3 independent gites with 3 pools
€550,000 * (ref: 101)
This investment property consists of three top quality gites, each with its own private garden and pool, on 3500m² of land over-looking the mediæval bastide village of Domme, on the Dordogne river.
The gites are let from May through to October and generate a sizeable income. Total running costs come to under €5000 pa.
Domme is one of those special villages clinging to the rocky sides of the Dordogne river gorge. It attracts huge amounts of tourists who explore the village, the caves, the surrounding region and who enjoy water sports in the river itself. Demand for accommodation is high but planning laws make it almost impossible to build or even to modify existing buildings. Everyone has to submit to the stringent rules laid down and enforced by the ‘Bâtiments de France’. This estate has been through all these hoops to emerge with a beautiful, discreet and lucrative business within 800m of the village in green and forested surroundings.
There are three gites, set in 3500m of gardens. Each gite has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchen/lounge area. Outside there is a private terrace, garden space and a private 8 metre pool. And private parking for 2 cars at each house – parking is at a premium in the village.
The gites are built in the local style but benefit from the latest techology as regards insulation, damp-proofing and double-glazing. Interiors are in wood which reduces the maintenance and redecoration costs. Exteriors resemble traditional Dordogne tobacco-drying barns and are painted in discreet (and Bâtiment de France-approved) colours. The result is that the gites could be let all year round if one so desired.
As with most of our properties, these gites are being sold fully furnished and include all furniture, fixtures and fittings.
This is a simple gite business sold as a going-concern. It’s essentially an investment project as there is no real living quarters for ‘lifestyle’ changers. One would have to live already in the region or to use one of the gites in the short term. Given the steady turnover figures and the low maintenance costs (essentially taxe foncière, water and electricity) we can only advise to keep the business running as it is. The return on investment is a lot more than you’d get from putting your money in the bank (and a lot safer than investing in the stock market).
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* agency fees included reference n°: 101
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- Ref n°: 101
- Summary: location: 3 gites in Domme, Dordogne turnover: €48k costs pa: under €5000 price: €550k. 3 gites + 3 pools in top Dordogne tourist village. Excellent investment for someone living (or planning to live) in the Dordogne
- Address: Domme, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
- Price: €550,000
- Commission: 3% (included in asking price)
- Surface Area: 5000 sq m
- Bedrooms: 6
- Bathrooms: 3
- Pools: 3
The charm of the region lies in the unspoilt nature of the countryside, the picture-perfect villages and a rich heritage of churches, abbeys and chateaux. Above all, Dordogne is home to two (at least) of the most remarkable prehistoric sites in Europe: Lascaux and Font de Gaume.
The region south of the Dordogne river is carpeted with vast forests of oak punctuated with fields and stone walls. Dwellings tend to be grouped in fortified villages and bastide towns with high walls and narrow mediaeval streets.
North of the Dordogne river the landscape becomes wilder with rivers cutting deep gorges through the honey-coloured liestone. In the region - the Golden triangles - between Dordogne and Vézère river valleys - one finds the principal pre-history sites of the Perigord
Sarlat is the uncrowned capital of the Dordogne: all roads lead to this uniformly lovely town with its honey-coloured stone houses and public buildings, its museums, galleries and biutiques, its cafés, restaurants and - especially - its weekly market.
Winters can be cold but summers are inevitably hot and rain-free.