€1,250,000 Le Grand Bornand

Stéphanie DONOGHUE
House for sale in Thônes - very spacious detached property, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
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Ski Area
Massif des Aravis  
Ski Resort
Le Grand Bornand  
Price / Ref
€1,250,000 / A08806  
Beds / Bath
6 /   4  
Land M2 / Hab M2
2047 /   370  

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Property Description

Ground floor : Large entrance hall giving access to the main house, basement and garage area and the independant apartment on the top floor. On this level there are three double bedrooms, an office, a shower room, a bathroom with WC and a separate WC. A spacious and fully equipped kitchen with dining area, leads to the veranda, which has a built in barbecue and large sliding doors opening on to the gardens. The main living room is bathed in natural light with large windows and sliding doors to the garden, a dining area and a lounge area with fireplace. A staircase leads up to the loft, a large open space with exposed beams, currently used as a second lounge, TV room, games room etc. The house also has an apartment on the second floor - entrance hall with fitted cupboards, two double bedrooms, a bathroom, a separate WC, spacious living/dining area, small mezzanine and an open plan kitchen. Also on this floor, a private suite with one double bedroom and a bathroom with WC. Basement : On this level you will find a gym/fitness area with sauna, plenty of storage space, a laundry room, wine cellar, boiler room and a giant garage with two electric doors and space for three vehicules, workshop area and shelving for storage. The property has a 2000m2 flat and closed garden with electric gates and mature trees and schrubs, outdoor parking for 3 vehicules, possibility to install a swimming pool. Thônes is a busy market town with all amenities and easy access to Annecy and it's famous lake, 12km and just 8 km from the internationally renowned ski resorts of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand. Geneva airport is a 55 km drive away.

Massif des Aravis Ski Area

In the Haute-Savoie, between Annecy and the Mont Blanc Massif is the beautiful Massif des Aravis. Tucked away here you’ll find a less well known ski area named after the mountain range. It is very beautiful, interesting and traditional.

It brings together the 4 ski resorts of La Clusaz, Le Grand-Bornand, Manigod et Saint-Jean de Sixt which offer Alpine skiing (downhill)and Nordique skiing alongside a whole host of other activities. There are 220kms of piste across the 4 resorts, 2 snow-parks, 1 half pipe of 130m. There are also 150kms of nordic skiing including the Confins plateau, which is an official site for the World Cup. Plus 26 routes for racket walking (snow shoes). At Le Grand-Bornand you’ll find the GB snow-park which is classed among the five best in France. In addition there are 2 ice rinks and an aqua centre.

Each of the four resorts have charm and retain their traditions with original architecture and a village feel, these are after all villages turned ski resort and not purpose built. There is agriculture in the area which works alongside the ski resorts retaining a very authentic feel and they work hard to preserve the mountain nature of all the resorts.

This is also a hugely popular destination for summer. All four resorts aim themselves firmly at the family market and succeed very well with this, but over the last few years a new trend has developed aimed at the rich and famous who value privacy and peace above glamour and glitz on their ski holiday this is most noticeable at La Clusaz and Grand Bornard who are member of “Top of the French Alps” a group aiming for excellence.

Le Grand Bornand Ski Resort

Le Grand Bornand is a large resort with 38 lifts offering 494 acres of terrain over 47 pistes and 1100 metres of vertical descent. Le Grand Bornand is best suited to beginner skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for both expert and intermediates.

There are 58km of cross country ski trails and for snowboarders, there is a terrain park and a half pipe. A small proportion of the pistes at Le Grand Bornand are covered by snowmaking.

DPE : This property does not have a fixed heating system

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