€530,000 Sainte Foy

Jacqueline Bolsover
Semi Detached Family home in the heart of Sainte Foy Tarentaise, 4 bedrooms, Spacious Lounge, fabulous views
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Ski Area
Sainte Foy en Tarentaise  
Ski Resort
Sainte Foy  
Price / Ref
€530,000 / A12491  
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Beds / Bath
4 /   1  
Land M2 / Hab M2
29 /   102  

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This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a property in the centre of the sought after mountain village of Sainte Foy Tarentaise. Perfectly located to access Sainte Foy Ski Resort, on the free shuttle bus route in just 12 minutes (7km). The property has immediate access to a top restaurant, bar and deli, a mini market and a ski hire shop. Just a 5 minute walk is the village infant school and in the opposite direction the medical centre. Sainte Foy village is the atmospheric hub of the Tarentaise Valley, a friendly warm and welcoming community. It has simple access to the Paradiski Ski area of Les Arcs and La Plagne, via Villaroger just 7 minutes ( 3.8km). Val D’Isere and Tignes can be accessed via Tignes Les Brevieres in just 16 minutes (11.3km). You can also ski to Italy via La Rosiere 19 minutes by car (12.9km) with stunning views across and down the valley from the Petite St Bernards pass. You enter the property on the first floor via wooden stairs that lead onto a South West facing balcony into a spacious semi open plan kitchen and living room with neutral tiling on the floor. To the right is the kitchen, recently modernised with pale grey units, soft closures, fitted fridge freezer, gas hob with electric extractor over and an electric oven. Double glazed throughout, a window from the kitchen looks out to the front of the property. To the left of the entrance is the light and airy living room, with patio doors leading back onto the balcony and a window to the North. The main central heating in the property is by a pellet burner (located on the ground floor) circulating hot water via the radiators. A hallway leads from the kitchen, with a WC and a separate bathroom on the right, consisting sink with vanity unit, bath with shower over, electric wall heater and towel rails. The master bedroom can be found on the left of the hallway, with fitted pine wardrobes and vinyl flooring. Through the single aspect window you can see the stunning Bec Rouge mountain. At the end of the hallway you enter a very practical office space looking onto the terrace at the back of the property. Through the glazed patio doors you can see the Aiguille mountain and from the patio Mont Pourri. Wooden stairs lead up to a mezzanine level. A bedroom space off to the right comprises large storage under the sloping roof space and a window facing East. Plenty of room for a double / twin beds. A double bedroom space off to the left with great views of the Beaufortain Mountain Range. There is potential to make this mezzanine space into 2 separate double bedrooms. Leading down to the ground floor there is a useful utility / storage room, a boiler room (with WC and sink unit) and at the front a further double bedroom. From the utility room there is a door into the large garage, with space for 2 cars end on end, a workshop area along the side and an electric garage door. A side door from the garage leads to a good sized Cave, with a tiny open wooden window facing the front, a useful dry storage area. The exterior of the property is clad in Traditional Alpine chalet look coated wood

Sainte Foy en Tarentaise Ski Area

Forget large busy resorts, 2009/2010 is all about “Boutique Skiing” and nowhere does it better that Sainte Foy de Tarentaise. If you LOVE off piste skiing, have a young family and enjoy a chalet atmosphere well then you will REALLY LOVE Sainte Foy. It’s one of the prettiest modern ski villages in France.

 

Nestled among the trees at 1550 metres in a sunny bowl above the Savoie Isere valley, it’s just a short car ride away from a host of better known resorts such as Val D’Isere, Tignes and la Rosiere. It has stunning views of Mont Blanc (4,807m).

 

Small family ski resorts are back in fashion and Sainte Foy has everything you will need. The right skiing mix for experts and beginners, good facilities for children, fine food and a high standard of accommodation. For small children Sainte Foy is ideal, it’s friendly, has a kids club, a ski school and the nursery slopes are conveniently close to the middle of the village.

 

Despite what you may have encountered in other small resorts, lifts are in good condition and well maintained. Sainte Foy opened its first 3 lifts in 1990 and has been adding to them ever since. The most recent was a 6 man chairlift in 2006/7. The village has plans to build more lifts in the future to further extend the 30km of pisted ski area. Currently there are 4 chairlifts and 2 tows. The Morion and Crystal Dark blacks that run down from the Col de l'Aiguille summit at 2620 metres are suitably challenging, whilst a full top to bottom descent is possible by taking a succession of reds such as L'Aiguille down to Creux de Formeian finishing up with La Savonette.

 

The snow cannons and its north west facing position keep Sainte Foy snow-covered from December to April. Off piste addicts have raved about Sainte Foy for years, you’ll find powder here days after it has been skied out in nearby Espace Killy. It has long been the reserve of off piste guides and you may want to make use of their expert knowledge, especially when facing serious steeps!

 

Boarders have a terrain park all to themselves by Cret Serru (2040m). Beyond this St Foy is a natural playground for snowboarders with countless drops and hits. The top half of the mountain is a treeless powder bowl, whilst the lower trails are cut through the forest creating endless opportunities to enjoy.


Anyway it’s not all about skiing and boarding .......or is it? Your first port of call, once the lifts have closed, should be the Pitchouli Bar. Renowned for its early evening live bands and relaxed atmosphere it’s THE place to wind down before dinner. There are a variety of different restaurants in and around the village, menus range from tapas to local Savoyard fayre.

 

Don’t expect huge nightlife in Sainte Foy, that’s not what it’s about, however if a pleasant meal, a few glasses of wine, in front of an open fire then falling into bed appeals to you, you really will LOVE it here.

 

The Eurostar offers a regular service to Bourg Saint Maurice which lies at the foot of Sainte Foy de Tarentaise, from here a taxi transfer can be arranged. Local airports are Lyon (135kms), Geneva (130kms). Chambery (75kms) and Grenoble (115kms).

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