Winegrower’s house and three gîtes
pool, gardens and out-buildings
Nogaro/Eauze – Armagnac capital
€595,000 * ref 189
This property consists of a 4-bedroomed wine-grower’s house set in a 2 hectare estate with 3 working gites, a large pool, numerous out-houses, an orchard and vegetable patch. It is located in the countryside a few minutes from a lively village north of the town of Nogaro, reputed for its Armagnac and automobile racing circuit.
It’s the sort of property that lends itself to all-year-round letting activity as the racing circuit operates a school all winter and there is a constant demand for upmarket lodgings. Summer looks after itself and the shoulder months attract wine and Armagnac lovers, culinary tourists and history buffs.
The House is a roomy four-bedroomed house of two storeys.
Downstairs there is a big, spacious farm kitchen with pantries and laundry rooms off the kitchen. The lounge/dining room is next door with big fireplace and wood-burning stove. The master bedroom is on this floor too with a fine ensuite bathroom.
Upstairs there are another three double bedrooms and a spacious bathroom. The whole house is heated with an oil-fired central-heating system.
An open barn with barbecue space and wood storage runs from the house down to the pool. At the end of this structure is the old bread oven, now being converted into a one-bedroomed ‘cottage’ for friends and family. It can also be used as a summer kitchen for functions around the pool.
The gites are in a separate building: the old barn converted into three self-contained units (a one-bedroom, a two-bedroom and a three-bedroomed gite) each with their own south-facing terrace.
There is a fourth gite – a superb cottage, on its own, with two bedrooms, lounge and kitchen. This is being sold separately for €156,000
The pool is set back from the buildings – a beautiful 12 metre tiled pool (no liner!) which conforms to all safety regulations. There is a vegetable patch as well as a varied and substantial orchard of apple, pear, plum, cherry and quince as well as walnut trees.
Shopping is done in Nogaro, just a few kms down the road. The local village is a cosmopolitan centre with year-round activities.
This is a true gite business which needs taking in hand. Modern internet marketing methods mean that it is possible to fill the accommodation on offer here all year round. With a bit of marketing savvy and a wine or Armagnac-tainted theme, one could boost earnings to over €60k pa. Everything is in place: the family home, the 3 gites (4, if you count the bread-oven gite), the big pool, the grounds … and the peace and quiet. The estate is at the end of a lane (one neighbour) with no through traffic: bliss!