House - Samoëns (74340) - HAUTE SAVOIE € 1,775,000


Located in a haven of peace with 360° mountain views in a sunny location near Morillon and Samoens – for sale, a beautifully renovated seven-bedroom, traditional French Savoyard farmhouse, dating back to 1746. *Plus separate two-bedroom apartment.*

• Just 45 minutes from Geneva and 5 minutes to the Grand Massif ski area.
• Separate apartment, orchard, gardens, and outdoor heated swimming pool.
• Perfect business opportunity for a catered chalet, or for a large family home.

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.

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Réf : 114178JST74 - EXCLUSIVITY

Detailed description

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

This Savoyard farmhouse is located in a small hamlet with its own garden with orchard (1660m2), decked areas and heated 8.7m x 4.6m swimming pool with infinity views over 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 also separate 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 farmhouse is situated in a sunny location on the northern side of the valley, on a large plateau away from the high peaks. This means that it receives 3 or 4 hours of direct sunlight each day even in mid-winter. In mid-summer, it gets the sun from first thing until late into the evening.

The Apartment:
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 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, and the space is being used for storage). The apartment has had all of its stone walls renovated and exposed giving a beautiful effect throughout.

The Chalet:

Ground floor:
The entrance to the chalet at this level is directly into a large ski and boot room with a separate 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 double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms plus 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 location and ski stations:
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.

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