New luxury apartment development in charming Alpine ski resort of Châtel
PUBLISHED: 12:20 21 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:17 21 August 2018
With access to 73 pistes and 61 ski lifts, it’s not hard to see why the resort of Châtel is a skier’s paradise...
Leading French property developer, MGM French Properties, has launched a new development of 15 luxury apartments on the French-Swiss border in the desirable Châtel resort. Nestled in the heart of the picture-perfect resort, La Ferme de Suzanne is bordered by the expansive French-Swiss Portes Du Soleil ski circuit. The collection of one to four-bed apartments are available for outright purchase and boast breath-taking views of both the valley and the village. With prices starting at €355,000 for one bedroom to €730,000 for four bedrooms, the properties range from 51.41m² to a huge 151m² and all residents will benefit from car parking facilities, a ski locker and a private cellar.
La Ferme, which translates as “the farm”, is a nod to Châtel’s rich farming history. The valley is famous for its special breed of Alpine adapted cattle and is very much still a working farming community. The ski-to-the-door residence is ideally positioned at the base of the Barbossine chair lift, in a south facing position which takes full advantage of both the sun and the panoramic views.
The 15 apartments which make up the alpine-style boutique development feature cosy rustic interiors which perfectly complement the pleasant personality of the resort. Designed using the highest quality materials, the apartments are fitted with granite worktop kitchens and bathrooms but left unfurnished for owners to put their own stamp on the place.
Each property has stone tiling and a balcony in addition to a large bay window, flooding the property with light and taking advantage of the spectacular views. The development is an excellent valley retreat with the ensured quality which MGM are renowned for. The exclusive development is available for freehold or purchase outright, giving owners the flexibility and scope to make the place their own, as either a holiday destination or forever home.
The renowned resort of Châtel is conveniently located just 90 minutes from Geneva airport, and is on the French-Swiss Border, allowing residents easy access not only to the stunning French slopes but also to the Swiss resorts of Torgon and Morgins. The area is highly sought-after due to its sun-soaked position and direct access to an extensive number of ski slopes. Despite its prime position, Châtel maintains its village feel, preserving a calm atmosphere which has been relatively uninterrupted by growth in tourism to the area generally. The unspoiled and quintessentially French feel gives this much-loved location a life outside of tourism, a life which transcends seasons to appeal throughout the year.
Ski enthusiasts can enjoy access to 49Km (31 miles) of cross country ski trails for which the broad Châtel Valley provides a splendid backdrop. The entire area comprises of 73 pistes and 61 ski lifts with the lifts above Torgon benefitting from exceptional views of Lake Geneva. The pleasant slopes range in difficulty but ultimately offer exceptional intermediate terrain, approximately a third of slopes are suitable for beginners and rest are intermediate or advanced level terrain. For snowboarders there is a terrain park and boarder cross track.
Richard Deans, Sales Manager at MGM French Properties, commented: “La Ferme de Suzanne is an exceptional addition to the attractive village of Châtel and offers buyers the opportunity to own property in a desirable skiing area. The development is conveniently located in the heart of the resort, perfect for keen skiers and a stone’s throw from a variety of amenities which can be enjoyed after a day on the slopes.
“Châtel has retained its authentic, laid-back personality, much unlike many modern ski resorts, while still offering excellent skiing and summer activities. Buyers will benefit from exceptional quality apartments and the opportunity to reap the rewards of the guaranteed rental income offered in the leaseback scheme.”
The charming village spans the side of the valley and has excellent local amenities including shops, restaurants and bars. The resort is also home to two cinemas, a bowling alley and an ice-skating rink for when you want a break from descending the mountains. Several small spas provide perfect respite and rehabilitation for your aching muscles. In the summer, the valley is luscious and a splendid region to explore on foot or mountain bike.
Pricing (inclusive of covered parking and ski locker):
One-bedroom apartments from €355 000 TTC – 51.41m²
Two-bedroom apartments from €405,000 to €490,000 TTC – 58.25m² to 70.39m²
Three-bedroom apartments from €560,000 TTC – 83.24m²
Four-bedroom apartments from €730,000 to €1,075,000 – 107.76m² to 151.00m²
For further information on La Ferme de Suzanne contact MGM French Properties on Tel: 0207494 0706 or visit www.mgmfrenchproperties.com