a traditional 18th century mansion house and its “clos monopole” enclosed vineyard
4 hours from London, 1 hour 15 mins from Paris by TGV, a 2-hour drive from Geneva,
15 mins from Beaune and situated in the centre of a Burgundy town surrounded by vineyards.
There are three parklands: one is a leisure garden with walkways, a vast bathing pool and remarkable trees; the second one, in front of the winegrower’s house and the greenhouse, also has a pool; the last one with its “Les Grébilles” clos monopole classification where ten acres of AOP Givry vines could be replanted. A number of prestigious outbuildings complete this estate. A chapel, large vaulted cellars where Bishop Talleyrand, in his day, came to “get away” from the town and undertake spiritual activities by using an underground passageway, the winegrower’s house, funeral pyres, a fieldstone ice-house and a bakery in perfect working order.
The property comprises a 2 ½ storey mansion house flanked by two other buildings, a monumental wrought iron gate with stone pillars and courtyard. On one side, the caretaker’s lodge; and the other, the garages and former stables converted into a spa by the current owners.
An entrance hall leads to four adjoining reception rooms with wainscoting, mouldings, and chevron-pattern parquet floors. Each room has south-east facing French windows opening out on to the parklands. The vast fully fitted kitchen is on this level too. There is a south-facing bedroom, with the bathroom en-suite and a toilet.
A stone staircase leads to the old vaulted kitchen, illuminated by four slanting basement windows. Here the fireplace and a bread oven still work. Some other steps lead down to a little cellar that is naturally ventilated and used as a pantry.
Six bedrooms with fireplaces, three of which have bathrooms, complete this floor. The windows look out on to the parkland.
The reversible air-conditioning ducts are located here.
Currently used as a guest house and situated to the left of the main gate, it comprises a living room, a bathroom and a toilet on the ground floor. Two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs.
A space dedicated to wellness, featuring curved and polished concrete surfaces with a shower room and spa equipment.
Particularly large with high ceilings, they are said to have enabled Talleyrand’s late-night escapades courtesy of a tunnel that is closed off today.
The leisure garden is both formal and modern. With walkways for pleasant walks and time to reflect, a vast bathing pool, century-old box trees, quite rare and in perfect condition, remarkable trees such as a three-hundred year old lime tree, 2 two-hundred year old yews, magnolias and rosebushes.
Up against the parkland walls and south-facing, a stone one-storey pavilion could accommodate one bedroom and be used for a romantic dinner.
Forming the south wing of the property, aligned with the chapel, it comprises what used to be the wheat threshing rooms.
From the paved courtyard, one accesses the entrance hall leading in to a lounge with a fireplace and beautiful stone floors and walls. On this level there is also a dining room, kitchen and a toilet.
This level comprises three perfectly restored bedrooms, two of which have their own bathroom, a study and a toilet.
Large stone cellar.
Tuscan style (Pillars in the nave, doors and doorframes) With no ornamental features, austere but luminous and bright. It has been deconsecrated.
Next to the chapel, it is well exposed and has been entirely restored.
995 m2 of AOC Givry may be replanted.
The clos monopole appellation is currently in the process of validation.
A stone building entirely restored is used as a pool house.
Aristotle himself said that art and wine were the superior joys of the free man.
These two joys in such an architectural setting and location make this a sought-after property. The original property already offered much cachet but the restoration work undertaken is of an artistic nature. The current occupants have successfully achieved a combination of moderation and excess, they captured the spirit of the site and enhanced it. What is better than the possibility of making one’s own wine from one’s own grape vines.
Clos: in Burgundy, a vineyard plot surrounded by a dry stone wall with two entrances, one for horse-drawn vehicles and another for the vine grower.
Monopole: this very rare classification indicates that the wine belongs to a sole owner and that just one wine is produced in this vineyard or with this appellation.
|Land registry surface area||9151 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||10|
|Main building surface area||624 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||876 m2|
Fanny Proffit +33 1 42 84 80 85
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.