There’s no doubt that Covid-19 has had a major impact on the housing market – including the ski market, with French ski resorts closed for the festive period.
Despite the challenges of 2020, Erna Low Property is reporting strong demand for ski homes, boosted by virtual viewings, ‘workcations’ and more.
We reproduce its top three properties for sale below.
Residence l’Estellan – Les Carroz
Positioned at the foot of the Grand Massif slopes, just 150m from the Kedeuze gondola, Residence l'Estellan is a new boutique collection of 15 large classic freehold apartments. The development ranges from 2 to 4-bedroom apartments with south-facing balconies. Prices start from €474,500.
Le Diamant des Cimes – La Rosiere
Completing this year, Le Diamant des Cimes in La Rosiere, with skiing over to La Thuile in Italy, is built in a traditional Savoyard style. It boasts locally sourced stone, wrought wooden structure and balconies. It offers 2 to 4-bedroom classic freehold apartments, with prices starting from €510,000.
Le Ruitor – Sainte Foy
Le Ruitor comprises ideal ‘bolthole’ apartments. With pool and spa facilities, the development offers an ‘authentic alpine lifestyle’, with access to some of the Alps’ most famous resorts. With over 45km of skiing from your doorstep, you’ll also be able to enjoy Tignes (Espace Killy), a 10-minute drive to Les Brevieres ski lifts and 425km of connected piste.
Andrew Scatchard, sales manager of Erna Low Property, comments: “With an ever-challenging situation in the global economy, the resilience of Erna Low Property’s new and existing enquiries has been an encouraging light at the end of the tunnel.”
“Plenty of buyers are either moving ahead as planned or getting their ducks in a row for February inspection trips. With our new Pierre & Vacances resale partnership, many clients are reassured by the guaranteed returns, and super prime locations.”
He says: “With interest rates at an all-time low (some clients achieving 1.2% fixed for 20 years) now really is a superb time to invest in your dream mountain home.”