Superb 3 Bedroom House Near Annecy in a Gorgeous Village In the Bauges National Park
- english, french
I first came to the French Alps as part of my year abroad for my French degree and immediately fell in love with the place. So much so that I decided there and then that I would like buy a place and eventually live there. However, before I did that I thought it would be best to travel all around the world, just in case there is anywhere else I liked better. After visiting a great many countries all across the globe, I came to the conclusion that the French Alps is indeed the best place I have ever been to. I work as a writer, and also play music. I also like sport and socialising. The French Alps is great for this, because there's always activities going on, the people are great, and there are countless walks and bike rides to do, beside which the weather here is usually brilliant.
Owner purchased this House in 2004
Why Owner chose Lescheraines
The first thing which took me about the region was its towns, spectacular scenery, great weather and incredibly warm and friendly people. Before buying I did actually travel all over France, to check out other areas. After driving the length and breadth of France I realised I would never find an area I like as much as the Alps, and so regardless of the extra cost I knew that was where I wanted to be. It's also great all year round. I love skiing locally ski in Winter, and relax when it's warmer - which is pretty much the rest of the year! The village is small enough to have a real sense of community, yet for such a small place it also has pretty much everything you need. I think someday I will come and retire here, but in the meantime is just great to come as often as possible.
What makes this House unique
I certainly make the most of the house. In Winter it is very convenient for local ski resorts, which in my opinion are better than the bigger ones - the slopes are great, it is cheaper and there are less queues. The house is also centrally located, & it's great it has pretty much everything. The village has everything you need, it is in the middle of a beautiful National Park, its bang next to a lovely leisure base which has lots of great activities, it is also convenient for Annecy & Aix les Bains which have got to be two of the best towns in Europe. On top of that there always seems to be activities going on around the region; anything from concerts to circuses. If you want to just relax and have peace & quiet it's great, but if you want to get out & have fun then it's equally as good.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
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All of Paul’s directions to the property were excellent. Lescheraines is nestled in a valley surrounded by beautiful countryside. We were there late September so a lot of the local places were closed but we found provisions in the local store Boulanger and butcher.
Great location for excursions to Geneva, Annecy and Aux le Bain
During our stay my wife became ill, the locals were helpful directing us to the surgery which we found was 200 metres from the house.
We can’t say how much we enjoyed and would recommend this lovely clean well equipped establishment
Oh forgot we couldn’t get the wi fi to work but a quick text to Paul soon sorted.
Just switch it on and off till it kicked in.
I was also able to watch the Rugby World Cup on British channels, massive thumbs up.
Fabulous area and great property
This is our second stay in Lescheraines and we were so happy to be back. The house has everything you need for a holiday including a lovely small garden to sit out and eat in. There is an amazing boulangerie and useful shop in the village so you don't have to travel far to get food. The local lake is fantastic for swimming and relaxing at with slides and a cafe to keep the children busy. Highly recommend this property!
Wonderful rural stay in Savoy
The first time in Savoy-a real eye opener. Paul`s house was an attractive summer holiday basis. The house has all you need for a self-relied holiday: kitchen, washing machine, dishwasher, a nice living-room and a small garden where you can enjoy summer hours. The neighbourhood is quiet and friendly. Lescheraines-Le Pont has only a few hundred inhabitants, BUT a phantastic baguetterie/patisserie, a wonderful Chocolaterie/ice cream factory, a very good butcher, a small but good grocery store (do NOT ignore Savoiean wine), a good (!) farmer`s market every Tuesday, one or two fine craft shops and a superb cheese cooperative with such a phantastic variety of local cheese about two km away. And it is close to each and every thing worth seeing in Savoy (about one and a half hours to Chamonix and the Mont Blanc, much closer to Annecy, Aix-Le-Bains and lovely Chambery, and perfectly close to the totally underestimated but wonderful Bauges massif. Perfect location for a wonderful summer holiday in a not really well known region.
Lovely quiet location, house nicely appointed and well maintained. It was very handy to have all local shops within a couple of minutes walk. We found many great places to visit within a 30 minutes drive. Annecy is beautiful, but you are correct Paul, Lescheraines is better than Annecy. Thanks for a comfortable stay.
Lovely quiet place
We had a lovely time staying in Lescheraines. The property is as described and everything is kept in good condition. Shower was hot and powerful.
We spent a week cycling and there are loads of nice quiet routes with numerous smaller (900m - 1100m) climbs nearby which were almost deserted. There are also a few larger more well known climbs like Mont Revard and Semnoz. The views from the top of both are amazing.
Easy access to Annecy, Aix les baix and Chambery which are worth a trip.
There's a lovely lake in Lescheraines with watersports and it's also nice for swimming.
The only negative is that we would have liked a couple of restaurants within walking distance. There is one pizza restaurant but it's only open Wed - Sat evenings and although it said open for food 12-2pm they had stopped serving when we arrived at 1.45pm.
Overall we had a lovely stay.
Lovely modern, spacious property in idyllic location
The property is clean, modern and well equipped, very pleasant and everything we needed for a family of 5. Great to have good WiFi and access to British TV! The village is full of character and in beautiful surroundings. We would thoroughly recommend staying here.
The nearest lake with swimming available is within easy walking distance.
Geneva is a little over an hour away by motorway. Chambery airport is closer but is usually only available in winter. Annecy airport is close but is very small. Other airports include Grenoble and Lyon. These are around 90 minutes away, or more depending upon traffic. Car hire is pretty much essential.
Annecy about 18 miles. Aix-les-bains about 18 miles. Chambery about 25 miles. Geneva, just over an hour away. Mont Blanc - 90 mins away. Yvoire - just over an hour away. Cluses - just over an hour away.
Local shops, restaurants and leisure facilities are within easy walking distance. There is a cashpoint in the village and the nearest bank is around 5 miles away. There villages in a tourist area and there is a tourist office in the village with plenty of information on lots of things to do and see locally.