turner butler are delighted to be appointed as sole selling agents for this exciting business opportunity. La residence (apartment) home description superb high quality ground floor apartment, wonderful in summer and winter -spacious (124 m2 - bigger than your average chalet!) but with a lovely elegant appeal. Would accommodate up to 10/11 people but smaller groups would also love its relaxing feel. Plenty of outside space. Long wide entrance hall. Two balconies leading from the sejour/sitting room are both south facing with outstandingly beautiful views over the mountain range of les aravis fully equipped with garden furniture the larger balcony would accommodate 10/11 people to dine (or small barbecue for a winter evening) and in summer is a sun trap (hence the automatic sunshade!) and is secured for a play area for small children. There is an amazing double glazed verandah with a stunning panorama over the aravis range and the chamonix valley. The apartment is in a very quiet part of st gervais overlooking the garden, you feel in the heart of the mountains but only 2 mins walk from cafes, restaurants and shops. The rack railway is 2 mins walk and the ski shuttle to the cabins (7 mins) stop outside. The best of everything! three/four bedrooms. One double which opens onto the balcony. A further double (single could be added) with washbasin which opens onto the veranda and a further bdrm with 3 singles plus two folding beds. With a washbasin and french doors which also open onto the veranda. There is an office alcove and tv area, (tv area has double sofabed ) separate from the sitting room, which are ideal for the children. A dining area which will accommodate up to 12 people. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. Perfect for 2 families, or room to spread for smaller groups. The rhone / french alps / haute-savoie region the haute savoie is one of the most magnificent mountain regions of france with stunning natural beauty. The region is dominated by the grandiose massif of mont blanc. The area is lovely in all seasons for skiers walkers and climbers. There are many places to visit, chamonix is alive in summer and in winter. Take the breathtaking cable car trip to the summit of the aiguille du midi in the mt blanc range and over the vallee blanche - a valley of eternal snow- and on to italy. Start the renown tour de mont blanc trek to the swiss alps. Travel to the elegant italian town of courmayer, or alternatively annecy with its tranquil lake flowing into the heart of the town, said to be one of the most beautiful in all france. Geneva and its 'grand lac' is only 3/4 hour away, if you have children there is a sandy beach on the lake and a large waterpark for hours of fun. The whole region is noted for its famous savoyard cheeses and wines and most towns have a market selling local produce. St gervais les bains area st gervais: is an elegant spa town popular in the 30s. In the heart of the mountains but large enough to have some good restaurants, bars, quality shops and a lovely market selling local produce. In summer: the possibilities for walking, climbing, riding, mountain biking (on marked trails), ballooning, canoeing etc are endless. There are 184 km of marked walks around st gervais alone. There are championship golf courses at megeve and chamonix. The town boasts a lovely open air swimming pool and tennis complex, the spa offers health and beauty treatments and its natural waters have attracted people since the turn of the century. There is an indoor swimming pool in the park surrounding the spa and a lovely walk from here takes you to the wonderful cascade pouring into the gorge which runs through the town. An ice rink and equitation centre at bettex for riding in the mountains. Guided walks are arranged at the ‘cimes’ or at the tourist centre which take you into the beautiful countryside to view the wildlife. The cable cars and tramway run from mid june to mid sept for walks high in the mountains. Mont blanc tramway is one of the oldest rack railways in france and worth the trip. You can climb to the glacier (or the summit if you are so minded!). More gentle walks in the lovely meadows full of wild flowers in spring at bellevue, or stop at the col de voza. The cabins take you to the summit of mont d'arbois where you can walk to old savoyard villages or the more sophisticated megeve, with its fashionable shops and delicious restaurants (at least one michelin starred) try the local village of cordon, truly the ‘balcon du mont blanc’, its overwhelming view of the whole range including the aiguille. Just stand and stare as the mountain turn pink in the sunset. Winter ski-ing: there is a huge ski area above the town which links by a simple green run into wealthy megeve, (mix with the rich and famous) 500 km of pistes and 125 lifts. A paradise of varied skiing from absolute beginners, family runs and some testing runs on the slopes of mont joly and up to cote 2000 in megeve. Ski over to the baroque village of st nicolas for a good lunch. The ski pass covers st gervais,st nicolas, megeve, combloux (heavenly after heavy snow with the sun on its tree lined slopes), jaillet and les contamines. Pay a small supplement and go to chamonix for the day (25mins) -for an adrenalin rush and skiing well into may. There is also flaine up the road (25mins) morzine (35mins) and many lovely smaller resorts. Activities near st gervais les bains sports: ski resort location tennis in town watersports horse riding golf within 30 mins drive fishing great for: walking holidays rural / countryside retreats beach or lakeside relaxation cycling holidays facilities luxuries: internet access, dvd player general: central heating, tv, cd player utilities: dish washer, cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer rooms: bedrooms (4), bathrooms (1), wcs (1) furniture: sofabeds (1), single beds (5), double beds (2), cots (1), dining seating for 12, lounge seating for 10, sleeps maximum of 11 outdoors: balcony / terrace, shared garden access: wheelchair access further details indoors: our extra bathroom will be added after the ski season however the existing bathroom has two basins, a bidet and very powerful shower over the bath. There are two further basins in the bedrooms and an extra large hot water tank. Further details outdoors: there is a garden and in addition the large balcony is also possible for a small barbeque. Plenty of parking at the tramway station (3mins) or across the road from the apartment. However there is a small cul de sac at the rear, you can always park here and it is visible from the apartment building.