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8 bedroom chalet for sale

France - Rhone Alps, Haute-Savoie, Araches la Frasse


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Ballancy is a small hamlet belonging to the commune of Arâches which has remained a closely guarded secret by the locals, keen to preserve its tranquility. It is a small and bucolic paradise, home to authentic savoyard dwellings, away from the main village yet within easy access by car of all the amenities on offer. Here, you can admire the small chapels, chalets and farmhouses, one of which is still used for its original farming activities, where you can purchase produce of the locally famous Abondance cows, directly from the producer.
The stop for the school bus and free ski bus service for Ballancy is situated 1.6km from the property, at La Croix Verte.

Ferme Ballancy is one of the aforementioned character properties in the hamlet. Dating back to 1821, its architecture bears witness to its various uses through the decades: from family farm, housing cattle, through to manufacturing watch parts for the local industry, then a summer camp and now a holiday home. The property has undeniable potential. In addition to all of this, the farmhouse comes with a major bonus of 2554m2 of adjoining woodland which is one of the last constructible pieces of land in the area (sufficiently large for 2, or even 3, chalets) and enjoys breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery.

The building comprises:

Garden level: main entrance area opening into a spacious 30m2 kitchen, with glazed door opening onto the garden. Adjacent to this is a large room currently used as a living/dining room of 35m2. Both of these rooms have been entirely renovated and benefit from electric underfloor heating and new double glazed windows and doors.

To the rear of the building, behind these 2 rooms are 2 further large spaces, one currently used as a games room and the other was used as a kitchen by the summer camp. Other modifications made when the property was used for the summer camp include the addition of large window openings, unusual for a farmhouse of this period, as this area would have originally been used to house the animals.

A wooden staircase leads to the first floor where a large corridor serves 8 bedrooms. This floor could easily be remodelled as the dividing walls are not structural. There is an extension to the rear of the property, originally to facilitate the communal shower facilities for the holiday camp, but subsequently converted into the current bathroom with its walk-in shower, double sinks and WC. The extension also includes a laundry area but could equally house another bathroom or sauna/jacuzzi, for example.

The entire property offers enormous potential, thanks to it’s vast living spaces, ease of converting the accommodation to suit, a barn/attic area accessed via a trap hatch from the first floor, plus it’s attached constructible land !

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Nearest Airports*

  • Satolas (INTERNATIONAL), 78.4 miles

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To view this property or request more details, contact
Alpine Property, Haute-Savoie

153 Chemin du Chargeau 74110 - Morzine.
03339 396019  Local call rate
About Alpine Property, Haute-Savoie

Alpine Property was formed in 1999 to address the need for an estate agency serving International property buyers in the Alps. It was centered around the principle that the complex and often daunting process of buying property abroad is best served by professional, local advice in your own language.

In its infancy, Alpine Property concentrated on properties in the Morzine and Les Gets area, finding foreign clients for the local Estate Agents in the area. It soon became clear that there was a pressing need for a full-service estate agency specifically catering for foreign buyers - and so it was that Alpine Property expanded its service to become a one-stop-shop offering its own properties and accompanying clients along the entire property buying process. In order to provide this service in France, Estate Agents must hold a Carte Professionelle to show that they are properly qualified, licensed and insured. Renewed annually, the Carte Professionelle requires agents to demonstrate their professional ability, be fluent in French and to have taken out professional indemnity insurance. These rigorous demands and a lengthy bureaucratic process mean that very often foreign Estate Agents operating in France do not have this all-important card, and therefore 'pass you on' to local Estate Agents to complete the formalities of the sale once you have verbally agreed to buy. This often leads to confusion and errors in this important final stage.

This change coincided with an expansion in both scale and service - Alpine Property began to offer properties across the whole of the Haute Savoie region and invested heavily in its unique and innovative website to provide the most comprehensive buying and selling service available in the French Alps.


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153 Chemin du Chargeau 74110 - Morzine.
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