Morzine is Top Pick For a Second Home
Category: Locations > Morzine | 12th Apr, 2017
In a recent article in "A Place in The Sun" magazine, not one BUT two TV presenters of "A Place in the Sun" namechecked the year-round French ski resort as their choice of location for their dream holiday home purchase in 2017.
Jonnie Irwin, recognisable from "A Place in the Sun - Home or Away" as well as "Escape to the Country" enthused "If I could by any overseas property this year, I'd be typing Morzine into aplaceinthesun.com".
Laura Hamilton, also a presenter on "A Place in the Sun" agrees: "I would still say Morzine is a great place to buy. Not the norm of "A Place in the Sun" - most people would probably think it's more of "A Place in the Snow"! - but Morzine is actually a great place in the summer as well as the winter."
So what is it about the French ski resort which is so attractive to both of these property experts? Where do we start?!
As the premier ski resort in the Portes du Soleil, Morzine links into an expansive ski area of over 650kms of pistes, with great skiing and snowboarding for all levels. A point both presenters picked up on, is that it is a great place to visit in the summer as well as the winter.
The ski lifts also open in the summer months, for mountain biking and high altitude hiking. Road bikers can test their stamina on various mountain cols, such as the Col de Joux-Plane, which featured in the 2016 Tour de France and links Morzine (in summer) to the 12th Century resort of Samoens.
Another advantage of Morzine, over Savoie resorts such as Meribel and Tignes, is that it is easy to reach. At just over an hour's drive from Geneva airport it is a good choice for ski weekenders - there are good and regular flight connections from the UK all year.
On value, ski property prices still compare favourably to other blue chip French ski resorts, such as Courchevel or Val d'Isere - Laura Hamilton sees Morzine as a location to watch investment-wise. Search our selection of apartments and chalets for sale in Morzine to find your dream ski home.
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