Alpe d'Huez - Grand Domaine - French Alps
This is an exciting opportunity to own a new-build ski apartment in Alpe d’Huez in the charming Vieil Alpe area, just steps away from the ski lift, restaurants and shops. Plus, the télécentre which connects the different parts of the resort together is nearby.
Spread across three floors, this apartment for sale spans 98 sqm and features four bedrooms, two of which also benefit from an en-suite bathroom. However, the highlight of the property is its spacious living area of 29 sqm which features access to a balcony with breathtaking views over the Oisans mountains.
A cellar, parking space and ski locker – complete with a boot warmer – are included with the property.
Now is an excellent time to invest in Alpe d’Huez as the resort is undergoing an exciting €185m renovation project which includes a new ski lift which will connect it to the neighbouring Les Deux Alpes ski domain in order to form the third-largest ski domain in the French Alps. With that in mind, properties in Alpe d’Huez will become even more sought-after by tourists and will benefit from strong capital appreciation in the future.
As a new-build property, future owners will benefit from lower notary fees and have the opportunity to recover the 20% VAT on the property price if they decide to rent it out.
Set at 1,860m on a sunny plateau, earning it the nickname ‘l'Île au Soleil’, Alpe d’Huez is part of the Grand Domaine and boasts 250km of high altitude skiing right on its doorstep. With plans to construct a ski lift which will connect the ski resort to Les Deux Alpes, Alpe d’Huez is set to benefit from a further 200km of pistes.
As well as offering superb skiing, the resort hosts a number of events throughout the year such as the winter edition of the Tomorrowland music festival and the International Comedy Film Festival. Thanks to its gruelling uphill climb with 21 challenging hairpin bends, the Tour de France route often passes through Alpe d’Huez too.
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When investing in French property, there is much more to consider than the basics like the location or views. At Athena Advisers we stand out from our competitors. We are the only company with dedicated teams to help our international clients choose, finance, design, furnish and manage their properties on an ongoing basis.
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In addition to organising property viewings from our offices in Paris, Annecy (French Alps) and Cannes, our in-house teams also support clients through every step of the purchase process. We decode the paperwork and contracts and become the bridge between all the different legal and official parties involved in the purchase, guiding our clients through every step of the process.
20% VAT rebate
If the owner of a new property intends to rent it on an ongoing basis when they are not occupying it, Athena can help them reclaim 20% VAT from the purchase price. It will need to be rented furnished, on short term lets, with 3 hotel type services in place e.g. cleaning, laundry, key holding. Athena can provide the full reclamation service subject to conditions and a one-off fee. Interested? Get in touch to find out more.
Mortgage rates in France are currently at all-time lows but obtaining a French Mortgage for a non-resident can have many pitfalls. The experienced and multilingual team at Athena Private Finance, alongside its French-focused sister company, French Private Finance, can help you identify your options and navigate the often stringent French banking system. They can provide a free decision in principle in minutes and thanks to more than 10 years of experience, they can also assist you with insurance, bank accounts and legal & tax advice.
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The Grande-Dame of the Alps, the high-altitude resort of Alpe d’Huez has many claims to fame: It was one of the first villages in France to welcome skiers (as early as 1904), it was also where the beloved button-lift system was first invented, and finally, it boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine a year on its south-facing slopes, earning i...