€260,000 Mountain village house Morzine

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Carole Cavet
La Forclaz – Magnificent mountain village house for sale in a very sunny hamlet with panoramic mountain views between Morzine and Lake Geneva. Large barn to renovate. One hour, 49km, from Geneva.
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Ski Area
Portes du Soleil  
Ski Resort
Morzine  
Price / Ref
€260,000 / 103599NJW74  
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Beds / Bath
2 /   1  
Land M2 / Hab M2
800 /   150  

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Lots of potential with this traditional Savoyard mountain village house for sale in an idyllic setting close to the skiing in the Morzine/Avoriaz ski domain and the rest of the vast Portes du Soleil. Constructed in the 1800s it retains all the original features. The gem is the large barn on the upper floor yet to be renovated. The house could be easily split into 2 or left as one large property. La Forclaz is 15km from the spa towns of Thonon-les-Bains on the shores of Lake Geneva and 22km from Morzine.

Currently the ground floor is habitable and has:

• Entrance hall

• Kitchen

• Large sitting room with fireplace and doors onto a balcony

• 2 double bedrooms one with French doors onto a balcony

• Bathroom and separate wc

• Terrace and large garden to the rear of the property

• Outside there is a Savoyard mazot (wooden outbuilding traditionally used to house valuables)

This is solid traditional Savoyard, mountain village house with potential to create a stunning home with beautiful mountain views close to the ski domain of Les Portes du Soleil.

Lower ground floor:

• storage room, a boiler room the oil fired boiler

• garage

• staircase on the outside of the house up to the ground floor floor terrace.

Ground Floor

• entrance door and hall with doors to:

• kitchen

• 2 bedrooms, one with French doors onto a balcony with mountain views

• bathroom

• wc

• sitting room with fireplace and French doors onto a balcony with mountain views

• rear hallway with a door opening onto the back garden

• former stable accessed from the outside

On the first floor there is an enormous barn to renovate that would make an impressive open plan living space with stunning mountain views.

The closest skiing is in St Jean D’Aulps, Morzine/Avoriaz and Les Gets. They are great family ski resorts and are part of the vast Portes du Soleil ski domain which has over 210 interconnected lifts with 650kms of runs across 12 resorts, seven in France and five in Switzerland. There are 273 marked ski runs as well as 216 km of cross-country trails. For advanced skiers the off piste skiing is challenging. There is good investment in up to date fast lifts in the Portes du Soleil and Morzine has another new lift planned to get from the centre of the village directly to Avoriaz.

Portes du Soleil Ski Area

600 km of skiing in 2 countries making the Portes du Soleil the biggest international ski area in the world.

Here skiing is a journey, with different panoramas and routes to look forward to every day, and each of our 12 village resorts offering a charm of their own.

The resorts are amongst the most well known, including Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets, Abondance, Chatel and St Jean DAulps to name but a few.

They also offer excellent opportunities for downhill mountain bikers outside the winter months.

As a popular holiday destination in both summer and winter, these resorts offer investment potential. So whether you are looking for a quiet and peaceful family resort (Chatel or St Jean D'Aulps for example) or something a little more lively (Morzine) the Portes du Soleil has it all.

Within easy distance of the International Airport at Geneva plus close to Lake Geneva, this ski area is the perfect destination.

Morzine Ski Resort

Situated mid-way between Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva, the ever popular resort of Morzine is absolutely stunning, well known for its Alpine scenery, nestled between forests and summits. Life is leisurely, and the village although vibrant and bustling has lost nothing of its original charm and Savoyard way of life. Ideally situated right in the middle of the Portes du Soleil, Morzine is the gateway to a marvellous winter playground of 650 km of ski-slopes where you can ski from French into Switzerland and back again all in one day.  When it comes to lunchtime you are spoilt for choice with all the mountain restaurants scattered everywhere.

 

In summer, these slopes become sign-posted footpaths for trekking and moutain biking. Originally life in Morzine was one of agriculture and slate-mines but with the opening of the ‘Grand Hotel’ (first tourist hotel built in the 1920’s) and its owner François Baud opened up a new opportunities for the village and it’s in habitants. Then in 1934 the Pleney cable car was opened and the thick covering of snow started some previously unknown sports: tobogganing, ski-jöring (towed behind a horse), the beginnings of downhill skiing and even ski-jumping!

 

If ski or snow boarding instruction is the order of the day there are avariety of French and English speaking Instructors in the ski schools.

 

There is a vast array of shops, bars and restaurants, offering plenty to non-skiers as well and for after ski fun.  This makes Morzine a good all year round resot for those who live here and those with Holiday homes. 

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