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Best Ski Chalets for Renovation in France in 2020

Renovating a run down ski property could be the best move to make in 2019

Are you in the market for a bargain French ski property?

The words "bargain" and "ski property" rarely sit easily together. At least, not when you're talking about the French ski resorts (The Best Ski Resorts in France for Buying a Property). But a combination of lower prices and the availability of property for renovation has changed the picture. While renovation has been almost done to death in many parts of rural France, it seems that property seekers haven't often considered the option of buying a ski chalet to renovate. With the benefits on offer, that's surprising. There are real bargains to be had!

A French ski chalet to renovate

Depending on how much work you are able to take on, you might choose to renovate a chalet completely or simply spend a little time and money refreshing a property. Total renovation is a lot of hard work, and you will have to budget for the materials and labour, let alone allow the necessary time to have the works completed. But, if you set this against the low purchase prices for these types of properties, you'll see there are huge capital gains to be made. (House Renovations in France.)

Or rejuvenate

If total renovation seems a bit much to take on, you can buy a chalet that needs updating rather than a full rebuild. Most people who are looking for holiday property in the ski resorts want something that's ready to move into. So, they won't look twice at a chalet that's a bit dated and drab. These chalets can sit on the market for a long time with few people taking any interest. So, with a little vision and effort, you could buy such a property at well under the normal market price and make a handsome profit.

Renovating puts some amazing ski properties within your grasp

Unless you've got a very generous amount of cash in the bank, the chances are if you've been looking at buying a ski chalet in the Alps or in any good ski resort in France, you'll have ruled out larger properties. We might dream of a gorgeous Savoyard farmhouse set in a pretty pocket of land, close to the slopes, but realistically, who can afford it? If that's what you've been thinking, think again! Buying to renovate means that you don't have to squeeze your dreams and your family into a tiny apartment.

Capital gains or income flow - or a little of both

Buying a ski property to renovate is a great capital investment. Even during recent hard times for the French property market, well maintained properties in the Alps have held their prices and performed far better than in much of the country. So, it's worth spending a little to gain a lot. There's more than just capital gains to be had after renovating a ski chalet though. If you don't want to sell immediately, you could enjoy years of skiing or summer mountain holidays yourself. Or, you could rent it out to holiday makers and benefit from a really useful income, all the while watching your investment gain value. Makes you wonder why more people haven't cottoned on!

Ski chalets are popular year round

It might be called a ski property, but don't forget that a property in the Alps is likely to be popular in any season. Many ski resorts double as summer resorts and offer a host of activities in all seasons. As spectacular as winter is, with the mountains under a glistening blanket of snow, spring, summer and autumn are equally gorgeous. They appeal to walkers, climbers, mountain bikers, white water enthusiasts and more. So, renovating a ski property enables you to enjoy a lot more than just skiing!

Finding your chalet to renovate with French Property Links

If the idea of renovating a ski chalet has got your blood flowing, there's no better time than now to start looking. French Property Links (FPL) is an internet property portal with plenty to show you. It's easy to find the properties that need renovating too. Just go to the property pages for the department you like, then look for "Properties Needing Renovation" on the left hand side of the page. Click, and browse the photos. You can get more information on the ones that interest you by clicking the "Make Enquiry" button. Happy Browsing! Incidentally, the best chalets currently on the market are listed below, so why not check them out?

 
 

Magnificent farmhouse renovation project with valid building permit
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

Magnificent farmhouse renovation project with valid building permit

530,000 Euros

This outstanding and rare farmhouse renovation project sits on the edge of forest above non-constructible farmland only 2km from the centre of Grand Bornand, a world renowned ski resort due to its’ plethora of ski champions. A building permit for the renovation of the farmhouse into a magnificent 6 bed/5 bathroom chalet has been passed by the local planning department. Plans and costings are available on request.

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Barn to renovate close to Doucy Valmorel - Le Grand Domaine
Rhône-Alpes
Savoie

Barn to renovate close to Doucy Valmorel - Le Grand Domaine

100,000 Euros

This is a large STONE and WOOD BARN in a sunny mountain village close to the DOUCY VALMOREL ski domain. It has a garden and fabulous views of the mountainside. It has easy access to the 3 VALLEYS and PARADISKI.

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Large House To Renovate
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

Large House To Renovate

165,000 Euros

In a hamlet of Lullin, a few minutes from the center of the village, for sale, a large house with high potential for development, ideally located for people wishing to be quiet calm.An annex was built 5 years after the construction of the property, including attics, a double garage and a mazot.

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Savoyard Farm House to Renovate Flumet (73590) Savoie
Rhône-Alpes
Savoie

Savoyard Farm House to Renovate Flumet (73590) Savoie

295,000 Euros

SOLE AGENT - Magnificent Savoyard farm house for sale in Flumet (73590) in Savoie. Hamlet setting in a dominant position, the property just oozes charm and has a ton of potential for the discerning buyer. Views of the surrounding mountains, Mont Blanc, Mont Charvin and Aravis. Ideally located just 1à mins from Megeve and 1hr 15mins from Geneva.

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For sale Typical Savoyard chalet Les Panissats Cohennoz Crest Voland
Rhône-Alpes
Savoie

For sale Typical Savoyard chalet Les Panissats Cohennoz Crest Voland

260,000 Euros

Sale Chalet 2 bedrooms in a quiet area but less than 10 minutes from the ski slopes of Crest Voland (73590) ESPACE DIAMANT. A lot of charm and character for this chalet of about 60m2 which benefits from a breathtaking view of Mont Charvin and the Aravis range. It is composed of a living room - dining room, a kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 shower room - toilets, all in a green setting. Underneath, a very large cellar to store your skis, bicycles, wine bottles, etc.......

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Half a farm to renovate from top to bottom.
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

Half a farm to renovate from top to bottom.

170,000 Euros

Lots of potential. The footprint is 130 m2 with the possibility to create 2 or 3 levels of living space. Situated 5 minutes by car from the skiing and 10 minutes from the village of Les Contamines.

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A characterful renovation project in St Jean d’Aulps, close to the village centre.
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

A characterful renovation project in St Jean d’Aulps, close to the village centre.

225,000 Euros

This renovation project forms one quarter of a much larger old village house. The other three quarters of this characterful property have already been renovated into three individual dwellings, with this quarter as the last piece in the puzzle. The property is currently barely habitable, but if you are a competent DIY-er, it could very quickly be put into liveable condition, allowing you to take your time to carry out the full renovation.

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For Sale 2 Bedrooms Apartment Morzine
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

For Sale 2 Bedrooms Apartment Morzine

211,000 Euros

Located in a beautiful residence, this magnificent apartment has been partly renovated.It has a beautiful view over the village of Morzine and the ski slopes of PLENEY.It is very easy to get to the center of the village or on the ski slopes thanks to the shuttles that stop in front of the residence.

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Studio for sale 24m² St Nicolas la Chapelle (73590)
Rhône-Alpes
Savoie

Studio for sale 24m² St Nicolas la Chapelle (73590)

50,000 Euros

Low price Studio in St Nicolas La Chapelle Beautiful panoramic view of Mont Blanc and the surrounding mountains. It consists of a shower room with toilet; of a room of life with kitchenette giving on a balcony. It has plenty of storage space and also has a small alcove with 1 bed 1 place and 1 bed drawer. A cellar and a ski locker complete this property.

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For Sale House To Renovate Rental Investment
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

For Sale House To Renovate Rental Investment

255,000 Euros

This detached house and nbsp;ideally located between the Lake of Geneva and nbsp;and the Valley d’Aulps mountains of in and nbsp;LE BIOT’s town and nbsp;is particularly suitable for investors with a project of renovation and rental yield.

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Farmhouse To Renovate In Lullin
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

Farmhouse To Renovate In Lullin

199,000 Euros

Farmhouse to renovate in the centre of LullinLullin, heart of the village, authentic 318m² farmhouse including 94m² habitable, it includes :On the ground floor:Entrance, kitchen, cellar, living area, bedroom, toilet, bathroom, boiler room, workshop, smoke room, 50m² stables, pyreOn the first floor : and nbsp;3 bedrooms including one with balcony,

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For Sale Farmhouse Saint Jean D'Aulps
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

For Sale Farmhouse Saint Jean D'Aulps

325,000 Euros

This beautiful semi-detached farmhouse of 85m ² has been partly renovated, it remains 80m ² has been restored to make the and nbsp;house and nbsp;of your dreams.This building has a very large development potential.Ideally located in quiet area, you will be able to benefit from its big terrace and its and nbsp;garden of 750m ².

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Charming Demeure
Midi-Pyrénées
Ariège

Charming Demeure

675,000 Euros

Luxurious seclusion on 8 hectares (no pesticides used) nestled in the hills above a ski and thermal bath historic resort in the Pyrenees. The stylish appointed principal house built in the middle of XIX century, combines historic charm with up to date conveniences in its six bedrooms. In addition there is a guest house, stables, three garages and generous parking for guests. Magnificent view south facing of the surrounding mountains.

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Village House to renovate for sale in Flumet (73590)
Rhône-Alpes
Savoie

Village House to renovate for sale in Flumet (73590)

345,000 Euros

This village house in Flumet (73590) is to be completely renovated. At least 300m² of living space with an enclosed garden, 1 large double garage, a vaulted cellar: it could make a beautiful family home or be divided into apartments. Contact us for a visit. Flumet is a medieval village connected to the Espace Diamant ski area (192kms of pistes). In the heart of Val d'Arly, Savoie Mont Blanc. You are 2 hours from Lyon, 1h15 from Geneva and 10 minutes from Megève.

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For sale 2 bedrooms apartment 67 m² in la Giettaz en Aravis (73590)
Rhône-Alpes
Savoie

For sale 2 bedrooms apartment 67 m² in la Giettaz en Aravis (73590)

150,000 Euros

For sale in the centre of Giettaz (73590), apartment of 67m² composed of an entrance, a living room, a separate kitchen, 2 bedrooms of 9.5m² and 12.2m², a bathroom and a toilet. A large 17m² balcony facing south and a covered underground car park complete this property. It is sold partly furnished.

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