Châtel - Les Portes du Soleil - French Alps
The largest apartment of this new-build project right in the centre of the village, this property for sale in Châtel sits just a few steps away from the famous 15th-century Gothic church, the amenities of the centre and the Super-Châtel ski lift. The property is also just a seven-minute walk to the aqua centre with its state-of-the-art facilities.
Spread across the third and fourth floors, this penthouse is by far the most impressive ski property for sale in this project. Spread over 181 sqm, the apartment boasts five double bedrooms and a spacious and light-filled living room and kitchen of 47 sqm. On the third floor, the living area and two double bedrooms can be found, while three additional bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms can be found on the top floor. With the largest exterior space of this whole project, the penthouse benefits from a 17-sqm balcony on the lower floor accessible from the living room and a large west-facing terrace on the top floor spread over 24 sqm which can be accessed via one of the bedrooms. In addition to all of this, a covered parking space, a cellar and a ski locker also come with the property.
Whilst alpine properties for sale in Châtel can command prices up to €10,000 per sqm, this apartment is priced at €8,300 per sqm, which is very good given the fact that this is a penthouse, the largest apartment in the project in a super central location close to everything. Plus, freehold properties for sale in Châtel are going to become extremely rare in the village due to restrictions to be put in place by the town hall in order to keep up with the growing popularity of Châtel without compromising its timeless charm.
Finally, new-build properties for sale benefit from lower notary fees of just 2% instead of the typical rate of 7-8% which applies resale properties and it will be possible to recuperate 20% VAT from the purchase price if you put the apartment on the rental market, providing that certain conditions are met.
Châtel has recently grown in popularity and now competes with its neighbours of the Portes du Soleil ski domain, Morzine and Les Gets but with much more affordable prices. While being part of one of the biggest ski domains of the world with 650km of pistes, Châtel still retains its authentic village charm and wonderful Savoyard culture.
Attracting more and more international buyers for second homes and investment opportunities, Châtel is not only famous for its ski season, but also for its summer months. A plethora of events and plenty of fun summer activities are available in this dual-season resort such as hiking and taking a ride on Châtel’s famous zip line: Fantasticable.
Thanks to recent investment, Chatel is a resort that is fast realising its potential as one of the most charming, well-positioned villages in the world’s largest interconnected ski area. Located within an hour and a half of Geneva and set at 1,200 metres, it offers access to 2 different sets of slopes, linked to Avoriaz on the French side and M...