Exceptional property with 2000 years of history amidst a protected area! Winery…, Hérault, Occitanie
This truly exceptional Wine property has more then 2000 years of history. The site has until today preserved its environment despite being close to all infrastructure and the Mediterranean Sea. The Château with park has kept its charm and privacy. Besides the wine business with top quality wines awarded regularly and sold all over the world, the property offers a high quality hospitality business. Huge further development possibilities. The domaine with a total of 87ha has today 12ha of organic vineyard in AOC and 25ha further rights to plant which are part of the further 41ha arable land; there are as well 30ha of scrubland and wood and of course beautiful olive trees for personal oil production. Only a visit will give an overview about the potential of this property!Description of the buildings The Château offers about 670m² living area on 3 levels. Ground floor: Entrance hall 32m² with beautiful terrazzo floor and stone staircase leading to the upper floors, lounge 33m² with marble fireplace and parquet floor, library/billiard room 35m² with marble fireplace and parquet floor, dining room 35 m² with beautiful original painted tiles and marble fireplace, all high ornamented ceilings, kitchen 22m² with barbecue and a staircase to a basement with the heating room and further storage, corridor, pantry and laundry 30m², service staircase, WC, study 15m². First floor: landing 22m², master suite 33m² with marble fireplace and en-suite bathroom 15m², bedroom 27m² with fireplace and en-suite bathroom 13m², bedroom 17m² with en-suite shower room 6m², 2 further bedrooms 16m² and 17m², ironing room and storage room, corridor. Second floor: there are today a certain number of bedrooms which need to be restored and some redistributed in adding bathroom/WC facilities. A good potential for at least another 5 en-suite bedrooms. 3rd floor: tower space 55m² in need of work could become a small apartment or 2 en-suite bedrooms.
Gîte 1 On the ground floor there is a nice lounge, dining room and kitchen, upstairs are 5 en-suite bedrooms. Own independent terrace overlooking the vineyard. One of the 5 bedrooms can be split off this apartment and opened up to the 2 bedroom accommodation, becoming then a 4 bedroom Gîte. Private swimming pool.
Gîte 2 On the ground floor there is a nice lounge, dining room and kitchen, upstairs are 2 en-suite bedrooms. Own independent terrace overlooking the vineyard. As mentioned above, this apartment can become a 3 bedroom apartment just by opening a door.
Gîte 3 On the ground floor there is a nice lounge, dining room and kitchen, upstairs are 3 en-suite bedrooms. Private swimming pool with terrace and pergola, car shed.
Former stable reception room with 6 B&B Ground floor: reception room 230m² in perfect condition, plus kitchen, sanitary WC, all conforming to the norms 1st floor: 5 B&B which are bedrooms with an en-suite bath or shower room. There is a further suite being the 6th B&B.
Spa A spa with Jacuzzi and two saunas is in the same building as the 2 Gîtes, totally independent.
Swimming pool area A large heated swimming pool of 12m x 6m with its electric cover, a pool house and terraces are there to serve clients pleasure. The beautiful greenhouse from 1901 is just next to it and is with the park together the relaxing background in a flowered garden.
Staff houses At the entrance of the property is a large building divided into 2 houses with an office and two 3 bedroom staff accommodations.
Other not used buildings for commercial touristic activity There are 2 stables, saddlery, forge, former carpentry building and an old hunting lodge which are today in the zoning where further commercial projects could be developed, subject to planning permit. Surface about 1000m².
Agriculture buildings (for those buildings only the footprint is indicated as surface although most of them are very high and could easily double the surface!) - 3 wine cellar buildings of total about 1200m² with tanks for 50.000hl of which only a few thousand of hl have been used the past years - Tasting room, sales shop - Storage cellar 350m² - Hangar for agriculture material 450m²
Grounds The total grounds are about 87ha of which 12ha are actually vineyards, further are 41ha of arable land as well as 30ha of scrubland and wood and of course beautiful olive trees for personal oil production. The Château and its park with the rare species, some of them 200 to 300 years old, are enclosed and with all the buildings together, the hamlet covers about 4ha.
Business and equipments The vineyards are AOC and have the organic label. Every year the wine gets various awards. The top quality is the base for the successful sale of bottles mainly in Europe and some Overseas countries. The further right to plant of 20ha would be part of the 41ha arable land. The arable land is planted with cereal which is organic as well.
All materiel and equipment are part of the sale as well as the entire stock is included in the sales price. The gîtes and B&B as well the reception room stay fully furnished. This activity has just started and is still under development. The only items not included are the furniture in the Château since they are private. Please note that only the shares of the companies can be purchased, please ask for further information.
There is a possibility to buy more land in the neighbourhood.
General condition The Chateau as it stands today has been built in 1880 and has been continuously looked after. It is in very good condition on the ground floor and first floor. Maybe just the kitchen and plumbing would benefit from updating to your taste. All original elements are still there and in perfect condition, such as floors, fireplaces, staircase, wooden panelling, wall and ceiling decoration, doors with handles etc. The second floor needs total renovation. The joineries are wooden simple glazing, wooden shutters, alarm with video surveillance.
The tourism activity (2 Gîtes, 6 B&B and the reception area, Spa and pool area) have been recently created and are totally renovated with top quality materials such as oak, marble. All those accommodations have a very high standard, offering the comfort of a **** Hotel. All comply with the actual required norms and are fully functional. Alarm system. The business is just about to take off.
The various empty stone buildings which could be developed into further accommodation, depending on your projects, are all sound and in rather very good structural condition.
The buildings connected with the wine business which are currently used of which the vats are only a small part are also in very good condition and conform to current regulations.
Some technical information 6 wells feed the Château with water which doesn't have a filter system or special treatment today; there is a septic tank which might need updating. The buildings dedicated for the actual touristic business have their own water feed with cheap agriculture water which gets filtered and UV-treated to become perfect drinking water. Those buildings have their own waste treatment applying to the regulations. The property disposes about triple phase electricity.
Comments This large and beautiful property offers a prestigious luxury home and is a good tool to further develop various commercial activities (wine, tourism, golf, equestrian etc. to give just some ideas), based on the actual activities, the huge potential and thanks to the extraordinary geographical location sea, cities, airports, motorway, railway - all nearby but far enough to have peace!!
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