This is the sort of property that ticks most buyers’ boxes: a fine, totally renovated, country estate which has a track record of working well as both gite business and B&B. It is set in 11,000m² grounds which include a 16 metre pool, an orchard, a veg patch and an enclosure for a pony or two. A major attraction is one of the region’s finest golf courses which is just one kilometre down the road. The market town of Lavaur is ten minutes away for all services … including a wonderful local market and a hospital.
The business is made up of the owners’ house and three gites (holiday homes). The main gite has 4 en-suite bedrooms and can be used as a B&B. On two levels it boasts a vast lounge/dining area and kitchen downstairs (underfloor heating) and 4 en-suite guest rooms upstairs. The owners have the middle part of the farmhouse with lounge, kitchen and study on the ground floor and two bedrooms, en-suite bathroom and immense dressing room upstairs.
Between the big gite and the owners’ part is a vast professional kitchen, originally intended to provide sophisticated table d’hôte meals to guests. It meets all health and safety norms.
The small gite consists of a first floor lounge with open-plan bedroom and ‘cosy’ area. Modern well-appointed shower-room and kitchen. It has a balcony and shaded downstairs terrace.
The third gite is a separate and independent cottage set away from the main building. On two floors it offers a spacious farm kitchen and lounge on the ground floor and two bedrooms and a family bathroom on the upper floor. Private terrace and garden.
A 16 metre pool and over two acres of gardens make up the estate: all flat ground easy to maintain (they have a robot lawn-mower which does all the work).
This business will attract buyers because all the work has been done. I repeat: there is no further work to be done. It has been renovated to a very high standard by professional artisans. The décor is simple, mainly white or neutral colours, so that buyers can put their own mark on the place. The pro kitchen is the key to the business: this can open up so many possibilities including: golf weeks, cooking classes, wine-tasting as well as table d’hôte. Some buyers may even want to install a small bijou restaurant. It is flexible: the owners don’t have to live in the central part of the old farmhouse: they could live in the cottage for example and let out the rest as B&B or gites. As it is only 45 minutes from Toulouse it won’t stay long on the market (because the city is booming) … so go for it!