€673,100 Ski Chalet Valmorel

Sandy Harris-Smith
Large family home, plus apartment, close to Valmorel and 3 Valleys, option to buy 800m2 constructible land next door
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Ski Area
Le Grand Domain  
Ski Resort
Price / Ref
€673,100 / 48940PWA73  
agency fees included: 6 % TTC to be paid by the buyer (€635,000 without fees)
Beds / Bath
4 /   3  
Land M2 / Hab M2
1730 /   191  

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Property Description

This is a fantastic opportunity to own a 4-bedroom family home in a very peaceful area of Aigueblanche, with easy access to the ski resorts of the Tarantaise Valley. Plus there is a 2-bedroom apartment under the main house to provide an additional income stream. In addition, the property is being sold with 800m2 of land to enable a second house to be built next door.

This large house is situated in the town of Aigueblanche, the gateway to ski country, with views up to Valmorel. It is in the ideal position for those looking to live out of resort but travel regularly to work / ski. Plus, with easy access to Moutiers, Albertville and Chambery and Geneva, it is ideally located both as a holiday home and for those looking to live full time in the valley.

The main part of the house is situated on the first and second floors, with a large lounge / dining area, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, fitted kitchen, laundry room and cave. There is also attic space upstairs, which could be converted to provide a further bedroom. There is a large terrace on the first floor, plus outside dining area and a big, enclosed garden.

Downstairs there is a 2-bedroom apartment, with separate entrance, with a kitchen, living room, bathroom, separate WC and laundry room, which is currently rented out to provide an additional income stream. The large garden is south facing and gets the sun throughout the winter and summer, with lovely views over Valmorel. Across the road from the house is a large parking area, to provide parking for up to 20 cars, plus 2 garages and garden shed.

In addition, there is an 800m2 area with permission to construct an additional property. This land already has electricity and water and is ready to be built on – an ideal investment property.

Le Grand Domain Ski Area

Le Grand Domain consists of Valmorel, Celliers, Doucy and Saint-François Longchamp. It’s an excellent ski area that remains relatively unknown to many British skiers in comparison to the nearby ski areas of the Three Valleys and Espace Killy. In fact the back of this area actually overlooks the Belleville valley, one of the Three Valleys.


Saint-François Longchamp is located in the heart of the Maurienne Valley, in the south of Savoie whilst the resorts of Valmorel, Doucy and Celliers are based in the heart of the Tarentaise mountain range, and provide skiing for those who like to be a little closer to nature.


The ski area is spread over an altitude of 1,300 to 2,832 metres offering a wonderful 160kms of piste. It also has a vast range of Nordic skiing circuits available and this also includes separate resorts like Naves. There is no doubt that this area caters particularly well for families and the French flock here, hence there are more apartments than chalets. It is an area of outstanding beauty, great skiing and a vast wilderness away from the piste.


The resorts are very varied; Valmorel is the largest and most well known with a lovely village centre and lively atmosphere. Saint-François is a small bur well conceived resort that is also family orientated. Celliers is a tiny mountain village with an auberge that just happens to have a ski lift that links in to this area. This is a ski destination for those who really like to be far from the madding crowds.


Valmorel Ski Resort

Valmorel is a charming ski resort; it is a smaller size with some of its neighbours and is often compared to the huge resorts of nearby Three Valleys and Espace Killy, which is a bit unfair as this resort has a lot to offer in the way of skiing and charm. The centre is pedestrianised giving the après ski a very cosy and fun feel.


The resort nestles on the edge of the forest, next to the Cheval noir peak - Valmorel is a village that melts in with the landscape. The wooded, stoned and lauze roofed chalets spread around the ski lift departure points, the well designed centre and nice pedestrian street full of shops and restaurants give Valmorel a heart and it is a place where you will feel welcome and gives Valmorel its unrivalled character of a Savoyard village.


Also very popular and busy in the summer when tourists come to enjoy every type of mountain activity as well as the beautiful views and flower meadows. The ski area offers a diversity of terrain for the confirmed and adventurous skiers on the vertiginous black slopes and yet is also reassuring for beginners and children to learn on the gentle slopes of summer pastures.


Before I lived here I used to come for long weekends to Valmorel – and never had a dull visit, it always delivers for me. Specially equipped and secured areas have been designed especially for those new to the snow: 2 beginner stadiums for adults and children, and for those not so new - a snowpark including a half-pipe and a boarder cross.


Down the valley from Valmorel you’ll find La Léchère a small thermal town which provides all sorts of therapies to experiment with! Valmorel also has some charming satellite resorts which in themselves are worth a visit. Doucy Combelouvière, Longchamp and Celliers all with their own ski lifts and identity.


If you’re feeling adventurous get yourself a guide, the off-piste is meant to be interesting! So in winter this resort sits best with beginners and intermediates but also has a lot to offer the more hardened skier who is prepared to seek out the challenges.


In summer it’s a delight, the cycling in particular is stunning with plenty of refuges open for very good lunches. This is a great place to buy with prices lower than its neighbouring resorts mostly because it hasn’t got the following that the others have.

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