€371,000 Valmorel

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Sandy Harris-Smith
IMMEDIATE INCOME House divided into 8 studios located next to camping, water parks, relaxing natural spa, waterfalls and excellent skiing at Valmorel and 3 Vallees ski resorts.
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Ski Area
Le Grand Domain  
Ski Resort
Valmorel  
Price / Ref
€371,000 / 89289SHS73  
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Beds / Bath
8 /   8  
Land M2 / Hab M2
333 /   226  

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WOW - this is a golden opportunity to create a very successful holiday business 12 months a year in beautiful La Lechere, Saint Laurent, AIGUEBLANCHE an unspoiled natural healing retreat in the french alps. Winters are white and exciting, the summers are made up of amazing long hot days, meadow flowers, blue skies, water parks, lakes, rivers and swimming pools all to enjoy whilst gazing at the snow capped mountains.

This property is 'ready' to earn you an income immediately - on offer is this large building which has been divided into 8 studio apartments each having their own kitchen and bathroom. For many years the current owner has been successfully renting these studio's out to season workers, both during the winter and summer. The short commute to work for season workers employed at the pretty resort Valmorel and the worlds number 1 ski resorts 3 Vallees make this the ideal choice for someone looking to buy a safe investment. This is a very easy business to run and a great stepping stone to starting a new life here in the French Alps. If you have been looking for a large house to renovate and use as a permanent home maybe consider this one too. This property could be an excellent choice especially as all of the major work has been completed such as functioning and modern heating system, good condition and dry roof, UPVC double glazed doors and windows throughout etc...

La Lechere is 1 only hour 40 mins from Lyon and Geneva International airports and only 1 hour from Annecy and Chambery with their designer boutiques, restaurants and very beautiful lakes. Moutiers known as the cross roads to the French Alps is just a stones throw away it has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy and a twice weekly local produce market to give your guests the authentic French feel. There is a train and bus station in Moutiers and the TGV runs directly from here to London in the winter months. To fully appreciate all this property has to offer a visit is highly recommended.

Le Grand Domain Ski Area

Le Grand Domain consists of Valmorel, Celliers, Doucy and Saint-François Longchamp. It’s an excellent ski area that remains relatively unknown to many British skiers in comparison to the nearby ski areas of the Three Valleys and Espace Killy. In fact the back of this area actually overlooks the Belleville valley, one of the Three Valleys.

 

Saint-François Longchamp is located in the heart of the Maurienne Valley, in the south of Savoie whilst the resorts of Valmorel, Doucy and Celliers are based in the heart of the Tarentaise mountain range, and provide skiing for those who like to be a little closer to nature.

 

The ski area is spread over an altitude of 1,300 to 2,832 metres offering a wonderful 160kms of piste. It also has a vast range of Nordic skiing circuits available and this also includes separate resorts like Naves. There is no doubt that this area caters particularly well for families and the French flock here, hence there are more apartments than chalets. It is an area of outstanding beauty, great skiing and a vast wilderness away from the piste.

 

The resorts are very varied; Valmorel is the largest and most well known with a lovely village centre and lively atmosphere. Saint-François is a small bur well conceived resort that is also family orientated. Celliers is a tiny mountain village with an auberge that just happens to have a ski lift that links in to this area. This is a ski destination for those who really like to be far from the madding crowds.

 

Valmorel Ski Resort

Valmorel is a charming ski resort; it is a smaller size with some of its neighbours and is often compared to the huge resorts of nearby Three Valleys and Espace Killy, which is a bit unfair as this resort has a lot to offer in the way of skiing and charm. The centre is pedestrianised giving the après ski a very cosy and fun feel.

 

The resort nestles on the edge of the forest, next to the Cheval noir peak - Valmorel is a village that melts in with the landscape. The wooded, stoned and lauze roofed chalets spread around the ski lift departure points, the well designed centre and nice pedestrian street full of shops and restaurants give Valmorel a heart and it is a place where you will feel welcome and gives Valmorel its unrivalled character of a Savoyard village.

 

Also very popular and busy in the summer when tourists come to enjoy every type of mountain activity as well as the beautiful views and flower meadows. The ski area offers a diversity of terrain for the confirmed and adventurous skiers on the vertiginous black slopes and yet is also reassuring for beginners and children to learn on the gentle slopes of summer pastures.

 

Before I lived here I used to come for long weekends to Valmorel – and never had a dull visit, it always delivers for me. Specially equipped and secured areas have been designed especially for those new to the snow: 2 beginner stadiums for adults and children, and for those not so new - a snowpark including a half-pipe and a boarder cross.

 

Down the valley from Valmorel you’ll find La Léchère a small thermal town which provides all sorts of therapies to experiment with! Valmorel also has some charming satellite resorts which in themselves are worth a visit. Doucy Combelouvière, Longchamp and Celliers all with their own ski lifts and identity.

 

If you’re feeling adventurous get yourself a guide, the off-piste is meant to be interesting! So in winter this resort sits best with beginners and intermediates but also has a lot to offer the more hardened skier who is prepared to seek out the challenges.

 

In summer it’s a delight, the cycling in particular is stunning with plenty of refuges open for very good lunches. This is a great place to buy with prices lower than its neighbouring resorts mostly because it hasn’t got the following that the others have.


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