Francoise

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Villa/House Summer Chalet Modern Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace Parking Space Garage

This modern 4-bedroom villa is just a short stroll from the shores of Lake Annecy and within walking distance to the charming village of Menthon-Saint-Bernard. In the winter imagine cosying up by the wood-burning fire in the open-plan lounge whilst the summer months offer you the opportunity to swim in the heated swimming pool.

The owners of Françoise have created a contemporary getaway close to the stunning natural scenery of this region. The convivial living space on the top floor has huge sliding windows opening out to an upper terrace overlooking the swimming pool below and there is plenty of room to cook up a feast using the best ingredients from the Savoy region of France.

The villa sleeps up to 8 guests across its four bedrooms including two master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, another double and a lovely children’s bedroom with a bunk-bed alongside table football, a TV, games, books and toys. Other fantastic features across the villa include underfloor heating for the cooler months, TV with Netflix and Amazon, a Bluetooth speaker and a sauna for a touch of luxury.

Françoise has everything you should need as a family, including the heated summer swimming pool, and the location is just as impressive only 1.5km from Lake Annecy and the little village of Menthon-Saint-Bernard. In the other direction is Talloires, 3km away, with its charming Savoy houses, excellent restaurants and pretty little beaches. Take a water taxi from here to explore other corners of the lake.

As well as a wealth of lakeside activities, this is a fine setting for reaching the mountains for hiking and winter skiing. Keen cyclists will love the voie verte that loops around the lake whilst the beautiful town of Annecy is a must-visit no matter the season with its wonderful markets, canalside restaurants, lake promenade and medieval architecture.   

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What you should know…

  • If booking in early May or late October, it is advisable to check the pool availability for your dates.
  • The owners ask that the swimming pool is not used after 7.00 p.m. to respect the neighbours.
  • Should you have an electric car, there's an outside electricity charging supply which is metered and charged separately.
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Electric Car Charger Hairdryer Smart TV Sauna/Steam Indoor Games Table Football Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Parking Space Garage

Villa Interiors (230m2)

Lower/Ground Floor

-    Main entrance
-    Master bedroom with double bed, desk, dressing room and ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower
-    Bedroom with double bed and desk
-    Children’s bedroom with bunk-bed, roll-out bed, TV, table football and toys/games
-    Shower room and sauna
-    Separate WC
-    Laundry room

Upper Floor

-    Open-plan Lounge with wood burning stove and sliding doors leading to terrace
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including breakfast bar, cooking island, induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, raclette set, fondue set, kettle, coffee machine, dishwasher and toaster
-    Open-plan dining area
-    Master bedroom with queen-size double bed, office area, doors to two terraces and ensuite bathroom with bath and shower
-    Separate WC

Outside Grounds (1500m2)

-    Heated swimming pool (9x4m) open approximately early May to late October (please contact us to check opening if staying in early May/late October). To be used daytime only (not after 7.00 p.m.).
-    Sun loungers
-    Upper terrace with al-fresco dining area
-    Charcoal barbecue
-    Garden (sloping)
-    Parking
-    Storage for bikes
-    Electric car charging station (supplement applies)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Underfloor heating
-    Wood burning stove
-    TV with Amazon and Netflix
-    Bluetooth speaker
-    Table football
-    Children’s games and toys
-    Board games
-    Hairdryer
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Francoise
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Skiing Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Paragliding Boat Trips
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1.5km from the shores of Lake Annecy, Françoise is located between the charming villages of Menthon-Saint-Bernard and Talloires, around a 10km drive or cycle ride from historic Annecy. 

The villa is positioned just off the main road between Annecy and Doussard (which is kept snow-free in the winter). There’s a pizzeria on the other side of the road alongside further places amenities and a small supermarket in Menthon-Saint-Bernard (1.5km), a short walk or cycle away. Admire the fairytale castle of Château Menthon-Saint-Bernard (open seasonally to visitors) alongside the pretty promenade and water-based activities.

Keen golfers note that an 18-hole golf course with lake and mountain views is very close by whilst the Réserve Naturelle du Roc de Chère is ideal for sign-posted nature walks through the forested hills.  

In the other direction is Talloires (3km), a delightful village which has gained a reputation for its gastronomy alongside its characterful Savoy architecture. Swim from the lakeside beach, also home to various summer watersports, or take a water taxi to explore other corners of the lake. Around a 10-minute drive away is the hiking trail to Cascade d'Angon.

Hire bikes to follow the voie verte cycling loop around the lake with the most stunning scenery en route. As winter approaches and the snow falls, look out for skiing opportunities in the Aravis mountains around half an hour away by car.

No matter the time of year, a visit to the beautiful town of Annecy is a must during your stay. Soak up the enchanting ambience as you stroll around its medieval centre, crossing the photogenic Pont Perrière, visiting the 13th century castle and prison, Le Palais de I'Île, and wandering by the riverside at Jardins d’Europe. The Christmas markets are especially atmospheric whilst the main market takes place throughout the year on a Tuesday, Friday and Sunday morning.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Chambéry/Geneva

(53km)

Nearest Train Station Gare d'Annecy

(11km)

Nearest Village Menthon-Saint-Bernard

(1.5km)

Nearest Restaurant

(Short walk)

Nearest Supermarket

(1km)

Nearest Town Annecy

(10km)

Nearest Golf

(Within 1km)

Nearest Tennis

(1.5km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Families are warmly welcomed at Françoise – youngsters will adore the children’s bedroom which acts as a play area with toys, games and a TV whilst grown-ups will appreciate the baby/toddler equipment that can be requested (from high chairs and potties to night lights and more).

There is a wealth of activities across the area including lakeside swimming and summer watersports within a short distance – you can walk to the shores of the lake and the charming village of Menthon-Saint-Bernard. Keen hikers note there are sign-posted walking routes through the nearby Réserve Naturelle du Roc de Chère.

Open from late spring, a tree-top adventure centre is a 10-minute drive away with nets and trails suitable for a range of ages (some trails are height dependent).

Families also love the cycling voie verte that loops around Lake Annecy, much of it car-free – a fantastic way to experience the beauty of the lake and mountains. 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Booster seat
  • Changing mat
  • Potty
  • Stair gates
  • Plastic crockery
  • Night lights
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Rafting
  • Kid-friendly excursions
  • Water excursions/Boat trips
  • Paragliding
  • Forest park/High-rope course
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Football
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Extra services available at this property (payable locally):

- Mid-stay cleaning

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000 paid via bank transfer to the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time Anytime between 4.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes. Electric car charging is charged separately.
Pool opening dates? Pool is open approximately early May to late October. The owner asks that the pool is not used after 7.00 p.m. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Sunday. All other changeover days on request.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable on booking confirmation (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night). Exact cost will depend on number of adults travelling and duration, and will be advised at the time of booking.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs A cot and high chair can be provided free of charge, on request.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs There's an outside electricity supply for charging electric cars, which is metered and charged separately.
Pool heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Apr 28th 2024 £3,179
Apr 28th 2024 - Jun 2nd 2024 £4,059
Jun 2nd 2024 - Jun 9th 2024 £4,389
Jun 9th 2024 - Jun 16th 2024 £4,719
Jun 16th 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 £4,389
Jun 30th 2024 - Jul 14th 2024 £5,379
Jul 14th 2024 - Aug 18th 2024 £5,929
Aug 18th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £5,379
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 £4,389
Sep 29th 2024 - Oct 20th 2024 £3,179
Oct 20th 2024 - Nov 3rd 2024 £4,059
Nov 3rd 2024 - Dec 22nd 2024 £3,069
Dec 22nd 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 £4,719
Jan 5th 2025 - Feb 9th 2025 £3,069
Feb 9th 2025 - Mar 9th 2025 £3,179
Mar 9th 2025 - Apr 6th 2025 £3,069
Apr 6th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 £3,179

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Apr 28th 2024 €3,452
Apr 28th 2024 - Jun 2nd 2024 €4,408
Jun 2nd 2024 - Jun 9th 2024 €4,766
Jun 9th 2024 - Jun 16th 2024 €5,125
Jun 16th 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 €4,766
Jun 30th 2024 - Jul 14th 2024 €5,841
Jul 14th 2024 - Aug 18th 2024 €6,439
Aug 18th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €5,841
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 €4,766
Sep 29th 2024 - Oct 20th 2024 €3,452
Oct 20th 2024 - Nov 3rd 2024 €4,408
Nov 3rd 2024 - Dec 22nd 2024 €3,333
Dec 22nd 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 €5,125
Jan 5th 2025 - Feb 9th 2025 €3,333
Feb 9th 2025 - Mar 9th 2025 €3,452
Mar 9th 2025 - Apr 6th 2025 €3,333
Apr 6th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 €3,452

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Apr 28th 2024 $3,703
Apr 28th 2024 - Jun 2nd 2024 $4,728
Jun 2nd 2024 - Jun 9th 2024 $5,113
Jun 9th 2024 - Jun 16th 2024 $5,497
Jun 16th 2024 - Jun 30th 2024 $5,113
Jun 30th 2024 - Jul 14th 2024 $6,266
Jul 14th 2024 - Aug 18th 2024 $6,906
Aug 18th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $6,266
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 $5,113
Sep 29th 2024 - Oct 20th 2024 $3,703
Oct 20th 2024 - Nov 3rd 2024 $4,728
Nov 3rd 2024 - Dec 22nd 2024 $3,575
Dec 22nd 2024 - Jan 5th 2025 $5,497
Jan 5th 2025 - Feb 9th 2025 $3,575
Feb 9th 2025 - Mar 9th 2025 $3,703
Mar 9th 2025 - Apr 6th 2025 $3,575
Apr 6th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 $3,703

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Clean and tidy, spacious and bright

    on 11/02/2024

    Clean and tidy, spacious and bright, friendly service, convenient transport, very suitable for family trips.

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