A rare opportunity to buy a new lifestyle running a highly-individual B&B in the South West of France has reached the market.
The Hostellerie de la Source Bleue occupies a four-acre site on the River Lot near Touzac and Cahors and is close to the Jacques de Compostelle path, an ancient pilgrimage route to Spain.
It is made up of a complex of two converted water mills, which date back to the 10th and 17th centuries and are run by the blue spring flowing into the river.
One of the mills contains six refurbished en-suite bathrooms for rent, along with a lounge , salon and kitchen. The second mill is used as a family house with three personal rooms and a dining room, an apartment overlooking the river, and a meeting room.
There is also a large barn with restored beams that could be converted into two gites.
Guests can relax in the hotel's large heated swimming pool, sauna or unusual grounds, which offer a giant bamboo forest, Japanese Zen gardens and a duck-stocked lake.
By Angela Frewin