Mill, Camping, gites, B&B, restaurant for sale Charente Maritime, France

Poitou-Charentes, Charente-Maritime (17)

€640,000 ID: 136574

Sales price is € 640.000. incl. real estate agents fee.

For this amount you buy:

-          A campsite with 51 pitches

-          A swimming pool with 200 sq. metres

-          A restaurant with 80 seats

-          A terrace with 80 seats along the river

-          An authentic bar for 15 persons

-          A private house

-          A second house with two apartments

-          A large apartment in the mains building

-          Two fully equipped restaurant kitchens

-          A BBQ cabin

-          2.400 sq. metres surface in the mains building

-          Around 3 hectares (7,5 acres) of ground surface

-          A large watermill

The owner who is over 70, has retired.

The Moulin is a minotterie (flower mill) with a watermill that origins from 1880 and is then expanded. The water wheel, about 6 meters in diameter and the large gears from 1880 are still present in the bar for decoration.

The Moulin is located along the river la Seugne amidst greenery and there is a total of about 3 hectares land on either side of river.

The Moulin is located near Pons and Saintes and Cognac are both at 20 km. Bordeaux is at about 90 km and the coast 40 km. Many guests come here to stay out of the crowd and make day trips to the coast or remain around the pool. There is much to see and do in the area.

According to France Meteo this region has the 2nd best climate in France.

There is for almost 5 years continuously renovated. There is a completely new infrastructure (electricity, water, heating, sewage disposal etc.) constructed and new business created including:

The project started 20 years ago and is an ongoing operational business, the site occupation has steadily risen through the years and even during the winter we have guests, because the property is not far from the Autoroute Paris-Bordeaux. These are mostly British and Dutch.

Central in the business is the restaurant: a fully French middle class restaurant with an average of 80% local French clientele over the year.

The main building has still room for additional 6 to 10 apartments.


The total land area is about 3 hectares ( 7,5 acres)., of which 2 ha. with camping, mains building, parking, private house, the second house with the apartments, terrace, pool, etc. On the other side of the river is also approximately 1 hectare.

The main building has a ground floor area of 950 m2, with several floors, the total floor surface is approximately 2,500 m2.

In this building are located, respectively, the two restaurants, kitchens, cooling room, bar, a large apartment, half an apartment under construction, 10 toilets and 8 shower rooms, a workshop and storage of approximately 450 m2 and also lots of free space for the creation of various activities such as extra apartments (6 to 10) or a disco.

All utilities are available including mains distribution, heating, water, etc located centrally in the building and can be extended in a simple manner. Everything is calculated with overcapacity.

The restaurant has two dining areas and has a capacity of 80 seats.
One area from 1880 is in "apparant pierre" and completely renovated.
There is also a (mandatory) small storage called the reserve. There is underfloor heating in both restaurants + in the bar. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a separate washing room and vegetable kitchen.
Next to the second restaurant room is still an unused space that has already been partially prepared for possible expansion. There is also an independent cold storage room of sufficient size.

The bar also dates from 1880 and was renovated with identical "pierre apparant" on the walls and on the floor. The large cast iron frame with wooden gear of the mill wheel behind it are visible behind glass for hygiene purposes.
The bar consists of a combination of French oak and "pierre apparant" which suits the original atmosphere. The bar is also the reception for the campsite.
There is a private License IV (full alcohol license) which you must have in France.
In the bar is a support kitchen with fryers, griddles, cooking, double boiler, plates and heated cabinet. It meets the requirements of the hygiene standards.

Along the river is also a terrace with 80 seats - so there is, in totality, a 160 seats capacity.
There is a covered BBQ area with a cooker, fryer and griddle. This is used for barbecues, but also for take away in the summer.
The location is entirely in the green of the surrounding trees and water and a birds paradise.

The private house is located on the river side and has a small garden for some privacy. It is a spacious home with new kitchen, large lounge, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a toilet and a storage room. Inside the living room are specific things such as a glass staircase and beautiful woodwork and a small bar. The house is comfortable.

On the other side of the private house is a second house with two apartments of about 65 and 75 M2 for the rental.

The main building has a large apartment. This apartment has two floors in the mill building and comprises living room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, small office, and a kind of annex for guests. There are 8 beds in this apartment.

The campground is 1 hectare and has 51 sites of approximately 100 m2 each.

The pitches have their own water and 10 amp power supply and there is a pond in the middle.

The main building has three toilets rooms with showers. A total of 10 toilets and 8 showers, lots of sinks and a staff toilet.

Beside the camping is the swimming pool of 20 x 10 = 200 M2 and is 1.50 m deep.
Around the pool is a spacious terrace


There is a high voltage substation (private property) of 400 kVA. This gives a lower kilowatt price (tarif vert) and is 8-fold oversized. Extensions are so easy to realize.

There is also a water well pump and pressure system, which is used to fill and refill the swimming pool .

In the main building is the boiler and hot water supply for the heating for the restaurant, bar with heated floors, all apartments and the house. For hot water is a backup propane system available with 2 x 20 kW heaters. In the summer the water consumption is high due to the camping site, but the capacities have proven to be sufficient.

Information about the business results are available on request for serious potential buyers.

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  • Details

    Property type
    Mill - Water/Wind
    Good / some decorations
    Grounds HA or legal
    Camping permit
    Total living m2
    2,400 m²
    Plot size m2
    30,000 m²
    Stories / levels
  • Special features

    • Workshop
    • Swimming pool
    • Caretaker cottage
    • Guesthouse