Enjoy the best of the mountains and Lake Annecy from this elegant property, minutes from town
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- Rate: €1,590 to €6,990 per week
- Location: Les Clefs - Manigod
- Type: Chalet
- Altitude in metres: 800 m
- Outlook: South
- Sleeps: 12
- Animals welcome
- Main rooms: 12
- Number of bedrooms: 6
- Number of double beds: 5 (3 of the doubles can be 6 singles)
- Number of single beds: 2
- Bath/shower rooms: 3
- Bath(s): 1
- Shower(s): 3
- Separate toilet(s): 3
- Floor area: 300 m2
- Independent kitchen
- Number of floors: 3
- Dining room
- Dining seating for: 12
- Parking spaces available: 5
- Distance to the town centre: 4 km
- Distance to the ski slopes: 14 km
- Distance to the bus stop: 4 km
- Distance to the ski school: 14 km
- Disabled access
- Swimming pool: Indoor
- Hot tub
- Ski store
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Induction
- Dining seating for: 12
- Place settings for: 12
- Baby's high chair
- Coffee machine: Filter, Pods - Nespresso
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
- Baby step
- Baby changing table
- Toilet seat adaptor
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
- Baby/children’s bed linen
- Dedicated kids bedroom
- Outdoor dining table for: 10
- BBQ: Gas
- Outdoor dining seating for: 10
- Garden chairs/sun loungers: 8
- Garden surface area: 200 m2
- Pool size: 6.0m long x 3.5m wide
- Pool temperature - summer: 29 ºC
- Pool temperature - winter: 29 ºC
- Safety door system
- Counter current
- Outdoor hot tub
- Capacity: 6
- Table football
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- French TV
- Home cinema
- Total TV screens: 2 (exc home cinema)
- French satellite
- English satellite
- DVD player + films
- Sound system
- High-end sound system
- Wood burning stove
- Vacuum cleaner
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
- Stair gates
- Locked cupboard for cleaning products
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Open view
- Lakeside: 19 km
- Supermarket: 4 km
- Night club
- Heritage sites
- Horse riding
- Road biking
- Ice skating
- 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
- Tourist tax charged locally
- Available catered (by prior arrangement)
- Car recommended
- Non-smoking rental
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About Lodge La Source ...
Lodge la Source is a modern south-facing detached chalet built in 2011, on land belonging to the owner's family.
In the quiet village of Les Clefs, just 4km from the busy market town of Thônes, it is about 16km from the La Clusaz pistes, so a car is essential (but it is just off the main road, which is always cleared of snow in winter). Built as a family home, it is a great place for young children, with a large garden, and a mezzanine area which could be used as a children's play room.
In 2018 the owner upgraded his already fantastic property with a fabulous indoor pool extension with a gym (elliptical bike, exercise bike, treadmill, aquabikes), home cinema and rooftop terrace.
The chalet has fabulous views, looking out onto tree-covered mountains, an old farm, La Tournette and up the valley towards Manigod.
The property ...
This contemporary chalet has everything you need for a great family holiday, and a new extension will bring even more!
An indoor pool with glass sides to make the most of the stunning views is to be added, along with a home cinema, gym, and a rooftop terrace above, making this the perfect place to combine mountain sports and relaxation!
The chalet sleeps 12 people in 5 bedrooms, there's a bathroom on each of the three floors (one features a hydrotherapy bath) and separate toilets.
The open plan living area is contemporary in style, with a large corner sofa and a woodburning stove and flat screen television. Prepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchen and enjoy it together around the dining table, which can be extended to accommodate everyone.
On a warm evening, the wide terrace is the perfect place to eat out of doors, in peaceful lush surroundings. Or if you prefer the whole chalet, inside and out, is wired for sound, which is controlled from a central computer, and with no neighbours to disturb, it's a great excuse for a party!
About the area ...
Lodge La Source is just outside the market town of Thônes and a 10-minute drive to Manigod/Croix Fry, a less crowded access point to the Aravis ski area with its 220km of snow-sure pistes to suit all abilities.
Although a bit of a drive from the pistes, roads are cleared regularly, so that in fact access can be quicker from here than from properties in villages closer to the pistes, with more challenging private driveways.
The resorts of Le Grand Bornand and La Clusaz are also easily accessible. There’s a great choice of cross-country ski, snow-shoe and walking trails. For the ultimate in winter fun, try dog-sledding, paragliding on skis, horse-drawn sleigh rides or ski joering - skiing while being towed by a horse!
Non-skiers are not forgotten in winter, with the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, ice skating rinks and cinemas, and sophisticated shopping in nearby Annecy and Geneva.
Lodge la Source is the perfect base for an activity-packed summer holiday. Golfers will be spoiled for choice, with three excellent golf courses within a 30-minute drive.
You’re just a 25-minute drive from Lake Annecy, where you can swim in its crystal clear waters, or try water sports such as wakeboarding, sailing, waterskiing, kayaking and diving.
Back in the mountains, thrill-seekers might like to try canyoning, white water rafting or climbing on a via ferrata circuit. Cyclists and mountain bikers have a huge choice of tracks, and you can always take the ski-lift up the mountain to make life easier. Keen cyclists can challenge themselves on some of the Tour de France’s most famous climbs, while the scenic [and flat!] 40km cycle path from Annecy to Ugine can be enjoyed by the whole family.
When it’s time for a rest, Lodge La Source’s large garden is the perfect place to catch some rays or enjoy a barbecue as the sun sets behind the mountains.
With its exciting new additions, Lodge La Source offers everything you need for a great holiday in the mountains. To be among the first guests to enjoy these new facilities, check your dates against our availability calendar. If you like, we can hold the property for you for 24 hours while you make your plans. But don't wait too long - this is certain to be a very popular choice with OVO Network guests.
Les Clefs - Manigod
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The OVO Network Review
“A little further away from the skiing, a little closer to the Lake...”
After a year of enjoying living in the chalet himself, the owner of Lodge La Source has decided to once again make his property available to guests via the OVO Network.
With one of the most beautuful views in Montisbrand, this five-bedroom three-bathroom property for 12 is spread over three floors and has plenty of space for a couple of families or a group of friends to spread out and be comfortable indoors and out all year round. We only ever recieved positive feedback from all who previously stayed at the Lodge.
With a sauna on the lower floor, a hot tub ouside the ground floor, and a second lounge space on the first floor, there are plenty of extra facilities. There is also a new gorgeous indoor pool, home cinema and gym.
The owner is both discreet and incredibly knowledgable about the local area, very sporty, and keen to help guests enjoy their holiday at Lodge La Source to the maximum. He also enjoys music and so has a great sound system installed throughout the property, and the well-equipped kitchen also hints at a love of food and entertaining.
The property is in a quiet village 4km outside of Thones. The nearest ski bus stop is just over a kilometre away, so a car is necessary. However, if you prefer looking at stunning landscapes to being in, or close to town, then this could be the perfect spot for you. The view of the resort of Manigod/ Merdassier all lit up for night skiing is quite spectacular.
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From the Owner
I will always be available to help out with advice about the local area should you need it.
"This three-storey chalet was built between 2009 and 2011 on land belonging to my mother's family.
"The chalet was built by the Lambersens brothers, a highly-respected and well-established local chalet-building company based in from Les Clefs. Although it looks like a traditional chalet from the outside, the interior was designed with comfort in mind, to cater to the needs of families with young children, and to make the most of modern technology.
"We chose to keep the rooms open, light, airy and large, everyone has plenty of space to spread out and do their own thing, or gather together for meal times or spend time chatting. We called the property Lodge la Source because of the natural water source in the garden.
"The location is calm and peaceful, with beautiful views up towards the Manigod valley, down towards Thones, and towards La Tournette. There are plenty of lovely walks from the door, whatever the time of year, whether on foot or on snow shoes! I'll always be available to help out with advice about the local area should you need it.
"There is plenty of parking for groups who need to bring more than one car.
“The chalet of my dreams ...”
Everything was perfect and just as described, with top-of-the-range facilities. The owner was very kind, considerate and gave us good advice. The scenery is simply breathtaking! If you are considering a holiday at La Source, book without hesitation, you will be making an excellent choice.
Carole M. - 23/06/2018
“What an amazing lodge...”
Brilliant location, excellent facilities and the hosts were great and couldn't do enough. My family really enjoyed the indoor pool.
Jamie S. - 02/06/2018
“A superb chalet!”
A magnificent chalet! The surroundings are exceptional, the comfort level was very much appreciated and the Nordic bath is great! We really loved the swimming pool, the terrace, the beautiful view of the mountains and the quality of the furnishings.
Charles L. - 05/05/2018
“A very comfortable chalet in a prime location”
Lodge La Source is a comfortable, spacious chalet where you can make yourself at home. It's a great advantage being close to the ski stations and Annecy. We loved all the amenities near the chalet.
Christelle R. - 03/03/2018
“An exceptional chalet”
We had a great week at Chalet Lodge La Source. It was very well laid out: the sitting area and TV area were great, not to mention the amazing swimming pool. The owner is very helpful. We recommend this chalet without hesitation.
Nathalie G. - 17/02/2018
“We had a wonderfull stay in Lodge La Source. ”
Very spacious and comfortable chalet. The hot tub was really great. Cyril the owner is a very nice and helpfull person.
Chris D. - 25/02/2017
“We recommend this chalet”
An exceptional chalet, which is very good value for money. Every comfort - nothing had been overlooked. An exceptional view in a quiet location. The ski stations are very close, and Thônes is just 4km away. Thank you for the welcome and to Cyril for his help.
Henri L. - 24/12/2016
A really lovely location - quiet, with the impression of being totally secluded, thanks to the well-planned garden and terrace. Shops and restaurants are nearby.
François D. - 11/07/2015
“Great comfort and equipment”
We had a great holiday, everything was just as it was described on the website. The facilities are of good quality and communication with Cyril was excellent. We really appreciated the size of the chalet for the four of us! There are some lovely walks from the chalet and we loved being so close to Annecy.
Denis D. - 18/04/2015
“Can't think of anything we didn't enjoy about the place!”
A spacious chalet, with everything we needed for a perfect stay: hot tub, WiFi, location close enough to the ski area, but far enough away to feel remote... Can't think of anything we didn't enjoy about the place!
Chris G. - 14/02/2015
“So true to the photos!”
A very pleasant stay in an idyllic setting. What a joy to wake up to deer just outside the chalet! The house is very spacious and pleasant, and true to the photos. We really appreciated the sauna after skiing and aperitifs in the Nordic hot tub! Thank you to our host Cyril.
Marie M. - 24/01/2015
“Thank you Cyril for the welcome. ”
We spent an excellent Christmas holiday in your chalet, which was well authentic and uncluttered. There is plenty of room for 10 people without getting in each other's way. The bedrooms are spacious, with quality linen, and the bathrooms are well equipped. We enjoyed the nordic hottub, the spa and the sauna. The lack of snow meant we could discover the mountains from a different perspective - with green pastures under a blue sky.
Catherine F. - 27/12/2014
“An unforgettable weekend”
A magnificent chalet, equipped to a high standard, a very kind owner, superb area ... everything was perfect for our unforgettable weekend.
Frédéric B. - 31/10/2014
“A wonderful Lodge in a beautiful area”
This lodge made our stay a great holiday. We liked the scenery and the friendliness of the people.
James U. - 05/07/2014
“ The chalet is really beautiful...”
We had a great time at the lodge La Source. The chalet is really beautiful and has absolutely everything you could ask for. The owner is very friendly and the scenery is beautiful. The chalet was clean and spacious and there were lots of nice activities in the area. It rained too much during our stay, but I guess we were very unlucky with the weather (in July!)
Dorothee H. - 05/07/2014
“We had a wonderful time in this comfortable chalet”
It’s lovely to go for a walk in the morning without the car, but just as lovely to come back to the chalet.
The hot tub made us want to get one put in at home! We’ll be back, that’s for sure.
Denti F. - 31/05/2014
“Just as it was described”
A cosy welcoming chalet perfect for spending time with the family. We really enjoyed the hot tub – very nice! Being near Thônes was an advantage – a really lovely environment.
Thibault F. - 10/05/2014
“One week is too short!”
We spent an unforgettable stay here with our friends.
The chalet is spacious, very comfortable, nicely decorated with a mix of modern and tradition. We really felt like home!
We really appreciated the quiet terrace facing the Tournette range. We even spotted two deers in the fields near the chalet.
One week is definitely too short: there are so many nice walks to do in the Aravis. And we're just a stone throw away from Annecy lake.
We'll never forget the stunning sunsets over the Etale summit from the dining room while tasting delicious Reblochon cheese.
We'll come back: this is a promise!
Evelyne D. - 14/08/2013
“What an enchanting place!”
This chalet is ideal to bring the family together and enjoy the snow. It's comfortably furnished, and you can easily spend some quiet time on your own as well as gather all together if you want in the big living room. The kitchen is vast and well equipped.
Kids (and adults…) had lots of fun around the chalet, building igloos, snowmen, or sledging in the moonlight. We weren't even tired after skiing all day in Croix Fry /la Clusaz!
We appreciated to taste real Reblochon cheese that we bought at the farm just five minutes away from the chalet.
Thank you Cyril for this amazing week in your chalet.
Auguste F. - 02/03/2013
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.