Pyrenees - Chalets at Ax-les-Thermes
2 big chalets housing 4 gites
on land with planning permission for more
Summer and winter seasons - 20 mins "Ax trois domaines" ski resort
€ 721,000€580,000* (réf 084)
This property consists of two very big wood chalets, each housing two self-catering apartments set on over 7900m² of land on the edge of a forest. On the outskirts of a tiny Pyrenean village, the property is just 5 minutes from Ax-les-Thermes, a well-known spa town and ski resort.
The interesting thing about this property is that around 5000m² of the plot for sale is designated 'constructible' by the local commune: this means that further chalets could be added to the site.
Ax-les-Thermes is not just one of the Pyrenees leading ski resorts ('AX-3-domaines') but it is also a renowned spa town with thousands of patients passing through each year on their three week 'cures' paid for by the French Health service. That is, the treatment costs are paid for, but not the accommodation. Each patient must find his/her own accommodation in the area.
Each of the two chalets contain two duplex apartments. Ground floor: living/dining area, fully-equipped kitchen, WC. Upstairs two bedrooms and a bathroom. Each gite has its own private terrace or balcony.
The chalets are very recent, state-of-the-art constructions made with Finnish pine and insulated to a very high standard. Heating is by electric convector which, thanks to the fact that France has the cheapest rate for electricity in Europe and thanks to the superb insulation, means that costs are minimal.
There are two seasons here: the winter sports season starts in early December (Andorra and its high-altitude slopes are just 35 mins to the south) and runs to April. That's when the official 'spa' season starts and it runs through till the end of October. But there are not just 'medical' patients taking the water in Ax: there's also a growing leisure spa business with a new spa centre in the centre of Ax attracting many visitors to its warm waters, sauna, hammam and massage facilities. And then there is the cycling: Ax is a favoured stopping place for the Tour de France which passes through the valley regularly. This means that cyclists the world over want to spend a few days here to try their hand at the local climbs.
This property should be treated as a real business investment. The four apartments are in place, up-and-running, ready to be taken over and managed by someone new. The current owners are local people with no marketing skills: with a professional at the controls these chalets should be occupied all year round: the attractions - spa and ski - are there.
The permission to build is an extra to be acted on: one could imagine at least one other chalet being added immediately (even if only for the new owner or a manager) so as to maximize income from the existing chalets.
Latest: the price has been reduced by over €140k: with the permission to build on part of the land this now looks more attractive.
What's For sale?
* 4 gites/duplex apartments housed in 2 large wooden chalets
* each apartment contains: living room, fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms.
* each apartment has its own terrace or balcony
* 12 metre swimming pool with safety fence and spacious pool house
* car-park for a dozen vehicles
* about 7900m² land (with mountain stream)
* 5000m² of building land
Please contact us for further information and pictures. The property can be visited by appointment only.
* 3% agency fees included ____________reference n°: 084
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SARL GITES A LA FRANCAISE RCS Toulouse n°: 531 694 925
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Hautes Pyrénées - Haute Garonne - Ariège
South of Gascony and Toulouse, the area covered by the central Pyrenees is more or less the départements of Ariège, Haute Garonne and Hautes Pyrénées. This is where the Pyrenean range rises straight up like a wall with very little piedmont of foothill area, to a uniform height of over 3000 metres.
Seen from the plains below words like majestic and stunning are too feeble. The Pyrenees are everything one expects from a mountain range: impressive, high, easily accessible and covered in snow. Unlike the Alps they are home to a carpet of deciduous forest - beech, larch, elder - which make for real seasons as springtime green turns rich and dark in summer before fusing into reds and flame yellows in autumn.
The main cities in the region are Foix, Tarbes and Pau - all associated with ruling kings and dukes who protected their citizens from invaders and terrors both real and imaginary. Lourdes, the other big town of the region, is actually in the mountains, surrounded by towering peaks and steep valleys.
Obviously winter sports play a major role in local tourism with a number of resorts serving urbanites from Toulouse and Bordeaux as well as a smattering of foreigners. The other big attraction is spas, of which the region has many. Although some of these are 'medicalisé' (you need a prescription to take the waters), the trend is towards a more open approach with each spa town vying to provide well-being water products for the tourist.
Finally, we can't speak of the Pyrenees without mentioning cycling. The moment of truth in any Tour de France is when the riders attack mythical passes such as the Tourmalet, the Aubisque or the Port de Balès. Here, we are a few kms from the long and difficult Col de Lers and the fearsome Mur de Péguère.
On your bikes!
- recent, state-of-the-art Finnish construction
- garden and stream full of charm
- going concern with good turnover
- 12 metre pool
- 5 kms spa and services in Ax-les-Thermes
- 5 minutes train station
- 8 km nearest ski resort (Bonascre)
- Tour de France destination
- airport (Toulouse & Carcassonne) 90 minutes
- planning for more chalets
- mains drainage and sewerage
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