Chalet Balaena for Sale

The whole of Chalet Balaena is now for sale, as the owner, Wink Lorch, needs to downsize. Full details, photographs and panoramic videos can be found on the estate agent’s website along with price details. Built in 1988, the traditional wooden chalet remains in superb condition with a new roof (and extra insulation), done in 2019. It has a large garden, divided between the two residences.

Please contact Wink directly before contacting the agent. Financially, that could be beneficial for both her and the potential buyer and she will be able to answer detailed questions.


The main part of the chalet, on the middle and upper floor, where Wink has been based, includes at driveway level a spectacular living area with a ‘cathedral’ ceiling and fireplace, fabulous views in three directions and access to a large balcony. The living area is open plan to the dining area (seats 10 easily) and fitted kitchen. There is one en-suite double bedroom on the same level and a guest toilet.


Upstairs is a sizeable mezzanine space (can be used a TV area/second living room, and easily accommodates a sofa bed); there are three double bedrooms (one with access to the upper balcony), a good-sized bathroom and a separate WC.


The main part of the chalet has access to a garage and downstairs, a laundry area and a wine cellar. Outside is a large terraced area and gardens. The chalet can be sold fully furnished.

The total building is approximately 225m2. The land area is 1285m2. The chalet is on mains drainage, and heating is electric (with night-time cheaper rate available), with underfloor cables, and supplementary radiators.

See other pages on this website for details of the location and village of Chinaillon, along with full details and photos of the apartment downstairs.

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