Ski property in the Pyrenees; the best of all worlds

It is that time of year when I suddenly start getting lots of enquiries about ski property. The moment it turns cold and photos start appearing of snow in the mountains and ski resorts, thoughts turn to skiing, winter sports, log fires, vin chaud and the idea of a ski chalet or . . . → Read More: Ski property in the Pyrenees; the best of all worlds

The climate in the foothills of the Pyrénées

Often when I tell people that we live in the foothills of the Pyrenees, they tend to assume that we are snowbound for much of the winter. Generally they are amazed to discover that, despite the fact that our village is less than 50 kilometres from the nearest ski resort, we actually . . . → Read More: The climate in the foothills of the Pyrénées

Prime ski property in the Pyrénées

Despite the current malaise in the French economy, the ski property market is bucking the trend and the demand for mountain chalets, apartments and barns in and around French ski resorts remains strong.

I just saw some truly eye watering figures for the price of property in the French Alps; apparently in . . . → Read More: Prime ski property in the Pyrénées

Christmas in the foothills

Christmas in Saint Lizier

Christmas tends to represent a very definite deadline in the property market; sellers want to know that they have sold and can move on in the New Year and buyers want to have completed and preferably be in their new home for Christmas. By mid December, property hunters have other . . . → Read More: Christmas in the foothills