€375,000 Sainte Foy

Jacqueline Bolsover
T3 Apartment, living room, kitchen, two bedrooms, WC, bathroom, shower, balcony, cave, ski locker, parking
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Ski Area
Sainte Foy en Tarentaise  
Ski Resort
Sainte Foy  
Price / Ref
€375,000 / A08174  
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Beds / Bath
2 /   1  
Land M2 / Hab M2
12 /   56  

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An internal inspection of this beautiful two bedroom apartment located in the ski resort of Sainte Foy is highly recommended. Situated on the ground floor of the development, access is simple from the large outdoor terrace area where you will find bars, restaurants, a mini-market and ski equipment rental shops with the ski slopes just 200m away. A brand new chair lift is planned for the 2022/23 ski season and this is just 100m away from the apartment making this a truly perfectly positioned property. A large entrance hallway leads into the very spacious open plan living room and modern kitchen equipped with high quality appliances including dishwasher, electric oven and hob, extractor fan and spacious storage. The large patio doors open onto a generous sized balcony offering a spectacular view to the surrounding mountains and across the valley to the ski resorts of Les Arcs and La Rosiere. Master Bedroom number one has fitted wardrobes, an en-suite shower room with a heated towel rail and a single aspect window with that amazing mountain view. There is an adjoining separate WC with tiled floor. Bedroom 2 is carpeted throughout and has a single aspect window with views to the front of the apartment. The separate bathroom has a bath with a shower unit, heated towel rail and a sink unit with storage cupboard. The apartment benefits from underfloor heating, a ski locker, a separate storage room and a secure underground parking bay.

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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