“One of the best kept secrets of the Alps, the pretty villages of St Martin de Belleville are a welcome contrast to the purpose-built resorts further up the valley”

Ski Independence magazine, November 2014

We fell head over heels in love with Saint Marcel during our long, exhausting property search starting in 2009. We wanted easy access to great ski-ing, a traditional village location and a genuine mountain building to restore – in preference to any purpose-built resort! Having taken (too) many years to restore the property, we’re now delighted to offer accommodation to couples, families or groups of friends. Along with Bear and Pudsey (our two gentle dogs) we look forward to welcoming you to our home.

Originally built in the mid late 1700’s, the barn was painstakingly constructed from local stone and timber to house cows for dairy produce. A little later, a small house was added so that the family could live adjacent to their herd, benefitting from the heat they produced!

Much of the property’s character remains intact, and we’ve been careful to use timbers, stonework and materials that enhance the building whilst making it work for today’s lifestyle. The ground-up renovation means you can be sure of ample hot water, warm toes, thanks to the underfloor heating and all mod cons!
We refer to The Stone Shed as a ‘Logement de Luxe’ as we want to offer the accommodation and services that suit our range of guests.

  • RENT the entire property, sleeping up to 8 guests in 4 bedrooms.

  • Stay with us on a BED & BREAKFAST basis and enjoy the many eating options in the locale.

Whatever your preference, at The Stone Shed you’ll find an inviting home-away-from-home.


The well-equipped kitchen includes a range cooker, larder-style fridge/freezer and a must-have Nespresso coffee machine. In the hallway, you’ll find a handy boot/glove dryer.


Our spacious open-plan lounge is a place to stay ‘connected’ via our super-fast satellite internet, catch-up with news or sport on the UK TV, watch a movie or play a game.