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Large mountain retreat in the French southern Alps

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5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
12 guests
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The house 'Gîte des Silves' is located on the border of a very quiet hamlet with only a few houses. It sleeps up to 12 people and has 4 bedrooms, one mezzanine with 5 beds, two bathrooms, a large and very well equiped kitchen, a dining room, a living room with fireplace, a veranda and two outside terraces with panoramic views. The house is surrounded by fields and enjoys lovely views towards the mountains and the skislopes of the three ski resorts of the valley (Vallée de la Blanche), which are only a 10 minutes drive away. The lake of Serre-Ponçon, one of the largest lakes in Europe, has lovely beaches and is a 15 minutes drive away from the house. It offers watarsports activities like kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing etc.The small medieval town of Seyne-les-Alpes is at a dist...The house 'Gîte des Silves' is located on the border of a very quiet hamlet with only a few houses. It sleeps up to 12 people and has 4 bedrooms, one mezzanine with 5 beds, two bathrooms, a large and very well equiped kitchen, a dining room, a living room with fireplace, a veranda and two outside terraces with panoramic views. The house is surrounded by fields and enjoys lovely views towards the mountains and the skislopes of the three ski resorts of the valley (Vallée de la Blanche), which are only a 10 minutes drive away. The lake of Serre-Ponçon, one of the largest lakes in Europe, has lovely beaches and is a 15 minutes drive away from the house. It offers watarsports activities like kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing etc.The small medieval town of Seyne-les-Alpes is at a distance of 3 km from the house. It offers lots of shops and restaurants. The Southern Alps are renowned for the sunny climate they enjoy: 300 days of sunshine a year! The area is still very wild and authentic: no mass tourism, lots of hiking trails and many possibilities for sports: hiking, skiing, canyoning, rafting, gliding, mountainbiking,... Both the airport of Marseille-Provence and the train station of Aix-en-Provence (TGV) are a 2 hours drive away. There are buses from the airport/train station to ski resorts of the valley. The house has a private parking lot just in front. More
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About the Owner
Charles and Annick S
Languages spoken:German, English, French, Spanish, Dutch
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2013
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

If you enjoy mountain walking and peace and quiet then this is the place for you. Charles and Annick have a lovely spacious gite with southerly open views and south facing terraces and garden. It is in a small farming hamlet just outside/above Seyne les...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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Charles-ahp, VR Owner at Large mountain retreat in the French southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Many thanks for your detailed & kind comment. We are very pleased that you enjoyed both our house and the surroundings. We hope to welcome you again during your next trip to France.

Reviewed 21 February 2020

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Date of stay: January 2020
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Reviewed 19 August 2019

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Date of stay: August 2019
Charles-ahp, VR Owner at Large mountain retreat in the French southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2019

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Reviewed 21 January 2019

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Date of stay: January 2019
Charles-ahp, VR Owner at Large mountain retreat in the French southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2019

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

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Date of stay: July 2017
Charles-ahp, VR Owner at Large mountain retreat in the French southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Pool Table
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Housekeeping Optional
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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The house Gîte des Silves is located on the border of a very quiet hamlet with only a few traditional houses. It has lovely views towards the mountains and the ski resorts nearby. The small medieval town of Seyne-les-Alpes, which offers lots of shops and restaurants, is only 3 km away.
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