Luxury new build apartments for sale with amazing mountain views in the French resort of Châtel in the Portes du Soleil.

Chalet Four Seasons

Chatel, Haute-Savoie, France

1 - 5 bed | 1 - 4 bath
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Key details

  • Approx size: 35.83-122 sq m (386-1,313 sq ft)
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • No. floors in building: 3-4
  • Year built: Q2 2018
  • Taxes: Exemption on property tax (2 years)
  • Property Style: Modern, Traditional, Off plan
  • Building type: Apartment, Chalet apartment, Duplex, Off-Plan
  • Foreign ownership: Allowed
  • No. units in building: 38
  • Service Charge: approx €20/sqm/year
  • Stamp duty: 2.5%
  • Orientation: Various

Features

  • Skiing
  • Terrace
  • Private garden
  • Covered parking
  • Lift
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Wooden floors
  • Investment
  • Mountain views
  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Fitted bathroom
  • Ski boot room

Property overview

Luxury new build apartments and duplexes for sale in the French resort of Châtel in the Portes du Soleil, offering amazing mountain views.

Chalet Four Seasons is a new collection of 38 apartments with a choice of studios to 5 bedrooms located in a convenient position just 600 metres from the centre of Châtel in the French Alps.

Châtel is a popular resort for non residents buying property in the Portes du Soleil. Its overall charm, world class skiing and recently improved infrastructure has made it a go-to resort in the Haute-Savoie.

The village has the keenly judged ‘Famille Plus Montagne’ label putting it high on the list of family orientated resorts in the French Alps.

The freehold apartments at Chalet Four Seasons are spread across 4 different buildings, all created with traditional chalet style exteriors. The plot is sloped so all of the buildings have fantastic views down the village and across to the Linga ski area. Every apartment has outside space and even those on the ground floor have wonderful views.

Every property is generously proportioned whether it is a studio or a 5 bedroom apartment and all feature high specification interiors which can be tailored by owners depending on the stage of construction. Prices currently range from €201,695 for a one bedroom apartment to €625,690 inc VAT. Units range in size from 35.83 sqm to 122.00 sqm. There is a choice of parking facilities including outside parking at €5,000; underground parking at €10,000 or an underground garage at €15,000. The apartments will be ready in Q2 2018. 

Lying between Lake Geneva and the Mont Blanc massif, at the heart of the Abondance valley, Châtel is a traditional village whilst adapting to the demands of modern life.

The eagerly awaited new lift system which connects Super-Châtel to the Linga ski area opened on the 31st January 2015. This new infrastructure removes the need to take a car or bus from the centre of Châtel if you want to start skiing at Linga, and therefore allows you to ski over to the Avoriaz and Morzine side of the Portes du Soleil considerably quicker as you will no longer have to pass through the Swiss resorts.

In the Portes du Soleil, just one ski pass is all you’ll need to access the 12 fantastic resorts that make up this truly world class interlinked skiing domain. For downhill skiing enthusiasts, the Portes du Soleil offers no less than 200 lifts and 650 km of pistes of every colour — from black and highly technical slopes for experienced skiers to the original and “tasty” Milka mauve piste, devoted to children and beginners.

A brand new aqua centre opened during summer 2014, bringing the facilities in Châtel up to speed with the French Alp’s most modern resorts. Located in the centre of town, it offers over 2,800 sqm of water and wellness facilities.

Châtel is a true year round resort with comparatively low prices with room for capital growth. It is within 1hour 20 minutes of Geneva International Airport.

 

Regional info

Les Portes du Soleil

In the Portes du Soleil, just one ski pass is all you’ll need to access the 12 fantastic resorts that make up this truly world-class interlinked skiing domain. Châtel, Avoriaz, Morzine, Les Gets, Saint Jean d’Aulps, Montriond, Abondance and la Chapelle d’Abondance on the French side, and Morgins, Torgon, Champoussin, les Crozets and Champéry on the Swiss side. Every single one is waiting for you. 

For downhill skiing enthusiasts, the Portes du Soleil offers no less than 200 lifts and 650 km of pistes of every colour — from black and highly technical slopes for experienced skiers to the original and “tasty” Milka mauve piste, devoted to children and beginners.

Due to recent investment, Châtel is a resort that is fast realising its potential as one of the most charming, well-positioned villages in one of the world’s largest interconnected ski arenas.  Located within an hour and a half of Geneva and set at 1,200 metres above sea level, Châtel offers access to 2 different sets of slopes, linked to Avoriaz on the French side and Morgin in Switzerland. With 1,300 residents and a spacious lay-out, picturesque Châtel has the air of one of the most relaxed resorts in the Alps.

Châtel

Châtel is a resort for the whole family, proven by the fact that it bears the scrupulously-judged “Famille Plus Montagne” label, putting it high in the list of family-orientated resorts in the French Alps. 

The Mouflets day nursery in the village centre is a sight to behold; dressing up, wood cutting, the Milka zone, Piou Piou club and the Jardin des Pitchounes organised by the ski schools, there is so much for little ones to do. 

Of course, the older generations are handsomely catered for too; paragliding and under-water diving are available for those of a more lively disposition. For those of a more peaceful nature, there are waterside discovery trails for getting to know the nature. And what alpine village would be complete without a good choice of après ski — pubs, bowling, bars and restaurants, mountain and a discothèque.

The eagerly awaited new lift system which connects Super-Châtel to the Linga ski area opened on the 31st January 2015. This new infrastructure removes the need to take a car or bus from the centre of Châtel if you want to start skiing at Linga, and therefore allows you to ski over to the Avoriaz and Morzine side of the Portes du Soleil considerably quicker as you will no longer have to pass through the Swiss resorts. 

Recent innovations for the 2016 season saw the opening of a sleek new aquatic centre, combining an in-door and out-door pools with a kids area, sauna, hamman, gym and treatment rooms, and placing Châtel on a level with leading resorts in the Alps.  The season also saw the launch of two new lift systems, opening up a new blue run and enabling skiers to access the French slopes without having to pass through Switzerland.  This minimises the need for cars and buses and is set to have an impact on outlying property.

Despite these upgrades, Châtel remains a vibrant rural town at heart, with over 30 working farms dotted around the vicinity.  The result is a lovely local culture, where a strong selection of locally-grown produce can be sampled at the town’s numerous, traditional restaurants.  Come summer, weekly tastings are held at nearby farms. The summer months also see an influx of fishing enthusiasts and avid hikers, while roebucks are often spotted running through the hills. In the winter, activities include international ski-cross event Le Grand Prix de Châtel, and multiple options for snow-shoeing.

  • Altitude 1,200m
  • Highest lift is 2,466m
  • Vertical drop is 1,100m
  • 650 km of pistes
  • 694 snow making cannons
  • 10 snow parks
  • 2 nursery areas
  • 4 cable cars 
  • 9 gondolas 
  • 81 chair lifts    
  • 102 drags
  • 9 snowparks 
  • 2 cinemas

 

Buyers guide

Why invest in Châtel

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 network, which means the resort is busy throughout both summer and winter, Châtel has a mix of qualities which very few resorts can boast. 

The luxury property market in Châtel

Châtel’s local chalet architecture is unique to the Abondance Valley, with gently sloping roofs and house and stable conversions. Some of the ski chalets in the region are over 300 years old. Close attention to the preservation of the natural surroundings can be felt in the fact electricity and telephone cables have been hidden underground.

Yet despite its many advantages, property for sale in Châtel remains well-priced. Average prices for the best new build property in Châtel range between €6,500 to €8,500 per sqm, which is very low for a mainstream ski area in the French Alps.

In comparison, Méribel can cost between €12,000 to €20,0000, while property in Val d’Isère can reach €24,000 per sqm for ski-in ski-out properties. The neighbouring resort of Les Gets commands circa €8,000/€9,000+ per sqm for well-located, good quality new-builds, while property for sale in Morzine is even higher, reaching €10,000 per sqm.  New build properties here are almost impossible to find. Even though property in these resorts has appreciated sharply in recent years, Châtel has remained something of a secret.

With the new infrastructure investment and a select number of new build apartment and chalet opportunities now available, we expect Châtel prices to be increasing to Les Gets level within the next 5 years.

Ownership Freehold 

Units 38 apartments 

Included Kitchen fully fitted 

Co-ownership charges €20 / sqm / year 

Notary fees 2.5% 

Why invest in Châtel

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 network, which means the resort is busy throughout both summer and winter, Châtel has a mix of qualities which very few resorts can boast. 

The luxury property market in Châtel

Châtel’s local chalet architecture is unique to the Abondance Valley, with gently sloping roofs and house and stable conversions. Some of the ski chalets in the region are over 300 years old. Close attention to the preservation of the natural surroundings can be felt in the fact electricity and telephone cables have been hidden underground.

Yet despite its many advantages, property for sale in Châtel remains well-priced. Average prices for the best new build property in Châtel range between €6,500 to €8,500 per sqm, which is very low for a mainstream ski area in the French Alps.

In comparison, Méribel can cost between €12,000 to €20,0000, while property in Val d’Isère can reach €24,000 per sqm for ski-in ski-out properties. The neighbouring resort of Les Gets commands circa €8,000/€9,000+ per sqm for well-located, good quality new-builds, while property for sale in Morzine is even higher, reaching €10,000 per sqm.  New build properties here are almost impossible to find. Even though property in these resorts has appreciated sharply in recent years, Châtel has remained something of a secret.

With the new infrastructure investment and a select number of new build apartment and chalet opportunities now available, we expect Châtel prices to be increasing to Les Gets level within the next 5 years.

Ownership Freehold 

Units 52 apartments 

Included Kitchen and bathroom fully fitted 

Co-ownership charges €20 / sqm / year 

Notary fees 2.5% 

Property tax:

  • 1 bedroom: €479 to €603
  • 2 bedrooms: €587 to €742
  • Exempt for the first two years

 

Council tax:

  • 1 bedroom: from €480
  • 2 bedrooms: from €587

 

Delivery date Q2 2018 

Mortgages Up to 80% loan to value available

 

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