For sale is an established and highly respected battlefield tour business specialising in the D-Day landings and the Battle for Normandy. Having operated for over a decade, and in that time having achieved a strong marketing presence attracting a predominantly North American clientele, the business currently operates only in peak season. However, with current turnover deliberately kept at a level just below the current UK VAT threshold of £85,000 per annum (this is currently achieved with an individual guide working a maximum of between 75 to 85 touring days per year), with demand for tours far exceeding the current will to supply, there is much potential to generate a far greater revenue.
Included within the sale is a 6 bedroom / 5 bathroom 17th century farmhouse, sitting in a plot extending to just over one third of an acre and located in the heart of the American airborne sector on D-Day, close to the famous town of Ste Mere Eglise.
The property is used for accommodating tour groups and possesses a unique D-Day history which is very much a unique selling point when marketing the tours. Furthermore, as a gite (self-catering accommodation), the property has the potential to generate further income when not being used in conjunction with the tours. The property is split between the guest and owner’s accommodation. The main part of the house, accommodating up to 8 guests, possesses a kitchen, dining room, lounge, downstairs shower/wc, 4 bedrooms, 3 of which have en-suite bathrooms. The separate owner’s accommodation possesses an open plan lounge / kitchen / dining area, two bedrooms and one bathroom.
Freehold sale includes the property, goodwill and possession of the company's websites and social media (the website having been listed in every yearly edition of the bestselling travel guide in the USA since 2010) .
Freehold Sale Price (with vacant possession)
£240,000 with accommodation included.
£50,000 for business website and goodwill without accommodation.