This stunning chalet is both spacious and stylish and benefits from a south facing terrace and garden. A real gem of a property situated in the heart of Samoens!Lexie Starling Alpine Property agent for Samöens
Built in 2004, this chalet was primarily constructed from wood and stone to stunning effect, both on the interior and exterior. It offers generous volumes, with a habitable floor space of 250m2 and a total floor area of 340m2. Situated at the end of a no-through road, just a few steps from the village centre. The chalet was built by local artisans in the style typical of the traditional farms of the area, with beautifully cut and engraved stone surrounds on the ground floor windows and entrance. Paying homage to the ‘Frahans’ stonemasons of Samoens, the stone column situated on the terrace and supporting the balcony, is an exact replica of those supporting the famous market building in the village centre. On the upper floors, the use of spruce wood with its beautiful amber colour, reinforces the more traditional aspects of a Savoyard farmhouse.
A small path, bordering the established rockery, leads round to the south facing terrace, from where the carved, wooden entrance door opens into the living area. An imposing stone fireplace is the main feature of this living/dining room, with a floor area of approx. 60m2. Numerous window openings allow generous natural light into this area. The floor in the living area and kitchen is a beige-rose coloured natural limestone and french windows in the kitchen open directly onto the terrace.
The country-style kitchen includes a professional hob with 4 gas burners and 2 electric plates, a wood clad extractor hood, large fridge, dishwasher, sink and ample work surfaces. The cave/cellar storage below is accessed from the kitchen.
Concealed behind a wooden door off the dining room, is a large bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The wood clad walls and parquet floor give the suite a particulary cosy feel. The bathroom has a bath, basin and sink and there is a separate WC on this level and just opposite the bedroom.
A splendid staircase leads to the 4 bedrooms on the first floor. Wood is omnipresent here and the floor is a light coloured stone with a central contrasting black stone detail. The largest of the bedrooms is zoned into 2 areas: a gorgeous bathroom area (with wooden clad bath and stone sink) semi-open to the bedroom with doors opening onto the south facing balcony. The exposed beams and use of wood, lend enormous charm to this master suite.
The second bedroom is sufficently spacious to accommodate and large bed and wardrobes. This south facing room also has balcony access, bathroom with a multi-jet massage shower, plus a dressing area. The third bedroom is currently used as a study but would make a great children’s bedroom. The fourth room is used as a laundry/utility room but could easily be converted to give the chalet a 5th bedroom or dedicated study.
A separate WC completes this level,
On the top floor of the chalet is an open plan attic area, ideal for a games room or tv room.
Outside, beyond the terrace, there is an established garden with views of Le Criou mountain. A traditional mazot provides a beautiful feature as well as additional outside storage space. There is a vegetable plot with fruit trees, plus covered parking for 2 cars.
The real bonus of this gem of a chalet, oozing character and beautifully finished, is its central location, just 200m from the butchers, 500m from the nearest boulangerie and only 800m from the Grand Massif Express ski lift. A tranquil setting, superb outside space and beautiful views, within easy walking distance of all the local amenities.