€2,600,000 Ski Chalet Saint Martin de Belleville

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Emma Horsfall
Impressive 6 bedroom ski chalet ideally situated in St Martin de Belleville- 3 Valleys
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Ski Area
Three Valleys  
Ski Resort
Saint Martin de Belleville  
Price / Ref
€2,600,000 / 85745EH73  
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Beds / Bath
7 /   3  
Land M2 / Hab M2
597 /   220  

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Chalets like this are very rare to the market within St Martin: a large, detached chalet built in the traditional stone and wood, ideally situated in the heart of St Martin de Belleville village ski resort. The chalet is within just a few minutes walk to the ski lifts and village square with easy access to the vast 3 Valleys ski area. The chalet boasts exceptional views of the village and the beautiful mountains. Add in the number of sleeping quarters, the large balcony and garden (which gives scope for further extension, if required) and you have a fantastic property not far from the lifts and amenities of the 3 Valleys’ most authentic village. The chalet comprises of an open plan living, dining and kitchen area with balcony, 6 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, 2 separate toilets, 2 workshop rooms, a double garage, a cellar and small studio apartment. With its large garden which gives scope for further extension if required, this property has unlimited potential as a home in the mountains perfectly suited to enjoy both the winter and summer season in an authentic, alpine village.

Upon entering the chalet on the first floor, you have an open plan living, dining and kitchen area which benefits from a south-west facing balcony, perfect for enjoying the views of St Martin de Belleville. The living area has a cosy, alpine feel with warm wood featuring throughout, and a traditional fireplace in the centre. On this floor you will also find a separate shower room and toilet, and what is currently a workshop space, which has the potential to become another bedroom or ‘snug area’.

As you ascend to the second floor of the property you will find 3 good sized double bedrooms, a fourth smaller bedroom and a double shower room equipped with two showers, as well as a separate toilet. On the top floor there are 2 further large twin bedrooms, nestled under the eaves. The property also boasts a double garage on the ground floor, a cellar and an additional large workshop area which again could be transformed into habitable living quarters.

On the ground floor of the chalet, there is also a small independant studio measuring approximately 15sqm equipped with a kitchenette and shower room. Given its sleeping capacity and spacious living areas, as well as its location near the lifts in the ever popular ski resort village of St Martin with a modern lift system linking to the largest ski area in the world - the Three Valleys, this chalet makes for a fantastic investment opportunity with huge potential.

The village itself is a beautiful, authentic Savoyard village with an impressive collection of restaurants, and an all-year round community thanks to the variety of both winter and summer activities on offer both here and throughout the Belleville valley in which it sits. The village itself is sunny and traditional, pre-dating the skiing by centuries! There are many locals who live here all year round, both French families who have lived here for generations and a sizeable ex-pat community, meaning you can easily either dip in and out of the community whilst holidaying or live here permanently. During the summer months, when the village erupts into a floral haven, there are many activities to be undertaken, from mountain biking to via ferrata to glorious mountain walks – suitable for all ages. Of course the road biking opportunities are almost endless too, and the valley is great for families with a variety of children’s activities.

For accessing the ski resort village, Moutiers is just 20km down the mountain road and with it the TGV/Eurostar terminal (during the winter), and the airports of Geneva (182km) and Lyon (181km) are also within striking distance (approx. 2 hours).

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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