€388,000 Mountain village house Saint Martin de Belleville

Emma Horsfall
Charming, authentic village house for sale nestled in a sought-after location of Saint Martin de Belleville less than 300m from the centre and ski slopes, boasting stunning mountain views- 3 Valleys
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Ski Area
Three Valleys  
Ski Resort
Saint Martin de Belleville  
Price / Ref
€388,000 / 105766EH73  
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Situated less than 300m from the shops, restaurants, bars and ski slopes of the renowned village of Saint Martin de Belleville, this unique village house has incredible potential as a cosy, alpine home. With 116m2 of total space of which 61 sqm is habitable space, 20 sqm of useable space under 1m80 and a garage of 35 sqm spread across 3 levels this property makes for a fantastic cosy alpine home which is rare on the market. The property comprises of a kitchen, open plan living and dining area, a guest toilet, a double bedroom, bathroom and mezzanine level currently used as a sleeping area. There is the possibility to raise the roof of the property or to create further space on the second floor with a dormer window- subject to planning. With these possibilities and its highly sought-after location in a popular village, this property presents a fantastic opportunity to own a charming family home or ski base in a coveted area of the French Alps.

As you enter the house on the first floor you have an entrance hall which leads into a good sized, open living space of over 30 sqm comprising a comfortable lounge area with an authentic fireplace, and a dining area. Next to the living area is a functional kitchen of circa 9 sqm. There is also a toilet on this level. On the second floor of the house sits a cosy double bedroom, nestled under the eaves with magnificent views of the valley towards the west, a bathroom fitted with shower, toilet and laundry facilities, and a mezzanine level which is currently used as further sleeping space. With the possibility to raise the roof or put in a dormer window, this top floor could be made larger (subject to planning), giving the house great renovation potential. The property also conveniently has a spacious garage of 35 sqm with plant room. In the style of a traditional, mountain village house, the property has a real authentic charm, and would make for a unique, cosy base in the Belleville Valley.

Enviably located, the property has everything you could need practically on its doorstep; the shops, restaurants, bars and ski lifts which give you direct access to the world largest ski area- the 3 Valleys- are just 300 metres away in the centre of Saint Martin de Belleville. Saint Martin is a well sought-after, picturesque village in the Belleville Valley, with little cobbled streets and beautiful old buildings giving it an authentic atmosphere. As well as offering excellent skiing, the village is also a fantastic place to base yourself to enjoy the amazing summers the valley enjoys- with an abundance of activities, events and sunshine on offer all season. For more information on this property and for photos please do not hesitate to contact me.

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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