€742,000 House La Clusaz

Andrew Morgan
3 bedroom family house, close to Lake Annecy, big garden, quiet location with magnificent views of region
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Ski Area
Massif des Aravis  
Ski Resort
La Clusaz  
Price / Ref
€742,000 / 44688PWA74  
agency fees included: 6 % TTC to be paid by the buyer (€700,000 without fees)
Beds / Bath
3 /   2  
Land M2 / Hab M2
3092 /   148  

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Property Description

Inviting 3 bedroom property, with a large terrace and garden in ideal location between mountains and lake. This rare property to market is a lovely, warm family home with superb views. Built just 20 years ago, the house is in excellent condition and there is possibility to build on part of the garden to add a smaller property. Just 30 minutes from the ski stations of La Clusaz and Grand Bornand or 10 mintues to the lakeside town of Talloires, it presents the best of alpine living. This is a pretty house, with stunning views. On entering the property there is a drive leading up to the house, with ample parking. The house is set over 3 floors with the following layout BASEMENT A large garage with adjoining work-shed, wine cave and boiler room, plus possibility to convert the boiler area in to a second garage. GROUND FLOOR There is a large entrance hall with doors to the kitchen, living room / dining room and bathroom, plus independent WC, as well as built in cupboards. The kitchen is a good size and with wooden cupboards and fitted utilities, including fridge, hob and oven, plus room to put a table. There is a door leading out to the south-facing terrace for outside living in the summer The lounge / dining area is a good size and looks out over the stunning views. There is again an outside door leading on to the front west-facing terrace for evening sunshine. The bathroom and WC are modern and do not need any work. FIRST FLOOR There are 3 good size bedrooms with fitted cupboards. Two point to the West and have doors leading out to the balcony. One points East, with good light. Again the bathroom and WC are modern. GARDEN There is a large garden, which could be broken in to two plots and the second plot built upon. There is a lot of room within the garden and it is fenced off so would make a good play area for children. The lake can just been seen from the house and behind are stunning views of the mountains. THE AREA Bluffy is a pretty village on the East side of Annecy Lake. It is a quiet commune and the house is situated back from the road so you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the region with stunning views. The location is ideal, just 30 minutes drive to the Aravis ski region, including Grand Bornand and La Clusaz in the winter and 15 minutes to Annecy Lake in the summer. The nearest shops / restaurants are in Talloires or in Menthon St Bernard, both lakeside villages. Annecy with its international train station is 25 mintues and Geneva airport is just 45 minutes 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.

La Clusaz Ski Resort

La Clusaz produces champions. It lives and breathes snow sport and also hosts world cup races - and yet it still remains relatively unknown with the British public and very popular with the French.


La Clusaz comes from the word “cluse”, a narrow pass between two mountains. Old parchments call it “Clusa Locus Dei”, God’s Narrow Place, which became La Clusa Lieu Dieu, used until May 1772. This name was given by the Abbots of Talloires on whom La Clusaz depended. La Clusaz was a particularly poor village. The climate of the area only allowed the cultivation of barley and rye for bread, oats for the animals, linen and hemp for clothes and potatoes for domestic food. The two main occupations were agriculture, including the making of reblochon, and forestry..... and then came tourism.


The first skiers arrived in 1907. In 1926 the first sport's club in the resort was created. In 1928, villagers built the ice-rink and in 1935, the first ski lift came in to operation. La Clusaz celebrated 100 years of snow sports in 2007 – it now has 2050 inhabitants and 20,000 tourist beds.


La Clusaz aims itself at the family market but don’t be fooled this is a active and young resort, it supports all types of winter sport including boarding, freestyle and pretty much anything goes here. They very much cater for the new style of skier and boarder who not only want to ride the mountain but do tricks and jumps as well – it’s all here.


La Clusaz – Manigod is part of the Massif des Aravis with 220kms of pistes – 132kms of which are La Clusaz. To enjoy the full area you will need to catch free navettes as you link between St Jean de Sixt to La Grande Bornand. The small amount of effort is worth it but there is plenty on offer in the La Clusaz area anyway.


Excellent snow record even on the lower slopes and in total 84 pistes. La Clusaz is considered to be the most important ski resort of the group .... but best not tell the other resorts that! They have all the typical resort activities here; ski flying, huski sledging, sledging, Snow shoeing, snowmobiles and the list goes on, something for everyone.


In resort you have a typical village atmosphere quiet and tranquil, but open the right door and you’ll hit nightclubs and dancing into the wee small hours. There is a swimming pool – midnight swimming is available I’ve heard! Nightclubs, cosy bars and a variety of restaurants. Whilst La Clusaz aims itself at the family market it is also aiming at the quality market – those who want a little more luxury in their skiing may like it here.

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