTT and Enduro trails or simply a chance to sit with the children as we did and watch the marmots playing around a tumbledown stone ruin.
Prices include the final cleaning, fast wifi, TV and utilities. Linen are available for hire and beds will be made up for you if you take this option.