€3,605,000 Villa Brides-Les-Bains, Meribel
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- Brides-Les-Bains, Meribel
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- 52314 / 835
Very unique and luxurious property for sale in the heart of the Tarentaise Valley within close reach to a number of the worlds best ski resorts – 9 bedrooms, a pool house, a stunning outdoor swimming pool and an indoor spa area with pool, sauna and hamm
- 15 minutes drive to ski resort
- Spa / wellness area - full details in the property description.
- Mountain views.
- Balcony, terrace or garden.
- Private swimming pool.
This spectacular property, which is a very rare addition to the property market, is ideally located at the crossroads of the most famous Alpine ski resorts in the Tarentaise Valley with the 3 Valleys ski area just a stone's throw away as well as the Paradiski and the Grand Domaine ski areas easily accessible. This old monastery which has been completely renovated to a very high standard is perched on its very own hill with over 5 hectares of land surrounding the property making it a very secluded and private grand estate overlooking the valley.
This old monastery, full of history, has undergone an extremely high quality renovation throughout unlike anything else on the local market or even in the area. This magnificent villa is spread over two floors and is divided into two separate dwellings, each with private access, but they are also inter-connecting.
The property consists of :
- 9 bedrooms each with their own ensuite bathroom
- Wine/Drinks Bar
- Dressing room
- Spacious open plan living/kitchen and dining rooms flood with natural light and beautiful views
- Indoor spa area with bathing pool, hammam and sauna
- Outdoor swimming pool 16m x 6m
- Pool House equipped with pizza oven, small kitchen and full size dining and seating area
- Laundry Room
- Huge Garages
The West wing extension of the villa of approximately 140 sqm consists of the pool house which is equipped with a reception area, fully equipped kitchen, a pizza oven and large open plan dining area which leads out onto the terrace and swimming pool. In the West wing extension there is also a green house and a small workshop as well as an Italian inspired garden with beautiful waterfalls and water features. There is also an additional annex building in the courtyard area of the estate which are spacious garages with a surface area of approximately 190 sqm. This beautiful estate sits at the top of a private hill, accessible via large iron gates and up a winding driveway flanked with trees on both sides. As you approach the villa the quality of design and attention to detail is evident immediately from its beautiful façade and grounds. The main building has a lot of history as it was an old monastery. It is divided into two dwellings, an East and a West wing which are separated by a luxury wellness area between the two. On the West wing ground floor, you have an entrance hall which leads to a stunning living area with fireplace and two large bay windows overlooking the stunning exterior and swimming pool - a room which is a true testament to the incredible interior design of this property. On your right you will find a bar area leading to a modern kitchen with an open plan dining area. Here there is also a second entrance and hallway with storage and a cellar. The first floor is accessed via a custom made staircase, where you will find a spacious hallway. The corridor leads to 2 spacious bedrooms (20 and 23 sqm) each with private bathrooms with bath tub, WC and basin and a master bedroom with private ensuite and a large 12 sqm walk in dressing room and a separate WC. The 2nd floor is under the eaves with exposed timber beams, here there are 2 further bedrooms (23.8 sqm and 31.9 sqm) with ensuite bathrooms and a spacious laundry room of approximately 18.76 sqm. Linking the two dwellings is an incredible wellness area on the ground floor, comprising a small bathing indoor pool (3.75 m x 3.75 m), a hammam and a gym with a surface area of 54 sqm with a beautiful view of the garden – true elements of luxury which is evident in the two dwellings.
In the East wing of the villa, which is decorated in a more traditional style, you have a ground floor entrance of 12 sqm leading to the first floor with a kitchen of 14 sqm with an open plan spacious living room (26 sqm). On the same floor, you will find a long corridor leading to 2 bedrooms which each open out onto a south west facing balcony overlooking the garden and the swimming pool. Both bedrooms have their own bathroom and WC ; a family rococo style bathroom with WC, basin, bathroom and shower with jets and a spacious 12.6 sqm walk in dressing room. Accessible from the living-room, there is a mezzanine level with an incredible exposed timber frame which has been renovated into 2 bedrooms (approx. 20 sqm each) with 2 private bathrooms.
The property has an extension building of approximately 140 sqm which is to the west of the villa accessible from the kitchen, which includes a spacious and stunning pool house with beautiful exposed beams with a huge dining room with a fully fitted kitchen (approx. 75 m²) ; a bathroom with shower ; WC plus the pool technical machine room. The pool house with its glass bay windows opens onto a magnificent L shaped terrace with outdoor swimming pool : imagine you can swim in a beautiful environment with a stunning mountain view ! In an adjoining newly built annex you will find a 190 sqm garage. The property is fully secure and enclosed by private gates.
This villa boasts an extraordinarily high level of finish with a modern and functional design, which nevertheless retains all the spirit and history of this monastic place. This villa offers top-of-the-range services with the use of noble materials. It is a high quality construction and renovation, with great detail throughout, which makes this property an incredible investment opportunity not to be missed - whether for a family home, a tourist accommodation activity, or a space dedicated to events.
This property is ideally located in the heart of the valley of Tarentaise, in a small « mountain town » with amenities and facilities : health services and local hospital, primary schools, colleges and high school, train and bus station just close by. The property is easily accessible : 1h45 from Geneva Airport, 160km from Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport ; Paris is 4h30 by train and London 4h by Eurostar. Thanks to its central location, the most famous ski resorts are really close by: 6.5 km from the Olympe gondola leading to Méribel; 14 km from La Plagne-Montalbert ; 16 km from Courchevel-Le Praz; 28 km from Les Ménuires ; 29 km from the Les Arcs-Paradiski funicular railway ; 57 km from Tignes. This property is also at an equal distance from the thermal baths of Brides les Bains and La Léchère (only 6.5 km) and ideally located to enjoy the wide array of activities and events on offer throughout the year in the area. A truly unique opportunity on the market. For more information on this stunning property please do not hesitate to contact us. Please see my portfolio for all our properties in the Valley of Valmorel and Aigueblanche
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.
Brides-Les-Bains, Meribel Ski Resort
Brides les Bains is a quiet spa town in the pretty valley below Méribel, and is connected to the ski area of the Three Valleys by gondola. The gondola up to Mèribel takes a while and accesses a couple of villages, les Allues and le Raffort, part way up which allows for some decent off-piste runs when conditions permit. It is possible to ski all the way down to Brides when the snow is exceptional but regrettably that is rare, so most people hop back on the gondola either in Meribel or enjoy the off-piste runs down to either of the two villages and then continue by lift from there.
Before it became a ski base it was, and still is, a thermal spa town and as such has much to offer. As well as the spa centre, there are several good value hotels and chalets, shops, restaurants, a casino and a couple of bars – although evenings are generally quiet because it only has a few bars to choses form it does mean that you all end up getting know each other quite quickly so in fact has quite a social feel.
Indeed it has a big following of snow lovers who value a cheaper resort, a proper town feel and easy access as the snow rarely blocks the roads at this height. I like Brides-les-Bains, it quirky, different and very French and makes an unusual and interesting ski base from which you can enjoy the enormous state of the art ski area of the Three Valleys at a much better price. It is also a great summer location for all mountain enthusiasts and offers a lot of different activities during the winter as well.
Because of this it can make a slightly more interesting base for non-skiers who can make use of the thermal spa treatments which can be booked as week courses or as individual treatments – relax and enjoy!
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