Real Estate Beat: Luxury French chateau estate with vineyard in Beaujolais
List Price: €4.7 million ($6.4 million)
The Property: Offering spectacular views of the surrounding vineyards, this 17th-century chateau mansion in France’s legendary Beaujolais has been the home of many noble families after it was built in 1690. The lavish property comprises a luxury chateau residence, wine-producing vineyards, a four-bedroom guesthouse and a chapel. The house has also served as a postal relay station where Napoleon stopped for two days in 1811. The mid-19th century St. Suplice-style chapel looks to be a great buy for those looking for a unique heritage property.
The Setting: Sitting in the middle of the magnificent vineyards, the luxury chateau is situated between the villages of Saint-Amour and Fleurie in the hilly Beaujolais countryside and on the border of Burgundy. There are around two hectares of grapevines that surround the chateau. Its A.O.C. Moulin à Vent red wine, a single Gamay variety, has been officially accredited as the “Vin de Bourgogne” naming. Nearby the property is a private jet airport.
Interiors & Exteriors: The main building of the estate has eleven bedrooms and many well-decorated reception areas, such as sitting rooms, boudoirs, libraries, billiard rooms, dining rooms and a home cinema. While the main house has four fireplaces, the guesthouse has one fireplace. The kitchen comes with professional appliances and can meet the demands of over 30 guests. The interior courtyard features a town fountain, a La Cornue barbecue, wine cellars and a summer kitchen.
There is a swimming pool set in a relaxing spot in the middle of the grapevines. The chapel is still consecrated and has been completely renovated with its stained glass windows. A small cloister takes you to the building with relaxation area with sauna and massage room, and three more bedrooms.
Contacts: Signature Residences Worldwide
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