€597,000 Ski Chalet Meribel
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- 5 / 3
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- 191 / 130
Gorgeous 5 bedroom stone house with lovely garden and private parking in les Allues, a traditional but lively friendly village linked to the pistes of Méribel, 3 Valleys via bubble and free ski bus.
- In ski resort
- Walking distance to ski shop.
- Mountain views.
- Small lockable storage area where you can stash your skis and boards.
- Open parking belonging to the property.
- 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.
The perfect holiday home for a large family. In a lively friendly village that combines both authentic Savoyard life, an all year round community and quick links to the pistes of Méribel. This house offers:
- 5 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- 2 sitting rooms
- a cellar
- private parking for 3/4 cars
- a private garden
All within walking distance of several bars and restaurants, the ski rental shop, general store open all year, ski bus and bubble. Within walking distance of all the amenities of the main village of the Méribel valley, les Allues, this 19 century stone built house offers the perfect base for large families or groups of friends. The owner has renovated each room with taste and originality with many antiques and original features such as exposed stone walls. You can't help but be charmed by the cosy but practical interior.
Offering approximately 130m² of living space over 4 floors which is laid out:
At the entry level, which is above road level:
- with a bright and cosy living and dining room of around 22m², and
- a separate fitted kitchen of approximately 10.5m² Via a lovely wooden staircase one reaches the first floor
- with a second sitting room fitted out as a television room,
- off which there is separate WC, and
- the master suite of approximately 11m² with access to an East facing balcony,
- plus its bathroom of around 5m²
Another wooden staircase leads to the second floor where there is:
- a double bedroom (approx 10m²) with a washbasin & access to an east facing balcony
- a second double bedroom (approx 12m²) also with balcony access, and
- a landing area with separate toilet, and
- a shower room
On the top floor partly under the eaves there are more lovely features like exposed stone walls, dormer windows to give maximum space and newly fitted sky-lights, with:
- two more double bedrooms, and
- a third shower room, together with
- another landing area offering useful storage space
Outside at road level there is access to a cellar that offers a further 20m² of storage space and also houses the oil boiler which supplies the central heating and hot water. There is a separate ski locker to one side of the house. Across the road are 3/4 private parking spaces and access to the delightful hidden secret garden of around 90m², that in spring and summer becomes a haven of green tranquility ideal for BBQs and aperitifs with friends and family.
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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