€122,000 Ski Apartment Brides-Les-Bains, Meribel

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Sandy Harris-Smith
ESCAPE TO THE MOUNTAINS - Beautiful character cottage style apartment 56 M² with 2/3 bedrooms, terrace, balcony, cave and mountain views near Brides Les Bains and Moutiers
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Ski Area
Three Valleys  
Ski Resort
Brides-Les-Bains, Meribel  
Price / Ref
€122,000 / 103721SHS73  
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Beds / Bath
2 /   1  
Land M2 / Hab M2
15 /   56  

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Property Description

This pretty home style apartment is perfect if you are looking for an affordable low maintenance holiday or permanent residence, unlike larger apartment buildings this village home has very low management charges. The property has been renovated recently, the accommodation is modern and comfortable throughout with a lovely sunny terrace and far reaching mountain views.

The immediate feeling as you walk through the door is one of home it is very cosy and feels like a cottage. The property has 2/3 bedrooms a modern open plan kitchen and dining room that leads out onto the terrace or back into the main lounge area. To the rear of the kitchen there is a spacious laundry room and separate WC with wash hand basin which could be made into a second shower room. The wonderful charm and character of this cottage style apartment is a rare find. The property has had all new modern double glazed windows and doors, new shutters have also been fitted for added security if locking up this home after holiday use. The apartment is in good clean condition throughout without the need to renovate, this wonderful home has 2 balcony area's, ample parking for 2 cars and a cave to store winter or summer sporting equipment. Enjoy alfresco eating during the summer or winter months you will not be disappointed by the lovely views.

The property is on mains drainage so NO FOSSE SEPTIC tanks to empty. To fully appreciate all that this property has to offer a viewing is recommended. Come and enjoy this comfortable "home from home" property this ski season.

The world famous 3 Vallee's skiing domain offering 600+ km's of pistes is only 15 minutes drive away by car. Hautecour La Basse is approximately 1 hour 40 mins from Lyon and Geneva International airports and only 1 hour from Annecy and Chambery if you want to enjoy the numerous boutiques and beautiful lakes. Moutiers which is just a stones throw away (5 minutes by car) known as the gateway to the French Alps itself has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants and a twice weekly local produce market. There are train and bus stations in Moutiers and the TGV runs directly from this station to London and Paris. The train is used by 100's of skiing enthusiasts during the winter ski season months.

Take your pick from 3 Vallee's, Paradiski (Les Arcs & la Plagne) the Grand Domaine (Valmorel, Saint François Longchamps) or enter the Tarantaise valley where you can discover the wonderful resorts Tignes and Val d'Isère. With ease you can get to the top ski resorts in the world from this wonderful property.

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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