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(33) Gironde

Superb 17th C. Riverside Château - 5 Gites.


Reception Rooms: 4
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 9
Land: 5.8 ha

Reference: E9-1493846
£ 2,203,250
$ 2,842,475

Exclusive to our French colleagues. Luxury Bordeaux Château for sale dating back to the 17th Century with wonderful river views. The property is set in 5.8 hectares of land with park, woodland and river frontage. The Chateau features grand reception rooms with period features and seven/eight bedrooms each ensuite with bathrooms with additional scope to create more.

In the gardens there is swimming pool, outbuildings, parking area and the possibility of creating a jetty on the riverside.

The Château:
Ground Floor: Double half glazed doors lead into the spacious Entrance hall providing access to the two wings and a magnificent stone staircase to first floor. To the right: Vast Salon 60m2 with marble fireplace and parquet floor leading to drawing room/billiard room of 20m2 and a study/library of 25m2. On the other side of the entrance hall to the left is a 48m2 dining room with massive stone fireplace. A corridor leads to the kitchen adjacent which is fully equipped, modern and stylish. In same corridor leading to the large entertaining terrace is a utility room and a WC.

First Floor;
Upstairs there are 7 large bedrooms each with their own bathroom.

Second Floor: On the top floor there is a very large well renovated fully self contained staff apartment.

The estate has a number of guest suites or "gites" that have been renovated from original stone barns and store houses. Overlooking the river there are two gites each fully self contained and next to the swimming pool. The upper gite has giant
picture windows looking down the river. On the other side of the gardens there are stone buildings. Some are used for storage but a large wing has been converted to provide two self contained suites. In the woodlands a fifth gite has been newly built providing more guest accommodation in a Swiss chalet style with views across the grounds and down the river.

Hospitality Business
Over the past 7 years the current owners have developed a significant hospitality business for luxurious accommodation on the
outskirts of the world famous village of St Emilion and its vineyards. The business is now stable and generating about 300,000
Euros revenue per year from a season of approximately 6 months. Despite the limitations of bed and breakfast operations (5
bedrooms only) the business has had success by expanding an additional 5 gites enabling it to have a total of 10 guest rooms.
The infrastructure is outstanding and extremely well suited for efficient hospitality even providing a self contained staff
apartment on the third floor.

The current owners have completed a comprehensive renovation of this XVIIth century château including major infrastructure and
exterior envelope as well as all interiors and utilities. Investment has been made in the garden areas too including a tiny line of
vines. In the woodlands a luxury cabin has been constructed with outstanding viewing deck adjacent.

The grounds extends to 5.8 hectares and includes a park with mature trees, shrubs, planters and a large enclosed swimming pool as well as a lily pond. Woodlands rise up a slope behind the Château affording incredible views from a deck constructed to take advantage of the view for entertaining. There are also some vines .

Adjacent to the river frontage there is a strip of land which also belongs to the estate.
The property benefits from a riverside position, just ten minutes from St Emilion but within a short stroll of an excellent baker and first class restaurant. Bordeaux is approximately 40 minutes away and the airport at Bergerac can be reached in under an hour.
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