€750,000 Ski Chalet Saint Martin de Belleville

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Emma Horsfall
Charming 4 bedroom house, nestled in the picturesque village of St Marcel, just 1km from St Martin de Belleville- 3 Valleys
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Ski Area
Three Valleys  
Ski Resort
Saint Martin de Belleville  
Price / Ref
€750,000 / 86780EH73  
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Beds / Bath
5 /   2  
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Renovated barn of 164 sqm transformed into a charming village house full of traditional character. The property is nestled in the stunning village of St Marcel (just 1km from St Martin de Belleville and its 3 Valleys lift links) with beautiful mountain views, and just a few minutes from the renowned michelin star restaurant La Bouitte. There is a ski bus running to both St Martin and Les Menuires so this property is well located to make for an ideal ski base in a tranquil setting. The property comprises 3 double bedrooms, a cabin bedroom, 2 bathrooms, a separate toilet, an open plan living area and kitchen, another living area on the top floor currently used as a games area, a storage room for ski equipment and a garage. There is also an apartment on the ground floor of the house comprising one double bedroom, a bathroom, separate toilet, and open plan living and dining area with kitchen.

As you enter the property on the first floor, you have an entranceway that leads into the large open plan living and dining area, with a fully equipped kitchen. This space offers double height ceilings and stunning mountain views, and with the traditional stone walls and old wood, there is a real authentic charm about it. On this floor you have 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with showers, and a separate toilet.

On the second floor you have another living area, that is currently used as a games area, another bedroom, and a cabin bedroom equipped with bunk beds.

On the ground floor of the property there is the garage, the convenient storage room for ski equipment, and the separate apartment, comprised of a light, spacious open plan living and dining area with a kitchen, a double bedroom, a bathroom with shower and a separate toilet.

The possibilities for renovation with this property are endless, it would make for a fantastic investment with both the option of keeping the apartment separate for rental purposes, or to transform the space into one large house. Given its location and potential, it could be transformed into the ideal ski base.

St Martin de Belleville, just 1 km from St Marcel, is an authentic village ski resort, with direct links to the largest ski area in the world- the 3 Valleys, an impressive collection of restaurants, and a wide array of activities available for all both in the summer and winter season.

Three Valleys Ski Area

A beautiful place all year with highly defined seasons and quiet and tranquil out of the ski season when the crowds have gone home, and then suddenly once again each winter the mountains of the Three Valleys come alive with people enjoying this vast ski area..... the largest linked skiing in the world.


The Three Valleys ski domain provides more than 600km of runs and probably the same again off-piste. In fact it should now be called the Four Valleys with the link into Orelle (Maurienne Valley) which can be accessed by ski from Val Thorens. This has also opened up some extraordinary off-piste runs. The Three Valleys provides direct links between the ski resorts of St Martin de Belleville, Les Menuires, Val Thorens, Méribel, Mottaret, La Tania, Brides les Bains and the four Courchevel resorts, la Praz, 1550, 1650 and the world famous 1850 – and now Orelle, in the fourth valley - all under one ski pass offering on-piste skiing from 1300m all the way up to 3200m. As these figures show the Three Valleys ski area offers huge altitude differences favouring long run skiing.


It has an ultra efficient, state of the art ski lift system, quality piste preparation and a dense artificial snow making system (1920 snow cannons) complementing the excellent natural snow cover. However, if you are not a fan of downhill skiing or like some variety during your stay then you can also roam the domain at your leisure on foot, hiking along the marked trails, or using the pedestrian ski lift passes. Many trails have been created especially to enjoy the increasingly popular snowshoeing sport and to discover the valleys from a new perspective: flora, wildlife, monuments, and spectacular scenery.There are also many cross-country skiing tracks that are prepared and maintained each day. These allow you to take in the breathtaking scenery and provide the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the mountains away from the pistes.


An interesting and wonderful area all year round, there is much more here than the snow sports.

Saint Martin de Belleville Ski Resort

Based at 1400m and directly linked into the vast Three Valleys network by an 8 person gondola, St Martin de Belleville offers unlimited, world-class skiing.

 

The village is picture perfect, unspoiled and authentic making St Martin de Belleville the perfect ski resort if you are looking for a taste of authentic France combined with state of the art skiing. Clusters of traditional chalets and original Savoyard farmhouses are dominated by the close mountains with chamois and wild boars roaming free in the surrounding forests. St Martin was voted a “Top Ten Picture Postcard resort” for its pretty, traditional architecture and stunning Alpine scenery, it’s interesting to note that the commune have had the foresight to bury all the electric and phone cabling which means that not only does it have a clean uncluttered look, but you are unlikely to lose power when the snow hits!

 

As an added bonus Val Thorens, officially the highest resort in Europe is situated at the top of the valley offering great skiing from mid-November to mid-May. St Martin also has some of the best and clearest runs in the Three Valleys; with skiing for all levels back down to the village and red run Jerusalem a firm favourite with many, and the confidence inspiring off-piste powder fields have to be experienced to be believed. In the height of summer during July and August the valley is host to walkers, nature lovers and adventure seekers who arrive to enjoy the traditional and less traditional mountain activities along with the colourful mountain meadows and beauty of the contrasting vibrant green against snow capped mountains.

 

It is also a near neighbour to the Vanoise Park, a protected area of outstanding natural beauty. St Martin de Belleville has a lower key nightlife than its glitzy neighbours. Having said that, the valley boasts two Michelin starred restaurants, one being situated three minutes from the village, the other in Val Thorens. St Martin itself has several friendly bars and restaurants which retain a mountain village atmosphere with prices to match. This ski resort seems ideal for ski and mountain lovers looking for an authentic atmosphere a little apart from the crowds, and out of season it still has life and enough year round residents to stop it feeling like a ghost town.

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