Eight BR apartment-Holiday in the Alps this summer - easy
This is a privately owned and managed apartment in the Les Hameaux des Eaux D'Orelle complex. It is not affiliated to either of the operators who manage apartments at the site. The apartment sleeps 6-8 people depending on whether you want to use the sofa bed (which offers 2 single beds). In addition there are 3 rooms two with king size beds and 1 with twin beds. The beds have duvets as well as blankets and linen and duvet covers as well as towels are included in the price. There is no additional cleaning fee. A deposit will be held to cover breakages but this will be returned if all is well before departure. There are no hidden extras. This apartment is superior to others in this complex as it has access to the underground car park - so your car can remain secure and coolin the heat. There is also a lift which gives access from the car park to the apartment which makes unloading and loading very much easier. Some of the apartments are at the back which means that luggage must be lugged up the hill. This 1 is at the front and all you need to do is put your cases in the lift!! Only 2 blocks have car park and lift access. Both are a big plus. The complex is situated in Orelle which is in the Maurienne Valley close to the Frejus tunnel which leads to Italy. From Orelle you can walk in the mountains and the Maurienne Valley region is the worlds largest mountain biking area. There are 48 different routes marked on the tourist office cycling map. The scenery is stunning and social distancing is really not an issue. Alternatively, for those who want to explore there is infinite variety. Orelle is an ideal base for this. Turin is just over an hour away through the Frejus tunnel and is Grenoble and Chambery are about an hour or less in the other direction. Lyon airport is about two hours on the motorway. St Jean de Maurienne, the regional centre is some fifteen minutes drive. The smaller towns of Modane and St Michel de Maurienne are 5 minutes and there are loads of smaller villages down the valley as well as small ski resorts on both sides of the mountains. The office de tourisme runs bus tours to Turin on a weekly basis for at least some of the year. Please check the current situation with them. So far as the apartment is concerned, it is state of the art and well equipped with fridge, small freezer, dishwasher, kettle, hob,microwave etc. There is plenty of cooking equipment, plates, cups cutlery etc. The apartment has a television and you can link to wifi from the lounge. The 2 small bedrooms are built into the eaves so there is restricted headroom at the back of the rooms. The complex has a swimming pool (remember under French law men and boys need speedo type trunks) with jets, hot bath-tub, sauna and hammam. There is a spa where you can book additional treatments. The pool etc is free. There is also a restaurant and bar and you can buy bread, cheese, ham etc there as well. There are no discos, clubs etc and if you are more interested in wild nightlife then this is probably not for you. If you want a comfortable base at affordable prices then this is your place. This year due to current restrictions the pool is open this summer but the sauna, hammam and spa are closed. The price quoted is the basic price for the apartment for a summer week. Usual rental is Saturday to Saturday but if possible I can be flexible. I am also happy to look at requests for long weekends. This place is ideal for this as there are no mountain roads and you can get there on motorways apart from the last couple of kilometres. Driving takes around ten hours from Calais - its an easy though long drive. Alternatively Chambery airport is one hour away. Grenoble and Turin probably about one hour 30 minutes and even Lyon is less than two hours(and you dont have to go through Lyon as the airport is on the Alps side). Alternatively this apartment is offered for rental by the Office de Tourisme in Orelle .
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