Saint-Jeoire-PrieurÃ© Chateau / Mansion For Sale
Ref. code: p-Fr-00210-113
Step back in time and feel the history as you enter into the parkland that this beautiful chateau sits in. The chateau dates back to the 16th century, with the original vaulted caves still intact. The entire building is full of character and has a wonderful feeling of timelessness. There are also three further properties including an 800m2 wine producing cellar/cave. -
THE CHATEAU The large entrance hall and long corridors set the scene of impending grandeur and it does not disappoint with its elegant lines and large windows. It is laid out over 3 floors which provide an impressive 1000m2 of living space and in addition there is an entire floor under the roof which could be renovated plus the caves below. It has been in the same family for many years and as such is essentially a family home. In its current layout it provides six enormous bedrooms all with bathroom facilities plus 2 small bedrooms, and it could be rearranged to provide many more. In addition it has three large, elegant reception rooms, large kitchen and servants daily quarters on the ground floor.
On the first floor there is a gallery hall off which are three bedrooms and in addition there are 2 further large rooms which are currently used as a gym and a dressing room. On the second floor you have the same spacious gallery hall which feels very indulgent and a further three large bedrooms and again a dressing room and 2 small bedrooms. The roof space is yet to be converted and if done would provide another 300m2 odd of habitable space.
The underground floor, the caves, house the central heating and the original caves which were dug out in the 16th century to hold the wine produced here by the already busy wine business. All the windows look towards parkland and the hazy mountains beyond. The parkland is large enough for a swimming pool, tennis courts and a helipad to be added ' in fact large enough for a variety of activities to be catered for. In addition there is a clear area for parking of about 40 cars at the entrance of the chateau, a very practical and attractive arrangement.
It is a very special location and easily accessible from all round the world with Geneva an hour away. Annecy 35 mins away, Chambery just 20mins away and in addition the airports and cities of Lyon and Grenoble also within an hour. If you add in the world famous ski resort of the Three Valleys an hour's drive away and it all adds up to a seriously commercial location ' build a helipad and you can reach all the above mentioned locations in less than 10mins. In fact a helicopter could have you in Courchevel 1850 and skiing from the heliport at the top of the resort almost quicker than catching some of the ski lifts! There is also a thermal spa nearby and it is surrounded by golf courses.
This could be a perfect location for a unique wine producing boutique hotel or a simply sumptuous family holding from which you can enjoy the fruits of this stunning region. THE VINEYARD Producing 26,000 bottles of wine a year this is the largest vineyard in Savoie with 5ha of producing vineyards and 2 further ha to produce. The region is less well known than many but as more and more enthusiastic tourists flood to the mountains both summer and winter to escape the crowds, the popularity and quality of this wine is growing.
There are some stunning Savoyard wines to choose from if you take time to discover them. Here we have an AOC production with the labelled origin of Vin de Savoie using grapes Roussette and Mondeuse. Importantly the current owners are happy to guide the new owners through for 2 or three years and introduce them to all their contacts and suppliers or, as an alternative they can arrange for other growers to run the vineyards to protect the heritage and label and leave the property with a working wine label. OTHER PROPERTY The vineyards are close to the 'cave' , an 800m2 working wine cellar with tanks, barrels and wine making machines, a fascinating building with a mix of old and new wine making techniques in play and integral to the chateau's prestige and standing.
Opposite this is a charming habitable house of 160m2 with another small cellar of 70m2 which is often used for wine tasting. Next to the chateau is an unusual tower house used to house guests simply consisting of 2 bedrooms with bathrooms. SUMMARY So all in all there is enormous potential. There is work to be done, properties need some restoration, however with an investment this could produce a very interesting return and become a truly prestigious and historic residential or commercial chateau. In addition it is already a commercial wine venture and could be a luxury boutique hotel as just one of the possibilities. However as it is it is a charming and engaging family holding.
Why a commercial venture here Rhone Alps Economy: GDP exceeding 145bn, comparable to a country such as Poland 10% of France's GDP Higher growth rate than French average France's number two region for GDP, per capita GDP or purchasing power, after Paris area In 13th position in the European Union for GDP, ahead of Catalonia or Lazio Wide range of industries, protecting it from economic cycles 2.4 million employees in more than 365,000 companies Unemployment rate 2% lower than national average. Rhone-Alpes accounts for almost 1% of world trade!
- Phone: +39 0184 26.16.87
- Price: € 3.675.000
- Ref. code: p-Fr-00210-113
- Type: Villas