** UNDER OFFER ** €850,000 Ski Chalet Saint Martin de Belleville
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Excellent value, charming 4-bedroomed detached house for sale in the sought-after village of St Marcel (Three Valleys)
- 10 minutes drive to ski resort
- Walking distance to ski shop.
- Open fireplace.
- Outstanding 180+ views.
- Mountain views.
- Walking distance to restaurant.
- Walking distance to bar.
This fantastic barn conversion of around 150 square metres was completed in 2015 to a high standard and offers a superb mix of tradition and modernity, all very close to the ski lifts of the 3 Valleys - the world’s largest ski area. Similar properties in this area are hard to find, certainly at this level of price and style, in a village so close to St Martin de Belleville and its many amenities.
As you approach this attractive barn conversion, you immediately appreciate the building’s aesthetic with one half tastefully clad in local stone and the other retaining the rustic look of the surroundings. The garden invites you in to the porch and subsequent spacious entrance hall and further into the house. The ground floor comprises this entrance hall and the handy laundry room off it, then one large double bedroom with its own en-suite bathroom with bath and WC. The final room on this level is another large bedroom (currently set up as a twin room) with shower room (shower and WC). Taking the beautiful open wooden staircase up to the first floor gives you access to the airy kitchen area with central island feature and masses of storage. The kitchen has access to 2 balconies with fantastic views out to the west towards the Cochet mountain. Also on this floor is another large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (complete with elegant bath tub), a convenient cabin room with bunk beds and a communal WC (with a shower as well). The final part of the house is the generous living room with dining area at one end, fireplace at the other and access out onto the balcony that has some lovely views of the village and the local mountains to the north. The chalet is finished throughout with a nice mix of old wood and modern fixtures and fittings, which create an alluring atmosphere. This is a house not to miss.
The property is within just 1km of St Martin de Belleville, a picturesque year-round village comprising several good restaurants, a selection of bars and direct access to the 3 Valleys ski area (the largest in the world) via the newly-updated St Martin 8-person gondola lift, as well as many summer activities such as mountain biking, road biking, and mountain walks. There is also the critically-acclaimed 3-Michelin-starred restaurant, La Bouitte, in St Marcel, adding that touch of quality to proceedings! Please see my portfolio for all our ski properties in the Belleville Valley.
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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