Maison de maître – luxury gite rental business Lot/Dordogne

  • €1.400.000


Property ID: 299
  • 299
  • Property ID
  • 58000


    • Manor House – 6 bedrooms + 4 bathrooms
    • Owner’s residence + B&B
    • 2 independent gîtes
    • Gym/games room – wedding receptions
    • Mill-house
    • Pool, pond, mill-pond and lake
    • 5 hectares of gardens, meadow and woodland
    • Price: €1.4m (includes agency fees) – ref n° 299

    This is an upmarket gite and B&B business just south of the Dordogne in the Lot et Garonne département. Set in nearly 6 hectares of grounds the estate includes a watermill, a mill-pond and a lake as well as over 800m² of buildings: the manor house, the two gites and the owner’s house with its B&B rooms. The property has been totally renovated and refurbished with a lot of taste. It lends itself to a multitude of uses … depending on the buyers’ projects and desires.

    The current owners have fitted out the  manor house as a luxury gite: self-catering rental accommodation. With its six bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, countless small lounges, dining room, high ceilings and practical spacious farm kitchen, it has no problem findding weekly tenants throughout the season. It is centrally-heated and has its own private 11×5 metre pool.

    Like all the buildings on the estate, the manor house and the two independent gites are made of the local honey-coloured stone. The bigger gite is deep in the grounds with uninterrupted views of the lake and the forests beyond. It boasts two big bedrooms, bathroom, open-plan lounge and dining area and fully equipped kitchen. A wrap-around deck/patio on two sides of the cottage  gives on to a superb heated pool.

    The owners have opted to live across the elegant courtyard from the manor house in the east wing. This superb building has been transformed into a sleek and modern living space – incorporating beautiful old features (the monumental stone fireplace for example) into a polished interior. Two bedrooms, study, lounge, state-of-the-art kitchen, underfloor heating … there’s nothing missing. There are a couple of guest rooms in this section for passing B&B guests.

    The other side of the courtyard is taken up by a vast events venue/games room which is used for wine-tasting, art classes and weddings. The rest of the ground floor is occupied by a spacious garage/workshop.  The upper floor houses the second gite with its kitchen/living space, two double/triple bedrooms and bathroom.

    Outdoors we find a number of stone-built buildings used for storage or awaiting development: the pigeon house is used a a barbecue centre, the old mill has been re-roofed and is ready for the next stage, another building next to the mill has gite potential. But the real charm of the estate lies in the numerous water features: the freshwater lake with its carp and wild-swimming, the mill-pond and the two rivers bordering the southern and eastern boundaries. The gardens are dotted with fruit trees: cherry, apple, quince, as well as gracious and colourful maple and oak.

    Our opinion

    This is a superb property – renovated and refurbished – that offers buyers a number of choices. One could continue to run the business as it is today: three rental units plus a couple of guest rooms while the owners live in the east wing. Or one could opt to live in the 6-bed manor house and let out the other units for a lesser income. We would probably go for a third option: owners live in the gite by the lake (with its own heated pool) leaving the whole courtyard (manor house, owner’s house, events venue and first-floor gite) to rent out as a unit or separately. Wedding receptions could be made a speciality:  an estate of this quality with plenty of accommodation, pool, grounds and events space would be in continual demand. Whatever your project, this property is a must-see when you visit the Dordogne/Lot & Garonne region. 


  • Area Dordogne, Lot & Garonne


  • Property ID: 299
  • Price: €1.400.000
  • Property Size: 58000
  • Rooms: 15
  • Property Type: Gites
  • Property Status: Available
  • Pools:: oui, 2
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