The Vérel House
This is a lovely family getaway home in Vérel, a mountain-side hamlet nestled just above the beautiful lakeside village of Talloires, on the Eastern shores of Lake Annecy in the French Alps.
The hamlet of Vérel sits at a 750m elevation, half way between the sought-after lakeside villages of Talloires and Menthon-St-Bernard, and the world-renowned paragliding spot at Col de la Forclaz. It is perfectly located just minutes away from the busy lakeside action, yet retains a delicate distance to afford guests a genuine sense of escape.
The owners love the outdoors, entertaining and great food and wine and have designed the house with all these things in mind.
The house is designed in the simple and cosy comfort of Scandinavian style and furnished to a very high standard. The house faces South-West, so is perfectly oriented for all-day sun, for longer sunlight hours in Winter (when the nights are long!) and long balmy Summer evenings.
The outdoors area has been thoughtfully designed to provide many different opportunities for both moments of solitude as well as large social gatherings. The beautiful 3m recycled teak table is situated just off the main dining area - perfect for lazy breakfasts through to late bbqs. A sumptuous large outdoor sofa on the terrace offers a cozy corner to catch up on the day's events and for those who need a little quiet time or a perfect spot to catch the paragliders, there's a lovely picnic/pub table set down amongst the trees in the garden.
The bedrooms are simply furnished in a relaxed style and the beds are designed for cocooning. The 160x200 cm beds are covered by kingsize goosedown duvets affording the cosy experience of sleeping in a cloud. A wonderful experience after a long day of hiking!
For those who just want to laze around the house, there's ping pong (table tennis), badminton, petanque or just simply lounging in the garden with a glass of wine whilst the paragliders float above in the sky.
The open plan living area opens onto a wide deck and a large rolling garden with lots of mature trees. There are lots of opportunities to both relax with a book under a tree or for children to play hide and seek or roll down the grass (maybe under some light supervision for younger kids ;).
Please note that the garden is not fenced off and is simply bordered by trees with the neighbouring properties
For fire lovers, there is an indoor wood burning fireplace.
The house is equipped with WIFI and a Smart Tv with access to many channels and Netflix capability for those guests who have their own account.
The kitchen is fully equipped with an induction hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. The laundry room offers use of a washing machine and a tumble dryer.
There are 4 large bedrooms offering a maximum sleeping capacity of 8 people.