€870,000 Ski Chalet Sainte Foy

Ben Farley
Large conveniently situated house with various potential uses close to Les Arcs, Ste Foy, La Rosiere.
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Ski Area
Sainte Foy en Tarentaise  
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Sainte Foy  
Price / Ref
€870,000 / 57348BF73  
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Property Description

This huge property has been renovated to a high standard by the current owners and could make either a super family home or be operated as a catered chalet business. Furthermore there is over 100m2 still to be developed, which could be used for a separate apartment.

Situated in a small hamlet a short distance from the road that joins Bourg St Maurice with Les Arcs, Ste Foy, La Rosiere, Val d’Isere and Tignes this huge property boasts nearly 400m2 of living space.

Entering on the ground floor there is a guest toilet off the entrance hallway. The hall leads round to the main living area. On the left is modern fully fitted kitchen with a full height American style fridge, a large (90cm) gas hob and a new oven. There is plenty of plating space and a small breakfast bar area. The house has underfloor heating throughout.

Beyond the kitchen there is a dining area with a large dining table that would seat at least ten people, to the left double sliding French doors lead out onto the terrace. The area between the living room and dining area is divided by a large and stylish decorative fire. The living area itself is enormous with two huge curved sofas and a TV stand. On the right a window gives fantastic views of Ste Foy to the south, on the north side there are French windows accessing a small balcony with views of the surrounding fields. This room is 82m2 in total and tiled throughout.

Heading up stairs – there is an ensuite double bedroom to the left. There are double French windows leading to a west facing balcony. On the landing area there is a living area with sofa and TV, again has access to a balcony. With a bit of work you could create a further bedroom here. Beyond this there are two further ensuite bedrooms with showers. Both rooms are spacious with plenty of light access to balconies.

On the top floor the master bedroom is truly fabulous. It is over 55m2 and boasts a high ceiling with exposed roof beams. Double sliding doors access balconies on two sides and there are incredible views of the Beaufortain mountain range to the west. The room has a dressing area, living area, walk-in shower, double sink units and plenty of cupboard space.

Descending down to the basement there is a laundry area, cave, storage areas, workshop. The current owner has dug out and concreted an indoor pool plus there is a Jacuzzi. This area could become a gym or even a separate apartment as there is direct access to a terrace area and the parking beyond.

Above this area is a 56m2 apartment currently used as a holiday let. It is light and airy with windows on three sides and its own terrace. The house has a garage 100m up the road at the entrance to the village.

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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