** UNDER OFFER ** €1,350,000 House Samoens


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Jill Steward
16th century chateau for sale in the centre of the beautiful Alpine village of Samoens.
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Ski Area
Le Grand Massif  
Ski Resort
Price / Ref
€1,350,000 / 112341JST74  
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Beds / Bath
8 /   8  
Land M2 / Hab M2
1350 /   450  

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Property Description

This historic chateau, for sale in the Alpine village of Samoëns in the Grand Massif ski area, offers eight en-suite bedrooms, three grand reception rooms, two kitchens, plus plentiful old-world charm. Dating back to the 16th century, it has been lovingly renovated to create a unique and individual property in the most amazing position at the heart of this beautiful village. Whether you are looking for a family home, a second residence or somewhere to create an exclusive chambre d'hôte, this could not possibly fail to impress.

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The chateau, dating originally from the 16th century, commands an impressive position overlooking the historic village of Samoëns, between the church and the botanical gardens – the highest of their kind in Europe. The accommodation comprises approximately 450m² with south-facing gardens spread over six tiers. The chateau, which was completely refurbished in 2008, consists of four floors as follows:

Ground floor: A spacious entrance hall with vaulted ceiling; Cloakroom; Large dining room with ornate ceiling; Bright and modern cook’s kitchen accessing a large south-facing terrace; Secondary back kitchen and WC. First floor - via a period staircase: Half landing with bedroom and en suite shower room; Three interconnecting living spaces comprising: Large study area with separate reading room (originally a small chapel), Sitting room, Formal salon; Laundry room and WC. The living spaces are linked by elegant archways and there is also a double-sided fireplace (not currently operational).

Second floor: Master bedroom and ensuite with walk-in shower and jacuzzi bath, triple aspect windows to south, north and east; Second bedroom with ensuite bathroom and overhead shower; Three further bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms; It is possible to access the gardens from both the first and second levels with the second level benefitting from an outside area with plumbing and electricity installed to accommodate a hot tub.

Third, tower room floor: Sauna and shower room; Triple aspect bedroom and ensuite with walk-in shower and jacuzzi bath; Basement: Boiler room; Cave. Separate double garage and two external parking spaces.

Le Grand Massif Ski Area

The Grand Massif ski region incorporates the ski resorts of Morillon, Samoeons, Flaine, Clusaz, Sixt and Les Carroz.

The Samoëns ski area offers a varied playground accessible to all. For expert skiers there are black and red pistes at the top of the resort and a vast off-piste area to indulge your enthusiasm. Beginners will improve on the lower, more gentle blue and green slopes which were entirely re-designed in 2003. Small children are welcomed at the children's ski area (jardin d´enfants) at the top of the Grand Massif Express cable car.

At 2 500 m, the summit of the Grandes Platières... A breathtakingly beautiful landscape. Mont Blanc seems to be just a couple of steps away, so impressive is its presence. The Désert de Platé, a vast snowy territory with a unique geological curiosity; a genuine stone glacier over 40 million years old!

Flaine offers wide open spaces with 140 km of pistes of all levels, marked and made safe. Just a few oases where you can eat and drink punctuate the landscape which is otherwise an untouched natural space.

Morillon is the perfect place to enjoy relaxed snowsports with the whole family, in welcoming and authentic natural surroundings. Among the 72 pistes of the Grand Massif, Marvel, the beautiful green run is a must for those who wish to combine the pleasure of skiing with the discovery of local fauna, as explained on the information boards along the edge of the piste. It even has a local hero… Did you know that Morillon is the home of Antoine Dénériaz, the 2006 Olympic downhill champion ?

Samoens Ski Resort

Samoëns is a beautiful village, listed 88th in the French National Office of Historic Monuments, and the only ski resort in France to be so listed. The impressive Grand Massif mountain range surrounds Samoëns, and the rich fertile countryside has established long-standing agricultural roots.


The Giffre River runs through the valley and there are several lakes which provide the focal points for some of the numerous walks in the area. Samoens is a village, not just a ski resort so is busy and vibrant all year round, with an impressive range of restaurants, cafes and bars catering to all tastes as well as a widely varying selection of shops and other amenities.

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