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Rhone Alps, Haute-Savoie, Les Gets, France

Sphere Estates, London






Key features

  • Balcony
  • Mountain views
  • Investment
  • Skiing
  • Ski-in and ski-out
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Fitted bathroom
  • Wooden floors
  • Terraces

Property description

A rare opportunity to acquire a unique high-altitude chalet (this property has only had three owners in its 70-year history) with the option to remodel and extend into a modern and outstanding property with a mix of residential and commercial use.

La Grande Ourse located one mile high, idyllically situated on the incredible Mont Chery Mountain, Les Gets. The panoramic views breathtakingly sweep all around with Mt. Blanc majestically jewelling this unique crown. Historically it is acclaimed as one of the rst high altitude restaurants, built in 1938, in the Haute Savoie Alps. It is this unique view of Mont Blanc, regarded as the best in the Alps, that gives an investment opportunity to purchase a real ‘one off’ unique location.


Empty for 15 years and taking some four years to renovate, the three storied La Grande Ourse affords a unique opportunity to live a completely different lifestyle. There are only four permissions granted for vehicle access to this conservation area, La Grande Ourse being one of those privileged few. Included with this purchase are the ‘tools’ required to maximize this dream location: two ski-doos, a modern piste bully with 20-seater cabin and an all-terrain four by four.

The present owners enjoy a privileged lifestyle that includes skiing, snowboarding, parascending, mountain biking, motor biking, white water rafting and simple mountain walks and picnics. Without doubt its position alone on the mountain has generally been acclaimed as one of the most exceptional in the World.

The property also has stunning ‘owners’ accommodation on the top oor that could potentially be extended down to the second oor turning it into a unique home not to be repeated in the French Alps.

Renovation of the property ranges from the stone cladding of the lower exterior walls with Italian granite, using local artisans, to the warmly beautiful Austrian pine wood clad interior. This has been an incredibly complex process with extensive use made of the local helicopter service to bring materials to the site.

The current layout offers the top Penthouse two-bedroomed apartment for the private use of the owners. With a designer stone wood burner and modern contrasting kitchen.

On the first oor is a Restaurant Gastronomic with its incredible views, there is a large rustic open wood burning re, seating for ninety covers inside and an additional 100 covers on the outside terrace. Complete catering kitchen and wash area.

The ground oor comprises of a charming bistro, again with small wood burning re, a second complete commercial kitchen, and all ancillary units such as walk-in fridge and freezer. There is also an Apartment and adjoining storage area/garage.

Les Gets is less than 50 miles (80km) from Geneva Airport (approx. 1-hour by car). Cluses is the nearest train station.

Les Gets is one of the easiest Alpine ski resorts to drive to from Northern Europe.

Rhone Alps, Haute-Savoie, Les Gets, France


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  • Satolas(International)
    82.1 miles
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Sphere Estates, London

Acre House 11/15 William Road London NW1 3ER

Sphere Estates has launched following a management buyout of Abercrombie and Kent International Estates.

The company is uniquely positioned and provides a full range of residential property services and we pride ourselves on delivering a professional and personal service at all times.

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