€695,000 Saint Martin de Belleville

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Pretty village house with 5 bedrooms in the 3 Valleys with garage above St Martin de Belleville
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Ski Area
Three Valleys  
Ski Resort
Saint Martin de Belleville  
Price / Ref
€695,000 / A07266  
Beds / Bath
5 /   3  
Land M2 / Hab M2
40 /   135  

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Property Description

This well located village house could either be used as one single dwelling or has the convenience of being split into two dwellings should the owners wish to rent out part of the property. This is thanks to having a beautifully renovated ground floor apartment which has its own separate entrance consisting of 2 bedrooms, a large bathroom and kitchen/laundry room. The apartment has been beautifully renovated with high quality materials and old wood throughout which is also equipped with ski boot warmers, a ski locker and an outside seating area. The apartment on the ground floor links directly to the rest of the house via an internal staircase making this property extremely adaptable. For the heart of the house, the entrance hall is situated on the first floor (at road level) leading to three bedrooms, one of which has an ensuite shower room, a family bathroom and a separate WC. The bedrooms are all very light and airy with the possibility of having a balcony fitted leading off two of the bedrooms. The staircase leads up to the top floor which opens up to a large, open living area with cosy fireplace and a separate fully equipped kitchen. The living area has been recently decorated with a complete fresh look. On this floor, there is a guest WC and storage area with a loft. The property has an added bonus of being sold with an individual garage box which is ideal for not having to clear your car in a morning and for invaluable storage. The house also comes with a small garden 50 meters away which makes for a lovely seating area or vegetable garden in the summer. This charming and increasingly popular village itself is very well located approximately 3km above St Martin de Belleville and 4km from Les Menuires and therefore the world’s largest ski area. The free ski bus passes below the village on a daily basis, meaning you don’t even need the car if you can adhere to the timetable! It is also possible to ski back to the village via a stunning off-piste route depending on the snow conditions and ability. The views from the village take in the well-known “Cochet” mountain above St Martin and also the outstandingly beautiful Belleville Valley. During the summer, the peaceful village is a great base for nature walks in the valley and also for some of the more adrenaline-fuelled activities such as mountain biking, via ferrata and endless road bike routes. It is also home to one of the livelier village fetes in August! Accessing the village is straightforward with Moutiers situated 21km (~20 minutes) down the road and with it the bigger supermarkets and other amenities such as the TGV/Eurostar terminal during the winter months. Les Menuires is just 8km away up the hill and Val Thorens 18km up the valley road.

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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