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Commercial in BARCUS , Pyrenees Atlantiques , Aquitaine

€950,000 £835,506**
Ref: 101144CEL64
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FUNCTION ROOMS FOR WEDDINGS & EVENTS + RESTAURANT + BRASSERIE + BARS + TABAC + FURNISHED APARTMENTS + ROOMS TO CONVERT: this successful restaurant and bar with five tenanted furnished apartments has massive potential for transforming into a boutique hotel/Bed & Breakfast business, along with hosting weddings and other events to complement its existing restaurant business... or even a British/Irish pub!

Charlie Ellis , your local Leggett agent, says :

Price €950 000
agency fees to be paid by the seller
Ref 101144CEL64
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Dept Pyrenees Atlantiques
Surface 1050 M2* Plot Size 1536 M2
Bathroom 12 Bedrooms 14
  • 0-2KM to amenities
  • 50km or less to airport
  • Village property
  • Commercial
  • Bar-Restaurant
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Electricity on site
  • High speed internet
  • Mountain view
  • Water on site
  • Woodburner(s)
  • Habitable
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Are you looking for somewhere to open as a wedding venue? This vast building could not be in a better location for you to quickly create a booming business! Situated in the heart of the village square in Barcus, the huge property (1,050m²) has a glorious garden of about 1,536m², huge function rooms, three different restaurant areas, a large professional kitchen, a brasserie with outside dining terraces and a bar, a small tabac, five furnished apartments and seven rooms to convert into more apartments or B&B suites… or perhaps you’d like to transform the building into a boutique hotel or up-market B&B business, along with hosting weddings, corporate events, yoga retreats/conventions, activity holidays, accommodation for skiers… Read more ...

This massive four-storey building has more than 30 rooms, dining areas for catering for large numbers of people, a paved rooftop terrace with marvellous views - and delightful gardens and grounds planted with mature trees and shrubs! The property is located in the centre of a lively Basque village and local shops, amenities and a primary school are all a short walk away. The nearest Pyrénées ski resort is just 45 minutes away.

Currently functioning as a restaurant, brasserie and bar, and with the furnished apartments rented out as long-term furnished lets, this business has phenomenal potential for its new owners. Until recently, the current owners also hosted conferences and other events, but they have gradually reduced this part of the business as they approach retirement. With no other competitors in the area, however, the new owners should find it easy to once again attract wedding parties and corporate clients, who will definitely appreciate the idyllic village setting.

The property’s second-floor furnished apartments are extremely profitable, should the new owner wish to continue and expand this side of the business. Of the five apartments, two have two bedrooms, three have one bedroom. On the third floor, there are seven bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom or shower room. These rooms are in need of complete renovation and modernization. Planning permission has been granted to convert these seven rooms into two large apartments, if desired.

The garden-level brasserie is particularly popular at lunchtime all year round and attracts a loyal local clientele, along with many tourists during the summer. The brasserie has dining areas inside, at the front of the building and behind the building on a dining terrace overlooking the garden. The brasserie also has a thriving bar and a small tabac area to provide an additional income. Also on this floor is an enormous conference room, which can be divided up into two smaller rooms, as necessary. Outside, more dining areas could be created in the grounds, along with hosting weddings and other celebrations outdoors or in marquees. There is also more than enough room to install a swimming pool, create a children’s play area and even construct a chic barbecue area…

The restaurant dining rooms are on the first floor of the building, along with a cosy bar and a large professional kitchen. The restaurant has two indoor dining areas, including a glazed dining terrace overlooking the fronton. The massive dining room can be divided up and partitioned off for private parties or left open for larger groups. There is definitely potential for expanding the catering side of the business - the total number of covers for the restaurant + brasserie is 178 inside + 108 on the terraces outside. Perfect for hosting weddings and events with ease!


- gardens and grounds of 1,536m²
- a brasserie (22 covers) with two outdoor dining terraces (60 and 48 covers)
- a bar
- a double-size function room
- a small tabac
- a storeroom
- a cellar
- WCs

THE RESTAURANT (first floor)

- a restaurant with a huge indoor dining area (120 covers)
- a glazed dining terrace (36 covers)
- a fully equipped professional kitchen
- a separate washing up room
- a large cold room
- a large television room, which could be converted into an additional apartment
- WCs

- a four-room apartment with two bedrooms
- a three-room apartment with two bedrooms
- three two-room apartments with one bedroom each

B&B ROOMS (third floor)
- seven bedrooms in need of redecoration and modernization
- all with an en suite bathroom or shower room
- planning permission for converting these seven rooms into two apartments, if desired


This is a rare opportunity to buy an up-and-running restaurant business in a lovely tourist area in the foothills of the Pyrénées. The opportunities to expand the business are huge:
- weddings, corporate conferences and other group events/celebrations
- a boutique hotel
- up-market Bed and Breakfast accommodation
- wellness, spa and yoga retreats
- activity holidays
- traiteur (catering) service
- afternoon teas
- themed restaurant evenings
- a traditional British/Irish pub, guaranteed to become popular with the local rugby team!


Mains water (with a generous allocation of free water, meaning that it is at zero cost)
Mains drainage
Underground gas tank
Gas central heating with radiators


Barcus is in Soule, one of the three provinces of the picturesque French Basque Country. It is just minutes away from the lovely Béarn region, close to the Spanish border and an easy drive from Pau, Lourdes and the famous beach resorts of the Atlantic coast, such as Biarritz and St-Jean-de-Luz. Toulouse, Bordeaux, San-Sebastián and Bilbao are all within easy reach. Famous for its rugby team, Barcus has a village shop, a chemist’s shop, a boulangerie and a bilingual primary school. The lovely riverside market town of Oloron-Ste-Marie is 25 minutes away.

Popular with tourists all the year round for hiking, mountain biking, white-water rafting and fishing, the region also offers a range of winter sports (downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing) with easy access to numerous ski stations. For those preferring beach-based activities (especially surfing) the famous resorts of the Atlantic coast are less than two hours away (Biarritz, St-Jean-de-Luz, Hossegor...)

Film buffs might be interested to know that the town of Oloron-Ste-Marie and several of the picturesque villages of the Vallée d’Aspe have recently been chosen as film locations, most notably for two French films starring the Oscar winner, Jean Dujardin, and an English film, "Waiting for Anya" based on the Michael Morpurgo book set in France in the Second World War. Not only is the stunning, unspoilt countryside of the Béarn perfect for filmmakers, but enthusiastic locals are often encouraged to volunteer as extras to appear alongside the international film stars - next time, that could be you!

DRIVING TIMES (from the centre of Barcus)

Pau Airport 1h 01m
Tarbes-Lourdes Airport 1h 24m
Biarritz Airport 1h 33m
Train Oloron 23m
Long-distance coach (Flixbus) from Oloron 23m
Ferry Bilbao 3h 17m

Issarbe 45m
La-Pierre-St-Martin 56m
Candanchú (Spain) 1h 23m
Iraty 1h 02m
Val d’Azun 2h 04m
Gourette 1h 20m

Biarritz 1h 36m
Hossegor 1h 45m

Aventure Parc Aramits 16m
Aquabéarn (Goès) 36m
Parc’Ours (Borce) 1h 03m
Zoo d’Asson 1h 06m
Grottes de Bétharram 1h 17m
Gorges de Kakuetta 41m
Passerelle d’Holzarte 54m

Major towns:
Oloron-Ste-Marie 26m
Pau 1h 02m
Lourdes 1h 34m
Toulouse 2h 51m
Bayonne 1h 23m
Biarritz 1h 33m
Bordeaux 2h 56m

Spanish Border:
Carretera del Roncal via La-Pierre-St-Martin 1h 02m
Puerto de Larrau 1h 07m
Tunnel de Somport 1h 10m

Spanish Towns:
San-Sebastián 2h 11m
Bilbao 3h 18m
Zaragoza (Saragossa) 3h 14m
Madrid 6h 09m

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