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Ideally suited to couples or young families. Flexible peak week holidays
Sleeps 4 (1 bedroom + sofa bed in living area) The large main bedroom features an extremely comfortable Super King double box spring bed and plenty of hand crafted built-in storage. In order to maximise the visual impact of the bedroom there is no door to separate the bedroom from the downstairs area. A 1 person sofa bed will be added to the bedroom during the summer of 2015 to provide additional flexibility for families.
- Bookings at this property are non-refundable.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Cleaned with disinfectant
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Minimum three-day vacancy between guests’ stays
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Follows industry health association: Sanitary Protocol (UNPLV – France)
By car Chambery airport is a 1.5 hours drive, Grenoble airport is a 2 hour drive and Geneva and Lyon are 2.5 hours drive. The train station in Bourg Saint Maurice is a 20 minute taxi journey away.
All the restaurants - whether on the slopes or in the resort - are excellent. The village of Sainte Foy Tarentaise is a 5 minute drive from the resort and has 2 excellent restaurants in Le Monal and The Grange. It is advisable to book in advance for all restaurants.
There is limited shopping available in the resort although it is possible to obtain the basics, fresh vegetables and nice wines. Some may find this adequate for a week long holiday but for those who are more adventurous in the kitchen we recommend the supermarkets in Bourg Saint Maurice for a larger shop.
We highly recommend SnoCool for children's group lessons, private instruction or guiding throughout the Haute Tarentaise. They can even arrange a helicopter drop in Italy and can guide you back down to the village of Sainte Foy Tarentaise from where a free bus will return you to the resort.
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About Lee Copson
Lee first discovered Sainte Foy in 2007 and was taken in by the uniqueness of the resort holidaying their regularly. He introduced Rhiannon to the resort a few years later and it had the same effect. In 2012 they bought a 4-story house in an old farm building on the edge of the resort. The property has been professionally renovated using local craftsmen and traditional materials and now consists of 2 very comfortable duplex apartments. We plan to rent the larger of the 2 apartments - Chalet de l'Ours - on an ongoing basis, while making the smaller apartment our permanent home when circumstances permit.
Lee Copson purchased this chalet in 2012
Why Lee Copson chose Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise
Sainte Foy Tarentaise is a gorgeous little ski resort. In contrast to the its larger neighbours (Val d'Isere, Tignes and Paradiski are all within 20 minutes drive) there is a pronounced lack of large concrete buildings. It retains a lovely village atmosphere. The resort has only 4 lifts but queues are almost unheard of. The lack of crowds and relaxed atmosphere make Sainte Foy an ideal place for beginners or for families. However, the lifts also open up an incredible amount of off-piste terrain and this is the resort that local guides and instructors head for on their days off. The resort has some fantastic restaurants and there are a couple of small but lively bars in the central square but those looking for a party atmosphere will be better served elsewhere.
What makes this chalet unique
Chalet Susie sits on the northerly edge of the resort in the old hamlet of La Bataillette yet the centre of the village and all amenities are only a 5 minute walk away. The apartment is part of an old traditional farmhouse and has been renovated to retain much of the charm of the original property. La Bataillette borders a national park and as such planning restrictions prevent further development to the north, but it is possible to ski to the front door through this area if you have basic off-piste skills.