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French golf hotels on market

9.00am 25th March 2003 - Property

To follow a successful year, in which sales of UK courses through Ben Allen at Humberts Leisure have totalled some £22 million, the firm has been engaged to market a selection of six French golf hotels with prices ranging from £1 million to £10 million. The marketing campaign to back these golf hotel opportunities starts this week.

This follows Humberts Leisure’s success last summer when it sold the 49 bedroom Grenoble Charmeil golf hotel at Saint-Sur Isere, 20 kilometres north west of Grenoble. This 18 hole 6,114 metre par 73 course, driving range and academy course with conferencing, bar and restaurant facilities and outdoor pool was sold to an offshore investor. The guide price was £1.5m sterling.

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The six golf courses are described by Humberts Leisure as follows:

Brest, Brittany

43 en suite bedroom hotel. Golf clubhouse. 18 & 9 hole golf courses. Teaching academy, driving range, four indoor tennis courts. Approx. 375 acres. Potential for very substantial holiday park development. (subject to planning). Secluded country setting

Price Guide £1.25m

Castelnaud, Bergerac

40 bedroom hotel, 18 & 9 hole golf courses, character golf clubhouse, driving range, pool complex/house, tennis court, beautiful locality. Residential planning zoning (80 appts. s.t.p). Substantially under-traded. Ideal lifestyle purchase.

Price Guide £1 million

Montpellier, Mediterranean 

Commerical 46 bedroom hotel recently refurbished and trading up. Conference facilities. 18 & 9 hole courses, driving range, pool and terraces. Pleasant suburb location overlooking city. Beautiful Carmague area nearby

Price Guide £2.5 million

Tours, Loire Valley

Outstanding 266 hectare estate for major golf hotel resort development with planning zoning for 700 houses. Superb chateau (100 rooms) & numerous substantial estate properties /farm buildings. Paris/Tours 55 minutes by TGV

Price Guide £10 million

Close Paris/Charles de Gaulle (30/15 minutes)

350 acre leisure estate ideal for further corporate development. Existing 54 bedroom hotel (plans drawn for total of 161). Substantial conference centre, stylish golf clubhouse, vast driving range, superb greenkeeping facility. 3 golf courses (18,9,9).

Price Guide £8 million

South east of Paris

Luxurious 4 star international golf hotel set in 100 hectare estate. 52 bedrooms. 27 holes of golf in parkland and lakes setting. Extensive estate with lodges/cottages, houses etc. Substantial hotel wing for further development. Developed at vast cost. Paris/EuroDisney easily accessible.

Price Guige £5 million

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