Cycling properties for sale in France
Five top-quality going-concerns for sale in FRANCE
Road cycling is taking off in a big way in France and cyclists from all over the world are keen to test themselves against the Tour de France's classic climbs. Here we list a few suitable properties in the Pyrenees which cater for cyclists aiming at the Tourmalet, Peyresourde, Aubisique and the other famous climbs.
These properties are all going-concerns: sold furnished and equipped and ready to roll. On yer bikes!
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Farmhouse and group gite used as mountain-bike centre. Located on the Port de Balès with access to Peyresourde so could be used for road-cycling. 12-person group gite with two barns ready for conversion into more accommodation. Lovely old refurbished farmhouse for owners. Wood-fired central heating throughout. €362k
Farmhouse with B&B rooms, separate gite, many outhouses, pool and land. Ariège département with 20kms of flat before the climbs begin. €499k
In a village near the spa town of Argélès-Gazost, this elegant Edwardian villa is perfectly located for attacking Hautacam, Aspin and the Tourmalet. It has 4 guest rooms, jacuzzi, sauna and a separate cycle workshop and possible gite. €492k SOLD
Located south of Lourdes - at the foot of the terrible climb up to Hautacam - this B&B with heated pool is well placed and well equipped to offer week-long cycling holidays centred on the Tourmalet, Aubisque, Soulor as well as Hautacam. €449k
In the spa town of Bagnères-de-Bigorre this property consists of 8 independent self-catering studios.
These can be used to house people taking the waters or cyclists climbing the nearby Tourmalet.
Would make a very nice cycling hostel. €280k
Located near Tarascon-sur-Ariège this vast B&B plus gite property boasts a nice pool, extensive
gardens, views over the mountains ... and the chance to ride the Plateau de Beille, Ax-les-3-domaines
and the climb up to Andorra. €455k
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What is a 'gîte'?
The word 'gîte' refers to a furnished, self-catering holiday house that is let to tourists over short periods. It can be a cottage, villa, chalet or apartment.
Originally known as 'gîte rural' the concept has spread from this rather narrow definition to encompass more or less any furnished, short-let property in the countryside, at the seaside or even in big towns.
Still relatively ignored by French law, a gîte can be set up anywhere in France as long as two important declarations are made: firstly to the Mairie of the commune where the gîte is situated and secondly to the Recette Fiscale of the owner. In other words, as long as the authorities know what you're doing and as long as you're paying taxes on your earnings ... everyone is happy.
What is a 'chambre d'hôte'?
This is a bed & breakfast establishment. Technically it involves home-owners welcoming tourists into their own home, putting a bedroom at their disposal and giving them breakfast in the morning. The maximum number of bedrooms permitted is five, after which the establishment is reclassified as a hotel.
However, there is a fine line between 'chambres d'hôtes' and 'gite d'étape' which could be described as a hostel. Even then, it is customary for hostels of this type (usually in mountainous regions or on national footpaths - GR) to stick to the 5 bedroom rule although one of those rooms might be a dormitory sleeping a dozen people.
Where we work
GITES FOR SALE FRANCE operates throughout South-West France: in Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon
GITES FOR SALE FRANCE is an ESTATE AGENT (agence immobilière), registered under French law and subject to the laws and regulations of the EU and France. It has been vetted by the French Ministry of Justice and holds all the necessary insurance.
It should not be confused with 'finders' or 'house-hunting' services which have no legal standing, no financial guarantee and no estate agent's licence.
SARL GITES A LA FRANCAISE RCS Toulouse n°: 531 694 925
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