Self catering chalet sleeps 5 at foot of Mont Blanc
- english, french
About Sarah Cunningham
We are knowledgable locals (Sarah has lived in Les Contamines for nearly 30 years and Bruno all his life) with 2 girls who love sharing our local knowledge with our guests. We are proud of our three little chalets (built by Bruno) and are on hand to help and advise if required during your stay. Bruno is a ski instructor and should he already be booked up we can recommend other instructors and make bookings for you.
Sarah Cunningham purchased this Chalet in 2001
Why Sarah Cunningham chose Les Contamines-Montjoie
The chalets were lovingly built by Bruno inside and out with much of the furniture hand made by him too and soft furnishings by Sarah so the chalets have a charming and unique interior. The gardens are landscaped and maintained by Bruno. We really want you to make the most of your time in Les Contamines and will help you find the most suitable activities, restaurants and places to visit etc
What makes this Chalet unique
The chalets are charming, cosy and well equipped. They are located in a quiet residential hamlet 1km from the village centre and we live just along the road and are on hand to help you make the most of your holiday. The chalets have lovely mountain views and sheltered south facing wooden decks from which to enjoy the views.
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:30 a.m.
Pets considered. Please ask
Cot & high chair on request
Minimum age of primary renter:20
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Les Contamines - fantastic
A great place to stay. Surrounded by mountains and walkable into the village centre for shops, restaurants and bars. Lots of walking of all standards and only 30 minutes from Chamonix.
The chalet suited us down to the ground and with the owners right next door any queries were immediately answered. A place I would thoroughly recommend.
Charming Chalet in the French Alps
We spent three nights at this charming chalet - wish we could have stayed longer. Sarah was great to work with, responding quickly to our requests and questions and was very helpful. She was very welcoming and accommodating when our arrival was delayed due to airline issues. She answered our many questions and gave us helpful information to make the most of our stay in the area. The chalet is very clean and comfortable and well maintained. It had everything we needed. The kitchen had all the utensils and dishes we needed as we cooked our own dinner meals here each evening after our day of exploring. Just an FYI - The bathroom is downstairs and the bedrooms are upstairs and the stairs are a little steep so we had to be careful going downstairs during the night. But we definitely hope to go back and stay longer and explore more of this beautiful area of France..
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans deux des chalets de Sarah et Bruno... et le chalet cabane a fait la joie de notre petit garçon!
Une très bonne adresse, c'est tout!
Vraiment chez soi dans un cadre majestueux
Des vacances superbes, chalet agréable et typique.
Le soleil en plus.
A little paradise in Les Contamines
We had a wonderful 3 weeks skiing and thoroughly enjoyed staying at Les Fraises Sauvage. The chalet is warm and cozy, well maintained and met all our needs. Sarah and Bruno were very friendly and helpful and did everything to make our stay memorable. We'll be back!
High quality chalets with everything that we needed for our stay. Owners so helpful. Wonderful walking all around. We stayed 4 weeks and will return next year for a longer stay!
Les Contamines-Montjoie is situated at the foot of the Mont Blanc at the end of a picturesque valley. Access is easy by car being only 15 mins from the motorway and just over 1 hrs drive from Geneva airport.
Les Contamines-Montjoie is in the Haute Savoie region of the Alps, close to St Gervais, Megeve and Chamonix. It is on the famous summer 'tour of mont blanc' hike and close to the Italian and Swiss borders making it a perfect touring base.
From Christmas to late April Les Contamines is a skiers paradise with 120kms of well groomed runs and plenty of safe, accessible off piste. It is suitable for all levels of skier. It remains unspoilt, traditional in style and inexpensive. On the ski slopes there are plenty of cosy little mountain restaurants.
There is excellent cross country skiing on the valley floor and an ce skating rink in the village centre and a good selection of cafés/restaurants/bars in the village. Easy access to Chamonix (25 mins) and Megeve/St Gervais (10 mins) by car. Les Contamines is one of the most snow sure resorts in the French Alps.
There are plenty of English speaking ski instructors for either group or private lessons and we can make bookings for you.
Other winter Activities: Cross country skiing, snow boarding, sledging, husky dog sledding, snow shoeing, walking.
In summer Les Contamines is a hikers paradise with an unlimited number of day hikes or longer hikes with overnight stays in mountain refuges. Hikes to suit everyone from young families (you can cheat a little by using the local cable cars) to the extremely fit.
There are many sports on offer locally: swimming lake, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, tennis, mountain biking, golf practice range (and great courses within 30 mins drive), archery, slack-lining, rock climbing, mountaineering and much more.
Places to visit: Pontet leisure park, Chamonix, Megeve, Aiguille du Midi, Montenvers Tramway, Tramway du Mont Blanc, Gorges de la Gruvaz, Gorges de la Diosaz, Montjoie Telecabine, Etape lake, Pontet lake, Lake Annecy, Merlet animal park, Summer luge in Chamonix, Mont Blanc tunnel: Courmayeur, Aosta