An estate in the hills over-looking Castelnaudary in the Languedoc. Secluded, it sits at the head of a valley with views over the surrounding countryside. The farmhouse has been totally refurbished and is configured to house three independent dwellings: the main house (5-bedroom gite) the converted barn (owner's 2-bedroom residence) and converted stables (a second 2-bedroom gite).

What's for sale:

- a 16 hectare estate with old converted farmhouse

- about 340m² of living space divided into three dwellings

- the main house is on three storeys: ground floor large kitchen, spacious dining area, living room with wood-burning stove and French windows, bathroom and toilet. First floor has 4 bedrooms (one with en-suite bathroom) and a bathroom/WC, the second floor houses a huge attic bedroom.

- the converted barn (where the present owners live) adjoins the main house. On two floors, it boasts a very large living/kitchen area on the ground floor and two bedrooms, a bathroom and offic space on the first floor.

- the converted stables house the third dwelling: a simple two-bedroomed gite (on the ground floor) with a mezzanine for storage/child's room.

- a 6x12metre pool with ingenious solar-heating system and chlorine-free UV filter.

- numerous outhouses (of which the garage/barn could be converted into living space) and animal shelters (donkeys, horses, chickens etc are all raised on the farm at present).

- 16 hectares of deciduous woods and pasture.

This estate can be considered as either an investment opportunity for someone keen to exploit the full potential of the letting capacity, or as a home for a large family who love nature and animals.

The present owners run a successful business letting the main house and the converted stables to repeat customers from all over the world. High-season rents for the two gites come to over 2300 euros per week. Proximity to Toulouse (45 minutes) and Carcassonne (30 minutes) mean that a seminar market could be tapped in the off-season, given the intimate and secluded nature of the location.

Other information

Home based: This business can be run from home.
Furniture / Fixtures value: €10,000
Support & training: The present owners will be pleased to instruct the purchaser in the art of running their complex

Business Operation

Years established: 12
Employees: 0
Trading hours: June-September
Reasons for selling: retirement (owner over 70)
Competition / Market: none of this quality (space and heated pool) within a radius of about 20/30 kms

Property information

Size in square feet: 2,800
Location: About two kilometres from the nearest village - the 12th century fortified village of Laurac. 7 minutes from Castelnaudary (shops, schools, railway) and 25 minutes from Carcassonne (regional capital, airport, administration etc). 60 minutes from the Mediterranean beaches.
Living accommodation: adjoins the main house. On two floors, it boasts a very large living/kitchen area on the ground floor and two bedrooms, a bathroom and offic space on the first floor. Private patio outside of the French windows.
Real Estate: Real Property Included
Cash flow:
€0 - €250k
Seller financial available: N/A
Work from home: Yes
Franchise: No
Year established: 12
Employees: 0
Date: Wed 11 Jan 2012

Listing Expired!

Category: Farms-Farm Land
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