French Alps Week! A cozy, partially-renovated village home with heaps of potential, located in the stunning ski area of Les Belleville, Savoie.
This wonderful home is in livable condition, with a huge attic and barn yet to be restored. Interestingly this property is being sold “occupied viager” which means that you can buy it for a down payment followed by a series of payments for as long as the seller is alive. In exchange, the seller can continue to occupy the property until death. A bit dark, but apparently this is a common way for the elderly to be able remain in their home throughout their lifetime, which I think is kind of nice.
From the listing on Leggett:
A fantastic investment opportunity to become the owner of a quaint, village house with a barn of 120 sqm laid across 2 levels in addition, and a stable of 64 sqm to renovate as well, which you will be able to convert into a beautiful mountain home- perfect as a family home or ski property. With 72 sqm of currently habitable space, the property is laid out over four floors, comprising one bedroom with balcony, one bathroom, two separate toilets, a kitchen with balcony, a living area with balcony, a storage room, a barn to renovate, a stable to renovate, a garden and a garage. Situated in the charming, mountain village of Saint Jean de Belleville, this property enjoys a scenic setting which is still just 7.8km from Saint Martin de Belleville, with its direct links to the world renowned 3 Valleys ski area and its shops, restaurants and bars.
Occupied viager (seller stays in the property). Initial lump sum: 40 000€
As you enter the house on the first floor, you have the entrance hall, bathroom and separate toilet, and access to the barn and storage room. On the lower ground floor there is an old stable of 64 sqm and a garage. On the second floor is the kitchen, complete with a balcony offering stunning mountain views, a living area with another balcony and a guest toilet. On the top floor of the house sits a bedroom, also with a balcony.
The barn is set across 2 levels, and measures circa 60 sqm per floor. The storage room stands at 25 sqm- convenient to be used as a ski boot room or laundry room.
The house boasts a garden of 67 m2, perfect for enjoying the gorgeous, sunny summers in Saint Jean.
Saint Jean de Belleville is an excellent place to invest in property, offering both the perfect location for a family home, and a fantastic destination for a holiday home. In the winter, you are just 7.8 km from the resort-village of Saint Martin de Belleville, meaning that you have the world’s largest ski area just a short drive from your doorstep. In the summer, the village gives you access to many beautiful nature walks, and throughout the valley there are plenty of activities, events and sports on offer- such as via ferrata, mountain biking or road cycling.