MAISON ESPIRO - Sévrier - Lake Annecy
- 100 m2, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 1 baby)
- Slopes 11 km, Village 500 m
- Safe garden on water's edge
- Lakeside walks and open fire
- Bikes, kayak, racquets & tennis club
Imagine waking up, taking your coffee out on to the deck of 5 star Maison Espiro and watching the early sun reflected on Lake Annecy - could there be a more relaxing setting?
Maison Espiro is the perfect setting for a romantic break, or maybe a family holiday with older children. The house comes with a canoe so that you can get out on the water, there's a tennis club right next door and wakeboarding sites nearby, so there's plenty to keep you busy. Two bikes are also available for your use, and the cycle path runs past the house, so you can cycle into Annecy or to other lakeside villages. The village also has a water taxi stop, making it easy to explore the neighbouring villages by water!
The village of Sevrier is just 4.5km from the medieval town of Annecy - close enough for you to be able to make the most of the shops, restaurants and markets fo the medieval town, but far enough away to escape the summer crowds. Sevrier itself has several restaurants, from a pizzeria to waterside fine dining, so you won't need to go to far if you don't fancy cooking.
Maison Espiro is a two-bedroomed, semi-detached lakeside property which is not overlooked by neighbours or walkers.
Enter through electric gates, which lead to your private parking area. As you pass through the front door you'll see the well-equipped kitchen on your left, and a stylish double bedroom on your right, which has a dressing area with wardrobes and a bathroom with a separate shower and a double sink.
The beautiful open-plan living area overlooks the deck and the garden which goes straight down to the lake - the perfect place to enjoy a meal as the sun sets. Back inside there's a dining area with a hatch through to the kitchen as well as a cosy living room with a large sofa, television and an open fire. There's another sofa in the conservatory, which has two glass sides, both of which open on to the deck and garden, and wonderful views of the lake and the mountains.
The second bedroom is off the living area, and has its own shower room and views across the lake.
Although the accommodation is all on one floor, there is a useful basement, which is useful storage for the bikes and canoe, as well as other outdoor gear.
ABOUT THE AREA ...
Less than 5km from Annecy, and right on the edge of the cleanest lake in Europe, Maison Espiro's location in Sevrier is perfect for a romantic break for two, or an active family holiday.
The Voie Verte cycle path goes right past the house, making it easy to get into Annecy without the car. If you feel up to it, you can cycle (or run!) all the way around the lake (44km), although be warned - at points the path joins the main road which can get quite busy, especially during the summer. There are also plenty of steeper cycle routes that take you up into the mountains, such as the Col de Leschaux or Le Semnoz, which has featured in the Tour de France. The climb may be steep but the stunning views are a great reward!
If you'd prefer to explore the lake from the water, you can join a two-hour hop-on, hop-off cruise which visits the villages around the lake - Sevrier has its own stop - or hire your own boat and take your time, perhaps stopping at a lakeside restaurant for a meal. It really is the most relaxing way to spend a day.
There's a tennis club right next door to Maison Espiro which welcomes guests. You can hire a court for an hour or buy a 'carnet' of five sessions at a reduced rate - you can hire racquets and balls too. Other activities available nearby include golf, paragliding, via ferrata, wakeboarding, swimming or fishing - there's no time to get bored!
If you are staying at Maison Espiro in the winter, you can ski at the small resort of Semnoz (20km), where you can buy a lift pass by the hour. The resort of La Sambuy, near Seythenex, south of Lake Annecy, is less than an hour away (30km) and has 10 pistes ranging from green to black. The Aravis stations of La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand and Manigod are all less than 40km away, and offer 220km of superb skiing.
The medieval town of Annecy has a great selection of restaurants, from family diners to fine dining - on a sunny day, choose one of the canalside restaurants and watch the world go by. There are also some delightful independent shops, three produce markets every week and a monthly antiques market.
There's always something going on in Annecy - check out our OVO Network destination guide for more details.
The property is accessed via electronic gates, so it is imperative that you are in contact with the property manager to organise access prior to arrival.
Please note : the garden is regularly cared for by our gardener and the grass could be mowed during your stay. However this is a very quick procedure and we will ALWAYS contact you in advance to make sure we don't disturb your holiday. Thank you for your understanding.
Please note that pets are not welcomed at the property.
Important : the fireplace is currently not available. Please don't use it, we'll repair it as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
NOTE: Free wifi. Cleaning, linen and towels included!
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