character houses for sale - rhône - village in the beaujolais region

A 17th century property in a village surrounded by vines,
meadows and woods in the Beaujolais region
Mâcon, RHONE rhones-alps 71000 FR


The village (900 inhabitants) is in the part of the Beaujolais region which is in the northern section of the French department of Rhône. Gallo-Roman graves and vestiges of passing Roman legions bear witness to a long past. Today, the locals are peacefully devoted to growing vines. The property stretches a little over four hectares. Some three hectares are planted with vines for one, maybe the most famous, of the ten great Beaujolais wines.
The A6 motorway makes it possible to reach Lyon in an hour by car. Mâcon-Loché TGV train station, with its 90-minute links to Paris, is 20 minutes away.


This estate consists of an old, 17th century, vine-growing farm, surrounded by its vines. Heavy wrought iron gates, flanked by two pillars, open on to an alleyway leading to the residence. It is constructed in an L-shape and comprises several buildings all adjoining one another. The main house stands over a wine-tasting and reception cellar. An outbuilding in use as a vat room stands over a winemaking cellar. And lastly, there is a guest house. The immediate surroundings include a small garden and a swimming pool, protected by a glass cover and bordered by a wide terrace. The property is completed by a nearby, separate meadow, spanning approx. a hectare by the side of a river.

The main house

The main house stands over a cellar. It spans a total of approx. 225 m² of living space over two levels. This robust, stone construction is currently rendered. The east-facing entrance porch way is sheltered by a 17th century gallery, typical of the Beaujolais region, with a roof widely overhanging a truss beam supported by Couzon stone pillars. The steps and the floor tiles on the intermediate landings have been polished by generations of feet.

Ground floor
A heavy wooden door opens into a vestibule with a Burgundy stone floor and a French ceiling. It leads immediately to a kitchen and then to a dining room which opens via a picture window on to a wide terrace, bordered by vines. The sun sets on this side, behind the village and its bell-tower.
A few steps in the vestibule lead to a reception lounge, spanning approx. 40 m². Parquet flooring laid in a Versailles pattern matches the French ceiling. This room, adorned with an old fireplace decorated with scallops, is warm, welcoming and bright. Its French window faces a terrace covered by the stone gallery, so characteristic of Beaujolais buildings.
The stairway goes upstairs from the vestibule which also houses a separate toilet.

First floor
This level comprises five large bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate toilet. It has marble flooring throughout. The windows provide views over the vines and the gently undulating Beaujolais countryside.
Garden level
The reception cellar, used for tasting the vineyard’s wine, is laid out under the main house. It can be reached on the garden level via a superb stone stairway that goes down to the basement. This completely vaulted, wrought stone cellar dates from the 17th century. The floor is covered with terracotta tiles. The temperature is constant all year round. A door opens into a winemaking cellar laid out under the vat room.
Three small utility rooms, including the boiler room, are also on this garden level.

The outbuilding used as a vat room and winemaking cellar

The adjoining, one-storey outbuilding, between the main house and the guest house, is built of stone and spans approx. 120 m². A wide, wooden barn door, at the back, opens on to the alleyway leading to the property. This building houses a vat room. Once used by winegrowers who harvested their own grapes, it is fitted with its own vine-growing equipment. It could easily be transformed and converted to increase the living space of the property, if so required.
A stone stairway goes down to the winemaking cellar below.

The guest house

The guest house has been laid out in an outbuilding. This stone building, continuing on from the vat room, spans two levels. The ground floor comprises a large double garage, in which the swimming pool filtration system is also installed. The guest house has a separate entrance. A wooden door opens into a hall, with stone floor tiles. This level includes a bathroom with a toilet. A very interesting stone stairway under a Saracen vault leads upstairs to an area spanning 120 m², spacious like a cathedral under its impressive roofing framework. The exposed stone walls have been repointed. There is parquet flooring throughout. An old, stone fireplace, decorated with scallops, takes pride of place. A kitchen is laid out in one corner and an old wooden spiral stairway leads up to a bedroom with a sloping ceiling.

The swimming pool

The south-facing swimming pool, spanning a surface area of 5.5x10 m, is flanked by a wide terrace. It is protected by a sliding glass cover which can be fully removed. Installed not far from the main and guest houses, it blends perfectly with the garden and the estate’s vines.

The vines with their AOC classification

These vines, with AOC classification, extend over a little less than three hectares. They fully surround the property forming a protective, tranquil belt. They are tended by a winegrower under a 25 year lease in return for an annual sum.

Our opinion

The vines provide income. They are also in the foreground of the gently undulating, varied, Beaujolais landscape. This character house exudes the region’s charm, with a mixture of opulence and soberness. Ideas will spring to mind at the sight of the captivating areas contained in these buildings.

650 000 €
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Reference 258282

Land registry surface area 4 ha 70 a
Main building surface area 225 m2
Outbuilding surface area 300 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative

Florence Granier       +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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