An emblematic house, with its gallery, its guest house and its outbuildings
on a vine-growing hillside in Burgundy
Chalon-sur-Saône, SAONE-ET-LOIRE burgundy 71100 FR

Location

This property, along the Paris-Lyon-Marseille economic and tourist route, is 20 minutes from the A6 motorway and a TGV train station. These means of transport make it easy to reach Paris and Geneva in 2 hours and the regional capitals of Lyon and Dijon in a little over an hour. Between Beaune and Cluny, this property is in a wonderful architectural and landscape setting which is greatly appreciated by tourists. All shops and amenities essential to the daily way of life are but 5 minutes away from the house.

Description

This property, standing in the midst of a peaceful market town, is out of sight of the street. A discreet entrance provides access to a first courtyard, with a house built over cellars and outbuildings. Following on and preceded by a second courtyard, the main house with its gallery then comes into view. A rear terrace is extended by a garden laid to lawn. A vast stretch of open ground, below the property, was once an orchard. The house has an unobstructed view stretching into the distance of the vines and the plain.

The house, with its gallery

Once a coaching inn for the monks of Cluny, this property took on its current appearance in the 18th century. Local rural architectural codes were used at this time to assert its vine-growing vocation. The limestone building, constructed over vaulted cellars, features a long gallery protruding from the facade and providing access to the house. The latter is topped with a hip roof, covered with flat tiles and featuring three roof dormers. Without changing its authenticity, the current owners have recently carried out meticulous renovation works so that modern-day life can continue in the respect of past centuries.


First floor
Adopting the function of the “noble floor”, this raised level, isolated from the cellars and the attic space, was the only level of living space. Four adjoining rooms open on to both the gallery and the terrace, at the back of the house. The lounge still has its terracotta floor tiles and French ceiling, as well as a marble fireplace that now houses a closed-hearth fire. The modern and functional, fitted kitchen has a laundry room area. It is followed by a dining room, where a stairway goes up to the floor above. Facing north-east, a 40 m² suite comprises various areas: a bedroom, with a fireplace, a study, a bathroom, with cupboards, and a toilet.
Attic
This floor can be reached from the outside as well as the inside of the house and could, therefore, become independent. An outstanding, exposed oak wood roofing framework can be seen in each of the rooms. A corridor provides access to three suites, each spanning approx. 35 m². These were created with scrupulous attention to detail and comfort. Open-plan, they each comprise bedroom, bath or shower room, dressing room and study areas.
Cellar
Two doors under the gallery lead to the vaulted cellars. Illuminated via stained-glass windows, one of them has been turned into a tasting room. Another enclosed space houses the boiler room and its oil tank.

The guest house

A second house, spanning approx. 130 m² and standing in the courtyard, was most certainly once used for accommodating staff working on the estate. Recently renovated, it comprises a vast area comprising an open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining room. It is followed by a bedroom and a bathroom, with a separate toilet. An upstairs landing provides access to two bedrooms. This house is also constructed over vaulted cellars, an especially large one of which is home to an old wine press.

The outbuildings

A barn, following on from the guest house, could be used as a garage, with two rooms as storage space. Another barn, two bread ovens and miscellaneous buildings used for storage purposes stand facing the previous building.

The parklands

These parklands span a surface area of approx. 4,500 m². A gravel courtyard provides access to the various buildings by car. A swimming pool could be installed in the garden, laid to lawn, behind the main house. On a lower level, open grasslands were most certainly once used as the estate’s vegetable garden and orchard. One of the three wells dotted throughout the property is made of stone and stands in front of the main house. Views, taking in the vines and the plain, stretch into the distance on either side.

Our opinion

This property dominates the surrounding landscapes, where, like a painting, the colours of the stone, the earth and the vines all blend harmoniously together throughout the seasons. The main, discreet and elegant house, with its gallery, only reveals its opulence to guests. Its authenticity, its symmetry and its proportions make it an excellent example of Burgundy’s rural heritage. This property, sold in its entirety and in a good state of repair, would be ideal for accommodating family, friends and passing guests. The quality of the works carried out mean that new owners can comfortably settle in straightaway, especially as all the furniture could be additionally included in the sale.

1 080 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 269107

Land registry surface area 4523 m2
Main building surface area 270 m2
Outbuilding surface area 130 m2
Number of bedrooms 7

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Consultant
Southern Burgundy


Gautier Dumontet +33 1 42 84 80 85

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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.

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