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An extremely rare opportunity to purchase one of Carcassonne's leading luxury hotels. Rating 9.7/10 on Booking.com, with an annual turnover in excess of 100k euros with strong growth potential, and forward bookings totaling 45+ euros, this isn't to be missed.
Completely renovated, the stylish Maison de Maître has the perfect central location with view of the Medieval Cite, and boasts five letting suites and bedrooms, guest breakfast room, lounge and courtyard garden, plus a private two bedroom owners apartment in the vaulted cave and a converted attic room.
The world heritage site of Carcassonne is the second most visited monument in France, attracting between 3-5 million visitors a year, with bed and breakfast clients booking 12 months of the year from all over the world.
This rare find, highly successful hotel still has potential for growth as the present owners run it as a lifestyle business, closing it for 3+ months a year to travel and it still turns over near to 100k p.a. Now showing strong month on month increases of @ 10%.
Set on a quiet street on the river, with free parking loved by guests, it was completely renovated two years ago with new electrics, plumbing and fully redecorated with care and taste to an extremely high standard.
In addition the owners are happy to work with the purchaser for two weeks showing them the 'ropes'. They have everything ready to go and will work with the new owners to help them with all the tips they need to set up in France from an accountant to the best place to buy the croissants from.
In the centre of the town with easy links to Carcassonne, Toulouse and Bezier airports, the TGV station and main link road to Spain, the business attracts guests from all over the world.
Situated in the centre where you can find easy access to all the amenities the town has to offer, over 300 restaurants, three of them Michelin starred, 3 theatres, museums, sports facilities, schools and hospitals, all within a short walk. Carcassonne is surrounded by winery’s and castles, you can be swimming in the Mediterranean in 45 minutes or skiing in the Pyrenees in two hours
It has lots of authentic features and the current owners have paid great attention to detail; the reviews regularly speak of the charming and tasteful renovation, mixing the original 1850 features with modern bathrooms and a beautiful courtyard. An exceptional property with all the details from the period; high ceilings, plenty of volume, marble fireplaces, cement tiles, a sweeping staircase and many other fine period features.
Set out over three floors there are two large, exclusive suites each with bedroom, bathroom and lounge, two large en-suite rooms and a standard double, easy access room on the ground floor.
The guests enter the house to an elegant ground floor with vestibule, entrance hall, easy access guest room, lounge, large breakfast room, kitchen and laundry room. The breakfast room leads out onto the elegant courtyard where breakfast can be taken in the summer months. The sweeping staircase leads to the guest accommodation with two rooms on each floor, the front rooms having magnificent views of the castle.
The business will be sold with all the fixtures and fittings for the running of the hotel (including website) bar the owners personal possessions. Price 749,000.00 ono.
If interested, please contact the seller through the form on this page.
Real Property Included
Two bedroom converted cave with vaulted ceilings
Prime location over looking the river and Castle, last free parking available in Carcassonne!
Beautiful 1850 house built before the castle was restored (using stones from there it is rumoured)
Completly renovated in 2017-18, all new plumbing, wiring decorations, kitchens, bathrooms, garden etc.
Run as a lifestyle buiness the owners only work for 9 months of the year, Carcassonne is a 12 month tourist destination - 2nd most visited monument in France so plenty of opportunity for growth if wanted.
Family requirements and second UK based business growing at pace.
Two weeks by the owners plus introductions to all suppliers and tradesmen. Plus a whole day with a french organiser who will set up all your accounts, cards, bills etc.
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