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19c Farmhouse With Successful Gite Business For Sale

Melle, Deux-Sèvres
Asking Price:
€425,000 Furniture / Fixtures included
Sales Revenue:
€35,000
Cash Flow:
Available on request

Escape "Brexit" into a French business, lovely home, lovely neighbours, friendly Mairie and council.
What more could you ask for?

Brilliant chance to build a new life in SW France and take advantage of the relaxed French lifestyle; the first-class Healthcare system and Reduced tax and National Insurance rates from owning a fully-registered business.

We moved here in 2004 and engaged an architect to manage the conversion of the barns and stables into 3 first-class holiday cottages. We have had a superb time, living off our rental income and latterly supplemented by our old-age pensions. Unfortunately Cherrie had a stroke recently and we now need to retire properly as we can no longer keep up!

You now have a fantastic opportunity to acquire a superb home and a very successful business in the sought after village of Paizay le Tort, near Melle, SW France. Set in 2.5 acres of beautiful French countryside with a trout stream for a boundary and in a quiet cul-de-sac village location.

The business currently consists of three fully furnished & very well equipped gites with a wonderfully spacious farmhouse used as its owner’s main residence. The business has an excellent reputation and has obtained the highly coveted four star award for tourisme under the new National Standard and was one of the first to achieve this status in the whole of the Deux Sevres départment!

This superb property is perfect for a couple who wish to enjoy the French Lifestyle whilst still generating a good income, we have enjoyed it for the last 12 years but are now both over 70 and ready to retire.

In brief the business comprises of…

Gite 1 - La Marinette (Sleeps up to 8)

• 3 bedrooms, 1 ground floor,
• 2 bathrooms 1 ground floor,
• Open plan kitchen
• Dining area / lounge
• Galleried landing
• Furnished Private Patio
• Gas Barbecue
• Rental income from £450 to £1100 per week

Gite 2 - Felicia (Sleeps up to 4)

• 2 bedrooms
• Shower room
• Bathroom
• Downstairs Cloakroom
• Open plan kitchen
• Dining area / lounge
• Furnished Private Patio
• Gas Barbeque
• Rental income from £375 to £800 per week

Gite 3 - Cymbeline (Sleeps up to 4)

• 2 bedrooms
• Shower room
• Bathroom
• Downstairs Cloakroom
• Open plan kitchen
• Dining area / lounge
• Furnished Private Patio
• Gas Barbeque
• Rental income from £375 to £800 per week

All of the gites contain:

• WiFi and RJ45 broadband connections
• English and French TVs
• Full size pyrolytic ovens
• 5-burner Gas Hob
• Microwave
• Extractor Fan
• Dishwasher
• Washing Machine
• Large beds (160x200 double & 90x190 single)
• Wardrobes
• Dressing tables
• Hair-dryers in all bath/shower rooms
• Individual electricity metering
• Bed Linen
• Towels

Games Room / Entertainment Area

• Full size Pool Table
• Full size table tennis table
• Full size table football table
• Children’s Toys
• Bicycles

Private Pool Area (Shared between the three gites)

• Private salt-based 11 x 5 metres GRP moulded pool
• 2m wide non-slip tiled terrace
• Lawned area with sun beds and tables

Main Residence

• 4 Double Bedrooms
• 2 Bathrooms
• Office
• Open Plan Fully-fitted entertaining Kitchen
• Dining Area
• Lounge 5.3m x 7.7m with open log fire
• Downstairs Cloakroom
• Downstairs Kitchen / Utility Room (5.9m x 5.0m)
• Large vegetable garden
• Chicken run
• Bread Oven
• Several garages/outbuildings
• Orchard

The business currently has a healthy order book for the holiday season and a steady income stream from long term bookings.

View our real time Bookings Calendar

There are significant additional opportunities for ancillary revenue including:

• Develop B&B potential
• Welcome packages
• Prepared menu meals
• On-site gym / spa / hot tub
• Arranged sightseeing trips

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity, contact us using the contact seller form below today.

Further information available upon request, please contact seller below for more details.

Property information

Real Estate:

Real Property Included

Living Accommodation:

A traditional Poitevin Longere.

The family house at one end 3,100 sq ft, the gites at the other. It is over 60 metres long!

Standing in around two and a half acres of grounds, with a trout stream for the northern boundary and two road entrances.

Main residence comprises:
• 4 Double Bedrooms
• 2 Bathrooms
• Office
• Open Plan Kitchen
• Dining Area
• Lounge 5.3m x 7.7m with open log fire
• Downstairs Cloakroom
• Downstairs Kitchen / Utility Room (5.9m x 5.0m)
• Wine Store
• Potting Shed

Location:

Quiet cul-de-sac village location, just 5 kms from two busy market towns. Within easy reach of local tourist attractions, beaches and airports.

Premises Details:

A traditional Poitevin Longere 6,450 sq ft.
The family house at one end, the gites at the other. It is over 60 metres long!
Standing in around two and a half acres of grounds, with a river frontage and two road entrances.

Size in square feet:
6,450
Planning Consent:

Permis de construire for developing the grenier.

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

Room to create more Gite or B&B accomodation.
Develop your offering to provide more added-value services, inluding; meals; airport transfers; on-site Gym; etc.

Competition / Market:

Lots of cheap competition in France, but we sold over 48 weeks during 2012, 60 in 2013, and over 70 for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 and enquiries for 2018!
As the French government tightens control of property letting they have stated that they will close down the poor quality gites.
France wants to go up-market, we have proved it works.
We are one of the first 4-STAR properties in Deux Sevres!

Reasons for selling:

Owners ill-health and advancing Years.

Trading hours:

Every day as required; typically one day per week (Saturday).

Employees:
None, just contract cleaners for the gites.
Years established:
13 years

Other Information

Support & training:

Handover training will be available as necessary.

Furniture / Fixtures value:
€45,000 - included in the asking price
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Home based:
This business can be run from home.

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