€1,900,000 Chateau Samoens

Lisa O'Neill
Stunning 16th Chateau for sale in the heart of Samoens, Haute Savoie
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Ski Area
Le Grand Massif  
Ski Resort
Price / Ref
€1,900,000 / 21018NJW74  
agency fees included: 5 % TTC to be paid by the buyer (€1,809,524 without fees)
Beds / Bath
8 /   8  
Land M2 / Hab M2
1456 /   450  

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Property Description

This chateau for sale in the beautiful village Samoens in the Grand Massif ski area offers 8 en-suite bedrooms, four grand reception rooms, two kitchens, plus much, much more. Dating back to the 16th Century, it has been lovingly renovated by its present owners to create a unique and individual home in the most amazing position within this beautiful village. Whether you buy it for your own home or for an exclusive chambres d'hôte, this property could not possibly fail to impress.

It is a mainly 16th century building of three storeys plus a tower occupying a south-facing plot, raised above the historic village of Samoëns, between the church and the botanical gardens. The accommodation comprises approximately 450m² with gardens spread over six tiers that total around 1500 m². The building was extended and partially modernised in 1972. The current owners underwent a complete refurbishment; replacing the boiler, creating en suite bath or shower rooms in all bedrooms, replacing the kitchen and redecorating everywhere in 2006 to 2008.

Accessing via the front door leads you into a spacious entrance hall with vaulted ceilings and separate coat storage room. This leads into the large dining room with ornate plaster ceiling which in turn leads into the bright modern kitchen, which was installed in 2008.

The main kitchen is arranged around a large central island and contains 4 Bosch ovens, American-style fridge freezer, 5-ring gas hob and Bosch dishwasher. It offers a vast array of storage and all work surfaces are of unpolished granite. The second, back kitchen has a second fridge and freezer, another dishwasher and a two ring ceramic hob. It has a small seating area and more storage.

Off the back kitchen is a wc with wash hand basin. The kitchen opens on to a large south-facing terrace with views over the church.

Leaving the entrance hall by the original stone staircase, which winds through the house, on the first half landing is the smallest of the eight bedrooms with an en suite shower room.

Up again to the main living room floor. Most of this floor is taken up with a series of three interconnecting living rooms. The current owners have arranged them as a progression of formality, the first being the most formal and the innermost room being a TV room/library/den.

The first two rooms are linked by a central arch, the second and third by a pair of arches either side of a double sided fireplace. Leading off the main spaces are the original chapel to the building which is now used as a reading room, a bar, a laundry and a wc with hand basin.

At this level there is a door to the upper four tiers of the South-facing garden.

The second floor contains six of the remaining seven bedrooms. The master bedroom has an en suite with a walk-in shower and a Jacuzzi bath. It has a triple aspect to the South, North and East. It forms part of a two-room suite with a second bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath with shower over. Three further bedrooms, two on the South side of the building and one on the North have en suites with bath/shower combinations and the seventh, south side, has a shower only.

The second floor also has a garden door. Plumbing and electricity to install a hot tub outside this door have been arranged. There is also space for a an outdoor swimming pool.

Stairs lead up from the second floor corridor to the top tower room. The landing houses a small gym area, a sauna and a shower for those using the sauna. The tower bedroom is a mirror of the master bedroom below with a triple aspect and bathroom with walk in shower and Jacuzzi bath.

The boiler room is below the house with external access only.

There is also a double garage and two external parking places.

Extensive gardens over six tiers, all South facing. All bedrooms have satellite TV as do both kitchens.

The main TV room has a very new home cinema system. The house is wired for Ethernet throughout.

Ski station and village alt. 750 - 2500m

Samoëns is a typical mountain village in the depths of the Upper Giffre Valley. Located not far from the Cirque du Fer à Cheval and the Dents Blanches mountain range Samoëns is a ski resort linked directly to France's fifth largest ski area - the Grand Massif.

There are 900 kms of footpaths and hiking trails and 11 mountain huts to explore. There's something for everybody - rafting, paragliding, via ferrata or downhill mountain biking. You may prefer to relax in the beautiful natural surroundings of La Jaÿsinia alpine botanic garden. Or discover the history of the stone cutters for which the village is famous.

The international airport in Geneva is only just over an away.

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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