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Successful Magical Lakeside Retreat Near Carcassonne For Sale

Carcassonne, Aude, France
Asking Price:
Sales Revenue:
Under €100K
Cash Flow:
€50K - €100K

For sale our spacious lakeside retreat with stunning lake views set in over 3.5 acres of private grounds with private heated pool. It has operated as a successful gite & retreat since it's renovation 5 years ago. Located in the heart of vineyards in the beautiful Razes region of the Languedoc. Surrounded by medieval Cathar Chateaux, just 20 mins from the bastide medieval town of Mirepoix and beautiful riverside town of Limoux. Carcassonne with its UNESCO world heritage castle and airport are only 30 minutes away, it’s a truly stunning rural location however very accessible.

This is an established business with an established year round rental opportunity. It has provided us with a steady source of income, in addition to being able to easily secure EU Residency cards with minimal effort.

The house is essentially 2 independent houses with separate entrances, driveways and gardens. The 3.5 acres of private established gardens boast sun soaked south facing terraces with lake views, a private walled pool area with13x4m heated swimming pool, trampolines, play areas, giant garden chess, plenty of parking, a 3 place car port and a 12x5m marquee for functions.

The 'gite' is over 350m2, the house accommodates a maximum of 18 guests in 7 ensuite bedrooms over 2 floors. There are fabulous lakeside views from most rooms, the large communal spaces are perfect for large groups to gather, enjoy family time but also have space to relax privately. The huge kitchen is well equipped and has a wood burning pizza oven. High season we have operated as a high end self catering gite, with full or part catered packages also available. Out of season the business has hosted weekends breaks, artist and yoga retreats as well as occasional bed & breakfast, we also accommodate cycling and hiking tour groups. This is a year round operation with plenty of potential.

The second half of the house is our home. Recently completely renovated, approx 200m2 with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, beautiful large fitted kitchen and comfortable lounge with stunning views and wood burner leading out onto a private sunny deck that faces south east and enjoys fantastic sunrises.

The house in total 11 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and has various reception rooms and outside spaces. It operates as 2 independent houses, perfect for continuing an immediate business opportunity with fantastic earning potential without the need for renovation or as a large family home with independent annex.

There is also a 150m2 footprint of an old stable complex in the grounds which is ripe for renovation with existing planning permissions.

Regretfully a change of personal circumstances is the reason for sale.

Please contact us for more information - only serious interest please!

Property Information

Real Estate:

Real Property Included

Living Accommodation:

A completely independent 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom owners accommodation as part of the house, with separate driveway and entrance offering both personal space and guests the opportunity to relax and enjoy their pwn space, whilst having support on hand should they require.


Rural location but 5 mins to local village with amenities; bakery; local shop; pharmacy doctors etc.
20 minutes Mirepoix & Limoux, 35 minutes Carcassonne; 1 hour Toulouse

Size in square feet:

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

There is a 150m2 footprint of stables which have existing planning permission and would easily provide further accommodation, potentially owners accommodation creating the potential to let out the house as a whole. We currently host our yoga retreats in the 12x6m marquee in the grounds, this would also benefit from being developed into a more permanent structure with stunning lakeside views.

Competition / Market:

Whilst there are plenty of holiday lets available in the area. We have a unique USP with the stunning lakeside views. We also uniquely cater to large groups of friends & families which provides year round income to groups renting for long weekends.

Reasons for selling:

Change in personal circumstances

Trading hours:

Year round income

Seasonal cleaners used to assist with turnarounds
Years established:
6 years

Other Information

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Website, business details can be happily handed over if required

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This business can be run from home.

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