View from old house
Main farmhouse dining area
Farmhouse sitting area
Gite dining area
Gite living area
Gite family bedroom
Gite twin bedroom
Old farmhouse other angle
Stables through trees
Gite and pool
- Up and running equestrian holiday riding business
- Further opportunities to expand the business
- 4 bedroom converted farmhouse
- 5 ensuite bedroom conveted gite sleeping 11 for guests
- Original farmhouse for renovation (potentially 4 bedrooms)
- Adjacent field with planning permission
- Swimming pool
- Stables and outbuuildings
- 36 acres of paddocks and land
- Stunning location and outriding
Description of the business
An equestrian business which has been run successfully for the last 10 years offering fully inclusive holidays with riding and trekking trips over a wide local area including countryside and woodland as well as over their own cross country course giving a very wide range of routes so even on a weeks holiday, you should have different rides each day. There is annual repeat business is currently over 50% and when I visited the property in November and spoke to one of the regulars, she enthused about the riding and potential there would be for someone to improve the already successful business. The business is fully established and most of the equipment to run the business will be left and included, subject to satisfactory outcome of the negotiations. The 20 or so horses are NOT INCLUDED although are available by separate negotiation. Visitors come from all over the world and it is presently run by an English family so fluent French is not essential to running this business, although some knowledge will be needed. The owners are looking to retire after a happy 10 years but would be happy to stay on and assist the purchasers should they so wish..
Potential for the future
There would seem to be great potential to increase the business further and there is also an old farmhouse above the main farmhouse which could be converted to provide further accommodation. The views from this building are to die for. See the main photo which I took in the morning at about 10 am. Just fantastic, and from the first floor, would be even more impressive.
It is situated about 5 minutes from the local town which has village shop, primary school, pharmacie, bar and restaurant, garage and a Salle de fetes The nearest airport is at Rodez, some 45 minutes away and Toulouse is about 2 hours away. There is a train service from Toulouse to Capdenac so clients could be met there if they did want to hire a car. There are supermarkets in Capdenac as well as in Figeac where there are also secondary schools.
Main farmhouse - ground floor
Ground Floor Reception hall with fine turning staircase to the first floor with some original Burgundian timbers. Bedroom 1 - double Bedroom 2 - double Shower room Large utility room/laundry - with tiled floor, and plumbing. Door through to Garage with large doors to the front, oil fired boiler and separate wood burning boiler.
Main farmhouse - first floor
Huge living area with massive ancient fireplace divided into dining and living areas. Kitchen off with new units. Two further double bedrooms New shower room Stairs up to mezzanine area Door at far end leads out on to a terrace with stone steps down to driveway or out onto a small area of lawn. Views across to the local town.
Large open plan dining/living areas with covered terraces at either end for outdoor eating. Fitted kitchen with sink, units and gas hob. All the catering for the guests is created in this room. Family bedroom suite with main double bedroom, attached twin bedroom and ensuite shower room Three further bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms. One of the bedrooms can accommodate a third bed.
This is need of complete restoration but is in a fabulous position. Ground floor Living room with huge fireplace kitchenette and bathroom off Store room and bunk room with mezzanine First floor Scope for more bedrooms, potentially 4.
Gardens Swimming Pool with sliding cover Sanitary block located by the side of the pool Block and tiled roof construction with WC, showers and food preparation area with sinks. BUILDING PLOT above the property with scope for one dwelling.
Stable yard Useful stalls with storage areas, covered yards and space for shoeing. Jumping paddock to the side Cross country course Some 36 acres of grounds, paddocks, pasture and mixed woodland. Useful supply of own firewood.
Equipment included and excluded
INCLUDED IN GUIDE PRICE All beds and equipment in the gite for guests Renault 4WD tractor with fork and ancillary equipmemt Land Rover Discovery TD5 Ford Transit Van Ifor Williams 3 place horse lorry Logging equipment Hay feeders Goodwill, website and forward bookings. NOT INCLUDED All personal possessions The horses and associated tack - available by separate negotiation.
Property Ref: F612