Buy a house in Pyrenees
Most skiing or outdoor sports enthusiasts know all about the Pyrenees region and its mountain range that separates Spain from France. In fact, there are many people who dream of buying a property there. This is definitely an option that has a wide variety of advantages associated with it, especially if the property is purchased in Andorra, Cerdanya and Baqueira. Here we will try to explain all about these areas.
The main advantages of buying a house in the Pyrenees
The first thing you should know is that if you opt to buy a home in Andorra, you can enjoy a much more relaxed tax regime than within the national territory or France. In fact, the buyer only has to pay the notary fees, which generally range between €600 and €1300. To this fee we must add 0.1% of the sale price of the house.
In addition, we must add a further 2% for City Hall tax and another 2% for Patrimonial Transfer Tax. Regarding the latter, it must be said that the majority of Spanish autonomous communities have a fixed tax rate of between 4 and 8%, so there are savings to be had. As if that were not enough, the valuation system in Andorra is private so if the value of the property is higher than the asking price, the buyer only pays the price that's confirmed in the contract.
However, many people are reluctant to buy a home in the Pyrenees or in another country such as Andorra. For them, Baqueira, which is located in Catalonia, is a much more attractive option. Also, considering that it has one of the most famous ski resorts in Europe, it is a dream come true for fans of this sport.
In addition, skiing is an up and coming sport that is generally associated with luxury. This is why more and more people buy houses in the vicinity of Baqueira Beret ski station as a holiday home investment so that they can rent out their property at certain times of the year when they are not using it themselves. In this way, it is possible to make significant profits.
The last option that we want to refer to is Cerdanya, which shares its territory between Catalonia and France and it offers the same advantages as Baqueira in terms of buying houses. So if you are thinking of buying a property in this region, you should also consider Cerdanya.
Now we are going to show you the most exclusive properties in these three areas. If you are interested in one of them, please fill out this form:
Cerdanya has always been associated with the most exclusive holiday homes. To give you a better idea, it is enough to just take a walk around the Puigcerdà Lake and observe the Quintas or summer villas that were built in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These properties originate from the Catalan cultural renaissance period in which notable figures, writers, poets, artists and politicians visited the area. This parameter is conserved today both by the privileged place in which these villas are located and by the splendid offer of the highest quality houses and flats.
Now we will show you the most outstanding properties in Cerdanya:
Property 1 - House in Fontanals de Cerdanya
This is a fantastic townhouse in La Coma de Queixans that shares a large communal garden with views of the mountains. On the ground floor the house has a spacious living room with fireplace and direct access to the porch and garden, a practical and modern kitchen, a toilet and a suite room with access to the garden. On the first floor we can find a cosy and oprn living room, two double bedrooms and a bathroom. The house also has a multipurpose room, kitchen and a wine cellar in the basement.
Property 2 - Traditional and high quality Villa in Puigcerdà
This manor house is part of the aristocratic summer colony of Puigcerdà and built at the end of the 19th century. It has been partially renovated and ideal for a large family who are enthusiastic about the idea of restoring the architecture of the time. Located in Puigcerdà Lake, the villa has a large outdoor area that's perfect for socialising with access to an impressive summer porch and the large garden that gives privacy in the centre of town. It has a bright living room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen and laundry area on the ground floor. On the first floor there are five double bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Property 3 - House with views in Bellver de Cerdanya
A magnificent detached house with large sunny garden, views towards the mountains and in excellent location in Bellver. The huge living room has a large fireplace, large windows and direct access to the porch and garden. Also on the ground floor there is a spacious kitchen with dining area, laundry room with access to the garden and a huge suite room. The first floor has a suite room with access to a terrace with views, three bedrooms, a bathroom and a living room. The house has a garage for two vehicles, storage room, laundry room, utility room, multipurpose room and a wine cellar.
More and more people want to invest in Andorran properties. There are many reasons for this. Some are interested in the competitive taxes that have always been associated with this country. Others are interested in getting involved with one of the safest banking systems in the world. As the GDP of this region is well above that associated with the European Union (€ 33,000 compared to € 21,000), those seeking to move here will not be disappointed in terms of their standard of living.
We will now highlight some of the most exclusive properties in Andorra:
Property 1 - An outstanding duplex
In one of the most romantic surroundings of Andorra at the foot of the slopes of GrandValira, we can find this breathtaking mountain flat in the beautiful Pleta del Tarter. The typical building materials used for the construction are: wood, stone, slate on the roofs. The property is surrounded by nature with hundred-year-old pine trees.
Property 2 - A Magnificently bright and airy house
Very close to the ski slopes of Vallnord-Pal and in the heart of Pal, one of the best preserved Romanesque villages in the entire Pyrenees, we can find this magnificent property distributed on three floors in a privileged location thanks to its views and the amount of sunshine it benefits from. On the ground floor there is a large garage that's easily accessible for 3 large vehicles.
On the first floor, all the rooms are spacious and bright. There are also large windows in all the rooms, a garage, a fully equipped and very functional kitchen with a lot of work space and a small dining area inside, a perfectly differentiated living-dining room; from the dining area we can access a beautiful terrace where we will enjoy the spectacular landscapes of the valley all in one place. Separated by a couple of steps away is the living room where the main focal point is the impressive fireplace.
Property 3 - Property in the centre of la Massana
This is an excellent duplex located in the quietest part of La Massana centre, close to many schools and boasts great views across the La Massana and Casamanya valley.
Totally renovated in 2014, this property is divided into two well differentiated floors: the day area on the top floor with a minimalist decor where the living room and kitchen are open plan thanks to the excellent interior design and, where the main focal point is the Bulthaup kitchen, made with materials such as laminate, aluminum, wood and integrated with Neff and Gaggenau appliances. The wrought iron fireplace separates the living room from the stairs that lead to the bedrooms and the high ceiling gives a feeling of more space and brightness.
Baqueira has been changing over the years to a very specific client profile. These are people with high purchasing power who, in addition to practicing sports, want to enjoy the highest luxury in the mountains. Therefore, Baqueira offers the premium customer a large number of possibilities. Baqueira is a unique destination to feel the snow with the 5 senses, to learn and experience, so that the holidays and the days of relaxation and adventure are unforgettable. It is an ideal destination since it is complete for athletes and tourists who come to enjoy the winter season. To all this we must add the gastronomic offer, which is wide and varied.
Here are some outstanding properties in Baqueira:
Property 01 - House at the foot of the Baqueira ski track
Located in Nin de Beret urbanisation at 1700 just a few metres from the Tanau chair lift. It consists of a living area of 190 sqm spread over four floors. This house also offers 80 sqm of terrace with views of the ski slopes of Baqueira Beret.
On the ground floor we can find a large living room perfectly decorated with an open American kitchen, a courtesy bathroom and direct access to the garden. On the upper floor there are 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and on the top floor we can find a large attic room with an en suite bathroom. The house has its own garage for two vehicles and a laundry area on the same floor.
Property 02 - Fantastic rustic house
Its 390 sqm are divided into 3 floors. On the ground floor there is a large living room with fireplace. On the same floor, we have the semi-open kitchen and inside it there is a laundry room and another pantry room. Both from the living room and from the kitchen you can access a terrace of about 180 sqm.
On the upper floor we can find 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms. One of which has an en suite bathroom. From two of the rooms you can access a balcony with extensive views of nature. On the third and last floor we can find a fantastic and cosy double room in the attic.
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Property 3 - Exclusive and private house
There is simply no property comparable to this one in all of the Pyrenees Mountains. It is 20 minutes from the Largest and Most Prestigious Ski Station in Spain and 10 minutes from the heli-port and the capital of the Val d’Aran. It’s nestled in a very small village on the mountain side.
There are a total of 6 baths and 7 bedrooms. Currently set up to sleep 13 comfortably. The main residence has a beautiful open concept plan with a living room, kitchen and dining with huge glass walls overlooking majestic mountains. The master bedroom with spectacular mountain views is large and spacious and has a central open bath.In the 6000m2 / 64583 sq ft garden with astonishing views there is a Handcrafted Tree House for the children. Discretion is a must as this property will only be shown tothose who are serious potential buyers.