€162,000 Courchevel 1550
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Fantastic ski in ski out location for this 22 sqm apartment situated in Courchevel village 1550 with direct access to the 3 Valleys ski area. Upgrade of Facade 2022 at no cost to owners
- In ski resort
- Ski in, ski out
- Ski locker or storage
- Walking distance to restaurant.
- Walking distance to bar.
Property DescriptionSituated on the edge of Courchevel Village this property enjoys a fantastic location with relative quiet yet still within walking distance of the village amenities and the bus stop taking you to all of Courchevels 5 main villages. The village itself has 5 restaurants, a couple of bars as well as a supermarket, tourist office, ski shops, hairdresser, a spa, physio and beauty centre. Passing through the renovated communal areas of this property you enter this very functional 22M2 studio apartment with its open plan living space with a sofa bed, kitchenette and a fold out dining table. A separate bedroom area has a double bed and a fold away top bunk, meaning this studio can sleep up to 5 people. There is a hallway with a good size storage cupboard and the overall design means that, for the size of the apartment, there is good storage with shelves and cupboards around the sitting room. A shower room with WC and sink leads off the hall. This corner apartment benefits from a window in all rooms, the living area, bedroom and shower room. The property is also sold with a ski locker and separate “cave”, a good size storage cupboard, which could be used for owners personal belongings if the property is also being used to generate some rental income. This property has been rented for the full season for many years at a rate of approx 5500€ a winter and is fully functional although could benefit from a bit of TLC to really maximise the benefit of its great location. The amazing “Aquamotion” just 10 minutes walk away (or a short ride on the shuttle bus) is a new 80 million euro project offering 5 swimming pools, water slide, outdoor swimming, salt water movie pool and kids waterplay area which is open during both the summer and winter seasons There is an over 18’s area offering several hammans, saunas and ice cold plunge pool. In addition there is an excellent indoor climbing wall, gym, beauty and massage service and 2 more restaurants and a bar. This property is ski in / ski out by just peeling off the main blue ski piste descending to the the village , alternatively a short walk takes you to the centre of the village and the ski lifts giving you access to the 3 Valleys’ 600 km of pistes in the winter. The ski lift runs from 8.30am to 7.15pm (free from 5pm) and goes to Courchevel 1850 within 6 minutes, giving access to the village and the fantastic sledge run, a 2km run with a 300m drop in altitude from 1850m to 1550m and further luxury shops and a fantastic choice of bars and restaurants During the summer Courchevel runs free ski lifts during July and August, Aquamotion opens for 3 months over summer and you have direct walking access to the forests and mountain path that meander in any direction you choose. Locally there are lakes and, of course the mountains, to explore on foot or mountain bikes. For the road bikes, you can head up from your door to the now famous Col de la Loze used as a finish in the 2020 Tour de France. **Planning has just been given for the buidings facade to be entirely renovated at no cost to the apartment owners, this will be funded by developers who will add 2 appartments to the roof of the residence.
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.
Courchevel 1550 Ski Resort
Courchevel 1550 is part of the Courchevel valley ski domain, based between Courchevel le Praz and Courchevel 1650. It has two lifts connecting it straight to Courchevel 1850 and the rest of the ski domain and nowhere in Courchevel 1550 is far from the lifts or the pistes. One of the real selling points of 1550 is that the Grangette ski lift runs into the evening, making that trip to 1850 apres ski or the famous luge ride very easily accessible from the resort. While the glitz and glamour of Courchevel 1850 are just minutes away, 1550 property prices tend to be a bit more reasonable and you can get more for your money when it comes to ski-to-doorstep apartments and chocolate box chalets.
The town centre has several shops, ski shops, cosy bars and some fantastic restaurants - L'Oeil de Boeuf at the bottom of the Tovets piste being one of the best (potatoes and shallots roasted in the open fire and served with THE most tender cote de boeuf...). It has plenty of buzz but also retains its mountain village charm at the same time. Several ski schools operate here, it is on the free ski bus route, there is a local tourist office and creche facilities. Equally, 1550 is superb in summer time with huge potential for walking and cycling from the town centre into the mountain pastures with the sound of cowbells everywhere.
There is also an indoor swimming pool and health centre currently under construction in 1550 - watch this space.
Courchevel 1550 is just 25 minutes from Moutiers, into which trains from London and Paris arrive frequently. The nearest airports are Geneva, Grenoble and Chambery - all within a 2 hour radius.
DPE : This property does not have a fixed heating system