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Gîte "chez Mary"

Apartment with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in Chorges, the South of France

From £517 per week

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Apartment to rent in Chorges, the South of France

Welcome to the region of 300 days of sunshine per year! Something for everyone at our spacious apartment with stunning views.. hiking, cycling, rafting, watersports, skiing, markets, historical visits

  • Apartment
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Washing machine

Apartment overview - owner's description

The apartment (110m2) for 6 people is on the upper floor of what was originally a working sheep farm. It consists of one large light and airy open-plan living/dining/kitchen area, three bedrooms, a large bathroom and a separate toilet. The outside space is a balcony (4.55m2) leading from the living room and, at the bottom of the wooden stairs that lead to the apartment, a large covered wooden terrace (55m2) exclusively for guests' use; a perfect spot for lazing on the garden furniture, dining 'al fresco' and simply looking at the breathtaking views! For the more energetic there is a table tennis table - popular with young and old alike!

The living area has two large comfy sofas, either side of a central coffee table, and large french doors leading onto the balcony. There is a flat screen 32 inch HD television and unlimited internet access, as well as a variety of games.

The kitchen is fully equipped and has a fridge freezer, dishwasher, electric fan oven and induction hob, microwave oven, toaster, electric hand mixer, liquidiser, coffee machine and kettle. The oak dining table comfortably seats six people (an extra chair is available if you are seven). High chairs are available on request.

Bedroom 1 has a standard double bed (140 x 190cm). Bedrooms 2 and 3 each have two single beds (90 x 190cm) which can be joined together to create large king size beds (180 x 190cm) if required. If there are 7 in your group, there is the possibility of putting an additional single bed into one of the bedrooms and we can provide cots for babies on request. All bed linen, tea towels and bath towels are included, and you will find all the beds made up when you arrive.

The spacious, modern bathroom offers a large walk-in shower, twin wash basins, a heated towel rail and a double-ended bath tub that is just perfect for soaking 'à deux'! Also in the bathroom you will find a laundry corner neatly housing a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a separate toilet (a true 'loo with a view'!) and hand wash basin.

Heating is by means of a wood pellet burner (pellets provided) and electric radiators.

There is covered parking for two cars and we have plenty of secure storage space for bikes and skis, etc.

The summer months offer markets, live music in the streets and swimming and water sports at the Lac de Serre Ponçon (10 mins). In winter you have a choice of ski resorts in close proximity. Our personal favourite is the family-friendly resort of Réallon (20 mins) though if you are looking for something more extensive then we recommend Les Orres at 40 mins away, Vars/Risoul at 55 mins or Serre Chevalier at 60 mins. There is also good cross-country skiing nearby.

Throughout the year there are villages to explore, good food to eat and great walking/cycling/mountain biking, with trails direct from the front door. For the more adventurous there is white water rafting and kayaking on the Durance river, as well as paragliding and climbing.

A three-course supper with wine can be provided on the day of arrival at a cost of 20€ per person. We can also do a shop for you before your arrival - we will charge you the cost of the provisions plus a 5€ service fee.

We are on hand and happy to assist as required. We access our living space from the other side of the house and so your privacy is guaranteed. We speak English, French and Spanish - and a little Italian!

Getting here:
By Car

If you are driving out from the UK you can take the AutoRoute all the way to Grenoble from most of the coastal ports. From Grenoble you have two choices; the N85, Route de Napoléon, which winds across the mountains to Gap, or take the A51 and then the N75 south from Grenoble (along the edge of the Vercours in the direction of Sisteron) to Aspres-sur-Buech, then the D994 east to Gap.

By Plane
Marseille is the closest airport. When hiring a car, take the A51 motorway north towards Gap. After the end of the motorway, just south of Gap, follow directions to Tallard and after Tallard take the D942 north to join the N94. Turn east, direction Briançon to Chorges. 

Other airport options are Avignon (2h 16m), Grenoble (2h 20m), Nimes (2h 37m), Chambery (2h 37m), Turin (2h 45m), Toulon-Hyeres (2h 51m), Lyon-Saint Exupery (2h 52m), Nice (3h) and Geneva (3h 30m).

It is also possible to fly into Grenoble with Easy Jet or Ryan Air, or Lyon with scheduled or budget airlines.  If you fly into Nice it is faster to drive along the coastal motorway then north up the A 51 rather than taking the ‘short cut’ across the mountains.

By Train
For overnight travel, take the London to Paris Eurostar train, arriving at the Gare du Nord station. Transfer by Metro to the Gare Austerlitz station (about 20 min.)
Take the night train to Gap or Chorges (marked as the Briançon train) departing approx 22:00 and arriving at about 07:00 next morning.

Eurostar also now offer a service from London to Aix en Provence or Marseille, you will need to hire a car from either of these destinations.

Alternatively for daytime travel take the TGV from Paris or Lille to Valence and then a local train to Gap or Chorges. In Gap, you can hire a car from several agents located 100 metres from the train station.

Reviews

10 other reviews

Wendy Maden Feb 2020

Myself and a group of friends had a lovely stay at Gîte Chez Mary during February 2020. The location and landscape are divine. We were able to ski in nearby Réallon, hike through the hills and relax in the loveliest surroundings. The five of us stayed in the immaculate, fully-equipped apartment with plenty of space and a gorgeous balcony with incredible views. The huge kitchen and living space meant that we could properly feel at home, cooking meals together without getting in the way of one another! Mary and Simon were endlessly helpful, really excellent hosts. We'll be seriously considering a return in the Summer!

Connor Livingston Feb 2020

Stayed earlier this month with and it was absolutely unbeatable! Not only is it in a stunning location with some of the most beautiful sunrise and sunsets I've ever seen (and a truly unreal view of the mountains), but the apartment is kitted out with everything you'd need and Mary is a dream host. We stayed for a skiing holiday but it seems like it would be great for a summer vacation as well. It's located very close to a ski resort - Reallon - and it's less than an hour's drive to Risoul as well, both of which were great fun. There's a beautiful lake down in the valley, there's a river that apparently does rafting/kayaking when it's warmer, tons of places for cycling and hiking.. we are definitely planning on coming back! The interior of the house is spacious and clean, but still feels homey, the heating system is simple and works well and quickly, there's plenty of dishes and cookware and it's easy to get to while still feeling like a real getaway. Beds and towels are comfortable, and the shower and bath are first rate with no water pressure or hot water issues even in winter. Chorges is a cute town as well, and Mary was really helpful and well-informed about the area. All in all an absolute dream and I can't wait to come stay again!

Mark Symington Feb 2020

What a fabulous place to stay! Lovely, friendly hosts. Very comfortable, nothing too much trouble and excellent knowledge of the local area. Fantastic views of the nearby mountains and lake (apparently great in the summer). Oh, and just 15 minutes to excellent skiing at Reallon. A real family, friendly resort with ski hire. We’ll be back. Highly recommend!

Catherine Leveque Dec 2019

Wonderful appartment, very comfortable and extremely cosy in the winter months. It is tastefully decorated, in a stunning location overlooking the lake of Serre-Ponçon and surrounding mountains. Mary is very welcoming, a special thank you for the wine and pain d'épices, lovely personal touch. Magnifique appartement, très confortable et douillet en hiver. Il est très bien décoré, la vue est splendide, surplombant le lac de Serre-Ponçon et les montagnes environnantes. Excellent accueil de la part de Mary, merci pour la bouteille de vin et le pain d'épices, note personnelle très appréciée!

Steve Barrie Oct 2019

A fantastic location. Simon and Mary were perfect hosts.

Harry Chivers Aug 2019

I stayed at Gîte Chez Mary with my family in late August 2019. Right from the start, including arranging the visit, through to the end of our stay, Simon and Mary were the most charming and accommodating hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and our enjoyment and relaxation appeared to be their only concern. The accommodation was very spacious and immaculately clean, but the real jewel was the unrivalled view from our balcony. Mary was particularly helpful in enabling us to make the most of the local area and made her extensive local knowledge available to us, which greatly enhanced our enjoyment throughout the stay. If outdoor pursuits are your pleasure, then this area can cater to this in abundance. The location boasts many invigorating walks around the mountainside, rewarded by the previously mentioned picturesque views, and a crystal clear lake is only a stone’s throw away. The town of Chorges is delightful, providing everything one would hope for in a bucolic French town: charming cafés, heavenly bakeries, and a weekly market to die for! I would recommend this venue to anybody seeking a peaceful but fascinating holiday in France's rural idyll.

Patrice Laroche Aug 2019

Séjour très agréable , chambre pour 4 personnes très spacieuse avec une literie excellente, très propre et très calme. Nous avons pu profiter d’une très grande terrasse avec une cuisine d’été et une vue superbe. De plus, les propriétaires sont très accueillants, souriants et très agréables. En conclusion, adresse à retenir! Very nice stay, room for 4 people very spacious with excellent bedding, very clean and very quiet. We were able to enjoy a very large terrace with a summer kitchen and a superb view. In addition, the owners are very welcoming, smiling and very pleasant. In conclusion, address to remember!

Alexis Jugie Aug 2019

Nous avons passés un moment extraordinaire « Chez Mary » Tout était parfait l’accueil, le petit déjeuner copieux, délicieux et une vue imprenable sur la vallée. On y retournera sans hésitation. …

Chris Bocock Jul 2019

Great location, really helpful and jolly hosts. Perfect all-round situation for all year activites

Julia Jones Jul 2019

This apartment is quite simply gorgeous! The position in this unspoiled hamlet, the staggeringly beautiful views and the kindness of the hosts Mary and Simon have made the holiday perfect. There are so many activities to do, from early morning swims in the crystal clear lake, lovely walks in the hills, up the mountain on the chair lift and picturesque villages to visit. We even found a secret swimming lake hidden on the side of a mountain! The accommodation was spotlessly clean and just perfect for the family. I’m already planning my return visit! This place is good for the soul!

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Location

This apartment is:

8km from the nearest beach 4km from the nearest bar 4km from the nearest restaurant 15km from the nearest ski lift 4km from the nearest supermarket 187km from Marseille airport 155km from Grenoble Airport 211km from Avignon Airport 201km from Lyon Airport 189km from Turin, Italy Airport 4km from Chorges Train station 4km from Dentist 4km from Tourist Office 4km from Medical Centre 4km from Bakery 4km from Butcher 4km from Hairdresser 4km from Pharmacy 4km from Vet

Local activities

Boat hire 8km Climbing 10km Cycling 100m Fishing 8km Flying 20km Golf 17km Horse riding 8km Mountain biking 100m Sailling 8km Scuba diving 190km Sports center 15km Swimming 8km Tennis 6km Water skiing 8km Walking 100m Wind surfing 8km Skiing 15km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 4km Local food market 4km Museum 15km Night club 7km Shopping 4km Park 15km Theatre 15km Theme park 90km Zoo 19km Cinema 15km Casino 50km Ice skating rink 15km

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Outside this apartment in Chorges, the South of France
This apartment is in the town but in a quiet area near the mountains. It has a balcony, a barbecue, a garage, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 2 March 2020

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 5 June 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 6 June - 3 July 2020: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 4 July - 5 July 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 6 July - 30 August 2020: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 31 August 2020 - 5 June 2021: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 6 June - 3 July 2021: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 4 July - 5 July 2021: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 6 July - 30 August 2021: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 31 August 2021 - 5 June 2022: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 6 June - 3 July 2022: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 6 July - 30 August 2022: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Long stay discounts

  • Arrive between 17 March - 30 June and receive 15% off if the booking is for 3 weeks or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Extras

Compulsory

  • Refundable Damage Deposit

    £200.00 per booking, paid locally

Optional

  • Cleaning

    £65.00 per booking if the booking is for more than 5 nights, paid locally

Facilities

Bedrooms

3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds
  • 2 single beds

There is also 2 cots

Bathrooms

1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Entertainment

Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in French

General

Living area seats 7, Dining area seats 6, Central heating, Open fire, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, High chair, Car hire essential

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Garage, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Leisure

Table tennis

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Single gender groups, Pets

Mary

Private Owner From Chorges, France Member since Mar 2018

We have lived full-time here in the Hautes-Alpes since 2018. This part of the Alps is little-known with UK visitors - perhaps it is considered too far to travel - but those who do make the journey soon realise that it is well worth it as the beauty of the area is stunning.

We are fortunate to benefit from a mediterranean climate - we have hot summers (though never too hot) and cold winters. That said, in winter we more often than not have bright blue skies and sunny days. Our house faces due south and soaks up the sunshine.

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We have lived full-time here in the Hautes-Alpes since 2018. This part of the Alps is little-known with UK visitors - perhaps it is considered too far to travel - but those who do make the journey soon realise that it is well worth it as the beauty of the area is stunning.

We are fortunate to benefit from a mediterranean climate - we have hot summers (though never too hot) and cold winters. That said, in winter we more often than not have bright blue skies and sunny days. Our house faces due south and soaks up the sunshine.

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