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B&B and Gite business Opportunity. With 14 Acres: A Very Large House of Character With 10 Bedrooms Plus 4 Gites of Differing Sizes and a Range of Large Stone Barns, All Situated in a Beautiful Country Position.

Location: Near Bayeux, Département of Calvados, Normandy
Price Reduced: €595,000 (Reduced from €850,000)
Status: For Sale
Reference ID: 285


A figure of 6.5% approximately should be added to the above to cover Tax, Notary and Registration Fees

Bayeux – 10 miles
Caen – 15 miles

The Normandy Coast – 23 miles

This ivy-clad house of pleasing proportions stands facing south and looking immediately over a large courtyard surrounded by its own massive barns.  To the rear are views up the hillside and across the property's own 14 acres of grassland.

The spot is so peaceful and tranquil that the property was acquired 25 years ago by a French yoga teacher who created a centre for yoga courses.  In 2001 the property was bought by an Anglo/Irish couple who allowed the yoga courses to continue (the owners provide food and accommodation, not yoga tuition).

The yoga groups from Paris continue to visit for weekends and six day residential courses 5 or 6 times a year – they are accommodated in the ten bedrooms of the house and in the four gites. The original yoga room on the second floor created 20 years ago is still in use.

During the rest of the year a gentle, no fuss, B & B business is pursued. Various nationalities have stayed over the years. .

Yet no dramatic promotions are pursued - just recommendations from the local tourist board for B & B and for the letting of the gites plus repeat custom – this is the formula of these quiet owners.

Now a desire to “finish business”, to travel somewhat and to attend to family matters in different parts of the world causes this property to be available for sale.  New owners could continue the same business formula and develop or change the activities according to taste; the addition of a swimming pool, the use of the barns for indoor activities or for stables – there are many alternatives.

Here is the legend which appeared on the promotional card of the French owners for fifteen years and continued by the present owners – and it still applies:-

“Un lieu paisible, simple et convivial, en campagne, proche de la mer, pour respirer et se ressourcer …”


THE HOUSE

Large Sitting Room: 21’ x 19’ Open fireplace, glazed door from outside. Fine views over meadowland and hillside.

Cloakroom: Hand basin and WC.

Inner Lobby: With stairs off

Dining Room: 19’ x 17’6 Marble fireplace, parquet herringbone floor.

Large Kitchen: 19’ x 13’

Utility Room: 9’9 x 9’9 Deep sink, plumbing for washing machine, hot water heater.

On the First Floor

Main Landing 1:

Family Bedroom 1: 14’ x 13’ 9 (one double, two singles)

En Suite Shower Room 1: Shower cubicle, handbasin, WC.

Shower Room 2: Shower cubicle, handbasin, WC.

Bedroom 2: 15’ x 8’9 (two single beds) Handbasin, electric radiator.

Bedroom 3: 15’ x 7’ Handbasin, electric radiator.

Landing 2

Bedroom 4: 15’ x 10’6 Handbasin, electric radiator.

Bedroom 5: 15’ x 10’6 Handbasin, electric radiator.

Bedroom 6: 13’6 x 9’9 plus Entrance area:

En Suite Shower Room 3: Shower cubicle, handbasin, WC.

Shower Room 4: Shower cubicle, handbasin, WC.

Bedroom 7: 11’ x 9’2 Radiator from central heating system.

En Suite Shower Room 5: Shower cubicle, handbasin, WC.

Bedroom 8: 10’9 x 8’ plus entrance area. Radiator from central heating system.

En Suite Shower Room 6: Shower cubicle, handbasin, WC.

Bedroom 9: 10’6 x 8’ Lovely window overlooking meadows. Radiator from central heating system.

En Suite Shower Room 7: Shower cubicle, handbasin, WC.

Linen Room/Wardrobe Cupboard: 11’ x 6’5

Bedroom 10: 14’6 x 13’6 Plus 13’ x 7’9 Shower cubicle, handbasin.

En Suite Bathroom 8: Bath, handbasin, WC.

On the Second Floor

Activities Room (known as “the yoga room”): 34’ x 20’6 Velux rooflights, two radiators off central heating system, two electric radiators.

2 WCs (Male and Female), 2 basins. Shower cubicle.

THE GITES

Gite 1: A 2/3 Bedroomed 2 Storey Unit: Ground Floor: Living Room/Kitchen, W.C. First Floor: Landing /Sitting Room/Bedroom 3, Two Bedrooms, Shower Room

Gite 2: A One Bedroom Apartment: Living Room/Kitchen, Bedroom, Shower Room

Gite 3: A One Bedroom Apartment: Living Room/Kitchen, Bedroom, Shower Room

Gite 4: A Studio Apartment: Bed Sitting Room/Kitchen, Bathroom

Store Room: 8.5m x 6.8m

THE OUTBUILDINGS

Stone Barn 1: 16.5m x 7.5m A very tall two-storey building.

Stone Barn 2: 6.5m x 3.5m Used for tractor/vehicle storage.

Barn 3: 16m x 12m Used as garage and machinery store.

Barn 4: Wine Store: 5.8m x 4m Main Area: 10.3m x 5.8m Workshop: 8m x 5.8m

First Floor Massive Open Area: 22m x 5.8m with good solid floor – good for parties. This part of the building has 3.25m to eaves height therefore would accommodate a further floor (a second floor) if required. Light and power.

Old House (Just a Shell) 12.5m x 7m

Old Milking Parlour: 23m x 4.3m and 5.6m x 4.4m With concrete floor, light and power.

External WC/Shower Room: Shower cubicle, handbasin and electric radiator.

Services: Mains water and electricity. Two septic tanks.

THE LAND

The land is mainly meadowland and extends to 6 hectares (14.8 acres)

Note: For all further details or an appointment to view, please ring our office on 01799 543211.