NEW HOLIDAY HOMES CLOSE TO THE ALPINE STATION

Skiers who like to travel to the French Alps on the Ski Train from London have a last chance this season to buy their own holiday home within a few minutes walk of the French railway station which is the hub for coach service links with numerous popular ski resorts.

Skiers who like to travel to the French Alps on the Ski Train from London have a last chance this season to buy their own holiday home within a few minutes walk of the French railway station which is the hub for coach service links with numerous popular ski resorts. They include Tignes, Val d’Isere, la Rosiere, Vallandry and La Plagne. Also nearby is a seven-minute funicular railway to Les Arcs 1600 and the 420 km of pistes of the Paradiski skiing area.

French developer MGM has sold all but 12 of the 45 leaseback apartments it has built at Le Coeur d’Or, a residence de tourisme alongside a new cinema and bowling centre in the small Alpine town of Bourg St Maurice at the heart of the Tarentaise Valley. A swimming pool is already in place within the residence and when work has been completed on new sauna, hammam, massage and other treatment rooms later this year, Le Coeur d’Or will achieve four-star status.

Le Coeur d’Or in Bourg St Maurice

Ready for occupation now, the three- and four-bedroom apartments still available to buy at Le Coeur d’Or start at €216,500 for a three-bedroom duplex apartment. The price excludes VAT which is waived under the leaseback schemes available.

In addition to MGM’s two well-established schemes – lease with guaranteed rental income and four weeks personal use and lease with price reduction and six weeks personal use – the company has launched a special new scheme for buyers at Le Coeur d’Or.

Le Coeur d’Or, which is ideally located for holidays at all times of the year, is managed by CGH (Compagnie de Gestion Hoteliere), part of the MGM Group which enables it to provide a holistic service to embracing the planning, design, construction, sale, maintenance, letting and management of the properties it builds.

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Also available in Bourg St Maurice are apartments at Le Grand Coeur, a new town centre development of apartments for outright purchase within a five-minute walk of Bourg St Maurice railway station. MGM has already sold 23 of the 63 contemporary apartments built within four traditionally-styled chalets which will be ready for occupation at the end of this year.

Finished externally in timber and stone, with interior pine finishes and tiled and parquet floors, each home comes with cellar storage and underground car parking. Most of the apartments have large balconies or terraces with views of the mountains which surround the town. Prices start at €153,000 for a 42 sq m one-bedroom apartment, rising to €415,000 for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home of 90 sq m.

For full details of the properties available from MGM in Bourg St Maurice call 0207 4940706, email london@mgm-immobilier.fr or visit the website www.mgm-constructeur.com

The Ski Train from London to Bourg St Maurice

From now until April 17, 2010, passengers on Eurostar’s Ski Train from London’s St Pancras International and Ashford International can travel direct to Bourg St Maurice at 186mph. The day train offers passengers stunning views from their seats as they travel. Those who opt for the night train arrive bright and early, rested and ready to take on the slopes straight away. For more details visit: http://www.eurostar.com/UK/uk/leisure/destinations/direct_services/ski_train.jsp