WITH snow holidays up there with sun holidays in the popularity stakes, there will be great interest in an apartment scheme nestling in a typical French alpine village.

Les Balcons de Mont Charvin is situated in the Crest-Voland Cohennoz resort, a traditional area dotted with wooden chalets and old-style farms.

Skiers of all abilities are well catered for in the village with 28 marked pistes, 14 ski lifts and two chair lifts, while the resort is also linked to the Espace Cristal with over 50 miles of pistes.

The Les Balcons de Mont Charvin residence comprises 35 apartments, either onebed or three-bed duplex, each with balcony or terrace and with panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains and slopes nearby. The property is designed in traditional alpine style and will include a heated swimming pool, gym and sauna.

Situated 40 miles from Geneva airport, nine miles from Megeve, five miles from Les Saisies and a short drive from Albertville and Sallances, the development is being marketed through Gunne New Homes Overseas with a nine-year leaseback arrangement with a management company.

They are quoting a guaranteed net rental income ranging between 4.8% to 5.3%. Completion is expected at the end of 2005. The apartments are priced from 113,000 (net of VAT ) .

Price: from 113,000 Agent: Gunne New Homes Overseas (01 618 5744) www. gunne. ie