This is an upmarket business based on a 9 bedroomed château - dating back to the 12th century but totally renovated - with its own private 9-hole golf course. There is also a 12x6 metre heated pool, independent 3-bed accommodation for caretaker/manager, out-houses and gardens. The property dominates a tiny village in the Monbazillac wine region south of Bergerac.
The challenge for buyers is to take the business up to the next level. It is currently run as a 'lifestyle' business with very little turnover outside of the summer season. The owners don't need the income and are content to let the whole château out to families and groups for weekly lets. This includes exclusive use of the golf course.
Occasionally the château is used for weddings with a big marquee set up on the course. This side of the business has just been flirted with and past experience points to a successful future in this direction ... as Bergerac airport is just 12 minutes away.
Buyers may prefer to run the château as an upmarket guest house, offering table d'hôte and wine-tasting as well as the golf. Or even as a boutique hotel.
Maybe a combination of these approaches is what's needed: letting the premises to families during the high season (at €6000 per week) before taking in guests on a B&B basis for the rest of the year.
Whatever your choice, this sort of property in this highly sought-after region will never lose its value.
At this very attractive price now is the time to book a viewing.