€359,000 Ski Chalet Brides-Les-Bains, Meribel

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Sandy Harris-Smith
Renovated 5 bedroom 235 M² family chalet with parking, garden, mountain views conveniently located to enjoy Méribel & Courcheval ski resorts.
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Ski Area
Three Valleys  
Ski Resort
Brides-Les-Bains, Meribel  
Price / Ref
€359,000 / 88286SHS73  
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Beds / Bath
5 /   3  
Land M2 / Hab M2
741 /   235  

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Property Description

Great value home beautifully renovated only 5 km from Moutiers the 'gateway to the French Alps' near to 3 vallee ski resorts. This property will amaze you with it's spacious and luxurious accommodation perfectly located to enjoy mountain life 12 months a year. To fully appreciate all this chalet has to offer a viewing is highly recommended. This chalet is huge and ready to enjoy as a holiday home or permanent residence.

The accommodation:

Ground Floor: Work shop to rear (ideal for garden equipment and BBQ), office or bedroom to rear, WC, laundry room with shelving, bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, hallway storage cupboard, cloak room area, open kitchen and lounge/dinning area with a beautiful log burning stove as the focal point a must place to gather after a good day skiing, large bedroom with shower room to front of property.

First Floor: Leading out from one of the bedrooms there is a large balcony to the rear with far reaching mountain views, the 2 large bedrooms on this level have a shower room and WC to share. In the main lounge area there are beautiful timbers exposed, large velux windows in the roof allowing natural light to pour into this massive room. Large windows at one end expose the beautiful mountain views.

Second Floor: Large mezzanine area currently being used as a bedroom for guests, this could be a child's play area or office. Passing through you enter a spacious bedroom with shower room to the rear of the chalet, this is a tranquil and relaxing room situated at the top of the property.

Cave: In the large cave area under the property there is ample storage for sporting gear what ever your preference. The cave is home to the large boiler and fuel tanks supplying the hot water and central heating system.

Garden: The garden is to the rear of the property it is split into a few areas, grass, flowers, fruit tree's. The parking is also to the rear of the chalet there is ample space for 6 cars.

Just 5 minutes drive to Moutiers the gateway to the French Alps, this pretty chalet is located in the pretty hamlet of Hautecour which has a beautiful lake and sculpture walk, lovely junior school within walking distance of the chalet and only 2 hours from Lyon or Geneva International airports. The chalet is 1 hour from the beautiful towns of Chambery and Annecy with their designer boutiques and superb lakes. Plenty of winter and summer activities are all around to enjoy

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.

Brides-Les-Bains, Meribel Ski Resort

Brides les Bains is a quiet spa town in the pretty valley below Méribel, and is connected to the ski area of the Three Valleys by gondola. The gondola up to Mèribel takes a while and accesses a couple of villages, les Allues and le Raffort, part way up which allows for some decent off-piste runs when conditions permit. It is possible to ski all the way down to Brides when the snow is exceptional but regrettably that is rare, so most people hop back on the gondola either in Meribel or enjoy the off-piste runs down to either of the two villages and then continue by lift from there.

 

Before it became a ski base it was, and still is, a thermal spa town and as such has much to offer. As well as the spa centre, there are several good value hotels and chalets, shops, restaurants, a casino and a couple of bars – although evenings are generally quiet because it only has a few bars to choses form it does mean that you all end up getting know each other quite quickly so in fact has quite a social feel.

 

Indeed it has a big following of snow lovers who value a cheaper resort, a proper town feel and easy access as the snow rarely blocks the roads at this height. I like Brides-les-Bains, it quirky, different and very French and makes an unusual and interesting ski base from which you can enjoy the enormous state of the art ski area of the Three Valleys at a much better price. It is also a great summer location for all mountain enthusiasts and offers a lot of different activities during the winter as well.

 

Because of this it can make a slightly more interesting base for non-skiers who can make use of the thermal spa treatments which can be booked as week courses or as individual treatments – relax and enjoy!

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