Live the Dream?

Would you like to live the dream in the South of France?!

So many of our guests are interested to hear our “story” and would love to do something similar in the future….

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At some point in the future we will be looking to retire. We have lived here since 2012 and have built a successful and thriving business.  In an ideal world you would take perhaps up to a year to complete a sale and effectively manage a smooth and harmonious handover to a new owner.

If you are seriously considering a lifestyle change and think La Chataigneraie could make your dream come true, we would love to hear from you.  (If you are considering a holiday here, please don’t panic, we are not going anywhere anytime soon!)

La Chataigneraie offers:

  • A substantial and flexible property that could be adapted to suit many different business models
  • A main house with 5 en-suite bedrooms and two independent apartments (within house).
  • Two detached one-bedroom gites (one for 2 people, one for 4 people)
  • A total of  14 bedrooms and 13 bath/shower rooms
  • Flexible options for owners’ accommodation (1, 2 or 5 bedrooms)
  • Size of accommodation: approx. 850m² / land: approx. 8000m²
  • An established business with an excellent reputation (5* on Tripadvisor, 9.6/10 on
  • A perfect location in a friendly village, with a great bistrot, half-way between coast and ski resorts
  • A friendly and welcoming English-speaking ex-pat community for anyone who wishes to be a part of it
  • The possibility of a direct sale, avoiding extortionate immobilier fees
  • A turn-key business that could be sold fully-furnished and ready to go
  • 7 years of audited accounts (available to serious potential buyers only)
  • A fully registered, legitimate business with the option to buy as a going concern, or as a private house.
  • Sale to include established (self-managed) website and existing online advertising

Possible business uses:

  • The current model prioritises big family groups of up to 30 people having Exclusive Use of the whole property
  • Between big bookings it works equally well as 3 independent gites and 5 chambres d’hotes
  • Great potential to develop further as a stunning wedding venue
  • Perfect location for hosting Retreats
  • Ideal for activity groups such as hikers, mountaineering clubs,  yoga, painting, photography….the world is your oyster!
  • Very successful as a corporate team-building venue
  • Sports training camp

This is NOT an “Escape to the Chateau” bottomless money pit. The property is in an excellent state of repair throughout and has been renovated with a view to being easy to manage and maintain. It will be sold up and running and ready to go!

If you are not afraid of a bit of hard work it can be managed by a couple (as we have) with occasional help for a full-house changeover. There is further scope for expansion if you wished to employ some extra hands. So if you dream of escaping from the rat-race and having an adventure in the sunshine – give us a call!


We have laughed a great deal, reminisced a lot, drank too much and soaked up the beautiful surroundings. For a 22-strong family reunion this is the perfect place. Lots to do for all ages. And, Caroline, you did everything you said you would to ensure we all had a wonderful time – and we did.
Jeremy – August 2017 

House-hunting?  Would you like somewhere to stay whilst you explore the region?

We are always happy to hear from people who are looking for slightly longer-term accommodation and would be pleased to share our knowledge of the area and negotiate a special deal to suit your circumstances.  Give us a call to discuss your requirements!


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Make a reservation now, contact us with your preferred accommodation, arrival date and number of nights you’d like to stay, and we’ll be back in touch in no time.