Good Tuesday morning! Ever wanted to sell everything, move to France, and own a bakery? Now is your chance. This adorable bakery in Varen, France is for sale, after the previous owners retired. There is a cute two bedroom cottage attached!
I found a news article about the bakery here (via La De Peche):
Translated from French:
On August 31st, the bakery of the village “Lou Fournil” of Varen baked its last batch. The owners decided to take a well deserved retirement, which they could have taken a little earlier. They employed a young baker and a smiling salesgirl, but having no successor, the bakery therefore permanently closed its doors. Saturday morning, in the market of Varen, comments (worried) were going well: “The bakery farm, a trade less in the village. Who will be next? The post office, which also closes too often; school? “” This is bad news for the future life of the village. If it’s like Lexos – in a few years, the train station has shut down, the post office, then the Fisherman’s Inn and the grocery store; now, there is nothing, no transport, so you have to take the car to do your shopping, gas is expensive, it’s complicated when you’re old. “
This village sounds so SO charming and lovely! How can one resist the temptation to buy the old boulangerie and restore it into working order, firing up the old oven and filling the village with the smell of fresh bread once again!
From the listing (via French Estate Agents):
An excellent opportunity to buy the old baker shop in Varen. The shop is located on the main street of Varen and is adjacent to the local pharmacy. Customers of both shops share common parking. The property is a traditional stone one which has been maintained well and is in very good condition. The property is effectively divided into two halves. Firstly the shop and bakery area including food preparation and storage together with a shower and toilet. There is also a private area which comprises an office, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Outside there is a nice sized garden laid to lawns and shrubs.
The shop is being sold with the existing bread oven which is in good working order