There are numerous reasons why people consider buying property in Switzerland. It is arguably the world’s ultimate ‘safe haven’ offering political, legal and economic stability as well as the stable Swiss franc, a traditional store of value.
Add in Switzerland’s high quality of life, low crime rates, low taxes, outstanding construction, superior education and medical facilities and it is not hard to understand why a Swiss property is such a desirable asset.
The second largest canton in Switzerland and bordering France and Italy, Valais is home to Switzerland’s highest peaks and numerous glaciers. The canton stretches along the path of the river Rhone from its glacier source high up in the German-speaking region down to the valley floor where the language changes to French. Steep vineyards stretch up both sides of the mountain ranges and fruit orchards abound before the river dog-legs north into Lake Geneva.
The result of this particular topography is that Valais enjoys the driest climate and lowest rainfall of the entire country. It is famous for its 300 days of sunshine per year and the Mediterranean clarity of its skies, the quality of its wines and its mountain lakes and snow-capped peaks.
The region is the perfect place to buy a second home, offering 2600km of ski runs in winter and numerous summer activities. It also offers some of the most reputed international schools, low property purchase costs, the lowest mortgage rates in the world, as well as zero inheritance tax – all important considerations for our international clients.
Alpine Property Search and Swiss Alps Properties are proud partners offering our clients the opportunity to enjoy a Swiss lifestyle via a range of desirable properties in some of Switzerland’s most famous ski resorts including the Four Valleys, Europe’s second largest ski area comprising 410km of pistes linking the resorts of Verbier, La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, Crans Montana and Villars, in the neighbouring canton of Vaud. All of these resorts are within two hours of Geneva airport.
Based in the UK and in Valais we have an intimate local knowledge of these resorts and would be delighted to show you why we bought here and love living here. You can find us at
David Bhagat (UK +44 7584 357007); Claire Deedman (Switzerland +41 76 342 09 65);
Andre Premat, Swiss Alps Properties (France +33 7683 30913)