€1,100,000 Sainte Foy

Jonty BOLSOVER
A Chalet with 4 bedrooms, 1 bedroom on mezzanine, living room with kitchen, 3 bathrooms and balcony
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Ski Area
Sainte Foy en Tarentaise  
Ski Resort
Sainte Foy  
Price / Ref
€1,100,000 / A15432  
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Beds / Bath
5 /   3  
Land M2 / Hab M2
140 /   134  

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Nestled in a small hamlet high above the village of Sainte Foy Tarentaise, you will find this wonderful, traditional Savoyarde style Chalet for sale. Currently undergoing extensive renovations using very high quality materials, this family home is the perfect place to soak in the peace and tranquillity of the beautiful Alps following an exciting day on the ski slopes or an exhilarating day enjoying the multitude of activities on offer during the summer. The hamlet of La Croix is situated high above Sainte Foy village and accessed by the mountain road in just 9 minutes (5km) which is cleared of snow on a regular basis during the winter season. The nearby ski stations are easily accessed by car and include Sainte Foy (13 mins and 7km), Les Arcs access via Villaroger (15 mins, 7km), Tignes (19 mins, 12km), Val d’Isere (30 mins, 21kms) and La Rosiere from where you can ski over the border into Italy (27 mins, 16km). As you enter the hamlet, the Chalet is nestled amongst the trees where you are greeted by a car parking space leading to the entrance at the side of the property. Bedroom 1 is immediately on your right with a patio door that leads onto the balcony at the front of the Chalet. A hallway leads into the large and impressive open plan living room, dining area and kitchen with huge floor to ceiling windows which offer simply stunning views of the mountains. There is an extensive balcony across the entire front face of the Chalet on this level. A staircase leads to the open mezzanine level designed for Bedroom number 2 which has a separate bathroom. Heading back down the hallway, a stairway takes you to the ground floor level where you will find the master bedroom number 3 with en-suite bathroom and patio doors which lead onto the terrace and garden space at the front of the Chalet. Bedrooms 3 and 4 share a bathroom and both have patio doors leading onto the terrace. The roof will be finished with traditional stone tiles and the interior walls will be plastered. Glass windows to the front face of the chalet will also be fitted. The remaining works will be at the additional expense of the buyer, these include finish to floors, wall/ceiling decoration, kitchen/ bathroom designs and equipment which can be discussed with the current builders or you can engage with your own construction company. Detailed plans are available and an inspection of the property is highly recommended.

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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