MOUN­TAIN MAGIC

France is home to some of the world’s most fa­mous ski re­sorts and if you fancy your own pad on the pistes, So­phie Gard­ner-Roberts shares her pick of prop­er­ties for sale in the Alps and Pyrénées

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If you’ve al­ways fan­cied a ski pad, take a look at our pick of six moun­tain prop­er­ties for sale

Iza­ourt Hautes-Pyrénées

1 This semi-de­tached prop­erty has a vast choice of outdoor ac­tiv­i­ties on the doorstep and is close to both a spa re­sort and shop­ping fa­cil­i­ties. It’s only 30 min­utes from the Span­ish bor­der, un­der an hour from Toulouse air­port and a few kilo­me­tres away from ski re­sorts. The house of­fers spa­cious and com­fort­able liv­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion across three lev­els, in­clud­ing two dou­ble bed­rooms and a shower room on the ground floor, a kitchen and a large liv­ing room on the first floor and fam­ily suite in the at­tic. With beau­ti­ful moun­tain views and a pretty gar­den, it would make an ideal hol­i­day home. legget­tfrance.com

Flaine Haute-Savoie

2 Built to cater for an in­creas­ing de­mand for lux­ury res­i­dences in the French ski re­sorts, this four-star ski-in, ski-out res­i­dence is lo­cated at an al­ti­tude of 1,700m, close to both the ski lifts and the cen­tre of the re­sort. The de­vel­op­ment in­cludes 90 apart­ments rang­ing in size from one to three bed­rooms, each with its own ski locker and bal­cony of­fer­ing panoramic views of the val­ley be­low. Fa­cil­i­ties within the res­i­dence in­clude a spa with an in­door heated pool, sauna and Jacuzzi and mas­sage rooms. Own­ers also ben­e­fit from in­door and outdoor park­ing – a rar­ity in this pedes­tri­anised re­sort. leapfrog-prop­er­ties.com

Brides-les-Bains Savoie

3 Lo­cated in the pretty spa town of Brides-les-Bains, this du­plex apart­ment is close to shops and restau­rants and has ex­cel­lent ac­cess to the Trois Val­lées ski do­maine. The lay­out makes the most of the avail­able liv­ing space, which in­cludes a large liv­ing room with south-fac­ing bal­cony, a sep­a­rate kitchen and two dou­ble bed­rooms – one of which is en suite with a shower – and a bath­room. The prop­erty also has a cov­ered park­ing space, a ski locker and a cel­lar. Sit­u­ated on the edge of the Vanoise na­tional park, the town is ap­prox­i­mately two hours from Geneva, Lyon and Greno­ble air­ports. ra-prop­erty-ser­vices.com

St-Lary-Soulan Hautes-Pyrénées

4 Cur­rently run as a hol­i­day chalet, this large prop­erty can sleep up to 18 peo­ple across three floors and of­fers the pos­si­bil­ity to di­vide the ac­com­mo­da­tion into three self-con­tained apart­ments for four to six peo­ple with sep­a­rate en­trances. Built in tra­di­tional Alpine style, the chalet has re­cently been ren­o­vated and taste­fully dec­o­rated through­out. It is con­ve­niently lo­cated just five min­utes from the cable car which pro­vides ac­cess to slopes for all ages and ski­ing abil­i­ties. The prop­erty boasts beau­ti­ful moun­tain views and has a large gar­den and sun ter­race. ski­saint­lary.com

Morzine Haute-Savoie

5 Ideal for keen skiers, this four-bed­room chalet stands at the foot of the Nyon cable car in Morzine, giv­ing you direct ac­cess to the slopes on the Pointe de Nyon moun­tain at an al­ti­tude of 2,019 me­tres. The chalet is in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion and of­fers plenty of liv­ing space, and all of the bed­rooms are en suite so there won’t be any queues for the bath­room when fam­ily and friends come to stay. The hot tub on the ter­race is sure to come in handy at the end of a long day on the slopes too. Morzine is linked to the neigh­bour­ing re­sorts of Avo­riaz, Les Gets and the vast Portes du Soleil ski area. pas­tures­greener.net

Les Gets Haute-Savoie

6 Lo­cated just a short walk away from the cen­tre of the pop­u­lar and pre­served moun­tain vil­lage of Les Gets, this new-build de­vel­op­ment of six prop­er­ties ranges from three-bed­room apart­ments to fourbed­room pent­houses. Each apart­ment will have two pri­vate un­der­ground garages and the res­i­dence it­self is close to shops and ameni­ties, in­clud­ing the free ski bus stop. Although linked to the Portes du Soleil ski re­sorts, Les Gets is a great fam­ily ski re­sort that of­fers a wide range of slopes for every level in win­ter, and of­fers plenty of sum­mer­time ac­tiv­i­ties to en­joy too. Geneva air­port is just 75 min­utes away. wendyshouses.com

€290,000

€99,000

€172,484

€455,000

€1,110,100

€895,000

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