Five top-quality going-concerns for sale in FRANCE
Running a B&B in France is easier than you might imagine. Especially if you buy an up-and-running going concern. As a rule of thumb you can expect to turn over at least €10k pa per guest room: 2 guest rooms = €20k and 5 guest rooms (the maximum) = €50k. By offering an evening meal (table d’hôte) you can push annual turnover to over €75k… much more if you host events like weddings and family reunions.
GITES For Sale France has a number of such properties for sale -here are five of our best:
B&B in the countryside – no near neighbours – about 30 minutes from Carcassonne and its airport.
It’s run in the traditional style with guests mingling with their hosts. Extensive gardens, orchard and nice pool.
Sublime views of the Pyrenees.
Big barn which is being converted into 2-bedroom gite/owner’s quarters. More details
Ariège Pyrenees – Vicdessos – €299,000
Right in the mountains. Perfect base for climbers, cyclists and winter sports enthusiasts.
5 guest rooms, all en-suite
Pool and garden with spectacular views. More details
Gers, Gascony – Renaissance château – €1.25m
It may be a château dating back to 1496 but it still makes an excellent B&B!
That’s because it has been renovated and refurbished from top to toe.
The challenge is now to start doing weddings … for which there is a big demand.
An example of what can be done with the right location. This thriving business turns over more than €120k pa … because it is right in the middle of a village offering thermal cures to thousands.
And it’s deep in Dan Brown country only a few miles from Rennes-le-Château. More details
Pyrenees – south of Lourdes – B&B and cycling centre – €449,000
This is a year-round business catering to cyclists and hikers in the summer and winter sports
customers in winter. The pool and the big lock-up garage for the bikes makes thisn a bit special.
Earnings could be boosted by providing a table d’hôte in the high season.