Mountain Base is a French registered British estate agency offering property for sale in the Chamonix Valley. By focusing exclusively on property in the Chamonix area, we are able to provide a specialised and personal service to sellers and buyers alike.
How we can help…
Finding the perfect property takes time, a luxury not available to the majority of aspiring buyers. Add to this the daunting and often complex prospect of buying in a foreign country and an unfamiliar market, then Mountain Base can provide the local expertise necessary to ease away the anxieties and find the right property for you.
As a fully independent British estate agency operating in France, we make the link between English-speaking buyers and the local Chamonix property market, whether you’re looking for a budget studio, apartment, luxury chalet or plot of land.Why Us?
We live and work in Chamonix itself and concentrate purely on the property market here. This has allowed us to get deeply involved in the market and build a working relationship with local agents, builders, architects and notaires.
We also operate a thriving rental business so couldn’t be better placed to offer sound investment advice on potential purchases and income returns. We are a one-stop shop for all your needs and work only with the best partners the Chamonix Valley has to offer.
Andy SYMINGTON – Director
Andy qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1996 whilst working at a niche investment practice in London’s West End. Gaining wide experience in the property profession with a focus on commercial investment, Andy moved to a larger practice, Nelson Bakewell, in 1999. Here he worked on the £300m takeover of MEPC, as well as the active management of GE’s Property Investment Portfolio. In 2001, he moved to Edinburgh to join the Asset Management team at RBS, working on the Core Property Strategies in London and Bristol with a pivotal role in the £290m acquisition of Brindley place in Birmingham. He moved to Chamonix in 2004 where he lives with his wife and 2 sons.
Matt EDELSTEN – Director
Matt has worked in London’s West End in commercial valuation and investment at national surveying firm, Lambert Smith Hampton. Qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 1997, Matt concentrated on commercial investment throughout the UK, with a focus on retail and industrial property. Matt moved to Nelson Bakewell in 1999, specialising in commercial investment agency, becoming an Associate Director in 2001. In 2004, he decided to mix his property knowledge with his love of the mountains by moving to France to etablish Mountain Base with Andy. As well as juggling business and family, he loves to ski, play tennis and cycle. Matt lives with his wife, Charlotte and two young sons.
France tel: +33(0)4 80 96 50 01
UK tel: +44(0)20 3773 5678