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Classic riverside auberge for sale in Burgundy. Lifestyle change anyone?
€120 000

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  • An auberge in a riverside setting
  • Near Chablis in Burgundy
  • A rare opportunity for a home and business
  • An important part of local community
  • Category IV licence in place
  • DPE and GES - please contact the owners

This well situated auberge has a wonderful setting overlooking the Armançon river in a small town near the well known wine making hot-spot of Chablis. The town also sits on the edge of a cycle route which traces the Canal de Bourgogne and so is extremely well placed to benefit from all sorts of tourism.

The auberge has a garden at the back and a riverside terrace at the front. Inside is the bar/cafe and a commercial kitchen. There is also a large reception room with a fireplace, two ensuite bedrooms which are rented out and the owner's accommodation.

The British owners, who live at the property, have owned the auberge for 15 years. Now they feel that it is time to retire. The business has been an important part of village life and represents a rare opportunity for someone to take it forward. You would acquire both a home and a business and, at the same time, become a focal point of your local community which is keen to keep this valued facility as it has been part of local life for over 100 years.

Recently the owners have cut back on the amount they do for health reasons, but the auberge used to offer - and still could offer - a bar, restaurant and accommodation plus it was a venue for special events. It still holds a category IV licence allowing alcohol to be served. There is some upgrading to do, which would allow you to put your personality into the business, but other than that it is ready to go. The owners would be very happy to give people with a genuine interest more information about the business and the lifestyle that goes with it.


The auberge is in the village of Argentenay which is in the Yonne department and is around 2.5 hours south east of Paris by car. The commune is traversed by both the Armaçon river and the Canal de Bourgogne, which create a picturesque setting and make it popular with cyclists, walkers and holiday makers in general. The region is also renowned for the fine wines of the Bourgogne and you are only around 35 minutes by car from the famous wine town of Chablis, making wine tourism an important local feature.


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Viewed from the front the property is divided into two sections. The door and window to the left is the entrance to the house.


23' 0'' x 16' 5'' (7m x 5m)

With a fireplace


11' 6'' x 11' 6'' (3.5m x 3.5m)

Rear porch

6' 7'' x 6' 7'' (2m x 2m)

This gives access to the garden and to a room at the back of the house

Room at the back of the house

13' 1'' x 11' 6'' (4m x 3.5m)

French door to the garden


Viewed from the front of the property two doors and a large window open into the bar/cafe.


26' 3'' x 23' 0'' (8m x 7m)

With tables along the wall to one side. The bar is at the back. There is also a WC and a separate room 3.5m deep which has access to the garden.


Stairs from the salon lead to the first floor.


From the landing are the doors to the three bedrooms.

Large double

With two windows and river views. En suite shower and WC.

Bedroom 2

Small double room with one window. Shower and WC.

Master bedroom suite

23' 0'' x 16' 5'' (7m x 5m)

Two windows and en-suite which is above the kitchen



A garden at the back runs the length of the property and is paved and between 4m and 3m deep along its length. There is an L shaped side garden measuring approximately 6m x 4m x 6m with a gate to a small courtyard with parking.


To the right of the building is a small outhouse used for storage. It houses the remains of an old wood burning pizza oven which is no longer in use.

Terrace outside the auberge

This runs along the front of the building

Riverside terrace

14' 9'' x 55' 9'' (4.5m x 17m)

Across the road this is used by clients


There is a large loft about the property and a side loft above the read garden room and store room.

Habitable area = approx 250m2

Ref 10849
Argentenay 89160
County: Yonne
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 10849
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