Come to explore gracious, sporty, lakeside Evian – minutes’ away. Or head for the mountains – the nearest ski resorts of Bernex and Thollon are a 15-minute drive. And footpaths take off from the door of this well-planned, modernised home above the charming old village of Neuvecelle,. The guest wing has a comfortable, lake-view sitting room and each bright bedroom a private balcony or terrace (where you can breakfast): one gazes to Lake Léman, the other is in the pretty garden near the heated pool. The Burtons are keen to share their enthusiasm for this rich area, and to cook – do arrange dinner with them and learn more.