Happy Holidays, Escapists! Continuing the wintry theme today with this gorgeous ski chalet in the French Alps! Warm and cozy woods, snowy views! The French Alps are prime real estate, and chalets come at a dear price, but this one is still affordable enough to get dreamy about. I wish I could take off here for a month of skiing and getting toasty by the fire here!
From the listing on Leggett:
Charming traditional loft apartment of 133m2 on the upper floor of a Savoyard farmhouse that has been divided into 2 houses. Formerly the grange where the owners stored their farming equipment and hay the whole loft has kept the charm of its origins and has lots of original beams on show. Half of the open plan living space has a double height ceiling. It is a 15 minute drive (11km) to access the slopes of Morzine/Avoriaz. The garden has been landscaped and terraced for ease of maintenance and has mature trees and fruit bushes.
• Open plan living space of 72m2 with a wood burner and a covered balcony/terrace of 16m2
• Fitted kitchen
• 3 double bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• Cellar with a laundry room
• Large garden with wooden decking and gravelled area
• Modern electric convectors and infra red heaters
• Car parking for 4 vehicles
More charming info about Le Biot and surrounding area, from the listing!:
Le Biot has a very good local bakery, a hotel with bar/restaurant/pizzeria, a highly reputed primary school and, arguably, the best cheese shop in the Alps.
Morzine is a 15 minute drive (11km) and there you can access the vast Portes du Soleil ski domain which has over 200 interconnected lifts with 650kms of runs across 12 Alpine resorts, seven in France and five in Switzerland. There is good investment in up to date fast lifts in the Portes du Soleil and there will be a new lift from Morzine town centre directly to Avoriaz.
The summer months are our best kept secret. As spring arrives it injects a burst of colour and life and the waterfalls and rivers run fast from melting snow.
With local golf courses, rock climbing, swimming, mountain biking, white water rafting or simply sunbathing by the side of a lake, or boat, this place offers fantastic all year round enjoyment to all.
Le Biot is also only a 20 minute (20km) drive from the spa towns of Evian and Thonon-les-Bains. These bustling towns lay border to the picturesque and warm summer waters of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) and are equipped with many beaches, restaurants, swimming pools, related summer activities and festivals.