€1,250,000 Ski Chalet Meribel

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Theo Camfferman
240m2 Central Meribel Chalet at an Amazing Price
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Ski Area
Three Valleys  
Ski Resort
Meribel  
Price / Ref
€1,250,000 / 65460TCF73  
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Beds / Bath
9 /   9  
Land M2 / Hab M2
235 /   240  

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3 Levels – 9 bedrooms – All ensuite – 240m2 – Beautiful Historic Building Rebuilt in 2004

Investment, 2nd home or investment and apartment! It doesn’t matter this Chalet is just a great buy as ski chalets in this zone of Meribel normally sell for €2 to €3 million. This Meribel Chalet is the practical choice for anyone looking for a large Chalet in central Meribel. It comprises 9 ensuite bedrooms. A vast combined lounge dining room with large open fire place on the ground floor is complimented by a second smaller lounge on the top floor and a huge terrace over the double garage. The price also includes all the furniture.

• Approximately 240m² of habitable floor area.

• 9 bedrooms – all ensuite .

• Large open plan lounge and dining area with open fire and original vaulted ceiling.

• Large commercial style stainless steel kitchen.,

• Ground floor WC.

• Additional 2nd lounge and small south facing balcony on the top floor

• Large external terrace with beautiful mountain views.

• Double Garage with electric door

• 3 parking spaces + potential for more on extra land

9 Bedrooms - all ensuite on first & second floors

4 Bathrooms - Bath, WC + Sink

5 Shower bathrooms - Shower, WC + Sink

Guest toilet on ground level so 10 toilets in total

Externally the property is typical of a large Savoyard Chalet. It encompasses traditional details with a practical layout and size. The Chalet is decorated tastefully but conservatively, allowing any purchaser to easily put their stamp on the property. Here are just two options a potential buyer might consider:

1. With minimal internal renovation the chalet could be moved a little more upmarket; thereby increasing rental returns. This would involve reducing the number of bedrooms from nine to seven, making a larger lounge area on the top floor with fireplace and fantastic views. One of the bedrooms could be turned into a sauna room, leaving the existing en-suite shower , and creating access to the terrace where you could install a Jacuzzi.

2. Get yourself a free ski apartment by splitting the chalet into a top floor three bedroom apartment for personal use and paying for it with a four bedroom investment chalet below on the lower two levels again with new sauna and jacuzzi to maximise rental return.

The chalets’ entrance leads into the spacious lounge/dining area with the capacity to dine 20 people. Pretty exposed wood, stone detail and original vaulted ceilings make the property characterful. The kitchen is well equipped and would be suitable for catering. It benefits from a large gas range, dishwasher, large sink and other white goods. All of the large 9 bedrooms are equipped with en suites. 5 of which have shower units, 4 with baths. One room contains an additional mezzanine space allowing for an additional guest. Another bedroom has a private balcony with south facing views. The main balcony/terrace is a good size and offers dramatic views of the valley. The garage has a ski boot warmer and would be suitable for storing ski equipment.

A 2 minute bus journey away is La Chaudanne, where Méribel’s main ski lifts are located, linking Méribel with the vast ski domain of the Three Valleys. The main commercial centre of Meribel is a 10 minute walk.

Three Valleys Ski Area

A beautiful place all year with highly defined seasons and quiet and tranquil out of the ski season when the crowds have gone home, and then suddenly once again each winter the mountains of the Three Valleys come alive with people enjoying this vast ski area..... the largest linked skiing in the world.


The Three Valleys ski domain provides more than 600km of runs and probably the same again off-piste. In fact it should now be called the Four Valleys with the link into Orelle (Maurienne Valley) which can be accessed by ski from Val Thorens. This has also opened up some extraordinary off-piste runs. The Three Valleys provides direct links between the ski resorts of St Martin de Belleville, Les Menuires, Val Thorens, Méribel, Mottaret, La Tania, Brides les Bains and the four Courchevel resorts, la Praz, 1550, 1650 and the world famous 1850 – and now Orelle, in the fourth valley - all under one ski pass offering on-piste skiing from 1300m all the way up to 3200m. As these figures show the Three Valleys ski area offers huge altitude differences favouring long run skiing.


It has an ultra efficient, state of the art ski lift system, quality piste preparation and a dense artificial snow making system (1920 snow cannons) complementing the excellent natural snow cover. However, if you are not a fan of downhill skiing or like some variety during your stay then you can also roam the domain at your leisure on foot, hiking along the marked trails, or using the pedestrian ski lift passes. Many trails have been created especially to enjoy the increasingly popular snowshoeing sport and to discover the valleys from a new perspective: flora, wildlife, monuments, and spectacular scenery.There are also many cross-country skiing tracks that are prepared and maintained each day. These allow you to take in the breathtaking scenery and provide the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the mountains away from the pistes.


An interesting and wonderful area all year round, there is much more here than the snow sports.

Meribel Ski Resort

Méribel is one of most popular resorts in Europe for English-speaking skiers along with Courchevel and Val d’Isere.

 

Meribel is the central valley of the largest ski domain in the world, Les 3 Vallées.

 

With 600 km of groomed pistes, 85% of which are above 1800 metres, 25 accessible summits, 174 modern lifts and over 2090 snow cannons covering 43% of the ski area the statistics are impressive as is the skiing. However Méribel is much more than the 5 month winter ski season and an extended stay in summer or during the colours of autumn are needed to appreciate this.

 

The initial development of the ski resort in the late 1930’s was a British and French partnership and this acceptance of English speakers continues to this day. Méribel is now a much more diverse international community with a large percentage of residents or visitors speaking English as their main or second language.

 

The main village of Méribel is built on the eastern side of the valley between 1450 and 1700 metres and because of this it is surrounded by forests or grass & timbered slopes. The strict architectural codes of alpine sloping rooflines, timber and stone cladding compliments this setting and makes it one of, if not the most, attractive of all the large high altitude French ski resorts.

 

The other major “resort villages” are Méribel Mottaret (1750 m), Méribel Village (1400 m), Les Allues (1100m) and the spa town of Brides-Les-Bains (600 m) at the very bottom of the valley. There are many smaller villages or hamlets so the range of property covers all tastes from barn conversions & village houses through to ski apartments and super luxury ski in ski out chalets with private swimming pools. As well as the normal range of hotels, bars, restaurants & shops Méribel boasts a range of facilities and activities.

 

The Méribel Olympic Centre is home to a full size ice rink, indoor climbing wall, 25 metres indoor heated pool and water slide, conference centre, gymnasium and wellness centre of spa, steamrooms, etc.

 

There is a spectacular 18 hole Golf Course at 1700 metres and a huge range of other outdoor activities such as tennis, hiking, mountain biking, road cycling, paragliding, fishing, etc which are enjoyed in the warmer months. Méribel property is generally more expensive than other French resorts but not yet at the dizzy heights of Courchevel 1850 with perhaps the exception of a few of the most prestigious pockets.

 

As Méribel continues to become ever more popular with the big spenders of the world the strong capital growth experienced over many many years is likely to continue.

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