Want To Buy A Holiday Home In Northern Areas? This Guide Will Help You


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Summer homes are an essential investment, especially if you are looking to diversify your investment portfolio. It can both be used if you and your family like to travel a lot. During the months when you are not travelling, you can put it up on AirBnB and earn rental income. Either way, if you buy a summer home in northern areas of Pakistan, you’re in for a treat. 

If you have property up north, you no longer have to plan your trip and the logistics as you can simply get up and go. You can set up a home in the picturesque landscape, and decorate the place yourself, stock up your pantry, and always be sure of having a good time at the comfort of your home. 

As the government introduces key reforms in tourism, and the real estate industry also simultaneously expands, there are a number of places where you can invest in the northern areas of Pakistan. In this blog, we give you a list of the best projects for investment.

Buy A Summer Home In Northern Areas Of Pakistan

We bring you projects from the northern areas of Pakistan that are vetted by Zameen.com have been approved by all relevant authorities, and are, therefore, sure to bring in higher capital and rental gains.

Cedar Valley, Kalam

Cedar Valley is located in Swat

Cedar Valley is located in Kalam, Swat, a picturesque landscape that is considered a top tourist destination. It is a project of Samara Construction Group, that aims to elevate people’s lifestyles by accentuating natural surroundings through their unique architectural designs. This project gives you a chance to enjoy and experience Swat, from the comfort of your home. 

The location is perfect for having a holiday home, as it is located at the center of nature’s abundance with breath-taking landscapes, and major roads to ensure maximum accessibility.  This project is located near Royal Regency Hotel, Mall Road Kalam, Swat. From here, you can access the entire Swat Valley; its lush green hills, thick forests, lakes, meadows, and waterfalls which are quintessential of this valley. Other locational benefits include ease of accessibility with:

  • Close proximity to Government School and Hospital Kalam
  • 5-minute before Kalam
  • 5-minute drive from PTDC Hotel Kalam
  • 5-minute drive to Kalam Bazar (Main Mall road)
  • 33 Km distance from CPEC Road
  • 35 km from Mahodand Lake
  • 42 km from Bahrain
  • 99 km from Mingora

The project features studio, 1-bed, and 2-bed apartments that are semi-furnished with these facilities:

  • LED
  • Inverter
  • Curtains/ rugs
  • Mini fridge & microwave oven
  • Coffee table with two chairs
  • Dressing table with chair and hair dryer
  • Sofas
  • Flower vase and paintings

Moreover, the project has a number of facilities and amenities that will add value to your living experience here. These include:

Facilities & Amenities

  • Dedicated parking
  • Restaurant on the ground floor
  • Hi-speed elevators
  • Prayer area
  • Backup power supply
  • Fire security system
  • 24/7 CCTV security cameras
  • Fire escape stairs
  • Play area for kids

These furnishings and facilities mean you are not investing in a house, but building a home from the get-go. You don’t have to think about the furnishings, or dedicate long hours for home interior shopping, as when you choose to live in Cedar Valley apartments, the interior detailing will be done for you already. You just have to invest, and move in when you finish paying your installments.

Cedar Valley Apartments has been approved by Tehsil Municipal Authority (TMA) Bahrain Swat. All properties are available on easy installments spanning over 48 months and guarantee 7% annual rental yield.

Forrest, Nathia Gali

nathia gali forrest apartments
forrest in nathia gali

Nathia Gali is a popular Gali, located in Abbottabad District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. During its summer months, May through August, Nathia Gali’s picturesque landscape is a haven for hikers who have an eye for wildlife and nature in general. Keeping in view of the natural beauty and a need to enable more vacationers, Zesora Builders have introduced the beautiful Forrest in Nathia Gali. This is a nine-storey building nestled in the lush green hills of Nathia Gali that presents an eclectic mix of properties for investment. 

These include: 

  • Presidential Suite
  • Loft
  • Premier Rooms
  • Deluxe Rooms

The properties are specifically-designed for corporate retreats, meetings and team-building exercises. What is even more exciting is that the investors can stay here for free for 21 days a year! 

Moreover, as newer infrastructural projects are introduced, this project is now easily accessible as it is: 

  • Located at walking distance from Jessie’s Nathia Gali
  • 2-minute drive from Nathia Gali Club
  • 3-Minute drive to Lalazar Wildlife Park
  • 4-minute drive to Ayubia National Park
  • 7-minute drive to Dunga Gali
  • 7-minute drive to Sweettooth Mushkpuri
  • 12-minute drive to Miranjani Trek
  • 12-minute drive to Green Spot

Properties here can be bought on a 2.5-year installment plan, with 6% guaranteed rental yield, and 5-10% capital gains annually. A large number of people visit Nathia Gali during the holiday season, which means investment here will be catered to a large footfall. 

Having a holiday home here will offer you much-needed respite from bitter southern summers as well as ease of access to other must-visit destinations in the Galiyat region such as Ayubia National Park, Mushkpuri Top, Miranjani Trek and Thandiani.

While Nathiagali and Kalam are renowned holiday destinations that see a heavy inflow of local as well as international tourists on an annual basis, there are other avenues that are seeing rapid development. Nestled in the mighty Margalla Hills is Pir Sohawa, a revered picnic spot for all those who want to explore Islamabad’s surrounding mountains. This site is abundant in natural beauty which is why a number of real estate developers have chosen Pir Sohawa for new real estate ventures

In Pir Sohawa, two projects by Samara Construction Group—Pine Sunset Apartments and Pine Woods—are worth exploring if you’re looking for a summer home in the northern areas of Pakistan. Let’s explore each.

Pine Sunset Apartments, Islamabad

Pine sunset apartments in pir sohawa
buy a luxurious apartment at pine sunset apartments

What could be better than living in a tall building located against the backdrop of the majestic Margalla Hills? That’s right. Nothing. And this is exactly why you should take a look at Pine Sunset Apartments.

The project comprises a single tower with seven floors and offers luxuriously-designed and 2-bedroom apartments. The altitude at which the project has been developed is 5,300 feet that makes it a great holiday spot to relax in the lush green mountains of Margalla. This is an especially important feature for investors. 

From round-the-clock security and basement car parking to high-speed elevators and 24/7 power back-up, Pine Sunset Apartments has it all. The building also offers access to a swimming pool, indoor games and indoor dining options among other fun activities.

Pine Sunset Apartments are located in the heart of Margalla Hills on Pir Sohawa Road. The road is famous for being home to major attractions such as Damn-e-Koh, Monal Restaurant and Highland Country Club & Resort.

Facilities & Amenities 

In addition to its location, Pine Sunset Apartments offers a wide range of facilities:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Play Area
  • Prayer Area
  • High-speed Elevators
  • 24/7 Power Backup
  • Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Indoor Games
  • 24/7 Security and CCTV Monitoring
  • Laundry Service
  • Basement Car Parking
  • Steam Room, Sauna & Jacuzzi
  • Indoor Dining & Tuck Shop

Those interested in investing at Pine Sunset Apartments in Islamabad can book their space by making a 30% down payment with easy installments spanning upto 36 months.

Pine Woods Resort, Islamabad

pine woods resort offers amazing apartments
pine woods resort in pir sohawa

Pine Woods Resort offers beautifully-designed apartments, nestled in the heart of Makhniyal, which is known for its verdant landscape. This project offers a healthy dose of nature and a serene environment for people to restore inner peace and energize themselves using nature’s batteries. At Pine Woods Resort, the power of fresh air, pines and natural splendor are sure to provide a calm environment for anyone who wants to take a break from their busy daily routine. This is one of the many reasons why Pine Woods is the perfect place to experience and enjoy a luxurious lifestyle. 

Pine Woods Resort has been designed to give a feeling of resort. It is also easily accessible as it is: 

  • Located at Makhniyal, Pir Sohawa Road
  • 3 Kilometers from Proposed IT City
  • 4 Kilometers from Sanghra and Highland Resort
  • 12 Kilometers from Monal
  • 21 Kilometers from Islamabad Zoo
  • 35-minute drive from Islamabad

Facilities & Amenities 

Wondering if you should explore Pine Woods Resort? The following list of amenities and facilities will help you make an informed decision:

  • Kids Play Area
  • Jamia Mosque
  • ATV Track and Walking Track
  • Lift and 24/7 Power backup
  • Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Golf Club
  • Rooftop Restaurant
  • Fire Fighting
  • 24/7 Security Vigilance and CCTV
  • Gym
  • Emergency Exit
  • Basement Car Parking
  • Steam Room Sauna & Jacuzzi
  • Dedicated reception of each building
  • Tuck Shop for each building

At Pine Woods Resort you can choose from studio apartments, 1-bedroom apartments as well as 1 kanal residential land. This project has been approved by TMA Khanpur and projects an average rental yield of 8%, and capital gains of 50-60%. 

These are our top picks for you to buy your holiday home in. If you have any queries, write to us at blog@zameen.com. Also, keep checking Pakistan’s largest property blog, Zameen Blog, for the latest news on Pakistan’s real estate sector.



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