This is a professionally run tourist business based on a 6 hectare estate on the Dordogne/Lot-et-Garonne border in SW France. It comprises: a 6-bedroom manor house, the owner's residence, two 2-bedroom gites, 2 swimming pools, a mill complete with mill-pond, a lake and two rivers.
The business is based on the manor house: this fine, stone-built building from the early 19th century, has been lovingly restored, fitted out and furnished. With its private pool and terraces it has no problem finding tenants for each week of the season (May - Sept).
The owners live across the courtyard in their own recently restored and refurbished coach house, again fully compatible with 21st century living (underfloor heating, 3 bedrooms, double-glazing).
Within the extensive grounds there is the old watermill and a number of cottages. One is now a gite with 2 bedrooms ... and its own private heated pool.
The other gite is in the northern wing of the courtyard above the events/games room where weddings, wine-tasting and art classes are held (not all at once mind).
Buyers who are interested in pursuing the wedding angle (very successful in this part of France) will be pleased with the outdoor space available: over 4 hectares of flat parkland dotted with a variety of trees. Coupled with the events hall, the plentiful accommodation and the off-road parking facilities this is probably the way to go with this property.
There is no further work to be done on the property - even the mill has got a new roof this year - and buyers can start trading on day 1.