€995,000 Sainte Foy

Jacqueline Bolsover
Chalet built over 3 floors, 7 bedrooms, lounge, kitchens, balcony, garage, workshop. Garden.
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Ski Area
Sainte Foy en Tarentaise  
Ski Resort
Sainte Foy  
Price / Ref
€995,000 / A13198  
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Beds / Bath
7 /   3  
Land M2 / Hab M2
851 /   194  

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A substantial 3 storey chalet requiring an internal makeover is offered for sale in the village of Sainte Foy Tarentaise with local amenities on the doorstep including the school, the mairie, a small grocery store and a hotel and restaurant which is the focal point of the village. The ski resort of Sainte Foy is accessible by the free bus service or by car and is just 7km or 12 mins drive. You can also access the extensive Paradiski resorts of Les Arcs and La Plagne via Villaroger which is 4km or 7 minutes drive from the Chalet. La Rosiere ski resort with access over the border to Italy is 13km/20 minutes away, Tignes is 11km/14 minutes and Val D’Isere is 25 minutes/ 20kms drive making this Chalet the perfect central location for your winter sports activities. The bustling market town of Bourg Saint Maurice is a 15 minute drive and here you will find all amenities such as supermarkets, traditional shops, banks, restaurants, garages and the main train station which has regular services from Paris and London for the avid skiers. A driveway leads to the front of the 3 storey chalet and you enter into the ground floor apartment where you will find a living room and kitchen with oven, sink unit and wood panelling. There are two bedrooms on this level and a modern en-suite shower room with a separate WC. To the rear of the apartment is access to the boiler room, a very large workshop which is located at the rear of the property and a stairway leading down into a spacious cellar. On the first floor there is a very spacious lounge with a traditional log burning fireplace, wood beamed ceiling and double aspect patio doors which lead onto a large, wrap around balcony which affords spectacular westerly views of the mountains. A doorway leads into the good-sized kitchen which is need of a complete refurbishment. Through the hallway there is a bathroom and bedroom number 3 which is located at the rear of the Chalet with a wood beamed ceiling and large fitted wardrobes. A central stairway leads to the 2nd floor where you will find bedrooms 4, 5, 6 and 7 with large storage cupboards and a further bathroom. The chalet is surrounded by an extensive garden with fruit trees and superb panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. There is also a small garage located at the front of the chalet.

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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