€240,750 Ski Chalet Saint Martin de Belleville
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- Ski Area
- Three Valleys
- Ski Resort
- Saint Martin de Belleville
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- Beds / Bath
- 4 / 1
- Land M2 / Hab M2
- 495 / 120
Quirky, split-level, 4-bedroomed wooden chalet in quiet hilltop hamlet: Secluded but with access to the 3 Valleys skiing
- 15 minutes drive to ski resort
- Open fireplace.
- Mountain views.
- Open parking belonging to the property.
- Balcony, terrace or garden providing an area large enough for dining.
In the small collection of properties called Le Novallay, above St Jean de Belleville, this airy house has a lot of charm. At around 15-20 minutes (12km) from St Martin and the ski lifts, but also the same distance from Moutiers (13km), you get the best of both worlds and some fantastic views of the valley from the various balconies.
The ground floor of this property houses the kitchen and split-level living area and dining table, plus a balcony off the kitchen that has some great views to the south and east. It is also where you will find the unique fireplace that heats the house very efficiently when required.
The top floor of the property has a landing with the bedrooms and bathroom off it. There is a lot of glazing on this floor to ensure that the property retains its open feel, and some of the bedroom configurations are certainly in line with the quirky scheme, though most of this configuration could be modified if required as the divider walls are not load-bearing.
- Strip of land for parking within the borders of the village (c. 100m from the property)
- Solar panels installed which contribute around €1,200 per year towards the electricity
- Garden around the property
- Cellar for storage underneath the property
The charming hamlet of Novallay is accessed from the main route between Moutiers and the ski resorts via the village of Villarly, which boasts the rarity of a restaurant that is open all year round, called Le Barillon. Within the immediate vicinity, there are a couple of other small villages with a real community feel and a mountain refuge and campsite which can be booked for a night of escapism. The world's largest ski area is a shortish car ride away, and during the summer months, there are an abundance of local walks, and bike rides (either mountain-biking or road biking, according to your preference).
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.
Saint Martin de Belleville Ski Resort
Based at 1400m and directly linked into the vast Three Valleys network by an 8 person gondola, St Martin de Belleville offers unlimited, world-class skiing.
The village is picture perfect, unspoiled and authentic making St Martin de Belleville the perfect ski resort if you are looking for a taste of authentic France combined with state of the art skiing. Clusters of traditional chalets and original Savoyard farmhouses are dominated by the close mountains with chamois and wild boars roaming free in the surrounding forests. St Martin was voted a “Top Ten Picture Postcard resort” for its pretty, traditional architecture and stunning Alpine scenery, it’s interesting to note that the commune have had the foresight to bury all the electric and phone cabling which means that not only does it have a clean uncluttered look, but you are unlikely to lose power when the snow hits!
As an added bonus Val Thorens, officially the highest resort in Europe is situated at the top of the valley offering great skiing from mid-November to mid-May. St Martin also has some of the best and clearest runs in the Three Valleys; with skiing for all levels back down to the village and red run Jerusalem a firm favourite with many, and the confidence inspiring off-piste powder fields have to be experienced to be believed. In the height of summer during July and August the valley is host to walkers, nature lovers and adventure seekers who arrive to enjoy the traditional and less traditional mountain activities along with the colourful mountain meadows and beauty of the contrasting vibrant green against snow capped mountains.
It is also a near neighbour to the Vanoise Park, a protected area of outstanding natural beauty. St Martin de Belleville has a lower key nightlife than its glitzy neighbours. Having said that, the valley boasts two Michelin starred restaurants, one being situated three minutes from the village, the other in Val Thorens. St Martin itself has several friendly bars and restaurants which retain a mountain village atmosphere with prices to match. This ski resort seems ideal for ski and mountain lovers looking for an authentic atmosphere a little apart from the crowds, and out of season it still has life and enough year round residents to stop it feeling like a ghost town.
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