Spacious village house divided into 2 large apartments. Fantastic Méribel & 3 Valleys investment opportunity.
- 5 minutes drive to ski resort
- Walking distance to ski shop.
- Ski locker or storage
- Walking distance to restaurant.
- Walking distance to bar.
Property DescriptionWelcome to the Three Valleys, the largest ski area in the world! This Méribel Valley home is an excellent opportunity to own two properties in one. Currently divided into 2 large duplex apartments, the second apartment would be ideal as a seasonal or year-round rental investment or for friends and family to stay in. Alternatively, you could convert the house into a single chalet residence. Each duplex apartment has 4-5 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a south-facing open-plan living, kitchen and dining area and beautiful sunny balconies. There is a large cellar under the house, accessible by an exterior staircase, which could be converted into a proper boot/ski room. On the same level there is a covered area with views which would make a great terrace for BBQing and lounging in the summer. Apartment one (90m²) has the main entrance on the ground floor. There is a small hallway leading into the very spacious open-plan lounge/dining/kitchen area, where you can sit at the breakfast bar in the morning and warm yourselves at the open fire after a long day on the slopes. The living area opens out onto a long south-facing terrace, offering stunning mountain views and plenty of sunshine. This level also offers 2 double bedrooms, a bathroom and separate wc. Stairs at the end of the lounge take you down to a further 2 large bedrooms, a 2nd bathroom and wc. A 27m² piece of land outside the main door offers parking for one vehicle. Apartment 2 (100m²) is entered from the opposite side of the building, with the entrance door at first floor level, accessible via stairs. The first floor echos that of the other apartment offering a large open-plan living area with fireplace and south facing views, a large kitchen, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate wc. The top floor, which is under the eaves, is accessed via the staircase in the lounge. Off the landing are two very large bedrooms, a single bedroom and a shower room/wc/laundry room. All of the bedrooms in this apartment have the added benefit of an exterior door leading to a balcony or juliet balcony. Included in the footprint of the plot, there is a small piece of land to the side of the entrance stairs which has been converted into a 2 vehicle parking space. Ideally located in the pretty village of Le Villaret, a 2 min drive from Les Allues and its commodities, and with the possibility to renovate the property to your own taste, this house offers numerous opportunities to transform it into your ideal mountain home and make a rental income. Boasting unbeatable skiing in the winter and beautiful walks, golfing, horse-riding and plenty of sun in the summer, a Méribel valley village property is a great way to invest in Three Valleys alpine property. For more information on this property or for details on other properties for sale in the Meribel Valley, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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.
Meribel Ski Resort
Meribel is one of most popular resorts in Europe for English-speaking skiers along with Courchevel and Val d’Isere.
Meribel is the central valley of the largest ski domain in the world, Les 3 Vallees.
With 600 km of groomed pistes, 85% of which are above 1800 metres, 25 accessible summits, 174 modern lifts and over 2090 snow cannons covering 43% of the ski area the statistics are impressive as is the skiing. However Méribel is much more than the 5 month winter ski season and an extended stay in summer or during the colours of autumn are needed to appreciate this.
The initial development of the ski resort in the late 1930’s was a British and French partnership and this acceptance of English speakers continues to this day. Meribel is now a much more diverse international community with a large percentage of residents or visitors speaking English as their main or second language.
The main village of Meribel is built on the eastern side of the valley between 1450 and 1700 metres and because of this it is surrounded by forests or grass & timbered slopes. The strict architectural codes of alpine sloping rooflines, timber and stone cladding compliments this setting and makes it one of, if not the most, attractive of all the large high altitude French ski resorts.
The other major “resort villages” are Meribel Mottaret (1750 m), Meribel Village (1400 m), Les Allues (1100m) and the spa town of Brides-Les-Bains (600 m) at the very bottom of the valley. There are many smaller villages or hamlets so the range of property covers all tastes from barn conversions & village houses through to ski apartments and super luxury ski in ski out chalets with private swimming pools. As well as the normal range of hotels, bars, restaurants & shops Meribel boasts a range of facilities and activities.
The Meribel Olympic Centre is home to a full size ice rink, indoor climbing wall, 25 metres indoor heated pool and water slide, conference centre, gymnasium and wellness centre of spa, steamrooms, etc.
There is a spectacular 18 hole Golf Course at 1700 metres and a huge range of other outdoor activities such as tennis, hiking, mountain biking, road cycling, paragliding, fishing, etc which are enjoyed in the warmer months. Meribel property is generally more expensive than other French resorts but not yet at the dizzy heights of Courchevel 1850 with perhaps the exception of a few of the most prestigious pockets.
As Meribel continues to become ever more popular with the big spenders of the world the strong capital growth experienced over many many years is likely to continue.
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