POA Saint Martin de Belleville
Stunning new build chalet for sale in Villarabout, located close to the authentic resort village of St Martin
- 5 minutes drive to ski resort
- Ski locker or storage
Property DescriptionAs you enter the chalet on the ground floor you have an entrance hall leading to a large ski room with access to the double garage, a laundry room and a fantastic cinema room which certainly gives an essence of luxury. On the first floor will be two double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms and sharing a large balcony with views across the valley. The third bedroom offers two bunk beds and en suite bathroom with a separate WC. You will also find the sauna on this floor, perfect for relaxing and unwinding after a day on the slopes! On the second floor you will have an impressive open plan living area, comprising a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge opening out onto the large, wooden terrace which offers exceptional views across the valley and the perfect opportunity to enjoy the mountain sunshine. Here there will be a double height ceiling above the lounge area with large cathedral floor to ceiling windows to take in the views. On the top floor you will find a beautiful master bedroom with private balcony and ensuite and a second double bedroom with its own bathroom. Villarabout is a year round village which is a mixture of local residents and holiday homes. St Martin de Belleville is easily accessible from Villarabout yet has the peace and quiet you may desire in a mountain setting. The village springs to life in the Spring with wildlife. From the chalet you have plenty of trails and footpaths to enjoy not to mention all the summer activities such as cycling, mountain biking, via ferrata's, hiking and plenty more. There is the possibility to recuperate the 20% VAT with a rental contract in place. For more information about this exciting new development, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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.
DPE : This property does not have a fixed heating system