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Anne has transformed an old barn into three amazing spaces. She lives at one end of the building and the two apartments are located at the other end. The result allows for a quiet and private setting for all, while she remains easily accessible when needed. A playful dog, friendly cat and a few curious hens wander in the large lovely bucolic yard. I absolutely love her sense of style which makes the interior of the apartment feel like the perfect combination of old and new. We fantasized about how lovely it would to live there. The location requires a car and a gps is advisable the first time you drive there, but we quickly became familiar with the area which is about a 15 minute drive from Aix les Bains. It's a great place from which to plan day trips to the mountains or the lake. Thank you Anne! We hope to return soon!
We were greeted by members of Josephine's family as she was returning from a trip. They were very friendly and informative. We met our hostess later that evening and she graciously welcomed us and was happy to answer any questions that we had.
The renovated home is lovely and as another reviewer wrote, "the pictures do not do it justice". Bright and modern on the inside with plenty of room for our party of 6. Our family grocery shopped and we prepared breakfast and a few suppers there and had all that we needed to do so in the kitchen. Our younger family members were happy with the WiFi.
There are quite a few seating options on the deck and in the yard, should anyone want to eat outdoors or just enjoy the garden and the beautiful surrounding mountains.
We had a rental car and we would highly recommend having one. However, bus transportation is available to Aix les Bains within a short walk (only a few minutes) from the house. Once you are in Aix les Bains the train is available
We opted to walk into town each day and ventured out by train to Annecy and Chambery. Be aware that if you wish to walk it can be a bit of a hike uphill coming back. It was good exercise for our family, but others might find it a bit difficult to do.
Our family had a wonderful time in the cottage and the incredibly beautiful French countryside. We are very grateful that we found Josephine's vacation home on VRBO!