Posted on 19 May 2012
French developers are reporting strong interest in Ski properties from British buyers. Part of this popularity is due to the fact that the lifestyle offered by ski properties allows them to be used year-round, as during the winter months the skiing is very good, but there are a huge variety of other activities available during the rest of the year.
These activities include dogsledding, and climbing frozen waterfalls during the winter months, while summer activities include white-water rafting, cycling, fishing and walking, and rock climbing, giving such properties wide appeal for the rental market.
In addition purchasers of property in such developments get the chance to integrate with local people, and prices in resorts such as Samoen are frequently a lot lower than other more well-known ski resorts such as Chamonix and Tignes, and can be up to 25% less for comparable properties.
Another huge attraction is the close proximity to Britain, as Geneva airport is only an hour’s drive away, and it’s possible to travel from London in just four hours. However the upper end of the French market is still proving popular, and many buyers are drawn towards the mediaeval religious of Luberon and Les Alpilles, as they are surrounded by vineyards and lavender fields, as well as the region’s mountain range.
France will always be popular with British buyers, and the situation is unlikely to change even with the results of the recent presidential election choosing socialist Francois Hollande.