Via Knight Frank

Ever fancied running your own alpine restaurant? Now could be your chance…

Les Vieilles Luges sits within Les Houches ski area of Chamonix Mont-Blanc in the French Alps. It’s currently trading as a family-run restaurant, with its own self-contained, two-bedroom apartment, but is looking for new custodians to take it on as a commercial opportunity – or redevelop it as a private home.

On the market via Knight Frank for €1.25m, the traditional 170 sq m chalet is surrounded by trees, and is set 50 metres from the Aillouds piste. During winter, the restaurant – which is accessible only via foot or skis – is popular with skiers seeking to warm up over vin chaud and traditional French dishes, while in summer the area is a draw for hikers.

Les Vieilles Luges
Via Knight Frank

According to the estate agent, there’s opportunity to expand the current business with private events and the creation of guest accommodation in the form of igloo pods. Those with more domestic aspirations can realise them by giving the rustic chalet’s four reception rooms, kitchen, and two-bedrooms a refresh.

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Commissioning editor at The Spaces.

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