Enjoy all the action of the mountains before relaxing in the hot tub at this superb chalet
Full Property Details
- Rate: €2,390 to €6,290 per week
- Location: Manigod - La Clusaz
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 1290 m
- Outlook: South
- Sleeps: 13
- Official classification: 5
- Animals welcome
- Main rooms: 8
- Number of bedrooms: 5
- Number of double beds: 3
- Number of single beds: 5
- Bath/shower rooms: 4
- Bath(s): 1
- Shower(s): 4
- Toilet(s) in bathroom(s): 2
- Separate toilet(s): 3
- Floor area: 220 m2
- Independent kitchen
- Number of floors: 3
- Dining room
- Dining seating for: 10
- Garage spaces available: 2
- Parking spaces available: 4
- Town centre: 4 km
- Ski slopes: 3 km
- Nearest ski bus stop: 100 m
- Ski school: 3 km
- Hot tub
- Ski store
- Boot warming rack
- Garden / Surrounding Land
- Oven: Fan-assisted
- Hob: Induction
- Dining seating for: 10
- Place settings for: 15
- Baby's high chair
- Coffee Machine: Filter, Pods (Nespresso)
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
Bathrooms / Laundry
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
Garden / Surrounding Land
- Children's garden toys
- Outdoor dining table for: 8
- Outdoor dining seating for: 10
- BBQ: Gas
- Garden / Surrounding Land: 3000 m2
- Terrace: 20 m2
- Outdoor hot tub
- Capacity: 7
- Temperature: 40 ºC
- Table tennis
- Board games
- French TV
- Home cinema
- Xbox console + games
- Total TV screens: 1 (exc home cinema)
- French Television (paid & international)
- English satellite
- DVD player + films
- Vacuum cleaner
- Boot warming rack
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Lake: 24 km
- Train station: 32 km
- Nearest supermarket: 10 km
- Night club
- Heritage sites
- Horse riding
- Road biking
- Ice skating
- Adventure park
- Mountain biking
- Water sports
Inclusions & Restrictions
- Linen provided
- Bath mats provided
- Bath towels provided
- Hand towels provided
- Tea towels provided
- Elec, heat, water provided
- Firewood provided
- Car recommended
- Animals welcome
- Non-smoking rental
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About La Grange à L'Ours
This beautiful 5 star traditional chalet is on the sunny south-facing side of the Manigod valley, 3 km from the ski slopes of La Croix Fry, near the charming village of Manigod. The mountainside falls away steeply in front of the chalet, giving stunning panoramic views across the Aravis mountains to Tournette.
There's a large flat garden to the sides and back, making it ideal for games, catching the sun or eating al fresco. And now that the owners have added a stunning sauna and barrel hot tub, you can really relax as you soak up the views! The spacious covered and furnished terrace on the west side of the chalet is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors all year round. A bakery and restaurant (which also offers takeaway food) can be found just a few minutes away in the charming village of Manigod, and there are more restaurants in Merdassier, although these may be closed out of season.
The road is regularly cleared of snow, and the ski bus stops nearby and connects Manigod with the La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand areas.
The property ...
As soon as you step inside La Grange à L'Ours, you will realise that it is a much-loved family home. A mixture of antique and modern furniture make for a relaxed atmosphere, and the open-plan living area with its cosy sofas around the fire is the perfect place to enjoy an evening with friends.
There is a sunny south-facing balcony which overlooks the valley and the dining area has doors on to the covered terrace, so you can eat inside or out.
Cooking up a Savoyard feast is a pleasure in the brand new kitchen (perfectly equipped, even with a Nespresso coffee machine), which has another dining table for informal meals. There is a double bedroom on this floor, with an en suite bath and shower room.
On the ground floor there is a fabulous home cinema with a huge wide screen, laundry, ski room, shower room, garage and useful storage. There is also a boot room with heaters for 10 pairs of ski boots and hanging space for ski clothes.
There are three more double bedrooms (two with ensuite shower room and one with an additional single bed) and a twin room on the top floor. Two of these bedrooms have access to a balcony.
About the area ...
La Grange à L'Ours couldn’t be better placed to enjoy everything the La Clusaz area has to offer. You’re just a five-minute drive from the pistes at Croix Fry (altitude 1500m). Here novice skiers can learn the basics with an ESF instructor, while the more experienced will enjoy the 220km of pistes that link the area to La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand.
Parking at the pistes is free, but if you’d rather leave the car at home, the ski bus stops just 50m from the chalet and will have you on the slopes in no time.
Cross-country skiers will find plenty of trails to choose from, and non-skiers are not forgotten either, with a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, ice skating rink and cinema, as well as sledging, snow-shoe walking, dog-sledding and sleigh rides all just a short drive away.
In the summer, you can fill your days with activities or take it easy - you’ll be spoiled for choice in the Aravis region. There’s no shortage of walks, from mountain trails to hiking on the Gliéres plateau.
If road or mountain biking is more your style, the chalet overlooks the route of the Tour de France when it passes through Manigod on the way to La Clusaz. In summer some of the ski lifts become bike lifts - take the easy wway up and come down at your own pace.
Adrenalin junkies can try paragliding, canyoning, climbing, or white-water rafting - just some of the many activities on offer within a few miles of Manigod.
Lake Annecy is only 30 minutes away and offers lots of watersports including waterskiing, wake-boarding, sailing, and diving. If this all sounds too energetic, why not just take a cruise, or hire a boat and find yourself a quiet lakeside beach? Whatever you do, you’re sure to have a holiday you won’t forget.
If you think La Grange à L'Ours is right for you, why not check you holiday dates against our availability calendar? We can hold the property for you for 24 hours while you make your plans. But don't delay for too long - this is a very popular choice for OVO Network guests!
- Check-in: after 16h00
- Check-out: before 10h00
Full list of features, inclusions, activities, nearby points of interest and special conditions:
For bookings cancelled at least 6 months before the start of the stay, the deposit will be refunded. For a cancellation after this, any amounts already paid will be forfeited.
COVID-19 Cancellation Protection included
In the event of COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property includes cancellation protection - get a credit note for 100% of the amount paid, valid for 27 months.
Manigod - La Clusaz
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Set in one of the most beautiful Alpine valleys, the village of Manigod is a mountain secret that is a delight to discover.
With its own ski area linking into the famed La Clusaz ski resort, Manigod offers fabulous skiing in winter and world class cycling in the summer.
Beautiful chalets are dotted around the mountains, restaurants range from local auberges to Michelin starred, and you can buy locally made pottery and cheeses fresh from the farm.
- Ski slopes3 km
- Ski school3 km
- Nearest ski bus stop100 m
- Town centre4 km
- Nearest supermarket10 km
The OVO Network Review
“Stop, breathe and take in the awesome views”
You really do get the opportunity to stop, breathe and take in the awesome views at Grange a L'Ours. At an altitude of 1290 m the chalet is a good location for guests wanting to ski as it less than 3km from the pistes at the Col de la Croix Fry, in a superb situation above the road (and ski bus stop)
It is also within walking distance of the Croix Fry Hotel with it's celebrated Table de Marie Ange restaurant.
The large chalet has 3 spacious double bedrooms, a double room at the back of the chalet, which is not quite as large as the others, and a room with three single beds. There is an ensuite shower room with shower, hand basin and wc, plus a shower room with shower and hand basin on the first floor, a bathroom with bath, shower, double hand basin on the ground floor and a shower room with shower and hand basin in the basement, so 5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms.
There is an independent wc on each floor.
There is plenty of room to store wet kit (skis and bikes) securely, to dry ready for action the next day without cluttering up the chalet.
The chalet is being redecorated by the new owners. The main living floor, is spacious, light and airy and like many of the OVO Network Manigod properties, boasts beautiful views of the stunning Manigod valley from the large picture windows.
It has separate living and dining areas, a wonderful fireplace, and the separate kitchen has more seating if required.
The chalet will also work well for families in the summer because of the outdoor space; there garden is 3000m2, (some of which is flat!) sheltered terraces, balconies, and the walk through the forest up to the plateau de Beauregard is just behind the chalet.
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From the owner
The more time we spend here the more we find to enjoy...
“We visited La Clusaz initially for skiing and we then returned and spent a month in the area during the summer. The natural beauty and the huge range of things to do really impressed us and we decided then to come back to look for a more permanent base for year-round family holidays.
The panoramic view from the chalet is stunning, from the lower ski slopes at Col de la Croix Fry on the left across to the mountains of Sulens and Tournette and then to the higher pastures above the village.
There is such a wide range of winter and summer activities to enjoy. With the new night skiing facility a three-minute drive from the house, you can now ski for 12 hours a day.
There is also the Beauregard plateau behind the chalet for cross-country skiing. In the summer, take your pick from road and mountain biking, walking on the many well marked trails, to swimming in the warm waters of lake Annecy.
The more time we spend here the more we find to enjoy.
We are looking forward to lots of happy family holidays here and hope you will enjoy it too!
Paul and Annabel
Who is the owner?
OVO Network is the official booking partner for La Grange à L'Ours.
Your booking will be made directly with Paul & Annabel Clare, who will also take and hold your payment until your arrival.
- Property owner:
- Paul & Annabel Clare
- Trusted partner since:
- Completed bookings:
“Fantastic view and a well-furnished chalet”
Fantastic view and a well-furnished chalet to feel good. We liked it very much!
— Silvia B. Aug 2022
“Everything is sumptuous”
Perfect, everything is sumptuous, the setting is sublime and the chalet incredible.
— Justine H. Aug 2022
“As shown in the photos!”
Very nice place, it really looks like what you see on the pictures.
— Jean-Daniel C. Jul 2022
“The garden with barbecue and sauna is absolutely wonderful”
Rare pearl! The chalet really looks like the pictures in reality. The house is huge and equipped with everything possible. Even fondue and raclette were available. The garden with barbecue and sauna is absolutely wonderful. It is particularly nice that there are no direct neighbors and you can enjoy the peace and quiet. Only the cows could be heard. Communication with Steve was great, very quick and helpful. We had a great time and would always come back. This chalet is also a dream come true for families with children. There was a cot and a high chair, as well as toys.
— Stefanie H. Jun 2022
“10/10 for this stay”
A great chalet in a great part of France. Steve the manager is really nice.
— Geoffroy S. May 2022
“Wonderful family stay!”
Beautiful chalet with everything to enjoy nice holidays, Jacuzzi, swing for the children, many games, cinema room for the older ones, we had a very good stay
— Francois O. Apr 2022
“Excellent family stay!”
We had an excellent stay with our family. The facilities are wonderful. We particularly appreciated the cinema room and the jacuzzi.
— Denis B. Mar 2022
“The views were to die for!”
The chalet la Grange à L'Ours is spacious and matches the website's photos, except for an updated bathroom, which was beautiful. We enjoyed the hot tub, sauna and cinema room. We were 9 adults and a young child, but we never felt like we were living on top of each other, the layout was great.
— Sue P. Jan 2022
“Stunning views and incredible property”
Great house with a stunning view on the mountains, beautiful sunset, great jacuzzi and super cinema room. We really loved our family stay in La Clusaz, going out on excursions and coming home to a wonderful relaxing evenings on the terrace and jumping into the sauna. We hope to return soon!
— Cristian M. Oct 2021
“The luxury of a hotel but the tranquillity of an alpine chalet”
We had an excellent week in La Grange à l'Ours, full comfort, it was just perfect, we will be back! It truly was the luxury of a hotel but the tranquillity of an alpine chalet and everything was really close.
— Jean Pierre N. Sep 2021
“Grandiose scenery of the mountains”
We recommend La Grange à l'Ours for its location facing the grandiose scenery of the mountains, for the clever layout of the rooms and equipment and for the unquestionable taste of the interior decoration. During our stay we went on hikes, gastronomic discoveries and did a little reading.
— Francois V. Sep 2021
“Magnificent chalet, HIgh-end service”
— Marc L. Aug 2021
“An enchanting chalet”
An enchanting chalet with an incredible view. We hope to return for our third visit soon.
— Philippe C. Mar 2021
“This is our first stay, still a pleasure”
Spacious chalet, great lay-out. Steve the manager is very available and reactive.
— Pierre-Yves B. Feb 2021
“Beautiful chalet with an amazing view”
This property reached all our expectations, and more. Steve the manager was really reactive and available.
— Jérôme C. Jun 2020
“Fully equipped and cosy house”
This rental exceeded our expectations!
— Robert V. Feb 2020
“A superb property, magnificent view”
Everything was perfect at this impeccable chalet. we loved the walks, the skiing at Grand Bo and La Clusaz. A beautiful family holiday.
— Paul V. Jan 2020
“Wonderful view. Great equipment & facilities”
Superb chalet with lovely interior decoration.
— Eric B. Jan 2020
What can we all say apart from "WOW!" from walking up the stairs and seeing such a beautiful view which was enjoyed by all! We have celebrated new year at Col de Merdassier: another WOW! We enjoyed the skiing, sledging, etc. The view from the sauna and jacuzzi were also outstanding. Until next time...
— Stephen C. Dec 2019
A beautiful chalet in a fabulous location!
— Marc B. Jul 2019
“What a beautiful place!”
We have loved our stay at Grange à l'Ours. Stunning views and a stylish interior. The cinema room and sauna have proved popular! Thank you, we would love to return in the future.
— Lindsay T. Jun 2019
“An exceptional place”
The photos speak for themselves. We also had great communication with Steve, the manager, before we arried. He gave us all the information we needed and was very helpful.
— Alexis G. May 2019
“A great property”
A magnificent well-equipped chalet for a great holiday with friends and young children. An exceptional view and great location. Lots of facilities and plenty to do for children and older guests. A great property to remember for mountain holidays.
— Nicolas C. Mar 2019
“A dream holiday in this well-appointed, well-located chalet”
Everyone found their own space thanks to the large living room. The weather was great, we made the most of the terrace and were able to eat out there. It was just a dream holiday. Steve, the manager, was very welcoming.
— André-Luc M. Feb 2019
“We are still dreaming about it ... and we hope to return”
We know Manigod and love this region. As for the chalet, everything was perfect! The setting is magnificent, the view sublime, the decor is cosy and the comfort is the best. We had a marvellous week with our children and grandchildren. The chalet is designed for everyone ... right down to the dressing up clothes for children!
— Nathalie A. Feb 2019
“A really lovely holiday”
We had a great holiday. We particularly liked the comfort of the chalet, the jacuzzi and the sauna. The walks and the countryside are really superb.
— Claude B. Aug 2018
“Great place in a quiet area.”
My family really love this place. The view is amazing and the manager is a great man. Thank you for your great welcome and nice hospitality.
— Nasser A. Jun 2018
“Very comfortable, and a breathtaking view...”
We had a fantastic week.
— Marie Helene M. Jun 2018
“What an amazing chalet with a great view!”
We enjoyed the sauna, the hot tub, hiking, and a warm house on our return after a day in the mountain. Thank you for sharing your house with us!
— Stefan V. Apr 2018
“A simply amazing service and welcome”
A comfortable chalet, great activities, breathtaking landscapes, fantastic region!
— Cyrille L. Apr 2018
“See you next time...”
Great chalet, great facilities (sauna, hot tub, home cinema), great holiday.
— Anne-Caroline G. Mar 2018
“A magical week in this great chalet”
Everything was perfect, we loved it!
— M C. Mar 2018
“We recommend this cosy chalet!”
We spend a week in this magnificent chalet, with every comfort you can think of: spacious, modern; authentic. We have no complaints about the accommodation: very clean; welcoming and a good welcome from the manager, Steve. Everything is there: hot tub, sauna, games room, logs for the fire; a little place for the children. The location is superb, but a warning about the ski bus - there are only four or five per day! A car is a must, especially for bread. We had a lovely holiday (the ski room is very well designed and very practical), we recommend this cosy chalet!
— Maïté M. Feb 2018
“We'd really like to come back for a summer holiday...”
This has to be one of the most beautiful views in the area: a 180° (from Etale to La Tournette, via Charvin) which is worth a visit, and when the snow conditions were average, we were happy to stay in the chalet. Thanks to Steve for his availability and his efficiency.
— Philippe C. Mar 2017
Cosy house with a superb view!
— Rp V. Feb 2017
“Very well equipped for young and old”
We had a fantastic stay at this very comfortable chalet, which was very spacious and well equipped for young and older guests. We received a great welcome from Steve, who was on hand when we needed him throughout the stay. We couldn't have dreamed of better. Thank you for the welcome gifts!
— Bernard A. Feb 2017
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