A unique opportunity to buy a brand new luxurious €4.5 million fully-furnished four-bedroom, four-bathroom chalet in Méribel, the French Alpine ski resort as popular in July as January, has come on to the market in time for occupation in the forthcoming ski season.

Chalet Apsara was designed and built by MGM, better-known in the UK for the leaseback apartments it constructs and sells in ski resorts across the region.

The property is designed in a traditional style, combining the use of local timber and stone with state-of-the-art lighting and contemporary bathrooms. Sanitaryware is by French designer Philippe Starck and the latest kitchen appliances are from KitchenAid. Walls are finished in a mix of old timber and stucco with floors featuring granite tiles and grey parquet.

Arranged on three floors – one is a mezzanine – totalling 390 sq metres, the chalet incorporates a fitness room, Jacuzzi and ski store.

Meribel 1Chalet Apsara, the €4.5 million brand new fully-furnished four-bedroom chalet in Méribel available from MGM by CÉDRIC CHOUVET

Underfloor heating is provided by the use of geothermal energy extracted from rocks beneath the property.

Externally a spacious terrace and balcony both provide panoramic views of the Tarentaise Valley. The property includes parking spaces for four cars.

A virtual tour of Chalet Apsara is available at http://youtu.be/Hsbt-XIQ5Wc

For more information call MGM's London office on 0207 4940706, email london@mgm-groupe.com or visit www.mgmfrenchproperties.com

Meribel 2A view of the interior of Chalet Apsara, the new fully-furnished four-bedroom chalet in Méribel available from MGM by CÉDRIC CHOUVET

Background on Méribel:

The ski resort of Méribel, created in the 1950s, is one of the largest of its type in France. Situated in the Tarentaise Valley, it is located at the heart of the world's biggest ski area comprising 600 km of slopes at altitudes up to 3,200 m and suitable for a range of abilities.

In addition to hiking and biking, climbing, canoeing and canyoning are among the range of summer activities on offer in Méribel. Others include golf, paragliding and hot air ballooning.

The nearest airports are at Lyon, two hours by road, and Geneva, a drive of two hours and 15 minutes.

The SNCF railway station at Moutiers is just 18 km from Méribel.

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