residences for sale gironde - area around blaye in france

A 25 ha vineyard and its Directory style residence
in the Côtes-de-Blaye area
Bordeaux, GIRONDE aquitaine 33000 FR


On the sunny hillsides that look down on the Garonne Valley, in a landscape of vines featuring thick hedges and copses. Some fifty kilometres to the north of Bordeaux, with its TGV train station and Mérignac airport. All amenities are to be found in the town of Blaye, less than 10 km away, or in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, about 20 km away. Royan and the beaches on the Atlantic coast are a little more than an hour’s drive away.


This property spans 27 hectares of vines, 18 continuous hectares of which are laid out around the residence, surrounded by its garden. It is reached via a narrow, little-used country lane, at a distance from the secondary road. It comprises a 19th century, large, luxurious home, spanning approx. 340 m² of living space, and a group of outbuildings, spanning approx. 645 m², linked to the wine-growing activity: wine storehouses, offices, a tasting room and a staff flat. The property also includes a few older outbuildings in ruins, spanning approx. 560 m², and a neglected swimming pool.

The house

The white stone house comprises a ground floor and an upstairs under the rafters. The facade is flanked by two turrets at the ends. On the east side, the upstairs is enhanced by the presence of three shed dormers. The house is designed so that the daily way of life is separate from that of the farming vocation. The layout of the buildings forms a private garden, communicating with the tasting room. The overall layout is such that none of the buildings are hidden from view.

Ground floor
A luminous, exposed stone vestibule opens into a large, perpendicular corridor providing access on either side to the rooms. On the right-hand side, a lounge, receiving the morning sun and opening on to the garden, has a white stone fireplace and old herringbone pattern parquet flooring. Straight on, a 34 m² dining room and an adjoining, modern, 20 m² kitchen, complete with a built-in barbecue, take advantage of the late afternoon sunshine. In addition, more than 30 m² include a pantry, a laundry room and a scullery.
On the left-hand side of the entrance hall are two large bedrooms, facing one another, as well as a bathroom with a dressing room area, a shower room and a separate toilet at the end of the corridor.

First floor
A wooden stairway, set between partition walls, with a varnished wood handrail and wrought cast iron balusters goes upstairs. It leads to a corridor symmetrical to that on the ground floor. With its wide strip parquet flooring, it provides access to three adjoining bedrooms, of a good size, each featuring an east-facing roof dormer. One of said bedrooms provides access to a fourth bedroom, also on the east side, illuminated via a skylight. These four rooms are flanked on either side by the two square turrets. The turret on the south side is taken up by an oratory with an arched window adorned with stained glass; that on the north side comprises a bathroom, in need of attention. On the west side, the space under the rafters, spanning approx. 50 m², is used as an attic.

The garden

The garden extends over more than 2,000 m² on either side of the house, thus protecting it with its verdant surroundings from any potential nuisances linked to the wine-growing activity. Boxwood hedges meander amidst the tall trees, including magnolia, oak and others. It communicates with a patio covered with a pergola, used for tasting purposes. This arrangement produces the effect of an inner garden combining flowers and trees as well as exotic and rustic plants.

The outbuildings

Three outbuildings are used for wine-growing activities: a wine storehouse, a building with an office as well as a staff flat and opposite, closing the courtyard, a barn converted into a tasting room. At a distance, to the rear of the house, an old farm in ruins, spanning more than 500 m², conceals a neglected swimming pool.

This renovated building, spanning 450 m² and comprising two fermenting rooms, is aligned with the house. It is fitted with two stainless steel vats and large wooden barrels.
A vast barn has been converted into an 80 m² tasting room with a large, glazed, through room providing visitors and outside caterers with an elegant décor, consisting of a monumental stone fireplace, exposed beams and joists and Gironde stone floor tiles. This room provides access to a semi-professional kitchen as well as bathroom and toilet facilities for both men and women. At the other end, it is possible to store up to 60,000 bottles in a dispatch room.
A third adjoining building comprises an 80 m² office and a private storeroom on the ground floor as well as an 80 m² staff flat upstairs. This comprises a very large living room, a bedroom and a bathroom.
Former rural farm
This series of buildings in ruins spans more than 1,500 m² of abandoned dwellings, outbuildings, cowsheds and barns which constituted a rehabilitation project a few years ago. They all require major renovation works.
The swiming pool
The swimming pool is in a very poor state of repair.

The vineyard

2 registered trademarks.
50% of production is exported.

2 registered trademarks: “Château Cantinot” and “Château Capron”.
Awards: The 2009 vintage obtained 18/20 in the Decanter World Wine Award competition.
“Hong Kong Sommelier Asia 2014” gave awards to the 2010 vintage of Cantinot and Orbite.
50% of production is exported.

The vineyard extends over 32 hectares, 25 hectares of which are planted with vines in the immediate proximity of the chateau; vine planting rights exist on a further 3 hectares. The furthest plots are 4 km away.
Comprising Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet-Franc stock, the vineyard is planted in a soil comprising a mixture of aggregate, sand, clay and limestone. One plot planted with Merlot stock has a vein of the famous “blue clay”, a much sought-after soil, renowned in the Pomerol area.
Natural grass between the rows; mechanical weeding. The ground is turned every third row. Reasoned culture principles. Mechanical grape picking. Sorting is carried out on a vibration table.

Number of hectares: 25
Merlot: 18.05 ha
Cabernet-Sauvignon: 5.32 ha
Malbec: 1.58 ha
Cabernet-Franc: 0.61 ha

Age moyen des vignes
27 years
Nombre de pieds à l'hectare
5,000 stock = 35%
4,500 stock = 30%
3,500 stock = 20%
2,700 stock = 15%

Our opinion

The property delimits an area with good soil where the daily workload is combined with the requirements of private life in a delightful, reasonably-sized residence. The layout of the buildings makes it possible to work near to the vines whilst maintaining clearly separate, private areas for the residents, especially as the property is at a distance not only from other houses but also from the secondary road. Its highly functional organisation and the qualities provided by the soil guarantee vast development potential. In addition, the bare building land and the ruins awaiting restoration are like blank pages to be filled in line with the new owners’ imaginations.

4 000 000 € Honoraires de négociation inclus
3 773 600 € Honoraires exclus
Honoraires de 6% TTC à la charge de l'acquéreur

Voir le Barème d'Honoraires

Reference 428811

Land registry surface area 27 ha
Surface of the vines 25 ha
Main building surface area 342 m2
Outbuilding surface area 647 m2

Regional representative

Matthieu de Boussac       +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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