Luxury villa offers lakeside beaches and mountain action …
Enjoy fabulous views of Lake Annecy and the mountains from the terraces and balconies of this stunning contemporary villa just outside Talloires.
The pretty village has easy access to the Aravis mountains as well as a lovely beach area, restaurants, bars and a cinema, and there is a good supermarket and shops in Menthon St Bernard, which is 3km away. The village also has a beach and a small port.
It will take you just over half an hour to drive to the ski stations of La Clusaz and La Croix Fry. The villa has been newly furnished and offers spacious and very comfortable accommodation for eight people.
Designed to make your stay a pleasure …
Newly furnished for OVO Network guests, Villa Flying Dragon sleeps eight people in four double bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor.
Two of the rooms have large double beds and open on to a shared sunny balcony, while the others have twin beds, which can be linked to make doubles. All of the beds are of good quality, with extra deep mattresses to ensure you get a good night’s sleep.
There is a shower room on the ground floor, a bathroom on the first floor and another shower room on the lower ground floor, where you will also find the jacuzzi, sauna and utility room. There are also separate toilets on the ground and first floors.
The main living area is light and airy with doors on to a covered balcony. There is a well-equipped kitchen, a dining table which seats eight, and a relaxing sitting area with a large sofa and a wall-hung television.
There is a second room with a smaller kitchen, a sofa and a dining table for four, making this an ideal property for groups of friends. There are two more terraces off this area, offering different but just as stunning views of the lake and mountains.
Villa Flying Dragon is set in beautiful landscaped gardens, the highlight of which is the delightful raised terrace – picture yourself lying in the hammock watch the paragliders come in to land, or enjoying a barbecue around the swimming pool.
There is parking below the house and entrance is through electronic gates.
Explore lakeside villages, superb golfing and mountain sports …
It would be hard to find a better location than Villa Flying Dragon for a summer holiday exploring the French Alps.
Swim in the crystal-clear Lake Annecy from the beautiful beach area in Talloires, just minutes from your front door, or try watersports such as water-skiing, kayaking, or stand-up paddleboarding. A cycle path runs almost all of the way around the lake, or you could hire a boat and visit one of the many waterside restaurants.
For a change of scene, head for the mountains. There’s a huge range of activities to be found in La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand and Manigod (climbing, hiking, mountain-biking and paragliding to name just a few!).
There are several superb golf courses nearby, such as the Golf Club du Lac d’Annecy in Talloires, and the stunning Chateau de Menthon-Saint-Bernard, less than five minutes’ drive away, is definitely worth a visit.
If you would rather relax back at the villa you won’t be short of things to do – enjoy the Japanese-style terraced garden, relax in the hammock by the pool or enjoy the sauna and jacuzzi before a barbecue on the terrace while you enjoy the stunning views of the Lake Annecy area.
Enjoy a choice of great ski resorts, all within a short drive …
Despite its proximity to Lake Annecy, keen skiers and boarders will find they have plenty of choice of great skiing.
It’s just over half an hour by car to Le Grand Bornand and La Clusaz , where you will have a choice of 220km of pistes offering plenty of challenge for all ages and abilities. There are also plenty of cross-country skiing trails and snow-shoeing options, particularly on the stunning Plateau de Beauregard.
If you fancy a change of scene, it’s less than an hour to the smaller resort of Semnoz, where a day’s pass for the two lifts will set you back just 16.20€ (2016). The resort of La Sambuy, near Seythenex, south of Lake Annecy, is also less than an hour away and has 10 pistes ranging from green to black. An adult day pass is 17€ (2016).
Wherever you decide to spend the day, a day on the slopes followed by an evening relaxing with a vin chaud on the terrace of Villa Flying Dragon will be hard to beat!
Festivals, markets and natural wonders …
There’s plenty of opportunity for relaxation or watersports on the lake at Talloires but if you fancy a change of scene, why not visit the beautiful town of Annecy less than 25 minutes away? As well as produce and antique markets, annual highlights include the Venetian carnival in February, the animated film festival in June and the Lake festival in August.
The roads can be busy in the summer so why not take it easy and catch a lake taxi?
Members of the OVO Network team have put together a list of their favourite things to do in the area – check it out for walks, bike rides and lots of other ideas.
Just 10km beyond Annecy, you can explore the spectacular Gorges du Fier – a spectacular canyon carved through rock by the river Fier.
Geneva airport is less than an hour away, and Annecy has its own airport for domestic flights from Paris. Annecy railway station is served by the TGV, making Flying Dragon a great choice for short breaks or longer holidays.