€230,000 Ski Apartment Montchavin - Les Coches

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Very Nice 2 bedroom, 2 Bathroom Ski Apartment. Ski Locker, Cave and Underground Parking Space. Montchavin, La Plagne, Paradiski.
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Ski Area
Paradiski  
Ski Resort
Montchavin - Les Coches  
Price / Ref
€230,000 / 69215DC73  
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Beds / Bath
2 /   2  
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This is a very nice 2 bedroom ski apartment for sale in the pretty ski village of Montchavin which links into all of La Plagne, Les Arcs, Paradiski. The apartment is in the popular Les Trois Glaciers development just above the village which has excellent leisure facilities including a swimming pool, sauna , hammam and its own restaurant and ski shop.

The apartment offers just over 52 sq. m of habitable living space and has a south facing terrace of 8.30m2. With a cave for storing personal belongings, a ski locker and an underground parking space this would make a great family base in the mountains at the heart of one of the world’s largest ski areas. Montchavin (1250m) is a very pretty village with a cobbled high street and links to sister village, Les Coches. All of La Plagne, Les Arcs, Paradiski can be accessed from the village. Please note. This apartment is not a leaseback. There are no restrictions whatsoever on personal use.

On entering the apartment you are in an entrance hallway with built in storage. Off this there is a separate WC. To the right there is a double bedroom that currently has a good set of bunk beds in it. To the left there is a larger double bedroom with an en suite shower room. There is also a separate bathroom with bath, shower attachment, WC and washbasin. The living area is a good size and has a nice, south facing balcony off it. The kitchen is nicely fitted out and has a microwave oven fridge and dishwasher. The apartment has an underground parking place, a cave for storing personal belongings and a ski locker.

The residence’s reception and leisure facilities are available free of charge for the owners. The apartment is nicely decorated with a contemporary style to bathrooms. Furnishings are of a high standard and could be included in the sale price. All electricity and water are included in the co-ownership charges. The piste down to the Montchavin chairlift runs past the residence and a shuttle bus service runs down to the village centre and on to Les Coches. Les Trois Glaciers restaurant and bar is an excellent addition to the résidence.

Montchavin (1250m) retains its farming heritage and smells! It is a very cute village with half a dozen or so restaurants, a couple of bars, a small supermarket, a cinema and a selection of shops. The recent Espace Paradisio indoor/outdoor swimming pool complex is a great addition to the village’s facilities. The excellent Evolution 2 ski school operate in the village. Access to the slopes is via the 4 man Montchavin chairlift or the Les Coches bubble. The amazing Vanoise Express cable car link from La Plagne to Les Arcs is just above the village. In total there are 425km of slopes to explore; one of the world’s biggest ski areas. As well as the ski season the village enjoys a summer season in July and August with many of the lifts open and the village looks lovely with all the balconies covered in flowers.

Travel Information. Self drive; it is an approx 10-hour drive from the main channel ports. By train; the nearest station is at Landry just a few kilometres down in the valley. In winter a direct Eurostar service runs from London to Bourg St Maurice. By air; the airports serving the region are Chambery, Geneva, Lyon and Grenoble.

Paradiski Ski Area

Paradiski is the name of the joint La Plagne, Les Arcs, ski area linked together by the Vanoise Express cable car. Opened in December 2003,the Vanoise Express is currently the world’s largest single span cable car; in fact there are two of them both capable of ferrying 200 people across the Ponthurin valley that divides the two areas. The journey and the views make for a spectacular 4-minute ride.


In total Paradiski offers a HUGE 425 km of piste. Individually, La Plagne (225 km) and Les Arcs (200km) are significant ski areas in their own right and are both made up of different villages. In La Plagne the high altitude villages are Aime 2000,Plagne Centre, Belle Plagne, Plagne Bellecote, Plagne Soleil, Plagne Villages and Plagne 1800. These are all situated between 1800m and 2100m and offer snowsure high altitude ski in ski out convenience.


Lower down the delightful villages of Montchavin, Les Coches, Montalbert and Champagny en Vanoise all offer the charm and cosy comfort of village life, with their own tree lined local slopes and easy access to the high altitude slopes of La Plagne.


In Les Arcs the high altitude villages are Arcs 1600, Arcs 1800, Arcs 2000 and, the latest development, Arcs 1950. Again these all offer a ski in ski out experience. Great cruising runs through the trees lead to the lower villages of Plan Peisey, Vallandry and Villaroger for a more traditional mountain experience.


Both La Plagne and Les Arcs offer something for everyone. Early intermediate blue and red run skiers can soon explore the area and travel around the mountain enjoying some of the good value mountain restaurants.


However with two glaciers at over 3,000m, a wealth of “between the piste” and off piste and long runs through the trees, there really is something for all levels of skier---and let’s not forget you boarders out there—both resorts offer a choice of snowparks with jumps, rails and the ,all important, music. La Plagne, Les Arcs, Paradiski—one of the world’s great ski areas.

Montchavin - Les Coches Ski Resort

Montchavin (1250m) and Les Coches (1450m) are two charming, family orientated villages at the meeting point of the La Plagne, Les Arcs ski areas which together make up the amazing Paradiski ski domain.

 

In many ways they provide it all; peaceful village life, a bit of nightlife, excellent restaurants, traditional buildings and super efficient skiing facilities. Montchavin has a unique rustic charm; this is still a farming community with chickens and geese and farming smells!! There are some delightful old buildings whilst more modern additions have been built in a sympathetic style. The cobbled high street provides a variety of ski shops, a supermarket, a couple of bars, a lovely patisserie, an excellent 2 star hotel and even a cinema. There are half a dozen good value restaurants of which Le Ferme de Cesar remains a personal favourite.

 

Les Coches, situated a little further up the mountain, has been purpose built in chalet style out of wood and stone with pitched slate roofs. There is a lovely pedestrianised commercial heart to the village with a variety of shops, a supermarket, the excellent The Last One bar and a choice of good value restaurants.

 

Both villages easily connect to the La Plagne ski area and Les Arcs via the Vanoise Express gondola link. From Montchavin the Montchavin chairlift and Les Coches “bubble” are the two main lifts out of the village…it is a two minute ski from the top of the Montchavin chair to the Vanoise Express link to Les Arcs. From Les Coches the 6 man Plan Bois chairlift and the Lac Noir gondola are the main lifts.

 

There are a total of 30 km of skiing in the Montchavin-Les Coches local area: the picturesque tree lined runs are superb after a new fall of snow and provide excellent skiing in bad weather when many higher pistes are closed. Two lovely villages that we feel sure will appeal to those seeking charm as well as top class skiing.

 

Most of the accommodation for sale in the villages is apartments ranging from compact studios to 3 bedroom apartments; however, larger individual chalets are also available.

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