Chapelle-d'Abondance La Typique
Located right in the heart of Les Portes du Soleil ski domain, this traditional wooden farmhouse is set in a charming hamlet lying between La Chapelle d'Abondance and Châtel. Facing the Mont de Grange and with views on the Dents du Midi, the farmhouse is set in a large garden of 1146 m2 and enjoys 360° panoramic views of the Abondance Valley with maximum winter sunshine thanks to its south-west facing position.
Lying just steps away from a traditional stone chapel, the farmhouse is a short drive or bus ride away from the centre of Châtel where you’ll find the resort’s bars, restaurants and boutiques including the region’s famous Abondance cheeses made by local farmers. A Famille Plus Montagne resort, Châtel also has a fantastic range of family-friendly activities including a brand-new aqua centre, an indoor playground, farm tours and an ice-skating rink.
For those in search of traditional Alpine dishes, the pretty village of La Chapelle d'Abondance just down the road from the farmhouse is home to some of the best restaurants in the valley including Les Cornettes which offers delicious cheese tasting evenings at the nearby Ferme à Papy Gaby during the winter months and Les Gentianettes where you can choose from chef Claude TRINCAZ’s sophisticated gourmet meals in the main restaurant or Savoyard specialities in La Baratte, the hotel’s cosy Alpine bistro.
Set over four floors, the exterior of the 300 sqm farmhouse is in perfect condition with a brand new roof. In keeping with the historical look and feel of the local area, many of the farmhouse’s design features are unique to the Abondance Valley including the former storage rooms set in the stone base of the property and the carved wooden balconies on the upper floors.
The interior living space comprises a large kitchen, a living/dining area with access to a terrace, four large bedrooms plus a laundry room and guest toilet. A large summer kitchen with access to a second terrace completes the ground floor living area while on the upper level, there is space to create an additional mezzanine floor as required.
A superb project for an investor, the farmhouse is a blank canvas which can be redeveloped to create a spacious second home tailored to your family’s specifications or two half chalets to be used as rental properties when you are not in residence.
Easily accessible from nearby Geneva International Airport, Châtel is the gateway to the Portes du Soleil ski domain with over 650km of wide open pistes. Set on a large sunny plot a short drive from the centre of the resort, this four-bedroom farmhouse offers a fantastic opportunity to purchase a property which can be renovated to create a custom-designed family home or two semi chalets to rent out on a short-term basis.
"Set on a sunny plot of land just minutes away from the ski slopes in Châtel, this traditional farmhouse offers huge potential for renovation and extension with the possibility to create a contemporary family home or two demi chalets for use on Châtel’s lucrative short-term rental market.”
Charles Antoine Sialelli, Senior Adviser, French Alps
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