Ideal for 6 (max 8) with mountain views and easy access to and from the slopes
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About Caroline Charnock
I've been a keen skier since childhood and my husband started when we met. Our three children (now grown up) have skied since they were 4 years old. We live in London and use the apartment ourselves for at least two weeks every ski season.
Caroline Charnock purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Caroline Charnock chose La Tania
My husband and I bought Saboia 43 in 2006. Initially we leased it back to a French holiday company but since 2013 we have taken back control and are now letting it ourselves to private individuals. This also means that we have been able to make improvements and add our own touches which has been a lot of fun and very rewarding. Just this season we have had the mezzanine extended and put in a new kitchen. Our main criteria when buying our apartment was to combine a level of affordability, ease of access and the best possible skiing we could find. La Tania is THE perfect resort for this, being so wonderfully connected to one of the largest and best linked ski areas in France. We wanted ski in and and ski out since we all hate lugging our skis around; and, as initially we were limited to school holidays, we wanted somewhere with a good and well maintained lift system - we hate queueing! Even in peak weeks we have never had to queue for long either in La Tania itself or anywhere else in the Three Valleys as the French invest so wonderfully in their ski lifts - each year we come across newer and faster ones. Final bonus - the wonderful Folyeres run back to our apartment is of the best 'home runs' in the alps. We love the Three Valleys and in our opinion La Tania is the best of all possible locations in the Three Valleys for a great family holiday.
What makes this Apartment unique
We love this apartment for it's view of the mountains, the sun on the balcony at lunchtime, the spacious living room which is so bright and sunny during the daytime. We often pop back for lunch in the apartment - jump out of our skis outside and run up to enjoy a baguette in the sun on the balcony. Then off back up the La Tania bubble - no queue - and a great afternoon skiing. Last vin chaud in the Bouc Blanc before a blast down the Folyeres back to the apartment at the end of the day for a well earned sauna and shower.
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Lovely apartment in good, quiet location
Lovely comfortable apartment with everything you need. Good communication from owner before the stay and apartment was as described. We were a family of 4, with 2 children and found the apartment spacious for our needs, although the kitchen area would be small for 8 adults. Locker room was great and very quiet. Walking distance to town and we were lucky with the snow to be able to ski in relatively close to the apartment, although late in the season. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in La Tania and will be back!
A terrific apartment in a lovely resort. Thank you
Fantastic apartment overlooking the nursery slopes. The location could not have been better, straight from ski lockers onto the slopes.
The apartment had more than enough room for our family of 5 and very suitable to young children. Our girls, aged 7 and 9, loved the proximity to ski school (only a couple of minutes) while the local creche was perfect for our 9 month old. The apartment is well equipped and has everything you could need for a really comfortable holiday.
The owner is a pleasure to deal with.
Can't wait to return!
Fabulous Apartment in a great Family Friendly Vill
An absolutely great apartment situated minutes from the village centre and a stones throw from the piste.
A lovely large apartment with sunny balcony, good size bedrooms, loads of storage (a must for an ski holiday) and a bonus of underground parking. Perfect for a relaxing family holiday - will definitely be booking again.
Wonderful week skiing in this fantastic apartment
We have just returned from a fabulous week in La Tania. This is a lovely apartment - high ceilings and sunny. It is beautifully and tastefully decorated, and has absolutely everything you need. We really appreciated the washing machine with two young children and great internet connection and satellite TV. Despite the fact it is so close to the centre of La Tania, it felt very private and we enjoyed soaking up some rays at lunchtime on the balcony before hitting the slopes again.
Caroline, the owner, couldn't have been more helpful giving us great tips on eating out, ski schools and local information and was very quick to reply to any queries. Through her contacts, we arranged ski passes, lessons and ski hire before our arrival which saved a lot of time.
Thank you Caroline for a wonderful week.
A great property with plenty of space & ski in/out
Four of us stayed in this property, but it could easily have accomodated 6 grown-ups. It had everything you needed for a great skiing holiday. La Tania is a great place to stay with easy access into the 3 Valleys ski region, but without the high costs of Courcheval or the walking in Meribel. An excellent place to stay.
La Tania is the newest of the Three Valley resorts - a pretty traffic free village nestling in the trees between Courchevel and Meribel with very easy access to the whole Three Valleys areas from it's 12 person high-speed gondola lift, which brings you up to the 'Col de la Loze' above Courchevel 1850. Created originally for the 1992 Albertville Olympic Games and developed since then, the resort is a lower-priced alternative to the neighbouring resorts of Meribel and Courchevel but shares the same slopes with quick access to either area. Accommodation is primarily in several tasteful apartment residences all offering on-piste location.
The pistes returning to La Tania meander through the heart of the forest with both blue and red north facing runs giving excellent snow conditions from the start to the end of the season. For added security, the Folyeres blue piste is protected with snow canons so you can be sure you can ski home, even when snow is in short supply elsewhere. For beginners, La Tania has it's own nursery slope in the village where the ski school is also located so the resort is good for families and mixed ability groups. The ski schools are of a very good standard with both ESF and Magic Ski Academy offering limited group sizes and quality teaching.
The bars and restaurants in the village all face south, making ideal lunchtime venues not forgetting the charming mountain restaurant 'Bouc Blanc' located at the top of the La Tania bubble. From an apres-ski point of view, the popular English run 'Ski Lodge' is a lively venue with theme and event nights throughout the season for celebrations such as New Year and St Patrick's Day as well as the famous La Tania Charity Day which takes place at the end of the season. For those looking for gastronomic excellence, 'Le Farcon' restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in 2006 and is an excellent place to eat or for traditional local food, you can't beat 'La Ferme' or the 'Marmotton'. The 'Taiga' is another popular bars/restaurant in the resort with a recently renovated cocktail bar or there's the piano bar at the 'Hotel Montana' and the 'Chrome Bar'.