€500,000 Mountain village house Saint Martin de Belleville

Emma Horsfall
Fantastic location for this village house split into 2 apartments with 3 Valley lift access only a short stroll away
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Ski Area
Three Valleys  
Ski Resort
Saint Martin de Belleville  
Price / Ref
€500,000 / 67109EH73  
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Beds / Bath
5 /   2  
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Situated in a beautiful all year round village, at an altitude of 1550m with a new chair lift linking to the 3 Valleys, this property makes for a great ski base or family home in the mountains. This village house is a complete barn conversion, which has been divided into 2 very functional apartments with a garage on the ground floor.

The property is located within pretty surroundings with a river running through the village and the brand new Bettaix chair lift is situated approximately 300m away. The village is easily accessible for skiers via a gentle blue run which is lined with snow canons. For ski enthusiasts there are also numerous off piste itineraries which lead directly to the village.

Currently divided into 2 apartments there are plenty of possibilities with this property.

Ground Floor: Large garage doors leading to a double garage with low ceiling on the ground floor. At this level there is also a functional cellar to the back of the property for storage. A staircase runs up through the property, which serves each floor and both apartments. There is also a second entrance straight onto the first floor to avoid coming through the garage each time.

Apartment First Floor: As you enter the apartment there is an open plan living and kitchen area to the right with a large fireplace and bay windows across the front of the property leading out onto a west-facing balcony. There are two bedrooms to the back of the property and a bathroom with separate WC.

Duplex Apartment Second Floor: The second apartment is almost a mirror image of the apartment below however this apartment benefits from an additional mezzanine floor under the eaves with a 3rd double bedroom with window and velux. The living room area and kitchen area slightly bigger in this apartment with full height ceiling under the eaves. Again the apartment has a large stone fireplace with traditional features.

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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