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Fully restored Fifteenth Century Chateau and working vineyard

Property reference: R000078
Perigord Pourpre, Dordogne

 

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AOC Bergerac vineyard and chateau for sale

  • Stunning Medieval Chateau, 5 bedrooms
  • plus Staff Apartment in chateau
  • plus three bed cottage
  • plus one bed cottage, plus studio
  • 16 hectare vineyard
  •  Numerous outbuildings

 

Summary

Located within striking distance of Bergerac, this prestigious chateau and vineyard offers a beautifully restored chateau dating back to the 15th century with a host of assets. 
 
The core of the property is set in a large garden fully enclosed by the original fortified walls, offering both privacy and security for young kids and pets. Also within the walls lies a chapel, sufficient to seat over 50, the heated swimming pool, and a separate pigeonnier tower. To one side, and set around a separate courtyard is the chai for winemaking, storage & equipment barns, and guardians’ apartment, with the winemaker’s cottage off to a flank. In addition to the main collection of buildings there is an impressive manége close by – started in the 1940’s but never finished, offering further potential to expand. 
 
The chateau itself has been lovingly restored to offer 5 formal bedrooms, all of which have ensuites, as well as an additional staff suite on the ground floor. The bedrooms are complemented by wonderful formal reception rooms as befits such a home. The property offers an unusual combination of access, privacy and wonderful views over the Dordogne valley. The 16 hectare vineyard surrounds the chateau, plus an additional 20 hectares or so of pasture – ideal for horses. The wine itself is highly regarded, with AOC Cotes de Bergerac white, red and rosé.

 
In Detail…

 

ENTRANCE HALL   11.69m (38'4") x 4.92m (16'2")
Two windows to front, open fireplace with stone surround and cast- iron wood burning stove with glass door, original terracotta tiled floor, ceiling with exposed beams, stairs, door to:

DINING ROOM   7.47m (24'6") x 4.71m (15'5")
Window to front, window to side, open fireplace with stone surround, original terracotta tiled floor, ceiling with exposed beams, secret door to stone spiral staircase to First Floor, door to:

DRAWING ROOM   7.37m (24'2") x 6.12m (20'1")
Open fireplace with ornate surround, original terracotta tiled floor, double door to Main Entrance Hall, French doors to garden, open plan to:

ANTE ROOM   6.87m (22'6") x 4.19m (13'9")
Window to rear, fireplace, original terracotta tiled floor, French doors to garden, door back to Main Entrance Hall.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM   7.62m (25') x 4.76m (15'7")
Fitted with a matching range of base and eye level units, Belfast sink unit, built-in dishwasher, gas double oven range, two windows and French door to front, tiled floor, ceiling with exposed beams, door to:

SECOND KITCHEN  8.06m (26'5") x 3.53m (11'7")
Offering a more commercial facility, this kitchen is fitted with a matching range of base units, stainless steel sink, space for cooker, window to side, tiled floor, ceiling with exposed beams, French doors to courtyard, door to walk-in storage cupboard.

MASTER BEDROOM   7.54m (24'9") x 6.16m (20'3")
Fireplace, floorboards original, ceiling with exposed beams, part glazed double door with railings overlooking garden, door to Private Lobby offering access to tower with stone spiral stairs, and:

FIRST FLOOR - LANDING   13.27m (43'6") x 5.97m (19'7")
Three windows to side overlooking the vineyard courtyard, floorboards, ceiling with exposed beams, doors to all bedrooms on the first floor.  Off the Landing is a walk-in Linen Cupboard

EN-SUITE BATHROOM   3.44m (11'3") x 1.88m (6'2")
With bath with shower attachment over and glass screen, wash hand basin and close coupled WC, heated towel rail, window to front, tiled floor.

BEDROOM 2   7.47m (24'6") x 4.28m (14'1")
Original floorboards, ceiling with exposed beams, window to rear overlooking valley, door to:

EN-SUITE BATHROOM to Bedroom 2   2.65m (8'8") x 2.01m (6'7")
With bath with shower attachment over and glass screen, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC, heated towel rail, part glazed double door with railings.

BEDROOM 3   4.60m (15'1") x 4.06m (13'4")
Window to rear, fitted carpet, recessed storage cupboard, door to:

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 2.11m (6'11") x 1.99m (6'6")
Shower, wash hand basin and WC with heated towel rail, tiled floor.

BEDROOM 4   4.14m (13'7") x 4.08m (13'5")
Window to rear, fitted carpet, ceiling with exposed beams, door to:

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 2.03m (6'8") x 1.99m (6'6")
Shower, wash hand basin and WC with heated towel rail, window to rear, tiled floor.

BEDROOM 5   5.48m (18') x 4.78m (15'8")
Window to front, fireplace, floorboards, ceiling with exposed beams.

EN-SUITE BATHROOM to Bedroom 5   3.45m (11'4") x 2.03m (6'8")
With bath with shower attachment over and glass screen, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC, ceramic tiled floor, sloping ceiling with Velux skylight.

THE ROUND TOWER     
The Round Tower houses a magnificent stone spiral staircase that connects external door and secret door to the dining room on the ground floor, the private lobby between Master Bedroom and its ensuite on the first floor, and the attic above.

ATTIC     
Extending almost the entire footprint of the chateau, and split into two principle rooms, the attic has both the area and height to be further developed if required (STPP). It already has several windows openings.

OFFICE - Ground Floor   4.50m (14'9") max x 3.80m (12'6")
With window overlooking the vineyard courtyard, and tiled floor.  Accessed from an inner hallway that connects Second Kitchen, all three rooms of the Staff Apartment, and with a discreet door that opens back on to the Main Entrance Hall.

BEDROOM 7 /  Staff Apartment   5.26m (17'3") x 3.92m (12'10")
Fully renovated but more functional in feel, this apartment is located discreetly on the ground floor adjacent to the vineyard courtyard. Currently used as a self-contained staff suite, it would equally make a great 'Granny Annex'.

BEDROOM 6 / Staff Apartment   3.99m (13'1") x 3.27m (10'9")
Window to rear with great views, tiled floor, door to:

ENSUITE BATHROOM to Staff Apartment     
Bath with separate shower over, wash hand basin, and. Window to north elevation.

SWIMMING POOL   12m x 6m, heated
The swimming pool is conveniently located within the walled garden, and whilst it enjoys fabulous views over the Dordogne valley, offers complete privacy. It is heated, measures 12m by 6m, offers Roman Steps, underwater lights, and is surrounded by a fence which, we are lead to believe, conforms to AFNOR standards.

FAMILY CHAPEL     
Situated between chateau and swimming pool, this chapel has been renovated to the same high standard as the principal buildings and is ideally suited to small receptions and will seat up to 50.

WALLED GARDEN     
The chateau and its formal garden are set within the original fortified walls. The long drive passes through part of the vineyard and enters through magnificent castle gates.

FARMHAND'S COTTAGE   3 bedrooms
A one-bedroomed cottage over two floors, flanking the vineyard courtyard.

WINEMAKER'S COTTAGE   3 bedrooms
A three bedroomed cottage, with integral garage, that has been built very recently and now enjoys wonderful views over the valley. It is located close to the main body of buildings, but is discreetly out of view.

TRACTOR BARN   Dims to follow
Large tractor barn with workshop and additional storage.

CHAI
Equipped with recently-acquired stainless steel fermentation tanks. Full details to follow

BANQUET HALL     
The Banquest Hall serves two purposes - covered storage where orders are prepared prior to despatch, but also a Banquest Hall for large functions. It opens onto the Vineyard Courtyard, and has large interconnecting doors to:

CHILLED STORAGE AREA

VINEYARD   16 hectares
The vineyard is planted with a mixture of grape varieties, providing a splendid backdrop to the property. The full details (including grape varieties, ages of vines, areas, spacing and yields are available on request.

MANEGE     
Located just outside the chateau grounds, the manege was started in the 1940's but works were halted during the war. Currently a shell without walls, it offers great potential to be renovated - but conversely is just as fun left as is.

BUSINESS DETAILS   Available on request
Previous years' accounts are available on request. Please note that there are significant tax advantages in owning a commercial enterprise - again, please enquire. The property comes with the core of staff required to run the business, including 'Chef des Vignes' and part-time chateau manager.

SETTING   Edge of Village
The property is situated on the edge of a pretty village with good amenities - a school, bar/restaurant, epicerie etc.

 

Proximities:
Bergerac Intl Airport 20 mins, Bordeaux 1hr 20 mins,  

 

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Chateau
11 bedrooms
9 bathrooms
6 receptions
920 m² habitable space
400000
  land area

 

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