Highly successful 5-Bedroom Boutique Hotel and Spa

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Highly successful 5-Bedroom Boutique Hotel and Spa with Spacious 3-Bedroom owners apartment and 6500m2 of Forest.

This is your opportunity to purchase one of the very best small hotels in Central France (63). A very special, high quality and profitable accommodation business which comfortably supports a family, generous healthcare and lifestyle plus annual profits in one of Frances most beautiful and un-spoiled regions and natural parks with plenty of amenities and community close-by.

A business with the stress-free size of a Chambres d’hôtes which is easily ran by a couple, but with the added prestige and commercial benefits of a luxury hotel. The business enjoys a buoyant all-year round trade and a healthy income for the owners.

Chabanettes is a locally famous and historic 170-yr old Auberge, now fully renovated, branded and marketed by the current owners into a Modern Boutique Hotel and Spa. Highly profitable and superb all-year trade which continues to grow year on year (6-figure turnover which is more than enough to meet minimum non-EU visa requirements for income). Consistently in the regions leading hotels by online reputation. The owners have invested nearly €200k of their annual profits over the last 9 years to turn this into the busy, highly sought-after hotel it is now.

The hotel comprises of 5 very spacious En-suite bedrooms, all modernised with luxury bedding, soundproofing, excellent thermal insulation, streaming TV'S and the capacity to sleep up to 14 pax in total. 2 Doubles, 2 stunning Luxury Double rooms and 1 Superior Family/Group Room which can accommodate up to 6 people. Because of the size and operational set-up of the business, the hotel could easily be run as a luxury Chambres dHôtes if preferred.

The owners have also added a dedicated Whisky and Cocktail Bar, a modern River-side Terrace, a contemporary new Dining Room and also a Spa with an Outside Hot-Tub and Infra-Red Sauna which draws a strong winter-trade. Because of the way that the hotel has targeted its customer types and positioned itself in the market place, the customer spend is also very strong. The dining room only operates in the evening so could be exploited for lunch trade where there is a proven demand should you wish to do so. For the last 3 years, the owners have also operated on a weekend-only business model from December to February with their highly successful, all-inclusive “spa cocooning packages”, so the dining room and bar can close and everything is offered on an easy and profitable room-service basis.

It will be reassuring for the next owner to know that you are not just buying the building and a strong business, you are also inheriting one of the very best reputations in central France, and the peace of mind that it is already well established on all the major world-wide reservation platforms, as well as its own brand-new SEO optimised website with secure online reservation system which delivers the majority of its customers and therefore reducing expensive commissions to agents. A strong social media presence will be inherited and also all accounting, food, drink and chemical supplier systems which are in place so there is absolutely nothing for the next owners to do to ensure this business continues as well as it does and provides you a strong income and a hassle-free life. A constant advanced diary of reservations and cash-flow is guaranteed for the new owners. On-site Laundry and Fully-equipped Industrial Kitchen which meets HACCP regulations. Hotel also has strong eco-credentials and policies including its own composting system, electric car charging, energy-saving initiatives and is close to becoming carbon neutral.

The couple have also heavily invested in the owner’s apartment which now comes with 3 spacious bedrooms, a mezzanine, an open-plan kitchen and dining area, large bath and shower room, modern log-burner, carpets and excellent insulation as well as its own extensive garden. The property also comes with 6500m2 of Forest.
The top Floor also has sufficient space to easily construct another 1 or 2 very spacious guest bedrooms, an apartment to rent-out, increasing the size of the owners apartment or an extension to the existing Spa (hot water system already in place for this) if the next owners wanted to exploit the business further such as developing treatment rooms and renting out to professional therapists who could operate from the site. (a strong customer demand does exist for this).

Price includes Walls and Front Commerce (currently registered as SCI and SARL), plus everything in the business that you need to trade as it currently does (with the exception of a small number of personal decorative artworks and pieces of antique furniture which will remain with the owners.) Business is fully registered with all local and national authorities appropriately and complies with all relevant legislation. Price does not include holding stock of food and liquor but a price can be given to purchase this after showing serious interest. Current owners include a former award-winning UK hotelier who managed hotels for Hilton, Ramada Jarvis and English Lakes Hotels and also writes hospitality articles for magazines.

The hotel is priced to sell so we kindly request no silly offers please. The hotel sale will be managed by CIMM Imobilier Ambert and the price includes agency fees. The current owners are relocating to start a new hospitality business closer to their own wider family in France. The owners, who are bi-lingual in French and English are willing to do a thorough “hand-over” of the business to ensure the new proprietors inherit all the benefits of this famous landmark business.


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