castles / chateaux for sale in france côte d'or dijon

A listed, 17th century chateau, with its listed, 12th century chapel,
just a few minutes from Dijon in the French department of Côte-d'Or

Dijon, COTE-D'OR burgundy 21000 FR
Bourgogne

Location

This property stands just a few kilometres from the capital of Burgundy, reached in less than 3 hours from Paris via the A6 motorway and in just 2 hours by TGV train. It is 2½ hours from Geneva and 2 hours from Lyon by train. This chateau, set between courtyard and garden, is in a superb site in the centre of a little village with less than 200 inhabitants. The commune is but a few minutes from some of Burgundy’s great vineyards, producing wines such as Clos-Vougeot, Gevrey-Chambertin and Nuits-Saint-Georges.

Description

Constructed on a sloped motte in the 17th century, this chateau is in the middle of a village and a property spanning approx. 5 ha. It is enclosed by natural hedges with fencing and by stone walls. Large entrance gates open on to a gravel driveway which goes up in the direction of the main building. The eye-catching, 12th century chapel borders the right-hand side of the central driveway. The U-shaped chateau has one facade facing the courtyard and another overlooking the gardens. To the rear is a swimming pool, protectively surrounded by vegetation. A caretaker’s cottage, standing on the edge of the property but still within the castle boundaries, has its own garden. Completely separate from the rest of the property, it is concealed from the chateau by vegetation. The gardens follow the natural lie of the land, providing a superb view from the chateau’s terrace. They form a vast meadow as well as wooded parklands.

The listed chateau

This U-shaped chateau was constructed around 1620 at the request of the president of Dijon’s court of the exchequer. The main building is flanked by two pavilions which were notably extended in the 19th century to form two wings. The buildings are topped with Burgundy tiles, with glazed tiles laid in a chevron pattern in places. The facades feature large, tall windows overlooking the inner courtyard and the gardens, whilst shed dormers illuminate the attics. Inside, the rooms are illuminated by through light and, on the ground floor, are adjoining. Upstairs, they are reached via a corridor. The various levels are accessed from the central vestibule, featuring rendered walls and housing a monumental dressed stone stairway. Back stairways are still to be found in the wings. Worthy of special mention are the listed painted ceilings as well as the two outstanding levels of living space which are in a very good state of repair.


Ground floor
This level comprises, amongst others, all the reception rooms, a dining room, a lounge and a library. It also includes a spacious kitchen which still has its terracotta floor tiles and a monumental fireplace. Its walls have been fully renovated. The dining room features red and black hexagonal terracotta floor tiles. Its ornamental fireplace has jambs moulded with acanthus leaves, a mantel forming a retable and a trumeau, all made of dressed stone. Contrary to those in the previous rooms, the floors in the lounge and the library are covered with oak wood parquet flooring. All these rooms are very stately with highly decorative fireplaces, ceilings painted with acanthus leaves, tracery, ova and other motifs. Oak wood wainscoting is also affixed to the walls. The central entrance hall has wide Burgundy flagstones. The arrangement of the stairs on the impressive stairway is outstanding as an individual piece of dressed stone forms each step. The ground floor of the wings comprises storage rooms, garages, workshops and a caretaker’s cottage, awaiting full renovation works.
First floor
Two doors, on either side of the stairway hall in the main building, open into a corridor that leads to the bedrooms and bathrooms. The pavilions provide access to the 19th century wings set at right angles which can be reached by other corridors making it easy to get to miscellaneous bedrooms, some of which could also be adjoining. The bedrooms feature oak wood parquet flooring and sometimes a period or an added fireplace. The rooms in the main building are spacious, with wide windows predominantly looking out over the parklands as the corridors are laid out on the courtyard side. It is possible to look out from there over the entire property. The painted ceilings in some of the bedrooms are as beautiful as those on the ground floor. The corridors have the same ceilings and their walls are painted with pastoral frescoes or heads of putti. Some restoration works are required throughout and notably include the renovation of the bathrooms. The bedrooms in the wings are more recent but they are, nevertheless, in need of some improvement works.
Second floor
This level comprises attics and maids’ bedrooms. Laid out on either side of the central stairway, they are illuminated by shed dormers.

The caretaker’s cottage

This traditional, long farmhouse, spanning approx. 100 m², is constructed from quarry stone blocks and topped with tiles. It notably comprises one main room, a kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

The listed chapel

Constructed in the 12th century, its nave most probably disappeared in the 19th century when the right-hand wing was added to the chateau. All that remains are the transept and the apse of the choir. A Romanesque capital set in the masonry at the entrance to the transept shows that the original blind arcade has been walled up. The current entrance was no doubt created when the nave was destroyed. Frescoes adorn the interior walls. The half-dome of the apse presents an enthroned Christ with the tetramorph. However, two of the latter’s figures, St Mark’s lion and Saint-John’s eagle, have disappeared. Saint Matthew’s angel and Saint Luke’s bull remain. This representation dates from the 13th century. Consecration crosses and a funeral stripe bearing the christogram are still visible as are two birds facing one another.

Our opinion

The wings, added to the chateau in the 19th century, in no way changed the character of a residence that was already two hundred years old. The precious remains of the listed chapel, with their Byzantine style artwork, are even older. The regularity of the property’s overall appearance is both stately and restful. Inside, the grey hues of the sumptuous ceilings compete in interest and elegance with the wall frescoes. The roof of the main building is in a very good state of repair: the repairs required by those of the corner pavilions and certain facades will not deter shrewd new residents any more than the minor works needed in some of the rooms. Just a few minutes from the former home of the Dukes of Burgundy, this residence is still perfectly in keeping with its castle status.

1 470 000 €
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Ventes d'immeubles

À Paris et en Ile-de-France
Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros       5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros   6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros   7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros             9% TTC*
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En Province
Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros       6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros   30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
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Expertise

Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*

   

*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 107531

Land registry surface area 5 ha 31 a 70 ca
Main building surface area 900 m2
Outbuilding surface area 100 m2

Regional representative
North Burgundy

Céline Berrette       +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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