Domaine Burgundy for sale


Main house, 5 gîtes, studio, chambre d'amis, heated swimming pool
 

Property Burgundy for sale

A fully restored farmers estate, situated in the heart of the Burgundian countryside is offered for sale. The domaine offers a wonderfully secluded lifestyle whilst remaining close to local amenities. The two buildings that have been carefully restored into generously proportioned living area's, contain a main house with large covered balcony and terrace, 5 gîtes (cottages), a studiochambre d'amis (guest room), garage/shed and a heated swimming pool with a large terrace.

The property is currently successfully operated as a small-scale holiday domain but can also be very suitable as a private family accommodation.

Introduction

About a decade ago this characteristic farmhouse and its barn were fully renovated preserving the traditional architecture, characteristic features and charm. Today it offers all modern comfort at the highest level of finish.

The property is located at the southern edges of regional park ‘the Morvan’ in the middle of nature yet not isolated and still within 8 km distance of all services. Besides the main house there are 5 gîtes, a studio, a guest room and a common area. In total it contains 13 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. Altogether it comprises a landscaped plot of 1,3 hectare with 570 m2 of living space.

In addition, all plots and terrains have been totally renovated; several terraces have been laid out and a lot of effort has been put in gardening and landscaping, like the plantation of hedges and trees. Furthermore, the property contains a swimming pool, a large parking area bounded by bushes, a spacious garage and a woodshed.

The swimming pool is surrounded by a spacious sun terrace, which is completely fenced. There also is a poolside shower. The pool and shower are both heated by solar panels. The technical system is installed in the adjacent pool house.

All basic infrastructure such as electricity, heating, watersupply, sewage systems and septic tank are fully renewed and compliant with applicable standards. All living areas are well insulated (floors, walls and roof). The energy consumption is low due to double glazing in all windows and doors. All living areas are heated by a wood-burning stove and electrical panel radiators. The main house and the studio have been equipped with an air conditioning system with both heating and cooling functions.

The potential and new (business) opportunities

Currently this domaine is operated as a small-scale holiday resort, whose gîtes have been awarded with a 4-star rating. The occupancy rate has been continuously high during several years, both in peak and low season. Most of the guests come from The Netherlands and Belgium; for them the traveltime is less than a day which makes this domaine also a popular spot for short breaks and long weekends. Review website Zoover shows this holiday resort as highly valued and highly recommended by guests.

In addition to running this property as a holiday resort it can also be very well suited as a private owned family estate or as a joint ownership (within an owner’s association). 

Currently this well established and successful business provides a steady income by renting out only 5 gîtes. Increasing this income can easily be established by potential expansion:

  • Renting out the studio and chambre d’amis.
  • Adding a campsite to the grounds/terrain with the possibility to place (purchased or leased) lodge/safari tents.
  • Organizing meetings, training programs, workshops or courses.

  • Organizing business meetings and events.  

  • Accommodating weddings, family reunions et cetera.

Strengths

  • Amid nature yet not isolated.
  • Favorable micro-climate.

  • Easily reached within the day from the Netherlands, Belgium and from the UK-tunnel.

  • All the terrain/grounds, buildings and installations are carefully maintained.

  • Healthy and consistent rental income, many possibilities for further expansions.

  • Lots of regular guests, great reviews on several websites.

  • Sale includes inventory, goodwill and website, turn key transfer possible.