Annecy, known by many as the Venice of The Alps, is the capital of the Haute-Savoie and perfectly positioned, linking Geneva with the French Alps. The city is architecturally exquisite, with charming canals and small bridges and wonderful houses with colourful facades. There is an abundance of gastronomic delights, boutique shops and bars to enjoy, while walking through the cobbled streets of the town centre.
In addition to the cultural offerings, Annecy is a hotbed for sporting activities with a wide range of water sports available on the lake, which is one of the largest and most beautiful in France. There are several 18 hole golf courses around the lake and snow sports are possible within 30km in La Clusaz, while the prime resorts of Chamonix, Courchevel and Megève all within 90km. For those who are outdoor enthusiasts, winter or summer, there can be few more appealing places.
Annecy occupies a highly accessible location within central Europe. Major cities such as Milan, Paris, London, Munich and Barcelona are one hour’s flight from Geneva International Airport, which is just 42km from Annecy centre.
Rare opportunity to acquire one of the finest villa estates on Lake Annecy.
Au Coeur du Mont Veyrier is an exquisite luxury villa estate on the eastern side of Lake Annecy. The property occupies a substantial, elevated plot of 18,738m2 and is comprised of two luxurious and completely renovated residences and a wellness and entertainment centre, complete with indoor swimming pool. With the Mont Veyrier mountain in the backdrop, the property stands in a commanding position with panoramic, westerly views across the beautifully clear waters towards the mountains. Within 6km of the vibrant and historical Annecy centre, the estate is situated on the Eastern side of the lake and enjoys a very private and secluded position. The current owners have undergone extensive refurbishment works over the past four years, to create a home with ultimate luxury and wellness as the focus.
The main residence, which totals 613 m2, has five en-suite bedrooms, including one remarkable penthouse suite of 114 m2 with private lift access and a balcony with magnificent lake views. An extraordinary open-plan living, dining and Bulthaup designer kitchen area, with doors leading to a terrace, makes for the perfect entertaining space. Accommodation includes an additional kitchen, office, library and an independent studio apartment for staff.
The luxurious secondary residence of 390 m2 has been designed to provide guests with the utmost comfort. All four bedrooms are en-suite and the fabulous entertaining space includes a designer wood-burning fireplace and bar. Exposed wooden beams in the living area create a traditional feel, while the internal décor provides a chic and elegant finish. The residences are currently separate, however a corridor that interlinks the two villas and wellness area could easily be opened.
Directly accessed from the main residence, the extensive wellness and entertainment centre creates a uniquely relaxing spa-style environment. Facilities include an indoor heated pool, sauna, fully equipped gym with air conditioning, home cinema, bar and games room. Overlooking the pool is a fantastic summer kitchen and raised terrace area, equipped with Braai BBQ; the perfect spot to enjoy the breath-taking views of Lake Annecy and the mountains beyond.
Approached via a private driveway with automatic gates, the estate includes beautifully landscaped gardens, four closed garages, underfloor heating throughout and authorisation for helicopter landings.
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