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Melle, Deux-Sèvres, France €450.000
  • Successful, stunning holiday business comprising of a primary residence and 3 holiday cottages all set in a wonderful 2 and a half acres with trout stream and private swimming pool.
We are delighted to offer for sale this most stunning home, set in the heart of beautiful Poitou-Charentes. La Longère Rose sits in a peaceful rural village haven which is by no means isolated as there are 2 bustling market towns within 5km giving you the best of both worlds.
The property is a wonderful converted 18th century Poitevin longhouse and sits is in a peaceful terraced valley setting surrounded by 2.5 acres of beautiful gardens and meadows with a trout stream for a boundary.

The property is made up of 4 separate cottages in total, the owners own home ' The farmhouse ' as well as 3 gites which the owners run as a very successful holiday business, they have 4 star tourism rating one of the first in the region to achieve this status, this offers a perfect ready-made second business for someone wishing to relocate to this beautiful area of natural beauty.

The main house is a well presented spacious family residence, comprising of a large lounge with open fire perfect for those cosy winter evenings.
An open plan fully fitted kitchen and dining area; family bathroom; guest bedroom and cloakroom complete the ground floor.
The first floor provides 3 more double bedrooms; bathroom en-suite to the master; large office; laundry store and un-improved grenier.
In addition to the rear of the property is a 36 sq. metre utility and laundry room; a wine store and a potting shed with access to the garden.

The 3 gites are both elegant and comfortable and are located to the far end of the 60m long property, they also have the advantage of sharing a 11.5 x 5m pool with terrace areas around for relaxing and enjoying the wonderful climate this area of France offers.

The first Gite has an open plan kitchen, lounge/dining room, and 1 bedroom and bathroom conveniently located to the ground floor, the first floor has an attractive galleried landing from which leads 2 more bedrooms and a bathroom. There is a private patio and BBQ area.

Gite 2 and 3 are both 2 bedrooms cottages. The ground floor of both have an open plan kitchen, lounge/diner and cloakroom. There are 2 bedrooms to the first floor plus bathroom and shower room. Private patio and BBQ area.

Gite 1 sleeps up to 8 holiday guests, and gites 2 and 3 sleep 4.
All income details can be provided upon request.

There is also an excellent addition of a games/entertainment area located in a hangar, this is equipped with a full size pool table, table tennis and football table, as well as children's toys and bicycles.

The pool area, which is shared between the 3 gites is a secluded salt based 11 x 5 m GRP moulded pool. It benefits from a 2m wide non slip tiled terrace and is surrounded by lawn areas with sun beds and tables.
The additional outside areas are made up of extensive shaded lawned gardens; a scented rose walk; playing field; meadow and wooded area bordering the trout stream. There is a large private vegetable garden; orchard area and enclosed chicken run.

This wonderful area is a perfect place to immerse yourself in the culture and traditions that France has to offer, full of character with many historic places of interest to visit yet perfectly combining a modern feel with the developing cosmopolitan cities of Niort and Poitiers the ancient forests of Chizé and Aulnay, to the verdant Venise Verte and the wide, wild beaches of the Atlantic coast and chic resorts of La Rochelle and Ile-de-Ré. There really is something for everyone.

This really is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a delightful and very successful Holiday Lettings business, there is a full order book during peak season as well as many opportunities to expand if desired to include longer term and even offering bed and breakfast style accommodation.
Other possibilities would be airport transfers, offering site seeing trips, preparing meals for guests etc the possibilities are endless on this already thriving opportunity.

The current owners are also willing to assist the new buyers to ensure a smooth transition period in taking over the business.

We have more photos, floor plans, income details etc available on request. Please feel free to contact us or if you would like to arrange a visit to see the property and meet with the owners. Perhaps you could even book into one of the gites to get a real feel for the place!

We look forward to hearing from you.