This is a Bed and Breakfast and gite business near the Gascony town of Fleurance. It has been run successfully over the past 10 years or so as a B&B in winter and as a large luxury gite in summer. It is based on a Belle Epoque mansion and the owners' 3-bedroomed cottage.
It's unusual to find both gite and B&B activity in the same premises. But done this way it works: October to March guests are welcomed into one of the four en-suite bedrooms in the manor house and fed with table d'hôte cuisine. April to September the entire manor house with its 5 bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, dining-room, lounge and swimming pool is let weekly. In both configurations the owners live quietly in their renovated cottage (underfloor heating, 3 bed, 2 bath) away from the guests.
There is no work to be done to the buildings: one can start trading on day 1 as it is sold furnished and equipped. It comes with a wooded - and easily managed - 2 acre estate and a view of the river (with fishing rights). Of course, if one really wanted to develop the business there is the vast garage/barn to be converted into a duplex ... but, hey, one comes to Gascony for a change of lifestyle: n'est-ce pas?