Best gite businesses for sale in France

Gites for sale in SW France


SIX of the BEST!


Six top-quality gite businesses for sale in FRANCE


March 2018


The growing trend in "lifestyle change" properties in France is to ensure that your place in the sun has built-in income-producing capacity in the form of a couple of gites (self-catering rental cottages) on the estate. These are to ensure a regular revenue stream which covers all costs: local taxes, heating, utilities and so on.

GITES For Sale France has a number of such properties for sale -here are six of our best:


Farmhouse + 3 gites with views

south of Toulouse: €495k



Pyrenees - manor house with two independent gites for sale. Suiot BandB operation

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Watermill between Toulouse and Pyrenees with 3 gites 7 hectares land and indoor pool for sale

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North of Carcassonne this superb hamlet is self-contained gite business with trout stream.

SOLD - click on image for full description


Dordogne Lascaux Montignac gite business

reduced to €699k...


Chalet Park for sale in Tarn&Garonne


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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

Please note:

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.

Legal details:

SARL GITES A LA FRANCAISE RCS Toulouse n°: 531 694 925


RESPONSABILITE CIVILE: Assurance : Allianz 41404407

GITES 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
GITES FOR SALE FRANCE (Gîtes à la Française S.A.R.L.) 17 rue des Roseaux, 31400 Toulouse
Gîtes à la Française S.A.R.L. 2018