Opportunity to purchase privately a holiday rental business established 12 years, generating £20K income from 2 Cottages and with a large 5 bed 17th Century Manor House & near 4 acre grounds. Potential to increase income. Contact me here.
The property called Le Manoir comprises:
A huge 5 bedroomed 17century Manor House with an adjacent utility building all totaling 300m2 of living space.
A 3 bedroomed Cottage (107m2) living space) recently converted from a traditional Charente stone barn.
A 2 bedroomed Cottage ( 66m2)
A traditional stone barn - development potential (82m2)
A garage for 3 cars or other uses (39m2)
A 10m x 5m in ground swimming pool with surrounding 63m2 terrace and adjacent equipment store.
You can find details of individual buildings including floor plans here:
Buying the Property called Le Manoir
Offers are invited in the region of 473,000 €. If you make an offer close to the asking price then I will throw in most of the furniture and equipment to enable you to start generating income immediately.
As you are buying direct from the owner, you avoid estate agency fees which are typically 4% or more. Buying direct is common in France as the buyer is protected by the state appointed and independent Notaires click here for details.
WHERE WE ARE - close to the Atlantic coast halfway between Bordeaux & La Rochelle. Details opposite & zoom out on the map below to see where we are. Full address:
3 Chemin de La Tour, 17240 St Sigismond de Clermont,
Charente Maritime, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France
Manor House front
Manor House front
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WHY AM I SELLING AND WHY IS MY PROPERTY WONDERFUL
Sadly I have to sell this wonderful place after enjoying living here for 12 years, I would love to stay but with 5 buildings and approaching 4 acres of ground it is becoming just a little too much now that I am into my 70's !!
I will miss life here in so many ways, besides the beautiful relaxing views and the delightful weather, there is huge job satisfaction in providing families with a great holiday together and their appreciation means that you could spend pretty much every evening enjoying a glass of wine and a relaxed chat as you stroll past their patios to ask if they need anything for their plans for tomorrow.
So, here is an opportunity for someone to acquire a beautiful property in lovely surroundings with an established Gite business bringing in a substantial income and, in addition, a large Manor House to either house a family or to further increase income from holiday rental or B&B. And, no estate agents fees to pay – a very big saving in France.
A summary of the 5 buildings are shown opposite and full details are here.
Unusually for France, the buildings are surrounded by their own spacious grounds on all sides providing lovely secure views and privacy. The grounds are approaching 4 acres (1.4 Hectares) and are mainly grass covered but with over 20 large trees and over 250 shrubs and smaller trees all laid out to provide wonderful views and chosen to encourage wildlife. The birds and butterflies are wonderful.
The size of the grounds makes it suitable for a horse owner and there is the potential to graze sheep or goats for grass control and income. There is also a potential cash crop from the 12 mature sweet chestnut trees once part of commercial plantation. More details of the grounds can be found here.
We have invested over 14,000€ to diversify the existing oil based radiator heating system and now you have a choice of oil, wood or electricity so you can pick and choose depending on the current energy prices. More details of this and other utilities can be found here.
We are blessed with delightful and helpful neighbours in a small hamlet of just a few properties and all originally linked to the adjacent 11th Century Chateau La Tenaille which originated as a monastery supporting the pilgrims en-route to Santiago de Compestella in Spain. For this and many other reasons, the area is very rich in history and beautiful old buildings.
This is a property which is an established Holiday Rental business since 2006 with lots of very positive reviews and a demonstrable income potential of £20,000 per year. The success of the business has been underpinned by the investment to turn one third of the large barn outbuilding into a luxurious 3 bedroomed and 3 bathroomed Cottage for holiday rental. A key factor in the success of this investment was the decision to design in a large bedroom on the ground floor which is accessible to wheelchair users including the en-suite wet room.
The income we have achieved has far exceeded our original business plan target but there are opportunities to significantly increase this income if required as described here.
The near 4 acres of land offer the opportunity of capital generation in the future by selling parcels as building land if necessary.
The property is located in Charente Maritime a delightful area on the west Atlantic coast and we are halfway between La Rochelle and Bordeaux which both have international airports and are well serviced by the low cost airlines. You can find more information about the local area here.
We picked this particular location for the following reasons - many of which are key considerations for holidaymakers:
- Within easy reach of the coast especially the excellent Atlantic beaches at Royan
- As far south as you can go for good weather within a reasonable one days car drive from the UK channel ports
- One of the sunniest areas in France besides the Mediterranean coast.
- A very diverse countryside with the Atlantic Coast, the stunning Gironde estuary giving a choice of beaches, fishing harbours, Devon-like rolling hills, plenty of woodland and a mixture of vineyards, sun flowers, maize, orchards and hazelnut coppice
- Lots of interest and attractions for all of the family so that even in a two week stay, it is not possible to exhaust the possibilities. Some details here.
Beautiful pool with lovely views.
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3 Bedroom Cottage