Welcome to l’Ancienne Ecole du Villard!
This little school was used as the primary school of the farming village Le Villard. Now it is an attractive chambres d´hôtes (bed & breakfast) with five comfortable guest rooms with private bathroom and possibility for a tasty three-course dinner (table d´hôtes). It is also possible to rent the entire house (the gîte) for a maximum of 12 people.
L’Ancienne Ecole du Villard is located in the heart of the Chartreuse mountain range in the French Pre-Alps. The ideal place for hikers, cyclists, winter sports enthusiasts and motorcyclists!
The Ecole has five comfortable and attractive rooms, suitable for 2 people, including a family room for 4 people.
Each room has its own bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. The rooms are located on the first and second floor.
On the ground floor there is a large living room with a sitting area, dining tables and a kitchen corner. The four large sliding windows give a beautiful view of the two table mountains and surroundings. The wood stove provides a warm and cozy atmosphere. The large terrace is a wonderful place to have breakfast in the morning and dinner in the evening when the weather is nice.
The house is on a slope at 880 meters altitude. There is a private car park at the front of the house that can comfortably accommodate five cars. The large garden consists of terraces with grass and wild borders. There are many spots about the place where you can read a book or day dream in an easy chair with a view over the surrounding landscape.
The first thing you will notice upon arrival is the beautiful area in which the house is located. Green meadows, separated by wooden walls with footpaths in between, surround the house. Two beautiful table mountains dominate the view from the rooms and from the large terrace. Beautiful walks and bike rides can be made directly from the house.
The village St. Pierre d’Entremont is located a couple of miles down, in the valley below and has a grocery, cheeseshop, butcher, pharmacy, general doctor, tourist office, post office, bank and a petrol station.
The holiday home
The attractive gîte/holiday home offers space for 12 people. There are five comfortable and attractive rooms, suitable for 2 people, including a family room for 4 people. Each room has its own bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. The rooms are located on the first and second floor. Information beds: 12x single beds, 80/90×200 cm., configurable up to 5x lits jumeaux.
Central to the house is the large living room with sitting area, a corner kitchen, large dining tables and a wood-burning stove. The kitchen has a built-in convection oven, a microwave, an induction hob, a cooker hood, a fridge, a dishwasher, a coffee machine and a kettle. The living room has four large, sliding windows with beautiful views over the surrounding area.
From the living room there is access to the basement via a staircase. It is a space containing a washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and another fridge, and a BBQ. There is also room for bicycles, hiking and winter sports equipment. The basement has a door to the garden.
Not fancy for cooking?
On request we will be happy to prepare a three course meal for you, once or several days. We use local products.
A three-course dinner costs € 25 p.p. Ask about the possibilities and discuss your wishes with us!
So if you like hiking, cycling, skiing, or motorcycling, a comfortable stay and a nice evening meal in a relaxed atmosphere? Then book our ‘school’ in the Chartreuse.
We look forward to seeing you!
Marjolein and Paul Bogaards
l’Ancienne Ecole du Villard
2373 Route du Planolet
Hameau du Villard
38380 Saint Pierre d’Entremont, France
Landline: + 33 4 79 26 22 30, we speak English
Mobile: + 33 6 38 91 11 65