A watermill complete with mill-pond, two working gites and 2 hectares of land make up this excellent business in the North Tarn/South Aveyron area of SW France.
The old mill has been converted into a comfortable 4-bedroomed home with double-glazing, central-heating, a/c and full insulation. Like many of these ancient mills, it was built to last: no humidity and no flooding possible.
The two gites are adjacent to the mill-house: the smaller one is a vast loft of more than 80m² for two or three guests and the large gite is a very recently-finished 3 bedroom affair which can accommodate 10 guests (there's a dormitory). Underfloor heating, superb bathrooms and a fine terrace and balcony make this very easy to let.
Nature is at your doorstep: the mill-pond stretches away from the house towards a wooded valley which leads up to a couple of hectares of pasture where horses are kept. A number of out-houses - horse boxes, workshop and storage dot this landscape.
In front of the house there's a garden complete with Japanese bridge over the mill-race and fruit trees and veg patches.
Albi is the main tourist attraction in the region (it's a UNESCO World Heritage site) as well as Rodez, Sauveterre-de-Rouergue and the Aveyron gorge. The local village is within walking distance and boasts cafés, restaurants, shops and schools.
This business has got it all if you're looking for a lifestyle change in Southern France with built-in income-generating capacity in the form of two rental units. Go for it!