Padirac (Lot) - Superb commercial opportunity. Currently trading as "Insectopia", but numerous options including restaurant, shops, B & B etc in superb tourist spot
€446,250 (APPROX. £393,433)
Property Details - Commercial
A truly superb commercial opportunity. Currently trading as "Insectopia", but there are numerous options including a restaurant, craft shops, B & B etc in wonderful tourist spot right opposite the Gouffre de Padirac, the well-known tourist attraction.
Sitting on a large plot of over 1 hectare, you could continue to operate the business as it runs currently, with over 10,000 visitors each summer, or there is scope to enhance the commercial opportunity by developing the existing block of 6 units into craft shops, for example. There is also a large 2nd building, currently set up as an office and workshop, an area that was previously used as a restaurant kitchen on the site. This building would easily convert into 4 or more bed & breakfast rooms.
The visitor centre comprises of the following principal areas: shop / boutique 41.35m², 1st exhibition room of over 100m², small exhibition room 19m², cinema 37m², butterfly house 44m² + 15m², plus toilets (including disabled facility), and store areas.
The owners have private living area made up of a salon 14m², kitchen 9m², bedroom 11.7m² and a shower room. This area is heated by an efficient wood-burner.
Outside, there are landscaped gardens to the front, (road side), parking areas, picnic area, and to the rear a large undeveloped plot. There is also a swimming pool, that has not been used for several years, but could be recommissioned.
It is important for potential buyers to understand the true business potential of this property. with over 500,000 visitors to padirac each year it would be easy to tap into the footfall of visitors. Located just 18km from Rocamadour and positioned facing the renowned Gouffre de Padirac, which is France's most frequently visited chasm and one of the most fascinating in Europe, it is also the most visited attraction in the Lot region. Here, you descend over 100 meters below ground and embark on a on a magical boat journey along the underground river to explore the majestic limestone galleries and a succession of amazing rock formations.
Nearby Rocamadour has been an important centre for Christianity ever since the Middle Ages and is an official “Grand Site” of the Midi-Pyrenees region. The basilica of Saint-Sauveur and the crypt of Saint-Amadour, are both featured on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
The Lot department is home to a variety of excellent local produce, fine food and wines. Particular treats to tempt your taste buds, include truffles, foie gras, melons, Quercy lamb and Cahors Malbec wine.
Brive / Vallée de la Dordogne is the nearest airport, although Limoges or Toulouse are also good alternatives. The A20 motorway offers good road access north / south.
Peter Elias, (Agent Commercial) - RSAC N°48183917300020.
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