Leading developer MGM French Properties offers its top picks in Chamonix, the ultimate year-round resort in the French Alps
The appeal of Chamonix as both a winter and summer sports mecca is known across the world. A thriving summer destination, the resort continues to grow in popularity and is widely recognised for its unparalleled access to alpine activities. Recording average summer temperatures of 23ºC, the resort draws in visitors from across the globe looking for sunny action packed getaways.
The year-round lift system gives access to high mountain areas around Mont Blanc, whether for skiing, climbing, hiking, mountain biking or horse riding. Each year, the resort hosts a number of international events during the warmer months including the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc, the Marathon du Mont Blanc and the World Climbing Championships.
Leading Alpine developer, MGM French Properties has been successfully building in the Chamonix Valley for over 20 years. Recognising the appeal of the resort as a year-round investment destination, all the developments are located in prime positions within the resort with access to a range of high quality services and amenities. Discussing the appeal of Chamonix, Richard Deans of MGM French Properties commented: “We have found the Chamonix Valley hugely popular with Brits largely due to its awesome reputation as a year- round resort. Our developments in Chamonix are always incredibly popular with sales figures growing year-on-year. 2016 sees the completion of our first five-star residence, offering a host of high calibre facilities and setting a new standard of luxury in the popular resort.”
Below are a handful of MGM properties in the Chamonix Valley:
Chalet Hannah, Chamonix
Offering outright ownership Chalet Hannah is located in the rustic village of Les Tines – a charming hamlet, popular for its listed chapel and close location to the Chamonix golf course. The development comprises six chalet-style two, three and four-bedroom apartments, blending in with the local architecture. The exterior has been designed using a stone and Norse pine façade, with each apartment south-facing, providing views of the Aiguille du Midi. The apartments will be finished to the highest quality, with large bay windows in the spacious living rooms, Italian-style walk-in showers in the bathrooms, black marble worktops and modern appliances in the kitchen, as well as luxury wood parquet flooring throughout. The residences at Chalet Hannah are complete and available for immediate occupation.
Pricing: Apartments at Chalet Hannah are available for outright purchase, with two-bedroom apartments from £468,000 (€610,000).
Le Cristal de Jade, Chamonix
Occupying a prime position in the town, the new development occupies a dominant position at the foot of the infamous Aiguille du Midi lift, Europe’s highest and most spectacular cable car. Whisking visitors up to the peaks of Mont Blanc, the cable car reaches a peak at 3,842 and is open all year round. Cristal de Jade is MGM French Properties’ first five-star residence and the first Résidence de Tourisme* of its kind in Chamonix. Offering owners access to a range of top-class hotel-style services the apartments are also meeting more than 200 stringent criteria to achieve 5* status. The luxury development comprises a collection of four-storey chalets containing 56 apartments from one to four bedrooms. Full completion is expected in December 2016.
Pricing: One-bedroom apartments from £223,959 (€291,667) – NET of VAT via leaseback purchase. Three-bedroom apartments from £431,921 (€562,500) – NET of VAT via leaseback purchase
*Résidence de Tourisme is a listed hosting establishment, which provides a collection of managed ‘turnkey’ rental for tourists. Purchasers of these properties can buy the freehold deeds, but must lease them back to the developer/management company to be rented out for set periods of a year. Leaseback purchasers with MGM French Properties benefit from flexible personal usage at the most desired times of the year, as well as the option to sell the property at any time of their choosing.
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