Chalet - MORILLON (74440) - HAUTE SAVOIE € 1,775,000


A beautifully renovated, seven-bedroom traditional French Savoyard farmhouse with 360 degree mountain views, near Morillon and Samoens

 High quality traditional savoyard Farmhouse for sale in the small village of La Riviere Enverse which is beside Morillon in the Grand Massif ski resort. Rated as one of the top 20 chalets in the Alps when it opened as a luxurious catered ski holiday chalet in 2013, this catered chalet business could be an ideal investment as well as a luxurious retreat in the French Alps. With its picturesque views of the mountains, the farmhouse is the perfect combination of traditional savoyard style and modern convenience. It truly is a home that dreams are made of. Just 45 minutes from Geneva with easy access to the Grand Massif ski area. Separate apartment and outdoor swimming pool. Perfect business opportunity for a catered chalet or large family home. 

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Réf : 114178JST74 - EXCLUSIVITY

Detailed description

• Apartment: Two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bath/shower rooms
• Chalet ground level: Ski and boot room, laundry room, games room and cinema room
• Chalet level 1: Open plan lounge, dining area, bar, kitchen, three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
• Chalet level 2: Two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms

This Savoyard farmhouse is located in a small hamlet with its own garden (1660m2), orchard, decked areas and heated 8.7m x 4.6m swimming pool overlooking the valley. It was built in 1746 and renovated by a local architect to keep its character and authenticity whilst having all modern amenities to create a luxury mountain chalet. The chalet is divided in two: on the ground floor there is a separate spacious two-bedroom apartment, and on the first floor you access to the rest of the chalet which is on three levels. 

It is a real asset to have this separate apartment below if you choose to operate this property as a holiday business or for live-in staff managing your holiday home. It can, however, also be linked to main chalet as the door access still exists. The chalet is on the northern side of the valley. However, it sits on a plateau away from the highest peaks. This means that it gets a surprising amount of direct sunshine. Even during mid-winter, it receives 3 or 4 hours of direct sunlight each day. In mid-summer, it gets the sun from first thing until late into the evening.

The entrance access is on the front facade of the chalet, and when you come in you arrive in a warm and cosy living area with an open, fully equipped kitchen. A corridor with a storage area leads you to the spacious and luxurious bathroom, and then, on the second left is the first bedroom. On the right you will enter into the second bedroom (used as an office currently) with an ensuite shower room. (To be renovated as there is currently only the water access and pipes). 

Ground floor: The entrance hall has lots of storage space, a ski and boot room and a laundry room. Leading off from the ski room is the games room with table football and a pool table. Off the games room is the cinema room with doors opening onto the garden. 

First floor ...
From the games room you climb the stairs to reach the 82m² open plan lounge, dining room and bar area that combines original timber beams, double height ceilings and huge picture windows to stunning effect. Off the lounge area is a large balcony with table and chairs for outside dining and another covered balcony which has an eight-person hot tub and starry views! The spacious kitchen is a separate room, adjacent to the bar. On this level, you will also find a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom plus a separate family suite with two bedrooms and a bathroom. 

Second floor ...
Two further bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a family suite with two bedrooms and a bathroom are on the second floor along with an open mezzanine area overlooking the dining space. 

All bedrooms throughout the chalet have beautiful beams, huge picture windows with stunning views and a private balcony. 

Built in 1746, this farmhouse is one of the oldest in the valley. The stone base would have been half accommodation for the family and half stables for cows and goats – essential to providing winter food in the form of milk and cheese. The heat from the animals would have kept the family warm along with the one central fireplace where all food was cooked. The wooden barn above the stone base was a huge space to store the hay needed to see the animals, and therefore the people, through the long and harsh winters. 

The farmhouse is located in La Riviere Enverse, a small village near Morillon. Morillon is a traditional village and a ski resort part of the famous Grand Massif ski area with its 265km of pistes. The ski area consists of Flaine, Les Carroz d'Arrache, Samoëns, Morillon and Sixt Fer à Cheval.  With a high point of 2500 metres, mostly north-facing slopes, and close proximity to Mt Blanc and the microclimate it generates, this is one of France’s most snow-sure ski areas. 

As noted, the chalet is situated on a sunny plateau with 360° views, and it is only a short walk away from alpine meadows, mountain lakes and a beautiful river. It is only five minutes’ drive to the Morillon ski lifts and nine minutes’ drive to the pretty medieval village of Samoens. It is very important also to know that the chalet is only a one-hour drive from Geneva International Airport which is serviced by all the major airlines including Swiss, British Airways, Easyjet, Air France, Aer Lingus, Air Canada and Emirates….

  • 1 775 000 € (HAI)
  • agency fees to be paid by seller
This property has ...
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Double glazing
  • Garage
  • Mountain view
  • Outside hot tub
  • Private parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Woodburner(s)
Property Type
  • Catered ski chalets
  • Family Home
  • Holiday Home
  • 0-2KM to amenities
  • 50km or less to airport
  • Hamlet property
  • Ski
French Alps
  • DPE - 290
  • GES - 9