castles / chateaux for sale - gironde - in the french department of gironde

An Empire style chateau with a wine-growing property spanning 19 ha,
7 ha of which are planted with vines in the French department of Gironde
Réole, GIRONDE aquitaine 33190 FR


Near to the river Garonne, this wine-growing property is an hour from Bordeaux, where the LGV fast train line makes it possible to reach Paris in 2 hours. Its international airport has daily flights taking 60 minutes to the French capital, 70 minutes to Lyon, 95 minutes to London and regular flights taking 80 minutes to Geneva, 8 hours to Montreal and 90 minutes to Calvi. A motorway slip road is 15 km away, putting Bordeaux just 40 minutes away by car. 5 minutes from a town with all amenities, including a hospital. The region, with its verdant and varied landscapes, is steeped in history.


This completely unoverlooked property dominates the Garonne Valley. It is reached via two private lanes. The most frequently used is a track some 800 m long that runs alongside plots planted with vines. Two old buildings on either side could be restored as their roofs and their walls are in a good state of repair. One hundred metres further on, gates flanked by an old watchtower open on to parklands, providing a glimpse of the Empire style chateau on the left-hand side with the wine storehouse and the wine-making area further on to the right. The other private lane goes to more gates with their own guardhouse. Several species of cedar trees, well over a hundred years old, as well as magnolia and lime trees are spread throughout the parklands, perfuming the air and providing much sought-after shade.
This chateau, reflecting the Empire style, spans a floor surface area of 500 m² over two main levels. Its facades face south and north for that overlooking the parklands, making the rooms on this side cool in summer. Numerous large openings let in copious amounts of light.

The chateau

The main facade features three bays of large windows with sober framing set on either side of a prominent central section, topped with a triangular pediment and adorned with a balcony. The opposing, straight facade features seven bays. The horizontal division between the ground and first floors is clearly marked by two moulded string courses. As with all houses dating from this era, a central corridor provides access on either side to all the rooms on each floor. The ceilings are 4.5 m high on the ground floor and 4 m high upstairs.

Ground floor
The main entrance is on the facade facing the parklands. It opens into a vast vestibule, which houses a three-quarter turn, stone stairway with wrought iron railings. The hall is very bright courtesy of openings on either side. Facing the entrance is a hall area, transformed into a ladies’ sitting room, which has a large French window opening on to steps, providing an unobstructed view over the natural surroundings. The floor in the corridor and in the entrance hall/ladies’ sitting room is covered with cement tiles featuring two motifs of four-leaf clovers, one inside the other. On the left-hand side is a large kitchen, with its fireplace fitted with an 18th century roasting spit, and a back kitchen.
The floors on the north side are covered with Gironde stone tiles, marking the older section of the house which was probably once part of the outbuildings.
Opposite are two bedrooms with bathrooms. On the right-hand side of the corridor are a bedroom and a large dining room facing a study communicating with a lounge. The walls of the latter, lined with moulded panels, bestow a great deal of elegance. The rooms on the south side still feature tapestries, moulded doors, wooden flooring and fireplaces.

First floor
The stairway is extremely luminous courtesy of a window on the north side. The ceilings on this level, 4 m high, are in need of attention to restore their former beauty. A central corridor, facing the stairway, provides access to all the rooms, as on the ground floor. These comprise 9 bedrooms, 2 of which, including a toilet and an alcove, are more spacious than the other seven.
The attic space could be converted into storage areas or into additional bedrooms.
Bâtiments viticoles
Spanning a ground surface area of 430 m² over two levels, these buildings could be converted into staff accommodation which was their original vocation. The central section, with its arched carriage doors, provides access to the area where grapes are collected and treated. The rear section comprises 10 cement, epoxy resin-coated vats in the 30 m long building. There are also two underground vats, each holding 100 hl. A list of professional equipment is available on request.
Land to plant
It would be possible to plant another 3 ha with AOC vines. The number of vats is suited to 11 ha of vines.

The vines

Type of soil: asteriated limestone.
4.71 ha of vines for red AOC wine: 58% merlot, 21% Cabernet-Franc, 21% Cabernet-Sauvignon.
2.30 ha of vines for white wine: 50% Sauvignon-Blanc, 50% Sémillon.

Our opinion

The red and white wine-growing activity is but waiting to be continued. The soil will keep its promises. The wine-making process has been organic since 2012. The classical elegance of the chateau could attract guests who could be accommodated in its numerous rooms following minor renovation works. The two guardhouses could be an additional source of income once converted. The quality of this property could justify its classification as a listed building. The trees in the parklands are the same age as the residence that they protect. This site is like a balcony looking out over the restful countryside.

2 150 000 € Honoraires de négociation inclus
2 000 000 € Honoraires exclus
Honoraires de 7.5% TTC à la charge de l'acquéreur

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Reference 989216

Land registry surface area 19 ha
Surface of the vines 7 ha
Main building surface area 1000 m2
Outbuilding surface area 1800 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative

Sylvie Scribe       +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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