Mirepoix - B&B/townhouse
5 bedroomed house
fully refurbished: central heating - insulation - new roof
2 minutes from mediæval town centre
Price € 395,000 * (ref 234)
Mirepoix is one of France's hidden treasures. At the foot of the Pyrenees, mid-way between the ancient capital of the region and current capital of Ariège - Foix - and the region's booming tourist attraction - Carcassonne - its unspoilt mediaeval centre is home to one of S. France's most colourful markets as well as countless cafés and restaurants.
This property is in the old town, just a two minute stroll from the cathedral and central square.
It is a three storey, stone-built, townhouse - part of a renovated terrace of similar houses in a quiet cul-de-sac. There is a patio and paved garden out the back.
The ground floor is given over to a vast living room, an open kitchen/diner and a study or ground-floor bedroom. There's a downstairs toilet and washbasin.
Upstairs are four double bedrooms, one ensuite, and a family bathroom. The second floor is devoted to a loft bedroom with ensuite bathroom. There's extra storage space up here under the eaves.
The whole premises is heated by an efficient, recently installed, gas boiler run on mains gas. Mains drainage and water too. There is parking in the front of the house or at the back of the 300m² garden.
Although this property is not currently used as a B&B it has been renovated with this aim in mind. It is sold furnished and equipped so that buyers can hit the ground running. The obvious way to run the place would be for the owners to use the second floor as their private space while letting out the four rooms on the middle floor. B&B accommodation is desperately needed in Mirepoix and one could count on €75 - €85 per night. The big kitchen is just perfect for relaxed table d'hôte in the evening - again the setting would allow for €35 meals - meaning that hosts could hope to generate over €75k pa. Given the immense draw that Mirepoix exercises on UK and American tourists we reckon you can't go wrong with this property. 280m² of renovated and centrally-heated living space: that's less than €1500 per square metre!
Please contact us for further information and pictures. The property can be visited by appointment only.
* agency fees included ____________reference n°: 234
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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 climb up to the Plateau de Beille and the fearsome climb up to Ax-Trois-Domains.
On your bikes!
- over 280m² of living surface
- fully equipped and decorated
- double glazing throughout
- gas central heating
- 5 bedrooms
- mains drainage, mains water and gas
- 2 minutes on foot to market square
- airport (Toulouse and Carcassonne) 60 minutes
- quiet cul-de-sac location
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