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Villa and gite for sale

Tarn & Garonne – Villa and gite

  • Tarn & Garonne

  • Villa and gite in mature gardens and orchards

  • 5 bedroomed villa + gite + 2 hectares land

  • outskirts of mediaeval village

  • €449,000 * ref: 224

The ‘middle’ part of the Garonne valley – from Agen upstream to Toulouse – is a wide flood plain of rich alluvial soil, much prized by local farmers for apple, plum, cherry and peach orchards. The surrounding hills are dotted with ancient villages and, sometimes, on a rocky outcrop, one finds beautiful old villagesin the valley itself, complete with church and chateau, constructed out of crumbling dark red brick. St Nicolas-de-la-Grave is one such village.

The property is on the outskirts of the village, on a quiet lane leading to the river. It is a fairly modern villa, dating back to the seventies, with an independent gite in the garden. The main house has a vast garden of exotic trees and shrubs and, beyond, a hectare of cherry trees.

The main house is very big: over 236m² of living surface. Downstairs there is a very large living room which gives on the spacious kitchen on one side and to a shaded veranda overlooking the garden on the other. Three of the five bedrooms are on the ground floor, along with the dining-room, bathroom, a study and a toilet. Upstairs there are two more bedrooms plus another bathroom. There is more ‘attic’ space as yet unexploited: room for at least one more bedroom.

The gite is in a separate, independent cottage with its own entrance, patio and terrace. It is designed for two to three guests with a comfortable double bedroom, lounge/kitchen, bathroom and wc.

Central-heating is by modern oil-fired boiler – recently installed – and the roof is very well insulated. There’s a garage and plenty of parking space.

Our opinion:

The challenge here is to make something out of the cherry orchard. We would be tempted to place a number of wooden chalets in among the trees for use by cyclists, hikers and nature-lovers who want to spend a few days exploring the area. The main house is in perfect condition – as is the gite – so no further work is needed. The two upstairs rooms could be used as simple B&B accommodation. The proximity of the village (shops, cafés etc within walking distance) is a big bonus. The ‘Camino’ village of Moissac just down the road is a big tourist attraction. If you like this area then this is a very good buy.

* agency fees included reference n°: 224

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Chalet Park in France for sale

Chalet Park with heated pool, 8 chalets and 2 hectare estate

  • Chalet park – Tarn & Garonne

  • House and 6 chalets in the Quercy Vert

  • 12 metre pool – forest – 2.5 hectares land

  • on the Camino – near mediaeval village

  • €587,000 * ref: 209

Many have dreamt of a chalet business with wooden gites dotted around a forest environment – each more or less hidden from view – with a central pool and events room with kitchen. Well, it has been done with style and is now up for sale in the northern part of the Tarn & Garonne, on the Lot/Aveyron border.

One of the difficulties of realising this sort of dream is the administrative hoops that have to be jumped through before the first chalet actually gets built. This has all been done: the six chalets – two big 9-person gites and four 6/8 people gites – are in place as is the owner’s chalet. There’s even planning for adding further gites!

The property is located in the countryside – on a flat bit of land which falls away to the west with views over the valley. Half the land is wooded … and this is where the chalets have been placed. The local village is 8 minutes away on foot and has all the necessary amenities: grocery, bakery, café, restaurant and medical services. The famous pilgrims’ footpath – the Camino – which runs from Le Puy to Santiago di Compostella in Spain passes through part of the forest.

The managers live in the seventh chalet, an extended version of the four 6/8 person chalets. They have tweaked theirs a bit to include three bedrooms, kitchen and lounge. Wood-burning stove and reversible air-con/heating.

Gites 1-3 – These are three chalets – all identical apart from the décor and colour of shutters – comprising kitchen/lounge, bathroom and three double/twin bedrooms covering 50m².

Gite 4 – This is a much bigger chalet with a surface area of 90m² which sleeps 6 to 8 guests. It has four double/twin bedrooms and two shower rooms and WC.

Gites 5 and 6: these are big 116m² chalets offering accommodation for up to 9 guests: 2 downstairs double bedrooms and a twin and a triple upstairs. Spacious lounge and kitchen. 2 bathrooms, air-con/heating. These two gites have been awarded the much-coveted ‘Handicap et Tourisme’ label for their disabled access.

The pool is a fine 12 metre one with all the requisite security fencing. It can be heated in the low season. There’s also a sauna for those who feel that the normal 35° heat in August is not enough…

But what makes this property special is the wonderful events room: a space where over 60 people can eat, drink and dance … have meetings or take yoga classes. It is serviced by a well-equipped professional kitchen (conforms to all health & safety regs) which opens up all sorts of possibilities.

Finally, there is the rotunda: a strange circular construction made of wood which was designed to be a spa … but hasn’t yet been fitted out. And the bread oven building: ready to produce a 100 pizzas for the whole estate!

Our opinion:

This is a purpose-built holiday centre with functional and well-equipped chalets located in a well-known tourist region in the south of France.

This property is currently let out in its totality (ie, the whole estate) to a tenant who has government backing to use the accommomodation for humanitarian projects. The owners no longer live on site … but they have agreed to look after general maintenance of the chalets (paintwork, leaks etc) while the tenants look after the grounds. The yearly income from the lease is over €100k. Buyers will be expected to continue this lease for at least 3 years …. and then they can either renew it or run the place as a classic chalet park for tourists.

* agency fees included reference n°: 209

more information or to arrange a viewing – email

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