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The Restaurant has been established for more that 45 years. The current owners purchased in 2005, re modelling in 2015, to a very high standard. Building the business to a successful restaurant and outside catering business adding to the brand, in 2006, a 10 room Boutique Hotel with three Gites. Being sold as a “going concern” inc all furniture fixtures etc and three vans, (two refrigerated for outside catering).
150 covers spread over two floors enjoying success as a “Bistro Style” restaurant with high demand for weddings and private functions.
Boutique hotel built inside a traditional 17th century building and, in parts, forms part of the old town walls, (ramparts). Allowing the benefits that a new build affords but equally the joys that an old building offers.
Oozing luxury and charm no expense has been spared, with high end fixtures, fittings and furniture.
10 ensuite rooms, three with garden access, Dining room, Industrial kitchen, laundry area, gardens and three, independent gites. Room for an attic apartment would equally suit an investor or an owner/manager.
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Set off of the main, cobbled, square you are transported to a “Bistro Style Parisian” restaurant with beautiful decoration and attentive, but not arrogant staff. Serving fresh produce over eight seatings a week.
As you will see from the photographs and 360° tours, all of the equipment is up to the minute with the furniture, fixtures and fittings in extremely good order. Reversible air conditioning throughout the building offering heat in winter and coolness in summer. An absolutely ready to go business with bookings for 2019 catering already in the diary.
The ground floor has two, interconnecting, dining rooms of around 25 covers each, a large bar and client toilets. To the rear are the washing up room and the generous kitchen. Rear stairs for staff access to the first and second floor. Rear access for the three vans, two of which are refrigerated, for transfering food for the outdoor catering events, (approx 40% of the turnover is external catering).
The lower ground floor holds the wine cellar, walk in fridge, chest freezers, industrial washing machines and storage.
The first floor has a further two, interconnecting, dining areas for 100 covers with an intimate, seperate, room for meetings or for the children to enjoy their own space with TV and toys, at the many wedding events held here. As well as guest toilets and access to the rear staff stairwell. This leads up to the second floor.
Second Floor: Currently used for storage and the staff cloakroom, but has been used as owner/staff accomodation, in the past, and could therefore be used for this again.
As previously mentioned as well as the fixtures and fittings of the restaurant the business will be sold with it’s three catering vans.
Dimensions, (which are approximate)
Ground Floor: Bar and dining area 1: 25m2
Dining area 2: 25m2
Guest toilets: 7 m2
Washing up room: 8.8 m2
Kitchen: 32 m2
Lower Ground Floor:
Wine cellar: 23 m2
Storage area: 35 m2, with walk in fridge of 3.5 m2
Storage area: 22 m2, housing water softener.
Dining area 1: 56 m2
Dining area 2: 25 m2
Conference Room: 23 m2
Guest toilets: 8 m2
Corridor: 13 m2
Cloakroom: 15 m 2
Three further rooms of: 22, 13 and 13 m2
N.B. All measurements are approximate.
Tucked down a cobbled street, just off of the main town, and near to an ancient church with a quality boulangerie and patisserie opposite. This hotel is popular with the business, that the Cognac industry brings to the area, and also the tourists, that the area attracts.
Styled in a calming and neutral palette the hotel offers the guests a luxurious and comfortable stay whilst ensuring that the facilities are in place to allow the team to run the business smoothly.
The main hotel building encompases the following:-
Reception 41,5 m2
Hallway with elevator 11,5 m 2
Guest WC 3 m2
Breakfast/ dining room 27,9 m2
Kitchen 8,2 m2, (fully equipped).
To the rear a courtyard used for summer dining approx 60 m2
Laundry room 26 m2, (again fully equipped with industrial washers and dryers).
Bedroom 1 Bedroom 15 m2, Shower room, (with walk in shower), 8 m2
Bedroom 2 Bedroom 18 m2 and shower room 6m2
Bedroom 3 Bedroom 20 m2 and shower room 6 m2
Bedroom 4 Bedroom 35 m2 and bath room 7 m2 with shower and freestanding bath
All the shower rooms have walk in showers.
Bedroom 7 Bedroom 14,8 m2 and shower room 6,5 m2
Bedroom 8 Bedroom 18,4 m2 and shower room 9,4 m2
Bedroom 9 Bedroom 23 m2 and shower room 7,3 m2
Again all of the showers are walk in showers.
Attic space with velux windows. Ready to be used as a loft apartment of approx 70 m2
Externally and to the rear of the, aforementioned, courtyard accessed from stone stairs are the three garden rooms.
The Tower Room 27m2
Thus called as it is built into a tower or turret of the old ramparts, (city walls). This circular room is very popular with newly weds. The large walk in shower is particularly popular.
Bedroom 5 Bedroom 22 m2 Shower room 7 m2
Bedroom 6 Patio doors opening onto the terrace area: Bedroom 22 m2 Shower room 7 m2 With walk in shower and freestanding bath.
All rooms have WiFi and, (apart from the tower room), have reversible heating/air-conditioning. As do the other guest area of the hotel. The tower room has electric radiators.
One storeroom which houses the water heating system, water softener and storage space.
Wine cellar, with required earthen floor, ambient temperature and arched ceiling. Ideal for both wine storage but would work well for tasting sessions, incorporating themed weekends etc.
To the side of the courtyard is a garden area which could be used by one of the gites or could be opened up for use by the guests as a relaxing garden.
Currently used as an overflow for the hotel but would serve the business better, during the summer months, as three separate tourist rentals, marketed in their own right.
1, Private entrance
Ground floor: Open plan Kitchen/diner, lounge. Tiled floors and fully equipped kitchen.
First Floor: Double bedroom and Bathroom.
Approx 50 m2
2, Private Entrance.
Ground Floor: Open plan Kitchen/dining.
First Floor: Double Bedroom and separate Bathroom
Second Floor: Loft bedroom with three separate beds, ideal for a family.
Approx 100 m 2
3, Private entrance plus accessible from the road, via a delivery entrance to the hotel.
With access to a courtyard, and possibility of rear garden.
Ground Floor: Large kitchen/dining with separate lounge.
First Floor: Master Bedroom, up two steps into the Twin Bedroom, Bathroom with walk in shower.
Approx 120 m2
N.B. All measurements are approximate.
The Charente/Charente Maritime areas are sat in a micro climate. We are the sunniest and warmest area in France outside of the Côte d’Azur. We benefit from the brightest skies in the country.
Cognac, Jarnac, Saintes and Chateauneuf have a lot of Roman influence with amphitheater’s etc. Cognac is, of course, well know due to the amber liquid which is growing in popularity year on year.
The area is known as “Spirit Valley” (production of all the internationally known Cognac rands as well as Pineau des Charentes, wines, Greygoose vodka, Grand Mariner and other spirits and liqueurs.
The largest producer, Hennessy, has just completed two new, large, buildings one to store their products, another as a factory for attaching the labels to the bottles.
Unemployment is incredibly low, for rural France, due to the industry as the barrels, bottles etc are all locally produced.
Due to this, for a small town, Cognac and the area offer a lot of services and entertainment. An olympic sized pool is about to be completed. Sports centres, schools, conference facilities, bars and restaurants are all very high quality.
The historical center has been maintained, with its cobbled streets and boutique shops, with a ring road around where you will find out of town shopping. Extremely popular with tourists.
Here are links to the tourist board and the wikipedia description:-http://tourism-cognac.com/en/?PHPSESSID=fchprjnj5eap3uju5c0jhr9ii3
Again, due to industry, we are surrounded by vineyards. Vine growing land being more valuable than building land. So if these are your neighbours then they always will be.
The river Charente traverses the towns and lends itself to water sports, walks and riverside dining.
You will also see sweet corn and sunflower fields, the area produces the popcorn for the country.
You are well placed for transport. There are train stations in Cognac, Jarnac and Chateauneuf, all of which connect to Angouleme with the TGV and new fast track, (LGV), where you are able to reach Paris in 1h30.
La Rochelle and Bordeaux airports are within an hour and a quarter. Ryan air fly to Stansted, all year, from La Rochelle. Bordeaux is an international airport and an Easyjet hub. We flew to Barcelona from there recently.
The coast is an hour and fifteen away and the Pyrenees and Spanish border are 3.5 hours drive.
St Malo is a 4.5-5 hr drive with overnight, and daytime, ferries to the U.K.
PROPERTY PRICES.:-The peak for prices was 2006, since which prices continued to drop until last year. This region was one of the first to begin to recover. Prices are predicted to rise, within the next few years, as the fast travel time for Paris will attract more second home owners.
Having said that the area is, in general, less expensive than Dordogne, due to its popularity with Brits, the Dordogne prices have been inflated.
THE VIEWING TRIP:-
A lot of our clients organise their own itinerary which can lead to hours spent traveling around the French countryside getting, lost, hot and tired.
By allowing me to organise your itinerary we can ensure that you do not have any of these problems. I collect you from the hotel and drive you to properties allowing me to discuss the areas with you and you to sit back and enjoy the experience.
The maximum properties that I would advise you to view are six a day, otherwise they all merge into one. I also, strongly, advise on a few days holiday, in between, viewings to relax and discover the area. Leaving the last day clear for second visits, to properties that you particularly like.
THE PURCHASE PROCESS:-
We at Leggett have a team in place to guide you through every part of the buying process and beyond to helping you with the utility contracts, recommending local builders, restaurants etc.
All you need to do is find a house that you like, everything else is taken care of for you. Our fees are included in the property price.
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