Snowgums

Briançon, Hautes-Alpes
Chalet


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

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 8

The
Experience

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.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €315
Damage deposit
€300
Surcharges
Available for exclusive use on a self catered basis: €1880-€2565. Extra sofabeds (2 double, 1 single) available at no charge.
1 Chalet for 8
From €315

Reviews

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.

Aude

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Location

The neighbourhood

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.