€425,000 Mountain village house Meribel
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- Three Valleys
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- Land M2 / Hab M2
- 42 / 90
Charming 3 bedroom village house in the heart of a lively village with amenities, only 500m to the telecabine linking to the ski slopes of Méribel.
- 5 minutes drive to ski resort
- Walk out of your door and at a reasonable pace you'll be at your ski lift in 5mins or less.
- Walking distance to ski shop.
- Open fireplace.
- Mountain views.
- Golf course within 30 minutes.
- Within 5 minutes walk to free ski bus.
- Walking distance to restaurant.
- Walking distance to bar.
- Balcony, terrace or garden providing an area large enough for dining.
Just 500m from the telecabine, and even closer to the bus stop linking you to the ski lifts of Méribel, this village house with bags of character is located in the heart of the sociable and picturesque village of Les Allues, traditionally the main village of the valley. The village boasts a thriving all year round community with a general store, several bars and restaurants open all year and a ski hire shop in the winter. With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, the house is a perfect place to bring family and friends to enjoy the mountains winter and summer or a permanent home for those wanting to be part of village life.
• 3 bedrooms
• 1 bathroom + 1 shower room
• Open-plan kitchen/dining room
• Cosy lounge with wood burner
• South facing terrace
• Master suite with bathroom
• 2 other bedrooms and a shower room
The house, features on many 19th century photographs of village life before skiing. It has been renovated a number of times since, including in the last 10 years a full rewire and most recently new double glazing.
One enters the house via a porch or entry hall of approximately 4m² which offers useful storage for skis and boots, and leads into the cottage style kitchen and dining room (18m²) in which it is easy to imagine gatherings of friends and family around the large table. The space under the stairs to the first floor is not wasted and houses a utility area and toilet (1.8m²).
The whole of the first floor is dedicated to a family living space of approximately 22m². This cosy room boasts a fireplace and windows to the South which open onto a sunny 7.5m² terrace from which one can enjoy watching village life.
The next floor up offers more useful storage with two rows of floor to ceiling wardrobes on the landing and the master suite approximately 16m². The bright spacious bedroom (11.5m²) offers views to the East and South and also has its own South facing balcony from which one can survey the peaks of West side of the valley. The en-suite bathroom has both a toilet and bath.
Finally the 3rd floor offers two more bedrooms partly under the eaves. Both are currently equipped with twin beds, but in both a double bed could be accommodated. There is also a shower room with additional toilet.
Being in the centre of the village everything is on hand and within easy walking distance; several bars and restaurants open all year, the town-hall and post office, a grocery store and in the winter a ski hire shop and ski school office…and for better skiers make the most of good snow to ski the itinerary route back to the village. Free buses running in the winter and summer take you into central Méribel in a matter of minutes, the buses run from 7.30am until 0.30am. There is also the telecabine open all winter running down to Brides Les Bains and up to Meribel (also free). Méribel is the world renowned centre of the Three Valley ski area, the biggest ski area in the world, a veritable paradise for skiers… and in the summer becomes a Mecca for road cyclists, mountain bikers and lovers of hiking and the nature.
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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