"English" butcher business in Gascony
workshop, cold-room, contracts etc
Renovated farmhouse with land
€260,000 * (ref 187)
There are two elements to this sale:
1. An "English" Butcher business including the tangible installations (prep-room, cold room, various machines, storage) all with health & safety and veterinary authorisations as well as the 'business' with its contracts, suppliers, good will and client base.
2. The farm where the business is located. This includes the building housing the butchery as well as a Gascon farmhouse, its terraces, pool and gardens situated on roughly two acres of land.
Clearly, the butchery could be used for other ends: foie gras production, cheese-making, a traiteur business ... anything needing a clean workshop with govt-approved installations, drainage and cold-room. This would be a pity however as the Butcher business works a treat providing English sausages, bacon, gammon, pork pies and such to local markets and supermarket chains. It is the only such business in South-West France and the market is growing rapidly.
The current owners - who are retiring - will train in the new owners over a 2 to 3-week period, if required.
The farmhouse is occupied by one of the owners and it makes sense for a buyer to purchase both the house and the business, which is housed in the old barn. The farmhouse is a typical Gascon building with big, square rooms and south-facing aspect. There are two large double bedrooms (one on the ground floor) and two bathrooms. A big lounge with wood-burning stove, a spacious kitchen and a superb dining-room with bay windows giving on to a decked terrace complete the picture. Central-heating, double-glazing and good insulation and roofing.
From a gite perspective there is a vast space above the workshop which had been ear-marked for conversion into 4 small gites before the butcher's business took off. And the village Mayor will probably allow building on a part of the land. Yes, the property is in a tiny village, next to the Mairie, but it's very rural with no passing traffic except the postman and the odd tractor.
Not quite our usual Gite or B&B set-up here but a fascinating opportunity for a buyer who wants a total lifestyle change complete with thriving business. And the Bacon & Bangers business is thriving: they turn over more than a €100k pa and the business is still expanding. It would be ideal if the buyer were a butcher but a simple entrepreneur working with a local lad with butchery experience would probably work as well.
The farmhouse is a real gem and has been refurbished to a high standard. Fairly mundane-looking on the exterior but very comfortable inside. The location is a tiny village just 10 minutes south of Marciac - Jazz capital of France - and a culinary centre in its own right. To the south you have the Pyrenees with their ski resorts and cycling possibilities.
All in all, an unusual property and business at an exceptional price. Go for it!
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Gascony in South West France covers most of the area to the south west of a line joining Bordeaux, Agen and Toulouse, that is, the western part of the Midi Pyrenees region, and the coastal section of Aquitaine.
It is one of the least inhabited regions of France, which contributes to its charm, the landscape features gentle river valleys, mixed woodland and rich farmland producing maize and sunflowers. Majestic views of the Pyrenees etch the horizon.
Pretty medieval villages of mellow stone nestle in the green rolling hills, many of them with arcaded central squares, perfect for a long lunch on a warm afternoon. Auch, the historical centre of Gascony, (and the town of D’Artagnan), boasts a magnificent cathedral, several museums, and a maze of attractive pedestrianised streets.
The climate is mild and warm and the wines of the region offer variety and quality, from the spicy red Madiran, the tannic Tursan, through to the elegant sweet Pacherenc which teams perfectly with foie gras. Then there is Armagnac, the digestif of the region, whose unique ageing process allows layers of subtle flavours to develop, and, its enthusiasts will explain, protects against heart disease and obesity.
Generally speaking, a liking for duck is useful when eating in Gascony, but there is much else besides foie gras, confit, magret de canard, and all the other iterations of that humble bird. The ‘jambon du pays’ is excellent and teams perfectly with the famed melons from Lectoure, whose fragrant juicy flesh bears no relation to their pale cousins beloved of the supermarkets. Local markets offer a vast array of excellent fresh fruit and vegetables.
The inhabitants of the area are amongst the most long lived in France, they attribute this to the high quality of their local produce, and they could be correct!
- 10 mins Marciac
- garden and pool
- farmhouse - central heating - double-glazing
- Butchery business - freehold
- Garage and parking
- building land
- pool is a bit small
other properties in this region:
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