This chateau, in the Beaujolais hills, stands in the midst of its estate, overlooking 7 hectares of vines with Beaujolais-Villages appellation. An AOC “Appellation d’Origine Controlee” is a subtle blend of soil, vine stock and man’s know-how. This particular soil is worthy of its reputation. On the outskirts of the Greater Lyon Area, the Beaujolais region attracts both workers and tourists alike courtesy of its economic growth and the splendour of its scenery. This estate is in the middle of the French department of Rhône, 45 minutes from Lyon via the A6 motorway, 30 minutes from Mâcon-Loché TGV train station (1½ hour links to Paris) and 20 minutes from the internationally renowned Sanctuaire-du-Curé-d’Ars (Shrine of St John Vianney).
The Napoleon III style Chateau
This chateau, constructed at the beginning of the 19th century, was then revamped in a Napoleon III style. Built over cellars, it spans two levels of living space, topped with a steeply sloping slate roof. Its decorative features include shed dormers, bull’s eye windows and tall red brick chimney stacks. At the back on the north side are the buildings used for the wine-making activity. These are laid out in a closed courtyard standing at the entrance to the estate, some of them adjoin the residence.
The leisure parklands
Some two hectares of parklands surround the chateau and its outbuildings used for the wine-making activity. The wide esplanade in front of the chateau has a totally unobstructed view of the Beaujolais hills and notably Mount Brouilly. Said view is enhanced by an old ornamental pond containing various species of goldfish. An old clay tennis court, in need of restoration works, is separated from the garden by some majestic cedar trees over one hundred years old. At the end of the esplanade, in a little romantic garden, stone steps go down to another round ornamental pond.
A lane on the other side of the chateau leads to an old walled, south-facing orchard. This could easily take a swimming pool or a vegetable garden; several wells and boreholes are but waiting to be used once again.
The outbuildings are composed of three buildings which, with a stone wall on the fourth side, form a square courtyard that opens on either side via large carriage gates. They adjoin the chateau on its north side and stand at the entrance to the estate. They comprise the old buildings used for wine-making purposes. Constructed from stone, they span two levels and are topped with a gable roof covered with flat red tiles. The wing, on the north side, comprises an old bread oven, a shed as well as a covered gallery in use as garages on the ground floor. The first floor was once a tobacco-drying shed. It is protected by carved wooden balustrades and the floor is covered with old terracotta tiles. Following on and forming the corner of the courtyard, is a house used as accommodation for the grape-pickers. It spans a floor surface area of approx. 200 m² and could easily be transformed into offices or flats. The ground floor comprises an entrance hall with a superb stone stairway, a large refectory, a kitchen, a bathroom with two showers, two wash-hand basins and a separate toilet. The stairway leads to a mezzanine with a vast room under a cathedral ceiling. It awaits renovation. Upstairs, two large bedrooms have terracotta floor tiles and fireplaces.
The old fermenting room adjoins the chateau. It is of an impressive size and still houses its old concrete vats. It could easily be used once again or be transformed into a function room for organising events.
The south-facing wing is laid out in an L-shape with the chateau as seen from the leisure garden. On the courtyard side, it houses two dwellings as well as an artist’s studio. The bigger of the two dwellings, spanning approx. 115 m², comprises a lounge, with a monumental fireplace and old terracotta floor tiles, three bedrooms with three bathrooms and a large kitchen. It has an entrance on the courtyard side via a stone stairway. The second dwelling, spanning approx. 80 m², comprises a large entrance hall, a lounge, a bedroom with a fireplace, a shower room and a kitchen. Above these dwellings is an artist’s studio awaiting renovation as well as huge attics awaiting conversion. On the garden side of this wing are two old stables.
The vines with their AOC classification
The continuous vineyard, spanning approx. 7 hectares, surrounds the chateau parklands. It is classified as AOC Beaujolais-Villages. The south-facing vines are planted partly on the hillside and partly on level ground. Several tracks and low stone walls separate and connect the plots, thus creating a landscape typical of the Beaujolais region. This meticulously kept vineyard yields a large, good quality harvest. The wine-making is carried out off-site but the wine is marketed under a label belonging to the estate.
The vine-grower’s cottage
This old vine-grower’s cottage, with architecture typical of the Beaujolais region, spans approx. 160 m² of living space. This 2-storey house is constructed from stone. The facade is decorated with a wide arched porch way and stone steps leading up to the front door. The old bread oven is housed in a little outbuilding, adjoining the cottage. Fully renovated and converted, this house comprises two dwellings, one of which is currently rented and generates monthly income. The leisure garden faces south and each dwelling has its own entrance.
This chateau is a reflection of the entire Beaujolais region with its colourful relief that changes with the seasons, featuring rows of vine stock. The view from the esplanade on the facade side stretches for as far as they eye can see. Mount Brouilly evokes pleasures that can be appreciated without going so far as they are to be found on site in the form of an excellent Beaujolais-Villages wine. The vines that produce it are planted around the parklands of the residence, itself, still in its original condition. The outbuildings exude character. Some of them have already been renovated and currently generate income in addition to that produced by the meticulously run vineyard.
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|Land registry surface area||8 ha 88 a 30 ca|
|Main building surface area||350 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||700 m2|
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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.