La Pleta de Soldeu is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Soldeu is situated at an altitude of 1800m and is a popular centre for visitors to the resort; it has an excellent ski school with multilingual teachers, making it ideal for the beginner, although more experienced skiers will have no difficulty reaching a slope to suit their level of skiing expertise. Soldeu is well supplied with shopping facilities along with a good selection of restaurants and bars, many of which offer live music.
Situated on Andorra’s main through route between Spain and France, Soldeu is easy to reach. Modern development has been sensitive, with new residential complexes constructed in traditional Pyrenees style, in natural materials such as rock, slate and wood, but with high levels of comfort.
La Pleta de Soldeu is a development of apartments offering, studios, one, two and three bedrooms; it is situated just outside the small town of Soldeu and less than 20 kilometres from Andorra's capital, La Vella. La Pleta de Soldeu combines the best of both summer and winter sports - Soldeu's ski slopes extend upwards beyond this development while a golf course is to be constructed just beside. Many other sporting pursuits are available in the neighbourhood, with pony trekking being particularly popular. The La Pleta development is aimed at both permanent residents and short-term visitors - with Barcelona just 200 kilometres away and the French cities of Toulouse and Perpignan even closer, this resort makes a feasible weekend destination for those cities' busy professionals in both winter and summer.
La Pleta de Soldeu's apartment blocks are arranged in descending terraces and are clad in local wood and stone. Their traditional rustic design ensures that the complex blends harmoniously with the natural surroundings and, although the traditional design continues into the apartment interiors, the quality of construction and fittings is anything but rustic. High-tech features abound, from the anti-shock reinforced concrete foundations, via the American Oak parquet floors in main living areas, to the fully fitted kitchens, complete with all the latest electrodomestics and including a washer-dryer and dishwasher. As befits a development above the snow line, the residences in La Pleta de Soldeu are fully insulated, both thermally and acoustically. Double-glazed aluminium windows help keep the centrally heated apartments cosy in winter. Bathroom and kitchen floors are tiled with high-quality glazed clay, non-slip floor tiles, whilst the walls have decorative ceramic tiles. Bathrooms have white porcelain fittings, with built-in marble sinks in master bathrooms. The interior doors are of fine varnished wood, as are the built-in wardrobes and their fittings in each bedroom.
The apartments range in size from 35-m² studios to 122-m² two-bedroom apartments, and all are fully furnished with all living/dining room and bedroom furniture, including curtains and bedding, and living rooms and master bedrooms have both telephone and television-radio connection points with parabolic antenna to ensure good reception. A television set is included in the furnishings package. Add cooking utensils and a few personal touches and the apartments are ready to move into.
La Pleta de Soldeu is set in their own private enclave, with decorative landscaping and lighting, and other attractive features. Parking is in underground communal garages that are reached by fast elevators with automatic doors; each residence has one parking spot and a storeroom and access to the garages is via security controlled automatic doors.
The apartments in La Pleta de Soldeu have attracted interest from both those who plan to use the apartments themselves and investors interested in rental properties. With Andorra’s easy road access from Barcelona and Toulouse and the availability of cheap, plentiful flights, Soldeu and Andorra look set to continue their popularity.
Andorra is also famous for its unspoilt nature. Picturesque valleys nestle at the foot of imposing mountains, creating the ideal place for residence, aimed at those who are interested in living a healthy outdoor life combined with comfort and privacy. To cater for both winter and summer visitors, several resorts have been developed, sensitively constructed to conform with typical Andorran architecture, yet with all modern conveniences. The most popular resort within the Grandvalira complex is Soldeu, a traditional Andorran village surrounded by natural forested mountainside. Within Soldeu itself there are various facilities, including several gastronomic restaurants, supermarkets and shops, numerous bars and cafes, two thermal health and spa centres, riding stables, nature walks and easy access to the slopes of Grandvalira. These slopes rival those of France and Switzerland, with their variety of ski runs served by modern ski lifts and incorporating children's clubs, ski schools and après ski venues. Recent investment in infrastructure, lifts and slope-grooming equipment ensures that both Grandvalira itself and the small town of Soldeu are well placed to manage additional visitors.