Jill Steward - Haute-Savoie - Samoëns, Morillon, Verchaix et Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval

Jill Steward
The picture-perfect villages of Samoëns, Morillon, Verchaix and Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval sit in the stunning Vallée du Giffre, nestled between the Morzine and Chamonix valleys. Samoëns was described as one of France's best ski resorts by an article in the Telegraph back in 2012. From Samoëns, and the surrounding villages, the whole of the Grand Massif ski area and its 265 km of pistes – the fifth largest in Europe as it includes Flaine and Les Carroz – can be explored. The valley is just a 50 minute drive from Geneva, making it one of the most accessible snow-sure resorts in the French Alps. In summer, the Vallée du Giffre is just as popular with families and adventure seekers alike. They are drawn to the fabulous hiking opportunities and mountain biking – using the chairlifts for access. There’s an outdoor pool in Samoëns, a swimming lake in Morillon, whitewater rafting on the Giffre, plus tennis, pony trekking, adventure parks, weekly markets and numerous summer festivals. At the top of the valley is the quintessential mountain village of Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval. Surrounded by towering peaks, thundering waterfalls, and, crucially, no through road, it offers a peace and tranquility unrivalled in the Haute-Savoie. Samoëns itself is a ‘monument historique’ famed for its stonemasons and traditional Savoyard ambience and architecture. The village has a fabulous botanical garden, created in 1906, and the only one of its kind in the Alps, with more than 5,000 plants. While the locals do well to preserve their history, it would be unfair to say they aren’t looking to the future. In the last few years, several ski-lifts have either been upgraded or added in the Grand Massif. This is a resort on the up with year-round appeal and endless charm. For an overview of the area, search for ‘Samoëns Office de Tourisme’ on You Tube.

  • Samoens €3,750,000

    French ski chalets, properties in Samoëns, Samoens, Le Grand Massif
    Stunning farmhouse with 5 annex apartments and pool. Samoens. Easy access to Geneva. Beside ski lift.
    Distance by car from ski-lift in ski resort Property with 21 bedrooms Virtual Tour Floor Plans
  • Samoens €1,750,000

    French ski chalets, properties in Samoëns, Samoens, Le Grand Massif
    Stunning, fully renovated 19th century 7 bed farmhouse with 3 bed apartment & studio apt, Vallon, Samoëns
    Distance by car from ski-lift 5 minutes drive to ski resort Property with 11 bedrooms Virtual Tour Floor Plans
  • Samoens €1,450,000

    French ski chalets, properties in Samoëns, Samoens, Le Grand Massif
    Four bedroom chalet with a self contained two bed apartment in the heart of Samoëns. Great south-facing views.
    Distance by car from ski-lift in ski resort Property with 6 bedrooms Floor Plans
  • Samoens €1,295,000

    French ski chalets, properties in Samoëns, Samoens, Le Grand Massif
    Superbly located 5 bed chalet and adjoining 2 bed chalet with glorious south-facing views over Samoëns.
    Distance by car from ski-lift in ski resort Property with 7 bedrooms Virtual Tour Floor Plans
  • Samoens €1,125,000

    French ski chalets, properties in Samoëns, Samoens, Le Grand Massif
    Rarely available and conveniently located, 5 bed chalet with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains
    Distance by car from ski-lift in ski resort Property with 5 bedrooms Virtual Tour Floor Plans
  • Samoens €899,000

    French ski chalets, properties in Samoëns, Samoens, Le Grand Massif
    8 bed chalet plus 1 bed apartment near the new 10 person telecabine in Vercland, Samoëns. Constructible land.
    Distance by car from ski-lift in ski resort Property with 7 bedrooms Virtual Tour Floor Plans
  • Morillon €842,000

    French ski chalets, properties in Morillon, Morillon, Le Grand Massif
    4 bed chalet near the centre of Morillon, built to a high standard and tastefully decorated. + 32 m2 annex.
    Distance by car from ski-lift in ski resort Property with 4 bedrooms
  • Samoens €820,000

    French ski chalets, properties in Samoëns, Samoens, Le Grand Massif
    Charming 3 bedroom traditional house near the centre of Samoëns with a fabulous garden on constructible land.
    Distance by car from ski-lift in ski resort Property with 3 bedrooms Virtual Tour
  • Samoens €675,000

    French ski chalets, properties in Samoëns, Samoens, Le Grand Massif
    Beautifully renovated four bedroom duplex apartment with a very large shared garden, L'Etelley, Samoëns
    Distance by car from ski-lift 5 minutes drive to ski resort Property with 4 bedrooms Virtual Tour Floor Plans
  • Les Gets €450,000

    French ski chalets, properties in Les Gets, Les Gets, Portes du Soleil
    For sale, a characterful 6 bedroom Auberge / house and converted barn just 3km outside of Les Gets.
    Distance by car from ski-lift 5 minutes drive to ski resort Property with 6 bedrooms Virtual Tour Floor Plans
  • Morillon €425,000

    French ski chalets, properties in Verchaix, Morillon, Le Grand Massif
    Characterful 19th century village house, just 2 km from the valley floor with lots of potential.
    Distance by car from ski-lift 5 minutes drive to ski resort Property with 3 bedrooms Floor Plans
  • Les Gets €370,000

    French ski chalets, properties in Les Gets, Les Gets, Portes du Soleil
    Fabulous opportunity to purchase a family home in a stunning location, 4 km from Les Gets in the hamlet of Fry
    Distance by car from ski-lift 5 minutes drive to ski resort Property with 2 bedrooms Virtual Tour Floor Plans
  • Les Gets €365,000

    French ski chalets, properties in Les Gets, Les Gets, Portes du Soleil
    Opportunity to own an exceptional 1 bedroom apartment in a prestigious new development in Les Gets.
    Distance by car from ski-lift in ski resort Property with 1 bedrooms
  • Morillon €325,000

    French ski chalets, properties in Verchaix, Morillon, Le Grand Massif
    South-facing 2 bed apartment with 2 bathrooms, Verchaix, access to the Grand Massif. Great views near Samoens
    Distance by car from ski-lift 10 minutes drive to ski resort Property with 2 bedrooms Virtual Tour
  • €245,000

    French ski chalets, properties in Morillon, ,
    Three bedroom chalet in a holiday residence just 1 km from the centre of Morillon, Grand Massif.
    Property with 3 bedrooms
  • Morillon €138,000

    French ski chalets, properties in Morillon, Morillon, Le Grand Massif
    One bedroom – plus 2 fold-down beds – apartment overlooking the ski lift for access to the Grand Massif.
    Distance by car from ski-lift in ski resort Property with 1 bedrooms Virtual Tour Floor Plans
  • Samoens €102,500

    French ski chalets, properties in Samoëns, Samoens, Le Grand Massif
    Delightful studio apartment with glorious mountain views; in the heart of Samoens.
    Distance by car from ski-lift in ski resort Virtual Tour
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