€291,500 Mountain village house Saint Martin de Belleville

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Charming, old village house split into two apartments, sold with a small plot of land, nestled in the heart of Villarabout- 3 Valleys
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Ski Area
Three Valleys  
Ski Resort
Saint Martin de Belleville  
Price / Ref
€291,500 / 100996EH73  
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Beds / Bath
3 /   2  
Land M2 / Hab M2
72 /   80  

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This old village property is laid out over two floors, with a 1 bedroom apartment with living area, kitchenette and bathroom on the ground floor, and a 2 bedroom apartment on the first floor with living area, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and balcony. The property is also sold with a plot of land of 72 sqm, a huge asset given the potential. The apartment is currently a successful full season rental property and is to be sold partially furnished. There would be the possibility of renovation to combine the two apartments into one house and to convert the loft for more space subject to planning.

The property is nestled in the heart of Villarabout, a beautiful village just 1 km from Saint Martin de Belleville, with this short distance and the convenient free ski buses running in the winter, you will have direct links to the 3 Valleys ski area, and an authentic village centre with shops and restaurants easily accessible, as well as a tranquil, scenic setting to come home to.

As you enter the property on the ground floor, you’ll find an entrance hall, conveniently equipped with two individual lockable cupboards. On this floor sits the first apartment, of 21 sqm, which comprises a cosy living area with kitchenette, one double bedroom, a bathroom complete with bathtub, sink and toilet. The apartment is oil heated, and on this floor there is also a laundry room with boiler room ideal for storage. On the second floor of the property, you’ll find the larger apartment of 43 sqm, made up of an open plan living space with dining area and fully equipped kitchen, which offers access to the balcony, a double bedroom and a single bedroom, a bathroom with bathtub, sink and toilet. A total of approximately 80 sqm across both floors. The unique feature of this property is that it is also sold with a 72 sqm plot of land, with fantastic potential for garden and outside space.

This village property boasts a sought-after location, in the heart of a beautiful village with close proximity to direct links to the largest ski area in the world and the shops and restaurants of Saint Martin de Belleville. Villarabout is nestled in the sunny Belleville Valley, boasting spectacular skiing in the winter and a plethora of activities in the summer. Not to mention exciting events such as the passing through of the Tour de France in July 2019. This property, with its exciting potential and perfect location would make for a fantastic investment as both a ski property in the winter and a great base to enjoy summers in the mountains too.

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.

Saint Martin de Belleville Ski Resort

Based at 1400m and directly linked into the vast Three Valleys network by an 8 person gondola, St Martin de Belleville offers unlimited, world-class skiing.

 

The village is picture perfect, unspoiled and authentic making St Martin de Belleville the perfect ski resort if you are looking for a taste of authentic France combined with state of the art skiing. Clusters of traditional chalets and original Savoyard farmhouses are dominated by the close mountains with chamois and wild boars roaming free in the surrounding forests. St Martin was voted a “Top Ten Picture Postcard resort” for its pretty, traditional architecture and stunning Alpine scenery, it’s interesting to note that the commune have had the foresight to bury all the electric and phone cabling which means that not only does it have a clean uncluttered look, but you are unlikely to lose power when the snow hits!

 

As an added bonus Val Thorens, officially the highest resort in Europe is situated at the top of the valley offering great skiing from mid-November to mid-May. St Martin also has some of the best and clearest runs in the Three Valleys; with skiing for all levels back down to the village and red run Jerusalem a firm favourite with many, and the confidence inspiring off-piste powder fields have to be experienced to be believed. In the height of summer during July and August the valley is host to walkers, nature lovers and adventure seekers who arrive to enjoy the traditional and less traditional mountain activities along with the colourful mountain meadows and beauty of the contrasting vibrant green against snow capped mountains.

 

It is also a near neighbour to the Vanoise Park, a protected area of outstanding natural beauty. St Martin de Belleville has a lower key nightlife than its glitzy neighbours. Having said that, the valley boasts two Michelin starred restaurants, one being situated three minutes from the village, the other in Val Thorens. St Martin itself has several friendly bars and restaurants which retain a mountain village atmosphere with prices to match. This ski resort seems ideal for ski and mountain lovers looking for an authentic atmosphere a little apart from the crowds, and out of season it still has life and enough year round residents to stop it feeling like a ghost town.

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