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Winter Bookings: Price List and Availability 2014-2015

Winter Bookings & Price List 2014/2015
For summer availability, please see separate page
The price per person per week includes
Breakfasts of home-made bread, croissants, compôtes, fresh fruit, cereal, eggs, fruit juices, porridge, cereal, coffee teas and/or infusions
Afternoon tea of homemade tarts, biscuits,pancakes or cakes.
3 course evening meal (except one night per week) with aperitifs and wine with the meal.
Generally holidays start on a Sunday evening (except sometimes for Xmas and New Year) but occassionaly we can be flexible.
2014/2015 season
Dec-14 Days Price
Sunday 21-Dec-13 * 7 £850 Christmas Booked
Sunday 28-Dec-13 * 7 £850 New Year Booked
Jan-15
Sunday 04-Jan-14 7 £740 Available
Sunday 11-Jan-14 7 £620 Booked
Sunday 18-Jan-14 7 £620 Booked
Sunday 25-Jan-14 7 £720 Booked
Feb-15
Sunday 01-Feb-14 7 £640 Reserved
Sunday 08-Feb-14 7 £800 Available
Sunday 15-Feb-14 * 7 £850 Half Term Booked
Sunday 22-Feb-14 * 7 £750 Booked
Mar-15
Sunday 01-Mar-14 7 £670 Available
Sunday 08-Mar-14 7 £670 Available
Sunday 15-Mar-14 7 £640 Booked
Sunday 22-Mar-14 7 £640 Available
Sunday 29-Mar-14 * 7 £750 Easter Booked
Apr-15
Sunday 05-Apr-14  * 7 £750 Easter Available
Sunday 12-Apr-14 7 £590 Available
* The chalet should be filled by one party
The price does not include travel, holiday insurance, health insurance, equipment hire or ski passes.

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Writer’s Retreat – Frequently Asked Questions

Writer’s Retreat – Frequently Asked Questions

Can we sit outside the Writer’s Retreat?

Of course.  In the morning, there is a place just outside the sitting room for the morning sun.  In the afternoon, you can sit outside the main room and look at the mountains opposite, in the sun

When is the best time to see the wild flowers?

From late May or the beginning of June depending on the temperature. They are best in June but you can still find them in July.

When do the cows come up the hill? And are they noisy?

When the wild flowers come out. We love the clank of their bells.

Are there any local restaurants?

Yes. Some are nearby in easy walking distance, while others are a longer walk away.  Restaurant La Croix is open most of the year but not on Mondays. Others, some very near by such as La Roc de Arches open in mid June or a little later in the summer. There are quite a few restaurants in Grand Bornand, open the year round. We like walking to the Col de Anes for lunch, too.

What else can I do?

Go bicycling, walking, running, mountain biking, rock climbing, via ferrata, tennis, golf, white water rafting, swimming, fishing, shopping in the market on Wednesday mornings, sun bathe, picnic, ramble, collect myrtilles, breathe fresh air, play some of the board games.

Do we have use of the swimming pool?

Yes, of course. It is heated by the sun (very eco-friendly) so please make sure that you replace the pool cover. You must set/reset the safety siren. Please take care of your young children!

Are there towels and sheets?

Yes.

Can I smoke in the house?

Sorry, no.  It is not allowed and is also against the law. There are smoke detectors in the house for fire prevention.

 

Are there saucepans, crockery etc?

Yes.  There should be sufficient for four people. There is an oven, four gas burners, a fridge and a table to eat at in the main room. You can carry the table outside if you choose.

Is there a telephone that we can use and WiFi?

Most of the major French mobile operators have a reasonably strong signal here. There is no fixed line telephone available but there is WiFi, so you can use Skype for a telephone service. Ask us for the WiFi code.

Is there a television?

Yes but it is not connected to an aerial!  You can watch DVDs. Or read a book. There are also some games available.

Can I buy the local Reblochon cheese?

Our next-door neighbour makes it and will sell it to you.  It is their cows that you will hear around the house. Their cheese is delicious.

What do I do if there is a problem while I am there?

Call or email us depending on the urgency! If we are in the main house, call 09 52 76 34 01. Otherwise try 00 44 1235 833643 or mobile 00 44 77 8 99 47 0 24, or email lafermedusoleil@hotmail.com.

What do I do I break something?

Please tell us so that we can replace it.

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Le Figaro 10 April 2010

Tremendous news, we are in Le Figaro’s magazine as one of the 200 best chambres d’hotes to stay in France. Click to download the page:
FIGARO MAGAZINE_les 200 plus belles chambres d’hotes

We are number 7 on the map and in the bottom left corner,

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Snow History in Le Grand Bornand

Snow History
http://www.skiinfo.co.uk/Snow-History/LeGrandBornand-EFRGRANDBORN-5831-en.jhtml?product.skiinfo
Year / Month Sum snowfall Average snow depth (cm) at bottom Total for season
2014/4 110 so far
2014/3
2014/2
2014/1 31 30
2013/12 79 30
2013 / 4 85 30 410
2013 / 3 145 85
2013 / 2 163 110
2013 / 1 162 90
2012 / 12 310 95
2012 / 11 2 0
2012 / 4 114 84 736
2012 / 3 40 175
2012 / 2 25 211
2012 / 1 218 197
2011 / 12 283 69
2011 / 11 0
2011 / 4 28 326
2011 / 3 29 78
2011 / 2 58 67
2011 / 1 42 73
2010 / 12 5 68
2010 / 11 12
2010 / 04 65 160 574
2010 / 03 76 158
2010 / 02 160 168
2010 / 01 79 120
2009 / 12 146 49
2009 / 11 48 17
2009 / 04 8 128 524
2009 / 03 169 171
2009 / 02 142 155
2009 / 01 103 115
2008 / 12 102 102
2008 / 11 58
2008 / 04 37 145 396
2008 / 03 137 125
2008 / 02 28 122
2008 / 01 84 110
2007 / 12 90 93
2007 / 11 20 33
2007 / 04 1 87 257
2007 / 03 54 122
2007 / 02 121 85
2007 / 01 81 45
2006 / 12 25
2006 / 11 0
2006 / 04 25 185 581
2006 / 03 223 250
2006 / 02 96 159
2006 / 01 71 130
2005 / 12 146 105
2005 / 11 20 24
2005 / 04 106 91 503
2005 / 03 71 138
2005 / 02 143 150
2005 / 01 116 93
2004 / 12 67 50
2004 / 05 29 505
2004 / 04 38 118
2004 / 03 60 131
2004 / 02 21 144
2004 / 01 229 110
2003 / 12 82 41
2003 / 11 50 42
2003 / 10 25 3
2003 / 04 35 99 468
2003 / 03 1 134
2003 / 02 166 176
2003 / 01 219 117
2002 / 12 47 81
2002 / 11 10
2002 / 04 10 86 320
2002 / 03 33 133
2002 / 02 171 120
2002 / 01 28 80
2001 / 12 78 27
2001 / 04 132 195 320
2001 / 03 80 158
2001 / 02 47 154
2001 / 01 61 125
2000 / 12 0

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