Auberge de campagne
Villa avec restaurant – gites – B&B
€550,000 * ref 244
An unusual property in one of France’s most beautiful regions. This is a modern, purpose-built restaurant and accommodation complex – an auberge – on the outskirts of a wine village in the Corbières. It comprises two buildings: an 80-cover restaurant with kitchens and cloakrooms and a villa with two gites, 3 guest rooms and the owner’s quarters. There’s a pool, gardens and a plot of building land.
This is not a part-time ‘amateur’ business: it’s a professional restaurant run by professionals producing good French cuisine for tourists and locals alike. And it has the turnover figures to prove it!
The gites and B&B rooms are there to back up the restaurant: the three guest rooms all have ensuite bathrooms and give on to the main terrace and swimming pool. Upstairs, the two gites provide simple, clean and comfortable accommodation: living/dining room with kitchen, 2 bedrooms sharing a Jack’n’Jill bathroom. And each gite has a massive 70m² terrace over-looking the pool. Both buildings are equipped with reversible heating/air-conditioning.
On the other side of the villa there is a plot of land of about 1000m². This may be built on or used for vegetables, olive grove or just left as it is. No one else may build beyond this plot – leaving the panorama of vines, rocky outcrops and maquis intact.
Our opinion: Many of our customers will not even consider this business as it’s a new-build and not a draughty old leaky property, crumbling in a dusty field somewhere. They would be ill-advised to do so! This is a well-run and lucrative business, bringing in more than enough to live on for the couple who run it. The building land out back provides space for development, if wanted. It is mid-way between Carcassonne and the Mediterranean beaches: ideal tourist territory. It would be hard to find a cheaper (or better) restaurant for sale at this price in the region.
* agency fees included reference n°: 244