Building a house in the French Alps, that seemed like a good idea to us. We had renovated a Maison du Village, next step, design from scratch, and build.
We were very lucky, because in 2004 we found our place in the hamlet of Belleville, near the listed village of Hauteluce, Savoie. And since then the ski infrastructure has developed around us.
We had found the suitable place to have a holiday business, to raise our young children, with access to sports in the mountains.
Climbing, skiing, hiking, mountain-biking, running, even moto-cross!
When we went to Hauteluce to see it for the first time, we loved it - forests, mountains, space, nature, individual farm estates. In close proximity of Mont Blanc. We were both immediately sold.
In this valley top of Hauteluce, where agriculture and tourism work together as local policy, we were able to build a large house that we have rented out since 2018 for weekly holidays.
Our lives have always revolved around houses and buildings. My family lived in a Grade 1 listed home, Mike's family had restored them.
Being amongst the local culture (hunting, fishing, dairy, eco-tourism), you witness a vibrant and friendly community.
It is very satisfying to see how easily guests relax here, just as we enjoy it.
Buying Chalet Runca meant that it has become our home and home to our guests too, with year round weekly rental in independent units. You can be assured of home comforts as the base of your holiday.