On arrival to the chalet we were confronted by the neighbours huge aggressive dog, which we had to pass each time to get to the car. This was not really a huge problem if I am honest.
The chalet is in a brilliant location, hence the 5/5 rating for location. We used it as a base to get to Italy, Switzerland the French alps, which are beautiful.
The biggest problem of the stay was the wifi, which you have to purchase from the local cyber café. This was closed for the duration of our stay and we need internet access to run our business, we had to go to the tourist office to use the internet everyday.
When we arrived at the chalet we had to thoroughly clean everywhere as it was filthy, we had to wash the bedding on the bed we stayed in as it smelt and was stained, it had definitely had not been washed since the last guests had left. I understand that the owner does not live at the property but this was unacceptable.
The plumbing had been done by an amateur which was evident as when you flushed the en-suite toilet, the noise and smell came into the kitchen sink and bath - easily solvable by a professional plumber.
The whole place was very, very cramped and I would definitely not recommend to rent the whole thing as a 3 bedroomed chalet as it is far too small. We thought it was cramped for 2 of us who are both under 6 foot.
Also, most light bulbs were broken.
The chalet had loads of good points against the bad points listed above. It was very quaint, the log burner was a very nice touch. Sky TV was nice, a DVD player with a few DVD's.
The wonderful kitchen table was made from a few huge logs sculpted into a really nice and heavy kitchen table. The overall decoration was quite nice but could do with a bit of a touch up.
The downstairs bathroom was quite nice and looks like it had been recently done.
A nice touch was the recipe in the kitchen for a local dish, we made this, it was nice and we copied the recipe and have taken it home.
We came in the low season but still found lots to do and I can see why people come to this part of France on holiday.
The contact with the owner whilst booking was good, she was very helpful and pleasant and with a few changes, this could be a really nice chalet. I believe this is a holiday home that the family rent out when they are not there to help pay the costs.
Overall, I was disappointed with a lot of things but with simple changes this could be a nice place to come on holiday.
The owners should not take the criticism to heart but try to rectify the problems to create a great holiday place.
|Check-in / front desk||Service|
|Friends getaway||A romantic getaway|
|Families with young children||Tourists|