This property is the farmstead – or métairie – which goes with the local château. The hundreds of acres of land were managed from here over the past 500 years or so until recently. Now there are three hectares of gardens, orchards and fields surrounding the farmhouse and its gite. The current owner has used the space to create a superb events centre comprising ballroom/conference room, seminar/yoga room, toilets and dormitory as well as his own sumptuous five-bedroomed dwelling. An independent 3-bedroom gite makes up the habitable property.
Location – centre of Occitanie
What makes this property special is the location: perched on a hilltop on the outskirts of a tiny village it lies more or less equidistant from the main tourist sites of the region. To the north Albi and to the east Carcassonne – both UNESCO World Heritage sites – are 30 minutes away as is Toulouse and its unique Cité de l’Espace to the west. This location in the heart of the Occitanie region means that the facilities are most attractive to local businesses, wedding parties and family reunions.
Probably much older than 18th century – it is constructed from big blocks of cut stone that may have come from an older building – the main house is an extremely solid affair on two floors. Downstairs is open plan living/dining space with a more intimate lounge area at the back. There is a guest bedroom (ensuite) plus toilets, a laundry room and a boiler room on this floor. Upstairs there are four more bedrooms, three of which are ensuite. Oil-fired central heating; water heated with heat-pump.
In the same building as the main house but behind thick soundproof walls this section comprises a vast ballroom/conference centre of over 180m². It has cloakrooms, toilets and a bar/kitchenette corner. Upstairs there are two seminar rooms with seating for roughly 15 people in each. The third room upstairs is used as a dormitory for children or well-being guests at weddings and such. There is parking for 30 or so vehicles next to this section and unlimited parking in the field if needed.
This is housed in an independent stone-built building. Downstairs is devoted to a large lounge area and a kitchen with dining area. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, one ensuite. Anther toilet and shower room downstairs.
Garden and grounds
The property is comprised of 3 hectares of gardens, orchard and fields. There is a pool – set away from the house and gite to minimize noise nuisance – as well as plenty of space for vegetable gardens, chickens and so on. A big plus is the open-sided barn which could be used for events or converted into more dwelling space.
This is the perfect business for buyers looking to exploit the corporative and wedding markets in SW France. The proximity of a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites as well as high population centres adds to the attractivity of the property. International airports at Toulouse and Carcassonne are less than an hour away. The property has been totally renovated with state-of-the-art underfloor heating, double-glazing and sophisticated and quality fittings. No hesitation: a bargain at this price.