Gite business for sale - Tarn/South Aveyron
farmhouse - 4-bedroomed gite - pool - outhouses
25 minutes Albi - near Viaur gorge
€428,000 * ref: 196
The Aveyron is one of France's largest and wildest départements. It is criss-crossed with deep-cut river gorges - the Aveyron river, the Tarn and the Viaur rivers to name just a few - which provide spectacular scenery and countless leisure activities - canoeing, hiking, fishing and bungee jumping. The southern part of the region is more civilized with easy access to some splendid Bastide villages (Sauveterre-de-Rouergue) as well as the UNESCO Heritage site at Albi.
This property is on the edge of the Viaur gorge, a few metres inside the Aveyron, and within 20 minutes of Albi. It's a gite business comprising owner's farmhouse, big 4-bedroomed gite, pool and outhouses. It is sold as a going-concern, furnished and equipped.
Here's a run-down on the various buildings:
The farmhouse. A solid three-storey stone-built building - south-facing - which has been carefully refurbished and adapted for 21st century living. The entire ground floor is devoted to an open-plan lounge/dining/kitchen area with wood-burning stoves (Godin) as well as oil-fired central heating. There is also a laundry area, wc and bathroom on this floor. Upstairs there are two big double bedrooms and a family bathroom of impressive size. The third floor has been fitted out as an independent den for children or young adults with a twin bedroom and open-space lounge/library area.
Gite. The gite building is set back from the farmhouse and has separate entrance and terrace area. On the ground floor is the lounge/dining/kitchen area as well as a double bedroom with its own ensuite bathroom and wc adapted for the disabled. Upstairs are three more bedrooms and a bathroom (with bath).
Garage and Barn: the garage is a newly added two-storey building adjoining the old farmhouse. it houses three cars on the ground floor and offers a vast 80m² space on the upper floor. An opening into the main house has been provided for. The barn, on the other side of the farmhouse, is a long low building of over 100m². It has new timbers and new roof ... but the inside remains as was, ready to convert into more accommodation.
The property is the last house in a tiny hamlet (14 residents) and there is no through traffic. The garden affords views over the rolling countryside with the Tarn hills in the distance. The pool is a lovely 10x4.5m affair with a removable cover. It is used from April through to October. The pool house is set back from the pool and has space to store all garden furniture. Finally, there is an old stone well and a vegetable patch in the grounds as well as a car-park for guests.
There has been a lot of work put into this property: renovating and refurbishing to a high standard. Central-heating, Godin wood-burners, kitchen-fittings and double-glazing are the visible end to all this but one senses the business is run as a tight ship by people who care. However, time has caught up with them and the original project of transforming the barn (and part of the garage) into gites 2 and 3 has been shelved. This should be a priority with the new owners as the rise of Albi as a year-round tourist attraction means the demand for good, comfortable accommodation in calm surroundings is there.
Please contact us for further information and pictures. The property can be visited by appointment only.
* agency fees included ____________reference n°: 196
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The Aveyron is a vast empty département firmly anchored in the wilds of the Massif Central, the ancient backbone of France which dates back to pre-Cambrian times.
It is part of the adminstrative region 'Midi-Pyrénées' but has its roots partly in the Midi and partly in the the mountainous centre. Two great river valleys carve through the rugged terrain - the Aveyron and the Tarn - creating a series of high plateaux and deeply etched valleys. The plateaux tend to be covered in sheep pasture and moorland and the valleys clothed in thick forest, often sweet chestnut, pine or beech.
Rodez is the capital but Millau and St Affrique are also major players in the urban stakes ... although many would consider them all quiet country towns. There are vineyards west of Rodez - the Marcillac AOC - mainly reds but excellent rough wines. The Aubrac plateau is the home of a famous breed of cattle, reputed for their meat. But the main culinary claim to fame of the Aveyron is without doubt that prince of cheeses - Roquefort. Between St Affrique and Millau lies the village of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon with its immense limestone caves where the cheeses are carefully matured.
The south-east of the Aveyron is the wildest and most deserted part of the department: the land rises in the South to Lacaune in the Tarn which offers cross-country ski facilities. In the SE lies the great plateau of Larzac, where sheep out-number humans ten to one.
- 1 big gite
- in hamlet
- veg garden with well
- 8 minutes services & shops
- central heating
- large outhouse and garage
- 25 minutes Albi
- no café in hamlet
other properties for sale in this region
- Entire hamlet €350k
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