Pyrenees - Montségur
4 bedroom B&B and 2 bedroom gite
3 kms chateau de Montségur - 7kms ski resort Mont d'Olmes
Price € 210,000 * (réf 085)
This is a simple property in a rather special location: in a village near to the region's number 1 tourist attraction: the Cathar Castle at Montségur. This spectacular castle, perched on a rocky crag, was the scene of the Cathars' last stand against Simon de Montfort's army in the early 14th century. It attracts over 90,000 visitors each year.
There's also a small family ski resort a few miles into the high mountains at Mont d'Olmes which attracts skiers from Christmas to late March.
The house itself is a comfortable detached house from the sixties with spacious, bright rooms, oil-fired central heating and a broad terrace out front. Behind the house there's a two-bedroom gite and a large 2-car garage which needs refreshing.
Together, the B&B and gite comprise a simple but solid business at a very attractive price.
The house comprises:
ground floor: kitchen, dining room, living room, boiler room, wc
first floor: four double bedrooms, one large bathroom
At the back of the property there is a one storey gite comprising two bedrooms, one living-dining area with kitchen and a bathroom. Next door is a two-car garage ... which could be used to extend the gite.
The garden is compact, mainly terrace, but with parking spaces and a couple of trees. The village is just out the door with small supermarket, post office, café and primary school just minutes away.
The urban centre of Foix (shops, hospital, administration) is about 20 minutes to the west.
This is the perfect property for first-time buyers in France looking for a lifestyle change and a bit of B&B experience at very little cost. The tourist location means that -with a bit of marketing - one can easily fill the B&B in summer as well as doing well at weekends in the winter. First thing to do is to refresh the gite and use this as a base while renting out the 4 B&B rooms. Offering a decent table d'hôte would quickly build a reputation and get the guests in.
Please contact us for further information and pictures. The property can be visited by appointment only.
* 4% agency fees included ____________reference n°: 085/012014
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SARL GITES A LA FRANCAISE RCS Toulouse n°: 531 694 925
CARTE IMMOBILIERE HTE GARONNE N° 2197
RESPONSABILITE CIVILE: Assurance : Allianz 41404407GITES A LA FRANCAISE ne manie pas de fonds. A ce titre, et en conformité de l’article 38 de la loi (n°2010-853) du 23 juillet 2010, elle est disposée de garantie financière
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!
- solid sixties construction
- gite in back yard
- going concern
- oil-fired central heating
- double glazing
- 3.2 kms Montségur Chateau
- 7 kms ski resort
- airport (Toulouse & Carcassonne) 70 minutes
- mains drainage and sewerage
- no pool
other properties in the Pyrenees:
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