Châtel - Les Portes du Soleil - French Alps
Studio - 5
£169,902 - £1.315m
This new-build real estate project of just 22 ski properties for sale in Châtel is nestled right in the centre of this charming alpine village. The famous Gothic Church dating back from the 15th century as well as all the amenities are right on the project’s doorstep. The Super-Châtel ski lift is a mere 250m away and the centre d’O, Châtel large aqua centre is just 10 minutes away.
This former farmhouse and hotel is being transformed into a brand new collection of cleverly designed ski apartments for sale. Inspired by the Savoyard and well-preserved architecture of Châtel, the project made of wood, stone and slate is perfectly integrated into its environment.
Set amongst an amazing mountain scenery, yet at the heart of the village, these ski apartments have been cleverly designed to make the most out of the views: all properties have exterior space in the form of a west-facing balcony or a loggia. A few duplexes have also been created where the living rooms, set on the upper floors, invite the future owner to enjoy fully the views of the village and the valley. All properties come with underground parking, a ski locker and a cellar. Additional parking spaces will also be available on demand at an extra cost.
Whilst Châtel was little known by the public just a few years ago, it has grown into a vibrant resort that now attracts national and international investors looking for a charming and authentic village, yet within a large ski domain. With massive investments in the resort’s infrastructure recently poured into the village, Châtel is now a high-end area that attracts tourists all year round. Whilst the resort’s popularity keeps increasing, the village’s town hall has started putting in place measures to prevent it from losing its timeless charm: the number of available and buildable plots have been reduced and rental restrictions on new builds have been put into place. Therefore, this project represents a rare opportunity within the heart of Châtel as it is free from any rental obligation.
Plus, with an average price of €7,200 per sqm, this project is very well positioned on the Châtel property market especially in such a central location. Less pricey than its neighbours Morzine and les Gets where prices for new-build ski properties are offered at €12,000/sqm, Châtel’s prices can still reach prices up to €10,000 per sqm. Finally, due to their new-build status, these apartments can be rented out in order to recuperate the VAT equivalent to 20% of the price.
Over the past year or so, more and more international buyers are looking towards Châtel for both second home and investment opportunities. As well as being part of the huge Portes de Soleil ski domain with its 650km of pistes, Châtel has a mix of qualities which very few resorts can boast.
An authentic French mountain village, Châtel exudes rustic charm with its traditional Savoyard buildings and wonderful local culture. Whilst the village sees most of its visitors during the ski season, this dual-season resort is active throughout the year thanks to its plethora of events and plenty of fun summer activities 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...