Pearl of the Alps

Sonnegg Lodge ebrochure - Claremont Prime

SAAS-FEE, SWITZERLANDPearl of the AlpsSeven stunning apartments in this beautiful snow-sure Alpine village at 1800m


Claremont Prime Limited and Swissbased Alpine Prime GmbH aredelighted to release Sonnegg Lodge- just seven high–specificationSecond-Home (Zweitwohnung)apartments located in the heartof Saas-Fee and close to the newCable Car Station.Sonnegg Lodge has beenmeticulously planned and designedto combine the charm and warmth ofthis snow-sure alpine ski village withthe best of contemporary moderndesign.


Known as ‘The Pearl of the Alps’ Saas-Fee is an Alpine village of great charmand character. Nestled on a plateauat 1800 metres, the village is car free,snow-sure and surrounded on allsides by the most spectacular sceneryfound anywhere in the Swiss Alps. Itis the sister resort of Zermatt but issignificantly less expensive with theenviable reputation as a resort where‘the Swiss prefer to Ski’.Saas-Fee currently has 22 lifts,including 3 cable cars, 1 funicularrailway (Metro Alpin), 5 gondolas (1dedicated to walkers), 2 chairlifts, plussurface lifts (draglifts). The ski run hasa vertical drop of 1,800 m (5,906 ft), atop elevation of 3,550 m (11,647 ft) andcovers over 100 km (30 km beginner,45 km intermediate, 25 km advanced).Further pistes are planned.Saas-Fee has a wealth of off-slopeactivities and boasts a vibrant aprèsski scene. There are over 50 bars andrestaurants, numerous nightclubs anda cinema. For the non-skier there is anice rink, a sports and leisure complexand many hotels offer extensive healthand wellness facilities. Overall, Saas-Fee is a friendly well equipped villageand has much to offer the visitor allyear round.


Saas-Fee is a true two-seasonresort. As well as year-round glacierskiing up to 3,600 metres the villageoffers a wealth of more traditionalsummer pursuits - tennis, golf,rock-climbing, paraponting, canyonwalking, mountain hiking, glacierand mountain biking plus countlessscenic walks - all set against a backdrop of the most stunning mountainscenery.Within easy reach are Zermatt,historic Brig, the Italian Lakes, Milanand even Venice.Alternatively, simply relax and rechargein a completely pollutionfreealpine paradise.


Sonnegg Lodge (‘sunny corner’)is the complete redevelopment oftwo established chalet buildings indowntown Saas-Fee creating sevenstunning new apartments:Sonnegg Lodge I – 4 lateralapartmentsSonnegg Lodge II – 3 duplexapartmentsEach apartment benefits from agenerous balcony or terrace witha high-specification throughoutincluding fully fitted Poggenpohlkitchens, Miele appliances, stoneworktops, luxury bathrooms, underfloorheating and contemporarywood burners. If they wish ownerswill get the chance to enhanceand personalise their apartments.(subject to building timescales)Sonnegg Lodge has a privatelandscaped courtyard gardenbetween the lodges and eachapartment has access to acommunal ski locker room.A full management and rentalservice will be available for ownersat Sonnegg Lodge. Currently,comparable apartments in Saas-Fee are achieving up to CHF 10,000per week in high season; even moreif a fully catered option is offered.In keeping with Saas-Fee’s greencredentials and its ‘Energie Stadt’status, Sonnegg Lodge is designedand built to meet the latest Swisslow-energy, CO2 neutral ‘MinergieBuilding Status’. This includes useof a centralised, high efficiencywood pellet heating and HW system,under floor heating throughout,extremely high insulation levels anda controlled warm air system.All should deliver environmentallysensitive buildings with impressivelow running costs for the owners.Download Floor plansDownload Price List

Sonnegg Lodge is designed andfitted-out to ‘best of breed’ standard.A truly world-class project.The use of open space, modernamenities, natural light and viewsis contemporary; the utilisation ofnatural materials, wood burners,exposed beams and traditionalalpine chalet styling is enduringand timeless.It is this fusion of the best of theold and the new that is at the coreof the design and philosophy ofSonnegg Lodge.Sonnegg Lodge II is due forcompletion in Spring 2013. SonneggLodge I is due for completion in mid2014.

SWISS SKI PROPERTY MARKET...In March 2012 a Swiss federal law was passed capping the incidence of Second-Homes to 20%. The proportionof Second-Homes in Saas-Fee is currently 57% therefore this law will severely restrict the building of new homes,making Sonnegg Lodge a very rare commodity. Already, property values in Saas-Fee have risen as a direct result.Saas-Fee is one of the highest established Swiss ski resorts with an excellent snow-sure record.Currently, it also offers arguably the best value and capital growth prospects in the whole of Switzerland.CantonVillageHeight(m)HighestSkiing(m)LiftsSlopesHectaresPistes(km)Glaciers(Skiing)New Build Price (CHFm2)Capitalgrowth (%)over last10 yearsFutureCapitalGrowth2000 2005 2010 min max TrendSaas-Fee Valais 1800 *3600 43 40 *145 6 5000-8000 6000-9000 8,500-14000 40 50 ****Zermatt Valais 1600 3800 74 159 350 21 7000-12000 8000-15000 15000-25000 43 67 **Verbier Valais 1500 3330 161 162 410 0 10000-15000 15000-20000 18000-30000 50 67 **Grindelwald Bern 1034 3000 31 20 110 0 6000-8000 7000-1100 8000-13500 33 69 **St Moritz Graubünden 1500 3300 66 32 350 0 11000-18000 15000-22500 17500-25000 55 39 **Gstaad Bern 1000 3000 104 61 250 0 10000-15000 13500-22500 15000-35000 50 67 *Resorts selected on the basis of comparable skiing experience/ amenity levelNew Build Prices based on location/design/specificationData Source:, manager-magazin 26/2005* Plans recently announced for a new cable car to 3900m plus further high pisted slopes

Saas-Fee has one of the best snowrecords of any resort in Europe.As lower altitude resorts sufferthe relentless effects of climatechange, this snow-security willincreasingly set Saas-Fee apartfrom the competition. Following asurvey of 18,000 skiers, Saas-Feewas awarded ‘Best Ski Resort’ inthe Snow Record category for the2010/11 season.Consequently, Saas-Fee has anextended ski season running frommid-November until late April - atover 23 weeks this is one of thelongest ski seasons in the Alps.Saas-Fee has also recentlyapproved plans for major capitalinvestment in its Cable Car Companyand skiing infrastructure. Theseinclude a new high-speed cable carup to 3,900 metres, creating newpistes, the highest in the Alps, withuninterrupted views of the iconicMatterhorn and the Italian lakesbeyond. This will make it possible tohave a cable car link into the heartof Zermatt in the future.Sonnegg Lodge is just threeminutes’ walk from the new cablecar base station.Getting to Saas-Fee will be quickertoo. Air traffic is set to increase directto Sion (local airport) and Bern andthe opening of the final sections ofthe new Valais motorway will reducedrive time from Geneva markedly.With all this on the horizon, andmore, property values are set to riseas Saas-Fee takes its rightful placeas one the few truly world-class skiresorts in the Alps.No wonder the Telegraph isalready describing Saas-Fee as‘increasingly fashionable’ and a‘mini-Zermatt.


Non-Swiss wishing to buy property in Saas-Fee typically need special permission from the Canton, usually in the form of B Permit. To support buyers of Sonnegg Lodge, Claremont Prime ispartnered with an experienced tax and permit advisor who can, on a fully confidential and bespoke basis, make all the arrangements to secure the relevant permissions. Such arrangementscan often offer both personal and corporate tax advantages beyond the purchase of property in Switzerland.Sonnegg Lodge IDescriptionApartmentm 2Balcony(s)m 2Terracem 2Total aream 2Payment terms:Apartment 14 bed, 3 bath, garden apartment with terrace, Saunaoptional (Hauptwohnung*)161.67 0.00 63.03 224.70Apartment 24 bed, 3 bath, 1st floor apartment with three balconies,Sauna optional (Zweitwohnung*)161.75 34.85 0.00 196.60Apartment 34 bed, 3 bath, 2nd floor apartment with three balconies,Sauna optional (Zweitwohnung*)161.75 34.85 0.00 196.60Penthouse4 bed, 3 bath penthouse apartment with three balconies,Sauna optional (Zweitwohnung*)178.64 34.85 0.00 213.49Share of Freehold (Swiss equivalent)Includes private ski locker (c.3m2)Sonnegg Lodge IIInternal configurations can be adapted to meet client living/ bedroomrequirements (subject to structural loadings and stutus of build)Apartment 13 bed, 3 bath, garden duplex with balcony(Zweitwohnung*)128.05 4.33 28.70 161.08*Zweitwohnung - Full Second-Home status*Hauptwohnung - First-Home statusApartment 23 bed, 2 bath, duplex with terrace and double balconies(Zweitwohnung*)135.56 31.30 9.30 176.16Internal configurations can be adapted to meet client living/ bedroomrequirements (subject to structural loadings)Penthouse4 bed, 4 bath, duplex with triple balconies and privateentrance/stairs (Zweitwohnung*)251.36 25.53 0.00 276.89Full STWE ownership - share of freehold ownershipEach apartment layout can be configured with a Sauna (charged extra)FINANCING YOUR PURCHASE:Claremont Prime works with a number of Swiss banks who wish to support buyers in their purchase at Sonnegg Lodge. At time of writing, Swiss lending terms are the most favourable theyhave been for many years and Claremont Prime would be delighted to make the appropriate introductions to local banks.Claremont Prime is registered in England and Wales. Co number 7197515. Alpine Prime GmbH is registered in Switzerland. Co number CH-600.4.014.179-7. Claremont Prime and Alpine Prime take all reasonable care to ensure that theinformation contained in all of its documentation is accurate. All details provided are for guidance only and any investment models, cost projections, photographs, computer generated images, floor plans, sizes and specification are subject tochanges and only give a general indication of the property. Claremont and Alpine cannot warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the information and expressly disclaim liability for errors or omission therein. It is the responsibilityof the purchaser / investor to take such legal and financial advice as they think fit bearing in mind the nature of the investment or purchase.

Rob LucyManaging DirectorClaremont Prime LimitedM: +44 (0) 7779 638855E: rl@claremontprime.comCharlie BuckDirectorClaremont Prime LimitedM: +44 (0) 7767 302271E: cb@claremontprime.comS t e r l i n g B a r n s , K n o w l e L a n e , C r a n l e i g h , S u r r e y G U 6 8 J PTe l + 4 4 ( 0 ) 1 4 8 3 3 0 0 1 2 3Photography by Margarethe Jaeger,

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