Rare Opportunity: D-Day Tour Company For Sale

Jack Knight
DUXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 04: American period parachutists pose for a photograph on June 4, 2019 at IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England. The museum hosts the greatest number of Douglas C-47 Skytrain aircraft in one location since the Second World War. "Daks Over Duxford" takes place over the two days, descending on 4 and 5 June. More than 30 Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day Landings – will fly over IWM Duxford as well as mass parachute jumps and flight displays also taking place. (Photo By Andrew Tunnard/ Imperial War Museums via Getty Images)
DUXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 04: American period parachutists pose for a photograph on June 4, 2019 at IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England. The museum hosts the greatest number of Douglas C-47 Skytrain aircraft in one location since the Second World War. "Daks Over Duxford" takes place over the two days, descending on 4 and 5 June. More than 30 Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day Landings – will fly over IWM Duxford as well as mass parachute jumps and flight displays also taking place. (Photo By Andrew Tunnard/ Imperial War Museums via Getty Images)

For sale is an established and highly respected battlefield tour business specialising in the D-Day landings and the Battle for Normandy.

Normandy Tour Company
Normandy Tour Company

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.

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BERTRAND GUAY/AFP via Getty Images

 

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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.

Normandy Tour Company
Normandy Tour Company

 

Normandy Tour Company
Normandy Tour Company

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.

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BERTRAND GUAY/AFP via Getty Images

 

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Andia/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images

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.

Normandy Tour Company
Normandy Tour Company

 

Normandy Tour Company
Normandy Tour Company

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.

 

Normandy Tour Company
Normandy Tour Company

 

Normandy Tour Company
Normandy Tour Company

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.

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Leon Neal/Getty Images

 

BAYEUX, FRANCE – JUNE 06: Normandy veteran 98-year-old Edwin ‘Ted’ Hunt walks past the graves of the fallen as Normandy veterans attend a official service of remembrance at Bayeux Cemetery. Matt Cardy/Getty Images
BAYEUX, FRANCE – JUNE 06: Normandy veteran 98-year-old Edwin ‘Ted’ Hunt walks past the graves of the fallen as Normandy veterans attend a official service of remembrance at Bayeux Cemetery. Matt Cardy/Getty Images

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Freehold Sale Price (with vacant possession) and £240,000 with accommodation included or £50,000 for the business, website and goodwill without accommodation.

For more information please click here www.normandytourcompany.com

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).