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Snowgums - Chalet in Hautes-Alpes

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36 chemin de Mas de Blais, 05100 Briançon, Hautes-Alpes
Provence - Alps - Riviera, France

Pippa Curtis

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+33 (0)4 92 20 44 26(landline)

+33 (0)6 78 39 65 73(mobile)

2 super family apartments in the unspoilt Serre Chevalier valley, with a private chef if you’d like one, and delightful Pippa to welcome you

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Gorgeous snowy panoramas, a private chef if you'd like one, and in-house childcare for babies, toddlers and young children enabling you to ski all day. This charming old farmhouse, with its rustic walls and vaulted ceilings, is home to two big apartments. There are cheerful covers on pale wood beds, cotton rugs on tiled floors, jolly towels in shining showers, lightness, comfort and joy. The cupboards spill novels and games, there are cots and high chairs for the asking, the Chantemerle cable car is a two-minute drive and Pippa will child-sit when you'd like a night out. Raised in Australia, she has that charming, relaxed manner you would expect and makes a stay here memorable. She and her daughter have a deep love for the outdoor life, especially skiing, boarding and tobogganing…  many of the runs here are lined with trees and the whole place is perfect for families. Pippa buys local produce for the welcome pack and is totally involved with village life. There are heated floors for cosiness, a drying room for ski gear and a regular free local shuttle up and down the valley. Brilliant value.

  • Ski domain: Serre Chevalier, Via Lattea.
  • Kit hire: 2km.
  • Distance to lifts: 2km.
  • Getting to the lifts: Free shuttle bus.
  • Getting from the airport: Hosts can recommend transfer from airport.
  • Spa facilities: Thermal spa, 10mins from chalet.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.

Local points of interest from Pippa Curtis:

Local points of interest from
Pippa Curtis:

  • Winter - in the heart of ski valley Serre Chevalier (250kms of pistes, 1200 - 2800m, all levels), snowboarding, sledging, relaxing, snowshoeing, husky sleigh rides, ski boot room, sledging slope opposite the house, free ski bus to the highest cable car.
  • Briancon old town, UNESCO world heritage listed, fortified cobbled streets, bursting with atmosphere and character, street theatre, events & medieval festivals in season.
  • Thermal spa (10 mins) - internal and external thermal pools, jacuzzi, fountains, whirl pool, plunge pools, music dome.
  • Travel - Gatwick Turin with BA, 2 hours drive to here, other airports too, direct Eurostar London Lyon (then hire car or a second train), or overnight train from Paris, or TGV to nearby Oulx with connecting bus to bring you to Briancon.
  • Facilities - feather pillows and duvets, great games cupboard for all ages, toys + Wendy house for children, everything for children and babies, wifi throughout, excellent showers, optional chef prepared main meals - highly recommended!
  • Spring, summer, autumn - excellent local swimming pool + long slide (5 mins), swimming lakes, Italy (15 mins), hiking, cycling valleys or Tour de France passes, kayaking, climbing, BBQ/ relax in large garden, safe bike storage.
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Guest feedback
" A truly wonderful stay - our second - at Snowgums. Pippa and Becky could not have made us feel more welcome and the upstairs apartment was ideal for the four of us. We skiied hard during the day, cooked and chatted into the evenings while the children rambled around the vast garden, and slept soundly every night. We can't wait to return. "
April 2015

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  • 1 Chalet for 8
Price:(i) 315 to425 per person per week

Available for exclusive use on a self catered basis: €1880-€2565. Extra sofabeds (2 double, 1 single) available at no charge.

Special Offer: January special! - January is wonderful for skiing and enjoying the slopes - without anyone else there! From 6 January 15% off when booking Snowgums Chalet - go on, you know you want to!!

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 3 nights. Pets by arrangement.




36 chemin de Mas de Blais, 05100 Briançon, Hautes-Alpes

Chalet 1 Chalet
Sleeps 8-13; 1 family room (1 double, 1 twin), 1 family room (1 twin, 1 bunk bed for 2); 3 shower rooms
Price: (i) 315 to 425 per person per week

Pippa Curtis

Visit website

+33 (0)4 92 20 44 26(landline)

+33 (0)6 78 39 65 73(mobile)