Gavin and Emma
Gavin and Emma have been working in the chalet industry in the French Alps for over 8 years and fell in love with St Martin de Belleville during a ski season. We have a passion for the mountains and the alpine way of life, which made the decision to move to the stunning village of Le Chatelard, the next village to St Martin de Belleville, an easy decision.
“It’s such a stunning part of the world in both winter and summer! The rest is history!”
Emma has been fortunate to ski since she was 4 years old as her aunt lived the winters in Davos and the summers in Montreux which started a real love of many things alpine. Gavin is a passionate skier and has enjoyed many ski holidays with his two amazing children – and feels very fortunate to now add running a ski chalet business to his many guises as a qualified accountant, project manager, and life & business coach.
“We are so excited to grow our business and continue to welcome as many new and returning guests as possible. We love having happy guests returning to our beautiful little ski resort year after year!”
Meet the team!
Hey, I’m Julie! I’m 23 years old from Cork, in the south of Ireland. I have a degree from University College Cork in Commerce. I also have 3 brothers! Skiing is one of my favorite hobbies. Sailing is another pastime of mine which I also love. I’m also a qualified Irish sailing instructor! In addition to sailing and skiing, I love to read books, go for a run, and travel! I have two German Shepherds called Holly and Benzo. They are aged 6 and 3.
As much as I love being in the mountains, I adore being near the sea too. I’m definitely at my happiest on the water or on skis! Cork is a great place and I’m very lucky to live close to the sea. Newport, Rhode Island, USA is another favorite spot of mine. I was lucky enough to go to college there for a few months.
I love listening to music and have quite a broad taste in genre! Anything from Elton John to Eminem is saved on my Spotify. I’m going to a Coldplay concert next year which I’m really excited about.
Hi, my name is Ailish, and I’m a 23-year-old from Cork, Ireland. I recently graduated from University College Cork with a degree in Business Information Systems. I’m thrilled to be a new member of Self-catered Saint Martin for the upcoming ski season 2023/2024.
I have a passion for travel, especially if it involves hitting the slopes, so I’m super excited to be spending the winter in France. I also have a deep love for fashion, music, and playing hockey.
On a typical weekend in Cork, you’ll find me in a Pilates studio, a coffee shop, or a cocktail bar with my friends, and most of the time, it involves all three. I’m always on the lookout for my next travel adventure, and I’m absolutely thrilled to embark on this one.
Hi I’m James! I’m 23 years old from Cork, Ireland. I recently finished getting my degree in Civil, Structural and Environmental engineering at University College Cork. I have 2 older siblings, my sister is 5 years older and my brother is 3 years older.
Growing up we spent a lot of time sailing in our hometown, Crosshaven. I sailed at a competitive level throughout my youth, sailing all over the world and have spent the last few years teaching younger generations along with my studies. I still love to sail when I have time, usually once a week while it’s not too cold.
I love skiing, being in the mountains and spending the day outdoors. I haven’t been able to stay away from the Alps since starting college and have been out at least once every year since. I have a dog called Jake, he is 7 years old and will be what I miss most over the next few months.
Je m’appelle Harry, I’m a keen skier, surfer, and adventure seeker from New Zealand. Growing up in the South Island of New Zealand means I have always been surrounded by the alps. My parents pushed me into adventure sports from an early age, resulting in almost being able to ski before I could walk.
My partner Clara convinced me to come to France to experience the food, language, history and unlimited alpine terrain which is similar to New Zealand’s. And to close out this biography I have one quote: “No friends on a powder day” – a genius.
Salut !! Je m’appelle Clara
I’m 24 years old and originally from Le Mans, in the north of France. When I was 18, I did my first summer season as a lifeguard at La Plagne. It didn’t take long for me to fall in love with the mountains and all the activities you can do here: Trail running, mountain biking, trekking, skiing, ski mountaineriing…
After completing my Master’s degree in Natural Disaster Management, I decided to set off on a wander, to enjoy life and its beautiful landscapes. After a year in New Zealand where I met my frero Harry, here I am in Saint-martin-de-Belleville for my first winter season and maybe not my last…
Over the past ten years, the owners of SC-St Martin have worked hard on their vision to offer the same high-quality service to self-catered guests as they were providing to their catered clients for many years beforehand. They have continued to grow and now manage over 20 self-catering properties in St Martin de Belleville.
Their proudest attribute is the high rate of returning guests, which grows year on year, as it proves the quality of the properties they manage and the level of service they offer. Come and stay to see for yourselves!
It’s no accident that the collection is so special. Each and every property is very carefully selected to meet their stringent criteria before they consider adding it to their portfolio. They need to be sure that the properties are well maintained with excellent facilities to ensure that guests get exactly what they’re looking for from their ski holiday. Location and quality are key so be rest assured that every property offered by Self Catered – Saint Martin has passed SC’s rigorous testing.
Their work doesn’t stop with considered curation, they ensure that guests receive the very best service, support, and inspiration. It’s what sets SC apart, they love Saint Martin and enjoy guests, so it is a joy pairing them together to make a fabulous alpine holiday. The mission is to put the “WOW” factor into your trip, with the help of amazing staff and some very special chalets and apartments.
If you are a property owner and are looking for someone to look after your chalet/apartment in St Martin de Belleville then simply get in touch! For more information, click here.
As a company SC hope to …
contribute to a world where tourism is net positive and so becomes an inspiring force for good; a world in which hospitality is delivered in a truly sustainable way, enriches communities, and is provided by teams of talented people who love what they do.
“We hope to meet you all very soon”.