Location: French Pyrenees - Bareges, Pyrenees, France

Price: 585 000 €

  • Property Type : chalet
  • Bedrooms : 7
  • Bathrooms : 6
  • Location : French Pyrenees - Bareges, Pyrenees, France
  • 13 years trading, #1 on TripAdvisor, top condition
  • Location: Near restaurants, skibus & proposed lift
  • All en-suite rooms, large comfortable chalet
  • 95k€ yearly turnover. Many returners

Centrally located, very successful chalet in perfect condition with 6 en-suite rooms, plus 1 bedroom owners'/staff apartment with independent access

Property Details:

Les Cailloux is a 3-star chalet (rating from Gites de France) classified as a "Chambres d'Hotes" with five spacious, characterful and well-appointed bedrooms, one of which is a very large two-bedroom suite. Each guest bedroom has an en-suite shower room and WC. The accommodation is flexible, offering double, twin or family rooms sleeping up to 14 people.  There is potential for a greater capacity using bunk beds etc. if required. The chalet has a large guest lounge with a wood-burning stove, bar and coffee machine, big-screen home cinema and a selection of English books, magazines, games, CDs and DVDs. The lounge has direct access to a sunny terrasse with mountain views. There is a good internet connection with WIFI throughout the chalet.

Adjoining the lounge, a large guest dining room, seating 12-14 people, leads through to an open-plan kitchen that was built expressly with chalet catering in mind with lots of storage and generous worktop space to plate-up. On the ground floor there is a heated equipment room for coats, boots and skis, and a sauna - perfect for relaxing tired muscles after a hard day on the slopes! Externally there is a 40m2 deck (recent), with tables/chairs/parasols and a 100m2 garden mostly laid to lawn. In front of the chalet is another patio area of approx 25m2. 

There is also a private owners'/staff apartment with an internal door into the chalet. It has a lounge-diner and an en-suite bedroom with independent access from the rear of the building. The chalet was heavily renovated in 2005 when all external walls and roof space were insulated and all new wiring & plumbing, mains sewer connection and gas central heating (with condensing boiler) were installed. Continuous care and attention by the owner-operators has meant that the chalet decor and bathrooms have remained in excellent condition. There are no immediate works needed, although there is potential to extend the chalet and add a larger owners' annexe if required.

Prospective buyers might be interested to know that the chalet currently supports a large mortgage, based entirely on the business turnover (85-95K EUR annually). The business has 13 years of consistent trading history, and French professional loans are currently available at very low fixed-rates in the region of 1.6%.

Further Info:

Age of property: 200 yrs
Construction Type: Wood and stone
Floor area: 280 m²
Land area: 110 m²
No. of Floors: 3
Lift: no
Furniture included


Chalet les Cailloux is situated in the centre of the mountain village of Bareges in the Hautes Pyrenees. It is a perfect base for skiing, snowboarding and ski touring, with easy access to the impressive Grand Tourmalet (Bareges-La Mongie) ski resort - the largest ski area in the French Pyrenees. For non-skiers, the chalet is also a great base for snow-shoeing, with marked trails starting just a couple of minutes walk from the chalet, and the village has a popular thermal spa. The free ski-bus stop is 50 metres walk from the ski chalet. The bus leaves every 15 to 20 minutes, with a 5 minute ride to the main lifts of the resort at Tournaboup. A new ski lift is being constructed next year directly from the village into the ski area (Winter and Summer use), to be situated around 200m from the chalet.

The Pyrenees need no re-inventing for the Summer trade, which is focused on mountain activities including hiking, cycling and adventure sports. The chalet is consistently busy throughout the long Summer season due to its location and the very high standard of accommodation, which is hard to find in the region. The chalet is at the heart of some of the best hiking in France, on the GR10 long distance trail and with access to the Pyrenees National park, the Neouvielle Nature Reserve (the Lake district of the Pyrenees), and the Grand sites of the Midi-Pyrenees: the Pic du Midi observatory, Cauterets-Pont d'Espagne, and the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Mont Perdu and the cirques of Gavarnie & Troumouse. The area is also massive for cycling as Bareges is situated en-route to the Col du Tourmalet, the most famous Hors-Categoire col in Tour de France history and mecca for cyclists. In the school holidays Bareges is an attractive base for active families, being well-located for many mountain adventure sports such as paragliding, mountain biking, rafting, canyoning, climbing and caving to name but a few.

Full details can be seen on our website: www.mountainbug.com

Purchase Options:

Price includes the chalet freehold, all contents and business/commerce with client list. Property provides business opportunities.