Homes with al­ti­tude!

With our eyes on the sum­mit, we look for prop­er­ties in the moun­tains

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Home to France’s high­est moun­tain – Mont Blanc at 4,808m – the Alps are the ul­ti­mate play­ground for year-round out­door ac­tiv­i­ties. I’d en­joy re­lax­ing too at this lovely three-bed­room chalet with gar­den in the pop­u­lar vil­lage of Bernex. I could sit for hours on the raised ter­race gaz­ing at those views with a mug of choco­lat chaud or glass of wine. Priced at €395,000 and built in 1988, the chalet has an open-plan kitchen, din­ing and liv­ing area, with doors onto a sunny bal­cony. Ref: 454975 Karen Tait, Ed­i­tor I’m not a skier my­self but in terms of an in­vest­ment prop­erty, I think a ski pad in the Alps is a pretty safe bet. This at­trac­tive two-bed­room du­plex apart­ment is in the cen­tre of Bourg St-mau­rice, mean­ing it is eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble from the UK via the Eurostar ski trains. The Par­adiski ski area is on the doorstep and there are plenty of sum­mer ac­tiv­i­ties, so I shouldn’t have any prob­lems rent­ing this apart­ment out to hol­i­day­mak­ers all year. Ref: 451088 Emma Rawle, Dig­i­tal Ed­i­tor Some­times I day­dream about run­ning a re­treat for writ­ers and pho­tog­ra­phers in the moun­tains, per­haps with a small­hold­ing, bushcraft school, camp­site, pot­tery stu­dio and... oh ev­ery­thing. And this stun­ning prop­erty set in 138ha of rolling pas­ture and wood­land with awe-in­spir­ing views over the Pyrénées is bet­ter than a dream. The newly ren­o­vated main farm­house has 11 bed­rooms and there are two other small stone dwellings and that stu­pen­dous pool. Now I just need to find €1.6m. Ref: 452243 Ruth Wood, As­sis­tant Ed­i­tor I love hik­ing and climb­ing in the moun­tains, so when I spot­ted this re­stored shep­herd’s house, I couldn’t re­sist. It’s tucked away in the Baron­nies Provençales nat­u­ral re­gional park with gor­geous moun­tain views from its two ter­races. It has two bed­rooms and a big liv­ing room with a wood­burner and a mez­za­nine. I’d def­i­nitely make this my bolt­hole to es­cape from it all in the great out­doors. Ref: 455046 So­phie Gard­ner-roberts, Staff Writer

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