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The Villa Book has just launched The Alpine Summer Villa Book, a small but exclusive selection of beautiful chalets, available to rent this summer in the French Alps. The Alps offer many tangible advantages for a family holiday …… magnificent scenery, a wide range of activities for both adults and children, a great climate, with lots of sunshine and comfortable average temperatures ranging between 24 – 27 degrees from June to September, shopping, restaurants, night life .... and last but not least, just a general sense of well being from all that fresh mountain air.

Most of The Villa Book’s summer chalets are in the mountain town of Chamonix, its surrounding area dominated by the majestic Mont Blanc. The town, with its pedestrianised cobbled streets, offers an excellent choice of quality shops, boutiques, cafes, bars, restaurants and a weekly market. During the summer months, it is a paradise for holidaymakers in search of spectacular scenery and offers an enormous choice of sporting activities. With lifts still operational, visitors can be transported right up into the heart of the Mont Blanc Massif, to enjoy hiking, biking, climbing, canyoning, white water rafting, hot air ballooning and paragliding. Close to the town, is the superb 18-hole championship Chamonix Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, in a great position enabling visitors to play a round of golf whilst enjoying the fantastic views of the mountain ranges that surround the valley. The sports centre with its swimming pools and water toboggan will delight all ages and, on a wet day, there is also the indoor climbing wall, fitness centre and spa, an olympic sized ice-rink and a cinema complex. Near the sports centre is a tennis club with 14 outdoor courts and 2 indoor courts, and a restaurant. Outdoor activities for young children include a superb adventure park with tree acrobatics, summer toboggan, tennis lessons, pony trekking or hiking with donkeys.

For larger groups, check out Chalet Brevent, with seven bedrooms, and situated in an elevated position with uninterrupted panoramic views to Mont Blanc, yet less than 10 minutes walk from Chamonix town centre. Ideal for children, the property has a flat garden and a children’s playroom. A large south-facing terrace is furnished with sun loungers, and there is also an outside Jacuzzi, seating 6 people, in a panoramic position, ideal for enjoying a glass of champagne at the end of the day. The accommodation is on three floors, with a living space of 380 m2, and all 7 double/twin bedrooms with LCD TV and DVD player. There are two sitting areas, one with fireplace, and a cinema with central media system, satellite TV, Bose sound system, as well as wi-fi internet access.

For a smaller group, The Villa Book is featuring Chalet-Apartment Angelina, situated in an enviable position next to the Aiguille du Midi cable car in Chamonix town. Its ideal position means all the shops, restaurants and bars Chamonix has to offer are on your doorstep. The flat garden is ideal for children and the living room and bedrooms are all equipped with satellite LCD TVs and DVDs.

There are two different packages available for summer chalet rentals. The Freedom to Choose package includes a champagne reception, concierge service, pre-arrival food shopping service, itinerary build and pre-booking of any services, daily housekeeping and luxury bathroom products and dressing gowns. In July and August, the weekly price for a stay at Chalet Brevent is £10,185 per week, and £7385 at Chalet-Apartment Angelina. Alternatively, guests can opt for the VIP Fully Serviced Package which includes the same as The Freedom to Choose, but adding breakfast each morning, afternoon tea and cakes, pre-dinner canapes and champagne, superb 4 - 5 course dinners for 5 nights per week, carefully selected wines with dinner, children's lunch and supper daily, open bar with a range of spirits, beers and soft drinks, and fresh flowers and fruit. For this package in July and August, the price is £16,030 at Chalet Brevent and £9870 at Chalet-Apartment Angelina.

A 40 minute drive away from Chamonix is the picture postcard Alpine village of Megève, home to The Villa Book’s beautiful chalet, Chalet de Près. An enchanting town, Megève has retained its traditional rustic charm with a beautifully preserved medieval centre with narrow cobbled streets, fountains, a pretty church and horse-drawn sleighs. The mountain is accessible by cable car, the views are wonderful. Chalet de Près, 800 metres from the town centre, has four bedrooms, and a garden with wonderful views. The immaculate interiors have been decorated and furnished in a traditional Alpine style to a very high standard and the many amenities include a spa room with sauna and Jacuzzi, satellite TV, DVD, and office corner with fax and wi-fi internet access

Activities on offer in the summer are similar to Chamonix, and include hiking, mountain biking, summer sledging, climbing, canyoning, rafting, horse riding and paragliding. The Mont d’Arbois 18 hole golf course is on the outskirts of the town, and there are several other golf courses within an easy drive. The Sports Centre offers indoor and outdoor pools, a climbing wall, a tennis club with 10 outdoor courts and one indoor court and an Olympic-size ice rink. Again, there are children’s clubs available for young children offering a range of activities, and numerous bars, restaurants, boutiques, beauty salons and a spa.

The weekly price in July and August at Chalet de Près is £4830 per week from 28th June until 12th July, and £6405 from 12th July until the end of August. Upon request, The Villa Book is able to arrange a high level of service, including Savoie breakfasts delivered to the chalet each morning, chef service for dinner, massages at the chalet, airport transfers and daily chauffeur service. For bookings between May and the end of October, but excluding 2nd – 23rd August, The Villa Book can offer a 30% discount at this villa, plus a complimentary dinner at the chalet. This offer applies to all bookings made before 10th June.

For further information, please contact:

Susie Marquis
Email: Susie@thevillabook.com
Tel: 0845 500 2000 or 07775 683069
www.thevillabook.com

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