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Charming Guest House With Cottages In Cathares Pyrenees For Sale

Mirepoix, Ariège
Asking Price:
€695,000 Furniture / Fixtures included
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The Domaine du Hameau Baylesse invites you on the foothills of Cathares Pyrenees’ mountain, in the natural and preserved southern french region of Ariège.

Welcome in this charming and traditionnal house, with a lot of character due to its large and main building made of an old timbered mansion tranformed by ourselves as a residential and B&B area. The Domain is also composed of two charming houses rented in cottages, as some several outbuildings, barn, workshop, ...and a private outdoor pool area ; all located on a plot of 3 hectares facing the Pyrenean mountains.

Converted and used as a Bed and Breakfeast since 2014, the guest houses achieve an annual turnover superior at 75 000 € and offers many possibilities to develop and increase the activities.
Description of the property
The house is an old hamlet exposed directly on the south and facing the mountains, surrounded by all natural greenery and gardens; located on the hillside, and which was refurbished in the 70s to form the current mansion.
The guest house is composed by a large mansion of 350 m², based on old half-timbered buildings as the main living area and an accommodation of 4 guest rooms with each one an independent bathrooms:
-2 spacious double rooms
-1 large suite for 2 people
-1 family suite for 4 people with 2 bedrooms

On the ground floor, there is an access for the entrance hall, sided by a large dining room with a fireplace, a library lounge also gifted with a fireplace, the first guest room full equipped with bathroom and toilet. Then there is private sanitary for the owners, near the stairs to access the first floor. In the second part of the mansion is located for private accommodation including a large, well equipped kitchen sided with another living room with fireplace, the laundry room and the access to the cellars. On the first floor, for a private use there are two bedrooms, a bathroom, and an office. The old hamlet part contains also the garage with an ancient attic space and a workshop, sided with a game room for children and a barn.
For the guest house, on the first floor there is one guest room with bathroom and toilet near the office, and a very large suite for two people, full equipped with bathroom deserved with bathtub and shower and separated toilet, and a dressing. Ideal for the couples.
In the old timbered building there is a family suite consisting of two guest rooms with the capacity of hosting 4 peoples, a common bathroom with toilets and a direct access to the parking lot. Ideal for the family who desire some privacy.

The property also has two adjoining buildings sided with the old hamlet part, which understand a big cottage of 80 m² constituted on the ground floor of a living room and a kitchen; with on the first floor, three bedrooms and a bathroom. The kitchen gives directly on a courtyard overlooking the meadow, and a large summer covered terrace which is sided by another small dependency, which can be planned to be another room or developing the actual guest house.
In front of this first cottage, there is another smaller cottage of 65 m2, facing directly a private garden, including also a full equipped kitchen and a living room. Upstairs, there are a parental bedroom and a second for children, sharing a common bathroom.

The estate also have a private outdoor pool area with a Jacuzzi and all their equipment, larges terraces in front of the houses with climbing ivy, orchards (apple trees, cherry trees ...), a park with many and diverse trees, and a meadow of 2 hectares on the back of buildings which can be accommodates for animals (horses, ponies, sheep ...).

The estate is well located in the small village of St Jean d'Aigues Vives, from 2 km of the town of Lavelanet deserved by many local shops and several services.
The property benefits from a very central position, with an easy access from the major frenchroads, as the departmental D117 (cathar castles road), connecting Foix to Perpignan,the national road N20 from 30 minutes, giving access to principality of Andorra and the gate of Spain; and the freeway at 40 minutes from the house with a direct access of all the French networks. With this central position, the guest house benefits also of a close position with several and diverse touristic and leisure activities of the MidiPyrénées’ region, as:

- the small medieval town of Mirepoix, at 20km of the house, well known for its large regional weekly market and bastide architecture, heritage of the catharian era.
- the famous castle of Montségur, at 15 km, one of the main symbol of Catharism, classified as a major historical site in France since a few months, and candidate for UNESCO World Heritage in the registration of the French label : Cité de Carcassonne et ses châteaux sentinels de montagne(Carcassonne city and its sentinel mountain castles)
- 15 km from the large Montbel lake (beach, water sport leisure center, fishing ...)
- 23 km from the Monts d'Olmes skiing resort and one hour from the reputed skiing domain of Ax-les-Thermes
- 30 km from Foix and its listed French castle
- 45 minutes from Carcassonne Airport, and its medieval city
- 40 minutes from motorways, A61 (Bram) and A66 (Pamiers)
- 1 hour from the metropolitan city of Toulouse and its international airport

The Ariège Pyrenees are acclaimed and well known for its green tourism, with hiking, water sports (canyoning, rafting, kayaking ...), hydrotherapy, cycling (Tour de France and annual race “l’Ariègeoise”), mountain biking, fishing, caving ... and of course for its rich heritage.

Price, turnover, and potential
The asking price for the total propriety is 695 000 €, the price including 55 000 € for rental furniture and equipment.
Annual sales revenue on the last 3 years is over 75 000 € per year, and the sites offers good profitability and potential for development.

The business can be developed with a 5th guest room, and the proximity of the Montségur’s castle, soon rewarded and recognized as a new UNESCO World Heritage registration, and listed as one the major French tourisitc site, provided a good spotlight for the region and the touristic area in Ariège.
The Domaine du Hameau Baylesse since it’s opening got a very good and quality reputation, thanks to its location and of the several leisure activities located around. The region is well known for its southern weather, and its proximity with the border of Spain makes it a central place well asked for summer hollidays. The site is also already registered as an official guest house from the official French label “Gîtes de France”. The quality of the reputation can be checked on several recognized and professional websites as:,Trip advisor, can also check the Domaine du Hameau Baylesse on social media, and on the official website :

Don’t hesitate to give us a call, or email us to give you more information or plan a meeting to visit the mansion! We will welcome you!

Property information

Real Estate:

Real Property Included

Living Accommodation:

part of the guest house with 2 bedrooms or cottage with 3 bedrooms


Prime location in Cathares Pyrenees

Size in square feet:
habitation more than 500 meters square and plot of 3 hectares

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

attics and barn

Competition / Market:

Some others ... but none like this one

Years established:

Other Information

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Furniture / Fixtures value:
€55,000 - included in the asking price
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