€210,000 Les Saisies
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Fantastic investment opportunity for sale in Les Saisies: stylish ski-in/ski-out 1-bedroom apartment in 4* recent development with guaranteed rental income.
- In ski resort
- Ski in, ski out
- Under 200m from the nearest ski lift
- Walking distance to restaurant.
- Walking distance to bar.
Property DescriptionThe apartment is located on the fourth floor of the residence, measuring 34m2, and comprises: - Entrance hall with storage space - Open-plan living/dining area (18m2) with fully-equipped kitchen and glass doors on to balcony (6m2) - One double bedroom (8m2) - Bathroom and separate WC The apartment is sold fully furnished and equipped in a modern, contemporary style. There is a ski locker, storage cave and private underground parking. The development consists of a total 7 buildings and has an onsite leisure complex, including pool, steam room and sauna, as well as numerous amenities such as ski rental shops and a launderette. The development is completely ski-in/ski-out, with both blue and green pistes passing just behind the property. The centre of Les Saisies, with its superb family-friendly attractions such as the Signal leisure centre and the Mountain Twister roller coaster, is just a short walk from the front door. Sitting at the top of the Espace Diamant ski area that also includes the villages of Praz-sur-Arly, Flumet, Notre Dame de Bellecombe and Crest-Voland, Les Saisies is one of the most sought-after resorts in the French Alps and has all the ingredients for the perfect family ski holiday, with reliable snow cover, great views, a modern lift system and a wide range of pistes to suit skiers of all levels. The resort is also renowned for cross-country skiing, and hosted this event as part of the 1992 Winter Olympics. In summer, the lush pastureland surrounding the resort offers plenty of opportunity for hiking and the area has a growing reputation for mountain biking. And of course, not to mention road cycling, with the Tour de France passing through on numerous occasions in recent years. The resort itself has a great selection of friendly restaurants and is within easy reach of Geneva, Chambéry and Lyon Airports. The development is managed by MMV-Terrésens, one of the leading operators in the French ski holiday market. The leaseback scheme offers an attractive rental income that is guaranteed each year, alongside the possibility to use the apartment at a discounted rate, as well as other properties within the MMV Group’s extensive portfolio. The management company pays half the annual maintenance charges for the apartment, leaving the owner with a total bill of around € 700. Beaufort 17km, Megève 23km, Albertville (nearest train station) 30km, Chamonix 55km, Annecy 61km, Chambéry Airport 91km, Geneva Airport 110km, Lyon Airport 169km
Espace Diamant Ski Area
This newly completed ski area is a hit. It brings together some of the prettiest ski resorts in the Alps, and when you’re floating around on the super light snow found in the area there is one word that sums up the experience of skiing this domain – scenery – it’s really pretty, it’s really stunning.
For much of the skiing you are under the watchful eye of Mont Blanc the highest peak in Western Europe, which provides a sensational backdrop to any activity. The snow record for this area is exemplary and opens from mid Dec to late April in spite of being a relatively low area; they call it the Mont Blanc effect. Snow seems to fall here when surrounding resorts are not being so lucky and many a time I’ve been over to find fresh thigh deep powder when all around are praying for snow.
It is made up of five resorts; Crest Voland Cohennoz, Flumet, Hautluce, Notre-dame de Bellecombe, Praz sur Arly and Les Saisies and most of these resorts have their own satellite villages and resorts such as Bisanne 1500 which, whilst it has its own lifts, is classified as part of Les Saisies.
The Espace Diamant has 185kms of marked piste; 31 green runs, 59 blues, 47 red and 11 black, so something for everyone and in addition 4 bordercross trails and 3 snowparks add to the ensemble. Because of the newness of the area the lift system is good and efficient.
This whole area is extremely good for families; it is not for the full on party animals but there is a pleasant vibe in these resorts. In the summer the place is absolutely stunning; incredible vistas and flower meadows take the breath away and it is a great place for all types of mountain adventures whether of the gourmet, relaxing kind or full on adrenalin kind!
Les Saisies Ski Resort
Les Saisies is a stunning ski resort sitting at 1650m in an ideal location between two magnificent areas of Savoie. Lying between two valleys, the Beaufortain and the Val d'Arly, les Saisies is a ski area with breathtaking panoramic views of Mont Blanc which will catch your eye at every turn.
It is also well located from a travel point of view just 30 km from Albertville and about 1hr30 from Geneva airport. In winter, Les Saisies has one of the best snowfall and sunshine records in the Alps. In addition it is part of the Espace Diamant ski area which covers 185 km of slopes and includes 5 resorts: Les Saisies, Crest Volant Cohennoz, Notre Dame de Bellecombe, Flumet and Praz sur Arly.
There is skiing for all and les Saisies is very suited to family skiing. There are lots of powder fields about, which once you get to know the resort, you can hunt out when new snow falls. This is a very welcoming village with traditional wood and stone architecture that in the main blends well with the mountain scenery.
The village is lovely, in particular I like to stop at the boulangerie/patisserie as they really do know how to bake crowd pleasers – the myrtille and almond tarts are fabulous! The village and the resort is aimed at the family skiers and young groups that come to enjoy their skiing, like to socialise but aren’t needful of wild partying.
This resort is about skiing so the evenings are based around good meals, good conversation, having a few drinks then collapsing into bed ready to make the most of your ski day. Of course they have live music and there are bar that keep rocking until the early hours but overall that is not its focus.
There are extensive cross-country ski areas and a wide range of other activities (snowmobiling, paragliding, snowshoeing, torchlight descents, snowkarting, cinema, etc). I like this resort but it is not well known amongst the British which means prices are sensible and properties are more affordable and it has retained its authentic French feel.
DPE : This property does not have a fixed heating system