Apartment in Le Bettex, 1556m, near St Martin de Belleville, Savoie, France - Chairlift Within Easy Walking Distance, Mountain Views, Overlooking River In Peaceful Old Haml
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About Colm Doran
The owners, a married couple, a chartered accountant and former science teacher, are directors of a process improvement consulting company. We advertise two properties through HomeAway: Primrose Cottage, a 17th century thatched cottage near Salcombe in South Devon, UK (Owners Direct ref: E13319) has been owned since 2001. We spend several visits each year walking round the South Devon Coastal path and visiting the villages and resorts in The South Hams. We have also owned a ski apartment, at 1575m height in Les Trois Vallees, France (Owners Direct ref: FR20590) since 2007. We spend several weeks in Le Bettaix skiing and walking in the mountains. We seek to defray costs whilst allowing guests to enjoy winter and summer in a peaceful hamlet by Le Doron river.
Colm Doran purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Colm Doran chose Le Bettaix
We have skied in the Trois Vallees for many years. In 2007 we were delighted to discover the hamlet of Le Bettex, hiding at 1575m below La Masse and Les Menuires. It has a river, no through traffic, with chair lift access to the Three Valleys ski circuit but without any crowds. We have discovered a ready made social life, with ski companions and friends who enjoy walking in the mountains in summer. We keep finding out more about life in the Vallee des Belleville, which is enchanting.
What makes this Apartment unique
Our village is quiet and traditional, with no through traffic, just lovely views, a river and fast chair lift access to the entire Trois Vallees circuit, which allows us to enjoy a very comfortable warm chalet with easy access along the riverbank to the ski slopes and mountain walks. There are no disturbed nights caused by revellers and we like it that way. We hope you will too.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:3
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
No smoking No pets Quiet please- 10 pm - 7 am
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great week at Les 3Vallées
Thanks for the very confortable and nice flat ! Everything was perfect.
Glad you enjoyed it. Great snow this year.
A stunning appartment in a great location
We had a great family holiday in this appartment. The owner had sent us very detailed directions, entry instructions and info about local amenities, all of which were both accurate and useful.
The appartment is extremely homely and well furnished and is close enough to walk to the chair lift (5 mins)
Thankyou for your kind comments. Pleased the local amenity information was helpful.
Parfait / Perfect
L'appartement est très luxueux : literie de qualité, propre et spacieux. Le sèche-chaussures intégré au casier à ski est très appréciable. Le garage est un vrai plus compte tenu des chutes de neige durant la semaine. Très bon contact avec le propriétaire (parle français). Nous avons passé un très bon séjour au bettex, nous y reviendrons avec plaisir. Pour information, les informations présentes sur place sont en anglais.
The apartment is very luxurious : very good bedding, spacious and clean apartment. The boot warmer into the ski locker and the garage are usefull.
The owner, Colm is very helpful and pleasant.
It was a great holiday in les Bettex. We hope come back.
where to ski late season
The chalet was lovely and le Bettaix is a great base. L’Ours Blanc was our favourite place to eat – as you said great service!!
Many thanks for your comments. We're pleased you enjoyed our home and found Le Bettaix a suitable place for a late season holiday.
Lovely family apartment
Lovely homely family apartment that is just right for 6 people. Close to the chairlift that takes you right into Les Menuires and Trois Vallees. So glad we found it!
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
We are pleased you found the proximity to the lifts, access to Les Menuires and Val Thorens easy and the size of accommodation suitable for your party of six.
Glad you enjoyed your holiday.
Ski Hoilday's in France
We have found a nice apartment and all instructions are detailed described so that there was any issue over the day’s.
Yes you are right that the snow was not so match as it was forecasted, however it was possible to go from Bettex to Menuires, Merribel, Val Thorens or to Courchevele.
So everything was good prepared under this conditions and the ski arena is really beautiful. We enjoyed the stay and the nice area around. We went 2 times in a restaurant one time in Courchevelle, they have made the beef in the chimney nice place and high quality of food. The second time we went to Reberty close to the speed mountain and also there we have got an excellent Dinner.
At the end it was a great holiday.
Thanks for the nice time, I believe that we will come back in the next season.
Thank you for your very kind comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday and wish to return next year.
Geneva, Lyon and Grenoble/Isere airports are all 2.5 hours’ drive from Le Bettaix. Chambery is 1.5 hours away.The N90 dual carriageway from Albertville to Moutiers takes 30 minutes. Exit at sortie 40 (signposted Val Thorens/Les Menuires/St. Martin) and drive up the mountain on D117, which takes 30 minutes - longer on Saturday afternoons. Turn off at Praranger for Le Bettaix. Calais to Le Bettaix is 595 miles.
The nearest villages, for shopping, groceries, concerts, bars, restaurants, are Les Menuires and St. Martin de Belleville, both of which are 10 minutes drive.
The Baroque church of Notre Dame de la Vie is also a 10 minute drive.
Val Thorens at 2300m is accessible by car in 20 minutes.
Moutiers is 30 minutes drive and provides access to Meribel, Courchevel, the ski resorts of the Tarentaise and Annecy.
Praranger, which houses sheep in winter, is a short walk as is a working mill museum
The ski shop in Le Bettaix operates a fresh bread service each morning.
There are 2 Carrefour supermarkets in Les Menuires and other supermarkets. Carrefour Montagne is open 8am until 8pm. There are several appealing typically French food shops and the range of other shops is extensive.
In Les Menuires the tourist office provides helpful information and Le Skilt bar shows Sky TV sports matches. The Pourquoi Pas piano bar, behind the church in St. Martin, is well frequented in early evening with weekly live music.
Les Menuires has an excellent indoor sports centre with pool.
Garage des Menuires deals with any vehicle related incidents.
There are several cross country ski trails around Le Bettaix. The 2010 Olympic biathlon champion grew up in the village. Equipment hire and lessons can be arranged in Les Menuires or St. Martin. Planning permission has been granted to upgrade Le Bettaix chairlift from Dec 2015.
Les Menuires and Val Thorens have long toboggan trails. Tickets can be purchased in both resorts. Snowshoe excursions are held throughout the season. "Speed Mountain" toboggan roller coaster at Les Bruyeres is open daily from noon.
Free concerts are held regularly in Les Menuires and St. Martin featuring classical music, blues and jazz ensembles.
Walking / mountain bike piste maps are printed each summer showing daily lift access points to the high mountains. Many spectacularly beautiful walks are accessible on foot or by car from old Savoyard villages in the Belleville valley.
Les Menuires was the 2013 venue for the French national mountain bike championships whilst Meribel was the 2012 venue. Mountain bikes can be rented in les Menuires.
Cycles can be hired at St. Jorioz on a picturesque cycle trail near lake Annecy, and on the Aime to Bourg St. Maurice Isere valley route, which ends at the French national kayak centre. White water rafting is also possible from Macot. Several lakes have safe swimming.