Spacious apt, for 4 ad. + 2 kids; easy access to ski lift and all amenities
- english, french
About Pippa Curtis
Previously worked in senior management as head of communcations in London, primarily in sustainable development, now loving living in the mountains of the southern French Alps.
Pippa Curtis purchased this Apartment in 2003
Why Pippa Curtis chose Forville
Our house, Snowgums is a wonderful old farmhouse which has been renovated authentically and environmentally. Heaps of character, kids love the staircase and shelves spilling over with toys and games, and parents love its charm. The walled garden gives calm and privacy, and we are located between Briancon and Serre Chevalier, so only 5 minutes to everything you need!
What makes this Apartment unique
A really authentic old building in a quiet village, with huge empty field in front of the house which slopes down to the glacial river, the Guisane. We hear cow bells in summer, as well as the torrent of the river, the Tour de France comes past our door, there are wild boar in the forest on the other side of the valley, and there's a free ski bus to the Chantemerle cablecar. Perfect.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Historic fortified Unesco listed old town of Briancon, ski valley of Serre Chevalier, 15 minutes to Italy, thermal baths at Monetier les Bains, 10 minutes, kayaking, rafting, climbing, hiking, mountain biking, cycle touring, lake and beach, horse-riding, pool, ice rink, restaurants, shops, all 5 minutes away.
Other Activities: Rafting, kayaking, climbing
Ski: We are in the ski valley of Serre Chevalier, 2 minutes from the main cable car at Chantemerle. Serre Chevalier is one of the biggest ski resorts in Europe. Serre Chevalier covers 250 kilometres of pistes, at altitudes of between 1200 and 2800 metres, for everyone from beginners to expert skiers! Serre Chevalier, in the Alps, is a long south-facing valley between the Col du Lautaret and Briançon with 16 villages and hamlets dotted along the way, ranging from the ultra modern to the most traditional. Highest point served by lift - 2830m.
Free shuttle bus takes you from near the house direct to Chantemerle cable car, without snow chains, digging car out of snow etc.
Montgenevre skiing is 15 minutes drive away, Claviere in Italy 20 minutes, The Milky Way (400kms of pistes) in Italy 30 minutes, Puy St VIncent 40 minutes, La Grave 40 minutes, Les Deux Alpes 1 hr 15 minutes, and Alpes Duez 1 hr 30 minutes - so there is lots to go at!!