€1,800,000 Ski Chalet Saint Martin de Belleville
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- Ski Area
- Three Valleys
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- Saint Martin de Belleville
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- Beds / Bath
- 4 / 4
- Land M2 / Hab M2
- 195 / 180
Incredible 4 bedroom ski chalet oozing luxury, rustic charm for sale in the sought-after village of Villarabout, just 1 km from Saint Martin de Belleville and 3 Valleys ski links, an unmissable investment opportunity.
- In ski resort
- Open fireplace.
- Outstanding 180+ views.
- Within 5 minutes walk to free ski bus.
Voted France’s Best Ski Chalet by the World Ski Awards 4 years running, this beautiful property represents the epitome of luxury ski chalets. Built 130 years ago, and originally a Savoie stable, it has evolved with the village and valley around it, transformed now into an incredibly high-end, plush chalet- which still stylishly retains elements of its charming, authentic character. Nestled in the coveted village of Villarabout, it enjoys a peaceful setting that is still just 1 km from the centre of Saint Martin de Belleville, and its direct links to the world renowned 3 Valleys ski area.
Featuring 4 en-suite double bedrooms, and a stunning open plan, kitchen, living and dining area spanning the entire top floor, it is spacious yet cosy, and boasts an incredible level of design throughout. An extremely high-end property in a sought-after part of the French Alps, this chalet presents an exciting opportunity to invest in what will not only make for the perfect mountain retreat to use personally, but also one with fantastic rental potential (currently running as a very successful catered chalet). Immediately from the façade, the stunning blend of authentic Savoyard charm and contemporary ‘chalet style’ is evident, a theme which is maintained throughout the chalet.
As you enter on the ground floor, you have an entrance hall with space for storage of coats and shoes, and ski boot warmers installed- there is also an exterior ski locker. On this level you will find 2 generously sized double bedrooms, each complete with built-in wardrobes and en-suite bathrooms.
As you ascend to the first floor you will find two more double bedrooms, each again with fitted wardrobes and en-suite bathrooms, but also enjoying access out onto a shared balcony. All of the bedrooms feature beautiful rustic timbers, complemented with bespoke soft furnishings, creating a very cosy yet contemporary ambiance. Spanning the entire top floor of the chalet, you have the magnificent open plan living area. Featuring the exposed timber ceiling and a breath-taking stone and wood open fireplace in the centre of the room, this space is truly the heart of the chalet, and represents the ultimate luxury, mountain retreat. It features a sleek, fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a comfortable lounge area. This space also enjoys large glass doors, which not only flood the room with light, but also open out onto a balcony, from which you can enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.
The chalet really has everything you could want from a top of the range ski chalet, both from a functionality and design perspective. Situated in Villarabout, a charming, sought-after village in the Belleville Valley, it couldn’t be better located. Nestled in a quiet setting, but still just 1 km from the shops, restaurants, bars and 3 Valleys ski links of Saint Martin de Belleville, it really allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds- and with a free ski bus running too, you can be on the slopes of the world’s largest ski area in no time. The chalet is also primely located to enjoy the beautiful summers in the valley, with a year-round village community and a vast array of sports, activities and events on offer. This truly is a property boasting an incredibly high level of finish and a coveted location, perfect for enjoying every season in the French Alps.
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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