Impressive chalet in need of renovation on a large plot in Les Chavants with panoramic views of the Mont Blanc range
Meytan, originally built in 1976, is an impressive 236m2 chalet standing on a large plot of 3150m2 in the sunny sector of Les Chavants above Les Houches in the Chamonix Valley.
The property has been built over three floors. A spacious open-plan kitchen and living area, complete with log-burner, can be found on the first floor. This room has direct access to a terrace and balcony with sublime views of the Mont Blanc range. There is an additional living area of 45m2 in a converted loft space which is currently being used as a TV den.
Three of the five bedrooms are en-suite and the others share a family bathroom. The generous master has a log burner and private balcony.
Parking is via multiple spaces to the front of the property or in the integral double garage. Two cellars and a laundry room can also be found on the ground floor. A pretty mazot built with old wood is situated in the garden.
The chalet is in need of renovation and updating and has the potential to be transformed into a luxurious mountain retreat.
Having hosted the first winter Olympics in 1924, the Chamonix valley is considered by many to be the home of alpine skiing. Located at the foot of Mont Blanc, the drastic yet beautiful scenery attracts a wide diversity of international visitors. However, the resort is perhaps best known for the more challenging summer and winter activities on offer. With five ski areas to choose from and with an altitude of 3,275m, there is no shortage of terrain for all levels of skier. The famous 20km Valley Blanche off-piste run presents a test for the more advanced. The views from the Aiguille du Midi and Grands Montets are both stunning and unique.
Unlike some prime resorts across The Alps, Chamonix is hugely popular in the summer months. While many visitors flock to the resort for the Marathon du Mont-Blanc each year, trail running is just one of the many activities to choose from. Some of the lifts operate in the summer allowing for hiking, mountain biking and parapenting for the more daring.
Chamonix is a traditional alpine town, but has an abundance of up-market shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. 100km from Geneva airport, the resort is easily accessible and continues to invest in its infrastructure in order to maintain its position as one of Europes top alpine destinations.