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(24) Dordogne

Delightful 18th C. Chartreuse & vineyard for sale


Reception Rooms: 3
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 7
Land: 34 ha

Reference: E9-KP004
£ 2,145,084
$ 2,767,434

Delightful Chartreuse with a fully operational AOC Pécharmant vineyard for sale This beautiful vineyard estate situated in the prized AOC Pécharmant appellation near Bergerac consists of a handsome 9 bedroom 18th century chartreuse in honey coloured stone, set in 34 hectares including 14ha of vines, 7 hectares of ancient park land, woods and meadows.

The chartreuse is entered through a private courtyard and opens out on to a terrace overlooking the beautiful park with ancient trees on the other side. The light and spacious entrance hall leads through to the kitchen and dining room with the original terracotta tiled floors and wood panelling. There is 565m2 of habitable surface area.

Ground Floor: A formal salon with parquet floor and fireplace, a billiard room, two spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and the offices.
First Floor A generous landing leads to four further bedrooms, each with their ensuite bathrooms. The property has retained its original features throughout and all rooms have fireplaces. The rooms are well proportioned, spacious and light. The far wing of the chartreuse contains a separate apartment with 3 bedrooms , two bathrooms, kitchen and living room.

Oil fired Central heating. The nearest railway station, shops etc are 5 minutes away and the nearest airport, only 10 minutes. There is a golf course 20 minutes away.

7 hectares of park planted during the 18th century surrounds the Chartreuse with a range of beautiful mature trees. Adjoining the main house is a large garage with original bread oven in working order. Across the courtyard attractive outbuildings house the winemaking equipment, barrel store, storage shed, bottling area and wine tasting room. The cement vats have a capacity of 1727hl which can store three harvests. All the wine making and growing equipment is included in the sale. A pleasant stroll through the park, which includes 200 year old yew trees brings one to the vineyards.

14ha of Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc planted in equal proportions on sandy and gravel soil. The vines are planted at a density of 5000 vines per hectare, conforming to current EU norms, with an average age of 15 years. These produce an average of 90,000 bottles per year and there is a well established commercial network to sell them. The chateau produces a range of three wines, that retail at 18.80€ (Cuvée Spéciale matured in oak vats), 9.90€ and 6.00€. The wines have an excellent reputation , have one numerous prizes and have an established local and international clientèle. There is the possibility to plant 6 further hectares of vines in the AOC Pécharmant appellation and the chai could easily be extended to accommodate this. The Pécharmant AOC appellation is very small and exclusive, having a total of 350 hectares in the appellation and has the particularity of producing only red wines.

This property represents a fantastic commercial opportunity for someone wanting an up and running vineyard well suited also to a hospitality business with potential for expansion. It could equally make a comfortable family home for a wine lover, being conveniently located with walking distance of the centre of Bergerac. Bergerac airport is just 15 minutes away, convenient for flights to UK, Rotterdam and Brussels.