€699,500 Sainte Foy

Jonty BOLSOVER
Chalet For Sale close to Sainte Foy Ski Station, Kitchen, Lounge, Dining Room, 5 Bedrooms, Garage, Garden
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Ski Area
Sainte Foy en Tarentaise  
Ski Resort
Sainte Foy  
Price / Ref
€699,500 / A10606  
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Beds / Bath
5 /   4  
Land M2 / Hab M2
64 /   170  

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A fantastic opportunity to acquire a traditional Savoyard barn conversion chalet in the quiet and rustic village of La Thuile which is just 4km from the ski station of Sainte Foy, 25 minutes from Val d’Isère, 15 minutes from Tignes and 7 minutes to access Les Arcs via the village of Villaroger. You can also reach the ski station of La Rosière which is a 25 minute drive and from here you can ski over the border into Italy. Built in 1851, this chalet is full of charm and character and is located on a quiet lane with no passing traffic and just 200m from the main arterial road that links the bustling town of Bourg Saint Maurice and the world class ski resorts of Val d’Isere and Tignes. There is a free bus service from the end of the lane which will take you to the ski resort of Sainte Foy, just 7 minutes away. The main room dimensions are as follows : Total habitable space 283m2 Kitchen 18m2 Lounge 27m2 Dining Room 9m2 Bedroom 1 10m2 Bedroom 2 25m2 Bedroom 3 12m2 Bedroom 4 6m2 Bedroom 5 13m2 Boot Room and Rear Entrance 19m2 (The above does not include bathrooms / hallways / WC’s) 2nd Floor Attic Room to be renovated 128m2 Enter through the front door and into the well-equipped kitchen featuring fitted units, work surface, traditional ceramic twin sink units, built in electric oven, gas hob, extractor fan, a dishwasher and a large American style fridge freezer. Head through the useful storage room and into the amazing cellar with its traditional arched roof offering that cool place to store your collection of French wines. The cosy lounge has carved wooden posts, a traditional log burner, triple aspect windows, a useful desk for home office work and a good sized dining room with space for 8 people to dine in comfort. On this ground floor level you will also find a separate WC, a bathroom with a bath/shower over, hand basin, space for a washing machine and a tumble dryer and a large wall mounted electric towel heater. There is also a 2nd cellar on this level which has a work bench and houses 2 large hot water tanks. Heading up the stairway to the first floor, you will find bedroom number 1 with a built-in cupboard space and wardrobes with a carpeted floor. The master bedroom 2 comprises an en-suite modern shower, hand basin, WC and an electric towel heater. The window affords a great view towards the Aiguille Mountain across the Isere valley. Bedroom 3 is a recently renovated twin room with double aspect windows and is located at the rear of the property. Bedroom 4 has a vintage wood feature wall, modern en-suite shower room with WC, hand basin and electric towel heater and views to the mountains from the front of the property. Bedroom 5 also replicates the modern features of bedroom 4 with views to the mountains. Head through the hallway and into the spacious boot room area which can also be accessed from the rear of the property by a professionally hand-crafted stone stairway. You will find a large boot warmer, wooden bench and further access into another open space where you will find access to the 3rd floor. This is a huge open attic space of 128m2 with its traditional wooden beamed ceiling and recently replaced roof with 4 brand new velux windows. The potential for a further renovation project exists for the new owner with scope to add another bedroom, an open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge along with that all important log burner. The balcony affords a wonderful view across to the Aiguille mountain. There is a very useful stand-alone garage with secure door, concrete floor with enough space for a large 4x4 and extra storage space too. Adjacent to the property is a communal car parking space for 5 cars. A garden space of 64m2 is situated 50m from the property and this has recently had a stone terrace added which is a perfect place to enjoy summertime barbecues with 360 degree views of the mountains.

Sainte Foy en Tarentaise Ski Area

Forget large busy resorts, 2009/2010 is all about “Boutique Skiing” and nowhere does it better that Sainte Foy de Tarentaise. If you LOVE off piste skiing, have a young family and enjoy a chalet atmosphere well then you will REALLY LOVE Sainte Foy. It’s one of the prettiest modern ski villages in France.

 

Nestled among the trees at 1550 metres in a sunny bowl above the Savoie Isere valley, it’s just a short car ride away from a host of better known resorts such as Val D’Isere, Tignes and la Rosiere. It has stunning views of Mont Blanc (4,807m).

 

Small family ski resorts are back in fashion and Sainte Foy has everything you will need. The right skiing mix for experts and beginners, good facilities for children, fine food and a high standard of accommodation. For small children Sainte Foy is ideal, it’s friendly, has a kids club, a ski school and the nursery slopes are conveniently close to the middle of the village.

 

Despite what you may have encountered in other small resorts, lifts are in good condition and well maintained. Sainte Foy opened its first 3 lifts in 1990 and has been adding to them ever since. The most recent was a 6 man chairlift in 2006/7. The village has plans to build more lifts in the future to further extend the 30km of pisted ski area. Currently there are 4 chairlifts and 2 tows. The Morion and Crystal Dark blacks that run down from the Col de l'Aiguille summit at 2620 metres are suitably challenging, whilst a full top to bottom descent is possible by taking a succession of reds such as L'Aiguille down to Creux de Formeian finishing up with La Savonette.

 

The snow cannons and its north west facing position keep Sainte Foy snow-covered from December to April. Off piste addicts have raved about Sainte Foy for years, you’ll find powder here days after it has been skied out in nearby Espace Killy. It has long been the reserve of off piste guides and you may want to make use of their expert knowledge, especially when facing serious steeps!

 

Boarders have a terrain park all to themselves by Cret Serru (2040m). Beyond this St Foy is a natural playground for snowboarders with countless drops and hits. The top half of the mountain is a treeless powder bowl, whilst the lower trails are cut through the forest creating endless opportunities to enjoy.


Anyway it’s not all about skiing and boarding .......or is it? Your first port of call, once the lifts have closed, should be the Pitchouli Bar. Renowned for its early evening live bands and relaxed atmosphere it’s THE place to wind down before dinner. There are a variety of different restaurants in and around the village, menus range from tapas to local Savoyard fayre.

 

Don’t expect huge nightlife in Sainte Foy, that’s not what it’s about, however if a pleasant meal, a few glasses of wine, in front of an open fire then falling into bed appeals to you, you really will LOVE it here.

 

The Eurostar offers a regular service to Bourg Saint Maurice which lies at the foot of Sainte Foy de Tarentaise, from here a taxi transfer can be arranged. Local airports are Lyon (135kms), Geneva (130kms). Chambery (75kms) and Grenoble (115kms).

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