Set in 5,000m2 of private land / forest at 650m altitude, the chalet is situated in the heart of the beautiful Vosges mountains. It provides an ideal base for outdoor activities, particularly cycling, skiing, hiking and mountain biking.
Located on the edge of the pretty town of Cornimont, the chalet is at the top of a 150m private driveway, making it very private but not isolated. Surrounded by forest and nature, there are superb views across the valley from both the ground and first floor terraces.
The chalet is comfortable and cosy with luxurious furniture and fittings. There is a well equipped and modern kitchen (including dishwasher & Nespresso machine) with a large dining table which benefits from the views to the front of the chalet.
There is a lounge area on the first floor with a sofa and TV, as well as a snug with armchairs that are perfect for reading. There are also two cosy bedrooms on the first floor.
The chalet can sleep up to 5 people (two doubles, one single). There is also a lockable and secure garage for use by guests, providing facilities including bike stands, a bike work stand and some tools.
The Vosges mountains offer a somewhat unspoilt and undiscovered corner of France to explore. They are located close to where France meets Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland. The chalet is located in the High Vosges, with peaks reaching up to 1,400m. It is sparsely populated with an abundance of natural beauty, and its peaceful and quiet roads make it an ideal region for active holidays.
Large open plan modern kitchen & dining area. Kitchen has been newly fitted and comes fully equipped.
Ground floor double bedroom
Newly fitted bathroom
Covered terrace, including outside dining table and 4 piece rattan lounge furniture
Lounge area with comfortable sofa and smart Television
Mezzanine / snug area with additional seating
First floor double bedroom and single bedroom, separated by a small landing and heavy blackout luxury curtains for privacy.
Covered balcony with stunning views, including chair and table set, deck chairs and blankets to keep you warm and cosy!
Outside there is ample private parking and a 20m2 garage providing secure storage for bikes, skis and motorbikes. Also includes a bike workstand and basic bike maintenance tools.
Large stone BBQ (traditional)
LOCAL AMENITIES & ACTIVITIES
2.5km (5 minute drive) from Cornimont
5.0km (8 minute drive) from La Bresse
Supermarché Colruyt – Cornimont - 1.8km
Carrefour Express – La Bresse – 3.8km
Aldi – Cornimont – 0.8km
Boulangeries, pharmacies, florists, banks, post office, hairdressers, cafés, bars and restaurants all available in Cornimont and La Bresse.
La Bresse Hohneck (20 mins) - Largest ski resort in North-East France with 42 pistes covering 50km
Gerardmer La Mauselaine (24 mins) - 21 slopes covering 40km
Station de Ski du Ventron (18 mins) - 10 pistes covering 10km
Station de Ski du Brabant (11 mins) - Small family resort with 8 pistes covering 6km
There is plenty to keep road cyclists happy in the High Vosges, with numerous opportunities for all levels of cyclist. The degree of cycling challenge in this part of France is really only limited by the energy in your legs, with climbs generally between 5-10% gradient (but, of course, there is usually a pretty descent on the other side). The highest peaks are the Grand Ballon (1424m) and the Hohneck (1362m).
The Tour de France has passed through the Vosges several times in recent years, with a summit finish at the top of the Planches des Belles Filles seemingly becoming increasingly popular with the organisers. In 2019, the Tour will spend three days in and around the region, including another summit finish on the Planches, which has been extended at the top this year, just to make it a little bit more exciting! There is a very nice 65km route which takes in the Planches des Belles Filles. It takes about 20 mins to drive to a point on the route, or if you’re feeling really brave you can just make your ride longer and go from the chalet!
For the avid road cyclists, the Col de la Schlucht, Col de Bonhomme, Col de Platzerwasel and recommended ballons such as the Petit Ballon, Grand Ballon, Ballon d'Alsace and Ballon de Servance all offer cycling too good to resist.
A challenging day ride for experienced cyclists is the Tour de Munster, a nice tour 120km in length and with 2000m of climbing. It features challenging ascents and beautiful downhills from Munster and Turckheim, to the Col du Calvaire, Col du Wettstein, the descent of Col du Bonhomme, and on to Plainfaing via the Valtin, climbing the Col de la Schlucht and descending back in to Munster.
A lesser known highlight is the Route des Cretes (the 'crest road'), a beautiful route over the highest ridges, North-South, on the border with Alsace. It provides lovely views over the Rhine valley up to the Black Forest and the Alps. The whole landscape can be seen along this route: the ballons (rounded hills), the mountain peaks, the various lakes such as Lac Blanc, Lac des Truites, Lac de Longemer and the chaumes, the mountain pastures. In winter, the Route des Cretes is largely closed and accessible only to hikers, cross-country skiers and skiers.
Marked mountain biking trails criss-cross the Vosges Mountains with routes for all levels of rider. Outside of ski season, the Vologne express chairlift at La Bresse Hohneck takes walkers and mountain bikers to the top of the mountains. It is a 9 mile (14.4km) ride from the chalet, perfect for warming the legs up!
WALKING / HIKING
The Vosges offers over 18,000km of hiking trails, providing a wide range of routes for leisurely rambling or active hiking. Discover walks over panoramic peaks, through beautiful valleys, lush forests and round magnificent lakes. It is crossed by the legendary GR5, which crosses the whole of Europe from North to South.
The Alsace wine route invites you to discover the region and its wine producers. It winds through sloping valleys along the foothills of the Vosges for more than 170km, crossing the entire wine region from Marlenheim to Thann and meeting some 1000 producers.
Particularly beautiful towns along the route include Colmar and Kaysersberg, which are also famous for their Christmas markets.Get the full listing »