Leisure and Land have been assisting clients find and develop agricultural leisure and tourism properties in France for 25 years.
A selection of case studies can be found below:
Under contract to ILG (International Leisure Group) the owners of the park; we instigated a major project of expansion and modernisation on the site. 600 pitches, of which 350 had mobile – homes for rental.
In 1999 Leisure & Land were instructed to find a Country Hotel with character in the Provence - Languedoc regions of France.
A short list of properties was selected and on the first trip, our client instigated negotiations to purchase a 14th Century Château Hotel in the Montagnes Noire, east of Toulouse.
Leisure & Land were subsequently commissioned to supervise the complete transformation of the old hotel with 12 bedrooms, to a 25-bedroom luxury 4 star complex with modern infrastructure.
The first hurdle/mission was to raise the additional finance from French Banks to pay for the improvements.
The project included demolition of old kitchens and rebuilding to comply with EEC standards, renewing all fire and safety installations, creating 13 new bedrooms in existing buildings, and interior design and furnishing for the entire hotel.
This work was coordinated by Leisure & Land in association with local architects and builders. As the project advanced, Leisure & Land recruited all the staff, from senior management and chefs, to cleaners and gardeners; contracted accountants and all necessary exterior support to enable a foreign owner to succeed.
The interior design and furnishings were contracted to Eva-Interiors in collaboration with Leisure & Land.
Set near Montpellier in the Herault (34), the Château de Lavagnac was purchased in 2005 on behalf of UK investors. A further 110 hectares was negotiated from 17 different Vendors, via the SAFER.
From a part–green site with a listed building, planning permission was obtained for a 4* château hotel, 18 hole golf course and 640 houses and apartments. See www.DomainedeLavagnac.com for more details.
Set in Pontivy (56) an existing 9 hole golf course with club-house was purchased in 2004. The project was to extend the golf course to 18 holes with a practice range; to obtain p/p for 400 apartments and houses around the golf, which borders a river.
Working with local golf architects, the project received full p/p in 2008. The project is now for sale, with full p/p. via Leisure & Land (France).