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This is an exceptional and extraordinary business opportunity which could let you start a new life in FRANCE with a guaranteed income! In a beautiful, historic and sought-after village nestling in the picturesque valley of the Vienne is this charming and typically French bar/restaurant looking on to a tree-shaded square.
Not only a going concern but also a well-maintained family home, the five bedroomed property (three bedrooms fully en-suite and two share a bathroom) would also lend itself well to B&B accommodation, for which there is huge demand in this area from both holidaymakers and workers.
Downstairs there is a bar and dining room (which comfortably seats thirty people) and a large function room at the back. There are also toilets for the use of patrons off the function room. Behind the bar is the large and well-equipped restaurant kitchen and preparation area plus an array of rooms for storage, refrigeration, laundry etc; plus a delivery area and a garage (large enough for one car). In front of the south-facing property is a sunny terrace, surrounded by herb and flower planters, equipped with tables and parasols.
Up a beautiful original wooden staircase are the five bedrooms, some with original fireplaces and all with hardwood floors. There is also a huge living room with a kitchen area. There are radiators in every room which run off a wood-burning central heating system. (Wood is readily available and cheap to buy in this area).
The property is stone built in traditional style, dates from the late nineteenth century, is on mains drainage (not always the case in France!) and has been extremely well cared for.
The current owners offer meals at lunchtime only so there is great scope to increase the turnover by providing meals in the evening. As the only bar in the village, there is also lots of opportunity to get involved in providing catering, entertainment etc . Art exhibitions – themed evenings – private functions - the sky’s the limit for people with imagination, ambition and energy!
If an investment is more appealing, this property has been rented in the past, generating a guaranteed income, without all the hard work of running a busy restaurant!
About the area – only forty minutes from the university city of Poitiers, the valley of the Vienne is surrounded by beautiful rolling wooded countryside very popular with buyers. There are lots of activities locally including swimming, walking, canoeing, free concerts in the summer, flea markets, bungee jumping…. Tourism here is not as busy as in some parts of France but that’s because the tourists are missing a trick. The village has not one but two ancient chateaux, one of which is used regularly for art exhibitions. It’s an area favoured by artistic types and lovers of nature. The bar appeals to all groups – French residents, British residents and tourists of all nationalities. It is situated at an angle to a thoroughfare so is ideally placed to attract passing traffic while gazing peacefully onto the square in front. (Ideal for people-watching!)
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own restaurant and living in France, you have to come and see this amazing place, where you can live your dream!

The price is negotiable and the licence IV and all equipment necessary for the business is included in the sale.
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