A wonderful new life awaits you in the South of France!

Extras

  • (Wine)cellar
  • Apartments
  • Barbecue
  • Canopy/veranda
  • Detached garage
  • Fireplace
  • Floor heating
  • Garden
  • Gite
  • House will be fully furnished
  • Internet
  • Microwave
  • Pool
  • Shutters
  • Turnkey
  • Unique location
  • Website
  • WiFi

Details

• Do you want to escape the rat-race and have a complete change of lifestyle?
• Do you want to live in a stunningly beautiful mountain setting with easy access to the Mediterranean coast and ski resorts?
• Would you like to be your own boss and bring happiness to lots of holiday-makers who share your love of nature and the Mediterranean lifestyle?
• Would you like a fully-operational, successful business with immediate income in place that also offers huge opportunities to bring your own passion and enthusiasm and further develop in your chosen direction?

If you have answered yes to the above, please read on……

La Chataigneraie is a highly successful gite / chambres d’hotes business. It has been operational since 2012 and in that time has established an excellent reputation with a 5* rating on Tripadvisor, 9.6 score on Booking.com and many guests who return time after time. The property offers extremely flexible and versatile accommodation that could be adapted to many different styles of usage. It is currently offering a specialised service to big group bookings of multi-generational families or groups of up to 30 people. Between big-group bookings the three gites are let as individual units alongside the five B&B / chambres d’hotes rooms.

Highlights:

• Stunning mountain views in all directions
• Perfect location within easy reach of both Mediterranean coast and ski resorts
• Beautiful, secluded, rural setting, yet close to all amenities
• 5* TripAdvisor, 9.6 Booking.com with huge potential for further development
• Genuine turn-key lifestyle business with certified accounts – live the dream in the South of France!

Summary:

14 bedroom, 13 bathroom, beautifully presented gite complex in excellent condition throughout:
• A substantial principal house with 5 en-suite B&B / chambres d’hotes rooms
• An independent 2-bedroom apartment newly re-furbished throughout
• An independent 5-bedroom apartment with stunning views from all windows
• A detached, character 1-bedroom stone gite with private terrace over-looking pool and mountains
• A detached, larger 1-bedroom gite with a 2-vehicle car-port and large, private terrace offering stunning views across the valley (currently used as owners’ accommodation)
• Flexible accommodation that can be let as individual units, or take groups of up to around 30 people
• Swimming pool, gym, floodlit petanque court, 2 acres of gardens with stunning views
• 300 days of sunshine!

The property has an overall 3* rating with the Office de Tourisme and will be sold fully-furnished and equipped to this level. The logo, website and social media listings are included. It is being sold due to retirement and health issues. It will be sold as a fully-operational business – current owners will offer a detailed handover and good forward bookings for 2024.

Location:

Set in the foothills of Mount Canigou in the Parc Naturel Régionel des Pyrénées Catalanes – the beautiful Languedoc region of the South of France. Within easy reach of both the Mediterranean coast and the ski resorts. A short riverside walk takes you to the village with friendly bistrot, handful of small shops, village school for younger children and daily school bus for older children. Just 3 km to the nearest town with restaurants, village square with market and all amenities including a supermarket, pharmacie, petrol station, thermal spa and sports facilities.
There are endless miles of beautiful walks and cycle rides directly from the house.

Outside:

The property is set in 2 acres of secluded grounds on the outskirts of the village. There are large lawned gardens with gorgeous views. A flood-lit swimming pool (11m x 4m), a flood-lit boule court, several terraces and patios offering a choice of flexible seating areas, all with mountain views. With almost an acre of woodland, the property is mostly surrounded by farmland and only 2-minute walk down to the beautiful river. Parking for 10 – 12 cars.

Inside:

The five gites/apartments are all fully equipped and independent. The large central kitchen is fully equipped to cater for up to 30 people.
The “grand salon” is a versatile reception room of around 70m² : lounge / cinema room / yoga studio / wedding reception room / conference room – the possibilities are endless! It includes a 5m film screen and projector and sound system. Also a games room, gym, dining room, laundry and ironing/linen room.

Future Potential for the business:

Currently run simply by a husband and wife team, there is enormous scope for further expansion e.g: retreats and special interest breaks (yoga, painting, walking, boot-camps, etc.) or corporate events. There is huge potential to tap into the extremely lucrative wedding market.
The main building was originally built as a hotel and restaurant which could presumably be re-instated if desired.

Tourism and places of interest:

The area is a paradise for hikers, mountaineers, cyclists, bird-watchers and all lovers of nature. There are several of France’s most beautiful villages nearby including Villefranche de Conflent and Eus. The Petit Train Jaune mountain railway is a major tourist attraction and the Tour de France has passed close by. There are many abbeys, animal parks, caves, rivers, lakes and an array of canyoning, watersports and Via Ferrata nearby.

Transport links:

Nearest airport is about 45 minutes away in Perpignan with Beziers and Girona 1 ½ hours, Carcassonne and Montpellier 2 hours, Barcelona and Toulouse 3 hours away. The TGV train runs from Paris to Perpignan.

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email, phone or video-call, if you would like to discuss further or arrange a visit!

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  • Published: 5 November 2023
  • Last Update: 5 November 2023
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