The Property …
Set in Annecy’s medieval walls, this four star first-floor apartment dates back to 1700 and was part of a former convent. It is less than a minute’s walk from the famous Palais de l’Île, the castle and the lake.
An unassuming wooden door gives no hint of the charming apartment that lies beyond. Open it and you’ll find a worn stone spiral staircase, that reflects the history of this building, leading up to Les Tourterelles.
The apartment has been beautifully and sensitively refurbished by the current owners, who worked with a team of interior designers. They have restored the high ceilings and teamed a mixture of modern and antique furniture with chandeliers and Swedish wallpapers to create a restful and welcoming home.
The sunny dining kitchen overlooks the cobbled street and the steps to the chateau, as does the separate living room, which has large windows. The fireplace provides ambience, while underfloor heating keeps the whole apartment cosy.
In the summer, the thick stone walls and the interior shutters keep the rooms refreshingly cool.
The main bedroom has a walk-in dressing room and an en suite bathroom with a roll-top bath, with a washing machine and tumble drier in a separate space. The second bedroom has a wash basin, with a separate shower room and toilet. Both bedrooms have views across the tiled roofs of the old quarter of the town.
The apartment is sound-insulated, and there is an integrated system for TV and music.
About the Area …
As well as being a beautiful town, Annecy’s Alpine location puts it at the heart of several resorts that offer fabulous skiing. Semnoz is just 20 minutes away, and a 30-minute drive takes you to the Aravis resorts of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand, where 220km of pistes offer challenges for skiers of all abilities. The resorts also offer plenty of scope for cross-country skiers and snowshoe walkers.
At the end of a day in the mountains, enjoy an evening in one of the many bars or restaurants in this medieval town – apres-ski doesn’t come much better than this!
In December, the whole town gets the festive spirit, with fairy lights, Christmas markets, concerts and an ice rink. Towards the end of the ski season in March, Annecy plays host to a Venetian carnival, when hundreds of masked and costumed figures parade around the cobbled streets and bridges posing for photographs. It’s a sight not to be missed.
In the summer, Annecy has something for everyone – a romantic city steeped in history, fine dining, boutique shopping, watersports, mountain activities and picturesque villages to explore.
Watch the world go by over a coffee in a street cafe, take a cruise on the lake, or pick up some local specialities at the Sunday food market. If you’ve a little more time and energy, enjoy a round of golf or hire bikes and cycle the 40km route around the lake.
The more energetic might prefer to tackle the mountain routes which often feature in the Tour de France.
Annecy is also the parapente centre of France and it’s an adrenalin-filled way to get a different perspective on the city.
As the summer turns to autumn, the city celebrates the return of the animals from the pasture (Retour des Alpages) – local produce is the star of this festival, when the streets are packed with folk bands, food stalls and cows. Other dates for your diary are the Festival International du Film d’Animation – an animation festival that was originally part of the Cannes film festival – and the Lake Annecy marathon in April. Even if you’re not running, it’s a great spectacle and the atmosphere in the town is buzzing!
Whether you are looking for a romantic break, a shopping weekend with friends or an active family holiday, Annecy is the perfect destination.
Les Tourterelles is being sold as a successful business operation, with strong historical bookings, many repeat guests and a busy calendar of future clients.
|Living room||Separate living room, which has large windows and a fireplace.|
|Kitchen||The sunny dining kitchen overlooks the cobbled street and the steps to the chateau|
|Bedroom 1||The main bedroom has a walk-in dressing room and an en suite bathroom with a roll-top bath|
|Bedroom 2||The second bedroom has a wash basin, with a separate shower room and toilet|
Work with OVO Network
Les Tourterelles is currently a highly profitable rental property, promoted and managed by OVO Network. If you’re looking for a high performing property investment, you can find out more about working with OVO Network here.
|Floor Area (m2)||74|
|Sleeps up to||4|
|Nearest Skiing (km)||16|
|Heating||Oil central heating|
If you’re looking for a holiday home as a strong investment opportunity, an OVO Network property offers a number of key advantages
A track record of rental success
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Ready to work for you from day one
Reservations & marketing already in place
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